We Tried the Snickers Spicy Chocolate Bar and So Should You

By Matthew Bossons, March 27, 2018

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'We Try It' is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.

We first heard murmurings of a spicy variety of Snickers chocolate bar several months ago from colleagues in Shanghai. Last month, we came across the bizarre snack at a Guangzhou convenience store and purchased one to taste-test at That’s PRD’s Guangzhou office. 

Four members of our editorial team sampled the peppery Snickers and below they share their thoughts on the chocolate snack. Each staffer has provided a rating from one to five chillies, with one chili being the worst possible score. At the bottom of this story, we will provide an average of all four scores.

daniel.jpgDaniel Plafker

Guangzhou Editor

“All the chewy nougat goodness you’d expect from a corner store candy bar with the broad-spectrum spice of a dark, classy import. Satisfies our mid-afternoon sweet tooth and late-night cravings for malatang fire, all in a single bite.”


Katrina.jpgKatrina Shi

Digital Editor

“It tastes like they put fennel, star anise and pepper into a chocolate bar. Over the course of my life thus far, this is the second worst thing I have ever eaten, after five-kernel mooncake.”


matt.jpgMatthew Bossons


“On first bite, the chocolate stick tastes the exact same as a normal Snickers bar, but as you chew, a fiery, numbing sensation works its way to the back of your throat. It’s a strange combo, but it works. Think of it as the corner store candy equivalent of McDonald’s French fries dipped in soft-serve ice cream.” 



Tristin Zhang

Senior Staff Writer

“With just one bite of the spicy Snickers, the taste of Sichuan pepper is apparent. The quirky ingredient doesn’t appall my taste buds, but rather offers an enjoyable, tangy aftertaste.”


The verdict (an average of all four scores provided above): verdict.png

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