Tayto Cheese & Onion Chocolate Bar Tried and Tested! Nasty or NOM?


Tayto chocolate bar

Scotland has the deep fried Mars Bar, Mexico the chocolate covered chicken, and now Ireland has its own, er, 'unique' sweet'n' savoury combo.

Yes, Tayto have announced the launch of their first chocolate bar, packed with - you guessed it - crispy morsels of Tayto Cheese & Onion.

The first thing that popped into my head when I heard about it was 'IS THIS REAL??" The second thing was, "Where can I try it?!"

Tayto chocolate bar

So when this tantalising looking envelope arrived at the office I couldn't wait to get stuck in. Despite the temptation to scoff the lot myself, I did the decent thing and shared. And opinions were very mixed indeed.

"Freaky", said Deryck. Freaky good or freaky bad? He couldn't tell, but after further deliberation he concluded that it wasn't his bag. (No pun intended - and yes, that is how you spell his name!)


Tayto chocolate bar

Regina reckoned she'd prefer a stronger crisp to chocolate ratio, as did Emily, who said she was confused by the taste sensation. A square or two later, though, and she was a firm fan. "It's like salted caramel", she mused. "It's a similar - and delicious - idea".

The entire IT Department gave it a thumbs down, and the Marketing Director wouldn't even try it. But Grainne found it "pleasing", and Sinead liked it a lot.

And as for me, I love it! The Butlers chocolate is the predominant flavour - the Tayto taste's more subtle, though it's stronger as an aftertaste. The savoury notes teased me, tantalised me, and made me want to eat another bar immediately - followed by a bag or two of crisps.

Not one for dieters or chocolate purists, so, but if you've ever upended your maltesers in your popcorn, I reckon this one's for you.

Tayto chocolate bar



The limited edition Tayto chocolate bar is available now in Tayto Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath and will be stocked in Londis, Gala, Costcutter, Topaz, Spar, Mace, Eurospar, Daybreak plus other select retailers by the end of April.

What do you think, will you be giving it a whirl?

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