The first thing I need to tell you about these Rice Krispie Squares is what came in the box along with the free sample pack. Kellogg’s were kind enough to send me a press release written on edible paper, a chocolate-scented candle in a tin, a bag of marshmallows and… a chocolate fountain.
A chocolate fountain!
As an impartial reviewer, I feel it’s my duty to let Chocablog readers know about this kind of thing and that it won’t affect my review in any way. Oh no. Honest.
With that out of the way (have I mentioned how much I love Kellog’s lately?), let’s get stuck in!
These are a new take on the old Rice Krispie Squares that have been around for ages (and that kids have been making at home since the dawn of… er… Rice Krispies, probably). They’re exactly the same, except completely covered in a chocolate flavoured coating, with a few small chunks of milk chocolate thrown in for good measure.
Of course, this isn’t Lindt chocolate. It’s probably one of the least “refined” chocolate bars I’ve tasted in the three years I’ve been doing Chocablog. What they are is deliciously tasty and moreish.
The ‘chocolate flavour coating’ is very sticky and tacky. There is a very slight chemically taste to it, and once you’ve eaten it, it gets stuck in your teeth for about 14 weeks. It’s almost impossible to get any sense of the quality of the chocolate (and there is real chocolate in there somewhere), but frankly it doesn’t matter.
This is a snack rather than a ‘proper’ chocolate, and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. The kind of thing you buy with the intention of putting in the kids’ lunch boxes, but end up ‘accidentally’ eating yourself.
My only problem is that I managed to
scoff mislay all four bars in half an hour and now I want MORE!