So the Brits have chocolate bars that are unknown to the citizens of the United States. Below are the chocolate bars I have tried along with what I think about them.
One thing you will notice is that British chocolate bars are named after the properties of the chocolate. If you can infer the properties of a Crunchie bar based off what I just told you, you could say that this bar is crunchy. It is.
Crunchie is a chocolate bar made by Cadbury. It gets its name from the crunchy
honeycomb that is covered in milk chocolate. Interesting combination, right? Honeycomb and chocolate?
I am personally not a fan of the Crunchie bar. I am big on textures when it comes to food and the I was not a fan of the crunch despite it tasting pretty good.
The British call airplanes “aeroplanes” so you can guess what properties this chocolate bar has. No? Well it has air bubbles in it. This gives the bar a smooth, pseudo-melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Aero is made by Nestle UK and comes in flavors such as Milk Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, and Orange. I believe one of the taglines of the bar is “feel the bubbles” which you definitely do.
Going back to the texture, I was not a fan of the “bubbles” but the flavor is really good (speaking on behalf of the mint flavor). I have noticed that I have not been able to finish any of the British chocolate bars since I’ve gotten here and ended up giving it away to someone.
The UK is famous for its double decker buses and presumably its Double Decker chocolate bar. In commercials for a Double Decker, they often have double decker buses to allude to where it got its name from.
Double Decker is made by Cadbury. It has a crunchy “cereal” bottom (think Rice
Krispies) and a layer of nougat (like a Snickers). Those two layers (hence the name) are then coated in Cadbury’s famous milk chocolate.
I personally like the Double Decker. The crunchy bottom is contrasted with the nougat which is a texture I personally enjoy. I could say this could be the “cousin” of a Snickers bar (my personal favorite).
Going based off the name, one could suspect that this chocolate has malt in it. This is one of the chocolates that isn’t actually a bar, but individual balls of malt coated in chocolate
Maltesers are made by Mars. Sweet malt coated in a layer of what was rumored to be Cadbury chocolate, but who am I to say it is or isn’t?
I am not a fan of malt, but I am a fan of Maltesers. I don’t know how they managed to make malt taste good despite how I hate the texture of malt. I feel like Maltesers beats Whoppers any day.
A classic Mars bar. This is one of the bars that does not get its name from its properties, but instead of its manufacturer. Unless you’re a big fan of the Mars bar, you could say the flavor is out of this world.
Mars bar is made by Mars (unsurprisingly). The best way I can think of a Mars bar is a Snickers minus the peanuts. Smooth caramel, nougat, and chocolate all wrapped into one.
I personally do not like the Mars bar because I fancy the peanuts in the Snickers. It is a good bar, but I just feel like it is missing something (the peanuts).
When I first got a Boost bar, everyone thought it was a chocolate energy bar because of its name, but it isn’t. I don’t know why its called a Boost bar at all…
Boost is made by Cadbury. It has a biscuit with chocolate in the middle, then wrapped in caramel and another layer of Cadbury’s chocolate.
Boost was okay. I personally have not got another one of them since I got here and not again.
Curly Wurly follows the trend of candy bars getting their names from its properties. It is a curly bar that looks like someone braided it in some way or another.
Curly Wurly is made by Cadbury. Its a braided caramel stick covered in chocolate.
I cannot compare a Curly Wurly to anything. Cadbury really changed the game with caramel and chocolate. I think it is hard to chew; my friend suggested to let it melt in my mouth, but that didn’t work either.
One thing: do not get a Turkish Delight and a Fry’s Turkish Delight mixed up. From a British person, he said “the Turkish people would consider it a travesty”.
Fry’s Turkish was made by J. S. Fry & Sons until they merged with–you guessed it–Cadbury. A traditional Turkish Delight is a confectionery gel-like treat with fruit flavoring. Fry’s Turkish Delight is that same treat, just wrapped in chocolate.
Fry’s Turkish Delight is a sugar-rush in a wrapper. Turkish Delight is already a sweet treat. If you add chocolate, it just makes it overly sweet. I needed a break while eating it and I don’t think I finished it.
I prefer American chocolate bars 100%. There was a deal at the store on campus 2 for £1 for a candy bar. I’ll let you know that I only got Snickers bars after that. I couldn’t help it: Snickers are way too good to pass up especially for that deal.
I am going to bring some British chocolate bars back for my family to try, but let’s hope they don’t melt!