ABIT ABOUT THE DIME BAR
Dime bars originated in Sweden in 1953, and was made by the Swedish company Marabou, originally a subsidiary of the Norwegian company Freia. The Dime bar is now owned by Kraft Foods. The dime bars name was changed to Daim bar in 2005, i never saw the need for a name change, and will always call it a Dime bar.
The dime bar comes in a red sleeve, which is very easy to open, as it has jagged edges, that rip very easily. The word Daim is wrote in dark blue letters, with a white outline, across the front of the packet. The ones i have purchased have a rrp of 35p on the right hand side of the pack. If you turn over to the back, it tells you all the nutritional information, which i will talk more about later. The website is listed krafthealthyliving.co.uk which informs you of all the healthy lifestyle stuff. It also tell you the address of where they are made, which is also i assume you would send any complaints. There is also a list of ingredients, which i will be listing next.
Dried partly skimmed milk
Sweetened condensed skimmed milk
Emulsifier (soya, Lecithin)
Milk Chocolate Contains
Milk solids 14% minimum
Cocoa solids 30% minimum
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER 28G BAR
Energy 150 kcal
Once you open the wrapper, you get the sweet smell of milk chocolate and ya can smell the almonds. The smell is very sweet, and makes you think straight away of the calories it will put on, but with the smell you just cant resist it.
The taste is really nice, i just love it, as soon as you bite into it you have to finish the bar off. The taste is a mixture of chocolate, almonds and caramel all rolled into one, and suprisingly they DO mix very well.
Most retailers sell this at 35p per bar as that is what the rrp is on the packet. Ithink this is good value for money and well worth the price, i would probably pay even more for them if the price was higher.
Dime bars were featured in a successful nineties television commercial campaign in the UK featuring Harry Enfield and armadillos. In it, Dime bars were contrasted with armadillos, with a Dime bar being smooth on the outside and crunchy on the inside, and an armadillo being smooth on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
WHERE TO BUY THEM
You can buy these from most supermarkets and most shops, in supermarkets, you will be able to buy them in multi-packs, which if you do buy these alot will work out a few pence cheaper.
MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS
This is one of the best chocolate bars i have ever tasted, and its also very unique. I have never tasted a bar like this until i bought my first dime bar.
I am trying to diet, which dime bars dont really help. Although i do restrict myself to one or two bars a week. If you are really trying to diet though, you do need to try not to eat these or any choclate, i just cant help it lol.
The only people that i would not recommend these to, is people with nut allergies, and also young children. I have found that when you bite into these bars, they do have pretty sharp edges, which for obvious reasons, will be dangerous for a young child.
WHY WOULD I RECOMMEND DIME BARS
They are great in taste,
easy to open
shows alot of nutritional information also included on the website shown on the packaging
WHY WOULD I NOT RECOMMEND DIME BARS
High in fat
Sharp edges for toddlers
Also if you have a nut allergy
and they are the only 3 reasons i could think of, as to why not to buy these.
So as you see the pros well out weight the cons, so if you have never tried one. Why not go out and give them a try.
Item: cPrice: £2.00
Size: 140g bag
Bought in: Tesco
Oh my goodness who can resist these little monsters when passing through Duty Free at the airport!?!?! Haha I actually bought these recently in Tesco. Not sure if it was because we haven't been away since March when we went to Paris and I haven't had my usual summer holiday airport fix or if it was just greed but I saw them and the just HAD to go in my basket!!!
I bought the minis which come in a thick red plastic pouch with Daim written across the front and what looks like an explosion of dimes bars coming out from behind it. I think they idea is that you can tear the top open and then reseal at a later date. Oh come on that really does not happen in our house. The individual sweets are basically just mini Dimes (called Daim's on all of the packaging in bought but DooYoo still have them listed as Dimes). So for anyone who is not familiar with Dimes they are a thin bar of brittle toffee with nuts through it covered in a really rich milk chocolate. They are delicious!!! If you like hard toffee, nuts and milky chocolate I think you may like these. These mini dimes come in individual red wrappers with Daim written over the front of them. You just pull the ends of the wrappers and they spin round and reveal the sweetie inside.
These little sweets are very "sweet" indeed and the milk chocolate covering them melts in your mouth and coats your tongue and throat and is simple delightful. Once the chocolate has been swiftly remove you are left with the hard nutty toffee. I don't recommend crunching these as they seem likely to crack a tooth so wait until they soften down a bit.
Do I recommend these Dimes/Daims?
Yes as they taste lovely and if you like milk chocolate, toffee and nuts you will be likely to really enjoy these. I doesn't hurt that they remind me of going on holiday too
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