This is the first time I've received some serious swag from a candy company. I received a package in the mail that contained a Twix Coconut Bag, USB flash drive shaped like a Twix package and a small plastic coconut-shaped cup that had this Limited Edition Twix Coconut bar inside (similar to the one Rodzilla Reviews received). I think Mars must have read my Coconut M&M's post and decided it was time to pull out all the stops! In my review of Mars' Coconut M&M's I described how horrible I thought they tasted and gave them my lowest rating, a 1 out 5, "Hated It". I rarely give out that rating, but I did not like the Coconut M&M's. With that in mind, I can't say I was eager to review this version of the Twix bar.
This is one of those lessons in why you should try everything. I've always liked Twix bars, mostly for the taste, but also for the ability to share a package. It's always difficult trying to split a regular candy bar. It's messy, you often break the bar into unequal halves etc... A Twix is great for sharing because it's already divided for you. It's also relatively mess/crumb free so it's great to eat in the car. Having said all of that, I still was not looking forward to this review.
How bad was it? Well, it wasn't bad at all. It's strange, but all the things I hated about the Coconut M&M's, I liked in the Twix Coconut. The coconut smell was light and buttery. The taste seemed less fake to me, although still fake. The taste lingered for less time than the M&M's, which was an improvement. But like all the other reviews I've read, I want to know, where is the real coconut? I like Almond Joys and Mounds bars. I miss the real coconut in this Twix. I wish they would have made another layer that was somewhat cool on the tongue, light and whipped with coconut in it. Something like that would be perfect sandwiched between caramel and cookie topped in chocolate, rather than just coconut flavored caramel. I'm not sure I'd pick this version over the normal, peanut butter, caramel or java Twix, but I did like it much better than I thought I would. It flavor seemed to fit in well with the rest of the bar. I'm not sure if it was because of the cookie crunch, the different texture, or the addition of the cookie or caramel, but this is one new coconut version I liked from Mars. I think it reminded me of those Samoa Girl Scout cookies and I LOVE those. From watching the stock on store shelves, this bar is now available and seems to be popular. I watched the display in our student union over the last few weeks and it has disappeared pretty quickly. Since it is a limited edition, you should try it soon, or it may be too late.
Other reviews of this candy you should read: Candyblog, Rodzilla Reviews, Cocoa Heaven, ZOMG Candy!, Candy Gurus
Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1 package = 1 serving = 250 calories, 13g fat, 25g sugars
Price: FREE sample provided by MARS
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