Mars - 'Bounty' coconut chocolate bar

Posted by Linda on 12. 2012 0 comments
It's not often I review about sweets & snacks that are not from Japan, and this is one of those rare occasions when I take a break from exploring the vast Japanese junk food wonderland and turn my attention to sweets from other parts of the world.

I was grocery shopping yesterday and came across these 'Bounty' coconut chocolate bars on sale at the supermarket for only $1 each. I have to admit I'm not a big fan of coconut and neither do I pay any attention to confectionery made with coconut most of the time (but that's not to say I don't like coconut either), but this was such a sweet deal I felt too good to pass, it's not everyday you come across whole chocolate bars on sale for just $1.

originating in the UK and sold almost everywhere in the world, these Bounty bars have a long history. Milk chocolate coating was rich and melty in your mouth and with a very substantial amount of sweetened coconut filling. This was actually not my first experience with these Bounty coconut bars from Mars Inc, I remember very vaguely the first and only other time I tried these Bounty bars was when I was still in junior grade school, which felt like a lifetime ago (and I'm glad I put those years behind me)! I had forgotten just how sweet the coconut fillings were in these Bounty bars, and indeed the overload of sweetness from the coconut feeling was quite confronting for me. But nonetheless the experience did somewhat bring back some nostalgic feelings for me about that first ever experience I had with the Bounty bar many years ago. I felt the sweetening of the coconut was unnecessary because there was already a substantial amount of sweetness from the milk choc coating. With the amount of overall sweetness further enhanced with the sweetened coconut feeling, it was basically just an overload of sweetness that was way too much for my liking. However on the upside, I liked the rich milk choc coating, the soft texture of the coconut filling and the fact that these Bounty bars came in 2 individual halves so you can share it with others, indeed, I gave the other half of my Bounty bar to my mum...she seemed to have enjoyed savoring it better than I did.
Overall not a bad chocolate bar, just a bit too sweet for my liking, and that's just my personal preference. If the makers at Mars Inc had laid off the sweetening of the coconut filling, then I probably would've liked these Bounty bars a bit more.
But if you like coconut and don't mind an overload of sweetness, then you'd probably like these Bounty coconut choc bars more than I do.

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