Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Nestle Carlos V Milk Chocolate

Name: Carlos V
Brand: Nestle (Mexico)
Place Purchased: Jon’s Market (Los Angeles)
Price: $.99 for three
Size: .75 oz each
Type: Milk Chocolate

First, I have to say that I appreciate the size of these bars. They’re not miniature sized and not full candy bar sized. They’re the right size. You can eat two and probably not feel bad about it.

The image of Carlos V on the front kind of creeps me out the same way that the Burger King pantomime character in the recent commercials does, but maybe you don’t have a problem with that.

Anyway, what’s inside is a small milk chocolate bar. It’s kind of a cross between a European Cadbury bar, with its sticky milkyness and an American Nestle bar with its strong chocolate flavor. It’s very sweet, but I know that’s most people’s attraction to milk chocolate over dark chocolate. It was not at all grainy and had a pleasant vanilla scent. It melted well on the tongue. Mostly what I got from it though is a taste of powdered milk - which if you don’t think about it too hard tastes kind of like malt. But don’t think too hard if you’re going to enjoy this bar, just eat it.

Rating: 6 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:38 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleChocolate6-TemptingMexico

  1. I have to say, I LOVE THESE BARS.  You’re right, not too big, not too
    small and DELICIOSO!

    And you’re right again about the guy on the wrapper…BURGER KING

    Comment by Kat on 3/25/06 at 6:30 am #
  2. jajaja yes he is a little creepy but not as much as the burger king guy. they just recently changed the face on the wrapper, to make it “modern” but from many comments I have heard this change was not very appreciated.

    Comment by ana on 1/04/07 at 11:58 pm #
  3. I love those. For a while they had little puzzles and crap on the wrappers and I saved them.

    Comment by GT on 2/09/07 at 8:56 am #
  4. I loved this bar! my boy friend name is Carlos and his last name starts with a V. He bought it for me and we got a good laugh out of it. CarlosV is really sweet.

    Comment by Pozo on 3/26/08 at 9:28 am #
  5. Me like Carlos V good.  Yum Yum it taste.  Picture Carlos V, he look my boy friend handsome.

    Comment by Frozo on 9/06/08 at 1:48 am #
  6. Yes the picture is weird but I recognize that candybar anywhere. And I just can’t help but to put it on my shopping cart everytime I go to the grocery store. My favorite mexican chocolate candy!! :p

    Comment by Feawguita on 9/10/09 at 9:05 am #
  7. Hi I love the candy bars theirs nothing creepy about it delicious is delicious They had King Vitamin breakfast cereal I t wasn’t creepy.I think the one complaining is creepy.Like the real Santa Claus on Miracle on 42nd St the movie starring Natile Woods.

    Comment by Carl Reynolds on 11/19/14 at 2:57 am #
  8. King Carlos long live the King

    Comment by Carl Reynolds on 11/19/14 at 3:00 am #
  9. The candy man makes the world taste good leave him alone.Kimg Carlos long live the King.

    Comment by Carl Reynolds on 11/19/14 at 3:05 am #
  10. I tried a Carlos V a while ago and they’re horrible…like, powdered milk—really?! Milk chocolate is already bad enough. The Mexican market evidently has low standards for chocolate bars, which is sad because chocolate comes from Latin America. Then again, it also makes sense because L.America is fairly impoverished, so for disgusting corporation to make max profit, they’ll have to cut corners to make a garbage bar that is affordable. Bummer.

    Comment by Alex on 7/21/16 at 8:11 am #
  11. First of all Alex I find it very rude that you are targeting the Mexican market. Also, not all of Latin America is impoverished. Perhaps you should get your facts straight before leaving a rude comment. Not to be disrespectful, but perhaps it is your taste buds that are accustomed to to the chocolates of your culture. Therefore you are not able to fully enjoy a chocolate bar from a different culture.
    On the other hand, I enjoyed devouring the Carlos V. I also think the king on the bar is a bit odd.

    Comment by Jasmine on 8/18/16 at 4:16 pm #
  12. Delicious. Hard to get in Canada, though. (Same as real corn tortillas). :(

    Comment by e_donkin on 6/04/17 at 5:44 pm #
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