I haven’t done a review for a little bit- Christmas got in the way. But I’l try and make up for that by doing daily reviews this week…in the form of Australia Week! I have an Australian reader, Aimée, who has recently moved from her homeland over here to the UK. She very generously and thoughtfully brought over some of Australia’s chocolate for me to try, and that is what I’l take a look at every day this week. Starting today, with Nestle’s Violet Crumble bar.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
There is always something a little exciting about trying a brand new chocolate company, and even more so when they’re local to you. Booja Booja are based in Norfolk, England (my home county) and dabble in chocolate and ice cream making. And whilst in a farm shop last week in Hethersett, I finally found some of their delicious sounding banoffee truffles and thought they would be great to review.
I have previously reviewed the Novipiu White Chocolate and Sicilian Citrus Peel bar which I brought back from a holiday in Malta last summer. Well I remembered bringing back two bars of Novipiu’s, and after much frantic searching through all of my worldly possessions, I found their Milk and White Chocolate with Cereal bar still in the front pocket of my suitcase. Miraculously it was in perfect condition too- I had expected it to resemble a punch bag. Thankfully not.
A lot of the stuff I’ve reviewed recently (Mars, 3 Musketeers, Reese’s stuff etc) is well known if not legendary. Today I’ve got something right at the other end of the spectrum, in the shape of Cadbury’s S.M.S bar. I had literally never heard of this in my life before- I thought that an S.M.S was a type of text message?! But here we go- a review of Cadbury’s S.M.S bar.
The famous 3 Musketeers bar. I’ve seen it in American films, heard about it in American songs (mostly by crap Indie bands trying to critique U.S culture) and now I’ve seen it in my bag on the way home from my import store in Norwich. I was prompted to buy it after reviewing the Mars Bar earlier this week- I’m informed that this is essentially a Mars Bar but without the caramel layer. And as I enjoyed the Mars Bar, I thought I’d give it a whirl.
The Yorkie brand will surely go down as the most sexist in chocolate history. The slogan “not for girls” remains a complete mystery to me in a business sense too. You see, companies want to try and sell their products to as many people as they possibly can. Makes sense right? Well Nestle were obviously thinking outside of the box, and decided that the Yorkie brand was a great idea… when to me, immediately pissing off 50% of your potential custom seems at best strange and at worst seriously idiotic. Maybe they’ve realised this… because this limited edition Yorkie Honeycomb I bought didn’t have the famous Yorkie slogan on it anywhere.
I always try to avoid overhyping things and using unnecessary exaggerations these days. The modern media is so obsessed with sensationalising everything that even the most powerful words are becoming increasingly tame and meaningless. However, in my opinion, the Mars Bar is absolutely iconic of British and Western culture. It is a true giant; found everywhere, known everywhere and advertised everywhere.