After trying the Sainsbury’s Dark Chocolate that cost only 27p I thought I’d try the Ikea Dark Chocolate Bar to see if it’s twice as good.
Part of the benefits of reviewing chocolate is that you’re forced to try chocolate that you’d not normally try. I wouldn’t think of trying chocolate this cheap my perception has always been that you get what you pay for. However, with this 49p dark chocolate bar I think it certainly does not taste as cheap as it is.
There’s a nice sweetness to the bar which you often get with chocolate bars which have cane sugar in and it has a much more rounded character, although it doesn’t nearly have as much depth as many of the more expensive dark chocolate bars. I’d, in fact, put his as around a £1.20 – £1.50 bar.
The crux of the issue is, however, would I buy it again? Well I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit Ikea to get another one, but I feel that normal people would bar a couple of bars if they go in every couple of months or so. And to that end, I’d certainly suggest that if you’re not a fussy chocolate eater that you give it a go. They also do a milk chocolate bar which I will review soon.
Taste: 55% – its better than the Basics one, but far short of other best.
Texture: 55% – there’s a nice crispiness to it, but the melt isn’t all that great.
Appearance: 40% – it has a brown wrapper with “dark chocolate” written in nine languages.
Nutritional Information: 35% – there’s only the bare minimum.
Price: 80% – at 49p you can’t argue. But for £1 more you can get some much better chocolate.
Overall: 53% – if you’re going into to Ikea anyway you may as well get a bar to try.
You can buy it from Ikea. With 1 in 5 children being conceived in Ikea beds, you certainly won’t be distracted by their chocolate.
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