Friday, 8 January 2016

Review- M&S Cappuccino Bar

They say it isn't about the journey or the destination but about the people you meet a long the way. At the risk of sounding like a total Marshmallow, I can't find anything to strike as true when it comes to this blogging malarky. Eating all the snacks is mighty enjoyable, don't get me wrong but the wonderful individuals I have befriended along the way, truly are the best part.. They sometimes send you chocolate and everything! 

White and Dark chocolate bar with a coffee mousse centre, decorated with milk chocolate. 

This M&S Cappuccino Bar was a Christmas present from the all round delight that is The Bananah AKA The Review Addict (Also answers to the name Hannah, if you shout loud enough). I was most excited as I love Coffee and hadn't gotten around to trying any other M&S Bars since The Crazy One and Lemon Mousse

I had a bit of a Deja Vu moment when I unwrapped the Bar and plonked it on the signature piece of Plenty, that graces all my pictures. Was this a Thorntons Continental jobby that had taken a wrong turn in Chocolate Land? I swear it was identical.. In fact, it even looks like the individual Coffee Chocolates you can buy in Bags as well as Selection Boxes, just bigger! I stopped thinking and got eating. The smell of coffee wasn't all that strong until cutting in two to reveal the more of a dense truffle than mousse, like centre. Biting through the marginally firmer, white chocolate exterior, a sweet and creamy flavour melted in the mouth perfectly with the milk chocolate adding a richer tone. This went beautifully with the fairly strong coffee taste of the thick filling which wasn't bitter nor to sugary sweet. A sprinkling of chocolate was the finishing touch to the Bar and although it didn't add much in terms of flavour, it did look pretty! 

Marks & Spencer appear to be continuing their good streak of last month as this Cappuccino Bar is delicious - The coffee aspect packs a punch and the quality of chocolate itself is pretty decent. I don't know who is copying who here or whether Thorntons makes M&S chocolates too but I reckon they need to keep it up! It's a 4 out of 5 from me and a big thank you to Hannah for treating me!