The Aero Truffle Milk Chocolate Bubble Bar is the sister to the Aero Caramel Bubble Bar. They are both fairly new to the market with super cute packaging. The name is also very appealing, and anything that “states” truffle has to be tried, tested, and rated (it is in my job description)....After having seen this in the grocery isle, I seized it so fast as though it was the last bar on earth. Greed overcomes me in general when it relates to chocolate. I am not the same loving, kind, and quiet person that I am known for, but instead, the Tiger Choco Beast emerges. I can smell, see, sense, even hear the chocolate from a mile away, literally. I will put up a good “fight” when it comes to chocolate. “It is all mine!" Seriously, do not mess with the chocolisciously delightful blogger. My painted, sparkly, pink claws appear, and do not budge until I have conquered all. Well enough cute talk, let's get on with the review. The Aero Truffle Milk Chocolate Bubble Bar is much nicer than the caramel version in every way possible. It is not overly sweetened to the point that it is a burden. The chocolate actually tastes superior once the caramel flavouring is gone. It melts softer, has a smoother texture, and the air spaces in between the chocolate is what allows for the creamier consistency. Once the chocolate has disappeared, I am left with a very subtle chocolaty taste that is not at all overpowering. Despite the fact that there really is no extra ingredient to indicate the truffle, I still thoroughly enjoyed this bubble bar, and was reaching for seconds. Downside, second to last ingredient, I just do not understand. Help!!! According to Wikipedia, here is what it claims to be: “Polyglycerol polyricinoleate E476, is an emulsifier made in a three-step process from glycerol and fatty acids (usually castor bean derived). PGPR reduces the viscosity of chocolate and similar coatings and compounds. It works by decreasing the friction between the particles of cacao, sugar, milk, etc. present so they can flow more easily when melted. It is used at low levels (below 1%). It is made up of a short chain of glycerol molecules connected by ether bonds, with ricinoleic acid side chains connected by Esther bonds. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially deemed PGPR safe for human consumption, setting the accepted daily intake from 0 to 7.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. Short-term studies on rats and chickens showed reversible liver enlargement as a result of higher doses of PGPR, but those were deemed a result of increased hepatic workload”
There you have it, glycerol and fatty acids, yuck. This one tiny, little ingredient is what will negotiate whether this chocolate bar should be rated in the low 2’s or higher 2’s. I think that it is not acceptable to just throw such artificially made ingredients in anything for that matter, let alone chocolate. I will therefore rate accordingly.
Ingredients: Sugar, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Modified Palm Oil, Lactose, Soya Lecithin, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate, Natural Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 2.1 / 5.0
OK, so I will admit that this for me is a completely new chocolate bar from Aero. I am used to seeing their original, plain flavour so you can imagine what a surprise this was. Once I eyed this Aero Caramel Bubble Bar, I just knew that I had to take it home, purely for testing purposes of course, he he he. I love the wrapper, the bubbles are very appealing, and this bar really draws you in to purchase it over, and over again, just because of the packaging. Having said that, let’s get into the review. WORD OF WARNING chocolate monsters out there, this ain’t gonna be pretty!!!. The caramel in the Aero bar tastes so incredibly artificial that it is probably one of the worst flavoured chocolate bars I have tested so far. There is nothing refreshingly good in this bar, just an awful trace of sugar mixed with the cheapest of the cheap types of flavour. Double yuck! I need to brush my teeth and rinse my mouth over and over again just to get rid of this bad aftertaste which for some reason, lingers on and on and on. I cannot even taste the chocolate, forget it is even there, just think sugar + caramel, that is it. I find the chocolate bar of super poor quality. The melting action is okay to some extent since as the name implies, it is a bubble bar and with lots of air in between. There is no way that it does not melt faster than other bars which are completely solid. The chocolate is fairly smooth but once again, I cannot get over the terrible caramel taste. It ain't gonna happen!!! I am sorry Aero, but you really messed up with this caramel bubble bar, huge error of adding color, unknown ingredients that I cannot even pronounce, and overall poor quality products. Also, please note in the ingredient list below, SUGAR is the very first ingredient on the list. Booo Hooooooo!!!
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Lactose, Soya Lecithin, Natural Flavours, Colour, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate, Salt
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 0.9 / 5.0
TOBLERONE SWISS MILK CHOCOLATE WITH HONEY & ALMOND NOUGAT
Toblerone is an absolutely classic. This is a Swiss chocolate bar brand that is currently owned by a United States company called Mondelez International Inc., formerly known as Kraft Foods. Toblerone was being produced in Bern, Switzerland up until the year 2000 when there was a geographic change. From that time onwards, the chocolate bar has been produced in the United States by Ferrara Pan Candy Company. That explains the added sugars. Please keep reading and you will understand. Toblerone stands out tremendously due to its unique triangular shaped prism. Toblerone was initially created by Theodor Tobler (1876 – 1941) in Bern, Switzerland, in the year 1908. Theodor and his cousin Emil came up with this exclusive milk chocolate that consists of nougat, almonds, and honey. The idea for the characteristic shape originates from the Matterhorn Mountain in the Swiss Alps. I love to hear such stories where nature inspired once again. Toblerone was patented in 1909 in the city of Bern. Don’t you just respect some cool history? I certainly do, and cannot believe that this triangular yumminess has been around for that long, and still going strong. No wonder, the taste is amazing, and super unique. At first triangular bite, I wait, enjoy, and devour this chocolate. As soon as most of the chocolate has disappeared in my mouth, you are left with the almonds and nougats, come on now, take a big crunch. It is one awesome ride. You then pop another triangle in your mouth, and the same amazing taste happens all over again, but the best part is that it gets better the second and third time around. Toblerone tastes like almonds with chocolate, honey and nougat, exactly as the name implies. I must say though that the bar does have a variation in taste when I purchase it from Europe as opposed to North America. I wonder why, hmmmm? The very obvious of course of having wayyyyyyy too much sugar. Let’s not even talk about other hidden ingredients not officially labeled that are definitely outlawed in Europe and not in North America. What is up with the artificial flavour or the double addition of sugar in the milk chocolate and to top it off in the nougat? Can this get any sweeter? Oh, lastly, dried egg-white??? Why, and why? Overall conclusion, this is certainly a classic in my opinion. My father used to purchase it for me at the Korecom, it is like a duty free store in Bulgaria sort of speak. It was around mostly during the Communist era, and I am not sure if these stores are still open today. Anyhow, I loved the Toblerone every single time that my dad bought it for me and my sister, and frankly, I still do. My only downfall is the ingredients list, sugar being too large of a quantity, and the artificial flavour, well that is just wrong. Otherwise, thanks Mr. Tobler, you have done a marvellous job.
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Milk Ingredients, Cocoa Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavour), Nougat (Sugar, Honey, Almonds, Dried Egg-White)
Chocoliscioulsy Delightful Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
Affordable but still Savory
This blog page is dedicated to inexpensive chocolates that are continuously, to this day, enjoyed daily by many chocolate lovers out there. I still happily delve my taste buds into a good old-fashioned, so tasty, and yet simple Mr. Goodbar. To top it off, the cost allows for a much "Sweeter" satisfaction on your fuller wallet!