“Made with finest quality Belgian milk chocolate, luxury caramel and hand finished with gold sparkle”
That’s right, “GOLD SPARKLE…..“
I have never been presented with a gold sparkle before, let alone on a cake. It wasn’t as sparkly as it sounds but it was certainly gold, and if you caught it in the right light, the light shone back in your eyes, so if you eat it in a dark room it wont sparkle…I suppose that makes sense. The gold was nicely presented on all but one of the small slices with I’m sure had a fingerprint in it, that wasn’t mine..
The “Salted Caramel Bites” come 9 to a pack, something similar to Thorntons and the 2012 Olympics edition. Which if you remember they had the Olympic logo printed on the chocolate, so putting stuff on top isn’t new, though we’ve never had gold before. And if you really remember I highly liked Thorntons and the Olympics edition (although it was a bit bland).
Laid out in a golden…no…in a silver coloured tray, were these tiny 3cm x 3cm square slices or bites, that measured 1.4cm in thickness.
Nothing to boast about. If you put them all together you could get about 2 proper size slices from it.
The chocolate top was tough though tasty, but what Belgian chocolate isn’t? It’s possible to consume the slice in one whole but I like to bite through once to savour it and take in the taste easier.
The base is crunchy and resembles that common ‘crunched up digestives then squashed back together‘ style. But it was dry and hard and so provided the crunch. It managed to balance the caramel upon its head well, plus the caramel’s consistency was about average, when I say average I mean it wasn’t too gooey or isn’t wasn’t too solid. The flavour too is superb, a brilliant caramel taste.
Each layer mixes well and the overall flavour is spectacularly good. However when sucking on the chocolate, the shiny roof of gold gives off a metallic flavour and it made my tongue feel confused about what I was consuming.
It smells good too.
Price wise…I’m not sure, my flat mate picked it up for 33p because it was out of date on the day of purchase. But because it was in Tesco Finest range you’re looking at about £3.00…no just kidding it should be less than that. But I don’t know…sorry.
It’s a really good slice, at first the gold top was perceived as off-putting, and just plain weird, now though it comes across as mystically wonderful. 🙂
So what am I saying? Is it the best? No, it loses points for box presentation which I don’t very much like and then simply the size.. Though it scores high:
9.1 out of 10
Each bite/slice contains:
Salt 0.1g (Not very salted then)
My contain nuts. Does contain milk, wheat, gluten and soya.