On Monday, after my hydrodilation, I treated myself to a Swiss Glory Chocolate bar.
I don't often buy this brand as it's expensive, so I hadn't seen these bars before. Usually I buy coffee truffles or something similar and always only two. Showing great restraint here.
Well as soon as I got home I had a coffee and gutsed down the chocolate without even thinking to take a photo first.
So, the next day, I went here:
Burnside Village. It's just a short way along Portrush Road, and I've been known to walk there from my home, (takes about 45 minutes on a good day),but I caught a bus this time.
The Village is even bigger than when I lived closer to it, (across the road), and now there's even more construction going on! It's HUGE!
Anyway, I know there's a Swiss Glory outlet there, and that's where I was headed.
I bought these three bars, milk, white and dark.
You can see by the pictures they are chunky little things, sold without wrappers, being put in individual cellophane bags, (made in Cellophania?) when sold.
There's no information available regarding ingredients, (a secret?), not even percentage of cocoa solids.
So I had to rely on taste alone. Now, remembering I'm not a professional taster or reviewer, here we go.
First, the white. I'm not a big fan of white chocolate, and this one proved to be just as "not so nice" as any other white I've tried. It tasted and felt a bit like a solidified bar of buttery sweetened condensed milk, with a very light dryness and a hint of mustiness. Definitely a no-no for me.
Dark chocolate is something I don't eat, so I've sent this one to my good friend Kath. in Melbourne as she is a dark choccie lover and will give it the review it deserves.
Now the milk chocolate bar. Yes, we have a winner!. All these bars are quite chunky, being 12cm long, by 2cm wide and 2cm thick, with a nice little half cm "ledge" separating each chunk.
This one? It's very satisfying, in size and in flavour.
Not too milky, not too sweet, and I can taste the cocoa! Without any cocoa powder feel or grittiness. This is very smooth.
Dare I say it? In my opinion, it's better than Haigh's milk chocolate.
At $3.20 per bar, they won't be a regular part of my weekly shopping, but these milk bars will definitely be my special treat of choice.
They are heavenly!