Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tirol Aloha Pack

Hawaiian Tirol Flavors

This is the last of the Tirol I have to review. I saw this cute little bag with a Wallace and Gromit-esque character on the front and was interested, but the real selling point was the pineapple flavor. I love pineapple, so I was really looking forward to seeing how they would handle it.

Hawaiian Tirol

I liked the muted colors on the wrappers, and even though I'm not usually a fan of coffee flavored candy, I've never tried Kona coffee. Macadamia nuts go well with chocolate, and Tirol does a great job with their plain almond chocolate, so I had high hopes for it.

Hawaiian Tirol

Kona coffee smelled like coffee and had a toffee-esque caramel inside. The chocolate carried the coffee flavor, while the caramel was bitter and similar to (if not the same as) the caramel inside the plain Tirol flavor. Overall, the whole thing was mildly sweet. It was a nice change of pace, but not something I want to eat all the time. B

Macadamia nut had normal, nice milk chocolate with small macadamia nut pieces inside. It was simple and tasty! My only complaint is that I wish there were more or bigger macadamia nut pieces inside. I would definitely seek out this flavor again. A-

Pineapple smelled just like pineapple, and wow, the jelly center was awesome. It was tender and fruity, like a fruit gem without the sugar coating. The flavor was spot on pineapple, too. The white chocolate on the outside was a little too sweet, but the center was so delicious, I didn't mind. A

A friend of mine said she tried these last year, too, but I saw on the Tirol site that they are a current flavor, so it must be a re-release. The pack was great as a whole, even better for those who love coffee-flavored snacks.

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Orchid64 said...

I've been seeing this one around and resisting it. I'm glad you reviewed it because I probably won't. It sounds good and all, but perhaps has a tad too many candies for me to get through!

I think I read somewhere that someone felt the character on the bag looked racist. I'm not so sure of that, but I can see where someone might think so.

ebidebby said...

I can see that, too, but I just assumed it was in the Wallace and Gromit claymation style rather than a racist caricature.

It was a lot of candies to get through. I had 2 of each, I think (maybe some extra pineapple) and gave the rest to my husband and his friends.