Friday, June 24, 2005

The Real Nestle Swiss

Name: Nestle’s Original Swiss Chocolate
Brand: Cailler (Nestle)
Place Purchased: Target
Price: $4.99
Size: 7.05 oz
Calories per ounce: 158
Type: Chocolate

Nestle is known for their milk chocolate and for good reason, the original Swiss chocolate that made them famous is a great chocolate bar. It’s consistently good with a strong milky flavor, smooth and sweet. It’s not easy to find in the states, and if I’m feeling like a European-style milk chocolate bar I usually pick up a Cadbury.

I found this assortmet at Target. (I actually saw it a few months ago but waited until last weekend to pick it up.) The little box says that it’s the perfect gift to share a perfect expression of authentic Swiss chocolate taste. I’m prone to agree that this is a nice hostess gift for someone that likes milk chocolate. Easy to share, and a good assortment.

Inside are seven different varieties, with what seemed like a majority of them being lavender-wrapped lait-milch. There are also milk with almonds, milk with hazelnuts, extrafine dark chocolate and white chocolate. The other curiosities within were one called Dessert which was milk chocolate with hazelnut creme (kind of like a nutella bar if they made them). I really love the combo of hazelnuts and chocolate (Nestle also owns Baci/Perugina now). The nutty, roasted notes of hazenuts go so well with chocolate. If I had my druthers I’d put more of them in the package than the plain milk bars. The other bar that I loved was the one called Chocmel which had chopped almonds and honey. Well, I don’t think it was just honey, I think it was some sort of honey nougat chips. It was very similar to a Toblerone bar, but the honey notes in the nougat chips was much more pronounced. Very good, in fact much smoother and less waxy than a Toblerone. I might pick up a bigger bar if I see this sometime.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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Comments
  1. Nestle’s chocolate is alright, but surely not the most loved in Switzerland. I wish some of the better small brands could find their way to the US. I have not seen many Dark Choco bars for review (cacao content 70% or more). If you want to taste my 2-3 favorites, I am happy to mail them to you (before it gets summer!)

    Kobus

    Comment by Kobus Nieuwmeijer on 3/15/07 at 12:36 am #
  2. i am looking for scoops candy chocolate for a receipe i have can you help me?

    Comment by rita northern on 3/11/09 at 10:41 am #
  3. Most Cadbury’s in the US is made by Hershey’s..it tastes nothing like the stuff in Canada or in Europe from my experience.

    Comment by Carrie on 2/12/11 at 5:47 pm #

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