Bounty: Chocolate of the Week

Not a winter person? Is the cold starting to get to you? Fancy a tropical holiday for one? Well that’s what we’re offering with this week’s featured chocolate bar (sort of…)! And as ever, it’s only two bucks!

The light blue Bounty is milk chocolate and the red is dark.

The Bounty consists of flaked coconut encased in a shell of milk or dark chocolate. Doing the rounds since 1951, Bounty is produced by Mars International and marketed internationally, although is conspicuously absent in the States. The closest thing to be found on these shores is Hershey’s Mounds but, as our life mantra dictates, when offered Hershey’s products we must kindly decline and explain that we’d rather eat our own shoe.

Thick, sweet coconut encased in chocolate = yum!

There is something unique about the Bounty. The thick interior of coconut is moist and substantial, yet has something approaching a freshness that can be lacking in cocoa offerings packed with biscuit, caramel, nougat, wafer, toffee, etc. etc. (we’re sorry Double Decker, we do still love you, just only in certain moods).

And while a tropical holiday for one may be an exaggeration, as this classic 1987 advert shows, you at least get a ‘taste of paradise':


As with all chocolate bars and featured products on the blog, you can buy in-store, or order by email (info@teaandsympathynewyork.com), or by giving us a call (212-989-9735).

Cadbury Dairy Milk: Welcome to ‘Chocolate Bar of the Week’

From here on in, every Sunday, we will be showcasing one of our favorite chocolate bars for all you lovely readers. We could pretend that there was something noble in this; that we were educating our American customers, and anyone else who cares to follow us, on the intricacies of British confectionary. But this would be – what is known back home as – cobblers. The long and short of it is that we love chocolate. We love eating it, we love talking about it, and we love blogging about it. We want to share our passion, and hope you all get the chance to experience the joys of these small, but perfectly formed, chocolate delights.

HEAVEN!

For those who know about these things, there is only one obvious place we could start this cocoa adventure, and that is with the Cadbury Dairy Milk. What is slightly less obvious, but so fantastic that we have to show you STRAIGHTAWAY is the recent Cadbury Milk advert that aired in Britain, in which a gorilla plays drums to Phil Collins’ ‘In The Air Tonight':

The admen behind this cult classic claim that the advert invokes the joyous experience of eating a Dairy Milk. While this might sound mad to those of you who have not tried one of these little wonders, we understand entirely.

Cadbury Dairy Milk is arguably the most popular chocolate bar in Britain. In production since 1905, it is estimated that 65% of all British adults will buy at least one a year. There’s no surprise here: each bar contains a glass and a half of milk, ensuring the chocolate is distinctively creamy. This is where lies the major difference between British and American Cadbury’s, the latter being produced by Hershey’s and containing corn syrup in place of sugar and milk which compromises the flavor. As with all our products, our Dairy Milk bars are imported from the UK and Ireland, so you are getting the real deal. Once you’ve had a square or two or eight, it’s hard not to get hooked and once you are, no other chocolate will do.

Dairy Milk Buttons, Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut, Dairy Milk Whole Nut, Dairy Milk Golden Crisp, Dairy Milk Mint Crisp and Dairy Milk Caramel make sure that this a hard addiction to break – you have been warned!

Many a chocoholic would argue that setting the bar this high from the off leaves us nowhere to go next week. You’ll have to wait until next Sunday to see what we come up with.