Milky Way Midnight Dark

Kcal 230 Fat 8g Fat (sats) 5g Carbs 36g (per bar)

A few weeks ago we took a look at a lighter side to America’s Milky Way with its French Vanilla version; now we are fast-forwarding the clock to midnight and crossing to the dark side. A giant leap of imagination by the Mars Corporation has led to the production of Milky Way Midnight Dark. In this overwhelming rush of creativity, their classic Milky Way has swapped its milk chocolate coating for dark chocolate. This simple change does prompt a question: Can you really call it a ‘Milky’ Way?

Despite semantics and a lack of innovation, I must admit that Midnight Dark looks pretty promising with its snazzy star-dotted wrapper. The aromas coming from the chocolate are also appealing, with its fruity scents and notes of dark caramel.

The caramel has a lovely silky texture with a bit of a sweet/sour contrast. The sweetness hits you at the back of the throat, which is nice in small doses, but can make you pucker.

The dark chocolate makes for a pleasant change from sweet and creamy to a richer fruity taste. These darker tones do, however, mean that the nougat gets lost somewhat. I’m not sure why they opted for vanilla, as the Milky Way’s classic malt flavour would have been much better suited to a dark bar.

Milky Way Midnight Dark is definitely worth trying; it may not be very original, and it may not match up to its big brother coated in milk, but it was much for satisfying than I initially expected, and surprised me with its overall high score.

Presentation: 9.5
Aroma: 8.5
Taste: 7
Sustenance: 10 
Texture: 10
Overall: 9