Tayto Milk Chocolate Bar "with Cheese & Onion Crisps"


The combination of potato chips and chocolate is not a new thing, in fact I remember being about 10 years old, tasting my first chocolate covered potato chips (that was more than 20 years ago). I've even tried chocolate bars in the past with little bits of potato chips in them. I've generally enjoyed this flavour and texture combination, it's a great way to mix salty and sweet, and smooth and crunchy. The thing is, this particular treat isn’t as simple as being a chocolate potato chip chocolate bar; it has a strange little twist to it, that doesn’t really work.

Chocolate goes with everything, I've said this before, but I have to admit that I don't really mean it 100% of the time. I think there are some flavours that just don't go well with chocolate at all, at least in certain instances. Onions would be one such flavour. In some cases, onions just may not work well with chocolate at all, such as raw onions covered in chocolate. The only way I can see onions working with chocolate, would be caramelized and used in a Mexican mole sauce. As far as the cheese and chocolate goes, I've never tasted chocolate covered cheese, but I could see this combination possibly working well together after all both contain milk.

This bar falls under the category of an onion, cheese, and potato mixed with chocolate combination, that really doesn't work that well at all. When you first bite into this bar it's not too bad, but quickly a strange fake onion with a slight hint of cheese flavour hits you. The smooth chocolate and onion don't mix into a wonderful combination, but instead they seem to fight over your taste buds only too leave your mouth confused.

The texture is kind of nice with a little bit of a crunch; although according to the package this might be because of extra rice crisps they’ve added and not necessarily the potato chip pieces. The flavour is a fun novelty idea, but the flavours don't make it a pleasurable eating experience at all. It's fun to try, but not something I'd want to eat again and again.