I picked this bar up in M&S Simply Food in Marylebone Station without even looking at what it was. I was in a rush and could tell from the colour of the wrapper it was something I hadn’t reviewed before. It was only when I looked at it on the train that I saw the word “Marzipan” in big letters.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not that much of a fan of marzipan. I think it belongs on Christmas cake and should stay there, rather than inside my chocolate!
The dark chocolate here is 50% cocoa solids, and although it’s quite sweet it’s really quite pleasant… not that there’s much of it.
20% of the contents of this bar is almonds, and that’s just nuts (hahaha!)
The texture of the marzipan is very similar to the Niederegger Marzipan bar I reviewed last year. It’s quite dry and crumbly with a slightly grainy texture.
Luckily, it’s also quite light and not too sweet, and that makes this quite a pleasant little snack.
This is still the kind of bar that’s going to appeal to marzipan fans (marzifans?) rather than chocolate purists, but I enjoyed munching on this with a nice cup of tea this more than I expected to. I’m no marzipan convert, but I quite liked this.