Not a bold statement: The defining trait of a Twix bar is the cookie.
There’s chocolate, caramel and/or peanut butter going on there, for sure, but that’s not why you buy a Twix.
You buy a Twix because of the crunch from that sweet-ass cookie.
[Ed. note: Alternatively, you very well buy a Twix because there are two of them because you love to eat things in prime numbers or you are a mother/father of two young children who do NOT need to eat a whole candy bar right now.]
With that basic Twix principle understood, one would think that when developing a Twix ice cream bar, the ice cream bar developers would make sure they nailed the cookie part.
The Twix Ice Cream Bar is very similar to the Snickers Ice Cream Bar [Ed. note: ICB will be the preferred term here on out, in the proper sense], with a few key differences:
- The ice cream filling is straight-up vanilla. Not some tan/caramel/gently chocolate facsimile (as featured in Snickers ICB). Polar-bear/first-communion/most-useless-crayon-in-the-box white vanilla.
- In lieu of the peanut, the Twix ICB features small bites of the aforementioned sweet-ass cookie interspersed atop its caramel-sauce layer.
- The Twix ICB is slightly narrower.
Otherwise, though, the bars are the same: thin outer chocolate layer, caramel sauce, made of ice cream.
Those differences, ahem, make all the difference.
Focusing first on the cookie bites, because, duh: Man, do they ever leave you wanting more. Continue reading