Product Type: Terry`s Chocolate
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A DISAPPOINTING 'BITE'!
Terry's Caramel Bite bar
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Terry's Caramel Bite bar
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My other half often comes in with a bar of chocolate or packet of sweets hidden in his work bag for me. The choice of chocolate bar recently on offer was the 'Terry's Caramel Bite' bar. I had never seen it before and so was rather intrigued. Being the huge sweetie fan that I am, my other half was gob-smacked when I explained that this bar was new to me and I had never seen it, never mind tried it. (This then resulted in a bit of sulking from me, courtesy of the insinuation that I am a 'sweetie-holic!) Grrr... >:-o
The bar comes in a light gold and orange coloured wrapper, with a brown stripe along the bottom. There is a picture of two of the 'bites' (these are basically small fun-sized bars I suppose, though without the individual wrapping) on the front of the wrapper. One bite has been cut in half so that you can see the filling.
The filling appears to be a combination of a biscuit base and a caramel centre, and I am told as much from the wrapper. There is a price tag PRINTED on the wrapper stating 49p, and I feel that the bar is quite large in size - probably about the width of a 'Lion Bar' or something similar, but not as high.
Anyway, upon opening the wrapper, I am aware of a little 'tray' made out of white card, upon which sits the two caramel 'bites'. Instantly this puts me in mind of a 'bounty bar' as it also comes in two convenient small halves of chocolate bar. I find that this is good for me, as sometimes a whole chocolate bar is too much in one sitting, and I often leave half for later - chocoholic or not! *smug smile* :-D
Once I have removed once of the halves from the wrapper, I can see that it has a bit of a 'nobbly' texture which instantly puts me in mind of it being one of those chocolate bars within which there are lots of little cereal crispy bits within. The milk chocolate looks nice enough and is quite smooth. I would estimate that the little bar measures a little less than three inches in length.
My first bite into the bar was one that could only be described as surprising. Instead of biting into what I had assumed to be puffs of cereal (similar to a toffee crisp or similar), the crispy bits in THIS bar seemed to be more biscuity in texture, and this meant that the whole bite was much more crunchy than I had expected.
Looking at where I had bitten of a piece, I could see what was inside the chocolate bar in better detail; a base that was definitely biscuit (brown coloured), topped with a generous portion of chewy caramel-like filling.
The whole thing was then covered in the chocolate coating, within which were little balls of biscuit - NOT cereal.
My taste buds thus far confused, I continued to eat the rest of the little bar, and noted that it was very chewy. I found that the caramel, whilst nice and soft in texture, had a very sickly taste to it, and was overly sweet.
I also found that the milk chocolate that covered the whole of the outside of the two little bars was of a rather poor quality and this did nothing to help the sickly taste of this bar. I also found that after eating it, I was left with a rather unpleasant after-taste, which I am putting down to the quality of the chocolate coating.
The taste was most definitely one that was more akin to a chocolate biscuit than a bar of chocolate.
I am horrified to inform you, dear dooyooers, that I was unable to finish off the rest of the little bar, and after only two bites, the remainder went in the bin! (This is rather unheard of in my house, I can tell you!) I found it to be far too sickly for my own tastes, and the overall taste was very rich indeed.
I found it to be very disappointing and most definitely would not buy it again, nor would I recommend it. It would appear to me that 'Terry's' have tried to produce their own version of a 'Lion bar' or a 'Toffee crisp bar' and have, quite frankly, failed in doing so.
The nutritional information for those of you who are interested in knowing, informs me that each 28g bar will provide me with 141 calories, and 7.2g of fat. The packaging also informs me that the bar may contain traces of nuts, so anybody who has allergies to certain foods might find that this bar is unsuitable for their diet.
All in all, I would only award this chocolate bar one star. I would advise that you stay clear of it and don't waste your money. Buy a different chocolate bar altogether dear dooyooers, and your taste buds will not suffer!
A very poor offering indeed!
Summary: POOR QUALITY + I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT! :-(
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