Monday, 11 August 2014

Wawel Peanut Butter Bar & Fin Carré Gianduja Milk Chocolate Review

Many thanks to Bring Back Banjo Chocolate Bar for once again sending some lovely chocolates my way! I've been sitting on these for a while and unfortunately they melted somewhat. Not because of me sitting on them... but because of the heat-wave we had recently! So my apologies that I can't do these justice...they were definitely intact when I received them.

First up is this Peanut Butter bar from Wawel...that Polish company I'm not best friends with, since I've had a few duff chocolates from them in the past! Maybe they could woo me back with their peanut butter chocolate...?


Opening the wrapper I wasn't too excited...not only because of the melted chocolate, but because it had that distinctly "cheap" aroma that Wawel chocolate is known for. Still, I was hoping the peanut butter filling might save it.


Looking at the ingredients list didn't offer me much hope...the bar contains vegetable fat, sunflower oil and other nasties.


Biting into a piece, I was first met with the waxy chocolate...if it can be called chocolate. It tasted rather greasy and flavourless, I couldn't detect much cocoa at all. Luckily the peanut butter filling was much better - it had a nice salty, savoury flavour and was very moreish and creamy thanks to the vegetable fat. I didn't feel it was all that healthy though so didn't eat too much at once.

Overall, despite the poor quality chocolate this was still a tasty bar, but it doesn't compare to Reese's at all!

RATING: 7 out of 10.

Fin Carré Gianduja Milk Chocolate (Lidl):


I was surprised to find this bar was actually much tastier and better quality than the Wawel bar; the chocolate had a decent cocoa flavour and was very creamy, with the gianduja hazelnut giving it a deliciously moreish Nutella flavour!


Despite the fact it was all melted, I still scoffed it down pretty quickly! For cheap chocolate from Lidl it was pretty great quality, and far nicer than most cheap hazelnut milk chocolates I've tried.

RATING: 7.5 out of 10.

Thankyou as always to the lovely Bring Back Banjo Bar for sending me these chocolates - she always finds cool chocolates in Polish shops that I have never come across before! Please do take a moment to sign her petition to bring back the much-missed Banjo Wafer bar :)

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5 comments:

  1. Oh dear Kev, those chocs look like they've seen better days! It's so hard to keep chocolate in this stiffling weather. I've had quite a few melting incidents this summer too!

    BBBCB always manages to find such great chocolates doesn't she? That Lidl Gianduja bar sounds very good, I'll look out for that one.

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    1. Yes everything keeps getting melted...that'll teach me to keep choc in the fridge! I recommend the other Fin Carre chocs too, they do an interesting range, there's a dark choc one with cranberries & one with almond brittle.

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  2. Bubbles love Banjo ;)

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    1. Lovely to see another fan of the much missed Banjo chocolate bar ;) Check out Bring Back Banjo Chocolate Bar Campaign vid here ==> http://t.co/E479bxejfn

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