Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New - Mars Mix (WH Smiths) [By @Cinabar]


Writing this blog ‘new’ is a trigger word for me. I scout round supermarkets looking for the word ‘new’ so that I can find interesting new goodies to write about here. The idea being that if it’s new it has some interesting quality that makes it worth reporting on. To me new means novel, original, different, fresh. New does not mean taking a bag of Mars Planets (chocolates already available), limiting the choice in that bag by taking out the chocolate wafers and then calling the result ‘New Mars Mix’. To be honest it’s a bit disappointing. I realise that there will be people out there that don’t like the wafers and for them these will be a revelation, but I quite liked the crunchy bits. I suppose it’s the same as making a bag of Revels without the coffee ones. Some people would be pleased, others would be complaining.
I do like the chocolate coated caramels, and I do like the chocolate coated soft nougat, and I did enjoy munching my way through the bag, but I was missing those chocolate wafers. I suppose it is a purer Mars experience, as Mars bars don’t have wafers so why have wafers in the grab bag edition. Luckily Mars still makes Mars Planets, both varieties were available in my nearest branch of WH Smiths, and while that’s true it’s the Planets that will be getting my purchase.
By Cinabar

2 comments:

paulham said...

The most surprising piece of your review is the fact that you still shop at WHSmith! ;)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325862/WH-Smith-rated-worst-shop--love-Apple-store-Newsagent-loses-survey-messy-expensive.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

I like these a tad more than the Planets as there is more chew.

Still not a patch (taste-wise) on an US Milky Way.

cinabar said...

WHSmiths is just the nearest shop where I work, our branch is pricey but not messy. I agree about the American bars Milky Way Simply Caramel is in a different league to the UK Mars Caramel.