After reviewing Revels the other day, I thought it would be a good idea to review my other childhood favourites. All in the name of science, you understand.
But firstly, a quick note to our American readers. What you know as ‘Milky Way’ is what the rest of the world knows as a ‘Mars Bar’. And what the rest of the world calls a ‘Milky Way’, you call ’3 Musketeers’. I don’t know why – it just is.
What I’ve always liked best about Milky Way is the fluffy, creamy nougat. It’s just yummy. The very thin layer of milk chocolate is really just there to keep the fluffiness from escaping.
After 30 years of experimentation, I have discovered the best way to eat Milky Way is at 20°C (68F). Too cold, and the nougat goes hard and chewy. Too warm, and it just goes icky. Then just bite into it and let it melt in your mouth. Heaven.
There is in fact, only one downside with Milky Way, and that’s that you get funny looks when you buy them if you’re more than 12 years old. This can make them very difficult to get hold of for us grown ups.
Stealing them isn’t on, because the shame of getting caught shoplifting Milky Ways is even worse than the shame of buying them. Hanging around outside sweet shops and offering kids money to go and buy Milky Ways isn’t really an option in this day and age either – and kids these days just run off with your money anyway. (Don’t ask me how I know this, please.)