Take a look at the photo above. Now back at me. Now back at the photo. Now back at me. Here's a simple question: is the photo one of a Nestle Peppermint Crunch Bar? Not exactly. But could it be even better than that? Absolutely.
Invented in South Africa (SA), Nestle’s Peppermint Crisp is a milk chocolate candy bar filled with lots of tiny, green, mint toffee cylinders instead of the traditional rice crispies. With the bar's ends broken off, like the kids do in SA and Australia where the bars are sold in stores, these cylinders serve as the perfect straws to carry your Red Velvet Hot Chocolates and Kahlua Midnights all the way from mug to mouth, all while picking up the minty fresh goodness in between.
According to Brand Eating, the peppermint flavor is awesome, but the milk chocolate is more milk than chocolate, making the pairing between the two only so-so.
Still, this is yet another case of the rest of the world having better food than us and a sure sign that we need to stop asking Santa for Christmas presents and start asking all our local food marketing teams to shut up and take our money.
Nestle Peppermint Crisp: 6 for $20 @ Amazonphotos via Wikipedia, Brand Eating