As we all know, 2021 has been rough. So much has been happening behind the scenes here at The Small Adventurer – hence the lack in posts 😢 – and with my latest update post now being out of date/incorrect with certain things going in life, I’ve decided to just keep my blog for mostly content and for things that have already happened so I don’t feel like I’m lying to you guys when things fall through.
Anyway, even with all the bad things that 2021 has brought with it (I even went through my first earthquake! Which is crazy considering I live in Australia – so of course it was small – but it was so bizarre! I’ve now been through fires, floods and an earthquake!), it’s also brought some cool things as well, such as a few really awesome food company collaborations and some really unique confectionery releases too – which is what today’s post is all about!
I’ve tested and reviewed some really fun and strange company collaborations and just unique flavoured iconic treats and am going to share my thoughts with you all! I had a lot of fun preparing this post because it meant I got to eat a lot of sweets 😋 and the year’s not over yet so hopefully even more fun, delicious things get released before 2021 is over!
Marshmallow Flavoured Maltesers
The initial taste was just a plain Malteaser, but afterwards you are left with a sweet hint of a marshmallow in your mouth, which is what lead me to believe that it was the inside that was flavoured (I think most people would guess that, right?) – but I was wrong.
It actually states on the bag that the CHOCOLATE on the outside is marshmallow flavoured, which I think is a very interesting take, and certainly thinking outside the box, but I think made them have the same issues as the bubblegum M&Ms that I review below: chocolate is a powerful taste, and can overpower any over flavour you’re trying to add, unless you add a lot of it.
You could definitely taste more of the marshmallow with these guys than you could with the bubblegum M&Ms, but still I think these would have been more successful if the middle had been flavoured, or would have had a marshmallow-y, gooey centre. So, a fun idea, but not a very overwhelming end product. 4/10.
Iced Coffee Milk Bottles from Allen x Oak
Allen’s Milk Bottles can’t go wrong in my eyes. I will always love the originals, and last year I was buying their chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla malt versions WEEKLY, and this year they have brought me even more joy: iced coffee flavoured milk bottles! It’s clear that Oak and Allen’s are two companies that are destined to collaborate, and I hope they never stop, as these lollies are just as delicious as Oak’s iced coffee – without keeping you up all night! (Unless you get easily hopped up on sugar, that is.) 8/10.Read More »