D - Europe - Bars

Daim "Bar"

Marabou

Taste: 2.5

Texture: 2

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

This isn’t the first time I’ve tasted a Daim product, however, this might be the first time I’ve tasted a traditional Daim bar, the way it was meant to be. At least I think it might be, I’m never really sure when I taste a treat from a foreign land if the one I’m sampling is the original. Often I discover that I’ve in fact had a “new variety” and the original is apparently so much better. The first version of this treat that I ever tried was miniature lumps of Daim that I bought at IKEA (they’re a Swedish favourite).

This one makes sense as being the first, only because it would be strange for a bar to evolve from the mini version into a solid bar version. I often find it happens the other way around more often. The only reason I’m not 100% sure that this is the original is because of the many versions I’ve tried of Daim; this is probably my least favourite. The large chunk of crunchy toffee in the centre is just way too much, both in flavour and in texture. Because of its size the toffee flavour just overpowers the chocolate, and the sticky texture is hard to eat comfortably.

I’ve tasted a few bars like this in my day, most notably the Skor bar, but in many of the other cases the toffee was much more subtle, and far less sticky. Don’t get me wrong, this bars not bad, it’s just not as good as some of the other Daim products I’ve tried, and it has to do primarily with the toffee.