Fazer is a Finnish brand of chocolate and confectionery, let’s take a look at this Dumle Snacks chocolate bar!
Karl Fazer decided to become a confectioner against his father’s wishes. He studied baking in Berlin, Paris and Saint Petersburg before opening a French-Russian confectionery café at Kluuvikatu 3 in Helsinki on 17 September 1891.
Opening the wrapper introduced me to a sweet milk chocolate studded with what I expected was crisped rice. For once my guess was spot on (woo!). The popped rice is airy, crisp and light, wrapped in a light layer of 30% cocoa chocolate around a soft, chewy toffee core.
The toffee actually has an almost fudge-like texture. So it’s nice and soft to eat and doesn’t really want to get stuck in your teeth… yet the colour and flavour lean more towards toffee. I wasn’t entirely sure of what it was supposed to be… caramel toffee or fudge? The website description gave me the answer…
Dumle Snacks mix foamed toffee with rice crispies create an addictive combination.
So it’s both! The cheeky thing. There I was not sure whether it was one or the other, whilst really it’s right in the middle.
The rice crispies are a great addition here and I think they’re totally necessary. They help to lighten up the experience of eating the bar, without adding lots of wafer layers to detract from the whipped toffee middle. It’s actually a really tasty chocolate bar.
I would say that the toffee centre isn’t quite what I’d expected. Unlike with an English caramel, there’s no butter or dairy flavour going on and there’s a decidedly malty flavour about the whole thing. It’s different to the kinds of caramel chocolate I’m used to, but that’s not a criticism.
To conclude… Who might like it? People that like fudge and toffee and malty things. If your dream chocolate is to see a stick of fudge wrapped in Maltesers, you should absolutely give this Fazer bar a try!
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