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Lily O’Briens Honeycomb Crisp

Usually I’d say, honey and chocolate is no combination for me. I’ve tried it a few times and I find it way too sweet most of the time. But as I’ve already tried a really well produced chocolate treat by Lily O’Briens, I am looking forward to trying this treat.

As expected, the smell of the chocolate is really sweet. The milk chocolate smells rather unfamiliar for a whole milk version, there is some vanilla added which you can slightly sense and of course there is the honey. The sweet smell of honey is not as dominant as I expected it to be, but it definitely is very intensive. I like it.

The bar got a little damaged on its way to Germany, but the pieces still look great. You can see they put a lot of effort into their chocolate, it looks really smooth and has a nice midbrown, a little darker than typical milk chocolate. While the top is really smooth and even, you can see the honeycombs and crisps coming through on the back.

Wow, this chocolate gets me as well, just like their toffee version. The milk chocolate is milky but not sickly, it melts less well than usual milk chocolate, but that’s just perfect, as it goes perfectly well with the fillings that you have to chew anyway. The rice crisp don’t have a remarkable own flavor, and the honey adds a nice amount of not just sweetness, but actual honey to the bar. Still, the chocolate remains the dominant taste in there, and this combination is really delicious. The crisps are really crunchy. The rice crisps and the combs are tiny and the amount of the pieces in the chocolate is really balanced.

So, all in all this one totally exceeded my expectations!

9 out of 10

Name: Honeycomb Crisp
Branch: Lily O’Briens
Price: ??
Size: 30g
Calories: 501.4kcal per 100g, 150.4kcal per bar
Fat: 27.9g per 100g, 8.4g per bar

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Lindt milk & Honey

This bar seems to be a chocolate only available during summer as well. At least it was taken out of Lindt’s range by the end of September, that’s why I guess it is like that. The milk ‘n honey bar is wrapped in a light yellow, honey like wrapper, and just like the other two bars of this range, it is stabilized by a cardboard. “Dream and enjoy” is their slogan.

The milk chocolate is soft and milky, has a good melt and comes with the familiar Lindt-quality.

The inner part reminds me of my early childhood. Some of you probably know this situation: You cannot sleep and your granny or mother makes you a cup of hot milk with honey. Geek, that’s exactly the way the filling tastes without the chocolate part, and I really enjoy this rather sweet honey trip down memory lane!

Dream and enjoy goes very well with this chocolate treat, at least for me. It is a pity I did not find it earlier, as I really would have bought the one or other bar to give them away, as this is a really nice treat, especially if you’re in for honey and milk chocolate!

8 out of 10

Name: Milk & Honey
Branch: Lindt & Spruengli
Size: 125g
Price: 2.24 Euro
Calories + Fat: ?

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Toblerone

I know this bar since I was a little child. I don’t know why I’ve never tried it before. I guess it is because my mother tended to eat it right away, so I never got the chance to get hold of it. When I was old enough to buy candy on my own, I had other favorites, and I wasn’t too adventurous. And when I saw a snack version of this bar, I just purchased it in order to try it.  The most fascinating thing about the bar is that it comes as a triangle. The wrapper says Swiss milk chocolate with honey and almond nougat (also called torrone).

The first ingredient I taste is the honey. It makes only 3% of the bar, but its flavor is very intensive.
The honey makes the entire bar sweet, but not sickly. Though, I’d prefer more of the torrone and less sugar added to the bar. It contains only 28% cocoa and as far as I can tell from the glimpse of chocolate I taste somewhere among the honey, I have eaten way better Swiss chocolate.

The texture is strange. While the chocolate-honey mixture melts smoothly in your mouth, you have to chew the white nougat, as it is like tiny stones; and even though the nougat is really hard, I like it as it really spices up the texture of the bar. Unfortunately, the torrone likes to stick to your teeth. I guess the nougat can be a problem for any kind of fillings, so watch out!

I cannot say I could fall for this chocolate bar, and I probably would not buy it again. Though, it is and remains unique and really worth a try!

6 out of 10

Name: Toblerone
Branch: Kraft Foods
Price: 0.69 Euro
Calories: 184kcal per bar(35g), 525kcal per 100g

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