M&S Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate

Kcal 481 Fat 26.1g Fat (Sat) 15.7g Carbs 56g

You’ve probably noticed that here @ChocMission we rarely feature Marks & Spencer products; the reason being, we have learnt through experience that their chocolate usually promises more than it delivers.

However, now M&S are going through a bit of a shake up, deciding to concentrate less on their clothing range and more on food, I have noticed a lot of new interesting food products in their stores. With that in mind, I thought it was worth another attempt at exploring their latest chocolate creations.

First up is the Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate, which as always, gets a thumbs up for presentation. The bright orange packaging is a bit of a mix up between retro seventies and steampunk with its mad laboratory looking chocolate making machinery. The bar itself also has a funky design: ripples that look like someone has just thrown a stone in a river.

It gives off a very sweet smell of vanilla caramel, but the caramel filling is so thin and dilute that it does not provide any satisfaction, but instead just adds to an already overly sweet chocolate shell.

The pretty appearance of the chocolate unfortunately has a detrimental effect on the eating experience as it ruins the texture of the bar. The smoothness of the chocolate is lost and it is rather waxy.

Again it is another case of style over substance, which doesn’t bode well for the next M&S bars I have to try down the line.

Presentation: 8
Aroma: 7.5
Taste: 4
Sustenance: 4
Texture: 4
Overall: 5.5