Along with the Let Them Eat Cake chocolate bar I reviewed a few days ago I also picked up this Donuts & Coffee milk chocolate bar. Made with 44% cacao and including pieces of actual donut and ground coffee, it's meant to epitomize one of those classic American breakfast combos.
Again the packaging is very inviting and looks really fun, the bar itself is less colourful, due to not containing sprinkles, but there are huge pieces of donut dotted throughout and a lovely waft of coffee that emanates from the bar on opening.
The chocolate snaps very easily and the pieces of donut are evenly spread throughout the bar so it means you should get a bit at least in every serving you have - which is good, I hate bars which include mix-ins and then aren't evenly distributed throughout the bar.
The milk chocolate, due to being a higher cacao percentage, has a lovely deep, robust flavour it it, which works perfectly with the coffee. The coffee flavour is perfect actually, it's really well balanced, not sickly sweet and tastes like you're drinking a really good quality cup of the stuff that when combined with the deeper yet creamy milk chocolate and the softer, slightly sweet, yeasty, wheaty, donut pieces leads to an incredible eat. The donuts not only offer a great flavour but add a great textural contrast to the bar with pieces of soft, fluffy goodness.
This bar was a completely different eat to that of the Let Them Eat Cake bar, this one offers a much deeper, robust flavour and certainly packs more of a flavour punch, to choose between the two as to what would be my favourite would be difficult. I feel this bar is probably more of an adult eat due to the more bitter coffee flavours and packs a better flavour punch, where as I feel the Let Them Eat Cake bar would be suitable for all ages and is more of a 'fun' bar.
Taste - 9.2/10 - Great quality milk chocolate, deep yet creamy, strong powerful coffee flavour.
Texture - 9.0/10 - Lovely soft, fluffy pieces of donut throughout and smooth melt from the milk chocolate.
Appearance - 7.8/10 - Outer packaging is stunning, good dispersion of donuts.
Price - 6.9/10 - Like the Let Them Eat Cake bar this is priced at £7.99 in Fenwick or $9.95 on their website for 85g.
Overall - 8.2/10 - Another 'fun' yet delicious bar, I do feel that this one errs slightly more on the sophisticated side though.
WHO FOR?More of an 'adult' chocolate bar due to the deeper more bitter flavour notes.
WHERE TO BUY?I picked mine up from Fenwick or you can purchase online here.