When I opened up the last box I got in the mail, I found some special edition Raspberry variations on 3 Musketeers and these two Mint ones. One is a 61.2 gram “2 to Go” and the other is 35.2 grams, being about half the thickness. They’re both in two pieces, presumably for either sharing or saving half for later, but I imagine most people will just eat through both.
I’ve always liked 3 Musketeers, or Milky Way as the non-Americans call it. I got particularly close to it back in the braces days when the orthodontist tells you not to eat caramel, but you still want something similar. Anyway, Mars is trying for something a little more with the Mint by using dark chocolate as opposed to milk. Honestly, I don’t know how much difference it really makes. The chocolate might get a bit more emphasis (though is still isn’t enough to really taste it), but that’s all.
When you tear open the light green and silver wrapper, a good, strong mint smell is instantly revealed. The nougat is white with its minty friend, but somehow doesn’t seem quite as soft as usual. It’s just a little chewier. The ’2 to Go’ is thicker, so it has a greater abundance of fluffy white in it, leading to a slightly different experience.
Basically, it’s just a bigger version of a peppermint pattie. But there’s still something very appealing in the coolness of the mint with the light and airy, yet firm nougat. Of course, 3 Musketeers loves to talk about how it has “45% less fat than average of the leading chocolate brands.” Not that there’s really too much chocolate in here, anyway. Even though it isn’t at all a new idea, the inside does get a chance to come out more since it isn’t pressed flat and thin like a peppermint pattie, so I’d say this is worth seeking out on the candy shelves.