“ Brand: Moser-Roth / Type: Bar „
These are a new discovery for me, having been an impulse buy that tempted me enough to make it into my basket when I was looking for a weekend treat.
Each cardboard pack, costing £1.69, contains 5 individually wrapped bars so it is a bit easier to limit how much you have in one sitting than if you bought a big bar of cadburys or something as you can't 'accidently' break off an extra row of chocolate from the packet. It also means you could pop one in your bag for work I suppose, or in your kid's school lunchbox for a treat.
Each milk chocolate bar is segmented into 4, each segment bearing the name of Moser Roth. Sandwiched between a generous casing of milk chocolate is what they describe as a 'lightly whipped creamy mousse filling' that I would describe as tasting quite like the filling of a Milky Way but possibly a bit more 'airy'. The milk chocolate covering itself tastes more like the European brands than like a Cadbury taste; I'd say it was quite close to the taste of Lindt chocolate, or maybe Kinder. I like the way with this bar you bite through the firm chocolate to get to the creamy filling inside and it gives a luxurious feeling to your treat, so keep it in your fridge and whip a bar out when you need a chocolate fix!
Each 37.5g bar contains 222 calories which is somewhere between Maltesers and a Twix calorie wise. It is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians but may contain traces of nuts.
The cardboard packet is of course recyclable.
Moser Roth chocolate is made specifically for Aldi so hard luck if you don't live near one!
The Moser Roth range also includes a bar with a noisette cream filling which I would assume is fairly similar to this one, and quite a selection of non-filled bars such as dark chocolate flavoured with mint or chilli and milk chocolate flavoured with orange or caramel pieces.
If I reviewed every type of sweet treat I eat, I'd never have time to review anything else, and it's for this reason you've not heard about the mini cupcakes we had for tea on Wednesday, the triple chocolate cheesecake we had last weekend, this morning's chocolate pancakes or the ice cream that's bolstered up every other pudding this week. Sometimes, though, there's a product so divine you simply have to shout about it.
These bars come from Aldi and they're one of the reasons I made a 10 mile roundtrip to the discount retailer last week. In total more than half of the £26 I spent was on chocolate, and half of *that* went on packs of these bars... You buy them in sets of 5 tablet bars, and they come individually wrapped in a sort of flat, sturdy cardboard box, which makes them much easier to store than bags or even plastic packs of normal UK chocolate. Storage is important, because due to how fab these are, but how hard they are to find (it's Aldi, and Aldi only), bulk buying it the only way to go.
These are a pretty simple chocolate bar, with a cream mousse filling covered by a layer of chocolate. Clearly an indecisive bunch in the product development team, they perhaps couldn't choose between which of the two parts to make thicker, so have made them equal. This works perfectly, as the filling is not so sweet that quantities need to be limited, but they also don't skimp on the chocolate which is a nice thick layer on all sides.
These bars don't look that enticing once unwrapped. They don't look bad, per se, just a bit plain, and there's no smell to speak of. While a nice, tempting smell would be the best, I suppose no scent at all is better than a hideous artificial thing that puts you right off.
The whole milk/cream and chocolate combo is tried and tested. It works well in Kinder bars, and in Milka but it works extra well in these. The cream tastes like it's come fresh from a dairy that morning and it just washes over your tongue, with a delicious hint of an after taste. It's hard to believe that something so simple and plain could have so much flavour, but it does. It tastes like an expensive chocolate, but is not too rich. I could easily eat 3 or more of these bars on the trot, which is not something I would say about either plain chocolate like Dairy Milk or most filled bars like Mars. Somehow is strikes the perfect balance between the two, and is unbelievably moreish.
I think these taste best from fridge. The chocolate goes nice and firm but the fluffier centre stops the whole thing become too hard. The contrast between the two aspects is much more pronounced when they come chilled (like Kitkats are better from the fridge, where the softer wafer sets off the harder chocolate). The centre is not full of many bubbles like an Aero, or in fact any bubbles, like the Lindt Mousse range. This is thick, indulgent mousse, with very little air. More like a thick cream, whipped slightly, than a runny liquid, it's soft and silky (eat your heart out Galaxy), not at all grainy or powdery, and feels as good as it tastes.
The ingredients list is pleasingly short. In addition to the contents of the milk chocolate, there's milk powder (both high fat and skimmed - random!) and not much else. There's certainly no long list of artificial colourings or flavourings. Suitable for vegetarians, these are gluten free but may contain nuts.
This is a review specifically of the cream flavoured version. They also do a noissette one which is nice enough, and a coffee one, which, I have on good authority, is well worth waking up at 5am for. This cream one's still my favourite, though. Simple, but it works.
They cost about £1.40 for 5 bars, and they're decent sized bars too (37.5g each).
They don't last long but they're just too good to ignore once they're in the house.
One 4-piece bar has 222 calories, 11% of your RDA. Which means, on a bad day, I could eat two full packs of these (that's 10 bars!) and only slightly go over my suggested calorie intake for the day... I can't say it's not tempting.