Product Type: Kraft Chocolate
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So much more than just chocolatey goodness!!
Member Name: davydoug
Date: 06/02/08, updated on 28/02/10 (221 review reads)
Advantages: Where do I start!!
Disadvantages: Can turn you into a bit of a bloater if consumed excessively
I'll not bore you with a history lesson regarding the epic journey of the Toblerone chocolate bar from its early 20th Century Swiss roots to its universal (controversial?) modern day popularity, I'll get straight down to business, how does it taste?
Well, I'm not going to lie to you people, it will not be to everyone's taste. Some people will prefer a classic no-nonsense chocolate, of the Cadbury's Dairy Milk ilke, with no bits, just smooth chocolate. And, hey, that's fine, I'm not judging anyone, each to their own. BUT in my humble opinion, and that's all it is (and that's why we're here) I sometimes want a bit more than just straight forward chocolate.
The standard Toblerone bar is a classic mix of milk chocolate, honey, nougat and almonds. Over the last number of years additional varieties have been produced; white chocolate, dark chocolate, 'snow capped' (milk chocolate with white chocolate topped 'peaks'), soft centred, individually wrapped mini 'One By One', and just recently the fruit 'n' nut variety. So surely there's a good selection out there, but I must admit the classic milk chocolate is more often than not the one I choose.
The bars come in a variety of sizes, 3 peaks (mini), 9 peaks (35g), 11 peaks (50g and 75g), 12 peaks (100g and 4.5 kg), 15 peaks (200g and 400g), to even 17 peaks (750g).
I'm munching on a cheeky little, well I say 'little', 400g beauty as I type. Soooo good, mmmmmmmmmmm, ahem. Right. Moving on...
I suppose the only downside would be that Toblerone isn't exactly health food, so we are talking 530 kcal per 100g. This
calorie problem is easily remedied however by jogging to the shop to buy them.
But it's not just the great taste that'll have you coming back for more. The letters T O B L E R O N E are engraved onto the side of each peak so you can monitor your progress as you eat - "I'm only down to 'B', plently more chocolately goodness is on the horizon, phew" or " 'N' I'm at 'N', we've got a code red here people, I need to limber up for a jog to the shops". You get the general idea there, I'm sure.
Finally, I feel there's a certain charm about any confectionary that comes in an elongated triangular box. Also the options are unlimited as to how you can recycle your empty Toblerone boxes. A few suggestions would be:
- Create a corrugated shield from multiple boxes
- Make a scaled down model of the Swiss Alps as an homage to the Tobleronic Swiss roots (yes, yes I know I said I wouldn't bang on about the rich Toblerone history)
- Kit yourself out in a suit of Toblerone armour.
Then what you want to do is get your previously mentioned Toblerone shield and armour, fashion a Toblerone sword, then act out some sort of scene, with a Toblerone Swiss Alps backdrop. Or you could just eat one while wearing your trackie bottoms watching telly, it's all about personal preference really.
I hope this review has been helful.
PS The price varies depending on size from £0.50 to over £5.00
Summary: Excellent tasty chocolatey snack, in triangular box.