REVIEW: Snickers Crisper

Snickers Crisper

Chocolate. Caramel. Peanuts. Nougat. Perfection.

You can’t improve on perfection, but adding crisp rice pieces to a Snickers bar certainly can’t be a bad thing.

Enter Snickers Crisper – crisp rice, milk chocolate, caramel, peanuts and…

Hold on. Let me just flip the bag over and see if it says “nougat” somewhere. Surely they couldn’t have removed the nougat.

I don’t see it. Ha. This must be a typo. I can’t believe they would send out a bag like this with such a mistake, but I’ll let it slide. They were probably rushing them to the shelves for the holidays.

Let me just take a quick bite and confirm that there is indeed the delicious nougat I’ve become accustomed to in a Snickers bar.

Mmmm. Oh yeah. Good crunch, familiar Snickers taste, and…

It’s not there.

It’s not there?!

Remain calm. It’s gotta be in there somewhere. I will find the nougat! Let me just take one more bite.

There’s no nougat. What a tragedy. I assumed this was just a nice Snickers bar with some crispy rice thrown in for additional crunch… but no noug…

Sorry about that, I passed out from shock.

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However, nougat omission aside, it’s delicious. There were about 15 fun-sized pieces in the bag, and I put down ten easy.

Why wouldn’t it be delicious? If the word “Snickers” is in the title, you can pretty much guarantee it’s gonna be good. It’s the same Mars chocolate you grew up with. It’s the same silky caramel you know and love, and it’s the same peanuts. I don’t really have anything fond to say about them because they’re just peanuts.

I was clearly worried that the lack of nougat would screw with the texture of the bar, but there’s still enough chocolate and caramel to keep it from being a “wafery” crisp. The ingredients still mesh well enough that you won’t even miss the nougat all that much.

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To me it tastes like a Kudos Bar. I actually got hit with a nostalgia wave when I bit in. I used to eat Kudos religiously as a kid, but haven’t had one in years. This is a Kudos Snickers bar covered in chocolate.

Keeping that in mind, Snickers Crisper Bars are a different chew than normal. The crisp isn’t a bad element by any means, but these just taste and feel more like a chewy granola bar than your standard Snickers candy bar. Although these are fun size pieces, I’d recommend biting into a square and not putting the whole thing in your mouth, unless you’d like a jaw workout.

So while this new candy bar isn’t as perfect as regular Snickers, it’s really close.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 square – 100 calories, 40 calories from fat, 4.5 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein..)

Item: Snickers Crisper
Purchased Price: $3.48
Size: 10.61 oz. bag
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: It’s still basically a Snickers. Addictive. Delicious caramel. Rice crisps add a nice texture. Kudos nostalgia.
Cons: Has a texture and taste that’s more like a granola bar than candy bar. Passing out. Jaw workouts.

9 thoughts on “REVIEW: Snickers Crisper

  1. Sounds good. I totally remember those Kudos bars. But only 15 pieces in the bag? I’ll look for these on sale/paired with a coupon.

  2. Kudos bars!! They totally had those chocolate covered ones too. They’ve virtually disappeared when they started with the mix-ins from Mars Candy.

    These sound kind of like a Whatchamacallit bar, but with actual peanuts vs peanut butter. Whatchamacallit is hard to find (and my fav candy bar) – so if Crisper breaks into the scene and I can readily find it.. well, we might have a winner.

  3. There actually was a Snickers Kudos bar which, funnily enough, still had nougat in it.

    These look pretty good, but I would definitely need to find them on sale before trying them out.

  4. Maybe this is overly OCD, but shouldn’t crispy snickers have a green bag to match crispy m&m’s? Crispy m&m’s used to have a blue bag before they were discontinued and Birthday Cake and Pretzel came along in blue.

  5. Best candy bar out there by far, so delicious. I’ve have bought 3 bags in one week. I’ve been telling everyone about them. They are so addictive, u will have to practice restraint with them but , unfortunately they aren’t in all stores yet. Great job Mars Company!

  6. I bought some on a whim while grocery shopping, and it was probably the best decision I made that day.
    This is an excellent candy bar! I think the addition of crispy rice and removal of nougat makes it a little less sweet, which I appreciate. As I’ve gotten older, some of my old favorite candy have started to taste almost sickly sweet.
    It’s not very reminiscent of a snickers bar to me (maybe because of the lack of nougat), but it’s definitely a winner.

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