Who does not love candy bars? While having chocolate, a hormone named dopamine is released from the brain. It is the same hormone which is basically released from the brain at the time of feeling so good! That is why people regardless of age around the world love to have candy bars. Let’s have a discussion on two popular candy bars and compare them: Twix and Snickers.
What is Twix?
Twix is a popular candy/chocolate bar that contains biscuits or cookies in the centre; the biscuit or cookie is usually made from shortbread or kinds of shortbread. On top of the biscuit, there is a thin layer of chocolate and a thick layer of caramel. The biscuit along with the chocolate and caramel layer is coated with milk chocolate.
This chocolate bar was first launched in the UK in 1967 by Mars and at that time it was called Raider. Later on, in 1979, the candy bar was introduced in the USA and since then it is officially called Twix instead of Raider.
What is Snicker?
Snicker is another candy bar that contains nougat at the centre. On top of that, there are two layers consisting of roasted caramel and peanuts. The nougat, caramel and peanuts are covered by milk chocolate.
The same company Marcs started to produce Snicker in 1930 in the UK, but it was called Marathon bar at that time. The name changed to Snickers in 1990.
Comparison between Twix and Snicker
Several kinds of Twix and Snicker are available in the market in terms of teste and size. While Twix has a total of 16 items with 8 right bars and 8 left bars, Snickers has 28 types. If you do not exactly know the difference between Twix’s left and right bar, please do not wonder anymore. Have a look at the following chart.
|Left Twix||Right Twix|
|cascaded caramel||drizzled caramel|
|Crispy cookie||Crunchy cookie|
|More caramel||Less caramel|
|Lighter cookie||A mix of darker and lighter cookie|
Both the products have two common ingredients: milk chocolate and caramel. The main ingredient which is placed at the centre of Twix and Snicker is different; they are Biscuits and peanuts, respectively. Another interesting fact is that egg is used while making Snicker, but there is no egg in Twix.
3. Nutrition facts
It can be easily assumed that most people are not concerned about nutrition facts when having candy bars; it is most tested and feeling why people are crazy for chocolate. However, a few people who are adults and have a particular disease might look in their nutrition status. Or perhaps, you are a capricious one who just one to know the facts!
Nutrition Comparison Table between Twix and Snicker
|Benchmark||Twix Caramel Full Size Candy Bar||Snicker Singles Size Chocolate Candy Bars||Remarks|
|Size||1.79 oz||1.86 oz|
|Saturated fat||7g||4.5g||Difference is 2.5|
|Sodium||105mg||125mg||The difference is 20mg|
|Total Carbohydrate||34g||32g||The difference is 2g|
|Dietary Fiber||<1||1g||Almost same|
|Dietary Fiber Daily||Nill||4%||The difference is 4%|
|Total Sugars||25g||28g||The difference is 3g|
|Includes Added Sugars||23g||26g||The difference is 3g|
|Protein||2g||4g||The difference is 2g|
|Iron||4%||The difference is 4%|
|Potassium||2%||4%||The difference is 2%|
Sorry to break it to you that both chocolate bars are not that much rich in nutrition facts, and they do not have that much difference either. They have a similar amount of calories (250), fat (12g), cholesterol (<5) and calcium (4%). On the other hand, with regards to other nutrition facts, there are minimal differences. For example, Twix has more saturated fat (2.5g), and carbohydrate (2g). In contrast, Snicker has more sodium (2og), sugar (3g), added sugar (2), and protein (2g)
The price depends on the stores that you choose. When it comes to Walmart, the price is the same for a Twix Caramel Full Size Candy Bar and a Snicker Singles Size Chocolate Candy Bar which is USD 0.98. However, at Target, the price is USD 1.29 and 0.99, respectively; that means here Twix is more expensive.
5. Seals record
Twix and Snickers are both popular around the globe, but snickers are more popular than its counterpart. Let’s take an example from the USA. According to Statista, more than two-fold people (48.06 million) bought Snickers than those (20.53 million) who got Twix in 2021.
In today’s world, it has become comparatively easy to measure popularity without doing an on-site or online pool. If you see the number of people following the official page of a certain product on several social media platforms, you could make a conclusion about which one is more popular and which one is less. Let’s see how many followers these two brands have on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The deference between Twix and Snicker
Twix and Snicker both are manufactured by the same company March and there are a lot of similarities between them. However, a few differences make one preferable over another to consumers over the world. Let’s have a look on those major differences at a glance.
|Includes Added Sugars||23g||26g|
|Seals record||Fewer seals record||More seals record|
|Popularity on social media||Less popular on social media||More popular on social media|
Like the differences, there are a lot of seminaries as well. You have already known that these two products are made by the same company. In terms of ingredients, nutrition and price, the similarities are as follows
The difference at a glance:
|Important ingredients||Milk chocolate and caramel||Milk chocolate and caramel|
|Price||USD 0.98||USD 0.98|
Hope you now have a complete idea of Twix and Snicker: you know the differences and you know the similarities as well. What is your favourite one and why? Are you going to change your preferable candy bar after reading this article? Write to us with your opinion…….