Thursday, 28 February 2008

February 28th: Galaxy Promises Caramel


Kcal 215 Fat 12.2g Carbs 22.1g

This bar was certainly tricky tracking down and as far as im aware it is now out of distribution so good luck finding it folks...you will have to take my word for it :)

The Galaxy Promises Caramel follows the same premise as its hazelnut variant I reviewed a few weeks ago. The bar is compromised of Galaxy dark chocolate beneath a layer of Galaxy milk chocolate; this caramel version contained crystallised caramel flavoured bits similar to the Green & Blacks bar I reviewed a few days ago. These were distributed amongst the upper milk chocolate layer.

The bar came in a standard 40g size and split into 8 handy triangle shaped parts. Upon opening the bar I was met with the great aroma of Galaxy chocolate yum yum!

The chocolate being galaxy was inevitably sublime: as with the hazelnut variety the fusion of the dark and milk chocolate is managed excellently, the balance is just right and it provides an ultimately splendid variety of flavours.

Despite the excellence of the chocolate the actual flavouring of the bar is where it lets itself down. The caramel bits are a nice addition and are actually more flavoursome than the ones found in the similar Green & Blacks bar. The problem is that Mars were not generous enough with the caramel specks and as a result they are overpowered and lost in the rich chocolate.

Overall there is no doubt this is one great tasting bar. As I have said the chocolate is excellent however the actual flavouring of the bar is certainly a let down. If the Caramel element were more prominent this definitely would have been up there with the best of them. Unfortunately this doesn’t look like an issue that will ever be sorted and it seems Mars have pulled this bar from the market :( ... disappointing in a product that has such potential.

7.6 out of 10



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