I have to be honest.
While I was initially drawn to this Donini Chocolate Campfire Crunch block because of the plethora of mini marshmallows and graham crackers strewn atop and within the glossy chocolate, it was the little red sticker on the package proclaiming “eh!” that sealed the deal. Oh, Canada!
The funny thing is that if I saw something comparable in Australia (a chocolate bar with “G’day!” written on it, for example), I’d likely wrinkle my nose and walk away.
Ah well. At least I can acknowledge my little hypocrisies, eh?
Donini Chocolate Campfire Crunch Milk Chocolate
Studious deciphering of the ingredients list on the back of the Donini Chocolate package led me to the Holmesian conclusion that this is milk chocolate of unknown cacao percentage liberally studded with honey graham squares, marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips.
I simultaneously discovered that Canadians refer to non-blackstrap molasses as “fancy molasses”. I approve of this wholeheartedly.
The aroma of the bar was definitely sweet, but also slightly malty and reminiscent of pie crust. Which, I suppose, is how my Australian brain is interpreting the new-to-it aroma of honey graham squares.
I took a bite of the jam-packed-with-honey-graham-squares chocolate, and my immediate response was this tastes like sweet sweet sweet vanilla ice cream like soft serve like Bulla ice cream from the cartoon at my childhood friend’s house like the fluffy inside of a Magnum Classic so much sweet chocolate-y sweet.
The milk chocolate was fairly nondescript, with an even lighter cocoa taste than Cadbury Dairy Milk. However, it wasn’t as cloyingly sweet as Cadbury, and the light crispy honey-tinted graham combined with the vanilla-heavy chocolate was surprisingly easy to eat.
The teensy little marshmallows were soft and fluffy, contributing more in texture than flavour to the overall experience. Similarly, the little chocolate chips seemed more about novelty value than strong cocoa notes.
If only the marshmallows could have been toasted, eh?