26 February 2009

Nestlé Peppermint Crisp (Australia Via Cybercandy)

This bar has a milk chocolate coating covering some bright green mint crystals. The bar is neatly marked into five pieces, but it isn’t worth trying to break it. I made this mistake and broke the first chunk off, and a shower of green mint crystals attacked me! What is it with these Australian bars and their crumbliness? The filling of the bar is made of pure green peppermint crystals, not peppermint embedded in chocolate, but pure fragile shattering crystals. Consequently the bar is rather crunchy, and the peppermint is quite strong, which makes for a strangely refreshing bar. Very different to anything I have had here in the UK and well worth hunting out.


Katie said...

Do you think that the actual chocolate tastes different? I was involved in a candy swap, and I received a load of stuff from NZ, including a crunchie and dairy milk. I thought the chocolate was skankalicious. It seemed less sweet and had a funny texture as if it had been altered so as not to melt in the heat! (If your interested This is what I got http://www.flickr.com/photos/saintbolt/2420969070/ and this is what I sent. http://www.flickr.com/photos/saintbolt/2377662721/)

cinabar said...

I don't think the taste difference in chocolate is so pronounced with the Nestle bars. But I have heard people tell me they were quite shocked with the difference in Cadbury's bars that they've had while abroad.

Your candy swap looks fantastic!!! What a brilliant idea!

Meant to say the cybercandy site is well worth a visit too: http://www.cybercandy.co.uk