Planets are little balls of soft malt nougat, caramel and wafer covered in milk chocolate. Nothing more, nothing less.
They taste exactly as you’d expect. The nougat one taste like Mars Bar nougat… the caramel one tastes like Mars Bar caramel and the wafer one taste like Mars Delight wafer.
That’s really all there is to them.. and to be honest, while they’re not offensive in any way, they’re just a bit boring. The only way to make them interesting is to eat the whole pack in one go.
I think Mars may have missed a trick here. You see, they also make Revels – a very similar concept – chocolate balls with different centres all mixed up in a bag. Planets are just a little dull on their own, but they’d all make interesting additions to Revels. Maybe as a special addition pack (I can’t see Mars Planets lasting long anyway).
In the mean time, the best way to eat Planets is probably to buy them with a bag of Revels and mix them all up together. That way you’ll get some real variety – although if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably still just stuff them all into your mouth in one go anyway.