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Nov 17, 2012

Review: Nestle - Peppermint Crisp

Nestle's Peppermint Crisp is a candy bar available in Australia and South Africa featuring a filling of numerous green, peppermint-flavored, thin candy cylinders coated in a layer of milk chocolate.

The Sister brought me back a bar from Australia. I think they cost like $2 AU a bar (which is about the same amount in USD these days).

Apparently, it is quite common for children to bite off both ends of the bar and use it as a drinking straw. I imagine it would work great around this time of year if you want peppermint-flavor in your hot chocolate.

The milk chocolate here is heavy on the milk and light on the chocolate. I would prefer a richer milk chocolate or even a dark chocolate for the peppermint pairing.

The first thing I noticed about the filling was that it was green. Really green. Not the most appetizing looking when paired with light brown chocolate.

The peppermint flavor is pretty strong and works great on your breath. It's about on par with those red and white striped peppermint candies in strength. The tubes delivered a nice crispy crunch, but also turned a little gummy as I chewed on it and stuck to my teeth real good. At least it's minty fresh though.

Overall, I liked the peppermint flavor of Nestle's Peppermint Crisp, and the texture was very interesting, but I'd like a better chocolate coating. I can see people enjoying this, but maybe without the green food coloring for the filling...

Nutritional Info - Nestle Peppermint Crisp (35g)
Energy - 710kJ
Fat - 6.7g (Saturated Fat - 4.3g)
Sodium - 20mg
Carbs - 25.4g (Sugar - 23g)
Protein - 1.5g


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1 comment :

  1. This seems like a peppermint flavored Tim Tam... I've always wanted to try a Tim Tam slam with coffee...

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