Apparently “feuilletine” means “leafy” or something similar and often is applied to the use flaky bits of sugar cone in confectionary and has been used by Neuhaus on one of their 100g bars which set me back a not inconsiderable £5.25. I expected a lot from this bar because of the price but actually it didn’t really deliver.
The bars do look different to most chocolate bars because they’re in a square shape, like the Domori Puertofino Criollo 70% Dark Chocolate I reviewed last September. But that’s where the similarities end.
This bar has a minimum of 32% cocoa solids but tastes incredibly sweet. In fact, the most prevalent ingredient in this bar of milk chocolate is sugar. Now I daren’t compare it to Nestle or Cadbury as that’s normally around the 20% mark.
Even though it’s very sweet, there’s still a nice degree of roundness to the flavour which, somehow as a wonderful creaminess to it which is contrasted the crispy crunch and flat flavour of the Feuilletine which does taste like sweetened ice cream cones.
I feel like I shouldn’t like this bar of chocolate. But I do. I know I couldn’t it a whole bar like I could with the Pralus Trinidad 75% Dark Chocolate, but I’ve given it a good nibble and will donate the rest to friends and family as they’re more milk chocolate lovers than I am, however. If I do get a craving for sugar later I know this bar will be on the top of my list to revisit.