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!