I've wanted to try the Hazelnut version of the Tom's Guld Barre ever since I saw in on the Choc It Out 10 Foreign Chocolate Bars 002 video. Unfortunately, even though I ordered the hazelnut version of this bar from an online Danish shop, they sent me the milk chococlate version by mistake. No matter, I'm just glad to finally be able to include Denmark in my around the World Challenge as it's a country that I love - an admiration that is mainly based on it's talent for producing gruesome crime dramas!
Tom's is the largest producer of candy and chocolate in Denmark. Their Guld Barre has a very distinctive shape to the chocolate. It reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on what it is! The milk chocolate is very smooth, with a slightly soft texture. It's not as sugary or milky as something like Dairy Milk, and it has more of a nutty undertone to the flavour. It's not the most interesting chocolate bar, but it's still very tasty, and I hope to give the hazelnut version a try too.
I also bought a Tom's Skildpadde, which is a turtle shaped chocolate filled with a rum flavoured caramel cream. This is also available in a full chocolate bar format - it's a super cute bar with three turtle shaped pieces joined together. I bought the bar version last year but I somehow managed to lose all the photos so I couldn't post a review on it!
Let me tell you something - cutting this in half was an extremely sticky business! The centre is VERY runny. I can imagine this would be very messy to bite into. I'm not a fan of alcoholic chocolates but thankfully the Skildpadde is not too strong on that front. It's just an extremely sweet caramel that has a rum and raisin type flavour to it, surrounded by an equally sweet outer chocolate.
And to Marcus from Choc It Out, for introducing me to these Danish delights, I'd like to say: Tak!
Grocery Gems Verdict: Tom's Guld Barre & Skildpadde
RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: I'd try the hazelnut Guld Barre.
Price: £1.40 (Tom's Guld Barre), £0.95p (Skildpadde).