Here in the UK, one of the weirder side effect of the expansion of the EU and the strong pound is that we get a lot of imported products in the shops – even when there are British-made versions available.
Case in point: This Bounty Bar, which I found in my local Post Office, appears to be Dutch. Or German. I’m not entirely sure, but it’s definitely not from these parts. As far as I can tell though, it’s exactly the same as it’s British counterpart, so that’s how I’m going to treat it.
We reviewed the original, milk chocolate Bounty, almost exactly a year ago, and the dark chocolate version is exactly the same format. Two small chocolate bars per packet, packed full of soft creamy coconut.
As Pewari pointed out in her milk chocolate Bounty review, the first thing you must do when you get home with your Bounty is to put it in the fridge! And then leave it for at least an hour. I know how difficult that can be, but trust me, it makes a huge difference.
When you bite into your properly chilled Bounty, the chocolate should break with a satisfying crack, and coconut will be deliciously cool and refreshing.
So. Pretty much the same as the milk chocolate version, right?
Well… yes and no…
The dark chocolate makes a really noticeable difference with this bar. The chocolate in the milk chocolate Bounty is slightly bland and a little sweet. With the dark version, although it may not be “proper” dark chocolate (the cocoa content isn’t listed), it’s just a little tastier and a little less sweet.
It’s a subtle difference, but enough to make it even more refreshing and satisfying on a warm day like today. Personally, I never buy a milk chocolate Bounty if the Dark version is there too.
Definitely recommended. Just make sure you chill it first!
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