My friend in Montréal tells me Nestlé Coffee Crisp has quite a cult following in Canada. In fact, there was even an Internet petition to bring Coffee Crisp to the United States. Amazingly, the petition was a success, and Nestlé has begun marketing Coffee Crisp to U.S. consumers.
So what is Coffee Crisp? According to Nestlé, it’s a wafer bar with a coffee crème center. Given the name and the tagline (“How do you like your coffee?”), it should come as no surprise that coffee is one of the ingredients. Sadly, there isn’t much of a coffee flavor. Certainly nothing as flavorful as Ritter Sport’s Cappuccino chocolate bar, for instance. There is a bit of a caffeine kick, though, so perhaps that’s the purpose of the coffee.
My disappointment with the flavor notwithstanding, the Coffee Crisp has a nice crunch to it. At 260 calories, I’m not sure it qualifies as a “light snack” (as advertised on the packaging), but it’s true that it doesn’t taste as rich as other chocolate snacks. In fact, it reminds me of Little Debbie Nutty Bars, albeit lighter, crunchier, and sans peanut butter flavor.
I wouldn’t go out of my way for a Coffee Crisp, but if you happen to see one at your local retailer, give it a try. If nothing else, you’ll know what your friends north of the border are raving about!
(For the latest on the availability of Coffee Crisp in the U.S., see Nestlé Coffee Crisp bar is finally coming to the USA.)