September 17th: Snickers More Choc

Kcal 241 Fat 13.1g Fat(sats) 4.5g Carbs 25.5g (per 48.0g bar)

When we first heard that Mars UK were going to be releasing three new limited editions for their Snickers range we admittedly all got a little excited here on the @ChocMission team. Our excitement was partially extinguished not short after as we soon learnt that two of the three would simply be the re-release of the 2013 Snickers Limited Editions the Snickers More Nuts and Snickers Caramel (See HERE). Optimism however was still maintained for the all new Snickers More Choc. The prospect of a Snickers 'with a more chocolatey taste' sounded good to us - this week we got to try it our for size (no pun intended - you'll see what we mean later!!).

We found this bar on sale with the other 2 Limited Editions on a 2 for £1 deal in all places a local service station. We all thought the blue wrapper looks very cool. Despite not even having the Snickers branding visible from it's shelf position the bar was instantly recognisable as a Snickers bar with the clever use of fonts acting as the most visible of brand beacons.

Unwrapping the bar all the usual delicious smelling Snickers scents came to the fore. Nuts and sweet chocolatey smells filled out nostrils - nothing in this sense was untoward at all. Taste wise it also matched out expectations. The extra chocolateyness was brought to the party by the nougat and caramel elements, the former giving a taste very reminiscent of the uber delicious US 3 Musketeers bar. The taste wasn't too far departed for an original Snickers, though it was different enough to be noticeably different proposition with the flavours less vanilla and malt centric and more chocolatey.

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So all the above sounds great right!? Well yeah it is, but we got a bone to pick with Mars here. The Limited Editions this year are again smaller than they were last. The 54.0g More Caramel last year has this year shrunk to 46.0g - are we going to see a similar reduction in price!? We think not folks. The fact Mars have taken it upon themselves to call these new Limited Editions bars 'Snickers More...' just leaves us with a bit of a bad taste in our mouths. Are they good tasting chocolate bars!? Yes! Snickers satisfies!? Not so much these days Mars! What do you guys make of this downsizing? Let us know @ChocMission

7.9 out of 10