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Kinder Bueno "Dark"

Kinder

Taste: 3.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

A few years back I wrote a blog about the range of treats made by Kinder, including the classic Kinder Egg. This was one of the first times that I ever tried the Kinder Bueno, and I thought it was OK. Since then I have failed to actually get to writing an official Kinder Bueno review. Then recently I came across this special edition of Kinder Bueno made with dark chocolate. I rarely pass up any special edition candy, mostly because it gives me a chance to complain about it. The problem is, in order for me to complain properly I have to compare it to its regular cousin, and I don't have a review to directly compare it to.

I'll just assume that I've written a review of its cousin, and that you know that this bar consists of wafer segments covered in chocolate and filled with a very light whipped hazelnut cream. The basic concept of the Bueno bar is simple, yet it isn't as good as it could be. My biggest complaint about both bars is in the amount of chocolate and the density of the cream centre. More chocolate and a denser nuttier filling would make this bar one of the best in the world. The wafer portion is one of the most creative uses for wafer ever, so I have no complaints about that.

So that's how I feel about Bueno bars in general, but this one is a little more disappointing. This is because of the lack of chocolate; the flavour of the dark chocolate is almost un-noticeably different from the milk chocolate version. So basically it's just the same bar but slightly darker in colour. In comparison to the fictional Bueno review this won't affect this bars taste or texture score, but it'll drive the novelty points down. I'm always very disappointed when a candy company gets lazy, and this is a prime example of lazy candy making. Just slapping an ultra thin layer of dark chocolate on this bar is not an improvement, heck it's hardly a change at all.