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Bounty Dark Noir 75% Cocoa Review

By Kev A @kevvieguy
Bounty Dark Noir 75% Cocoa Review
It's not often we get a new Bounty variety in the UK....in fact, outside of import stores I've never seen anything different from the Milk and Dark chocolate versions. So when I spotted this "Noir" with 75% cocoa solids recently I just had to pick one up! They were on offer of 3 for a pound, which is a great bargain, although they were a little past the best before date...boo!
Bounty Dark Noir 75% Cocoa Review
The only other Bounty variety I can remember ever trying was a Mango flavour, way back in around 2004. Sadly it was an import and only available in discount stores. Some countries also get a Cherry Bounty...now that's one I'd like to see in the UK!
This one appears to be made in France and imported by Mars Canada, then shipped over to the UK...confusing!
Bounty Dark Noir 75% Cocoa Review
Opening the wrapper the first thing I noticed was that the chocolate looked a lot darker than the "Dark" Bounty we get in the UK. 
Bounty Dark Noir 75% Cocoa Review
The extra percentage of cocoa was very noticeable in the taste...it was richer and far more satisfying than the UK's Dark Bounty. It gives an extra flavoursome hit the original lacks and contrasts well with the sweet coconut filling, preventing the whole thing from becoming too sickly. I really enjoyed it!
Overall, this is a very tasty Bounty bar and much nicer than the UK's Dark variety. If you happen to spot one anywhere definitely pick one up! It might not live up to the standards of most "fine" dark chocolates but it's pretty good for a mass market 75%!
RATING: 8 out of 10. 
Price: 30p/3 for £1.
Recommend?: Yes - if you're lucky enough to find one! (check independent discount stores and market stalls).
Allergens: Contains soy, milk & sulphites.

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