November 12th: Milka Amavel Mousse Creme Caramel

Kcal 555 Fat 35.0g Carbs 53.0g (per 100.0g)

After reviewing the Milka Amavel Mousse au Chocolat to huge success (8.7 out of 10!!), I was hugely looking forward to this 'Creme Caramel' flavour variation that Dean-German-Grocery kindly sent my way. Comprising again of the standard 'Alpine Milk chocolate' the bar included a Creme Caramel mousse filling which formed 33% of the total constituents.

The bar came in the same 160.0g size as the Mousse au Chocolat, and in the same ten mousse containing 'pod' design. I was disappointed to an extent with the appearance of the product - mainly due to the on-pack picture, which displayed the 'Creme Caramel' mousse as golden coloured. As you can see above when cross-sectioned the filling was actually far darker. To be honest I think a lighter coloured filling would have looked far more interesting, it was just a bit of a let down that the bar looked much the same as the Mousse au Chocolat variant. Though the bar was a slightly lacking in its aesthetics, it smelt absolutely stunning. It had a sweet, brown sugar like appeal. It reminded more of the smell of the top of a Creme brulee rather than a Creme Caramel ... whatever it smelt massively enticing.

It came as no surprise that the 'Alpine Milk' provided a delicious milky base flavour for the filling. Both the melt and texture were smooth, and as normal its flavour was very creamy with the slightest of hazelnut notes in the aftertaste - yum!! The 'Alpine Milk' certainly provided a very enjoyable background set of flavours, but the real deal sealer was the Creme Caramel mousse, which was simply delicious. The texture was much the same as Mousse au Chocolat, and had a dense but soft feel. Despite being similar in texture, it varied largely in its flavour delivery. The filling had a surprisingly rich set of flavours that went beyond just being a sweetened version of the Mousse au Chocolate. There were elements of brown sugar, syrup, vanilla and buttery notes that made for an extremely moreish, long lasting taste. Such was the appeal of the bar I ate the 160.0g over only two sittings, Yes it could have been more fulfilling, but there was no doubting this was one extremely enjoyable bar.

Overall this was a very satisfying product that I very much enjoyed. The 'Alpine Milk' provided the perfect compliment to the filling. Its full bodied milky appeal was strongly flavoured, though never over powering and allowed the flavours of the 'Creme Caramel' to express themselves. The 'Creme Caramel' mousse was simply stunning. It would have been all to easy for Milka to just sweeten the Mousse au Chocolat filling, but this offering had distinct creamy, buttery vanilla elements that made it hugely appealing. I highly recommend this bar to anyone who likes the sound of it. I was half expecting the 'Creme Caramel' flavour to be a bit of a gimmick, but this couldn't have been further from the truth - a brilliantly constructed bar.

8.8 out of 10

Fancy trying the Milka Amavel Mousse Creme Caramel for yourself!? Fancy any another Ritter Sport / Milka / Lindt / Storck or German Grocery ... head over to Dean-German-Grocery!!