Mounds


Kcal 240 Fat 13 Fat (Sats) 10g Carbs 29g (per bar)


If you thought this bar looks awfully familiar then you would be correct. Mounds is the American equivalent of a British Bounty, and can be bought from American Soda for £1.29. The main difference between the two is that Mounds is made dark chocolate (although there is a Bounty Dark), instead of milk. Back in the 1920s-1930s, Mounds used to come in a milk version as well, but due to a shortage of sugar during the Second World War, the creator, Peter Paul, decided to axe that line of production and stick just with dark. Why the milk version was never revived is a bit of a mystery.


The use of dark chocolate is reflected in the wrapper, which unlike our blue Bounty, is a deep shade of red. Weighing in at 49g Mounds is 8g lighter than Bounty, at £1.29 from American Soda and more than twice as expensive. Aesthetically, the chocolate is not as attractive, as it lacks the decorative lines on the top, and has a rather dull surface.

The one thing Mounds does have going for is fruity aroma from the dark chocolate, which combines with a refreshing smell of coconut. The coconut seems to have a creamier texture than Bounty, but manages to be lovely and juicy too.

Taste-wise, I would not say there was much of a distinguishable difference between Mounds and Bounty Dark when it comes to the coconut, but the chocolate didn’t carry a huge amount of flavour. When comparing price, ease of procurement, and the fact that Mounds has a whole lot more saturated fat and artificial ingredients, I don’t see much point in bothering to get a hold of this bar, when our British equivalent is far superior.

Presentation: 7
Aroma: 9
Taste: 7.5
Sustenance: 7
Texture: 9
Overall: 7.9