I don’t much care for Guinness. So it’s probably lucky that this little bar contains just 0.2% of the stuff. The other 99.8% it seems, is pure marketing.
The dark bar never gave a cocoa percentage, but this one does – a disappointing 55%. And that comes through in the taste. Although there is some vague chocolatelyness, it’s extremely sweet and it’s quite difficult to taste anything beyond the sugar.
There is a very slight flavour of something that could have been related to Guinness at some point in its life, but it’s barely discernible. If you hadn’t read the wrapper, you’d have no idea what it was. In fact, for all I know the taste could just be that the chocolate is a bit off.
Inside each square of chocolate is a fair amount of caramel, which like the chocolate doesn’t taste of much. It’s sweet, and there is a vague butteriness to it, a quick glance at the ingredients – glucose syrup, sweetened condensed milk, vegetable fat – will give you an idea of what to expect.
As is so often the case, the overall product is edible and not offensive, but it just doesn’t do anything for me. The fact that only 0.09g of Guinness went into this 45g bar shows. It’s a gimmick rather than a treat for a Guinness lover. One to avoid.