Who doesn’t want chocolates? Particularly, who doesn’t want Snickers? Almost everybody I know loves this chocolate bar. I couldn’t remember the first time I had it because I was too young then.
Recently, I went to a 7-Eleven store and found different varieties of Snickers. I fancied to take one of each to taste them all and here’s what I can say:
This is the original one, in its original brown wrapper. It weighs 35 grams and has roasted peanuts, creamy caramel, and soft nougat covered in thick milk chocolate. For those who are weight conscious, it contains 170 calories, 18 grams of saturated fat, 8 grams of sodium, and 80 grams of total sugar. A bar costs Php 31.00, too pricey if compared to a local brand, but cheaper than other imported chocolates. This variety is my all-time favorite so it’s 5 out of 5 stars for me.
This is the one in cream-colored wrapper. It contains almonds, caramel, and nougat wrapped in milk chocolate. It’s the same Snickers but instead of the usual peanuts, it’s almonds. It weighs 49.9 grams, a little bit bigger than the original. Again, for the health conscious, it contains 230 calories, 4 grams of saturated fat, 110 mg of sodium, and 27 grams of total sugar. It costs Php 56.00, the most expensive among the Snickers variety. There’s the distinctive taste of almonds which makes it different from the other varieties and somehow it leaves an aftertaste of almonds in my mouth. That’s why I’m giving this 4 out of 5 stars.
This is the one in blue wrapper. Once you open it, you’ll find two bite-size chocolate squares instead of a chocolate bar. It weighs 40 grams, meaning each square weighs 20 grams. It has 190 calories, 5 grams of saturated fat, 85 grams of sodium, and 20 grams of total sugar. Each square contains rice crispies, caramel, and peanuts coated in milk chocolate. I guess the crispy rice replaces the nougat, it goes well with the peanuts, that’s why it’s crunchy. It costs Php 49.00 and has the same Snicker goodness and sweetness, only smaller. I like it but because it is not a bar, I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
Snickers & Hazelnut
This one has a light brown wrapper. You’ll notice the ampersand sign, meaning it’s Snickers and hazelnut. True enough, it has peanuts, caramel, nougat, and hazelnut coated in milk chocolate. It weighs 49.9 grams, the same with Snickers Almonds but a peso less (costs Php 55.00). It contains 240 calories, 11 grams of total fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 26 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of sodium. At first bite, you’ll experience the same original Snickers goodness. You’ll taste the peanuts, then notice the hazelnut after with no aftertaste. Not my favorite, though, and I’m giving it 3 out of 5 stars.
This one has a light brownish cream wrapper. You’ll notice that much of small print are in Thai. I assume that it’s manufactured under license. It costs Php 49.00 and weighs 40 grams containing two bite-size chocolate squares. It has 180 calories, 19 grams of saturated fat, 8 grams of sodium, and 80 grams of total sugar. Each square contains caramel, nougat, oats, and a few peanuts coated in milk chocolate. It’s chewy because of the oats and not too sweet. Not my type thus I’m giving it 3 out of 5 stars.
Out of the five varieties, I’ll still stick with the original Snickers followed by the Snickers Crisper. As for the rest, I don’t think I’ll have them again.