I was excited to see Milka on the supermarket shelves again because it’s been absent from my chocolate neck of the woods for many years for reasons unknown. My Austrian isn’t too good, but I think it says ‘Milk Chocolate with Alpine Milk.’ Now bear in mind that Alpine here in Australia is a menthol-flavoured cigarette brand, so I’ll assume they mean lactose liquid from cows that stand on Swiss hills. Or some such.
It was nice to see that it has grown to 200g blocks instead of the measly 100g blocks I remember buying back in the 1990s, but this was the only flavour available and not my utter Milka favourite, the coffee milk.
Undressed and no longer purple, the block revealed smaller, chunkier squares but with the same old Milka logo – I could barely control myself long enough to take this photo (I know it is very sad but you’ve got to take your thrills where you can find them).
Surprisingly, what Milka Alpine Milk reminded me of was – wait for it – Cadbury Dairy Milk. I was in shock: were my usually-reliable taste buds on strike? Was I wrong in trying this with a glass of red wine after dinner? Was I past this challenging chocolate tasting lark? Had I eaten too much Lindt? Actually, don’t answer my last question.
Whatever the reason, it tasted nice. Not astounding, not different, but nice. Love Chunks and Sapphire enjoyed it as well and we all admitted that because it had been a while since we’d eaten milk chocolate, we three Dark Siders might just automatically compare it to Cadbury Dairy Milk because it was only 30% cocoa solids. It certainly didn’t taste as buttery creamy as Lindt’s milk chocolate does and was very sweet. This was confirmed when I looked at the ingredients – sugar was the first on the list, consisting of nearly 60% of the entire block – that’s virtually the sweetest I’ve ever tasted so far.
Perhaps I need to buy another block (I know, the sacrifices I make for chocablogging accuracy) and eat it alongside a Cadbury’s plain Dairy Milk to fully test out my initial taste result. I’d also be keen to know what other chocoblog readers think.