Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Member Name: m_illie
Advantages: Taste, price
Disadvantages: Nutrition - or lack thereof
I am a massive fan of chocolate and sometimes peanuts and so a Snickers Bar seems like the perfect combination of these two flavours. I'm a pretty rare breed in that I don't actually like peanut butter but I don't mind peanut themselves and so I'm lucky that Snickers Bars have whole crunchy peanuts in their products which are a nice crisp texture. The chocolate bar is not only milk chocolate and peanuts however as there is also a layer of nougat. The nougat is covered with roasted peanuts and a layer of caramel and then it's covered in relatively thin layer of chocolate which is a nice consistency as its not too much to overpower the other flavours.
Snickers Bars can be bought in individual bars, packs of four/eight and can also be found in boxes of Celebrations with other chocolate products from the Mars brand (of which Snickers falls under) like Caramel, Mars, Galaxy, Maltesers etc. I like that there is a reasonable amount of variety in how you can buy the product as it means you can get one for yourself as a treat or perhaps buy a pack for the whole family to dip into.
A single Snickers Bar will usually cost you between 50-80p depending on the price range of the store you're visiting. I tend to buy them in packs of four as you can often get a lot more for your money, like for example I bought a pack of four today for £1. This is much better value for money, although a single bar is in the range of all other chocolate bars so its not really that expensive if you compare it to its peers.
Overall I do like Snickers Bars and think they're a nice chocolate bar to treat myself to from time to time. The flavour can become a bit samey if you have too many, but this wont be a problem for most people as not many eat chocolate as regularly as me. One issue I do have with Snickers is that compared to other chocolate bars they are quite a bit more calorific and this may be a problem for some (they include 271 calories and 13.6 grams of fat). But I do feel that when eaten irregularly as a treat this isn't too much of an issue. The bar has a nice consistency and there is the right balance between peanut and chocolate without overpowering the other and of course they taste great too.
Summary: A nice peanut chocolate bar