You must’ve ever tasted the legendary caramel shortbread chocolate bar, Twix, at some point in your life. If you haven’t, you might have ever heard about their signature slogan, “Pick a side. Left Twix or right Twix?”. The left Twix is designed with smooth caramel flowed upon the crispy cookie, bathed in chocolate, while the right Twix has crunchy cookie cascaded with soft caramel, cloaked in milk chocolate.

This popular snack is first introduced in 1967, made by Mars Inc., which consists of a biscuit applied with confectionery toppings and coatings, mostly caramel and milk chocolate. They are packaged with one, two, or four bars within a wrapper. There are also some other variations of this chocolate bar. It has been selected as one of the top ten chocolate candies lists in America. Not only delicious if eaten as it is, but Twix can also be mixed along with other recipes, such as apple pie bars, banana split cake, coffee frappe, granola bars, and many more. Now, let’s take a look at the facts about this chocolate bar below.

Twix’s history

This chocolate bar is first introduced in 1967 in the United Kingdom, then later introduced in 1979 in the United States. It is called Raider for many years in mainland Europe but later changed back in 1991 to match the international brand name. In some European countries such as Denmark, Norway, Finland, Turkey, and Sweden, its name changed back to Twix in 2000.


The story of the left and right Twix

While this is primarily a story based on Twix’s website, it tells us how Twix chocolate is divided into two sides. It’s said to be a story of passion, feuds, and craftsmanship, riven with drama. The two brothers named Earl and Seamus were united together by combining caramel, cookie, and chocolate into the shape of a bar. However, after developing the big idea, they have differences in opinions. As both of them are perfectionists, they clashed on everything, from chocolate-pouring technology to the consistency of the caramel poured into the bar.

Eventually, this leads to both brothers being unable to reach an agreement, and neither was willing to give way. They finally had to divide the company. Two of them took different approaches to manufacture the chocolate. Left Twix became a crunchy cookie base, with caramel flowed upon the top and bathed in chocolate. Meanwhile, the right Twix is designed with cascades of caramel atop a crisp cookie base, then cloaked in milk chocolate.


This two-fingered caramel and biscuit have been reduced in size over the years, from 60g in the 1980s, later become 58g in the 2000s, and later becomes 50g now. The nutrition facts of this snack per 100 grams contain about 502 calories, 25g of fat, 7mg of cholesterol, 198mg of sodium, 186mg of potassium, 4.9g of protein, 7mg caffeine, and a total carbohydrate of about 65g. It contains a bit of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and iron.


Flavor and product variants

Aside from the left and right Twix, the manufacturer also releases many flavors and variants, from gingerbread to the cookies and crème flavors, where they describe it as the “two flavors united at last”.

  • Peanut Butter Twix (1983-1997, 2000-2007, 2014-present, 2018 in the U.S.). This flavor uses peanut butter instead of caramel filling. This variant is first introduced in North America in 1983, coated with the standard non-chocolate fudge, and was being produced until 1997, then 2000 until 2007, but later got replaced by Twix P.B. and reintroduced back in late 2014 with the reverted flavor to a vanilla sugar cookie.
  • Twix P.B. (2007-2014, U.S.). This is the replacement of Peanut Butter Twix but uses a chocolate cookie base.
  • Twibbix (1980-1983), where it becomes the favorite candy bar of Mushmouth, a character from the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
  • Twix Tea Breaks (the 1990s, U.K.). This variant has single bars between the standard and miniature size bars.
  • Twix Miniatures (1990s, Eruope). This Twix is in mini size and is only available in Europe. It is relaunched and repackaged around 2004 and renamed the Twix Mini Biscuits, but in 2014 returned its name as Twix Miniatures.
  • Cookies-n-Crème Twix (1990, 2020). This variant is cookies and cream flavored instead of caramel. The wrapper contained a maroon-colored Twix’s logo, released simultaneously along with the Chocolate Fudge Twix.
  • Chocolate Fudge Twix (1990). This variant offers a chewy chocolate flavor and is released along with the Cookies-n-Crème variant.
  • Triple Chocolate (First released in the U.K. in 1991 as a limited edition). This is a limited edition of the Twix chocolate bar, which contains chocolate-flavored butter cookies and chocolate-flavored caramel. This variant was also released subsequently in 2003 and 2007.
  • Choc ‘N’ Orange Twix (1992 and 1999 as a limited edition in the U.K.).
  • – Twix Xtra (1994-present). Its initial name is Twix King Size, as this variant is larger than the usual size.
  • Twix Xtra (1994-present). Its initial name is Twix King Size, as this variant is larger than the usual size.
  • Ice Cream Twix Bars (1995-present, U.K. and U.S.). This variant has an ice cream bar with milk chocolate.
  • Chocolate Ice Cream Twix Bars (1999 limited edition, U.K.). This bar was released to promote the new size of Twix Bar in 1999, with dark chocolate coating and chocolate biscuit and caramel inside.
  • New Twix (2000-present, Europe). The manufacturer changed the biscuit to a crunchier and less dense in texture. The wrapper is also repackaged in a brighter wrap using gold foil type. This variant has replaced all old wrappers and is the standard wrapping everywhere until now.
  • White Chocolate Twit, Dark Chocolate Twix (2004). These variants both come as limited edition in the U.S. and later resold in later years.
  • Coffee Twix (the 2000s, Asia), this variant was released in Asia and included coffee-flavored caramel.

While we have only compiled some variants of the chocolates, there are still many other variants of these legendary chocolate bars, for example, the Gingerbread Twix in 2014 and Twix McFlurry that exclusive at McDonald’s during promotional periods.