During Chocablogger Kath’s latest radio interview, a caller suggested that Milka wasn’t around any more because it had been “banned because of mad cow disease”. This is obviously not the case and Milka is still very much alive (in Europe at least), although here in the UK it can be a little hard to get hold of.
Needless to say I ran out and bought a couple of bars straight after the show. None of the shops near me seem to have it, but I found this Milka Alpine Cream in Waitrose in Brent Cross.
So what’s so special about Milka? The milk, of course!
Milka is one of those milk chocolates that’s incredibly creamy. This particular bar is even creamier because the filling happens to be cream flavoured too. You can’t see a great deal of difference between the milk chocolate and the filling, but the inside of this bar is lighter in texture than the smooth, 30% milk chocolate that surrounds it.
But it’s also particularly sweet. And while almost everyone likes Milka, if you were to eat this 100g bar in one sitting, you’d almost certainly make yourself ill. The last time I had Milka was sat around watching a movie with a group of friends, which was perfect. Everyone got a couple of chunks and nobody left feeling sick.
This is an utterly delicious bar. Its smoothness and creaminess are second to none. But if you’re the kind of person that eats a 100g bar of chocolate in one go, you might want to avoid this, simply because it’s so sweet. Milka is made for sharing.