As regular readers might know, chocolate is a substance close to my heart. I do not think I have lived a day since toddlerhood without eating chocolate in its solid form. Certainly not in the last 20 years or so, anyway. At 18 I was a ten-tubes-of-Smarties-a-day girl, having graduated from a ten-Creme-Eggs-a-day habit.
So I’d like to take this opportunity to give a great big shout-out to my new favourite chocolate. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Nestles Dairy Crunch:
I’m not sure why this has superseded my previous tip-of-the-top, cream-of-the-crop, chocolate of choice, the Milka Alpenmilch as my current chocolate du jour.
It could be that Shakespeare was right when he wrote Sonnet 102. It could be because I’ve overdone the Milka thing over the last few months. When it’s got so you always have at least 3 giant bars of the stuff in your fridge, you start to get blase about it, you start to fancy something a little different. Different chocolate, different texture.
Now, I’m not altogether a fan of Nestle chocolate (apart from the Milky Bar of course, which doesn’t really count). If Smarties weren’t glazed in sugar, I wouldn’t bother with ‘em. But the Dairy Crunch is the perfect texture for someone with a low texture-repetition threshhold like me, who’s had it up to the back teeth with manufactured high veg-fat, low cocoa-butter smooth and silkiness (don’t get me started on the Galaxy refurb).
I’m also not a large fan of chocolate With Things In It. Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut used to make want to cry as a child, being strictly a Dairy Milk lover. But the Dairy Crunch just has rice-crispies in it, which are very benign, and which go with the chocolate very well, to my mind.
So that’s nailed my colours to the mast good and proper. How about you?