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Differences Between Right and Left Twix

Who doesn’t enjoy the taste of a bar of chocolate? The great taste in chocolate coupled with its nutritional benefits makes it a delicacy for most people. Interestingly, many people will admit they have restricted themselves from the second round of candy at the store. Being a symbol of love for different age groups: children, teens, and old, makes it ideal for special and ordinary moments as well.

There are many types of chocolate in the market, and the brands do not matter much to chocolate lovers. There are, however, some brands that always raise debates about which chocolate is better than the other. The results are always as interesting as we’ll see in the article below. 

What is Right vs. Left Twix?

Twix refers to a caramel shortbread chocolate bar. It consists of a biscuit applied with other confectionaries and coatings. They are made by Mars Inc. and are packaged in a wrapper containing one, two, or four bars. Twix was first introduced in 1967 in the UK originally as Raider but made its way to America in 1979 where it got its name Twix. The word Twix may have originated from the word ‘twin’ and ‘mix’ or ‘twin’ and ‘stix’ referring to its pair of bars and mixture of ingredients.

The company produces two types of Twix:  Right and Left Twix. The Right and Left Twix are very popular in America among people of all ages. As a marketing strategy, Mars in 2012 started a campaign where they engaged the customers to find out which one is better between the Right and Left Twix. The campaigns are still ongoing and have resulted in a marked increment in sales for the company. But what is the difference between the two? Let’s find out.

What is Right Twix?

Right Twix is cloaked in chocolate with cascaded caramel. 

It has a crunchy cookie inside making it richer and crunchy. 

Features of Right Twix

  • The caramel content is lesser in the Right Twix than the left Twix, and the cookie is a bit darker towards the middle. 
  • It’s manufactured by Mars Company from North America. The Right Twix is written in white color on the red label. 
  • It tastes great as it is made from superior ingredients.

What is Left Twix?

Left Twix is enrobed in chocolate with drizzled caramel. 

It also has a crunchy cookie inside making it crunchy and sweet.

Features of Left Twix

  • It contains an added layer of caramel and a lighter cookie to absorb it.
  • It’s manufactured by Mars Company from North America.
  • The name Left Twix is written in red color on the white label.
  • It also tastes sweet as it is made from finer ingredients.

Similarities between Right and Left Twix

  • Both are chocolates
  • Both have the nutritional contents found in a bar of chocolate.
  • Both are manufactured by Mars Company.
  • They have similar ingredients.

Differences between Right vs. Left Twix.

Definition

Right Twix is enrobed in chocolate with drizzled caramel with a crunchy cookie inside. Thus, it’s sweet and crunchy. Left Twix is coated in chocolate with cascaded caramel with a crispy cookie inside making it sweet and crunchy as well.

Caramel content

Caramel content in the right Twix is less compared to the Left Twix and the cookie is darker, becoming lighter towards the middle. Left Twix contains an added layer of caramel and a lighter cookie to absorb it.

Right Twix vs. Left Twix: Comparison Table

Conclusion

Both Right and Left Twix are great chocolate choices with great taste. Some people argue that owing to its greater caramel content, Left Twix is sweeter and crunchier. It also leaves a caramel dip on biting. Others insist that the Right Twix is sweeter and crunchier. Still, the majority insists that the two are indistinguishable in taste. So, is it Left or Right Twix? The bottom line is, all this depends on your palate. Whichever you choose from the two on your next visit to the store is just great. It all depends on your preference. 

Q&A

What do Right and Left Twix mean?

Right Twix is enrobed in chocolate with drizzled caramel with a crunchy cookie inside while left Twix is cloaked in chocolate with cascaded caramel with a crispy cookie inside.

Which side of the Twix has more caramel?

The left Twix has an extra layer of caramel with a lighter cookie absorbing it.

Is Left or Right Twix more popular?

Left Twix is slightly more popular as it is sweeter and crunchier than the Right Twix, though a survey showed that they are almost at 50/50 as the Twix fans are the same.

When did Twix become left and Right?

Twix become left and Right in 2012.

Which Twix has more cookie content?

Left Twix has more cookie content. 

Why is Twix called Twix?

The name Twix originates from the words Twin and mix, which have been blended. Twin from its pair of bars left and right, and mix because it consists of a mixture of ingredients.

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