Toblerone White

Kcal 537 Fat 29g Fat (Sat) 18g Carbs 62g (per 100g)

Toblerone used to be one of my favourite treats, but it has been an awfully long time since this chocolate bar has found its way into my shopping trolley. It did, however, find its way under my Christmas tree. Having only ever tried the milk variant before, I was keen to see what the white version was like.

I love the unique pyramid design of Toblerone. Not only is it decidedly different from any other chocolate bar, but also successfully makes the association with its Swiss connections and the mountains. Just as I was about to peel away the wrapping, I suddenly remembered the controversy in the news: Toblerone had redesigned its sacred shape. Due to the price increase of its ingredients, the company was faced with a difficult choice: a) charge customers more, or b) make the bar smaller. Neither of these were very appealing, so instead, they increased the size of the gap between each triangle. Result? The bar is the same size, but weighs significantly less – and we are still paying the same price.

Our once 400g bar is now only 360g. Looking at the new design by itself, it does not appear so bad, but when you compare it to the original, it does look ridiculous. Still, beauty is not everything; it is what is on the inside that counts. And fortunately that recipe has stayed the same: Swiss white chocolate with honey and almond nougat.

A white Toblerone smells very similar to a Milky Bar: creamy sugar. The white chocolate tastes very similar to a Milky Bar too, but with additional notes of honey. The chewy nougat pieces stick to the teeth, but the crunchy almonds are welcome, even if they do not contribute to the flavour. Toblerone White is verging on the side of being too sweet. You already have the sweetness of the honey and nougat, but switching milk chocolate for white, adds even more sugar. It is still pleasant, but cannot compete with the original milk version.

Although the gaps between the triangles have widened, the individual triangle pieces themselves remains as thick as ever. It is a pleasure to bit into something so substantial, and just one piece is enough to fill you up.

Presentation: 7
Aroma: 7
Taste: 7
Sustenance: 9
Texture: 7
Overall: 7.4