REVIEW: Nestle Coffee mate Snickers Creamer

Nestle Coffee mate Snickers Creamer

Nestle has teamed up with, um, Mars to offer a Snickers-flavored coffee creamer. I’ll let the words on its 32 fluid ounce bottle tell you more, “Satisfied? You’re about to be. Because when it comes to satisfaction nobody does it like Snickers. And when it comes to creamer, nobody does it like Coffee mate. It’s a match made in peanut caramel chocolate coffee heaven.”

For those of you who don’t know what a Snickers bar is for some reason that I guarantee will be a sad story to me, it’s a layer of nougat topped with a layer of caramel with peanuts wading in it and everything is enrobed in chocolate. If that description makes your deprived mouth water, people who don’t know what a Snickers bar is, then let me disappoint it by saying this doesn’t remind me of the iconic candy bar in hot coffee, iced coffee, or in my new way of using creamer, overnight oats.

In the battle between Milky Way vs. Snickers, I’m #TeamSnickers. So I’ve had more than enough of the candy to know what it tastes like, and this doesn’t immediately or distantly remind me of it. I also tried it neat and could taste the chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel, but it formed an odd artificial sweet flavor that I wouldn’t enjoy on its own. Oddly, it smells wonderful, like cookies and cream.

Nestle Coffee mate Snickers Creamer Closeup

When added to coffee it still doesn’t taste like Snickers, but it also doesn’t taste like it does when sipped straight from the bottle. It’s mostly chocolatey, and the weird sweet flavor gets covered up by the java’s bitterness. But there also isn’t anything that reminds me of peanuts or caramel. (Also, what about the nougat?) With its strong chocolate base, it makes my coffee taste like a different shade of mocha. It’s a decent creamer, but I was expecting a bit more.

So, the “um” at the beginning of this review was my brain trying to wrap itself around the idea that Nestle has teamed up with Mars in some DC/Marvel-like crossover. Hey, Nestle rhymes with DC and Mars kind of rhymes with Marvel!

It’s a little odd to see Nestle, the brand behind such favorite candy bars as Butterfinger, Crunch, Baby Ruth, and 100 Grand, team up with Mars, the company behind more popular candy bars, to offer coffee creamers. But I guess now that the candy division of Nestle is now owned by Ferrero (yes, as in Ferrero Rocher), the Nestle that doesn’t deal with candy in the U.S. can do whatever the heck it wants.

With Coffee mate’s Snickers Creamer, it’s as if Nestle and Mars got lazy and slapped the Snickers name on this without actually making it taste like the popular candy bar. I mean, it’s as lazy as copying whatever text is on a bottle and using it in the first paragraph of a review. It’s fine as a coffee addition and I’ll drink the rest without hesitation, but if you’re a hardcore #TeamSnickers, it might not satisfy you.

Purchased Price: $4.29
Size: 32 fl. oz. bottle
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 tbsp) 35 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 20 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Nestle Coffee mate Snickers Creamer”

  1. This one’s strange, every once in a while you get a whiff of “HOLY COW, THAT’S SNICKERS!” but for the most part it just tastes like you boiled a bunch of tootsie rolls in non-dairy creamer.

  2. In the UK, we can but dream of enjoying these tasty chemicals in our coffee (i say chemicals as i assume that’s what stopping these products from being a staple on our shelves here). if i ever visited the states again i think i’d pay for a 2nd hand luggage bag just to stock up on things like this.

    1. Snickers Coffee Creamer: Water, Sugar, Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or High Oleic Canola), and Less than 2% of Micellar Casein (a Milk Derivative)**, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Salt, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan.**Not a Source of Lactose.

      No scary chemicals here. Yeah, it’s not milk, but it’s not really unnatural at all.

  3. What happened to my favorite Espresso Chocolate? It is sooo good and I can’t find it anywhere now. Please bring it back. Thank you.

  4. got the snickers … after about three days the half left in the bottle turned to a jelly like gooo, like egg white yuck

  5. I’ve been very happy with International Delight’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup flavor, so when I saw this Snickers version a couple of days ago, I thought, “Hey, another company has put out another candy-bar-flavored creamer. I’ll give it a shot.” I buy creamers from both Coffee Mate and International Delight and like them both, but this one was a real miss. (Oh, for reference, I don’t drink coffee; I use these creamers in milk.)

    My first thought was, “Wow, this is ridiculously sweet.” My second thought was, “This doesn’t taste like Snickers at all.” My third thought was, “I wonder if I can give this to anyone at work, because I sure don’t want to finish this bottle.” I’m glad I got it as part of a buy-one-get-one-free deal.

    I like sweet stuff, but this was over the top. I probably could have even gotten past that if I could have tasted peanuts at all, but to me it was just like caramel turned up to 11 with a hint of chocolate.

  6. Will you please start making more all locations around Benton IL is out and have been out for over a month and that’s the only one I like.

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