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Kinder Bueno White

I know it’s turning winter now, but I stumples across this one today. This chocolate treat is the summer edition of the original Kinder bueno and comes with white chocolate instead of milk chocolate. There are two finger separately wrapped inside a plastic foil and as soon as I unwrap one of them I see why they are wrapperd twice: The bar is covered with cocoasplinters which tend to fall off easily.

On the outside, this thing does not have an intensive aroma. Except for the slight milky scent there is absolutely nothing. Not even the cocoasplinters have a strong aroma. The filling is a little more intensive: The white milky-chocolaty cream and the wafer remind me of Giotto, another Ferrero candy.

The taste is light and milky. This bar isn’t too rich of chocolate. In fact, the 1mm coating provides just a glimpse of chocolate in there. The dominating flavor comes from the center of the bar, this creamy milk filling is really rich of milk and sugar. Still it does not get sickly. I’m not sure how they did it, but in combination with the rather featureless wafer in there, the candy is really pleasant. The cocoasplinters on the outside are unfortunately not too rich of cocoa as well, but they add a note of actual chocolate to the bar.

For a summer treat I find this thing alright. One finger isn’t really satisfying, and two of those contain more fat and calories as a normal-sized snickers bar. So, if you like it and are not interested in the nutrition facts, have a go and enjoy this two-finger treat!

6 out of 10

Name: Kinder bueno white
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 0.69 Euro
Calories: 117kcal per bar, 234kcal per bag
Fat: 7.4g per bar, 14.8g per bag


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Ferrero Garden lemon

It looks exactly like the coconut versions, except for the rasps: It has more solid sugar rasps on it which tend to fall off more easily and provide a really cool and fresh lemon aroma. Though, if you get nearer and sense the white chocolate coating as well, I find the chocolate scent a little disturbing.

This time the fondand crème is absolutely awesome. I am reminded of a really good lemon taste with a self made citrus-sugarcoating without that artificial stuff that comes in those ready to bake packages.
The almond itself is hardly distinguishable from the lemon taste, as the lemon is really strong in here. It is simply used as an addition to the texture. Some may find that this is a pity, but I believe that’s just alright: If the nutty taste was stronger, the freshness could be reduced and for me this really fresh lemon flavor is what makes this chocolate unique and worth trying, especially in summer!

It might has not a really chocolaty-taste and I believe they could have left out the really thin white chocolate coating, but even this small amount of chocolate adds an edge to the treat I like. It is not there for the creaminess, but rather a milky bytaste which is not possible to sense all the time. As I said, it is a bytaste.

After trying this one, I know that I really NEED to get hold of the other Ferrero Garden versions: The summer and the nut edition as well. I had never even thought of me liking those chocolates, as I’ve never been much of a fan of Ferrero Rocher when I was younger. But since I started reviewing things, I’ve gotten used to the feeling that there is a lot out there I like without even knowing it…

8 out of 10

Name: Ferrero Garden Lemon
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 4 chocolates: 0.69 Euro
Calories:  47kcal per piece 8.4g
fat: 3.3g per piece

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Ferrero Garden Coconut

This one is similar to Ferrero Raffaelo. We have a coconut praline, but this coconut is covered with a really thin chocolate coating. Everything else is exactly the same: Wafer coating with coconut rasps, liquid fondant filling and an almond makes the center of the chocolate.

It is entirely wrapped and I find it really difficult to unwrap it without having all the coconut rasps lying everywhere afterwards. The first thing I notice is the coconut aroma. The treat has a chocolate top and some caramel sprinkles on it, just like all the Ferrero Garden versions.

This chocolate tastes like coconut, but the dominating flavor in here is the sweet fondant crème which contains a lot of sugar, a little coconut and some citrus taste as well. It is fresh and light, and I was caught by surprise! I did not expect this fruity, acerb-lemon bytaste, which is really nice! The chocolate is hardly noticeable, but I don’t really miss that, because the filling is creamy and milky enough. But one of these chocolates is definitely too less to start for.

The almond-center makes a great contrast to the sweet filling; plus it adds a nice contrast texture-wise as well. I like the composition of the different textures as well as the different flavors. If you take it as a whole, this tiny chocolate has a lot to offer: coconut, sugar, chocolate, lemon, wafer, almond center… What else do you want?

7 out of 10

Name: Ferrero Garden Coconut
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 4 chocolates: 0.69 Euro
Calories:  53kcal per piece (8.7g)
fat: 4g per piece

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Duplo Dark

The last time I ate an original Duplo I was a little disappointed by the little satisfaction I got from eating this. Being only 18.2g, this is a very small treat, and yet I expect a chocolate treat to satisfy me, whatever its size is!

The bitter chocolate coating does not remind me anyhow of the original version which has a really sweet milk chocolate coating. I am a little surprised by the bitterness, but this could make a great mix with the sweet nougat crème inside the bar.
The chocolate is not as bitter as I expected it to be, but it is also not sweet, rather mild. It does not melt too easily, but as there are layers of wafers beyond the coating, you have to chew it anyway. I like the chocolate, even though it is not the highest quality and richest. The mix with the wafers and the nougat crème is just awesome. It does not get as sweet as the original version, and therefore is really delicious!

And, do you know what the best part was? I was (at least a little) satisfied after I was done with that treat! This is something small I’d go for again; as it is nice for a small break.

7.5 out of 10

Name: Duplo dark
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 0.35 Euro
Calories: 95kcal per bar
Fat: 5.60g per bar

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Kinder joy

It is kind of difficult to categorize this candy… A milk snack/candy? However, this ‘egg’ consists of 45% milk crème, 22% hazelnut-cocoa-crème and two small crispy hazelnut balls coated with mid-bitter chocolate.

It is said to be the summer version of the Kinder surprise eggs, but to be honest, they don’t have a lot in common at all. It comes with a plastic spoon to eat it, and it is really difficult to try it without any tool, as the crèmes are simply too liquid.

The two crèmes are really smooth and melt away immediately. The milk version reminds me of the Kinder chocolate bar which is filled with a similar milk crème. This version’s flavor is alike the familiar filling, but the texture is smoother: While the milk crème’s texture in the bar is rather similar to a chocolate texture, this one is as soft and liquid as a real crème filling in a praline. The flavor is indeed sweet, but the milky taste dominates it, which is really nice to eat; or rather suck.
The hazelnut crème reminds me of Nutella, but that’s what I expected, knowing that Nutella is produced by Ferrero as well: Really rich of nut, but horrifying sweet at the same time. I remember sitting in the living room with my Nutella-breakfast and watching TV when I was about six or seven.

Only the balls top half is covered with chocolate, the bottom sticks in the crèmes and their plain wafer is on the outside if you. It’s not so crunchy wafer is filled with a more liquid and less rich of nut version of the hazelnut crème. The dark chocolate coating and crumbles on the outside are the main flavor in here, and I enjoy them most, as they are not as sweet as the crème which surrounds the balls.

All in all, I enjoyed trying this egg! The constellation is quite unique, especially the milk crème thing. Ferrero always seems to be creative with their products and they always seem to have nice ideas of how to invent something new. Of course this is no high quality product, but it is really delicious and worth trying, especially for it’s price. Would I buy it for myself? I’m unsure about that, but that’s only because I like to have a greater amount of chocolate; but I’d certainly recommend trying  it!

7 out of 10

Name: Kinder Joy
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 0.69 Euro

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Ferrero Duplo Whole nut

A flat bar with three hills was definitely not what I expected even though there is an image on the wrapper. I imagined it to look totally different. And I expected the ‘whole nut’ filling to be different as well: The nuts are not nearly filling those huge balls on the bar. (ps.: I found the nuts in the second and third container and they were a lot taller!) The hazelnuts get almost lost in them. Instead, this bar is filled with a dark crème which I expect to be a hazelnut crème; as there could not be 17.5% of hazelnuts in there otherwise.

The treat smells a lot like hazelnut and the filling’s aroma is totally alike Nutella, maybe a little less sweet. Now this treat seems more tempting to me than it was when it lay in my chocolate box under my bed.
The chocolate is alright, I don’t sense a lot of it as it is overpowered by the sweet but nutty hazelnut crème and the nuts inside the bar. The hazelnuts add a really cool “real” nut taste to the sweet hazelnut crème, they make the best part. The wafer tastes alright as well, but they don’t hold anything outstanding.

The texture is nothing over-exciting but very pleasant. The wafer is crispy, and so are the nuts. They make the bar chewy and mix up perfectly with the really fluid crème filling. I am not sure whether I prefer this Duplo over the common original Duplo. It is less sweet and a little more satisfying than a regular Duplo, but in no way it can beat a regular dark Duplo.

6 out of 10

Name: Duplo whole nut
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 0.35 Euro
Calories: 148kcal per serving, 567kcal per 100g
Fat: 10.2g per serving, 39.1g per 100g

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Ferrero Duplo

I cannot remember how many advertisements I saw on the tv of this chocolate bar, I know they were really annoying me when I was younger. Today, I don’t really watch a lot of tv, so I do not get to see them. But, surprise, surprise, this evening I watched tv for once and guess what – of course I was forced to watch the most recent version of this crappy advertisment.
Ferrero always claims that Duplo is a special chocolate, more specific, “probably the longest chocolate on earth”. So, let’s see whether the longest chocolate on earth is really that special.

The chocolate layer is crunchy, but the chocolate melts easily though. The chocolate and the nougat make the main ingredients of the chocolate, while the wafer adds a nice crunch and chewiness to it. The overall taste of the “bar” is rather milk chocolaty, but the hazelnut flavor of the nougat is clearly noticeable as well. It is really sweet, and personally I find it a little too sickly. It is gone in a moment and because of its plain sweetness, you won’t realise that you’ve just eaten almost 20g of chocolate.
The milk chocolate, hazelnut, nougat, wafer combination is nothing too outstanding, it might has been when the product was first introduced to the market decades ago. Today, there are a lot of chocolate bars that easily outrun Duplo. It is a nice snack when you’re on the run, but still I miss something more chocolaty.

I also have the dark version here and I guess I will try it soon to compare both versions. I strongly believe the bitter one is better, as dark chocolate contains more cocoa and therefore it will be a little richer tastewise.
It is not bad and in addition, this is a cult bar in Germany – so give it a go and try it yourself. If you’re totally on sweet chocolates, you might like it!

6 out of 10

Name: Duplo
Branch: Ferrero
Price: 0.35 Euro
Calories: 546kcal per 100g, 98kcal per bar
Fat: 33.g per 100g, 6g per bar

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