Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Garish but tasty
Nestle Toffee Crisp
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Nestle Toffee Crisp
Advantages: Makes a nice change from you usual choccy-bar of choice
Disadvantages: Not so healthy (it's chocolate! What do you expect?)
Firstly, you're certainly not gonna overlook these on the shelf of your local Newsagent. They come dressed in a bright orange wrapper with "Toffee Crisp" emblazoned across the front in a big fat yellow and brown font. It's pretty garish to say the least but I guess in the cut-and-slash market of your local confectionary stockist Nestle didn't concern themselves with sophistication and reserve. They designed a product that to stand out in a crowd. It does just that!
Toffee Crisps have been made in the UK since 1963. I learned that little gem from the Toffee Crisp wiki page! Yes, it has one. Really, who decides to write these things? The bar is a mix of soft toffee and crisped rice, all wrapped up in a thinnish layer of Nestle chocolate and, in my humble opinion, are best eaten at room temperature. The whole fridge thing never seems to work where toffee is involved - it just makes the bar super-brittle. Because of the rice crispies that comprise a fair percentage of the bar it feels like quite a light snack compared to something that contains more biscuit or chocolate. Almost to the point that you can kid yourself into thinking that it's "healthy". Well, everything is relative! As you can imagine, the soft toffee mixes with the crisp rice (which remains crisp in the bar) to give an interesting mix of textures in the mouth.
Anyway, here are the stats to make you feel guilty (per bar):
Energy: 228 calories
Of course you'd be better off eating an apple or some sort of tofu-enriched wheat-grass smoothie, but as a chocolate bar it's not the worse thing you could choose. If you're fed up with a diet of KitKats and Mars Bars, introduce some more variety into your junk foods of choice and have an occasional Toffee Crisp. You'll be glad you did.
Summary: Suck it and see!
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