Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Aero: Christmas Tree [Mint Chocolate] (Sainsbury’s) [By @Cinabar]




I feel like I should be almost apologetic bringing you the second Christmas write up in September in two days. I actually purchased this at the same time as the Galaxy Gift, and if it’s any consolation there aren’t any more seasonal products planned this week. I can’t promise about next week. ;-)
This choccie is just a simple novelty brought out by Aero for the stocking filler market. I have to say that there is a lot to be said for these smaller chocolate novelties, as they are nice looking but don’t commit you to eating a whole bar.
This particular Aero is shaped like a Christmas tree and then filled with light green mint bubbles. Flavour wise it is exactly like a regular mint Aero, sweet chocolate but with cool mint tones that are surprisingly refreshing. The bubbles in the chocolate mean that it gives easily when you bite, but still manages to feel substantial, which is the magic of aerated chocolate (that and it means the company get to sell you air)!
Having said that, I do like a mint Aero and I do like novelty, so this was actually right up my street. The moulding of the Christmas tree wasn’t quite as sharp as I’d like, but I guess moulding bubbles into place isn’t the easiest thing! The tree does look quite sweet though, so I can’t really complain but it reminded me of something that you’d find in a giant advent calendar. It might not make Christmas any more “enjoyabubble” in September but it certainly works as quick fun treat, and when the season does come in to play it will make an excellent stocking filler too.
By Cinabar

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