This is one of two new-ish “fruity and crunchy” bars in the Dairy Milk range, the other being a cranberry and granola bar which I’ll be reviewing later this week.
I don’t tend to keep up with everything that goes on in the world of Dairy Milk, so I hadn’t heard anything about these bars when I saw them on the shelf. But it has to be said that I noticed them straight away, thanks to their rather funky and colourful wrappers.
As you can see, the picture on the wrapper is a fairly accurate representation of what you get here. A standard block of Dairy Milk with chunks of apricot and “crumble” thrown in. Very simple, but quite effective.
As you’d expect, the chocolate is standard Dairy Milk, which we’ve talked about a million times before. It has just the right amount of smoothness and sweetness to make you want to force another piece into your mouth, even when your body is telling you you’ve had too much already.
But for me, the apricots and crumble pieces were a little bit of a disappointment. They both had a nice texture, with just the right amount of chewyness and crunchiness, but there just wasn’t enough flavour here. Admittedly, apricots don’t have the strongest flavour in the world, but even when you let the chocolate melt away in your mouth and you’re left with a mouthful of chewy and crunchy pieces, there isn’t much flavour going on.
That said, it’s still an interesting – and welcome – addition to the range. Hardcore Dairy Milk addicts (are there such things?) will almost certainly appreciate it, but personally I’m hoping the Cranberry & Granola bar will have a bit more bite to it.