Okay it’s here. Tayto sent me 2 bars in the post yesterday, and they have just arrived in the letterbox. It’s about time therefore that I gave you “Tayto Chocolate – The Verdict”.
I feel I owe it to you readers.
We all know who made the first Real Chocolate Tayto. If you have been living under a rock since January just click that link.
The visual ratio of crisp to chocolate is sparse.
You wouldn’t know that there were crisps in it unless you do some serious up-close inspection.
The first flavour is sweet chocolate, then cheese & onion Tayto crisps.
Is there an aftertaste of cheese and onion? Yes. If I ate a bag of Tayto I’d expect to get that aftertaste though. It is slightly stronger (and longer lasting) than a bag of the good stuff. I reckon that’s down to having to increase the flavourings to get them to “sing” over the chocolate notes.
Does the chocolate taste “cheap”? No. I don’t think so anyway.
Does it live up to my expectations? Mmmm I’m not sure. I made my iconic real Tayto crisps with both Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and high cocoa content dark chocolate. Both of which were flavours from my childhood. This is after all a nostalgia type product.
For a one-off purchase it’s good for the novelty factor. You’re probably going to love it or hate it.
Either way you’d probably better hurry as there have only been 100,000 (one hundred thousand) bars manufactured and by all accounts they are flying out of the shops.They are available 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.
I’m guessing that the first person to start shipping these bars overseas will be minted.
Note: Tayto Ireland & Presence PR provided me with the bars for the purposes of this review. My opinions are my own and I have not been paid to give them.