Coffee Crisp

Nestlé

The Coffee Crisp has been around for ever, and you know what? There is a good reason for that. One of the hardest things to do in the candy manufacturing world is come up with a treat that works. It may seem simple, but it’s actually very complicated. It becomes even more complicated when you start to add more and more ingredients into the mix. There is a real skill with balancing out the texture and flavour just right. Classic bars like the Coffee Crisp work because they’re based on a really good basic concept, but then are refined for years to make them just right.

Coffee Crisp has the perfect blend of wafer, chocolate and.... I'm not really sure what that coffee flavored stuff is, but it sure is good. Wafers and chocolate are a pretty sure fire way to make a good bar, the key however is that strange creamy stuff you put between the wafers. The Coffee Crisp has a really smooth creamy filling between the wafers, but it also has a slight hint of coffee. That hint of coffee is so nicely balanced that even a guy like me who doesn’t drink coffee can still appreciate it. When it’s blended with the perfectly crisp wafers and simple milk chocolate, it turns into a bar that I really like.

The strange thing about the Coffee Crisp is the fact that as a kid I really didn't like it that much, I guess it's something you have to grow into. Maybe this means by the time I’m in my late 70s I’ll start drinking coffee too.