Tuesday, 7 April 2009

April 7th: Milka Amavel Mousse au Cappuccino

Kcal 550 Fat 35.0g Carbs 52.5g (per 1oo.0g)

Chances are you have flicked to the score already - if you haven't let me spoil it for you now ... this bar was absolutely first-class! To be honest I didn't really expect anything different - the previous Milka Amavel bars that Dean-German-Grocery have sent me have all been fantastic. This Milka Amavel Mousse au Cappuccino was really something special though, and was formed of 'Alpine Milk Chocolate with a coffee and cream mousse filling'.

As with the other bars from the range this came in a 160.0g size that I savoured from beginning to end. The packaging was all rather splendid, with the coffee flavour well communicated through the simple addition of some coffee bean and cappuccino illustrations. The bar itself was also wonderfully presented. It had a simply seductive, alluring smell that emanated rich scents of coffee and cream as soon as I opened the branded foil layer. As ever the pieces were well sized, and the mousse filling looked particularly appetising with its whipped appeal.

Sometimes I feel that Milka Alpine Milk can be a touch too sweet, though the rich coffee flavours really complimented the chocolate well. The textures of both the outer chocolate and mousse were both sublime. The outer chocolate melted at a delightful rate, slowly revealing the softer, yet still quite dense mousse filling. The slow melt allowed the flavours of both different components to express themselves with the creamy, sweet chocolate transitioning almost perfectly into the fuller bodied, coffee taste. The coffee flavours were balanced perfectly to my reckoning with them more complimenting the sweet chocolate rather than dominating it. This marriage made in heaven made for an incredibly moreish taste that I simply couldn't get enough of. I devoured the bar in three sittings, though even that commanded real self-control.

Overall the folks at Milka can really be proud of this bar - its simply magnificent. I would go as far as saying this is one of my bars of the year so far, if the milk chocolate was a little less sweet I could really have seen it challenging some of the bars slightly rated above it. If your a Milka, coffee, or just good chocolate fan I strongly suggest this be a bar you invest in at some point. This bar has quickly established itself as a firm favourite of mine - I really recommend it.

9.1 out of 10
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