Nestle Milkybar Mix Ups
Last week the foodie community got rather excited over the announcement of these new Milkybar Mix Ups chocolates, and understandably so since they’re a rare "new" product from the Milkybar brand. They have done Milkybar Milkshake Mix Up Buttons before of course which were a somewhat similar idea, but the execution of these is much better. They're a mix of white chocolate pieces with a creamy cocoa filling, and milk chocolate pieces with a milky filling. They will be available in all major supermarkets later this week, but I was lucky because Milkybar UK contacted me on Instagram and offered me samples to review. How could I say no?!
I tipped a bag out and arranged it in various ways, which proved to be quite fun. I also had a go at channeling Eat Explore Etc and tried balancing some of the chocolates on top of each other. Which is difficult when you're me - I'm usually too impatient and want to eat the food, haha! But I somehow managed to make small stacks of the Mix Ups cut open:
I started with the white chocolate coated ones first. Immediately I got the distinctive creamy Milkybar taste we all know and love, super sweet and delicious but sickly if you overdo it. The filling has a nice smooth texture, a bit like a truffle and breaks up the sweetness with its cocoa flavour. I loved these ones and found them very moreish!
I wasn't sure what to expect from the milk chocolate ones. The chocolate has a distinctive standard Nestle flavour; slightly woody, a bit like the chocolate they use on Rolos, and maybe it's just my imagination but after a eating a few I got a hint of caramel flavour? The milky filling is nice, and I did like these but they weren't a patch on the white chocolate ones and that's mainly because they don't contain actual white chocolate. They're nice combined with the white ones though, and it's quite fun (and confusing) tasting them mixed together.
|Mix Up Sandwiches|
Overall then, I think these new Milkybar chocolates are pretty good; they're tasty and moreish and the concept is fun. I do think a variation on this theme might be nice, perhaps a strawberry milkshake variety, or other such flavours. Imagine pink coloured ones! You already make Ruby chocolate Nestle - you know it makes sense! ;)