Small panic that Montezuma’s had closed down in Woking however they have moved to the other side of the centre and have got a brand new shiny store. I found it slightly odd that everything was a lot more spaced out and yet they didn’t seem to have actually expanded their stock, which they could easily have done without it feeling crammed in there.
Their Nanny Goat Giant Bar, which essentially is a Peanut and Butterscotch bar caught my eye but not wanting a giant bar at £13.99, the lovely staff member highlighted I could get a slice of it from their jars, marvellous. I love the jar ideas, it’s very ye olde sweet shop, however if you buy a couple and bring them home you’ve no idea which is which as there aren’t any labels on the bags. Bit of a faux par there Montezuma’s. Luckily I only got the one.
Venezuelan Milk Chocolate with Salted Peanuts & Butterscotch £2.99 per 100g.
This is one slab of a chocolate slice. The thickness of the chocolate is like four chocolate bars on top of one another. The peanuts are mostly whole and scattered throughout, with the butterscotch being pretty much invisible to the eye. The only problem with chocolate this thick is I find it not easiest of things to eat, nor get a good balance of flavour. Even when you cut it you cannot exactly bite the chunk unless you want to crack a tooth, which means you have to stand there and cut it into small bitesized chunks, but cut too small and the whole bar crumbles. It’s an exact science and far too much faff.
Finally when I was in a position to eat some it wasn’t until the chocolate melted in my mouth did I get that taste of thick milky chocolate, and at the very end a lift of sweetness, which though not identifiable as such, I assumed it was from the butterscotch. This was where the positives end, and I must say the peanuts completely ruined it. By throwing in whole peanuts it overpowered the already very subtle butterscotch flavour with a unholy bitter taste. The chunky peanuts did not allow you to let the chocolate melt slightly as I was far too busy chomping on them for what felt like a decade. In terms of flavour combination the 3 together both flavour and texture, did not marry at all well.
I’m very disappointed with this Montezuma’s Peanut & Butterscotch bar. It is far too thick, the flavours and whole peanuts are not complementary of one another, and you really could crack a tooth on it. Such a shame, steer clear of this one guys and gals.
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x