Here we have another South African offering. According to the wrapper, it’s “Rich creamy Nestlé milk chocolate with Aero® centre and filled biscuit wafers.”
That’s a fairly lengthy description for a simple bar of chocolate, but once you bite into it, it becomes quite clear what this really is – an outright copy of Cadbury Time Out. Only the chocolate has been changed to protect the innocent.
This Nestlé bar shares most of the features of the bar it’s (apparently) copying. It’s quite light, quite crispy, reasonably chocolatey, and a little… boring. But having said that, this is the nicest of the South African chocolates I’ve tried so far – and also the first time I’ve seen Nestlé do anything interesting with Aero.
The chocolate in this particular bar did taste as though it was on the verge of going a little stale, but that’s not entirely surprising given it was manufactured over 10 months ago and has travelled half way around the world. It was still quiet edible, and quite satisfying with a nice cup of tea.