Product Type: Mars Chocolate
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Should you polish off this Polish bar?
Member Name: davidbuttery
Advantages: Quite cheap and decently chewy
Disadvantages: Tastes cheap too
I have to confess that I'm not a massive fan of the ordinary Twix bar. That's not to say that I hate the thing, simply that it's rarely higher on my impulse-buy list than quite a number of other chocolate bars. I'm also not a massive fan of coffee: it's a nice enough drink, but I've never got into the whole coffee-bar culture and find Starbucks' idiotic jargon to have no redeeming features whatsoever. So, why am I reviewing the coffee-flavoured Twix Cappuccino? The answer is simple: because it's there!
I first came across this bar in Poundland, of all places. Thankfully it didn't cost a whole shiny gold piece for just the one: you could pick up four of them for your quid, and 25p for a standard-sized chocolate bar is good going in anyone's book. It's not that easy to say what they might usually cost, since most of my usual chocolatey haunts seem not to stock the things, but from memory I think 45-50p is about what I've seen this bar sold for, so slightly cheaper than some but a few pence more than the standard Twix.
I don't much like the gold and silver design of the wrapper; it looks really rather dull. Silver commonly does, actually: I suspect that packaging designers come up with the pretty pictures on their computer screens and everyone goes "ooh", but it very often doesn't look nearly so good in the "flesh". The ordinary gold Twix wrapper is better, without a doubt. My bar turned out to have come from Poland, and seemed to have some sort of competition advertised, probably one where you text in, but I don't speak enough Polish to be able to tell for sure!
As most of the text on the wrapper is in Polish only, I can't really say very much about that, though it would seem that the splashed phrase "Smak na Tak" is some sort of advertising slogan. It sounds very like "Snack Attack", but I think that's just coincidence: some wrestling with a Polish dictionary suggests that it may mean something along the lines of "Taste for yes" - not that that's terribly informative, I know! Strangely, the words "limited edition" *are* in English, which doesn't seem to make a lot of sense...
At least I was able to decipher the nutritional information reasonably easily. The bar weighs a reasonably chunky 51 grams, and consists of "milk chocolate covered caramel flavoured with cappucino and biscuit", which seems clear enough, though there's no indication as to the milk or cocoa solids percentages. A bar contains 251 kcal of energy, which is around the average for chocolate. I couldn't find any confirmation that the Twix Cappuccino is suitable for vegetarians, so it's probably best to assume that it isn't.
The lacklustre impression continues as you remove the packaging. It doesn't really smell of anything much other than a slightly strange Twix; a moment's thought will tell you that it's coffee, but that's about it. As for the taste... well, as mentioned, as a non-coffee fan I'm rather biased. I was never likely to find this one of the all-time great chocolate experiences.
Even allowing for that, I honestly think that producers Mars could have done a bit better than this. If you imagine the dregs from the bottom of a very average jar of supermarket own-brand instant coffee, mixed with the usual (and admittedly not bad in texture) chewy caramel from a standard Twix, then you're just about there. One to pass over, this.
Summary: A rather lacklustre effort
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