We tested three “bubble” chocolates and crowned a favourite
We took on the big challenge of blind tasting three aerated chocolates available on the SA market.
With chocolate an all-round favourite, we decided to level it up and taste test aerated chocolate. Aerated chocolate can be understood as a process of adding gas bubbles when creating chocolate, resulting in light, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey goodness.
We rated the three aerated chocolate samples on an array of criteria, including sweetness, “bubbliness” and taste.
Here are the results!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly milk chocolate
Although this chocolate has the title of “bubbly” in the name, it lost points in this area with tasters commenting “it’s a pity that the texture didn’t feature many ‘bubbles’” and “could use a bit more ‘bubbliness’ where the bubbles dissolve in your mouth almost instantly”.
The chocolate scored high in taste with many tasters reporting they would eat it again.
Bubbliness: 60 /100
Taste: 80 / 100
Nestle Aero Dark
This chocolate did not miss the mark on the level of bubbliness as tasters were in overall agreement with some commenting “This chocolate definitely lived up to the ‘bubbly’ factor in texture”.
In comparison to the other two samples, this dark chocolate did not track well when it comes to taste as the dark chocolate flavour was labelled as “overpowering”. For those looking for a not-too-sweet aerated chocolate, this may be the ideal option.
Bubbliness: 80 /100
Sweetness: 67.5 /100
Taste: 50 / 100
Canderel Magic Bubble Milk Chocolate
Made with artificial sweeteners, this chocolate received varying feedback from the tasters with comments ranging from “the taste and flavour were rather underwhelming” to “it had quite a nice malty flavour to it, reminded me of milo – delish!”
In terms of bubbliness, it received an average score and did not have an aerated taste.
Bubbliness: 50.5 /100
Sweetness: 60 /100
Taste: 50.5 / 100
Our winner of this taste test is the Aero Dark as it scored the highest in overall “bubbliness”.
The rules of Food24 Taste Test:
– All tasters tasted and scored all three samples.
– The samples were not labelled and tasted in random order.
– Each sample was rated on bubbliness sweetness and overall taste.
– This article is not sponsored in any way, and Food24 was not paid to come to any particular result. Our taste tests are always unbiased and intended for your entertainment, however, you may have come to this article through various paid-for advertising.
Time to test all the cola’s in the market…
Boggles the mind that you tested the dark aero against the milk alternatives! Why not just use the milk aero? Am I missing something? I’m actually surprised you didn’t select the peppermint option tbh
How can you rate a milk chocolate against a dark chocolate whether with bubbles or not, Aero has always had the best milk chocolate.