S - North America - Bars

Snickers Crisper

Mars

Taste: 4

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

I often go down hard on candy varieties. Those are treats that are based on a classic candy, but with a subtle change. I don't like them most of the time because they're lazy (candy companies should be investing in brand new treats) and they're almost never as good as the original (I would take out the word "almost" but I want to cover myself). This bar has both of these problems, however I don't mind it. Objectively as a bar it's not bad, and it kind of works in the Snickers family.

I'm not saying that this is exactly like a Snickers bar only crispier, but there's certainly something Snickers like about this bar and it is crispier. The thing that's missing from this bar, as opposed to the classic Snickers, is density. Snickers is one of the most dense candy bars on the market, they sell themselves as being a tough bar, and the density is really the reason why they can pull it off. This bar is certainly not as dense, and not as filling either. The problem with this bar is the lack of peanuts. I understand that they decided to take out some of the peanuts to replace them with rice crisps, but that really changes this bar a lot from an original Snickers bar.

Flavour wise it's pretty close to a Snickers bar. Fortunately rice crisps don't really affect the flavour of most bars, so this helped keep the Snickers flavour. Sure the lack of nuts is noticeable, as compared to the flavour of a regular Snickers bar, but it still kind of works. I won't say that this bar is equal to a Snickers bar by any stretch, but it's not too bad.