April 9th: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 69 - Balisto Museli


Hi All,

Not much to report this week other than a heads up in the direction of this weeks reviews ...

L'Artisan du Chocolat Creme de la Creme Eggs - See HERE
'Bits n Bobs' Cadbury Biscuits 2011 - See HERE
Snickers Peanut Butter Squared - See HERE

... and a pointer in the direction of American Soda's cake competition which you can find a link to below.

Be sure to check out the News Page for the latest goings on in the chocolate world. After you have done that though I urge my UK readers at least to go out and enjoy this glorious weather! A cheeky chocolate ice cream never hurt anyone either :D



My pals at American Soda (See HERE) are running a competition to design a truly unique and original wedding cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton. According to my contacts at AS, they aren't talking about a tiered cake with intricate icing necessarily ... more something out of the ordinary.

The prize is what they're calling a “Complete Cake Making Kit” comprising various cake mixes, pie cases, frostings, icings and decorations! Looks worth entering to me.

The competition and entry forms are HERE

SNACK OF THE WEEK ..... a new part of '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' which will feature any manner of snacking product I have been products munching on in the week ...
Kcal 94 Fat 5.3g Fat(sats) 2.8g Carbs 10.6g (per bar)

Midweek I showed you guys all the new products that Cadbury had recently brought to the biscuit and cakes aisle in my local Tesco supermarket. What I failed to mention in that review was that this latest range update saw an overhaul of the entire contents of the shelves - thus there have been several more additions from other brannds aswell. One of the newest offerings that stood out most to me was the introduction of a brand called Balisto. This is a make of chocolate biscuit bars made by Mars that have been sold in other European countries such as Germany and France for many years previously.

Tesco are currently carrying three different Balisto flavours - Crunchy (plain biscuit!), Berries and Museli, all of which they are flogging on their notorious £1.00 introductory offer for a pack of 9. This week I have been trying out the Museli offering and I can report that with no great excitement that these are the definition of average. To sum things up succinctly, the taste is purely dominated by the biscuit base, with the thin outer chocolate and upper layer of yoghurty museli filling have very little cut through. The hazelnut and raisin constituents mostly get lost in the digestive biscuit like wholegrain flavours, and to be honest more just added an awkward feeling texturally what with them feeling like small lumps in the smoother topping layer. I hate to say it but we weren't missing out on anything when these weren't available to us. The word generic could never be more appropriately used on this site.

6.6 out of 10


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