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Posted: 20:22 Sun 26-Sep-2004. Price: 37p. Location: Woolworths, Coventry and Woking (Surrey). Nutritional unusualness: White chocolate (35%), covered caramel (32%), and biscuit.
"Amy B" reports: A welcome addition to the Twix range, if a pretty obvious one. It tastes akin to Milkybar biscuits - same horrendously addictive chocolate, same crunchy biscuit, but with added caramel - so you'll probably like this if you're a fan of them. The white chocolate/ caramel combination may make it too sweet for some, though.

...First-time spotter "Amy B" here tracks down the UK version of the Twix White seen in Australia last year, the existence of which was previously rumoured by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" and subsequently re-recommended *within minutes* by "lex1977" with the words: Wasn't expecting much, but it's actually quite pleasant. ("lex1977" has also purchased the Dairy Milk Toffee Crunch Special Edition mentioned by "Phillerena", but has "yet to taste test this, as have been busy munching Dairy Milk Orange Crisp and Twix White... don't want to overdo it now".) In other biscuit bulletins: Kellogg's appear to be bringing their Nutri-Grain Chewy bars to the UK (in Honey, Oat and Raisin, or Chocolate Chip) - and whatever McVitie's were planning on dipping in their tea during their ongoing Dunk For Britain campaign, it won't include their "a:m" breakfast range for very much longer, as most of these have now been scrapped (though their two Granola bars are believed to have escaped into the company's "go ahead!" range).


Posted: 16:40 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by "Victoria" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh, no! No no no no no. White 'chocolate' is an abomination. Such white substance-covered monstrosities should not be released into the wild, and allowed to roam free. If they were to breed with the beloved classic twix, the result could be a disaster! Twixes are delicious, and shouldn't be messed with (although i might not object quite so strongly to, say, a twix chunky, and, now that i think about it, i quite liked the orange and double choc variants. okay, it is just the white chocolate that i find so repugnant).
Posted: 17:11 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by "jake" # permalink comment
Comment: I am in total agreement. White Chocolate is travesty of a mockery of a sham. Someone should get a test case going under Trade Descriptions Act about any company that markets white 'chocolate' snacks as a chocolate bar.

It is just made of the milk solids and sugar, read: impurities, that get taken out of proper chocolate when it is being made.

Long live the double chocolate twix - suggested tagline: "So much chocolate it no longer tastes like chocolate".

Posted: 18:05 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh do shut up you old farts and leave white chocolate to those that enjoy it. They wouldn't make it if it didn't sell, so you are in a minority.
Posted: 19:58 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by "Victoria" # permalink comment
Comment: I think it's perfectly possible that something could sell to a fairly substantial number (eg to a large enough number of people to make white chocolate commercially viable) of nutters, without that number being large enough to make said group of people the majority.
Posted: 20:40 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Ok maybe not a majority but that doesn't give those that don't like it the right to piss on it. Dark chocolate is even less popular than white chocolate in general, but that's not to say that it isn't good (I don't like it much personally, but I respect it).
Posted: 21:01 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: hey steady on everyone - I must admit I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate (should it even be called "chocolate" if it doesn't have cocoa in it?), but I'm not going to knock the Twix White till I've tried it...
Posted: 21:10 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain has not posted in long time but the savage treatment of the White Chocolato forces him to mutter naughty swears.

He loves all of the chocolato be it a dark and rich chocolato full of the premium cocoa solids, a balanced kreamy milko dairy chocolato or one of the maligned smooth white chocolatos rich in the cocoa butter but lacking the solids.

The trinity of the chocolato must be allowed to continue, if only to fight back the barbarians of the kandy kingdom. Such foul kandy as the Caramac and the toxic koating that use to surround the 'Gold' bar.

Posted: 09:46 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "Willow" # permalink comment
Comment: I think its quite yummy myself. Had 2 bars yesterday, so that makes three altogether. I recommend them 2 white choccy fans
Posted: 10:51 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: White chocolate mainly passes as "chocolate" because of it's cocoa butter. I would say that Milkybar is the best official name for it, because that's exssentially what white chocolate is.
Posted: 12:00 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: oh kaptain! so wrong. gold bars and caramac are the finest products known to man - to paraphrase the aa: 'it's the fourth chocolate service'.
Posted: 20:30 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "tubbs" # permalink comment
Comment: Twix AND white chocolate - I'm dreaming. How can anybody doubt that this is the endpoint of human evolution?
Posted: 20:40 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Imagine if they added cocoa butter to Caramac...that would cause outrage. Then they could call it "Yellow Chocolate" or something.
Posted: 23:07 Tue 28-Sep-2004 by "choccieman"
(apparently posting from 81-86-154-129.dsl.pipex.com) # permalink comment
Comment: Toxic might be right for ole Gold Bar Kaptain given it was made from a ton of hydrogenated vegetable fat (trans fats for our American friends). I think the white twix is acceptable but it is too sweet. Has anyone tried the trick of drinking tea through one of these new white ones?
Posted: 18:35 Wed 29-Sep-2004 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Who here pines for the halcyon days of the mid 70s when every newsagent and corner shop in the land would be bursting at the seams with almost countless different colours of 'chocolate'...?

Pink chocolate for strawberry flavour Pink Panther bars. Orange chocolate for those orange flavour 2D orange shapes. Yellow chocolate for those banana flavour 2D banana shapes. Plus of course milk, plain and white chocolate bars of assorted varieties. Not forgetting the ever reliable light brown of the Caramac. I miss chocolate tools too, but that's a different story.

Posted: 21:01 Wed 29-Sep-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I'd have this over regular Twix's any day
Posted: 15:02 Mon 04-Oct-2004 by "Zoe" # permalink comment
Comment: This Twix is tasty. More sweeter than milk chocolate twix. Makes a nice change
Posted: 12:51 Thu 07-Oct-2004 by "caroline" # permalink comment
Comment: I first tasted twix white in Turkey last week, but when will it come over to Belgium? where can i buy them?
Posted: 13:38 Fri 08-Oct-2004 by "Willow" # permalink comment
Comment: How about a white Mars bar. Listen up Mr. Masterfoods!!
Posted: 15:14 Fri 08-Oct-2004 by "Zoe" # permalink comment
Comment: Have you tried cybercandy? They are for sale on there
Posted: 21:40 Fri 08-Oct-2004 by "RastNim" # permalink comment
Comment: I bought one of these at my local Big W after seeing them on this site. Despite mine being squashed beyond recognition it was most enjoyable. Though I only managed one finger and had the other one tonight as it is most sickly. Normal Twix's are sweet enough but with white chocolate this is raised even more. Lovely though. Really.Really ...mmm
Posted: 14:13 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by "rusty" # permalink comment
Comment: There are some people who cannot eat cocoa, and white chocolate doesnt contain cocoa - therefore a white chocolate twix is perfect. (shame the white choc kitkat has cocoa in the wafer part, tho)


Posted: 13:46 Fri 05-Nov-2004 by "Mathew Whitmore" # permalink comment
Comment: I don't know what people are complaining about. I can only describe the white chocolate twix as SEX IN THE GOB!!! Bring it on, I want 10 now!!!
Posted: 20:54 Fri 05-Nov-2004 by "Kaptain Korolev" # permalink comment
Comment: The Kaptain is upset at the news that this kandy krunchston is only available in the Woolingworths. Sadly Woolingworths pulled out of Belfast and N.Ireland just over a year ago selling off their large and expansive city centre location.

The Kaptain cannot taste the pale white Twixing bar.

He krys, he krys inside....

Posted: 00:59 Sat 06-Nov-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: My God, have you seen the dubious ingredients in the link for those Nutrigrain chewy bars?!
Posted: 02:04 Sat 06-Nov-2004 by "Peter B" # permalink comment
Comment: As long as they bring out the s'mores version in the UK I don't care.
Posted: 17:12 Mon 08-Nov-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: haha yeah "elmsyrup" - you mean at the bottom of http://www.kelloggs.com/ [URL display truncated] ?

Ingredients: Granola (rolled whole oats, rice cereal [rice, sugar, salt, high fructose corn syrup, malt flavoring], coconut pieces [coconut, sugar, dextrose, salt]), vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated palm kernel, soybean and/or cottonseed oil), high fructose corn syrup, sugar, corn syrup, chocolatey pieces (sugar, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, nonfat milk, maltodextrin, corn syrup solids, cocoa [processed with alkali], artificial flavor, dextrose, soy lecithin), brown sugar, fructose, corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil with sorbitan tristearate, glycerin, sorbitol, dextrose, cocoa (processed with alkali), whey, natural and artificial flavor, soy lecithin, salt, vitamin A palmitate, niacinamide, reduced iron, almonds, soy flour, stone ground whole wheat flour, riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), and folic acid.

- i've got one of the UK ones here, doesn't seem to be quite so much "taste the natural goodness" in it, though i don't think i've heard of "alpha tocopherol" before...

Posted: 11:44 Fri 12-Nov-2004 by "twix white fanatics " # permalink comment
Comment: ahhhh we love twix white
Posted: 15:58 Sat 23-Apr-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: Er would somebody tell the Kaptain that there are still Woolworth's in Northern Ireland there just aren't any in Belfast
Posted: 13:34 Thu 03-Nov-2005 by "Rosemary Verney" # permalink comment
Comment: white twix fantastic, We live in West Sussex, Upper beeding near Steyning, where can we get white twix please?
Posted: 18:51 Wed 09-Nov-2005 by "Tom" # permalink comment
Posted: 04:45 Fri 16-Dec-2005 by "Angelo" # permalink comment
Comment: Just got back from Amsterdam, brought a box of these with me back to the states. That was two weeks ago. No more white twix.
Posted: 06:26 Mon 29-May-2006 by "Shannon" # permalink comment
Comment: It's awesome!! I just ate 2 cause they were soooooooo good! 75106 7
Posted: 16:53 Tue 27-Mar-2007 by "Samantha" # permalink comment
Comment: I absolutaly LOVE white chocolate! I am allergic to chocolate, the coca, but and not allergic to the coca butter, so i suggest you people quit knocking and it leave it out there for me to enjoy and others in my situation, it wount kill you to shut up and let them make the chocolate so others can enjoy
Posted: 01:26 Sun 28-Dec-2008 by "Mark" # permalink comment
Comment: Regarding this post here: "Posted: 21:01 Mon 27-Sep-2004 by Snackspot"

Ahem... *Cough* & to quote.... By definition, white chocolate is not actually chocolate. White chocolate contains cocoa butter, a product of the cocoa bean that is also used to produce chocolate. The cocoa butter, which does have a faint chocolate flavor is combined with milk, sugar and often other flavoring ingredients such as vanilla in order to create the creamy confection known as white chocolate.



Posted: 10:40 Sun 28-Dec-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Yes Mark, you are correct, technically. Unfortunately we live in the good ol' EU and not the US of A. We have a set of regulations in the UK which are an enactment of EU legislation (isn't everything?). Guess which product has a reserved description? Yes, you've guessed it WHITE chocolate (buggers!). Schedule 1, part 5 is the point you need to see. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2003/20031659.htm Incidentally, did you all get lots of "Family milk chocolate" for Christmas? If you got some Cadbury or UK Nestle junk you did.
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