June 7th: Snickers Nut'n Butter Crunch

Kcal 250 Fat 15.0g Fat(sats) 6.0g Carbs 25.0g

As much as I dont like to admit it, the whole 'Limited Edition' candy craze in the US has encaptulated me. Im justifying my spend on this bar based on the fact that Chocolate Mission is currently jointly being led by the Original Snickers so it would be irresponsible of me not to review a limited edition Snickers offering...thats a good enough excuse for me anyway :D

This limited Edition Snickers offering is named the 'Nut'n Butter Crunch' and is comprised of 'milk chocolate, peanuts and creamy peanut butter taste'. This was all crammed into a 48.5g bar...a big on pack slogan states 'Snickers satisfies'...im not going to dispute this... despite its smaller size compared to the original Snickers (UK) it was more than sufficent and was a nicely portioned bar.

The wrapper had a nice colourful bold appeal whilst the bar itself had a nice asthetic look to it. The bar had a enticing cocoa smell which was further extentuated with a strong nutty note when bitten into.

As you can see above the milk chocolate coating was not the thickest....it provided a nice crisp outershell but due to the nature of the chewy centre its creamy flavour soon took very much a back seat...fortunately the centre filling was absolutely delicious.

When I was first reading about this bar on the internet I was expecting a pure peanut butter centre but when I recieved the bar I realised it was actually a peanut butter flavoured nougat...this slightly worried me as I feared for a bland tasting nougat...luckily my fears were soon put to rest as this was thankfully not the case. The nougat centre mixed a strong peanut butter flavour with a nice firm texture...what really made the nougat extra tasty though were the whole peanuts which were generously dispersed throughout. They had a fresh crunch and slightly salty flavour which made for a substantial tasty centre that was crammed with flavour.

Overall Im a big fan of peanut butter and this is genuinely a very good peanut butter flavoured bar. The combination of chewy and crunchy textures in the nougat makes for an extremely tasty and interesting centre filling. The chocolate coating is slightly lacklusture due to its small proportioning though this can be forgiven. Another thing that did slightly disappoint me was the lack of a caramel layer...unfortunately this element has been removed from this bar...I believe the extra sweetness from the caramel would provide a great combination of flavours agaisnt the slightly salted peanut elements. At the end of the day, although it could be made slightly better with a few slight adaptations this is a great tasting bar that I would recommend to Snickers, peanut butter or limited edition addicts like myself - this a bar I will be definately having again.

8.4 out of 10