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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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Kitkat Chunky Peanut Butter

I am a huge fan of chocolate bars filled with peanut butter, and after I heard of the “new” Kitkat chunky peanut butter bar, I’ve been to the gas station some time away from my home just to get it. This bar was “new” in Germany, everywhere else it was discontinued earlier – and in Germany it did not have any chance as well: Soon after it came out, it wasn’t available anymore. For me it was a bummer as peanut butter flavored chocolate bars are totally rare around Germany.

When I opened the foil, I smelled the salty peanut butter, but it is different than for example hershey’s peanut butter. It is a lot saltier and I miss the sweet mixture I am used to in case of those kind of bars. But this seemed just to fit for the smell…

The milk chocolate coating is really greasy and I cannot say anything about its smell, as it is overshadowed by the scent of peanut. The coating is really thick and makes more than 60% of the bar. Despite of being greasy, the chocolate is really tasty. The ends of the bar contain really a lot of plain milk chocolate, which is creamy, sweet and milky.

The inner self of the bar looks like a usual chunky: three layers of wafers, divided by two small layers of a sweet peanut crème. The wafers are topped by a thick stripe of peanut butter.

Let’s get to the taste… Well, I was kind of surprised. I know you cannot compare this milk chocolate coating to any real confectionary chocolate, and it is a little unfair to have eaten some right before trying the bar. Still, the chocolate is awkward! This is one of the worst Kitkat coatings I’ve ever eaten! Total Nestle failure! After I’ve tried the chocolate, I got the reason why the demand was that low; every other KitKat chunky comes with better chocolate!
Still, the taste of the center is a really good mixture of nutty, salty peanut butter, cocoa, and the wafer layers. But compared to Hershey products, this one is a real failure, as it is plainly sweet most of the time; the absolute opposite of what I thought after I first smelled the peanut butter. The little amount of salt coming from the peanut butter filling cannot make up for the entire bar. 

The texture is a little too smooth for a kitkat. Since Nestlé replaced the old version of KitKat with the crunchier ones, this chunky seems to be the odd one out. Especially with the peanut butter it gets rather soft while chewing it and mixes up really well. 

So, all in all I expected more of it. Even the white Chunky I did not like too much was better! There’s a chance I’d still go for it if it was available in Germany, just to get the peanut buttery taste every now and then, but I’d rather order some better products from the US instead of buying this…under-average Nestlé product… Sorry guys… I really got why you threw it out of your production line and why no one wanted to buy this thingy…Way too sickly and simply a no-go.

3 out of 10

Name: KitKatChunky Peanut Butter
Branch: Nestle
Price: 1.09 Euro
Size: 50g
Calories: 269kcal per bar
Fat: 15.8g per bar

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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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Reese’s Sticks

When I opened the wrapper the smell of delicious peanut butter filled the air. You can smell that there is a lot of nut in it. It mixed up with the sweet scent of Reese’s “milk chocolate”. Well, at least what they call chocolate.

The two sticks feel kind of greasy, so the coating melts really easily. I don’t really like to hold it in my hands. The texture is mid-crunchy when cutting through it, but as soon as you chew on it, you can feel the melting of the fake-chocolate layer, mixing up with creamy peanut butter, as a great contrast to the wafers. They mix up very well and the wafers will practically melt with the coating and the peanut butter.
The two stripes of peanut butter are each thicker than the coating and make the bar really salty. The amount of salt is enormous, it even reduces a lot of sweetness coming from the so-called “chocolate” they used as a coating. The taste of nuts dominates the flavor of the bar; and the wafers are basically flavorless on their own, as it is often the case with wafers..

I like this combination, at least for a wafer bar. I’ve never seen peanut butter in a wafer before, but I like it. It is better than any milk crème or hazelnut crème, mainly because of the salty bytaste. Though, I need to say that there is a little too much salt in it, at least for some of us. Personally, I really enjoyed the amount of salt.
’d even consider buying it again, even though I know I’d rather go for a different peanut butter bar (and remember, that ‘s a wafer bar!).

But can someone tell me what TBQH stands for? I really could not find anything about that on the internet.

Anyway: I read both reviews from Candyblog.net, and both wrappers look different from the version I had. Did they change their ingredients again? Would be cool to know!

7 out of 10

Name: Reese’s Sticks
Branch: Hershey’s
Price: 0.99 Euro
Calories: 210 per bar
Fat: 13g per bar

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Nestlé Lion Nut

Nestlé Lion Nut

This is the second nut version of lion I know, the first version comes with peanuts, while this one is filled with hazelnuts. On the outside, the bar looks slightly different from the other version. The nuts are definitely smaller and the bar is a little longer. The inside look of the bar put a smile on my face. The wafer lays totally askew in the thick chocolate-cereal-hazelnut coating. I’ve never seen such a miss-production before; or at least I’ve never noticed it.

In this bar, the wafer dominates the taste. The flavor of the hazelnuts in the coating is coming through only every now and then, I suppose the nut pieces are just too small to be more intensive, at least compared to the wafer, the caramel and the thick layer of chocolate. The chocolate is not too creamy, and I miss the salty taste from the peanut version I’ve already tried but not reviewed yet. But as a whole, the bar makes up a good mix.

This seems to be a version without the added crunch I’ve just gotten used to. Eating this lion feels kind of old school for me, and I really enjoy the old school texture. Even the nuts cannot add the amount of crunch the ‘new’ wafer does in the more recent bars.

For me, this is one of the better Nestlé products!

7 Out of 10

Name: Lion Nuts
Branch: Nestlé
Price: 0.79 Euro
Calories: 227kcal per bar, 482kcal per 100g

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Dickmann’s Schoko Strolche

How many weeks have I thought about posting this review?

At first I didn’t want to review them, but despite of my doubts, I thought the name would be funny for the English-speaking world. I am not a huge fan of Dickmann’s, but hey, I need to give them a chance after about 5 years of not toughing one of them. Dickmann’s are foam-kisses, kind of hard to describe. They seem to be a German specialty. The foam is rather a fondant-crem, nothing you would describe as foam, they are just called like that over here. I guess I know as many people who love them as well as people who strongly dislike them. And there are people (like me) who just enjoy part of them…But let’s see!

The mini versions come with three different chocolate coatings: milk, dark and white chocolate, while the normal ones only come with dark chocolate. A crispy wafer forms the base of the Dickmann and for me it is the best part of the entire thing.
The white foam is sickly sweet, creamy and sticky. Some people compare it to fluid marshmallow, but this is not exactly what it is. Especially not ingredient-wise. It isn’t as light as one would expect it to be when seeing it, and as I said, way too sweet.

I like the white and the dark one most. The milk chocolate Dickmann is just sweet. The chocolate does not make a decent contrast to the foam filling. I don’t know what’s worst in here: The chocolate or the foam.
The white coating provides a pretty well tasted milky flavor, which goes really well with the foam, even though both components are sweet. As least there is a slight diversity.
 Finally, the bitter chocolate coated one is the “least sweet” and therefore best version. The dark chocolate takes away a lot of the sickly feeling and makes the entire thing a lot fresher. Now I understand why the original larger version only comes with a dark coating – otherwise they would hardly be eatable!

I just cannot become friends with them… Still, they are really famous in Germany and there are a lot of fake products or bad copies of them.

5 out of 10

Name: Dickmann’s Schoko Strolche
Branch: Storck
Price: 421kcal per 100g, 35kcal per piece
Fat: 16.8g per 100g, 1.4g per piece
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Nestlé Drifter

I tried to avoid any kind of wafer bar today, as I had one yesterday and the day before yesterday (reviews are about to come later!) and I really am not too much of a wafer fan. Anyway, I thought Drifter would be similar to twix and I never expected it to be a wafer bar… I simply overlooked the words “crispy wafer” on the wrapper.

When opening the blue, simple designed wrapper you get to smell a really sweet sense of chocolate. I am used to this smell when having Hershey’s or Cadbury chocolate in front of me, but this sweetness by Nestlé is new to me. I know, Nestlé has some sweet bars, but they usually do not smell that sweet. Anyway, the aroma does not make the taste of the bar.

The two fingers are a little larger than a Twix. Breaking the bar into two pieces wasn’t too easy, the bar is very solid. Four wafers divided by chocolate cream make the inner filling. These are dipped in chewy caramel and covered with milk chocolate. You have to put a lot of effort in chewing these fingers. KitKat once had a similar texture, but that was before they added some more crunch into the bar. Compared to the wafers and the caramel layer, the chocolate coating is rather thin, but that is just alright.

I was surprised by the taste of this bar. As I already stated the texture is different from other wafer bars, not as crunchy, but really chewy. And so is the taste: The dominating flavors in the bar are definitely the caramel and the chocolate cream. Even though there are four layers of wafer, their taste only comes through after a bit of chewing, when the chocolate coating and the caramel have melted in your mouth. Overall, this is a really well-rounded bar.

The taste really lighted up my mood after finding out that it would be a wafer bar again today. And what I like even more is that the wrapper tells me that the chocolate is actually chocolate. Well done, Nestlé!

7 out of 10

Name: Drifter
Branch: Nestlé
Price: 0.99 Euro
Calories: 264kcal per package, 487kcal per 100g

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