This isn’t the first time I’ve tasted a D’aim product, however, this might be the first time I’ve tasted a traditional D’aim 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. In the past I’ve thought that I’ve had a new variety of classic snacks only to find out that the variety that I’m eating is the original. The first version of this treat that I ever tried was miniature lumps of D’aim that I bought at IKEA (they’re a Swedish favourite), but I’m guessing that this bar came first.
It makes sense that this bar is the first, only because it would be strange for a bar to evolve from the mini version into a solid bar version. In the candy world 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 ways I’ve tried of D’aim; 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 D’aim products I’ve tried, and it has to do primarily with the toffee.