"Guilt free snacking"? I don't think I have ever felt guilty about snacking. I like snacks.. Although I guess it can't be wrong to pick a "healthier" option such as this NEW but not really, Apricot Marzipan Bar from M&S which is aimed at those who are a little more calorie conscious.
Milk chocolate bar with a marzipan and chopped dried apricot centre (63%), decorated with milk chocolate.
The all round delight that is The Review Addict sent me the 118kcal, 25g bar as part of my Birthday present a long with a plethora of other treats. I am unsure if they come in multipacks or if they are sold separately as I haven't seen them in store personally but perhaps both!
I thought the dinky bar had melted when cutting it in half as it was so soft, squidgy and a bit like a fondant.. But given that it was kept well away from sunlight and the radiator, I can only assume this was how it was meant to me! Taste wise, although pleasant enough, it was a bit of a weird one and almost like the apricot and marzipan were fighting one another. Both elements were really strong with the chunky apricot being particularly fruity but borderline artificial with a hell of a lot of sweetness. Then there was the marzipan which oozed lovely almondy, Bakewell tones but once again, was extremely potent which I found to clash with the apricot. As for the chocolate, coating the lot.. It was barely noticeable due to all the sweet - Such a shame!
Overall, I can't say this M&S Apricot Marzipan Bar is for me which is a shame as I have been enjoying the companies confectionary range lately. It is a little too sugary and I know that there are nicer "healthy" snacks out there which don't leave you bouncing off the walls! Thanks Bananah! Sorry Bananah! - It's a 2.5 out of 5 from me.