"Snickers Really Satisfies" - that's their tagline.
Well, I’m here to tell you that “No. Not every Snickers. Not everywhere.“
I know this, because Snickers is my favourite. When I travel, I try it. And every time I’m surprised – “I’d swear this isn’t like the Snickers I just had … .”
So I had to know. How different were they? I did a competition, ran a bit of a tournament for myself. Today, I’m providing the results to you.
The Snickers Tournament
I faced off Snickers from 8 different countries against each other.
A collection of Snickers from these countries:
Really simple. My wife blind-folded me and fed me pieces of Snickers. She knew where each piece was from, not me. I was going by taste alone.
She asked me to compare “This one to the next one.” I drank a bit of water to ‘refresh.’ So, by this, we had ourselves a full blown Snickers tournament!
We had 8 candy bars. So we compared two Snickers against each other and each pair had a winner. We did 3 rounds to get to a single winner.
My wife kept notes of my comments – I’ll share those below. For now, just follow the chart she made.
I eat and eat and eat. I was in heaven.
Judging on this round wasn’t as easy. And it was more enjoyable.
And the Winner Is …
YES! Korean Snickers are that incredible. Thrown against the Snickers of 7 other nations, it beat them all. ‘Course, it’s about one man’s personal taste. If you have the chance to eat and compare a few Snickers (or any food), I would love to hear about it.
Some Extraordinary Notes about Certain Snickers
- If you enjoy the taste of peanuts, have a Snickers. If you enjoy tasting gallons of peanut oil with every bite, have a Snickers from Belgium. No thank you.
- When I sampled the Canadian Snickers, I felt drained, like the farthest from “satisfied.” It was worse than sleeping with a corpse (I’m assuming).
- Despite being half a world apart, Czech and Korean Snickers are surprisingly close. Meanwhile. Czech Snickers are very different from neighbouring Austria.
- Between Italy and Korea was tough. But not so, so tough. The Snickers from Korea won and deservedly so. It kicked ass.
The candy bar Snickers is produced by Mars, Incorporated and brings in over $2 Billion for them.
According to the International Monetary Fund, that’s more than the bottom 15% of the world’s nations. Wow, that’s satisfying!
The Snickers Facebook page has over 769,000 fans. Three quarters of a million fans can’t be wrong.
If you visit Snickers.com website, prepare for very interactive (a.k.a. obnoxious) website.
Footnotes and FAQ:
- Could I really taste I difference?
Absolutely. My wife was skeptical – until she tried the top 3 contenders (Italy, Czech and Korea). She was shocked at how differently they tasted. By the way, she chose Czech…amateur.
- Okay, aside from taste, are they all the same?
No. Different weights (from 52g to 60g), different color (Korea was darkest), different ingredients (or at least, I can read that 21% is not 24% or 27%). Different calorie counts (when given). So…different candy bars.
- Were some contenders older than the others?
Fair question. No. There was a maximum of two weeks between purchase and tournament for all contenders.
- Where did the Snickers come from?
Some were sent from friends living in that country, some from a business trip and some from family. Yeah, this was a planned event and I’m that organized. 🙂
- Sorry, but …what’s the best Snickers in the world?
Korean – absolutely. Am I saying it’s worth a flight to get one? Yes, yes I am.
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