REVIEW: Cookies & Creme Twix (2019)

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What is Cookies & Creme Twix?

Even ‘90s kids may not remember Cookies-N-Crème Twix, released for a short time in 1990. While not as cheeky as Oreo releasing a cookies and crème flavored Oreo a few years back, I have to wonder if Mars R&D had some real inside-the-box thinkers working there back in the 90s. Can a cookies and crème flavored cookie bar distinguish itself in the crowded modern candy market?

How is it?

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These mini Twix are the perfect size for popping whole into your mouth, and but I restrain myself and bite one in half. There’s a nice crunch from the chocolate cookie and chocolate flavor from the coating, but the crème doesn’t make much of an impact.

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There are little cookie bits inside it, and that seems wrong. There’s already a cookie base! It may seem I’m making a sharing-sized issue out of a bite-sized matter, but it seems representative of the problem with this bar. Instead of making a great creme filling, Mars threw a typical cookie-and-crème filling in and called it a day.

Is there anything else you need to know?

I may razz Mars for its conservative approach to the Twix brand, but in truth I appreciate it. At a time when many manufacturers are in a race to wow consumers with more and more outlandish offerings (did anyone really want Swedish Fish Oreo cookies or Pecan Pie Pringles?), I like that Twix can be counted on to keep it with simple with various combinations of chocolate, cookie, caramel, and maybe peanut butter if we’re feeling frisky.

The problem with Cookies & Crème Twix is that the crème is unremarkable. If it had been able to distinguish itself in some way, this candy bar might work. As it stands, I’d rather have some caramel or peanut butter.

Conclusion:

Cookies & Crème Twix are unexceptional and actually offer a lesser taste experience than the brand’s more typical offerings.

Purchased Price: $2.98
Size: 9.7 oz. Sharing size bag
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 3 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3 cookies) 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 65 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar (including 12 grams added sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Cookies & Creme Twix (2019)”

  1. I would like to see a Birthday Cake Twix or maybe a Brookie with a chocolate cookie and chocolate chip cookie dough filling like the kind inside Cookie Dough Bites Candy….I also think M&M’s should use that same filling from the Cookie Dough Bites and wrap it in a candy shell than slap a M on it and call it a day.

  2. You absolutely nailed this. I’m a candy buyer for a retailer and thought that this is an attempt to transition some of the sales of the discontinued Oreo candy bar to Twix. It will have slim to no chance of being an everyday item beyond 2020.

  3. I totally disagree. These are amazing, and I’ve been waiting for them to come back since they were out many years ago. I hope the peanut butter ones come back next!

    1. Trust me, it’s a different recipe than what you remember. I found an old wrapper pic on the web and the ingredients are different.

      I was practically high off of excitement when I finally found these at Walmart, and was immediately let down. Not the same. Something tasted off, and I immediately compared the ingredients which proved my suspicions.

      Shame.

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