Product Type: Marmite Chocolate
Newest Review: ... I doubt I would have identified the marmite flavour. This is a real shame because as the lifelong tagline of Marmite has always been "... more
Very Peculiar sums this up Perfectly!
Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate Bar
Member Name: garymarsh6
Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate Bar
Advantages: None unless you like gagging!
Disadvantages: Expensive folly!
Marmite chocolate bar.
A friend who knows I love Marmite products recently gave me a selection of Marmite goodies for my birthday. I thought I would be in heaven with all these lovely products. In the selection there was this bar of Chocolate. How very perceptive of her I was really chuffed.
The bar weighs in at 100g and is packaged inside a black cardboard box with the words VERY PECULIAR on the front just below the Marmite logo. Inside the box is the chocolate bar wrapped in a yellow plastic type covering with the words marmite printed all over it. It also goes on to tell you that there is a hint of Marmite indulgence. A perplexing treat that bewilders the taste buds. Well that certainly is true on all counts.
Opening the plastic cover you are instantly hit by the unmistakeable smell of marmite. I broke off a square of the chocolate and placed it in my mouth on my tongue and began to suck it. The chocolate is smooth and creamy akin to Galaxy chocolate (Which I personally find cloying and quite horrible) and there is certainly a taste of chocolate but then the taste of marmite suddenly kicks in. It seems that there are small granules or grains of marmite giving the most peculiar taste in the mouth causing much confusion. One half of your brain is telling you to get rid of it the other half thinking it might get better. One of the little grains got caught right at the back of my tongue which actually made me gag causing even more confusion.
Although I love Marmite for me this is so wrong wrong wrong. I love chocolate with hints of chilli even chocolate with hints of sea salt but this marmite bar of chocolate is so wrong.
I must say I am glad that I have tried it as I had been looking around for a bar for some time but never actually came across it. I offered my daughter a piece of the chocolate when she visited me and she too gagged on it so I am happy to report it was not just me it had this effect on. For a while afterwards my stomach felt quite peculiar so I guess the slogan on the front of the box was correct at least in that respect.
Would I buy it myself?
Not now I have tried it. I intend to let my friends try it to see what effect it has on them too and I am happy to report that they too gagged!!! Although I did not buy it myself I am aware that it is a couple of quid for the bar. Is it worth that............QUITE FRANKLY........NO............
Well my curiosity has been cured I shan't be buying myself a bar anytime soon but I am glad that I have tasted this so called treat. I thought I was going to be happy with it trying something unusual. Well I can guarantee that it is unusual whether you would like it is up to you. As the adage goes curiosity killed the cat well if I ate any more of this bar then perhaps It may well have done the same to me.
This most certainly is not a bar of chocolate for chocolate aficionados trust me but it is a fun whacky bar if you want a bit of fun.
The ingredients are quite intriguing and include cocoa butter cocoa mass. Vanilla 2% marmite flavouring onion powder, garlic powder and celery powder. It is a milk chocolate so only contains 31% minimum cocoa solids.
540 calories per bar.
Sodium 0.3g (which I find surprising bearing in mind how salty it tastes.)
It is made under licence by Kimm and Miller (UK) Ltd. Bedford MK42 9TW.
The rating system is not quite right as it is a five star product it is made perfectly as long as you would like the combination of Galaxy style chocolate and Marmite. However I can rate it no more than one Dooyoo star because I found it to be quite vile.
Summary: Happy I have tried it but I doubt I will ever again!