It was actually some months ago that I first picked up one of these bars. I remember thinking that it could go either way – the coffee flavour might be too ‘Revels‘, or the praline too bland – but I am happy to report that this is an absolute stunner of a bar.
Now, looking at the bottom of the box, one cannot help noticing that three squares (that’s THREE SQUARES) contains 24% of your RDA of saturates. That’s pretty steep, and methinks mainly due to the hefty dose of cocoa butter used in the praline filling, so I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone attempting a strict diet.
It smells lovely – a rich mixture of coffee and chocolate that makes you feel like you’re sat in a very nice cafe somewhere in Europe, while the baristas serve up numerous coffees and hot chocolates. When you pop a square in your mouth you are immediately aware of the additional cocoa butter.
It melts on the tongue so quickly, spreading its coffee and chocolate loveliness across the palate in seconds and distributing the tiny bits of coffee bean all around your mouth, leaving you with a crunchy treat for when the chocolate has slid down your throat.
It’s rich, it’s very creamy, and it’s slightly naughty. In short, it’s a damned fine piece of work, and one which has prompted me to pay much closer attention to supermarket own brand chocolate. If you’re partial to a ‘proper’ coffee and you love your chocolate then look no further – this is the best combination of the two flavours I have come across so far.