Thursday, 19 May 2016

Creighton's Toasted! Milk Chocolate Bar

'Milk chocolate, marshmallow, crunchy pieces & a hint of smoke' - when I read this description it sounded like heaven to me. Like toasting marshmallows on a campfire dipped in creamy milk chocolate I hoped it would evoke those warm smoky flavours of a good S'mores.

Creighton's Toasted! Chocolate Bar

The bar is studded with mini marshmallows and had a good crisp, clean snap to it. I was hoping to be hit with quite a good amount of smoke; after all surely that's what makes this bar different and unique, the element of smoke, as opposed to just a standard milk chocolate bar with a few marshmallows and crispy pieces in it.

Creighton's Toasted! Chocolate Bar

Unfortunately I found the smoke flavour was virtually non-existent, making the title of  'Toasted!' seem slightly underwhelming. The milk chocolate is pleasant enough and the mini marshmallows and crunchy pieces added a nice bit of textural contrast and sweetness to the bar. However that's where it ended really.

No flavour of toasting the marshmallow on the campfire, no smoky back note. Just very one dimensional; I feel that this could have been so much better had it just been made a little more smoky. More just like 'Milk Chocolate with Marshmallows!'.

Creighton's Toasted! Chocolate Bar

Taste - 3.5/10
- Very underwhelming unfortunately. The chocolate isn't inherently bad but it doesn't really live up to its description.

Texture - 6/10 - Nice melt, chewy marshmallows, crunchy pieces.
Appearance - 6.2/10 - Bar packaging is quite eye catching.
Price - 5.4/10 - I bought this in Fenwicks where I think I paid £3.95, available to buy online through Creighton's for £3.30.
Overall - 5.3/10  - Underwhelming.

If you're just looking for a fairly pleasant milk chocolate bar then its fine enough.

Available at various retailers or online here.

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