30 March 2012

Club – New Honeycomb Flavour (Sainsbury’s) [By @Cinabar]

I haven’t had a chocolate Club bar for years, which in itself is a bit shocking. I used to have Club bars quite regularly in my lunch box as a kid, but never quite seem to buy them as an adult. Perhaps it’s the fear of getting the theme music “If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, join our club!” stuck in my head. Oh dear! Perhaps it is the fact that it treads a line somewhere between being a chocolate bar and a biscuit, and as such confuses me! Either way the fact they have a new variety out was, on this occasion, enough for me to pick a packet up again.
The biscuit in a Club bar is quite dry, but has a nice buttery shortbread flavour and a substantial feel. The chocolate was thick enough to coat the biscuit well and provide a lot of sweet milky cocoa flavour. The new part in this bar is the layer of honeycomb cream. One of the things about honeycomb is its crunchy texture, so it is a bit odd to deliver the taste as a cream, but I guess Club bars are already pretty crunchy with all that biscuit. The layer of flavoured cream may not be very noticeable on the photo, but the flavour is actually balanced really well. You can certainly pick up on the distinctive honeycomb taste, with its brown sugar and slightly caramelised flavour. I found it worked well with the chocolate and biscuit and made a wonderfully sweet treat. The flavours are a perfect match, and the Club bar was perfect for an afternoon snack at work. Impressively the bar only had 116 calories, so I didn’t even feel too guilty either!
I can’t believe its been so long since I last tried a Club bar, and I may have to have a bit of a nostalgia trip and pick up a few of the classic flavours. I feel like I have re-discovered a favourite treat. Even if I am still humming that darn tune to myself!
By Cinabar

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