Saturday, 28 February 2009

February 28th: Nestle Die Weisse

Kcal 555 Fat 33.0g Fat(sats) 14.5g Carbs 56.6g (per 100.0g)

I am a big fan of our the Nestle Milkybar here in the UK so when Dean-German-Grocery kindly included this Nestle Die Weisse bar in my latest sampling package I was looking forward to seeing how it matched up. Described as 'Fine Swiss White Chocolate' I was a little bemused to see that the product was actually produced in Frankfurt, Germany ... there was of course some blurb on the back, but not being able to speak/read German I couldn't ascertain anything from it.

The bar came in a 100.0g form that I ate in three portions. The packaging was highly reminiscent to the Milkybar packaging with the same cream and red colours predominant. The chocolate was pretty plain in its presentation, though the foil layer and imprinted Nestle logos did give it a slight touch of class. I was extremely impressed with the smell of the chocolate and found the sweet, vanilla essence like aromas particularly tempting.

I guess unsurprisingly this bar tasted extremely like the UK Nestle Milkybar, but it did have a few slight touches that ultimately made it preferable. As with our UK bar, the chocolate was really quite sweet and made for a product that was best consumed in small doses. It seemed with this bar that the vanilla element played a greater role in the taste, which meant that with the longer melt duration it made for a longer lasting flavour impact in the mouth. The texture was wonderfully silky, and had an extra thick creaminess to its melt that complimented the delightful progression of the milky flavours. Each piece provided a smooth taste that I would describe as a little more mellow than our sharper, sweeter Milkybar.

Overall as aforementioned this is not a chocolate you would want to eat in large quantities, however in small amounts it really is a delightful white chocolate option. In a blind taste test I would be very confident distinguishing this from the Milkybar, as the vanilla flavours were just that little bit more pronounced and lasting in what was a thicker melting texture. Personally I would have to say I prefer this to our UK product, if your a white chocolate fan this is one really worth checking out.

8.7 out of 10
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