I found this in M&S Simply Food in Marylebone station while grabbing a sandwich to eat on the train. Luckily I managed to refrain from eating it until I got home. That’s how restrained I am.
Marks & Spencer do quite a wide range of chocolate now and so far my experience of their offerings has been mixed. M&S may be known for good quality food, but the chocs I’ve had so far have been adequate, but not fantastic.
As you can see, this is a single bar of milk chocolate. It looks quite boring on the outside with no distinguishing features. (For some reason I’m now wondering how the police will identify the body after I’ve finished with it. My mind is obviously broken.)
The one feature it does have is a rather pleasant smell that hits you the moment you open the wrapper. A traditional old fashioned fudge smell that makes you want to stuff the whole thing into your mouth in one go.
But once again, restraint got the better of me…
Inside the thin coating of fairly average milk chocolate is a generous helping of light, fluffy fudge. The consistency is similar to that of a (British) Milky Way, so it’s very light for fudge.
A quick glance at the ingredients reveals that this really is proper fudge. Amongst other things, this bar contains sweetened condensed milk, clotted cream, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass and dried free range egg white.
And it tastes like proper fudge too. It’s very sweet, but very, very nice. Fudge is always quite sweet and while I love it, I can’t eat a lot in one go. Even this small 45g bar was a little too much for me, and I’d prefer to have seen it divided into two. Not that I had anyone to share with and would have ended up eating it all in one go anyway, but it’s the thought that counts, right?
If you’re a fudge fan, I’d recommend picking one of these up. It’s like a slightly more sophisticated, grown up version of Cadbury Fudge. And while it’s just as sweet as the Cadbury offering, you can taste that this is made with quality ingredients.