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.