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!