3 Sep 2015

Review: Bounty Coconut Spread


A very quick review of the new Bounty Spread. Thank you to @eveningtreats who let me know about this one a few weeks ago. My initial thought was that it looked very similar to the extremely popular, and often hard to find, Lidl Deluxe Coconut Spread. The new Bounty Spread is part of a range of chocolate bar spreads by Mars that already includes a Maltesers Teasers Spread and a new Milky Way Spread.


My first tasting confirms that it's a very similar flavour with the same type of Milk Spread base and added bits of coconut flakes. As I described in my original Lidl spread review it tastes a bit like the super sweet and creamy filling from a Kinder Bueno combined with a fairly natural tasting coconut flavour (which is only found in the added coconut flakes rather than in the milk base itself). 

Whilst this was fine for the Lidl spread, I don't think it fits the 'Bounty' theme at all. I'm not actually a fan of the Bounty chocolate bar - I find the coconut flavour in those far too artificial and cloying. However I'm sure that a stronger coconut flavour of that type would be expected in this spread. Also - where's the chocolate? Wouldn't a milk chocolate based spread (rather than this plain milk one) be a better fit with the Bounty branding? 

It's interesting to note that the ingredients also look the same compared to those that I listed in my Lidl spread review of sugar, vegetable oil, skimmed milk powder powder and some cocoa butter, although the Bounty Spread lists rapeseed oil rather than vegetable oil (which I believe is still be the same thing). 

Grocery Gems Review:

RATING7 out of 10 (it's just not Bounty enough!).
Buy them again?: Yes.
Nutrition
 117 calories per 20g.

Purchased: Tesco.
Price: £2.00p.


4 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a letdown...I'd expect this to be white chocolate considering its white, or at least to have some kind of milk chocolate mixed in since that's what Bounty bars are coated with?! I wonder how long before they start doing the inevitable Twix, Snucjers or Mars spreads...

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    1. I'm not sure about the white chocolate part because the main ingredients here are sugar, vegetable oil, milk powder and there is some cocoa butter too - isn't that basically white chocolate? But they don't describe it as such. To me it tastes like the inside of a Kinder Bueno - whatever that stuff is!

      I really like the flavour itself (I loved the Lidl one too) but I just don't think it tastes anything like a Bounty so the branding will lead to disappointment.

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    2. Forgot to add - I can definitely imagine them adding more to the range. I think Twix and Snickers would be fun if they could get them right!

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  2. Thanks for the mention! I did really enjoy the spread but I agree that it wasn't really 'Bounty' :(

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