Wispa is one of those candy bars that have a huge following. Part of the reason (aside from it being tasty, of course) is that they’ve been discontinued by Cadbury back in the 1990s, depriving fans of the bar who’ve eaten it since it’s introduction in 1983. This obviously causes lots of pining from fans. We all want what we can’t have. Since 2003 Cadbury has done many limited releases to bring back Wispa, but it wasn’t until 2007-2008 where Wispa has made a full comeback in the United Kingdom.
So what exactly is Wispa, especially to make such a fuss? Simply put, it’s an aerated milk chocolate bar.
I was expecting this to be like an Nestle Aero bar, but it’s not at all. Which is a good thing, since I’ve never really enjoyed Aero bars at all. SOmetime about the bubble and the format of that bar just robs it of flavor for me. I don’t like eating a chocolate bar and not taste much. It defeats the purpose.
Wisp is different. The shape is differentt, as it’s a thick rectangular block, like a candy bar, instead of a chocolate bar shape that an Aero is. When bitten into, Aero’s are light, crispy and messy. Wispa isn’t. The air bubbles are much smaller, so there’s none of that awkward crumbling. Instead the chocolate feels lighter, creamier, thicker…..now I understand what bubbles in chocolate should taste like. It’s really smooth and fudgy on the tongue. As for the flavor, it’s standard Cadbury diary milk. sweet, chocolatey, with that dry milk tang.
I like it a lot, and I can see why so many lamented it’s disappearance on candy shelves. Heck, I’m sad I can’t find it relatively easily in the US!
Rating: Will Buy Again
Links Wispa Website