“ Brand: Nestle „
Hi I thought I would get back into writing reviews by starting with one about this dark chocolate Santa. Now I know a lot of you are sick of all Christmas things, but this is a must for next Christmas, so make a quick note on the end of your November calender to remind you!.
Now I first discovered these After Eight Mint Santa's about three years ago, when my dog was still alive. I managed to get hold of about 6 (as these do tend to sell out very quickly!). So on Christmas morning I put one on top of everyones pressies, everyone was pleased and my Daughter-in-law to be, put hers on the coffee table while she unwrapped her presents. It wasn't until some time later when the dog came wandering over with a lovely peppermint breath that we discovered that he had taken her one and slipped back into his basket and demolished the lot!
These stand at about 6 inches high and what also makes them different as you can see in the picture, is that instead of the usual red santa outfit, these come in a dark green colour with the After Eight Mint logo on the front. When you unwrap these you will instantly notice the smell of very strong peppermint coming from the wrapper. These have the marking of Santa on the front of the chocolate and as in all chocolate that comes in a shape or form of something it tends to be thicker in some parts than in others.
This is a really nice chocolate as it tastes the same as the After Eight Mints, but without the soft fondant filling that the individual mints have. This is not a Santa that can be eaten in big amounts as it can be quite sickly. I would buy these for adults rather than children as I think they would prefer milk chocolate as it's not quite so rich.
Now the amazing thing about these is that I have only ever seen them in one shop and that is Poundland believe it or not!. So you are getting a luxury chocolate Santa for a £1.00, so you can see why they just fly out of the window when they get then in stock. This year I spotted 3 on the shelf and so did another women who then went on to order her small child to run and get them before I could. That did make me laugh as when I asked the assistant, he found me another tray of them that he was just about to bring out to restock up with!.
So look out for these at the end of the year, but be prepared as you may have a fight on your hands to get one!
One word of warning is that they can easily be damaged, as the chocolate although thick in some places is also thin in others. So pack into bags carefully and your Santa should stay all in in one piece for Christmas Day!.