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.
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.
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.