Over the past few years we've explored the best snacks from a total of 41 different countries. Recently we have hit a slump with finding exciting snacks from countries we have yet to consider. So when one of our followers wrote in and recommended we try snacks from New Zealand, we jumped at the opportunity.
He suggested we sample a few different snacks from New Zealand. In fact, here is his exact list, - "pineapple lumps, burger rings, and Whittaker's chocolate (arguably the best chocolate I've had)." He had us at chocolate! Sure the other snacks sound yummy, but as a chocolate lover I knew we had to try Whittaker's. So our first ever review from New Zealand is the Whittaker's L&P White Chocolate Bar.
Most people have a love/hate relationship with white chocolate. In retrospect, we should have started with something more traditional. However, I personally love white chocolate. Not sure how I feel about L& P though, since it's a soda from New Zealand we have yet to try. For those who are unfamiliar with it (as we are) L & P stands for Lemon & Paeroa. When first developed it was a mix of lemon juice and mineral water, which we are pretty sure the original recipe has been altered since. Paeroa is the name of the city it was invented in. Enough about the soda, let's take a closer look at the chocolate bar.
Our sample of Whittaker's L&P White Chocolate Bar is substantial. The 250g bar is big, large enough to share at a party. The packaging is pleasant. It feels high-end without being to pretentious. The bar itself is wrapped in a gold foil. Overall, we like what we see. But how does it taste?
When our chocolate bar arrived from New Zealand, we ripped it open and started to attack it. We didn't bother reading the ingredients or did we realize exactly what L&P was. So at first, the crunchy bits inside the bar were tasty, yet a little unusual. By the second piece I realized the crunchy bits inside were actually very similar to pop rocks. The white chocolate was creamy and sweet, but not overpowering. Overall the blend of the two really came together nicely.
For the first round of the taste test we only had two testers. I loved it, my partner thought it was just OK. Since we had so much of this massive chocolate bar left, we decided to expand our test group. We offered a sample to five additional testers. All five enjoyed the Whittaker's L&P White Chocolate Bar. One tester mentioned it would be best saved for special events or parties. Only two of the five realized that the lemon crunch was similar to pop rocks.
Will World of Snacks offer this Whittaker's bar in our International snack store? Maybe. We would need to located many more enjoyable snacks from New Zealand first. So for now, you'll have to search elsewhere for this snack. As always, keep on snacking world!
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Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.