After briefly seeing a commercial for these a while back, I was only marginally interested in trying out an Air Delight. It seemed like a pretty clever way to pack less chocolate into a Hershey's bar. I did some research and found that aerated chocolate bars are actually quite popular in other parts of the world. I figured that at least the texture might be interesting, so I decided to give it a shot. First of all, there's absolutely nothing new here when it comes to taste. Air Delights are exactly like their standard counterpart in this regard. When it came to texture however, it felt as though the inside of the chocolate bar had been hollowed out. The honeycomb-like aerated portions were so vaporous that it melted on my tongue almost instantly. This resulted in me not being able to savor the taste of chocolate for very long and my mind being tricked into consuming less than what was expected. Perhaps another sufficient way for me to describe this is that it's like taking in a quick gasp of air before biting down on a piece of chocolate, then swallowing both the air and chocolate at the same time. The satisfaction of chewing into a substantial chunk of candy is all but gone. I think it's clear that I'm not a fan of this new product, as I was left feeling a little cheated. After all, why would I pay for more air and less chocolate?
Phoood rating:Posted by Jin on September 5, 2012