Hot on the heels of their previous Marvellous Creations bars, Jelly Popping Candy and Cookie Nut Crunch, Cadbury have released this weird new "Cola Pretzel Honeycomb" variety. Cadbury were teasing this bar on Twitter just the other day so I was surprised to see it nestled amongst the other Marvellous Creations bars at Asda not long after.
This one is described as "Milk chocolate with chewy cola flavour nuggets (8%), pieces of salted pretzel (4%) and honeycomb (3%)". The bar comes in irregular-shaped blocks like the other Marvellous Creations bars:
Despite being only 4% of the total bar, there looked to be plenty of pretzel pieces embedded in the chocolate:
This has to be one of the craziest chocolate bars Cadbury have ever released, and I was expecting it to be too weird to taste nice, but...I actually kinda liked it!
The chocolate smelled as good as ever with it's comforting, creamy Dairy Milk scent. Snapping a piece off released a faint whiff of cola, which had me worried it would just taste "wrong". However I was pleasantly surprised - the combination is actually quite addictive, although a little odd. I think it's because the pretzel pieces give the bar a savoury, moreish edge. Added to that was the crunchy honeycomb which added a lovely toffee flavour. And the cola pieces? They were a bit odd, but for me they brought back memories of cola bottle sweets from childhood, and combined with the creamy Dairy Milk gave me a warm, nostalgic feeling. I can't really explain why but I actually enjoyed the combination despite part of me thinking "it's just wrong!"
Overall, this bar certainly isn't a sophisticated combination and many will balk at how awful it is purely on principle but...I kinda liked it. It's a bit like the Lady Gaga of chocolate bars - odd, but strangely endearing.
Price: £2.50 for a 200g bar at Asda. Also available at Morrisons.
Ingredients: Suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy Advice: Contains milk, wheat & gluten. May contain nuts.
Nutrition Information (per 25g): 125 Calories, 6.5g Fat (4g Saturates), 15g Carbohydrates (14g Sugars).