Special guest Chocablogger and XFM DJ, Eddy Temple-Morris reports from Barbados.
If anyone out there in Chocablog land can shed some light on exactly what this ‘Catch’ chocolate is, leave a comment – we’d love to know!
I’ve just got back from Barbados, a well earned holiday after 15 months without a break… and i found a lovely chocolate bar there, and thought of you!
Have you ever heard of a CATCH? Ignore me if you have, if not then please allow me to contribute to your excellent blog..
A distinctive red foil wrapper reveals a classic arch shaped milk chocolate bar, with the traditional flat underside.
They say ‘soft caramel and crisped rice in milk chocolate’ – I’d say it’s more fudge than caramel, possibly a caramel fudge, but with the emphasis on the latter. I find the the french description much more appetizing:
‘Chocolat au lait fourre caramel moulet et riz croustillant’
The bar is a very simple idea done well. The flattened arch of fudge has been dipped in chocolate, then the rounded, arch-side rolled in rice crispies, then the whole thing is once more dipped in chocolate.
It’s a lovely texture more than anything else, and a real bonus for me in that one of my favourite bars was Dairy Crunch, but I stopped buying them decades ago when i found out what a bunch of c**ts Nestlé are and boycotted all their products. Chocolate and crispy rice is an awesome partnership, and the added bonus of a spine of creamy fudge works a treat here.
I can’t tell you what percentage of chocolate is used here because the wrapper doesn’t say, but it does admit to 10g of fat per bar. I ate 4 of them while on a two week holiday, and found them infinitely superior to their main Barbadian rival, the hilariously named ‘Oh Henry’ (which is basically a West Indian version of Baby Ruth, of Goonies fame, another one I can’t buy now.)
The burning question is: Why can’t we get these over here? Are there any similar bars out there that haven’t been swallowed up by those b*stards at Nestlé?