Monday, May 14, 2012

Route 1 Romeo Bar

Aldi Route 1 RomeoAldi is a German chain of stores that are very popular in parts of the United States. They carry low priced merchandise, usually Aldi’s house brands and most of the packaged products made in Germany.

They have a great selection of low-priced, good quality candy. Much of it is under the brands Moser Roth, Choceur or Grandessa. But two years ago I noticed that they launched a line more traditional candy bars under a more North American-oriented brand called Route 1. This assortment features knock-offs of common candy bars. The Route 1 Romeo Bar is like the Mounds Bar but is made with milk chocolate instead of dark. Or you can call it an Almond Joy without the almonds. In reality this is most similar to the Bounty Bar, which is made by Mars, but rarely seen in the United States.

Aldi Route 1 Romeo

The bar is listed as delicious sweet coconut bars covered with milk chocolate. Some of the Route 1 bars are sold as single serving sizes, but the Romeo I could only find in the fun size bag. The bag is really well priced at $1.79 for 9.7 ounces. It’s a far better deal than the Hershey’s Mounds, which are usually about $3.00 for a similarly sized bag. The little bars are a little shy of an ounce (.88 ounces) and come in at about 125 calories each. The packaging is simple, but easy to spot and tell apart from the other candies in the brand line.

Aldi Route 1 Romeo

The little bars are 2.25 inches long and 1 inch wide. The milk chocolate coating is swirly and looks appealing. It has a nice snap to it and a very milky scent, like heavily sweetened powdered milk.

The whole thing is very milky, the chocolate is more milky than cocoa, the coconut center has just as many cream and dairy notes as coconut. The coconut is soft and has a moist and easy chew without being to dry and fibery.

While I enjoyed them while eating them, I didn’t find the chocolate notes satisfying enough. The combination of the chocolate outside and the coconut inside never quite felt integrated. If you’re not really picky or are looking for a really good value for something like Halloween or a Pinata, this is a good option. If you’ve always thought that Almond Joy wasn’t sweet enough, this is also a good choice.

There is no indication of the source of the chocolate. There are allergens present, made with soy and dairy and may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten and eggs.

Related Candies

  1. Choceur Chocolate Crisp Bars
  2. Blue Ribbon Neapolitan Coconut Bar
  3. Choceur Nougat Bites & Marzipan Bites
  4. King Leo Dark Chocolate Crunchy Patties
  5. Sunspire Coconut Bars
  6. Moser Roth Chocolate
  7. Choceur Luxury Mini Chocolate Bars
  8. Ritter Sport Capuccino and Rum Trauben Nuss

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:40 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyDesigner ImpostorReviewAldiChocolateCoconut7-Worth ItGermany

  1. I’ve become obsessed with Aldi lately.  They have Haribo candy for 89 cents a bag!  It’s crazy cheap.  Plus their chocolate is very good for the price.

    Comment by Mary on 5/14/12 at 10:01 am #
  2. Until recently, I’ve never bothered to notice their candy. I certainly did not see this brand. For the price, it can’t hurt to give it a try.

    Comment by Rene S on 5/14/12 at 11:58 am #
  3. This looks nice and i love bountys.

    Comment by kat on 5/21/12 at 8:26 am #
  4. I love these Romeo bars. Delicious!
    It is worth mentioning that the packaging has changed as of August 2012 for this particular candy bar. It now comes in a white bag with a picture of a coconut on the front and has a more clean, tropical feel to it. I think the new packaging is much more appealing and appropriate for the candy. Still the same candy, still the same size and price… Still delicious.

    Comment by Candy Face on 8/29/12 at 3:50 am #
  5. These Romeo bars are same as Bounty, I wont toutch Almond joy ,too sweet and not very good. Romeos are great so is the rest of the chocholate at Aldi. I don’t go near Hershey or the rest of the domestic junk we have here.

    Comment by G Barrett on 1/04/13 at 5:03 pm #
  6. I think these candy bars are way above Almond Joy and Mounds. Our lacal Aldi’s are out of the Romeo bars a lot of the times and I wish I could order them by mail.

    Comment by Gary Cessna on 6/04/13 at 10:56 am #
  7. Wat above Mounds and Almond Joy. Wis I could order the Romeo bars by mail, The Aldi’s in this area are out a lot of times.

    Comment by Gary Cessna on 6/04/13 at 10:58 am #
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