Nestle Coffee Crisp

January 9, 2008 at 8:00 am 2 comments

I thought I’d stumbled across a great candy find when I found this among other international bars at Coco Moka in Houston’s airport. Then I started seeing it everywhere and realized that it wasn’t so special after all. Apparently there was a successful petition to bring them to the US, though I can’t imagine why. I know there are plenty of better tasting UK candy bars out there.

The wrapper describes the Coffee Crisp as “wafers with coffee creme center”. Upon unwrapping the bar, I was inundated by a strong smell of chocolate, bitter coffee, and wafer. The bar itself is humongous. It’s big, thick, and dense.

For all its strong coffee smell, I couldn’t taste any coffee. I pretty much tasted just wafers and poor quality chocolate. There was also a faint lingering bitterness that was very slight. If you’re going to call your bar a Coffee Crisp, shouldn’t it taste like coffee? Instead, this is pretty much all crisp, and greasy, yicky crisp at that. An O.

Cybele and Sera basically agreed with me. I know they didn’t sign that petition.

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Entry filed under: coffee, cookie, European, Nestle, O, review.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Leslie  |  January 10, 2008 at 3:32 am

    I’ve never seen this bar in Russia (although we have tons of Nestlé), but I have my own bad experience with coffee-flavored Nestlé candy. There’s a bar called “Nuts” – if I remember correctly, it’s whole hazelnuts with Snickers-like nougat covered in milk chocolate – and they recently came out with a limited-edition “Coffee Boom!” flavor. I was excited because I really like coffee-flavored things, plus it was limited edition (yes, advertisors love people like me :), but it didn’t taste like coffee AT ALL. Seriously. I didn’t think to smell it, but it tasted *exactly* like a regular Nuts bar. Now I’m boycotting Nuts on principle.

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  • 2. Blush  |  January 10, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Coffee Crisp is actually a Canadian chocolate bar; not British. And I dare you to find a Canadian who doesn’t like it! 😉

    Nestle Canada chocolate brands:
    http://www.nestle.ca/en/products/brands/coffee_crisp/index

    Nestle UK chocolate brands:
    http://www.nestle.co.uk/OurBrands/AboutOurBrands/ConfectioneryAndCakes/ConfectioneryProducts.htm

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