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
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!