I have been hunting high and low for this NEW Rocky Mallow Road Dairy Milk from Cadbury and being the impatient person that I am, felt I was never going to find it.. That was until I took a trip to Morrisons where it was on offer for £1.50 - Double Winner!
They have done away with Marvellous Creations in lieu of a new name.. The nowhere near as catchy, Marvellous Smashables!
I thought the bar had melted given its mighty strange shape in the wrapper but after seeing the illustration on the back, the design and "Smashables" part became clear!
Milk chocolate with marshmallows (7%), strawberry flavour jellies (5%) and shortcake biscuit (5%)
As instructed, I flipped the bar over and got quite excited by all the bumps! I then questioned what I was going to whack the thing with.. A chocolate hammer is shown on the front. I don't have a chocolate hammer. I decide on a pastry pusher being my best bet and proceeded to give the bar a good old wallop!
TA-DAAA! To my astonishment, the chocolate broke exactly where it should and into little segments - It was like magic!
After much faffing about, I got stuck in. I didn't think it particular smelt a lot of Dairy Milk but then again, it didn't taste like it either! The strawberry jelly pieces were without a doubt, the most prominent element of the bar - Although not artificial tasting, they did wipe out most of the creamy chocolate taste with their super strong and sweet flavour. A nice chew came from the marshmallows but as expected, added further sweetness - The flavour reminded me a lot of the Marvellous Creations Fairground Candyfloss Ice Cream which threw me a bit! I felt that the biscuit pieces were totally overpowered by everything else that was going on in the bar but they did have a nice crunch even if the taste was barely distinguishable.
Overall, this NEW Marvellous Smashables is mainly just confusing.. You have potent gummy jellies, sweet chewy mallows and tasteless biscuit bits, all in a wishy washy chocolate! I am not usually one to say this but I feel this bar has to much going on - You are basically left with a mouthful of bits once the chocolate has melted! I also don't get the point of the whole "Smashable" concept.. It seems like far to much effort and at the end of the day, unless you are mad on novelty, I don't expect you are going to mess about trying to find a whack worthy tool to bash the bar with. Worth a go once but after that, probably one best for the kids - Its a 2.5 out 5 from me!