Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Milka Amavel Chocolate Pastry Torte

Milka AmavelIn my candy swap late last year with Kristian of CandyBrain.de in Germany, I got a few unexpected treats. This Milka Amavel Konkitorei Schokoladen Torte was among them.

I appreciate how easy to find and inexpensive Milka is, but for my tastes it’s too sweet and relies too much on tropical oil laden fillings than actual cacao content. Fun for kids, but not necessarily the decadent treat I’m usually willing to pay the import premium for.

The Milka Amavel, if Google translate is to be trusted, is Loose cocoa cream on fine chocolate cake, covered with delicate Milka Alpine milk chocolate. I’m going to guess that loose cocoa cream (Lockere Kakaocrème) is actually something along the lines of a chocolate mousse (going with the alternate meaning of fluffy instead).

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Inside the box are two individually-wrapped pieces. They’re 60 grams each (about 2.12 ounces). They’re thick, chunky squares of about 2.5 inches. It’s a weird size, because it’s more than a single portion, but less than two.

The domed pieces are nicely made, nicely molded with six sections and some little drizzly effects on them. They do smell rich and cakey, like brownies.

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The bite is soft, inside is a base of a sort of dry cake base and a chocolate cream. There’s an immediate note of rum; I did notice the ingredients listed Alkohol, so I wasn’t surprised. The effect of the different textures is great. The cream of the filling makes up for the dryness of the cake and the rather fudgy Milka chocolate, with its note of hazelnut, does a good job pulling it together.

So, even though I said one piece was more than one serving ... I ate it in one sitting.

Nicely done, Milka. I have no idea if these are available in the United States, but you may see them in airports as Kraft (or Mondelez) is doing a pretty good job of getting these into gift shops in larger metro airports.

Contains milk and lactose, eggs, nuts, gluten, soy plus alcohol. No statement about other allergens like peanuts.

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Name: Amavel Konkitorei Schokoladen Torte
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Kraft
Place Purchased: candy swap with CandyBrain.de!
Price: $4.00 retail
Size: 4.23 ounces
Calories per ounce: 139
Categories: Candy, Kraft, Alcohol, Chocolate, Cookie, 7-Worth It, Germany

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:05 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewKraftAlcoholChocolateCookie7-Worth ItGermany

Comments
  1. Mondelez, definitely. Since the split a year ago, Mondelez owns sweets and snacks, except that Kraft held onto Planters. Planters hasn’t branched out into peanut-chocolate candies (yet), so if it’s candy, it’s Mondelez.

    I’m now going to try to remember to look for this in the gift shop of my larger metro airport, as it sounds very soothing for dealing with the plane ride.

    Comment by eilonwy on 1/07/14 at 12:53 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    eilonwy - yeah, the package still says Kraft, but it’s all just naming ... and who knows how long they’ll keep their names. I’ve only had the blog for 8 1/2 years and if I had to go back and re-do the corporate ownership on old posts for products ... well, we wouldn’t have new reviews. (Brach’s is one of them that’s changed hands a lot.)

    Comment by Cybele on 1/07/14 at 12:56 pm #
  3. Yes, I get confused over Mondelez/Kraft as well as even though the demerger was quite a while ago (October 2012) they seem to be dragging their feet over correctly labeling the products as one or the other.

    Comment by MattyB on 1/07/14 at 3:56 pm #
  4. Love your blog !! smile

    Actually this Milka is called ” Konditorei”
    which is a fine bakery / pastry shop.

    And “Lockere Creme” really translates into fluffy smile

    Keep it up - its always so much fun to read your reviews!

    Comment by Lucy on 1/07/14 at 11:31 pm #
  5. Milka products often end up in my local .99 Store, and at that price they’re pretty worthwhile smile

    Comment by Ruffy on 1/08/14 at 2:44 pm #

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