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30 Second Review: Nestle Coffee Crisp

A quick and to the point review of Nestle Coffee Crisp, a Canadian candy bar purchased in an American supermarket.

Nestle Coffee Crisp Review

Have you ever stopped to browse the international aisle of the supermarket? It can be a treasure trove of hard to find items, international favorites and unusual finds. On a recent trip, my kids and I lingered in that aisle to see what we could find.

Enter the Nestle Coffee Crisp, a candy bar I’ve never seen before or heard of. But since I love coffee anything, I decided to try it.

It took a few searches to find the Canadian site for this candy bar, but when I did I learned some interesting things about it. Since 2011, it’s been made with natural flavors, and a glance at the ingredients list confirms that. The list includes actual sugar, coffee and chocolate — a good thing. Also, this: “100% of landfill waste at our chocolate factory in Toronto is diverted to an electrical co-generation plant.”

Pretty cool.

So what is the Coffee Crisp? It’s a wafer bar with a crispy coffee-flavored layer in the center. And it’s enrobed in a thin layer of chocolate. Oh, and it’s made in Canada.

But could this hard-to-find in the United States candy bar be tasty? Only one way to find out, right …

Nestle Coffee Crisp_Review

The Good: True to its name, this bar is crispy — but not unpleasantly so. It has a nice flavor to it. Also, you can taste the coffee in the bar, which I love. As for the chocolate, it’s rich and milky. Nice layers of flavor in this bar.

The Bad: I really wanted the coffee layer to be creamy, but it’s crunchy instead. Also, the package calls this “a nice light snack” but at 250 calories per bar, I wouldn’t call this “light.” Also, it claims to have a smooth cream layer, but I didn’t find that.

The Verdict: Despite wanting the center to be different, I love this candy bar. The crispness, the clean flavors, the chocolate … it’s a good mix and a good balance. I’d buy it again.

Find It: I found this in the international section of my local Shaw’s Supermarket. A quick web search reveals that it may also be available at stores including World Market, and Wegmans.


Friday 27th of May 2016

Are you sure about the calorie value? Was it in the wrapper? Where I get them (and even on the online website), the kcal value always ranges from 130 to 150. The 250 tends to be for the vanilla filled coffee crisp, but I might be wrong/the bar might be made differently in different places.

Great review though. :)

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 30th of May 2016

Hi Kay, thanks so much for the comment! Yes -- that's what the wrapper said which really surprised me. I wonder why it's different from the ones you've seen?


Thursday 10th of March 2016

I love foreign candy. Its one of the best parts of Cost Plus.


Wednesday 9th of March 2016

I miss Coffee Crisp so much! I like to eat the chocolate off the outside then pull apart the layers and eat them separately.