If you live outside of Canada, you may never have seen one of these, but I’m sure you can tell exactly what it is just by looking at the wrapper.
I’ve not been able to find out much about this bar, and as far as I can tell it’s a Canadian-only thing, but I managed to pick one up in CyberCandy’s London shop.
As you can see, rather than the two-small bars of a Bounty, Cadbury have gone for the shockingly radical option of three bars. Nobody will be able to accuse them of copying now!
There’s no hint of the kind of chocolate used, although it looks a little darker than Dairy Milk. It does however have a full set of ingredients in English and French which describe it as “unsweetened chocolate” which doesn’t sound very Cadbury like, but the same ingredients list also mentions “…modified palm oil, modified vegetable oil, palm oil, vegetable oil…” which sounds much more like Diary Milk to me. So it could be anything.
Inside, it looks quite like a real Bounty bar, if perhaps not so pristine and white. In that sense, it’s more like the M&S version of a Bounty.
Like the M&S bar, it’s also not quite as moist as the real thing. That could be partly down to the fact that this particular bar embarked upon a long and arduous journey across the atlantic to reach my stomach, but I suspect it was made that way.
Still, this is quite edible and a tasty little snack. I think I prefer the three-bar format (I have TWO friends now), but it’s just not quite as good as the real thing.