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Bounty from Mars is one of my favourite sweet treat snacks, basically desiccated coconut bound together and covered in a slim layer of chocolate, creating a coconut bar with just about enough chocolate to taste and enjoy. Along the top of the bar there are three lines of slightly thicker chocolate and these are carried down over the edges, either end is shaped as if the chocolate has slightly overrun and pooled there, however this is the same on every bar I''ve had so is a deliberate design. The confectionary is 57g and in each wrapper there are two small delectable bars to enjoy, each measuring approximately 70mm long x 40mm diameter. We find them ideal for sharing, I can easily eat a whole pack, however as my husband likes to have just one mini bar we usually share when he is around.
I''m sure I read somewhere that Bounty has been on sale in the UK for over 60 years, plain and milk chocolate versions used to be widely available, however, these days I find I do struggle to find the dark chocolate version that I prefer.
Packed in mainlywhite wrapper, featuring a blue sky and palm trees the word Bounty in quite large print and a cracked open coconut. The predominantly available milk chocolate version features blue text and features, whilst the plain version looks the same but the blue is replaced by red.
Made in a factory that uses nuts.
The packet is sealed, so as you tare it open it is possible to inhale the chocolate smell. Taking a small bite, the smell and flavour meld to give a nice hit of sweet coconut and chocolate, although the chocolate content is very low, the mix is just right and each mini bar can be enjoyed in 3 or 4 bites. Although the coconut is sweet and sticky, it is nothing like as sweet as coconut ice. The bar stays together well as you eat and there is very little chance of crumbs being dropped.
I blitz two packs in the Magimix to add to homemade cheesecake, create a yummy cheats cheesecake (bought in plain vanilla sprinkle the bounty chips on top). Bounty is an ideal flavoursome ingredient and the dark chocolate speckles the cheesecake mixture giving an unusual and attractive appearance. Also lovely added to a basic recipe to make coconut and chocolate cupcakes.
Widely available individually and in packs of four. The four pack sells for 1.79 in most stores and 1.00 at Asda (May 2014). Also Funsize10 pack totally 285g at 2.88.
I really like Bounty, I can gladly eat a whole one as a snack or dessert and sharing so that I have half a bar is a nice way to get a sweet chocolate fix and have maybe a few strawberries or blueberries as well. Being coconut based it is one of the healthier chocolate snacks available at 1.00 for four bars we are eating quite a few at the moment.
Bounty is a confectionary chocolate bar made by the same company who makes the popular Mars bars, and so as such the chocolate used in the bar is Mars bar chocolate. What is more interesting and favourable about the product is the fact the chocolate surrounds the inside which is filled with coconut. People always seem to be very wary when confectionary is mixed with fruit, complaining the fruit takes away the taste of the chocolate, they dont work together well etc etc. However, Bounty chocolate bar is definitely a chocolate/fruit combo that works extremely well. Im not a particular coconut lover myself, but I was intrgiued with the fact Bounty combines chocolate and cococnut, a combination I had never heard before. Much to my surprise, it tasted very good! The mars chocolate seems to melt in your mouth while the coconut lingeres, but the coconut is sticky as a result of the sugar, and it works suprisingly well. The coconut does not have the harsh taste of a actual cocount, infact it tastes very little like a coconut at all, but in a good way. The fact the bar comes in 2 small pieces means you dont have to eat the whole bar in one go, which may be neccesary as the bar is suprisingly filling for a chocolate bar! Therfore Bounty is also a great idea as a way to keep you full and refrain you from eating anything larger before lunch or dinner.
The only downside is the coconut can become quite sticky and crumbly, so if its a hot day, perhaps keep a tissue of some sort handy!
Tesco have recently had a great offer on Mars multipack chocolate bars with you being able to purchase 5 bars for just £1.00. One of the bars that this included was bounty's, not normally a chocolate bar that I choose but thought I had not had for a while so would be a nice change.
A bounty bar is a coconut centre covered in mars milk chocolate. The bars are unique in the fact that they are split into two pieces. I think this is a great idea if you do not want to eat the whole thing in one go as you can save half for later.
The bounty's come in a plastic wrapper with the two pieces placed together in a row. The wrapper has a very tropical look to it with it being blue and white with pictures of palm trees and coconuts on the front, obviously to try and make you feel that you're on a paradise island when eating one. As my bounty's came in a multipack the individual wrappers had very little information on, the main information was instead on the back of the multipack wrapper.
Even though the majority of this chocolate bar is coconut it does not mean that this cuts down on the fat or calorie content I'm afraid. One 28.5g piece (half) of a bounty bar contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 134kcal
Sugar - 13.5g
Fat - 7.0g
Sodium - 0.03g
Each of the two pieces of bounty in the pack are about 3 inches in length and oval in shape with a rippled chocolate pattern on the top. Now I am not normally a huge coconut fan, especially desiccated coconut as I find that even in things like cakes it can be very dry. But in the bounty bars it is very moist and quite sweet and this works fantastically with the milk chocolate it is covered in. The coconut has quite a fresh but creamy taste and is nice and soft so is easy to bite into. The milk chocolate is quite thick and keeps all of the coconut filling nicely packed inside and has a lovely smooth creamy taste. And the best thing about bounty's is when you have eaten one piece you still have a second to look forward to!
Overall the mars bounty bar offers a lovely change from the usual chocolate bars and certainly is a chocolate bar that I should purchase more often as I forget how nice they are.
Out shopping last week I needed a sugar snack ( I'm diabetic) and something drew me to a Bounty bar. I hadn't had one for years and I opted for a plain chocolate one rather than milk. Both varieties are exactly the same on the inside its just the chocolate that's different.
Bounty is made from lovely moist coconut coated in chocolate, it has been around for years, 60 in fact, it was first introduced in 1951 and has certainly earned its place on any sweet counter. Bounty has always been advertised with a tropical theme due to the coconut content of it. The wrapper always features a palm tree.
The word Bounty is printed right across the front of the label with a tropical scene behind it. With the plain chocolate variety this is mainly red but with the regular milk chocolate version its blue.
The packet gives all the relevant information such as ingredients and nutritional values.
Bounty is always sold with 2 small bars in each pack and each of these contain 139 calories and 7.9g of fat, just about OK if you are going to share.
On opening the packet the smell is deliciously rich and sweet, the dark chocolate has a strong chocolate smell, the bars are oval in shape with rounded ends and are quite deep. The chocolate surrounding the coconut is quite thick, it has the rich taste of dark chocolate which in my opinion compliment the moist coconut centre. Although the coconut is sweet I don't find it overly sweet, its certainly not like coconut ice. The dark chocolate compliments it perfectly making it a delicious if not slightly unhealthy treat, although I'm sure the coconut must go towards your 5 a day?
Bounty bars, I have since discovered, are also delicious chopped up in a cheese cake. It gives it a really nice flavour and texture. Same with ice cream if you don't want to buy bounty ice cream just use ordinary vanilla ice cream thaw a little and mix chopped up bounty bars in it. Once again it gives a really good texture to the ice cream.
Bounty bars are currently selling at 52pence or if you are in Tesco 2 for 90p. They are also available in multi packs and as an ice cream. They make a nice chocolate treat that isn't quite as sweet as other chocolate bars but just as satisfying when you feel that chocolate urge creeping over you.
Amongst all the chocolate bars with wafers, caramels, nougat and nuts if you fancy something really different you will find a Bounty bar which is a combination of coconut and milk chocolate in this case. The wrapper featuring the beach scene and a split open half of a coconut really gives the impression that this confectionery item will be a very pleasurable tropical eating experience.
Inside the wrapper you will actually find two small halves of a chocolate bar which could be shared but really I don't think one of these halves would be enough for one individual. When you bite in to these the taste of coconut is instantly recognisable and the combination of these tiny flakes with the milk chocolate is fantastic. It is not something I always crave to eat but when I have eaten these it certainly has been extremely enjoyable. Of course if you do not like the flavour or the texture of coconut as some people don't then this bar is definitely not for you. They are soft in consistency and will be no problem for most people's teeth. As is the nature of coconut though every now and again one or two flakes can get stuck in your teeth but this is not the end of the world as this bar is very tasty.
This is available for between fifty and sixty pence, the same sort of price range of many similarly sized competitors on the shelves. If you choose to eat both small bars in this wrapper you will be consuming roughly just less than 270 calories and just over 13.5g of fat so not so different to other chocolate bars of a similar size. If you like coconut and chocolate this is the perfect bar for you.
I have always like Mars Bounty Bars. Its odd how peoples tastes change throughout their lives from time to time. For example I used to prefer the dark chocolate Bounty. That is also strange because I don't really like dark chocolate very much... i just used to think it went well with the coconut centre of Bounty bars.
However, i now prefer Milk Chocolate Bounty.
I almost always buy Bounty from Iceland. I like the 10 Bounty snack size bars they do. At only £2.00 i think its not a bad deal.
I like the packaging of Bounty. It certainly reminds you of somewhere hot like Jamaica. This snacksize packet has Bounty printed in white across the front with some palm trees in the background and a coconut cut in half on the bottom corner. There is an overall blue background, which is the sky and the sea.
On this 10 snack size packet Mars state the following 'Not too big, not too small, just enough'. I would agree with this; Sometimes i find that one snack size is just right for me, as they are quite filling.
Mars describe it as 'moist tender coconut covered in thick milk chocolate' The coconut centre certainly is very moist; full of coconut and sweet. There is a thick layer of milk chocolate covering the coconut centre. I like this alot. If it were too thin a layer, it wouldn't be enough chocolate for me. This is because i think the centre would then become a bit too much, or a bit sickly. Its a great tasting sweet snack.
I wouldn't recommend you go mad and eat tons of Bounty bars!! You may end up feeling a bit sick, because the centre is very sweet and very rich in its flavour.
You can also get Bounty in the regular 2 bar size and miniature Bounty sweets can be found in Mars Celebrations.
Desiccated Coconut (21%)
Skimmed milk powder
Emulsifiers; Soya Lecithin, E471
Natural vanilla extract
Milk chocolate contains milk solids (14%)
One 28.5 g snacksize bar contains 134 kcal
I cannot see anything on the packaging about allergy information. However, if you are lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy, then this is a no, no for you i'm afraid.
Bounty bars are an enjoyable nice tasting a rich sweet .
Bounty has always been one of my favorite snack bars. It is not overly sweet... well, it IS sweet, yes, but in that coconut-y way, and I'm pretty confident that I can gobble down two or three of these lovelies without getting sick (I being the one who can't even finish a Mars bar!). I don't know when it was that coconut and chocolate has been a good combination (now that I think about it, the two sound pretty weird together!). It's just one of those things that you naturally accept, I suppose.
The packaging is very refreshing. Out of all the yellow, black, brown, black, and more black on the snack bar shelf, the calming blue stands out. I think one of the main reasons why I like Bounty is that the packaging gives me an impression that I am eating something healthy (which is not the case!).
A chocolate-coated coconut bar? You wouldn't believe that something so simple would taste so great, would you? But it does. You are first hit with a sweet chocolaty taste of the coating, and then with the sweet and nutty flavor of the coconut filling inside. The texture is just heavenly: slightly grainy and chewy, but otherwise very smooth.
oK, so here is my confession. I gave in to temptation and just stuffed a bounty into my mouth while unpacking the shopping!!........that feels better. I Have recently lost two and a half stone and feel a million dollars. But sometimes, I cannot control the urge to have a thoroughly decent bar of chocolate.
When it comes to chocolate, I am not a girl of sophisticated means. I like simple chocolate. You can keep your truffles and champagne filled liquers. I will have a mars or a snickers or a chunky kit kat....god Im common!
One of my all time favourite bars of chocolate is bounty. I love this tropical offering by mars. It really is something a bit more exotic in the choccie bar stakes.
Bounty is basically two small bars of desicated coconut covered in delicious mars chocolate. I love the creamy texture of the coconut against the rich delicious flavour of the chocolate. It really is a match made in heaven. A match which has indeed stood the test of time. It has been on the market for decades and has always been towards the top of the leader board in the popularity stakes.
What I love about bounty, is that it is not too heavy a chocolate bar. It doesn't leave you with the full and bloated feeling that some bars deliver. I always feel satisfied when I have had a bounty. I feel that when I need something to ease my chocolate craving this bar tends to do the trick.
Bounty tends to retail at the 50p mark, which in my opinion is quite pricey. But I tend to think that all chocolate is over priced in todays market. I do pay this amount for a bounty though, because I love them. Always have and always will. For a taste of paradise that will not disappoint.
*all calorific values and nutritional guidelines are stated on the back of the packaging.*
Mars Bounty Milk Chocolate
What is it?
A chocolate bar by Mars.
Chunks of moist tender shredded coconut covered in thick milk chocolate.
What do I think?
I love this even though I'm not a big fan of coconut. I don't know what they do to the coconut but they make it in such a way that the coconut flesh doesn't taste like the usual dry bland taste that I get in a lot of other foods. But I think the fact that they use a lot of glucose syrup in this is a big factor and makes a lot of difference.
The soft coconut centre tastes gorgeous, it may be a bit too sweet for some, but I think it's just right as I'm usually sensitive to foods that are too sweet, and this bar is definitely not one of those sweet 'sickly' things. The 'thick' chocolate covering is truly thick and tender. It's not really something to have a really hot day as the bar is quite rich, and I usually place it in the fridge for a short while before eating it. It's a thick bar, but surprisingly very easy to bite into, it doesn't taste soft or spongy either, but fairly firm and texturised which is what it makes it interesting.
Another nice thing about this is that the bars are quite small, again, probably due to the richness of it, and you get two (!) so you can save the other one for later. This is one of the few simple yet interesting chocolate bars out there. Although mainly a coconut bar, it fully satisfies all the terms of a chocoholic (as she says!).
It's costs about 48p which is about average and very similar to all the other Mars chocolate bars out there, but personally I think this is one of the better value bars from the Mars range. For people who thought they didn't like coconut, this will give them a different and surprising experience - try it!
Thanks for reading.
I am one of the people that cannot live without sweets and really struggle when they go on a diet. I like to try out different kinds of chocolate bars or biscuits but there are some that I buy regularly. Mars Bounty is one of them.
It seems to be perfect for hot summer days as it comes in a blue wrap and if you look closely, you will see a picture of a palm tree and a sea/an ocean. It really makes me feel cooler but at the same time it makes me want to go on holiday someplace hot with a nice beach.
Inside this wrap you will find two oval chocolate bars. I like the idea of having two smaller chocolate bars instead of one as you can easily share it or leave the other one for later. When you bite it, you will find very moist, sweet and a bit sticky coconut. It tastes lovely (if you like coconut). It is covered with very nice milk chocolate that goes perfectly well with coconut and mixes very easily with it. It is sweet - in the way it should be - and it won't make you sick or anything but at the same time I feel that two chocolate bars are enough for one person. The only thing I find annoying about Bounty is that sometimes coconut tends to get in between my teeth.
Bounty may not seem to be a very sophisticated chocolate bar - after all, it is just coconut covered with good quality chocolate - and it isn't. But at the same time it is very tasty and I personally like it very much.
Each piece weighs 28.5g and has 134kcal and 6.8g of fat which I think is quite a lot of calories for such a small bar therefore I give it four dooyoo stars.
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Being one of my top 5 chocolate bars I had to write a review about Bounty:
----How to find it----
Bounty is easy to find in the shops sold in many forms including packs of five, 'fun size' multi-packs and individually. The chocolate is foil wrapped with a distinctive blue paradise beach, the word 'BOUNTY' in capitals is large and distinguishable.
Bounty is a coconut based chocolate bar where a pleasingly sticky coconut filling can be found within Mars chocolate. This is a fantastic tropical combination which offers a creamy texture. The key to the Bounty's appeal is the moist coconut filling.
You will find that there is a thicker layer of chocolate on the top of the bar which offers multiple ways to eat a Bounty: you can eat it 'normally' front to back or nibble the sides off first or eat the thick chocolate top first then the rest. I am sure experts of Bounty eating will have found other ways to enjoy this bar.
Small independent shops will charge around 49p, in London expect to pay 59p-65p. Packs of five offer a saving and are around £1.65 in supermarkets.
Special Offers: I recently bought a five pack for £1 from Tesco, which is a very good price for five. They are available individually from discount shops like Home Bargains and can be bought for around 30p.
---Extend your pleasure---
Variations on the theme now include a bounty drink, dark chocolate (found in a red/burgundy wrapper), ice cream, fun size and king size.
---Each 57 g Serving Contains---
Total Fat_______________13 g
Living on such a grey and cloudy island it really pays to seek out any bit of tropical sunshine you can, Bounty is such an example, a lovely dessicated coconut based snack smothered in mars milk chocolate.
Whilst probably not really tropical (i'll bet it's made in sunny dudley or something) the star of the show is a fruit (or a seed or a legume but not a nut) that is only usually seen in tropical climbs and also the occasional church fete, the humble coconut.
Bounty goes back to the late 70's when it was conceived of by Mars. It comes in two smaller bars tucked up end to end in a colourful blue wrapper denoting a tropical paradise scene. Also available in an orangey brown wrapper for the other variation, dark chocolate bounty.
The chocolate is typical mars and is really rich, with textured mounds of chocolate left behind on top by the process of covering the bars. Inside is a moist and moreish coconut filling which is made up of dessicated coconut pieces (god knows how they keep it so moist).
Sweet but not over poweringly so and an interesting contrast between the firm chocolate and the soft yielding coconut paste mean that bounty is not only delicious but texturally pleasing to.
Apparently there was a limited edition mango flavour released over europe in 2004-2005 (although I think our little blighty must have missed out there) if I ever see it available on our fair shores I can't convey how quickly I'll be down the cornershop stuffing and sobbing myself into a frenzy.
Bounty is an established product on our sweet shelves and theres a reason for it's success. It's chocolatey, it's coconutty, it's moist and it's moreish. If you haven't had one yet then what are you waiting for go and get one....GO NOW!!!!!
Mars Bounty is a two piece chocolate bar with a milk chocolate coating and coconut filling. First sold in 1978, it is marketed by Mars (one of the leading confectionary manufacturers) and continues to be very popular with several new variations including multipacks, a dark chocolate version, and Bounty ice cream. Expect to pay around 50p for a standard bar and £2 for a pack of ice creams.
Bounty's come in an easy to recognise wrapper with a light blue background, the word 'Bounty' written in white and a palm tree at one end of the wrapper and a coconut at the other end. Bounty's seem to cope quite well in hot weather so should be ok stored in a cupboard or other dry cool place all year round. They should keep for several months (if given the chance!).
Per 28.5 grams (one half of the packet) bounty's contain 134 calories, 13.6 grams of sugar and 6.8 grams of fat (of which 5.6 is saturated). Bear in mind it's pretty inevitable you will eat both halves of the bar, which then doubles these amounts, and it's pretty clear Bounty isn't the healthiest snack in the world. However, as a treat, it makes a really nice change.
I rarely eat Bounty's, but when I do I'm always surprised at how nice they are - the chocolate on the outside is thick and milky, while the coconut interior is very moist and sweet, with lots of satisfying coconut pieces to nibble through. My only complaint is that the combination of coconut and chocolate makes Bounty's incredibly sweet, so you may find this a bit overwhelming.
It seems somehow out of place for me to be sitting here on a cold, windy and damp day and reviewing a bar which many people will associate with the long running "The Taste of Paradise" television commercials. On the other hand, you could look at it from a "glass half full" perspective instead and consider that eating a Bounty will whisky you away to a sun-kissed isle full of gloden sandy beaches, perfectly halved coconuts and - depending on your preference in such matters - possibly even a beautiful woman whose dazzling smile indicates that she's spent her entire life just waiting for you to arrive - and somehow found a really good dentist in this deserted spot.
The Bounty is among the cheaper of the mainstream chocolate bars, despite its attempt to put over a luxurious image.. I should say *two* of the cheaper bars really, since there are both dark chocolate (red wrapper) and milk chocolate (blue wrapper) variants, with the dark version being rather more difficult to find. I'm reviewing the milk chocolate version here, and it cost me a very reasonable 44p in my local Tesco the other day, so even in your average corner shop it shouldn't come to much over the 50p mark.
The nutritional information is cunningly based on the idea that you will only be eating one of the two small bars into which a Bounty is split; not a chance in my case! For what it's worth, though, one of the small bars provides 134 kcal and 7g of fat; not exactly a diet food, then, but really not too bad for chocolate. The ingredients list is not very clear, and leaves out quite a lot of information: for example, we're told that the chocolate has 14% milk solids but not its cocoa content. There's also no allergy information - though milk and soya are certainly present - and no indication as to whether the bar is suitable for vegetarians.
Inside, as I said above, you will find two separate small bars in a rounded-off rectangular/oval shape. Years ago they used to be fitted inside a small white cardboard tray, but whether for reasons of cost-cutting or not, Mars have long since discontinued this practice, which I think is rather a shame. (As an aside, many American bars still have such a tray: take a look at a pack of Reese's Pieces, for example, and you'll see.) There's not much of a design to them, other than a few ridges on the top - maybe a coconut design or something would have added some interest.
The chocolate smells very sweet, with a touch of the Mars Bar about it (unsurprisingly) but you can't really smell any actual coconut until you bite through the coating. The chocolate seems to be a little bit more resistant to melting in your hand than that in many other bars. The filling is packed with white dessicated coconut and feels quite generous. It's nicely tender, too, although inevitably with this sort of filling you do get a few little strands of coconut left in your mouth that require really determined chewing to get rid of! The main problem, though, is that the chocolate simply isn't all that flavoursome; a Cadbury version of this (as actually exists in Australia - the glorious Cherry Ripe) would be likely to win me over with very little trouble.
I don't eat a Bounty very often, which is odd in a way since I very much like coconut. I do like the bar, although I would prefer it if it had slightly tastier chocolate, but it somehow fails to achieve that feeling of specialness that its adverts have always promoted. It's quite a nice bar, and one which I certainly don't shy away from if it's offered to me, but there's a lot of competition in this market and it doesn't quite have what it takes to reach the very top.
For as long as I can remember, Bounty have been amongst my favourite chocolate bars. The moist and tasty filling of desiccated coconut is covered in either milk or dark chocolate, depending on your preference. I have to say that I like both varieties, but if I had to choose I would opt for the dark chocolate one every time. I think the slightly bitter taste of the dark chocolate contrasts really well with the sweet taste of the coconut. Annoyingly, the dark chocolate ones are not as widely available as the milk chocolate ones, so my advise is grab them when you see them!
I can remember that when they first came out, Bounty bars used to be one big solid bar. Now however they are sold as 2 mini bars per pack. I suppose the idea is that you can eat one and save one for later, but I defy anyone to resist the allure of the second bar once the pack is open! Sometimes I find chocolate bars to be a bit sickly, but that is definitely not the case with Bounty.
Price wise, they are not too exorbitant and should set you back about 50p for a pack containing 2 mini bars.
To be honest I can't recommend them highly enough. The makers of Bounty advertise the bars as "a taste of paradise" and that is exactly what they are.
If you are feeling particularly naughty, stick one in the microwave and serve with vanilla ice cream, it is amazing!
Exquiste combinated of coconut and chocolate. Tropical taste of coconut combined with the creamy taste of Mars chocolate.