Mars Dark Maltesers
Another Australian product here, and another one that I’m surprised we don’t have here. Maltesers are a popular product, but I guess Mars don’t think making them in a dark chocolate variety would appeal to most people. Shrug.
So for anyone who doesn’t know, Maltesers are little balls of malt honeycomb, covered with a thin layer of what’s normally milk chocolate, but dark chocolate in this case. I’ve never been the biggest fan of them, as I find the texture to be a bit weird, but there we are.
It says on the back that the dark chocolate is minimum 38% cocoa solids, which is disturbingly low for a dark chocolate product, and that’s how they taste too.
There’s a dark chocolate flavour, no doubt about it, these are dark chocolate Maltesers. But only just, this is pretty much about as low as dark chocolate can get, with a bit of the flavour and absolutely nothing else to it.
They’re nice, and to be fair it does suit them well, but I don’t think these have lived up to their potential, which seems like an odd thing to say.
I could see these coming over here eventually, with the dark chocolate market growing. The dark chocolate Kit Kat has done a good job since it was introduced, so it would make sense to me. As for importing, I don’t think it’s worth the effort unless you really want to try these.