Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wonka Exceptionals: Chocolate Waterfall

Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall PiecesThe new line of Wonka Exceptionals are better quality chocolate candies. Nestle calls them The world’s most incomparably imaginative chocolate. The initial launch includes three chocolate products and to increase consumer interest a Golden Ticket giveaway for 5 trips around the world valued at $40,000 (that’s 5 different prizes, not 5 circumnavigations for one person).

Since the products are just being rolled out, they may not be on shelves everywhere yet. I found the Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall Pieces at Ralph’s at a rather shocking price point of $4.99. The bars, which are 3.5 ounces are supposed to retail for $2.49. The package is gaudy and rather befitting the proud Willy Wonky tradition. The back of the package has the fun quote from the original Golden Ticket text from the book and exhorts folks to read the original book by Roald Dahl. (How many candies encourage that?)

The Waterfall chocolate is logged on the package as Bar No 99: Delectable combination of swirled milk & white chocolate.

Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall Pieces

The pieces are wrapped in blue and purple striped foil. They’re a nicely sized block of one or two bites (9.25 grams or 1/3 of an ounce). They’re 1.25” long, 1” wide and about .33” high.

The package (which is sometimes hard to read because of how busy it is) says that it’s truly amazing chocolate made with natural ingredients and then says refer to the ingredients list. The list is then asterisked with only one ingredient not flagged as all natural - the soy lecithin. I’m guessing it’s because it’s from genetically modified (GMO) soy. Still, it’s all real chocolate - basically sugar, milk and cacao with a little vanilla & emulsifiers (lecithin - no PGPR).

The milk and white swirl is nicely done, usually in three expertly centered spokes.

Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall Pieces

The pieces smell milky and sweet. The bite is quite soft, but still has a good snap to it for a high-milkfat chocolate. The texture does not disappoint. It’s very smooth and silky with a good fatty melt. The chocolate flavors are eclipsed by the dairy, but it’s still a comforting cocoa note that sticks to the woodsy and malty side of things. It’s very, very sweet though. They’re quite different from the Hershey’s Bliss White Chocolate Meltaway, which is not as sweet but of course doesn’t have the milk chocolate component.

There aren’t that many milk and white combination chocolates here in the United States, so this is a fun and original option. It’s probably not one I’d choose for myself but I don’t see the folks at the office complaining about them. (I’ve had the selection of all three versions in a jar for about a week on my desk.)

Related Candies

  1. Wonka Exceptionals Domed Dark Chocolate
  2. Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious
  3. Hershey’s White Chocolate Meltaway Bliss
  4. Guylian Twists
  5. Choceur Coffee & Cream
  6. M&Ms Premiums
  7. Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Bars
  8. Hershey’s Bliss
Name: Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Pieces
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Wonka (Nestle)
Place Purchased: Ralph's (Glendale)
Price: $4.99
Size: 9.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 146
Categories: Chocolate, White Chocolate, United States, Nestle, All Natural

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  1. This is a technical issue—- sorry.  When I use the “next entry” link beneath the comments, it keeps coming up “invalid URL”.  I know you’ve made a change recently; maybe it’s Firefox that’s the problem?

    Comment by anne henderson on 3/04/10 at 9:29 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    anne - thanks for the note. Yeah, it does seem to be a migration issue - all of the “next entry” links are broken. I’ll get the team working on it.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/04/10 at 9:35 am #
  3. Just have to tell ya’ that because of your review, I bought 2 bars of the Wonka Exceptionals Chocolate Waterfall bars today.  They were on sale for 2/$3.00 at Walgreens.  I figured that they would make a great stuffer in my kids Easter Basket.  Plus the package emphasizes a contest about a “Golden Ticket” prize, so my kids are going to go NUTS with that!  Thanks for all the reviews!

    Comment by Julie on 3/06/10 at 5:36 pm #
  4. I really tried to find this kind of chocolates at our place but it seems that I haven’t found nothing. Is their a specific store that I could buy this mouthwatering Wonka Chocolate?..Please..I really want it badly.

    Comment by Andre on 4/15/10 at 3:42 pm #
  5. This is completely unedible. YUK!  There is enough wax in this thing to scuplt a wax figure of the Goodyear Blimp. I was SOOOOO disappointed. Definately not worth the money.  Tasted like that discount candy at the dollar store. Ick!

    Comment by Lisa Sellers on 8/27/10 at 12:35 pm #
  6. Where do you buy them?  I can’t find them anywhere (ie, my CVS).  I hate the stupid ads though.  They should get Troy Polumalu to endorse them and then I might take them more seriously.

    Comment by Ho on 9/12/10 at 7:42 pm #
  7. The only place I’ve seen them is Walgreens.

    Comment by anne henderson on 9/12/10 at 9:43 pm #
  8. You can find them at:  Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and likely, your local grocery store…
    I’ve found a couple of Facebook groups dedicated to these products, where one could likely post or ask for updates… They don’t look like official company-managed pages though…

    Comment by TriciaGab on 9/14/10 at 11:06 am #

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