I had to smile when SNICKERS® asked me to review their new Crisper bar. Snickers bars were my mom’s favorite and during my formative years there was always a good supply of them around our house. In fact I grew up in a totally sweets-friendly environment, we had a ‘candy drawer’ in the kitchen and you could count on there being a Snickers bar or two squirreled away in my mom’s purse — she even stashed them in her bedside table. Looking back on it now I realize it was pretty unusual, but I’m grateful that I grew up with such a liberal approach to food. Nothing was banned or labeled unhealthy, and really the only rock solid rule was that we had to arrive at the dinner table nice and hungry. We got to feel our own way when it came to what we ate and I think that’s helped me sustain a healthy, balanced attitude towards food.
Of course like most kids I went through a period of rebellion. The minute I hit college I became a vegetarian and got deep into a macrobiotic diet. I discovered sprouts and veggie burgers and whole grains and that really set the foundation for a lot of my foodie passions to this day.
But eventually I ran into a BLT sandwich that I couldn’t refuse, and my tastes shifted around again. I think that’s the way it should be. When it comes to what you eat, I say follow your passions and stay open to new experiences.
I love the new SNICKERS® Crisper, it’s lighter than a regular candy bar and has a nice range of textures, from the crunch of crisped rice and peanuts, to gooey caramel and creamy milk chocolate. And at less than 200 calories, I think that’s a pretty sweet deal.
As it happens I didn’t carry on my mom’s tradition of the kitchen candy drawer, nor do I stash Snickers next to my bed, but I do think our family has a pretty healthy relationship with sweets. It’s especially nice to have a lighter option when it comes to candy, and I can honestly say that I prefer the Crisper to the original bar, (I think it’s the crunch :)
I highly recommend giving the new SNICKERS® Crisper a try, you can find it at most convenience stores, drug stores, and supermarkets. Be sure to buy extra, they go fast!
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