Marks & Spencer Lemon Mousse Bar

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on August 30 2008 | Leave A Comment

M&S seem to do a whole range of these little bars, but I didn’t pay much attention as I grabbed one from the shelf while passing through Marylebone Station.

The wrapper describes the bar as “White and dark chocolate bar with a light lemon mousse centre on a lemon parfait base”.

And that’s a fairly accurate description. Both the parfait and mousse are extremely lemony, and despite the plethora of artificial sounding ingredients on the packaging, tastes quite natural. The mousse is light, fluffy and zesty, and the white chocolate is sweet and creamy, but not overly so.

One of the issues I often have when lemon and white chocolate are used together is that unless done exceptionally well, you often get a hint of sickliness when the intense citrus flavour and rich creaminess combine. There is a hint of that here, but it’s barely noticeable.

Unfortunately, the other thing that’s barely noticeable is the chocolate. Only at the very last second do you get any hint of the dark chocolate taste, and even then, there’s so little of it that it’s impossible to discern quality.

So this really isn’t a bar for chocolate lovers, it’s a bar for lemon mousse lovers. Personally, I found it quite delicious, but you certainly shouldn’t buy one expecting any kind of chocolate “hit” from it.

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  1. Hi Dom over at CM I reviewed the equivalent Thorntons bar – who copied who I don’t know! Anyway I found exactly the same things wrong with it – really lacking in its chocolate qualities! Good pictures btw!

    Jim

  2. Yum! White chocolate and lemon, if done well, taste delicious.
    If only they’d release something like this in a nice thick DARK layer of chocolate on the outside.

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    James: Thanks for the tip – I guess that Thorntons make the range of bars for M&S (given Thorntons is a chocolate maker and I don’t think M&S make any of their own stuff!)

    I’ll see if I can buy a matching set from Thorntons / M&S sometime and compare them!