I'll start it off with a controversial statement: I'm not crazy for the Dairy Milk with Oreo.
There, I said it. I've tried it a few times, and every time I felt that I just wasn't getting it, or that my tastebuds were totally shot. Now though, I feel confident in saying this - there just isn't that much Oreo flavor at all. There is bits of crispy Oreo cookie, but the cream is quite plain...just sweet. It's a shame, I wish it tasted more like "cookies & cream" rather than just 'filling' and cookies. To be fair, Oreos themselves don't necessarily have a strong taste to the cream, but there is a rather large hit of vanilla that is pretty absent from the bars.
So, it was with a little bit of that same reservation I tried the new Dairy Milk with Chips Ahoy! Only just, though. See, the way I figured, the taste of Chips Ahoy! is stronger than the taste of Oreos. I recently reviewed the Chips Ahoy! Root Beer Float cookies, if you'd like to know more about what they're like.
I'm not sure why I initially thought this would be a block of actual Chips Ahoy! inside the bar, but I was surprised to hear that it was biscuit-flavored cream. Pleasantly surprised. That it is - it's not pure cookie dough flavor, which is kind of what I was expecting. It doesn't have that salty hit that cookie dough has, it tastes more like a sweet, store bought cookie but...soft like cream. It was really a cool interpretation, and very accurate! The big crunchy pieces of Chips Ahoy! helped it along on it's way to tasting like a big cookie.
Really, the only thing I could say is that I wish it was just a tiny bit saltier. As it is, it's very, very sweet - the only real respite from the sweetness is the cookie pieces which are a bit more saline. The good thing about this sweetness is that you will really be satisfied by 3 or 6 chunks at a time. With some of the more well-balanced bars, you could really just keep going and going. The Golden Biscuit Crunch bar, for example, I think I could eat my way through about 3 or 6 of them, unwrapped of course.
I know it's tempting in this weather, but I would advise against refrigerating this bar. Let it melt if you must - once my husband put it in the fridge it lost a lot of the biscuit taste that made it so special.
This is a bit of a short review I know, but I feel like everyone knows what Dairy Milk tastes like so I'm sort of just talking about the filling. It tastes like sweet cookies, and it's got nice sizable chunks of chocolate chip cookie in it - it's very nice, but easy to sum up!
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