Interestment’s Top Four: Tasty Choc Bars

Published: 3rd Mar, 2009

Deep Fried Mars Bars not included…


Chocolate bars are many things to many people. To those light in the pocket, a well selected choc bar is the pudding of kings, yet to the greedy man, it’s a snack to be slurped down in one, and digested over a number of years. Those people tend to scoff a few a day – they are, we assume, the target audience for the still-popular Fun Size. But, to most of us, the kindly chocolate oblong is a special treat, reserved for celebrations, weekends, or mild self loathing. Here are the four best, as decided by us…

1. Double Decker


If you’re going to make a chocolate break count, this is the one to go for. It’s a weighty construction, made up of delicious nougat and a cereal bottom – once home to little raisins, but not any more. What lifts this tasty treat above the pack is its versatility – a simple 180 degree rotation, and it’s a whole different bar, with a nougat bottom and cereal top. Genius.

2. Milky Way


Almost the polar opposite of the Double Decker, this is a light snack – a palate cleanser, if you will. It was invented as a choc bar homage to the ever-popular chocolate-malt milkshakes that Americans seem to love so much. There is no greater joy than thundering through at least two of these at a time. They feel almost good for you.

3. Twix


Fittingly, the Twix has been sold on these shores since 1967 – the Summer of Love. It’s fitting because we love it. Over the years, there have been many variations – orange ones, minty ones, double chocolate crunch ones, ice cream ones, dark chocolate ones – but we will always be drawn to the original. Also good for sharing, they say.

4. Topic


This just – just! – edges out Snickers, as they are similar, but this one seems somehow classier. It’s like an after-dinner chocolate bar. Manufactured in sunny France, it is a soothing mixture of caramel, nougat and hazelnuts. The perfect anniversary present.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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