Is Twix one of the best candy bars?
Twix are cookies. They are. Yes, they are candy bars but if you put them in the cookie aisle at the grocery store, no one would be mad about it.
While it may have chocolate and caramel like any good candy bar, the shortbread biscuit makes it the cookie. It even says cookie bar on the packaging! But let’s forget that hill I’m willing to die on and talk about the goodness that is Twix.
It’s another candy bar where you get more than one piece in the wrapper which is the most satisfying thing ever. Would one be enough? Sure, but we’re talking about chocolate here. One is never enough. So the geniuses at Mars gave us two!
The candy bar was first created in the UK in 1967 under the name, Raider. It soon came to the US in 1979, but the name didn’t change until 1991. While the bar wasn’t originally as popular as it is today, it now sells approximately 43 million pieces per year.
Some of the popularity has to be because of how different it is from other candy bars. The cookie layer is not something you find in most other bars and it gives it a buttery flavor and crunchy texture that is hard not to love.
The chocolate and caramel just makes it that much better (as chocolate and caramel often do). The caramel makes it gooey and melty and the chocolate gives it a little bit more snap and…well, it’s chocolate.