BOUNTY DARK CHOCOLATERead Now
Bounty, how generic is this chocolate bar? I see it everywhere. No grocery store, corner store, or vendor machine makes me ever forget that the Bounty bar still exists. It is always in my face, and not a good-in-my-face kind of a way! Alright, before the critique begins, let’s do a bit of background history.
Fun fact, Bounty is British, okay, okay, not really but it was originally introduced in the year 1951 from the United Kingdom, and look at this, Canada as well. Its first recipe was concocted to include only a milk chocolate coating. Over time, the coconut ingredient was born. It was initially deliberated upon, and finally decided that the coconut filling needs to be neatly assimilatedwithin the milk chocolate. So far, so good! Bounty normally always packages its chocolate in two separate pieces. Perfect, one for you and one for me!!! This is a bit over the top, but in 2006 a cherry flavoured version became available in Australia. Initially, it was supposed to only be a limited edition however, for some reason, it stuck around until 2013. In Europe, yet another limited edition was introduced in the flavor mango. Yuck, I can only imagine how that whole circus of thrown ingredients tastes? Oh, to make matters more interesting, a pineapple flavoured edition is what the Russians insisted upon in the year 2014. Ahhh, now you have finally done it!
Bounty is unfortunately no longer distributed by the enormous Mars. Perhaps Bounty finally “got dumped.” Yikes! Another amusing fact: Nigella Lawson apparently makes a delicious deep-fried Bounty Bar. It must taste so much better than its original “raw” form, actually anything will. You can find that recipe in her culinary book called Nigella Bites. Now that we have studied a bit of insightful Bounty history, lets delve in for the taste!
I can honestly say that the original Bounty with milk chocolate is unfortunately better, not by much though. I am the last person to say something negative about dark chocolate, but this one is absolutely dreadful! Why do I feel like I have a surge of sugar running through my veins, more than the usual sweet infestation rush? It literally tastes like a counterfeit chocolate. There is something that went absolutely wrong in the making and tasting process. The Bounty team must have all gone to work that day without eating a grain of food, and their hunger responded to whatever was thrown their way for tasting. That is just an assumption, maybe even a correct one? Ha ha ha! Gotcha Bounty. Anyhow, I will not even attempt to further insult this reputable brand due to the backlash of die-hard fans therefore, I will quietly leave you with this question in mind to ponder over? Do I reach for a second bite? The answer is a big, fat, juicy, absolutely NO!
Ingredients: Sugar, Desiccated Coconut (21%), Glucose Syrup, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E471), Milk Fat, Skimmed Milk Powder, Humectant (Glycerol), Lactose, Whey Powder (from Milk), Salt, Natural Vanilla Extract, Natural Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 1.1 / 5.0
MILKA ALPINE MILK CHOCOLATERead Now
Milka Chocolatier, finally, I got my hands on one of these, phewww. I realize that it is not normally this difficult to find the Milka brand but for some reason, it was for me. I was on a wild duck goose chase for Milka. Of course I happen to eventually find it in a specialty food shop, despite the fact that we all know this chocolate is actually quite common. There is nothing crazy different about it, not even the wrapping. Just a good old-fashioned presentation that perfectly reflects the company. Milka is a Swiss brand which originated over a century ago, 1901 to be exact.
Milka was finally manufactured worldwide by Mondelez International (formerly known as Kraft Foods), a US confectionery company beginning as of 2012. This universal manufacturing intially began in 1990. For a little over 100 years though, Milka has been mainly produced in Lorrach, Germany, where more than 140,000 tonnes of chocolate was created just in the year 2012 alone. Wow, impressive!!! Milka also produces chocolate-covered cookies and biscuits. Moving on, history lesson done, tasting time to come!
It is a very simple chocolate, no bells and whistles, no nuts, sprinkles, fruit of any sort, no crazy ingredients such as matcha, chilli, goji berries (which by the way, I actually love). This is a chocolate bar for all, especially people who appreciate life from a minimalistic approach. I am pretty sure that even the elderly would enjoy this bar, and so do I so far! Rhyme delight! It has a superb melt, the bar itself is quite addictive. I certainly could not stop at one square. The sweetness is at a level just enough to satisfy anyone's need for sugar, without the overwhelming factor of making you feel like you are diabetic. This is a fine chocolate bar. There is no tardiness of any sort but a whole lot of smoothness. Oh my, I just had my last bite, yes, it is all gone. How did this happen? I know, Milka made a great choco. Switzerland, truly the land of yoghurt, cheese, chocolate, and milk. I am completely satisfied. I hate to admit this but if there was a second bar hidden somewhere, I would have most likely devoured that as well. For all of you out there who want to lose a few pounds, do not purchase any food that you know you will not have any control over. My assumption is cookies, cake, muffins, ice cream, chocolate, chips, all that bad stuff that makes people feel glorious, fantastic, marvellous. Unfortunately, this pleasant feeling only lasts for a glimpse of a second, but the aftereffect leaves one full of nothing but guilt and extra bulk of fat. I always wonder is it really worth it? Instead, why not purchase some fruit and drizzle your own homemade chocolate sauce on top. All you need is cacao powder, coconut oil/cacao butter, and a sweetener of your choice. I would opt for maple syrup, date sugar, coconut sugar, and if you are not vegan, raw honey. From there forward, you just need to eat; no guilt! Anyhow beautifuls, that is my review for the day. Please subscribe, leave a comment, or whatever your heart desires.
Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder (from milk), Milk Fat, Soya Lecithin (Emulsifier), Hazelnut Paste, Artificial Vanillin Flavour
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.5 / 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!