Slideshow: A Guide to UK Chocolate Candy

Yorkie
Yorkie
GIRLS NOT ALLOWED TO EAT THIS. The packaging is pretty anti-female with its crossed-out chick stick figure, but guess what, a bunch of ze ladies in our office ate it (oh snap!). Inside the blue wrapper, it’s just a row of Lego-sized chocolate squares. Tastes like sweet grocery store chocolate—you know, Easter bunny quality. The purple wrapper is the same but with raisins and crunchy biscuit specks so it feels... healthier? Recommended for people who want Raisinets and Digestive biscuits at the same time, in chocolate bar form.
Flake and Ripple
Flake and Ripple
We grouped these together since they both fall under the “aerated chocolate” category, a common theme amongst British candy bars. Flake is Cadbury’s version of folded chocolate, while Ripple is the same from Galaxy. The Ripple gets a final dip in chocolate, making it easier to handle and it’s got better flavor to boot.

But one thing the Flake has, however, that the Ripple doesn’t is the 99 Flake. I doubt there's a single British child, or child who’s been to the British Isles, who hasn’t lapped up a 99 Flake: it’s a soft serve cone with a Flake hanging out, and apparently those Flakes are specially produced to fit in the cone.

Innards
Innards
From left to right, that's Ripple (see the outer chocolate jacket) and Flake.
Toffee Crisp
Toffee Crisp
Like Cocoa Krispies inside a candy bar, with a ribbon of caramel added for kicks. Hey, we like this one! Then again, we haven’t met many foods involving the word “toffee” that we didn’t like.
Starbar
Starbar
Peanutty nougat wrapped in a mild caramel and milk chocolate. The sweet nougat is part soft, part flaky-crunchy. Note: it is not star-shaped.
Nestle Milky Bar
Nestle Milky Bar
It’s a straight-up bar of white chocolate. Very sweet, a little waxy. We would have loved this as kids, but it comes across as cloyingly one dimensional as grown-ups now.
Oh, Except Minstrels
Oh, Except Minstrels
Smooth Galaxy milk chocolate in a candy shell. It’s like getting a bag of super-sized, weird tasting M&M’s that are sweeter than normal and melt more slowly. Oh, and they’re all brown.
Aero/ the Bubbles Genre
Aero/ the Bubbles Genre
Bubbles from Galaxy is just your average milk chocolate with an aerated center, while the Aero from Nestles adds either a dot of caramel or an aerated mint filling. Does anyone else feel like these are just a clever way to sell you more air and less chocolate?
Bubbles Innards
Bubbles Innards
Revels
Revels
Bite-sized chocolate snacks for the indecisive. They’re little milk chocolate balls filled with orange, toffee, or coffee cream mixed in with chocolate-covered raisins, chocolate malt balls, and straight up chocolate disks. Many choices here, but unfortunately they all kinda taste like sweetened plastic.
Maltesers
Maltesers
They’re the British version of Whoppers, with a malted milk center dipped in milk chocolate. A little bit less malty than their American counterpart, but a creamier chocolate coating makes up tor it.
Cadbury Wispa Duo
Cadbury Wispa Duo
An “aerated milk chocolate” bar, in two halves (hence the duo). Aerated, so it’s along the same lines as the Bubbles chocolates, but it’s a big wedge of it. It kind of feels like the candy-making machine just sputtered out and didn’t finish making the filling.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss
Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss
We can’t get behind this one. Super sweet Cadbury’s Dairy Milk with a “smooth vanilla cream” center that smacks of artificial vanilla flavoring. Pass.
Nestle Munchies
Nestle Munchies
A tube full of square-shaped chocolates filled with caramel on one side of the square, and a crisp biscuit nub on the other. Twix fans: you will fancy this. It’s like a bunch of bite-sized Twix squares—convenient when you don’t want to invest in a whole bar. Aptly named, they are munchie-ble indeed.