25 Sep 2013

Review! New Wonka Crème Brûlée Chocolate Bar


Following on from my reviews of the new Millionaire's Shortbread and Nice Cream, I was pleased to spot the third addition to the new Wonka range - the Crème brûlée. This is described as a vanilla creme with a caramel crunch.



The chocolate bar has a very neat appearance with an appropriately quirky look. Each precisely shaped segment is topped with what looks to me like chocolate coins - some featuring a swirly W. The outer milk chocolate has the same sweet creamy flavour as the previous bars in this range. It's similar in this regard to many of Nestle's other chocolate offerings. 



The inner filling immediately has an appetisingly sweet scent of caramel which carries through to the flavour itself. The crème brûlée theme is successfully captured in the flavour here. The filling is very creamy and has visible vanilla speckles which add a gorgeous vanilla flavour. This is then followed by the crunchy texture of the little caramel pieces. I loved the flavour of these, it's caramelised but with that slightly burnt edge to it that you would expect from a crème brûlée. The burnt aspect is thankfully not overpowering to the filling or chocolate, which I've found is often the case with crème brûlée themed chocolate bars. The only negative flavourwise is that the whole combination becomes a bit too sweet very quickly. (Another major negative is the calorie content - see below!).



It's still not the most exciting of chocolate bars and I would have liked to see some more wacky flavours from to justify the Wonka name. If crème brûlée, then why not make it a flavoured version? There are lots of interesting recipes for flavoured ones out there, like orange, lemon or coffee crème brûlée. Having said all that, this simple Crème Brûlée was still my clear favourite of the three Wonka bars currently on offer. 

Grocery Gems Verdict: Wonka Crème Brûlée

RATING: 7.5
 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Probably not - the calorie content is horrific!
Nutrition
111 calories per 2 pieces! 
Purchased: Tesco.
Price: £1.50p each.



4 comments:

  1. I just tried one of these myself and I pretty much agree with all you said. This bar is definitely the best of all the Wonka bars but it does get a bit too sweet after a few pieces.

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    1. They really could have cut back on some of the sugariness.

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  2. I wish manufacturers would all adopt the same GDA labels. It should say 555 calories per bar. There's no point having the label for only 2 blocks!

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  3. to be honest, i'm not overly bothered by the calorie content~ if it's 100g for the whole bar, then a 4 squares would be 40g so 222 calories, and an average size of dairy milk is 40-45g? which is 200 something calories, so it's pretty much equal in my opinion :P But either way I finally tracked down this bar and it's pretty good, but i am disappointed by the flavours~ I want Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight back ^^

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