Product Type: Kraft Chocolate
Newest Review: ... me one. I looked at the wrapper (at the time, it was spelt dime) and thought it looked very strange and foreign. However, I am always open... more
DAMN THESE DAIM BARS ARE MIGHTY FINE.
Member Name: bishopview
Advantages: JUST A PURE TASTE OF HEAVEN
Disadvantages: VERY HIGH IN CALORIES.
Today we popped into Ikea. They must love to see us coming as we are replacing our kitchen and have spent a small fortune in there in the last few months. After we had selected our items, we went to the till area and there sitting for all to see was bags of miniture daim bars. I hadnt seen this chocolate for years and could hardly contain my excitement.
The price of this 400g of miniture daim bars was a very impressive £2.96.
Which I thought was very reasonable considering the huge size of the bag. The packaging and name has totally changed since I was a child and I was a bit anxious wondering if I would be dissapointed by the taste. I would haven been gutted to think that they had changed the recipe and spoilt this gorgeous chocolate and crunchy caramel delight.
I was not let down at all by the flavours. They were as luxurious and creamy as I remember. The smooth and delicious milk chocolate coating melts slowly within the mouth. Then hidden underneath the chocolate is the most different and fantastic centre. The centre is sweet and buttery crunchy caramel. The crunchy texture is delightful. Creating a buttery crumble in your mouth. There is also a slight almondy taste to the caramel which adds to the delicious and luxurious flavours.
Yes Dime may now have changed its name to Daim and changed its packaging from a brown wrapper to a bright and appealing red package with a simplistic yet bright and attractive blue diam logo. But its flavour has not xhanged one bit. If anything it has improved. Or maybe when I was young I was not mature enough to appreciate the complex flavours and succulent textures of such a rich and good quality chocolate treat.
Whilst I remember the large dime bars with great fondness I found these miniture daim bars to be in a totally different league. The fact that they are small individually wrapped pieces of this treat is just heavenly.
When looking at the reverse side of the red packaging. There is a list of ingredients and also a comprehensive nutritional value chart. It was only when studying this chart did my Daim bar bubble burst in rather a dramatic fashion. The calorific value for 100g of these moreish delights is a staggering 545kcal. I think this is very high, this left me feeling rather guilty about the significant number of daim bars I had chomped through over the course of the afternoon.
I guess as an occasional treat I feel these are perfect. But as for a weekly occurence every time I visit Ikea i think that I will have to display some self control and leave them sitting in all their beautiful glory on the till section. Yes they are delicious and a confectionary delight but I am afraid they are just a bit too lavish for my liking.
Summary: A FANTASTIC BLAST FROM THE PAST. BUT BEWARE THEY HAVE A CALORE CONTROLLED STING IN THE TAIL!!