M - Europe - Bars

M-Joy "Hele Hazelnoten"

Milka

Taste: 4

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 2.5

All scores out of 5

I can't tell you why, but I truly believe that hazelnuts are one of the best nuts to mix with chocolate. All of those who disagree with me should remember the time you went to the grocery store and bought a loaf of bread and a giant jar of Nutella. The thing is, this nut not only works pureed into a pulp and mixed with a chocolate spread, as whole or pieces it adds such a glorious crunch to chocolate as well. This bar is additional proof of how nice the two are together.

This is truly a great example and a big part of the reason that this works is the high quality of chocolate the folks at Milka have used. I've said it a million times and I'm saying it again, european chocolate is truly a great thing. I'm not just talking about the high quality stuff either, this bar is something you'd find at your average store in Europe and it blows away even some of the higher end bars here in North America and Asia.

I also like the fact that the hazelnuts are whole. Crunching into a full hazelnut is strangely satisfying, and seems to put a smile on my face. There’s a certain crunch that only hazelnuts have that works so well with the smooth chocolate of this bar. On a side note I also enjoy the flying nuts on the package, it adds an element of danger. It's as if these giant Hazelnuts are heading for that defenceless cow on the package. Oh the humanity.