January 4th: Guylian Praline Truffle Bar

*UPDATE 18/08/2010 - It's funny looking back at one of my first reviews ever. I have now updated the photos with the latest version.

Kcal 211 Fat 13.2g Carbs 202.2g

This bar came seperated as four blocks and came billed as 'Belgian chocolate with the traditional Guylian seashells on top full of creamy praline flavoured truffle'. I have always been a big fan of Guylian seashell truffles, so I was looking forward to seeing what this bar format could offer.

Aesthetically I thought the bar format looked just as smart as the individual truffles, with that glorious Guylian marble effect still incorporated to great effect across the seashell shapes placed on top.

Taste wise it was absolutely delicious and the chocolate was of a great quality for a bar of such little expense. The praline flavour was strong, but not overpowering and provided a nice smooth creamy nutty taste that had firm woody hazelnut tones. The size of the bar was the only disappointment (40g) for me. The four blocks were finished before I knew - the fast paced melt certainly didn't help matters. As much as I enjoyed the taste I was still left quite hungry after eating this bar, it certainly wasn't the most filling.

Overall I would recommend this to anyone who likes the original Guylain Seashells. If I was buying to consumer 'in home' then I would still choose the standard truffles, but this bar provides a very good opportunity to enjoy the Guylian praline experience on the move. I would definitely buy it again.

7.2 out of 10