15 March 2011

Alpen Bars: Coconut and Milk Chocolate (Waitrose) [By @Cinabar]

I do like to have a cereal bar as a quick breakfast when I’m out and about, and (obviously) favour the chocolate varieties. I quite often buy Alpen bars, so it was nice to see a new flavour on the shelf.
I opened up the wrapper and the bar looked almost identical to the milk chocolate Alpen bars. On appearance I don’t think I would be able to tell them apart, there is very little visible coconut in the base. The texture too is identical to what you would expect if you tried any of the other varieties. Alpen bars have a firm base, packed with wheat, nuts and other ingredients. The bars aren’t very moist, but they feel dryer than they are because of the way the bars are tightly compacted.
I enjoyed the flavour of this bar. The coconut isn’t as strong as in a Bounty bar, but it does add a creamy sweet smoothness to the flavour. This mixes well with the chocolate drizzle and wholesome taste from the cereal. It is a good addition to the range, and worth checking out if you are a fan of Alpen bars. But – my favourite cereal bars are still the Kellogg’s dark chocolate, which are soft and have a richer chocolate taste, and actually feel like a treat.
By Cinabar


Lot-O-Choc said...

I love finding new bits and bobs, waitrose always seem to stock really different stuff, these alpen bars sound a bit of a change, i may have to try them but smetimes i find coconut flavoured things slightly too floral tasting.

cinabar said...

I agree I love shopping at Waitrose, it is a little more expensive but does stock some lovely goodies. If I could just stop Spectre filling the trolley when I'm not looking I might be okay! :-)

These Alpen bars just have a mild coconut taste - not too floral so you should be okay.