I’m going to be quite rude now. American chocolate, or candy, isn’t that great. In fact, in general it’s rather greasy and without much of a chocolate taste. Please, don’t deport me.
Quite frankly aside from the salty niceness of the Reece’s peanut butter range, it’s a positive disaster. But Americans who have traveled know this. Once they’ve tasted the delights of Cadbury’s or the European Mars range – there is no turning back.
But don’t panic! There is hope. Recently what I call “English chocolate creep” has started in many supermarkets across America. In the south there is a store called Harris Teeter. Believe it or not, they now stock 100% authentic, made in England chocolate which is just incredible. Crunchie bars, Mars bars, Aero bars…brilliant.
It’s incredible to think that the British are the second largest scoffers of chocolate goodies in the world. A whopping 19lbs per capita. It could be the weather in England is often so rubbish that sitting inside near a nice warm fire and eating a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar is pretty much heaven. Sure, you may have a fancy beach or incredible mountain ranges – we have CHOCOLATE.
Talking of Dairy Milk, this bar alone had over $852 million in sales in 2009.
Question is – what’s your favourite English chocolate brand, where did you first taste it? If you live in America, I’ll send a few bars of random English chocolate to the best answers in the comment box below.