Recently, I’ve become a bit of a fan of a good quality Turkish Delight chocolate, so I thought I’d give this Tesco own-brand version a go. Obviously I wasn’t expecting a lot, but at just 67p for this sizable 150g bar, I thought I’d risk my hard-earned cash on some.
First impressions aren’t bad. An interesting looking bar of milk chocolate with a nice shine and an unusual ripple pattern to it.
But when you bite into one of those chunks, you realise that there isn’t much in the way of Turkish Delight filling here. It’s certainly no Fry’s Turkish Delight in that respect.
But as it turns out, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Because the “Turkish Delight” in this bar is quite awful. It’s nothing more than glucose syrup and some pectin with some artificial flavouring and beetroot for colour. It’s horribly sweet and more liquid than solid, so it just ends up coating the insides of your mouth with its nastiness. I found I had to have a glass of water after each chunk just to be able to taste anything else again.
Even then, it’s not really possible to get any handle on the quality of the milk chocolate here. At 25% cocoa solids, it’s better than some I could mention, but the sweet, gloopy syrup inside obliterates any flavours that may be present.
This one is best avoided. If you’re urging for a Turkish Delight fix, I recommend seeking out Thorntons offering over this any day.