They say life is like a box of chocolates, learn to make the right choices when it comes to being sweet.
The finder.com.au mantra, 'compare side by side to make the right choice' can most definitely apply to chocolate bars. The idea stemmed when we received a key question from one of our viewers.
There is an ongoing argument happening in my house about what kind chocolate bar the boys in the ad are enjoying. One family member says its a king size 'Milky Way' or a '3 musketeers' bar. Could you please confirm which of these (if either) bars is used in your ad?
We will be revealing the answer shortly, but for now, comment below with what you think is the chocolate bar that the finder.com.au kid is holding. (Hint: it's not a Milky Way or a 3 Musketeers Bar).
Which chocolate bar is the boy in the ad holding?
Well, that will have to remain a secret for now. BUT... if you want to buy a whole bunch and do your own side by side comparison with the chocolate bar you see in our commercial, go right ahead. We've compared a few below for you to help get you started.
|Chocolate Bar||Official Name||Description||How to Buy|
|Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate||Who said treasure isn't wrapped in purple? Cadbury is definitely among our favourite chocolate, but was it our choice for the ad?||Buy this now|
|Crunchie Bar||This is about the right size and shape, and not to mention it has an irresistible honeycomb centre. Why not use a crunchy to compare?||Buy this now|
|Milky Way Bar||While not featured in our ad (check the hint!) this choice is still a finder.com.au favourite!||Buy this now|
|KitKat||You're probably not fooled into thinking that's a KitKat in his hands, but hey, have a break. Have a – well, you know.||Buy this now|
|Snickers Bar||Mmm, peanuty goodness. Could this be the bar that's worthy of our kid's comparison?||Buy this now|
|Violet Crumble||A home-grown Australian chocolate hero with a honeycomb toffee center. Could this bar crumble in a way to make a fair comparison for our finder.com.au kids?||Buy this now|
|Picnic||Another chocolate full of delicious peanuts, and another candidate for the chocolate in our ad.||Buy this now|
|Twix||Two bars in a pack, two kids comparing chocolates. You do the math.||Buy this now|
|Flake||These creamy treats sure are the right shape, but do they look like the right fit?||Buy this now|
|M&Ms||Okay, so he's definitely not holding M&Ms. But come on, these still deserve a delicious mention.||Buy this now|
|Maltesers||Who says Maltesers have to be small, malt honeycomb balls covered in chocolate? Oh – oh Maltesers do. Probably not the long chocolate bars, then.||Buy this now|
|Mars Bar||Delicious caramel and nougat covered in chocolate – could our kids resist eating one of these long enough to compare them?||Buy this now|
Chocolate is one of the most popular desserts and foods in the world!
Did you know that chocolate also has a grading system? Typical chocoholics tend to prefer milk chocolate or flavoured chocolate to satisfy their cravings but a chocolate connoisseur would choose something completely different: a dark chocolate bar with no extra flavouring.
How do I compare chocolate bars?
- Amount of cocoa butter. Have you ever wondered what gives chocolate that satisfying, melting quality when it reaches body temperature? Yep, its cocoa butter and it's what makes the chocolate melt in your mouth - the lyrics 'I'm in love with the cocoa!' rings true here. High amounts of cocoa butter tends to turn the chocolate into a white colour, hence, white chocolate. Artificial cocoa butter, also known as vanillin is what gives the chocolate that artificial flavour.
- Aroma. This is another factor that gives chocolate its bang. It should smell rich and of course, 'chocolatey'. It is rumoured that true connoisseurs can smell hints of citrus, tobacco, forest, fruits, coffee and cheese.
- Ability to snap. This refers to how the chocolate bar breaks when it bends. It should break with a good, clean snap and shouldn't have any air bubbles inside.
- Flavour. The flavour of a good chocolate usually has tastes such as coffee, toffee, citrus, liquor and more. It's free from artificial ingredients and shouldn't have a chemical taste - be careful as manufacturers tend to cover it up with more sugar.
One last thing to look out for is how long the taste stays in your mouth. Poor quality chocolate will leave a bitter or metallic taste in your mouth, but chocolate that has all natural ingredients will develop its taste over time.
Chocolate that is cheap and has poor quality tends to be more addictive from the chemical additives and preservatives. You feel like you need to keep on eating them in order to keep up the good experience. A good quality chocolate can be enjoyed in smaller quantities.
Our favourite chocolate quotes
A new British survey has revealed that 9 out of 10 people like Chocolate. The tenth lies. – Robert Paul
Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. – Forrest Gump
Chocolate makes everyone smile-even bankers. – Ben Strohecker, chocolatier
If chocolate is the answer, the question is irrelevant.
Chocolate – The breakfast of champions!
Don't make me run. I'm full of chocolate. – Üter Zorker