Beacon Threesome

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on March 31 2009 | Leave A Comment
Beacon Threesome

Today I had a Threesome.

I’ve never had one before, so didn’t really know what to expect. I admit I was looking forward to it, but having had it, I’m starting to think it wasn’t such a good idea in the first place.

But enough of that… here’s a chocolate review instead.

“Threesome” is a dubiously named bar from South Africa. This particular one was purchased in Ghana, so by the time it reached me, it was quite well-travelled. And I think that shows…

Beacon Threesome

As you can see, the concept is fairly simple. Three layers of chocolate (milk, dark and white) in a standard bar shape. It’s very reminiscent of a Cadbury Top Deck, but unfortunately is nowhere near as nice. (And for the distinctly average Top Deck, that’s saying something.)

For a start, the texture is waxy, almost plastic-like. It doesn’t melt in the mouth so much as biodegrade over a period of months. It’s also impossible to tell any difference between the dark, milk and white layers – and aside from colour, I’m not sure there is any difference.

There is a distinct lack of any cocoa flavour at all here, which I find particularly sad in an African bar. But worse than that is the strong rubbery, chemical aftertaste you get from it. Perhaps that has something to do with the genetically modified emulsifiers or the mysterious “Flavour” listed on the ingredients. All I know is it just tastes nasty.

So unless you particularly enjoy the sensation of eating candle wax from a condom, then I would avoid this should you come across it on your travels.

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Comments On This Post

  1. river

    I misread that title as Bacon Threesome.

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    That would probably have been nicer. :)

  3. Kez

    My daughter got me into trouble….The sentence in her story book is ” My mom likes to have a Threesome when we watch movies on the weekend” I had to go and buy one at spar to prove that a threesome is the name of a chocolate made by beacon !!!!!!

  4. mansour naas

    Hello dear
    I would like to know if you doing import out side country , beacouse i want import acontener of your nice chocolate to Libya
    so please email me your conditions and the best price that you can give me
    Thanks
    mansour naas

  5. manz

    where can i get in Singapore,cos i just came back fr. S.A and bought about 20 kg of Beacon chocolate that not enought for my family and relative they love it not so sweet and full of chocolate.

    Regards
    SINGAPOREAN

  6. Doret

    Hallo ek wil net weet of daar ‘n spesiale promosie of iets is op julle Nuts about Fruit sjokolade. Ek het een gekoop maar GEEN neute of vrugte ingekry nie, net ‘n gewone melk sjokolade. Wat ‘n teleurstelling was dit nie gewees nie. Sal graag wil hoor wat aangaan, laat weet my asseblief.

    Lekker dag
    Doret

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