What to say… what to say…
When Nestlé’s PR send you a box of 36 Milkybars, it’s only polite to say something.
Apparently, these are new, improved “adult” Milkybars, with added raisin and biscuit – and that makes them suitable for grown-ups. I can only think that Nestlé are short of ideas, because this is exactly what they did to Yorkie Bars a couple of years ago, and I can tell you now the bar I ate didn’t make me grow up at all.
The ingredients helpfully explain that the milk comes from whole cows (maybe I’m reading that wrong…), the cocoa butter comes from cocoa beans (shocking!) and the added vegetable fat comes from “tropical plants”. Yes, that means palm oil.
Ethical issues aside, I suppose I should mention the taste at some point. It’s ultra sweet and bland, like any Milkybar. But the addition of raisins and biscuit pieces does actually help. The raisins don’t taste of much, but the do cut through the sweetness slightly, and the added texture does make the bar more palatable.
It’s not really offensive, but it’s cheap confectionery. Any amount of added fruit and biscuit aren’t going to change the fact that it’s really aimed squarely at kids.
I was going to leave my review at that, but upon trying another chunk, I encountered a hard, inedible stalk (presumably attached to a raisin) that I could only spit out. I don’t know what that says about Nestlé quality control, but if I’d actually paid for this bar, I’d probably have taken it back to the shop and asked for a refund.
So there you have it. It’s sweet, contains nasty, environment destroying palm oil, and in the case of the bar I tried, was partially inedible. But aside from that, it’s just lovely.