Hermann Bahlsen first sold his biscuits to the public in Hannover in 1889, and his descendents have carried on his work ever since. In the UK Bahlsen Choco Leibniz are now well-recognised as one of the more decadent snacks to have with your cuppa, and along with PiCK UP! chocolate bars are regulars in our house.
Bahlsen have expanded their ranges with new flavour combinations for both Leibniz and PiCK UP! and we were lucky enough to be asked to try them out...no-one here complained!
We were sent a package containing a very exciting 5 varieties of Choco Leibniz and 4 varieties of PiCK UP!, and we had a family TV night - all 8 of us! Well, when I say 'TV night', I think we had all the older kids there for at least 2 hours, which is probably a record for 2016...it may just have been due to the Bahlsen...
Snacks are always a win with my crowd, and the Bahlsen Leibniz and PiCK UP! went down a treat.
Choco Leibniz flavours that we were sent were milk, dark, orange, white and caramel. Thick chocolate covering a crisp biscuit, or a crisp biscuit set into a thick slab of chocolate if you turn them over...either way, they are delicious.
Orange chocolate are quite strong, and very different. The dark chocolate is nice quality and not too bitter. The classic milk chocolate were especially crisp, and the white chocolate were the first to be eaten. I have to say I have a soft spot for the caramel though...
Bahlsen PiCK UP! are more of what I'd consider a 'chocolate bar', partly because they are presented individually wrapped. A thick slab of
chocolate sandwiched between two biscuits. The flavours we were sent were milk
chocolate, dark chocolate, black n white and caramel.
Black n white were a clear favourite and went very quickly - I certainly enjoyed mine. Obviously for the purposes of review I had the hard job of trying a bite of them all and PiCK UP! really are a very nice chocolate biscuit. They are very crisp and the chocolate centre is proper chocolate, not just lightly flavoured cream.
Our love of Bahlsen Biscuits is not new, and in fact I wrote about them before 2 years ago, when 4 of our children and I tried some Bahlsen Recipes. We made Choco Leibniz Cheesecake, Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies and Leibniz Zoo Biscuits Mess - and I recommend them all! Our Bahlsen recipe post is here...
All of the above flavours of Bahlsen Choco Leibniz and Bahlsen PiCK UP! are available to buy now in ASDA, Sainsbury's, Ocado and Waitrose. They are also available at other supermarkets and independent retailers. Find out more on the Bahlsen UK website.