I have to admit to really loving the Dairy Milk Marvellous range. I heard that Cadbury where discontinuing their Dairy Milk Marvellous Cola and Pretzel bar and I was a little bit worried they were going to be scaling back the range entirely. Thankfully this is a newly released bar, so it looks more like they are just mixing things up.
The Rocky Mallow Road chocolate bar contains strawberry jellies, marshmallow and shortcake. This is a nice, almost summery, concoction and sounded right up my street. As a big fan of mixes of textures, the Dairy Milk Marvellous range suits me, and this bar was no exception.
Once unwrapped I could see that the shape of the pieces were interesting, it is a fun way of presenting the chocolate but the unequal pieces messed with my head when trying to share it out equally! I worry about these things. :-D
Back to the chocolate. The marshmallow bits has a lovely soft squidgy texture and the shortcake biscuit was firm and nearly crunchy. Both added nice sweetness to the bar, but the stand out ingredient was the strawberry jelly sweets. These were soft and slightly sticky, but the fruity taste was like magic with the chocolate. Sweet strawberry jelly sweets coated in chocolate work surprisingly well. I really enjoyed the bar, and it did what the Marvellous range is good at, used playful ingredients to combine interesting textures and flavours. I liked the cola and pretzel bar, but this too gets a thumbs up, and I can’t wait to see what else they have up their sleeves.