While at IKEA a few weeks ago I was in the food section picking up some delicious lingonberries and other Swedish goodies when I spotted huge stacks of boxes filled with chocolate bars. At $2 each, they appeared to be a deal (like most everything at IKEA) so I picked up one of each variety.
Today I tried the milk chocolate which was packaged — as are all the bars — in a shiny plastic wrapper — minimal and economical. At first look, the bar is good looking but not fancy — the temper is nothing spectacular, but it is milk chocolate. The smell is overwhelmingly of peanuts. Peanuts? I flipped over the package and read the ingredients — no peanuts here, but there is real cocoa butter, thank goodness.
I popped a section in my mouth. . . the initial taste was of — you guessed it — peanuts. The mouthfeel was thick and a bit grainy. As it began to melt, I got a hit of saltiness and a touch of brightness.
All in all, this is a decent bar for the price you are paying, but nothing exciting. Better than most cheap chocolate, but not good chocolate by a long shot.
More IKEA chocolate coming up . . .