Thursday, 5 January 2012

Midweek Mini: 3 Musketeers Coconut

Midweek Mini - what the blazes!?? This is my new way of keeping you guys in the swing of the latest market offerings. 'Midweek Mini's will be short, snappy, straight to the point, but will include the standard photo excellence *ahem* and of course the all important JCM jurisdiction graphs and scores. Enjoy.

Kcal 180 Fat 6.0g Fat(sats) 4.0g Carbs 32.0g

It was with great excitement last year that I read about Mars' intention to bring out this coconut flavored version of one of my all time favourite mass confection bars the 3 Musketeers (read via Candyblog HERE). By the time I had managed to source one over here in the UK, my anticipation was pretty high so it's with regret that I have to inform you that my expectations were sadly nowhere near exceeded.

In regards to presentation, the bar showed promise; the delightful coconutty scents of the chocolate in particular smelt delightful. Unfortunately the taste was the let down, as these promising coconut aromas did not translate into a favourable coconut flavour experience. The outer chocolate delivered it's standard sweet, milky Mars taste, however a very sugary, artifical and ultimately rather sickly coconut element dominated the usual malty nougat flavours of the nougat. Despite the bar being significantly smaller that it's sibling milk chocolate version, I definitely couldn't have eaten more than the 42.0g on offer due to monotone chemically derived coconut flavouring.

Overall I felt this was a disappointing attempt at a coconut variant from Mars and I would have welcomed them using a natural source of coconut flavouring rather than the artificial means they used here. Worth trying the once, but probably not a bar I would buy again.

7.0 out of 10

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