Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Twix Bars

I love chocolate. I love caramel. I love cookie crunch. Together, it only seems logical then that I should love Twix Bars.

I am a bad snacker. There are times where I am not even hungry but I need a snack, just because I need a particular taste or a texture. Sometimes I'm not sure exactly what taste or texture I am looking for and then I become a serial snacker, moving from one taste or texture to the next. I will have something crunchy, because I think I need crunchy, but then the salt makes me want to have something sweet. Other times, I think I want something sweet, but it makes me then feel the need to follow with something crunch or salty.

The Twix bar is a quick all in one snack - it gives me my crunch when I need crunch and my sweet when I need sweet, so I am less likely to become a serial snacker when I choose it. Plus, there is just something so satisfying about that sweet chocolate, buttery caramel and cookie crunch. It has been a favorite of mine for years.

For whatever reason, I have been craving them lately, but since I have received and used up all of my Real Chocolate free coupons and no one seems to be putting them on sale, I have been left just hungry for one. Really, 89 cents for a candy bar. I remember as a child, buying candy bars for 19 cents regular price. I'm not even that old, that's pretty rapid inflation. I used to wait for them to go on sale for 25 or 35 cents before buying, but lately when I see a 2/$1 sale I know that's about the best it is going to get. Last night, on the way home from a work dinner, I stopped by the store to pick up some medicine for the kids and I just couldn't resist the urge to get a Twix bar even though it wasn't on sale.

Their is one variety of Twix that I think I would like to see - Dark Chocolate with a pretzel stick in place of the cookie. Just think, the perfect union of bittersweet dark chocolate with the creamy, buttery caramel and the salty crunch of the pretzel - makes my mouth just water thinking about it.

What do you think? What is your favorite candy bar? Leave a comment letting everyone know.


Anonymous said...

Personally, I am a fan of the peanut butter chocolate Twix. I was so happy when they brought those back!