You would have thought that I had tried a Mr Tom bar before now, but they have always just escaped my grasp. I adore peanuts, but the original Mr Tom bar doesn’t contain chocolate, and it is the combination of peanut and chocolate that really gets my attention. So when I saw that the new Mr Tom bar was just such a bar, I felt the need to try both variants.
First up; Mr Tom Original:
First thoughts were that it was a very hard bar, and very crunchy to eat. The cracknel added a little hint of a taste of caramel, but it wasn’t very strong, and the peanut flavour just over powered everything. I would have preferred a bit more sweetness to this bar, and a softer coating.
Mr Tom Chocolate:
This was a major disappointment to me. It is is almost the opposite of the Original variety. It is overly sweet from the chocolate, which didn’t offer me much of a cocoa hit either. The peanuts were chopped so small, that the major flavour was ‘cheap chocolate’ and not much nut at all. Such a shame, with an increase in cocoa, and a few more nuts this could have been the dream bar.
There is a little part of me that thinks that the very best solution to this would be to melt the two bars together in a pan, and when it finally sets it may just create the dream bar!