Saturday, 2 November 2013

Cadbury Boost Toffee Crunch

Earlier this year we saw Cadbury release a new seasonal version of their Boost chocolate bar in 'Max Choc' flavour. Max Choc is slowly moving off the shelves, but the next flavour is already here! 'Toffee Crunch', in its bright orange and gold packet, has been out for a few weeks now.

A lot brighter than its cousin Max Choc, the Toffee Crunch version of Boost comes with toffee-flavoured caramel, and a chocolate flavoured centre packed with 'crunchy bits'. Careful analysis of the ingredients list unfortunately didn't give any hints as to what the crunchy bits are. In the original Boost, these are biscuit pieces. I would have expected toffee chips, given the theme of the bar, but I guess Cadbury doesn't think like me.

Weighing in at 55g, the bar is solid! It's enrobed with milk chocolate that smells sweet right out the pack. In appearance the outer chocolate layer seems a lot thinner than the coating on the original Boost bars. Mine was unfortunately a little cracked at one end.

One of the things I've loved about Boost bars is the assembly. They are a bit like a Magnum Ego ice cream in the careful layering of products. It makes for a far interesting bar to photograph! The toffee-flavoured caramel is thin but stringy, and pale tan in colour. I had trouble getting it to by itself to see if it was indeed toffee flavoured. Whatever it is that Cadbury have put in as the crunchy bits, well, they sure are crunchy! They are crisp and shatter a little bit like boiled lollies. The pieces are assorted shapes and sizes, and are a creamy opaque colour. They might not exactly be toffee chips, but the taste is pretty similar.

As a whole, the bar is quite nice, and surprisingly not as sweet as the original Boost (but still sweet enough that I could only eat half the bar). There is a faint salt note that adds interest, and balances out the flavour. The faux toffee chips in the centre add a great texture to the chew, although you may find that they stick to your teeth a little. There is a good hint of toffee in the overall flavour as well, more than I expected considering just the chips and the caramel is flavoured.

Score: 4 out of 5 stars.

Cadbury Boost Toffee Crunch contains milk, wheat glucose syrup and soy. It may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts and wheat.

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