After Eight Thin Dark Chocolate Mints Review
What has happened to my favourite chocolate mints? I used to love After Eights because of the mint fondant in the middle. It was a thin, almost runny mint fondant. I loved biting in to it and separating the two sides of the chocolate and enjoying the mint fondant. This technique is only possible with a loose, fresh mint fondant.
For some reason this year, the first two boxes I have tried (finished off by husband) have both had a harder, less runny fondant tasting slightly stale. It is as though they changed the recipe or the supermarkets all over had so much extra stock that no matter where I went it was all old. The change in the consistency of the fondant means I have to *chew* the After Eight rather than letting it melt slowly in my mouth. I am sure this does mean the After Eights do hold their shape better in variable temperatures and possibly in transit.
I don’t know what’s up but it isn’t my own changing tastes that has robbed me on my After Eight pleasure but changes to the fondant centre. It is a shame as I have always enjoyed scoffing then while sharing the box but the way these boxes have been have meant that I have lost the pleasure I always associated with them. I have eaten a few but the pleasure is gone. “I’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’….”
I had some at Christmas and they definitely tasted a bit stale and chemically, the fondant way pretty runny though from what I can remember, perhaps there was a bad batch last year, or two years ago, not quite sure when this blog post is from!