Toblerone is a very unique candy bar. It is made from Swiss milk chocolate and filled with almond nougat and honey and comes in a triangular prism packaging to accommodate the bar’s creative triangle shape, which is actually the thing that drove me to try the strange candy in the first place. That and the name, which is apparently a play on the words Tobler, the candy bar’s inventor, and Torrone, the Latin word for honey and almond nougat.
I first saw Toblerone a really long time ago sitting on the shelf at the grocery store at which I’m employed as a lowly bagger. I’ve walked by it countless hundreds of times, drawn to it by its unique shape and strange name. I’d wanted to sample the candy ever since the day I first layed eyes upon its triangular prism packaging, one of the many things about the bar that sets it apart from the rest.
One day recently I was feeling rather adventurous and decided to finally grab the Swiss chocolate bar and a few other unique things I figured you guys might enjoy reading about. Taking the bar to the register I anticipated finally discovering the shape of the unique chocolate locked away inside of that triangular prism.
Upon opening the box and removing the light aluminum foil wrapper I found myself very surprised at the actual shape of the Swiss candy even though I didn’t know what I was expecting. The bar is segregated into several triangular pieces joined only at the base and standing apart at the top, with the letters T-O-B-L-E-R-O-N-E etched along the side. Like the vast plane of mountains that candy is modeled after, the bar is a wonder to look at as I have never seen such a cleverly designed candy in all my life.
I broke off my first piece of Toblerone, noting like the satisfying snapping sound presented as the chocolate base gives way to my eager and hungry tear, and sat the chocolate on top of my tongue, tasting the sweet and silky chocolate while paying close attention to the bar’s texture. The almond nougat provides a nice crispy crunch in the smooth sea of honey infused chocolate bliss.
I was surprised to find myself not tiring of the rich chocolate but craving it more and more as I continued to break piece after delicious piece of chocolate off. The almond nougat kept getting caught in my teeth, providing a nice little mini game of nougat round up between each triangular bite of Toblerone.
But despite my seemingly endless craving for the sweet flavor and wondrous texture of the unique candy bar I found that I was thoroughly satisfied around halfway through, something that doesn’t happen with most other candies I eat. I usually either devour the whole thing to simply regret my gluttony a few minutes later, or become so overwhelmed with the overly rich and sugary taste that I get bored with the bar, moving on to something else.
Toblerone has a great balance between taste and texture, a crucial technique that most candies, even the most popular ones, aren’t able to master. The unique shape, great taste, fun texture, and ability to be sweet and satisfying without causing a belly ache is all part of what makes Toblerone such a unique candy experience. Too bad they are pretty hard to track down here in America.
- Triangular shape is beyond unique, it’s one of a kind
- Almond nougat provides a great distraction from the milky chocolate
- Honey gives the chocolate bar a unique and savory bit of sweetness
- Picking nougat out of your teeth between bites
- Hard to find here in the good ol’ U.S.A.
Score: 8.6/10 (Great)
Flavor: 9.0/10 (Delicious)
Texture: 8.75/10 (Great balance between chocolate and nougat)
Value: 8.0/10 ($2/bar, under half of the candy should satisfy your cravings. Put it back in the box and enjoy it later)