Bounty Spread, people.. BOUNTY SPREAD! I almost fainted in excited when a picture of this appeared in my Twitter feed last week - Coconut means a hell of a lot to a hell of a lot of people, dontcha know! The MilkyWay Spread, was a pleasant surprise when I hopped on down to Tesco to pick up the NEW, aforementioned.
The 200g glass jars each cost £2 each - A price I don't mind paying since the glasses make perfect juice tumblers!
L-R Milk spread with coconut flakes, Chocolate and milk spread duo
Me being me, I couldn't not go for the Bounty Spread first. If I am honest, I thought it smelt a bit like sawdust but it takes more than that to deter me! Taste wise, I am heartbroken to say that it was all sickly creamy milk flavour rather than the potent coconut paradise, I envisaged. The texture was silky smooth and the flakes added a grainy sort of texture which was strangely pleasant but the flavour just wasn't there to back it up - Far to sweet and not Bounty whatsoever! Its a 1.5 out of 5 from me.
Next up, the MilkyWay Spread! It smelt as its description suggested - Chocolatey and milky! I slapped some on the Chocolate Scones, I had just made and got stuck in. At the risk of blowing my own Trumpet.. I have to say I think without my baked delight, the spread would've been pretty lack lustre! The flavour was of generic sweet chocolate with some milkiness thrown in for good measure. I am curious to know if this stuff is identical to that of the MilkyWay Stripey Tube Spread.. I am going to assume so and just be grateful I opted for the version that comes with a nice glass. Its another 1.5!
Overall, these are pants - Its as simple as that. They certainly don't exude their intended chocolate bars, with the Bounty, I feel, particularly taking the mick. What is Bounty without Coconut?! It has next to nothing in the way of coconut flavour so I am baffled to why it can be even labelled as it. The MilkyWay, you can take or leave depending if milky chocolate, floats your boat - I can see it being more popular but in the grand scheme of things, neither have a patch on the previously released Malteser Teasers Spread which was pretty darn good! Never mind and never again!