Since Mondalez took over Cadbury it seems that there's less Milka products on shelf in store - disappointing since I'm quite partial to a bit of Milka but I suppose it makes sense from a business point of view; especially what with a lot of the new Cadbury's versions essentially being replicas of Milka products available in different parts of Europe.
Milka chocolate has that lovely creamy, milky Swiss-style flavour to it and I just couldn't resist picking up a couple of bars when I was away on holiday in Spain a few weeks ago - the large sharing blocks of Milka are huge!!! Weighing in at ~300g there's certainly a lot of chocolate to go around, so I picked up flavours that I thought I would definitely enjoy!
The first review is of the Truffle & Almonds bar; containing a creamy truffle filling with small bits of chopped almond; I've had quite a few bad experiences of bringing truffle-esque bars back from holiday, with the truffle seemingly having bloomed and gone dry/crumbly. Thankfully this didn't occur in this bar.
The truffle was delightfully smooth, rich and melt in the mouth; whilst the almonds provided a nice textural contrast, if you wanted to bite/chew the bar, but weren't intrusive if you wanted to savour a cube and let it slowly melt. A lovely rich, satisfying chocolate eat.
In terms of flavour the almonds didn't offer particularly much, I couldn't detect much of an almond flavour throughout the bar, with instead the dominating flavour just being that of a rich, creamy Swiss milk chocolate. It reminded me of similar Lindt style bars; albeit without the rich malty undertones that Lindt has. Would I buy it again if it were available in this country? Most definitely.
Taste - 7.7/10 - Not mind blowing in terms of anything different to offer but still a delicious chocolate bar.
Texture- 7.8/10- Creamy, smooth, melt in the mouth, nice crunch from the almonds.
Appearance - 7.0/10 - Standard chocolate bar really.
Price - 8.4/10 - I paid ~ €3 for this bar, €1 per 100g. Really good value.
Overall - 7.7/10 - Good decent sized cubes, decent flavour and lovely rich truffle texture.
Swiss chocolate lovers, anyone look for something that feels a bit more luxurious but doesn't cost it.
WHERE TO BUY?I presume this is easier to buy across the rest of Europe where Cadbury's is less dominant and Milka is the leading brand.