Product Type: Milka Chocolate
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Milka Daim Chocolate Bar
Member Name: davidbuttery
Milka Daim Chocolate Bar
Advantages: Inexpensive, reasonably tasty
Disadvantages: The two components don't really gel, pack design a bit awkward
A little while ago, while looking at the selection of Milka chocolate bars in a local supermarket, I noticed this interesting entry in the range. I suppose it's not a particular surprise, given that Daim bars are made by the same company (Kraft) that produces Milka, but even so I don't think I've ever tried it before. As the 45 gram bar had been reduced to a remarkably cheap 38p (from 49p, I think) I thought it would be a good opportunity to try it out.
As with every other Milka bar, the Milka Daim's wrapper is mostly purple. It does have rather more of a splash of other colours than some in the range, since the red and yellow shades of Daim itself are quite prominently in evidence at the bottom right, and to be honest I don't think they go with the purple all that well, but at least the garish combination makes the bar stand out a bit on the shelves, which a surprising number of chocolate bars don't.
I regret to say that there's nothing particularly exciting to impart on the nutrition front. The bar will cost you 240 kcal, which is perhaps a little bit high for a 45g snack but not ridiculously so; I could say much the same thing about the 13.5g of fat. As far as allergies are concerned, naturally there's the milk (18%, and 30% cocoa) but there's also hazelnut, soya and almonds, so this is not one for those of you who have to be careful about nuttiness. (Mind you, in that case why are you reading one of my reviews?)
Inside, the design of the Milka Daim bar is reasonably attractive: a fairly standard six-chunk straight bar, but with a thin link running along the middle between them, and a somewhat derisory squiggly design. It doesn't smell quite as milky as the standard Milka chocolate bar, and to my nose it's not as nice, even though it *is* perhaps a bit more interesting than the rather insipid basic variety. The extra Daim pieces do give it a nice snap, however, which though not in the same class as some high-cocoa bars does add a little extra dimension.
It's a shame that it doesn't quite fit together when it comes to taste. In truth I'm not sure that the mixture of the creamy, mild Milka chocolate and rather harsher, crunchier Daim honeycomb-style almond caramel is a complete success. The bar seems not quite to know whether it's one thing or the other, and so the two flavours sit awkwardly together like brother and sister after a big fight. It's not *bad*, but my personal recommendation would be that you stick with the separate bars, since the two tastes are just too different to meld with really satisfying results.
Summary: Not a marriage made in heaven