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Montezuma’s Treacle Tart Chocolate

001Sometimes I lose things. Sometimes I forget things. Today, I’m reviewing a bar which was a victim of both of those events! I bought Montezuma’s Treacle Tart bar back in about July at the height of British summer and Olympic fever. I then contrived to lose the fecker for more than 6 months, before it randomly reappeared as if by magic underneath a mountain of university work and books.

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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in 8.3, Chocolate, Montezuma's, Nuts, Toffee

 

Mars’ Snickers

001I’ve had a few ‘themed’ weeks recently. First there was Frey Week, then Australia Week…so when I saw that Mars UK were releasing two limited edition Snickers bars, I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a Snickers Week. So every day this week, I’l review a Snickers product, starting today with the classic Snickers bar, and taking in a couple of rarer, foreign Snickers along the way. But as mentioned, today we start with the ordinary and most common regular Snickers.

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Posted by on January 21, 2013 in 8.3, Caramel, Chocolate, Mars, Nougat, Nuts, Peanuts

 

Green and Black’s Butterscotch

Well I’ve heard really good things in the past about Green and Black’s Butterscotch bar, so I thought that it was about time I went ahead and bought it. A few bloggers as well as a few friends have all said that it’s decent and worth a go…so I’m going to take a look at it today. From memory it was part of a 2 for £3 deal making the bar £1.50 in cost. At full price however, it tends to be around £2-2.50 a bar putting Green and Black’s chocolate in competition with the likes of Lindt, Montezuma’s and Divine.
 
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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in 8.3, Chocolate, Green and Blacks, Toffee

 

Lindt Sumptuous Orange

Having already taken a look at one bar in Lindt’s new Creation range, the Luscious Caramel bar, today I’m moving on to another- the Sumptuous Orange. It’s the only component in their new line-up which features dark chocolate as the base flavour so it is a little different to the other three flavours in the new range, all of which are sweet, sweet, sweet. I had a bit of a bad feeling about this though- chocolate and orange are a combination rarely done very well from my experiences. Normally the orange flavour is either so horrendously artificial that it’s barely edible, or at the other end of the spectrum and akin to spooning fruit sugar into your mouth.
 
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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in 8.3, Chocolate, Fruit, Lindt, Orange

 

Heavenly Cakes Lemon Bakewell

Pizza, Pasta and olive oil are some very Italian foods. Thankfully, Heavenly Cakes didn’t pick any of them when deciding which Italian food would feature as the Italian representative in their Olympic range, because let’s face it… nobody wants to eat a pasta cake. Instead, the company have taken what I think is traditionally an English food (the bakewell cake) and added a very Italian twist- this Lemon Bakewell contains real Sicilian lemon oil to give it that ‘citrusy kick’.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2012 in 8.3, Almonds, Biscuit, Cake, Fruit, Heavenly Cakes, Lemon

 

Butlers Honeycomb Crisp

As far as I’m aware, Butlers are an Irish chocolate company based in Dublin. They seem to have their chocolates stocked in a couple of the supermarket chains but I haven’t seen it in many other places in England…making it all the more bizarre when I stumbled across this Honeycomb Crisp bar in a garden centre shop in rural Norfolk!

I shouldn’t really be surprised though- having visited quite a few of the rural garden centres out in Norfolk and Suffolk, I’ve realised that they only seem to deal in strange, unorthodox and occasionally extraordinary chocolate.
 
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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in 8.3, Butlers, Chocolate, Honeycomb