Product Type: Maltesers Chocolate
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Maltesers Teasers Bar
Member Name: nicolap82
Maltesers Teasers Bar
Advantages: Tasty and doesn't roll away
I've always loved a malteser. They bring back memories where I would spend some days with my grandparents in the holidays. While my gran was out at work in the morning, granddad and I would walk to the newsagents to pick up his paper, and without fail, I would get a bag of maltesers. I've always enjoyed the mix of melty honeycomb and that lovely layer of milk chocolate. I can't remember when I first sampled them, but I must have been perfectly happy with the spherical variety for in excess of 25 years. I was so blissfully unaware that I had never even considered an alternate construction - despite the existence of celebrations...
Then one day I walked into our local Tesco express to be immediately sucked in by the sight of a new bar shaped maltesers - maltesers teasers. They are most commonly found in the sweet aisle, with the typical red packaging and white writing you would expect from a maltesers product. They come in two sizes - an individual size 35g bar selling for around 60p, or you can stumble across a 150g block for around £2.20 - or on offer at 2 for £3 on occasion. I haven't found it as easy to track down the large bars when they aren't on offer - but when they are they are usually prominently on display somewhere near the till (in Sainsbury's and my local Tesco Express at least). The small bar is 186 calories, so not the worst indulgence.
The bar itself is shaped like a block of chocolate made of individual maltesers. But when you bite in, it is solid chocolate bursting with little bubbles of honeycomb throughout. The honeycomb is quite dense in the bar, making it quite light for a chocolate bar (not good if you are trying to resist!). As with the traditional malteser you do get a nice melty feeling in your mouth, but at the same time you have something solid to bite into. This can make it feel more satisfying than the round variety. Sadly you do lose the option of melting the chocolate off in your mouth and enjoying the pure honeycomb goodness as the little bubbles disintegrate with the chocolate.
Overall I was really impressed with the bar. I had been initially sceptical as the maltesers in Celebrations aren't as high quality as their round cousins, but was soon won over. Everyone else I have introduced it to has also really enjoyed the bar. Having the option for a large bar creates lots of opportunities for sharing after all. Although if you're one of life's naturally generous souls, you may be pleased to know that the segments on the small bar do break easily when required. If you're a maltesers fan then give them a go - especially if you see them on offer.
Summary: A great chocolate bar
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