March 17th: Milka Strawberry Yogurt

Kcal 565 Fat 35.5g Fat(sats) 20.0g Carbs 52.5g (per 100.0g)

Packaged in along with the latest Milka 'Winter Varieties' that I have been sampling over the last couple of weeks, Dean-German-Grocery also sent me this 'Strawberry Yogurt', which also just so happens to be another a new addition to the Milka range. Described as 'Alpine Milk chocolate filled with yogurt milk creme with strawberry', the first thing I looked at was the actual % of real strawberry ... get this ... 0.18% ... suffice to say even though I had a mild strawberry allergy as a child I felt very safe eating this bar.

I received this bar yet again in a 100.0g form that I ended up eating over about three sittings. The packaging was as suitable as ever, communicating the flavour well with the addition of some strawberry fruits and red colouring. The bar looked pretty appetising - the creme appeared plentiful sandwiched in between the chocolate layers, whilst some tiny red specs of strawberry could be seen throughout. I wasn't so impressed with the smell of the product - It was certainly very poignant, and struck me as soon as I opened the resealable fold. It was forthcoming, yet not all that enticing - it smelt artificial and not what I would really describe as fruity ... just cheap if anything.

From the very first piece I placed in my mouth I had mixed emotions in regards to the taste. The chocolate severely lacked relevance, and offered only the slightest indication of its usual creamy, nut noted flavours due to the filling dominating the taste completely. The inner creme was hardly ill flavoured, just it would have been nice for the chocolate to have had more of a prevalence. Regarding the filling, it thankfully tasted a little bit better than both the smell and 0.18% strawberry content suggested. It was dairy led in its milky flavours with a pleasant tangyness in its aftertaste. The taste was incredibly sweet, but also surprisingly fruity, with the small specs of strawberry actually adding bursts of tart, zingy, red fruit flavours to the creme. Despite the really quite fast melt I couldn't eat more than a few blocks of this at a time as the taste was really quite overbearing in its sugary flavours.

Overall this is one of those Milka offerings that I would say is a real 'love it or hate it' bar. Personally I just didn't get on with the dominance of the very sweet, creme centre. The taste was fruitier than I was expecting, but for my liking it still relied to heavily on its sweet flavours with no regard paid to letting the chocolate really establish itself in the taste. This isn't what I would necessarily describe as a bad bar whatsoever, I am sure there are plenty of people that would get some real pleasure from it. Personally not for me, but worth trying if you like the sound of it.

7.1 out of 10