Wednesday, 3 December 2008

December 3rd: Milka Amavel Mousse au Praline

Kcal 565 Fat 37.0g Carbs 51.5g (per 100.0g)

After the successes of both the Milka Amavel Mousse au Chocolat & Mousse au Creme Caramel, my hopes for this Mousse au Praline bar were pretty high. Once again Dean-German-Grocery supplied me with this bar - it is such a shame this range is not widely available in the UK ... I am sure many a person would be enticed by the promise of 'Alpine Milk chocolate filled with a hazelnut nougat creme filling'.

As with the Chocolat & Creme Caramel offerings, this bar came in a 160g size that was split into ten separately filled pods. Unlike the Creme Caramel version, a different coloured filling wasn't promised on the front of the packaging. The mousse was as displayed - a lighter brown colour. As with the other variants, I liked the overall presentation. The box was nicely designed, and the podded look of the bar was as ever unique looking, with each nicely decorated with a Milka logo. The smell of the chocolate wasn't as forthcoming as the other variants from the range. It offered the usual pleasant milky aromas, but offered very little indicating the Praline content of the bar.

The outer Alpine Milk further provided evidence of its credentials of a being a great flavour hosting chocolate. The creamy, sweet flavours of the chocolate were forceful enough to impose themselves, yet were subtle enough to let the flavours of the praline take precedence once encountered. Normally Milka chocolate has an undertone of hazelnut, so the hazelnut praline filling tasted entirely fitting. The filling had a delicious creamy nutty taste - it reminded me of the Ritter Sport Praline bar I reviewed back in November. The texture of the mousse was light and contrasted nicely against the denser outer chocolate. Despite its lighter nature, the flavours were still very long lasting, this was both an enjoyable and fulfilling chocolate.

Overall this was yet another delightful offering from the Milka Amavel range. I wouldn't say the praline filling was any better or worse than the Chocolat or Creme Caramel fillings - it was just equally as fantastically flavoured, and offered a delicious nutty alternative. One of the finest things about this range is the way in which the mousse fillings are light in texture, yet so full of flavour - it is a real art. I would highly recommend this bar, especially if your a fan of praline - another highly enjoyable Milka offering.

8.8 out of 10

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