Nestlé Heaven Dark Vanilla Truffle

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on August 12 2008 | Leave A Comment

We’ve reviewed a few of Nestlé’s Heaven range before and so far our reaction has been positive, so I had high hopes for this – despite the fact that it was obvious when I bought it that the picture on the packaging would have no real relation to the actual product.

So instead of the rather tempting looking white vanilla balls the box shows, what we have here is 12 large, thin squares of dark chocolate with a white vanilla filling. Equally tempting, but they just as well have shown pictures of fluffy orange sheep on the front. (And ff they had, I would almost certainly still have bought it.)

The dark chocolate is listed as 43% cocoa solids, so it’s not particularly dark, but it is very nice. Nestlé haven’t exactly been generous with the chocolate here, but the flavour still comes through, despite the sweetness of the vanilla filling inside.

And make no mistake, this is a very sweet, very rich bar. It demands to be eaten delicately, one square at a time, rather than being stuffed into your mouth in one go – however tempting that might be (and in the interests of science, I did of course, try this). That vanilla truffle filling, while delicious, isn’t particularly light. It’s soft, and creamy, but so rich, it could almost contain alcohol, but there’s none of that listed on the ingredients.

I have a feeling that this will be too rich for some and too sweet for others. But for me it really was heaven. Kind of like a more sophisticated version of Kinder Chocolate. If you can resist the urge to eat it all in one go, then I highly recommend it.

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  1. Dom I love this sentence; It demands to be eaten delicately, one square at a time, rather than being stuffed into your mouth in one go – however tempting that might be (and in the interests of science, I did of course, try this).

    ….you’re a man after my own heart!!

    I’d still like to try the bar though – it’s a flavour we don’t have here in Australia

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Kath: I know for a fact that there are a few people from Nestlé who read Chocablog. I think you should make your voice heard and demand what is rightfully yours! :)

  3. Did you hear that, Nestle?
    HOW COME THIS FLAVOUR ISN’T AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA?

    Hmmm? Please? I’ll be your best friend…..

  4. silvermage2000

    This sounds good dark chocolate with vanilla in it. I like that combo in chocolate to. but,hearing how rich I’ts I might just only eat alittle bit at one time. I’t does sound good though.