For this Sweet Saturday, I’m reviewing the Orion Margot Candy Bar (Nestle) which was purchased for $1.50 at Milan’s, a Slovakian restaurant in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn. Eating there with a friend the other day, I noticed a stash of candy bars and magazines on a corner shelf. I chose this one because of the lovely blue wrapper.
Oddly, Margot is coconut flavored despite coming from a landlocked, non-tropical country. Kudos to Nestle for using real coconut. (I’d tried several island based candies recently, like Tiki Gold which contained exactly 0% coconut. That is about the only positive about this candy bar.
The bar itself is plain jane without any brand or design etched into it. Cutting it open, it’s chockfull of a brown coconut-y mixture. The first bite revealed a pleasant texture, not unlike a Bounty bar. The flavor though was the worst thing ever. Any coconut tidbit is negated by the overwhelming scent of alcohol. In fact, immediately after taking a bite my stomach felt hot. Verdict: Unless you know for sure that the candy is new, never purchase the Orion Margot bar. Have you ever tried this candy?