Monday, 19 January 2015

Today's Review: Mars Xtra Choc

Mars have been experimenting with their classic chocolate bars lately, the Snickers bar has enjoyed three limited edition releases, offering extra helpings of either peanuts, caramel or chocolate. It turns out I haven't reviewed any of those though, but I do remember eating at least one of those variants. Nothing to write home about, but an interesting way to spice up an old classic. But Mars aren't stopping there, and their attentions are turning to the Mars bar itself, with this limited edition containing extra chocolate.

They say it has an "xtra chocolatey Mars taste", and by that they mean the nougat is now chocolate flavoured. This is pretty much what they did with the Xtra Choc Snickers, so it's not a particularly novel idea, but it is one that got me intrigued. The nougat definitely tastes of chocolate, but I'm not sure how I feel about that. Sure, it makes the whole bar a lot more chocolatey, but I'm not sure this alteration was needed. Despite having quite a strong chocolate flavour, the original taste of the nougat still shines through, which means they were both fighting for dominance over my tastebuds. It still has a great texture, and the rest of the bart is as good as always, but the sheer amount of nougat present in a Mars bar, and the fact that chocolate has been pumped throughout, means it ends up being a little bit sickly. It's a nice idea, but this one isn't quite for me. Now a Mars bar with Xtra nougat, that I could get on board with...

My rating: 3/5


  1. Looked but haven't found these yet, what shop did you find them in?

    Now we've have Mars Caramel and Mars Xtra Choc, I wouldn't be surprised if Mars more nougat is in the pipeline!

    1. I found them in a promotional bin near the till at a Co-Op, didn't have a promotional price though... £1.49 for a 3-pack.

  2. I bought 2 of these at a service station in Wellington, Somerset. I just picked them up without reading the packet, it was quite an unpleasant surprise, horrid taste, I though they were stale. I looked for the BB date and then noted the claim "Extra Chocolate". If it ain't broke, don't fix it! If you,like me enjoy Mars bars DON'T buy this revolting product.