Being a chocolatier must be a great job, right? It might sound too good to be true but there are some genuine Wily Wonkas out there working for big confectioners, whose occupation is to dream up the most delicious treats known to man. It's not as easy as it sounds, though. Any idiot can make a plain bar of chocolate or a biscuit. After all, the shelves of your average convenience store are chock-full (hahaha) of the stuff.
If only there was some way to harness the forces of science and sweet-making to create a mouthwatering candy bar hybrid out of two separate, yet scrumptious, treats. Well fear not, sugar addicts! The boffins have been hard at work making this dream a reality and have successfully spliced two different chocolates into one glorious fusion.
Oreo, the sandwich cookie giants, have teamed up with Milka, a German brand of chocolate bar, to create this delectable crossbreed. The new Milka Oreo chocolate candy bar features a middle layer of vanilla crème filling and crushed bits of Oreo cookie all coated in European Milka chocolate. You get all the soft chocolatey coating on the outside with a crunchy biscuit centre. What's not to love?
The Milka-Oreo partnership is also offering an XL alternative; the Milka Oreo Big Crunch chocolate bar. It's reportedly 10.5 ounces and about as long as your forearm. Instead of crushed cookie this giant candy bar includes a middle layer of Oreo cookies between two layers of the vanilla crème filling - for those hardcore Oreo fans out there.
The cookie-chocolate-bar combo has already been available in Europe for a year and sales have been very successful so far. Now the new candy treat is seeing a stateside release and will be available in limited stocks from certain outlets as of January 2017, so pick them up while you can!
The origins of the two brands are a lot older than you might think. For more than 100 years, Milka has been primarily produced in Lörrach, Germany, but was first invented by a Swiss confectioner in 1825. Milka produced an astonishing 140,000 tons of chocolate in 2012.
Introduced in 1912 when they were first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company in their Manhattan Factory, Oreos have been the best-selling cookie in the United States for decades. Oreos are especially popular with people with dietary restrictions, like vegans, because the cream inside the cookie is not made from any animal products.
Personally I can't wait to get my teeth into one of these. The Milka Oreo chocolate candy bar will be available in three different sizes: an ordinary bar, a 3.52-ounce version priced at $1.79 and the massive Milka Oreo Big Crunch chocolate candy bar is priced at $4.99. Yum!