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Candy Review: Nestle Milkybar

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You’ll see Swiss conglomerate Nestle’s Milkybars in England just about everywhere. In the U.S., they’re much harder to find – even the Nestle USA website doesn’t list them anywhere. So when I saw one in World Market the other day, I snagged it. Even though I’m not a huge white chocolate fan, I’m curious to try this candy that’s so popular across the pond.

In keeping with recent trends to make foods with fewer suspect ingredients, Nestle makes a big fuss about the “all natural ingredients” in this candy, even explaining the ingredients in little parenthetical remarks. “Whole cow’s milk (that’s been dried).” Okay… thanks. Skeptics will reply that “milk” and “sugar” don’t reveal the whole story, since cows injected with antibiotics or sugar cane plants sprayed with pesticides lead to measurably unnatural byproducts (this is why organic foods can be safer and better tasting), but at least the artificial flavorings and colors are absent from the Milkybar, right?

Yeah, fine, but how about the taste?

This variety of milkybar is called “chunky,” but its little squares are pretty small to average for a segmented candy bar with such a moniker. (Maybe I’m still recovering from experiencing the Giant Bite Gummy Bear.) Anyway, they do break off nicely for a small bite to throw in your mouth.

And now I realize why these bars sell like socks in Iceland – the Milkybar is darn tasty. It’s got a very creamy texture and mouth feel, for starters. Secondly, the milk flavor is fresh and prominent. And third, it’s like eating the candy bar version of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk. Yummy!

So, yes, the Milkybar is very sweet, but sometimes you want that sugar bomb experience, right? And if you’ve ever dipped a spoon into sweetened condensed milk and licked away, dreaming of a candy bar that could capture that unique kind of milky goodness, this bar comes pretty close. It may not have the very slight hint of being cooked to almost the caramel stage as Eagle Brand seems to, but it’s got a nice halo of genuine vanilla that really works for me.

Even if you don’t usually like white chocolate, I recommend you give the Milkybar a try. If you can take the sweetness level, the creamy reward is substantial.

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3 Responses to “Candy Review: Nestle Milkybar”

  1. 1
    Rebecca says:

    Milkybar was my favorite treat when I was a child in England. Everytime I go back there I must have one! They are so delicious. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Now I just wish I had one laying around…

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    Beck says:

    This sounds so good! Maybe I will have to find one on the internet…

  3. 3
    Alisha says:

    Ah the good old milkybar. Just to explain why you found the chunky version so small, the normal version is a very small, funsize bar that’s also quite thin, the bar’s about 2 inches in length. So the chunky one is a big jump up from those who are used to the little version :D

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