I am, it seems, officially stupid. Either that or blind.
There I was, standing at the bus stop 100 yards from my front door. Out of chocolate and needed to go and find some review material. I idly stared into the window of the South African butchers shop next to the bus stop. My eyes flicked across all the weird and wonderful meats hanging up, and there it was. The South African butchers shop has a South African chocolate shelf!
Needless to say, I immediately went in and bought everything they had.
So what is Dairy Milk Top Deck? Simple. It’s a bar of Dairy Milk with the top half of each “chunk” (or ‘Sticky Uppy Bit’ to give it its technical name) made out of white chocolate.
It looks a bit odd, and frankly it is a bit odd. I’m not sure who came up with this idea, but I can imagine a board meeting where some bright spark suggested “Let’s make Dairy Milk even sweeter!”. Because that’s pretty much all the white chocolate ads.
The interesting thing for me is that when eaten separately, the white chocolate isn’t as creamy as Cadbury Dream – Cabdury’s British white chocolate offering. And the Dairy Milk has a distinctive but subtle cocoa flavour which I don’t get from the UK version. I wouldn’t say it’s better or worse than the Cadbury chocolate I’m used to – just noticeably different.
So while this is an interesting novelty for a Brit, it’s not something I’d want to buy regularly. I’m sure there are kids who would love it, but it’s just too sweet for my taste. And at £2.25 for this imported 100g bar, I don’t think I’ll be buying more in a hurry.