Thursday, August 27, 2009

Toblerone Fruit & Nut

Toblerone Fruit & NutToblerone is hard to miss in a store. The boxes are yellow and of course shaped like the contents - a segmented prism of milk chocolate studded with little almond nougat bits.

The name Toblerone comes from the founders name, Theodor Tobler and the word torrone, which is the name of the almond & honey nougat. There have been a few other sizes & shapes of the bar over the years as well as dark chocolate, white chocolate and layered versions.

This year was the first time I saw the new Toblerone Fruit & Nut in stores. The box is a curious design, half yellow, which is easy to dismiss as the regular variety and the other side is purple with a gradient in of the two colors in the center.

Toblerone Fruit & Nut

Even though it’s called fruit and nut, the only substantial difference here is the addition of raisins. (I wonder why they’re not currants, which I think would be more exotic and evocative of European mountains than plain old dried grapes.)

The bar smells sweet and milky with perhaps a little hint of malt or honey from the nougat. Breaking the pieces apart it’s easy to see the small raisins in there.

The chocolate is sweet and though it’s milky it’s more on the honey side of the flavors than Swiss dried milk flavors. The texture is smooth, but not quite silky. The little hard nougat bits provide a little difference in texture, but are often sticky & tacky - not quite crunchy or chewy. The actual almonds are hard to find (even on the ingredients list they’re below honey, which means there isn’t much).

I like the size & shape of the bar. It’s easy to portion & then store the rest for later in the box. (Though I did end up replacing the foil wrapping it came in with some more heavy duty kitchen foil because it was destroyed by simply opening it for the photo.)

It’s a pretty bar and certainly a bit of a change from the 100 year old traditional one ... was it worth waiting a hundred and one years for? No. I think if I’m going to go for an inexpensive European bar with raisins in it, I’m going to go for the Ritter Sport Rum Trauben Nuss (though I don’t think you can even get them in the States any longer). But if you’re a Chunky fan and looking for something that’s better quality and more pointy, this might be for you.

Related Candies

  1. Toblerone Single Peaks
  2. Chunky
  3. Sno-Caps, Goobers & Raisinets
  4. Dark Raisinets
  5. Ritter Sport Capuccino and Rum Trauben Nuss
Name: Toblerone Fruit & Nut
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Kraft
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (Farmers Market, LA)
Price: $2.49
Size: 3.52 ounces
Calories per ounce: 146
Categories: Chocolate, Nuts, Nougat, Switzerland, Kraft, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:15 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. This is a little unrelated but I was going through a packet of these today and I thought you might enjoy them. They’re called Haribo Pasta-Frutta and the reason I’m reccomending them is because there’s a brilliant citrus flavor in there (which is apparently your favorite). It’s sort of a mix between orange and grapefruit and the nice granular sugar/sour coating goes excellent with it.

    You also mentioned that you like leaving soft gummy candies out for a while until they’re a nice and a little chewy and I have to say I agree. These don’t even require that step, they’re chewy enough and with a great bite. Let me know if you can get your hands on them/if you’ve tried them, just a little suggestion. The other flavors are good but unspectacular, but in my opinion they’re cheap (over here at least) and worth buying for the great citrus flavored ones.

    http://www.germandeli.com/hapafr20.html

    Comment by Beatrice on 8/27/09 at 1:57 pm #
  2. Just a little note - these are different (the ingredients differ) from the ones produced for the American market. I’ve found the American ones to be a lot sweeter and the flavors, especially sour apple, to have a very fake twang to them.

    Comment by Beatrice on 8/27/09 at 2:01 pm #
  3. I still find the RS Rum Trauben Nuss around here once in a while through the nearest import store. I have a German deli 2 towns over that sells some of the not typical US store RS varieties. (Ie, they had the peanut one befor and always have the nugat.) The big box places like Target certainly don’t have it anymore though. So long as they don’t stop selling the butter biscuit or cornflakes though, no one will get hurt. smile

    Comment by yurei on 8/28/09 at 7:55 am #

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