I’m surprised how long I’ve avoided this bar for. And it’s not as if I’m avoiding it on purpose, I just never notice it. This is proper British chocolate, and when I finally saw it, I decided I had to review it posthaste in order to show my nationalistic pride as a proper Englishman. This is the chocolate we’re born and bred with, and so I moved this to the front of my chocolate queue in order to get this review up.
Despite being a plain looking, and frankly, plain tasting solid milk chocolate bar, the Dairy Milk is still our best selling chocolate. Now that’s British pride for you. I was actually hoping when I saw this that it was going to be really great, that when I bit into it I was going to be flooded with nostalgia and wonderful tasting milk chocolate, but I wasn’t.
No, what I did taste was medicore milk chocolate, and nothing else. No hazelnut cream, no peanut butter, no caramel, just chocolate. Maybe that’s why it’s popular, you know where you are with this stuff. You’re getting milk chocolate and you’ll be grateful for it. Personally, in the modern world where we can mix flavours and create wonderful new things, I don’t think this chocolate cuts the mustard anymore, but looking at the sales figures, I must be in the minority with such an opinion.
Maybe I’m spoiled, I’ve tried chocolate from many countries and tasted many things, granted I’ve only blogged for a little over a month, but I’ve eaten chocolate for years, and with my taste buds expanded, this chocolate tastes suddenly very mediocre. I’m in a definite minority when it comes to my chocolate eating habits, I’m sure that the Jones’ next door don’t get packages full of Kit Kats from Japan once a month like I seem to end up doing, and so they’ll be happy with the Dairy Milk.
I’m not though, I really want to give this a great review, I want the English flag to be flying behind me as I stand and proclaim this as a great national treasure of ours, with a tear in my eye. But I can’t when I know I’ve tasted so much better. Sorry Dairy Milk, but you’re just plain boring.
But hey, the nutritional information! Each bar only has 205 calories, 22.1g of Carbs, 11.6g of Fat and 3g of Protein, so it’s not all bad! Oh I should mention those are for the standard bars of course, don’t think that you can get away with eating one of those huge bars for 200 calories, you pig.