Nestle Toffee Crisp

February 15th, 2008 by Rosa

I bought the Toffee Crisp at the same time that I bought the Coffee Crisp, but I tasted them several weeks apart. When I dug the Toffee Crisp out of my drawer and unwrapped it, I misread it as Coffee and wondered why it didn’t taste at all like coffee. Funnily enough, that what I thought about the actual Coffee Crisp.

Thankfully, the Toffee Crisp was much better than its coffee counterpart. It’s very sweet milk chocolate with rice crisps and a ribbon of caramel. The chocolate is what I would call the standard British candy bar chocolate that’s sweet and lacking the sour tinge that Hershey’s has. The rice crisps are soft and are lighter and less dense than those of a Crunch bar – they reminded me of actual Rice Krispies in terms of their airiness – and they’re all mixed in with a chocolate cream so that the bar is soft and almost crumbly in a really nice way. This stands in contrast to the 100 Grand and the Nestle Lion, which both just cover their rice crisps in chocolate.

When I think toffee, I first think of the crunchy kind that you’d find in a 5th Avenue or Skor bar. I can accept that English toffee can refer to a soft type of caramel, but then I expect a darker caramel, maybe more molasses-flavored than sugary. The toffee of the Toffee Crisp was pretty standardly unremarkable. It’s nicely sweet but otherwise has no personality.

Overall, I give this bar an OM. It’s good, and I love the soft texture, but I liked the Lion better.

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5 responses about “Nestle Toffee Crisp”

  1. Leslie said:

    The concept of toffee really confuses me. How is soft toffee different from caramel? Is it? And how did “toffee” come to refer to two totally different things?

    Also, for some reason I find the slogan “Crispy crunch, chewy munch!” really appealing. Maybe I just like the word “munch;” in any case, I think seeing that on a candy bar wrapper might actually influence my decision to buy it. It makes it sound so satisfying!

  2. Sera said:

    I agree, Lion bar is WAY better. :)

  3. amy said:

    toffee means caramel in europe. it is always soft. this sounds exactly like a whatchamacallit. sounds good!

  4. the world of the funkymc said:

    addicted to Toffee Crisp…

    One of the Topics rarely talked about are addictions.
    But I have no problem in saying: “I am addicted to Toffee Crisp!”
    Sadly, we did not manage to buy enough of them during our trip to London a week ago. So I have to suffer. Luckily, my wi…

  5. Arvid said:

    I am addicted to toffee crisp. They used to sell them here in Jakarta Indonesia about 20 years ago, then they stop selling them. Later i found they’re sold in Singapore, Takashimaya supermarket, and they also stop selling them. Anyone who sells them, please email me…. arvid@thejointstudio.com