The English language is a wonderful thing, especially when manipulated by non-native speakers (witness the hilarious engrish.com if you need to know more). Whilst in Germany some time ago (these have been languishing in a compartment of my fridge for a good while, unnoticed among the jars of anchovies and pesto) I spotted these and had to buy them on name alone. The packaging was another reason I wanted them – a slim silver tin with a neat little sliding mechanism.
When I read the contents list I half wondered whether the ‘Fits’ element referred to the caffeine and guarana mixture that lay beneath the chocolatey exterior. Surely they couldn’t be THAT stimulating?
A 55.5% chocolate shell will at least ensure huge sales in China (and I wonder if that was deliberate?) and it’s a slightly bitter dark chocolate which very quickly gives way to the coffee (nay, espresso) flavoured hazelnut brittle interior. The interior is buttery, crispy and reminded me of the nutty bits in a Daim ball. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that these resembled tiny, coffee flavoured Daim balls. But German. And likely to induce nervous tics or hyperactivity in the caffeine sensitive.
I found them quite tasty myself, and the fact they’re so small makes it all to easy to monster up half a tin just by sitting at one’s keyboard composing a review.
Excuse me, I think I need to go and do something vigorous.