Sunday, 15 March 2015

Cboze Pineapple, Apple & Cinnamon and Salted Almond Bars (99p Stores)


Whilst in 99p Stores over Christmas (god, that feels like a lifetime ago!) I came across these "Cboze" bars, produced by Kraft Foods. I've reviewed Cboze before, back in the early days of the blog and that variety was a Cherry flavoured fondant. See the review HERE. They seem to be a Bulgarian brand, and I must thank Katherine from Grocery Gems for helping me solve that mystery!

The flavours on offer were Salted Almond, Crunchy Corn, Pineapple and Apple & Cinnamon. At 2 bars for 99p I decided to try the whole range!


First up I tried Salted Almond. Curiously, it didn't taste very "almondy" or even salty! The flavour was muted and tame, with the almond giving a little crunch here and there but nothing outstanding...it tasted a little stale, in fact.


Next I dived right into the Pineapple flavour...such a rarity in chocolate! The bar contained a milk cream filling with a layer of gooey pineapple "jam" oozing above it. It was very fruity and with a strong pineapple flavour. Very enjoyable - I would definitely buy this bar again!


The Apple & Cinnamon variety contained a layer of apple & cinnamon jam above a layer of plain cream filling. The flavour was a little more subdued than the pineapple, but it was definitely there and gave a nice fruity apple tang. The cream layer toned down the flavour a little, making it more creamy than tart. I could just about detect a hint of cinnamon in there. Overall this was a very moreish bar, and very easy to eat!

I didn't get a picture of the Crunchy Corn variety unfortunately...but I can safely say that it was the tastiest of the lot! (hence no pictures!). If you spot one it's definitely worth a try!

Overall, although Cboze chocolates can be a little hit-or-miss in terms of quality, they excel at unique fillings and if you happen to spot any in pound stores/local market stalls etc., they're definitely worth a try!

Have you tried Bulgarian brand Cboze? If so let me know your thoughts in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. The brand name is Cyrillic so in English would be "Svog-yeh" I think. :)

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    1. Ahh thanks. This brand is constantly teaching me new things haha :)

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  2. haha I remember that original review!

    A great range of flavours for these Svoge bars (I read it as Cboze too!) - I'm still looking for the Corn one :)

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    1. It's a must-try :) The pineapple is pretty great too.

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  3. Ah, I remember the nightmare I had writing my review of the crispy corn version: http://eveningtreats.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/z.html - these foreign languages are hard work!

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    1. Haha they are indeed! I forgot that I tried the crunchy corn bar back then...seems I got a bad batch at the time.

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