3 Apr 2014

Around the World: South Africa - Chocolate Bars Round Up!

I have to admit that I wrote this review a few months ago now but never got round to finishing it properly and posting it! All of these chocolate bars were bought from a great little shop called The Savanna which is located in Liverpool Street Station in London (they also have a few other locations around the capital), which specialises in African groceries and snacks. I bought three chocolate bars in total, all produced for the South African market; Cadbury Tempo, Cadbury Lunch Bar, and the Nestlé Chocolate Log (yes, really!).

The Cadbury Tempo has shortcake biscuit pieces and a layer of hard caramel. This would be a great bar if the Cadbury chocolate here tasted like Dairy Milk. Unfortunately it has a slightly weaker taste which is not as moreish. However, this was still my favourite of the three and is definitely worth a try if you see it. 7.5 out of 10.

The Cadbury Lunch bar, these are actually available in the World Food section of some Tesco stores.

It's a great big bar in size and is packed full of ingredients to match. The central wafer biscuit is surrounded with caramel, crisped rice and peanuts, all covered in a milk chocolate. It's a bit like a Lion Bar with added bite - this is definitely one for big appetites! 7 out of 10.

Could there be a worse name for a chocolate bar? I'm guessing it doesn't have the same connotations in South Africa that it has here! This was a really strange bar too, an odd combination of marshmallow and wafer.

The marshmallow was a bit bland and had a drier texture then I was expecting, but the wafer had a good crunch and crispy flavour. However, the chocolate was disappointing, far too waxy and not enough decent chocolatey flavour here. I didn't really enjoy this bar at all.  3 out of 10.

If you've tried any of these bars before and agree or disagree then I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!


  1. I've not tried any of these bars although I did see a south african peppermint crunch Nestle bar in a south african shop once, but I forget the name now.

    The Nestle chocolote log reminds me of the Nestle Chokito from Australia, have you tried that one Katherine? I remember them being quite tasty and unique.


    1. I haven't tried that one Kev but it sounds good, especially the fudge centre!


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