Toblerone

6 06 2007

Toblerone

Whoops! Sorry for the late update here readers, I thought I’d already updated today until I saw the Creme Egg at the top of the page, and the date of the article! So here’s my next review, again I apologise for the…17 hour wait!

Toblerone bars always scream ‘Late Father’s Day present’ to me, especially the massive bars, which my stepdad used to always get, and molded my young, impressionable mind.

I always used to think these were a little posh, and that’s how they seem to market it, but I don’t think it is anymore. It’s marketed as ‘Swiss milk chocolate with honey and almond nougat’, the milk chocolate is in my opinion not that great, and neither almonds nor honey can be tasted in the nougat, instead it’s just annoying and get stuck in your teeth.

When you open the pack you get a bar which has a long, milk chocolate base, and then on the base are nine milk chocolate triangles, each one having one letter of the word ‘Toblerone’ on it. You can see a lot of little specks in each triangle, as well as bigger pieces of almond. The chocolate doesn’t melt very well at all, and you really just have to bite into it and chew the pieces, resulting in almonds and nougat getting stuck between your teeth.

The bar itself doesn’t taste too bad, but the chocolate is a little cheap, and they seem to think that just calling it Swiss chocolate will mean instant quality, which is a bad approach. The almonds and nougat also don’t seem to add much to the bar at all, and are in fact just a little annoying. So overall, pretty disappointing, but if you see a huge bar and it’s the day before Father’s Day, pick it up because that’s what they’re there for.

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Kraft Dark Chocolate Daim Bar

14 05 2007

Kraft Dark Chocolate Daim Bar

Coming in from Scandinavia is the dark chocolate Daim bar. Previously known as the Dime Bar, and no doubt still known as the Dime Bar to most people, this is a real favourite with a lot of people in the UK and Scandinavia.

It originated in Sweden after research into the American Heath bar was conducted. This bar is a thin crunchy slab of hardened caramel, covered in thin milk chocolate. It sounds plain, and it is, but it works very well. Unfortunately the caramel has an awful tendency to get stuck in your teeth, and because it’s hardened it can be tough getting rid of it, but it’s a very nice tasting chocolate bar.

A dark chocolate edition was only inevitable I guess, and I’m happy enough to try it. Scandinavia obviously don’t like us Brits very much, because there is no English here at all, except strangely, on the front of the pack. All the information and ingredients is in every Nordic language though, and no English.

The bar starts off tasting ok, it seems nice enough, a bit more bitter than usual, but then a strange taste comes through, and it’s not good. It ruins the bar completely, I don’t know what this taste is but it’s not good. I don’t like it one bit and I didn’t even finish the bar because of this strange taste.

Shame really, but I don’t care as much as I might because there’s no English on the pack. Stick with the ordinary Daim bars, that’s good eatin’.

P.S. The picture above is of an ordinary Daim Bar. I couldn’t find any pictures of the Dark Chocolate variety anywhere on the internets.