Part of an occasional series of posts about chocolate I have loved (or not)…
Today, my friends, we need to revisit what happens when you inject air bubbles into chocolate. It’s been three years since I wrote about this and I need to update things a bit.
To briefly recap: Wispa by Cadbury and Aero by Nestle are two well-known milk chocolate bars that have zillions of tiny air bubbles injected into them, which makes the chocolate lighter and fluffier. The chocolate also melts in your mouth quicker too, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s hard to describe, but these chocolates have very nice “mouth feel.”
There’s a new player in the chocolate + bubbles market: Hershey’s.
Honestly, I can’t believe it took them so long, but they do now have the Air Delight:
If you like Hershey’s chocolate, you’ll like this. It has the distinctive Hershey’s milk chocolate taste, which is to say that it has that slight soured milk flavor that some people love and some people loathe. Unlike other aerated chocolates I’ve eaten, these bubbles don’t have much impact, other than to make the chocolate lighter-weight in your mouth, if that makes any sense. There is no delightful bubbly feeling in your mouth.
Along those same lines, Hershey’s also introduced Air Delight Kisses. These do not taste noticeably different from regular Kisses, except as with the bar above, they feel a little lighter in your mouth. I don’t think it’s a size thing, because Nestle Aero comes in Bubbles and those things are wonderfully light and bubbly and sort of dissolve in your mouth.
Anyway, if you’re a Hershey’s fan, give the Air Delights a try. If you’re not, don’t sweat it because I don’t think they’re worth much excitement. If you want chocolate + bubbles, go for Cadbury or Nestle.