The small bar smells really rich of chocolate, somehow similar to the other Irish bar I ate a while ago, the Butler’s chocolate treat. I sense a glimpse of vanilla in the chocolate, not strong, but it certainly is among the milk aroma. You can even slightly smell the toffee caramel inside the bar.
The chocolate coating is really rich of milk. Milk is and remains the dominant flavor, even when the caramel toffee gets to you. This is not a bad thing, as the chocolate is really awesome! The vanilla is not really intensive, but it’s alright to have this little bytaste of vanilla in there.
No vegetable fat and no butter fat are used in the chocolate production and you can really taste that they only use cocoa butter, which is awesome! This is what I call a good chocolate, even if it’s a really milky one!
I find the caramel filling kind of unique. It does not taste like actual caramel I am familiar with. It is sweet but not sickly and it does not have this sugary bytaste. Maybe the coconut oil which is used in the caramel is responsible for that bytaste which I really enjoy.
The texture is awesome! I really enjoyed the firm chocolate combined with the mid-liquid toffee filling. It crunches a little when you bite off a piece of the bar, and then you can let the creamy milk chocolate melt inside your mouth. After a while it mixes up with the smooth caramel filling which is neither too liquid nor too solid as a filling. It simply has the perfect texture for a filling.
The way they embedded the toffee is really great as well: The coating is thicker on both sites, but on the top and at the bottom, there is only a small layer of chocolate, to let the caramel come through sooner.
On the outer wrapper Lily O´Briens claim that their chocolate is “created with passion”, and I’d definitely sign that.
9 out of 10!
Name: Sticky Toffee
Branch: Lily O’Briens
Calories:500kcal per 100g, 175kcal per bar (35g)
Fat: 25.0g per 100g, 8.8g per bar