This week I reached out for a slice of Pie Made with Twix — weird name, decent dessert — at the world’s No. 2 burger barn, Burger King, with 15,000 restaurants far and wide.
Dessert has always been a bear for drive-thru joints. Nobody’s come up with an enduring lockdown sweet, but Burger King keeps on tryin’. Last year was all about milkshakes inspired by supermarket cereals — Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Froot Loops, etc.
Now, the King is turning to the candy counter at checkout. Twix, those iconic side-by-side cookie sticks, make a smart start. Left Twix, right Twix — if it’s all the same to you, let’s dig in.
Here’s the Pie Made with Twix breakdown: caramel whipped filling, chocolate cream, caramel and broken bits of Twix cookie sticks piled on a vanilla crumb crust.
Total calories: 370. Fat grams: 20. Sodium: 330 mg. Carbs: 45 g. Dietary fiber: 1 g. Protein: 4 g. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $2.29...give or take 29 cents.
If Burger King wanted a pie that replicates the flavors and fun of Twix, they’ve hit a bull’s-eye. All the cookie crunch, smooth chocolate, and sticky caramel textures are there – in a traditional triangle slice.
Each slice is individually boxed and factory-sealed. Nobody’s back in the kitchen baking homemade pies. The Pie Made with Twix is served chilled.
Word of advice, bordering on warning: This is not a clean-cut dessert for eating on the run or behind the wheel. It’s not neat and tidy, like those Hostess or Tastykake crust-encased rectangles mom packed in your school lunch sack.
Pie Made with Twix is topless and creamy, and this could get messy. You’re going to need a plastic fork, and maybe a towel across your lap.
Remember, Twix is a cookie, and that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
Other finishers on Burger King’s revolving dessert cart: Hershey’s Sundae Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, and OREO Cookie Cheesecake.
Ken Hoffman reviews a new fast food restaurant item every Wednesday. Have a suggestion or a drive-thru favorite? Let Ken know in the comments, or on Twitter.