“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Caramel „
Marks and Spencer have been doing well in my reviews recently. I often go in there to treat myself to some lunch. They have always been known for good quality food but I've been impressed at some of their own versions of products we know and love.
A good example is their caramel chocolate bar. Not reading the packet I expected this to be a caramel and biscuit bar but I was wrong. The bar is chunky nougat, caramel covered in milk chocolate. Sound familiar? Yep, this is as near to a Mars bar as you can get, and I'm not sure in a blind tasting I could tell the difference.
The bar is a lot smaller than a normal size Mars bar, weighing 55g. Personally I find this a much more manageable size for such a rich chocolate bar.
Unlike some non-brands, M&S don't try and copy, say Mars, on the packaging front but stich to their simple style. This bar is wrapped in pretty plain caramel coloured plastic. I don't think it was usually grab my attention, but the fact I noticed it this time is because it was on offer for just 20p! I don't know how much is costs usually. Most of M&S chocolate bars of this size are between 42p and 47p, so somewhere around there. I don't thing that's as good value, you could by a bigger Mars for that, but at 20p you can't go wrong!
With all yummy chocolate bars the downside is the calorie count. This 55g bar contains ..250 cals, 31.g sugar and 11g of fat.
All in all, a yummy treat, that in my opinion can rival a Mars Bar.