REVIEW: Twix Dark
Note: Twix Dark Chocolate was sent to me by Mars free of charge. The product will hit stores in late May 2017. Mars didn’t require a review and I wasn’t paid to post about it. However, I feel obligated to discuss Twix Dark Chocolate. Find out why below.
My demands in life are simple:
- A roof over my head.
- A bed to sleep in.
- A milk, white, and dark chocolate version of every candy bar so I can compare them all.
Twix Dark has landed and I can finally fulfill Demand #3. The roof and the bed can wait.
I was tickled to shit when Mars released White Twix last year, then disappointed as shit when it tasted like shit. In general I consider the white chocolate versions of candy bars the most fun. On rare occasion, it’s actually the best version entirely (see: White Reese’s Eggs).
As for dark chocolate? Dark chocolate is the most fancy. The most sophisticated. The darkest.
Of course it’s completely possible that the best Twix is simply Twix. The standard milk chocolate Twix is easily in the Top 5 Candy Bar List for anyone who knows anything about anything. My preference usually sways heavily in dark chocolate’s favor, but fancy isn’t always better when it comes to candy. The simple satisfaction of sweet milk chocolate, caramel, and cookies doesn’t exactly beg for improvement.
But OMG, like WHAT IF IT DOES?
OMFG, IT’S SO MUCH BETTER I KNEW IT.
Twix Dark consists of cookies bars, caramel, and… (hang with me)… dark chocolate. One pack comes with two bars inside – Left Twix Dark and Right Twix Dark. Both are better than their milk chocolate counterparts. By a longshot.
It comes down to a few simple things. First, Mars’ dark chocolate is better quality than their milk chocolate. It’s just more refined and doesn’t feel cheap at all. Second, the dark chocolate is less sweet by nature which really lets the sweetness of the caramel shine more brightly. The chocolate and caramel’s distinct contributions to the final equation become more clear than they do in regular Twix. The contrast in sweetness between the two is what really elevates this candy to something more complex. The cookie’s role is steady and secure, providing the classic Twix flavor you already love.
I’m in a tough spot when I try to sell you this hard on something that was sent to me for free. But I assure you, Twix Dark is amazing. I brought in extras to a classroom full of 20 adult humans who don’t review junk food as a hobby and none of them would shut up about how great these are. Skeptics might say: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But I counter with this: “If it ain’t broke, break it.” Sometimes playing with a few variables just because can yield something special. In the case of Twix Dark, it’s a huge improvement and I will never buy a regular Twix again as long as Twix Dark is sold.
Once you go dark…
Left Twix Rating: 9 out of 10
Right Twix Rating: 10 out of 10
Overall Rating: 9.5 out of 10
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