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I love the marzipan bars that Zentis make, they sell them in the newsagent by me for 69p a bar and I have to stop myself buying one sometimes because I eat the bars loads too quick and I'd end up the size of a house if I ate one whenever I fancied it! lol
It's just a slab of marzipan that has been covered in dark chocolate. It's shaped like a log and is a very big chocolate bar, even though most of it isn't chocolate and is the marzipan inside.
The marzipan or chocolate isn't the best quality in the world and you can taste that it's a bit of a cheapo bar, but with this one that doesn't matter that much because it's still yummy!
It's a very soft marzipan that is a bit of a dirty colour, it doesn't look or taste as delish as marzipan on a cake but it's still proper tasty. It's very sweet like I knew it would be and tastes very sugary, the marzipan flavour is yummy but I always think I'd love it to be more yellow and like the sort of marzipan you buy in a block when you're decorating a cake.
The chocolate is quite thin on the bar but it goes very good with the marzipan, because it's dark chocolate it's got a bit of a bitter flavour and that goes brill with the marzipan because of how the bitterand sweet tastes go together.
I can't eat a Marzipan Bar all in one go because it gets proper sweet and sickly after a bit, I usually eat half then wait a bit before eating the other half.
After my Weight Watchers meeting on a Wednesday I always allow myself a treat of a chocolate bar and bag of crisps to pat myself on the back after a week of counting points and doing what little exercise I can manage. This week the decision was made for me when my daughter handed me a thick bar of Zentis Chocolate Covered Marzipan.
It comes wrapped in a mixture of plastic and gold foil, to be honest this bar has rather a cheap appearance but it's certainly not cheap to buy as this 100g bar cost my daughter £1.09 in the newsagents near her.
The bar is basically a length of golden marzipan which has been thinly coated in dark chocolate, it's not much to look at but as soon as bit into it I was hooked and very quickly ate the whole thing.
The marzipan is sweet and tastes beautifully of almonds, it's not one of those cheap tasteless marzipans often used in confectionery and is rich in both flavour and texture. The dark chocolate is perfect, Zentis haven't slathered it on terribly thickly which normally I'd have something to say about but in this instance I think they made the right decision as any thicker and the chocolate would overwhelm the more delicate flavour of the marzipan.
Together they make for a rich and extremely delicious bar, the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate compliments the marzipan as a whole and means that as well as satisfying a sweet tooth this will also help with any chocolate cravings you may have.
I must admit I didn't look at the calories in this as even though it was a treat I was rather scared, also the nutritional information was in an Arabic language so I couldn't work out which numbers corresponded with what! I really cannot fault this bar though and it's 100g spot on so if you desperately need the calorie information then just work out what 100g of marzipan would be and add a few on top for the chocolate. Not terribly scientific, but really if you're eating this then you can't be thinking too hard about your calorie intake in the first place!