Best-Rated Chocolate Bars

Canstar Blue’s latest chocolate bars review has seen Kinder Bueno, Turkish Delight, Mars Bar, Caramilk, Flake, Cherry Ripe, KitKat, Twirl, Snickers, Boost and KitKat Chunky compared on taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Best chocolate bar 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Kinder Bueno

Aussies have rated Kinder Bueno as their favourite chocolate bar, giving it five-star reviews for taste, texture and consistency, and overall satisfaction.

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Kinder Bueno hits the sweet spot in chocolate bar ratings

Everyone has their own favourite type of chocolate bar they prefer to ‘Crunchie’ into. Whether you prefer something with texture with nuts and a wafer or soft with gooey caramel, we know that finding the perfect chocolate bar is no ‘Picnic’ in the park.

That’s why we’ve surveyed more than 800 Australian consumers for their feedback on the chocolate bar(s) they’ve purchased and eaten in the last three months. Respondents scored brands on taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Those that received at least 30 responses are featured in our report. So, which chocolate bar got consumers ‘Twirl-ing’ in satisfaction?

Our ratings reveal Aussies are nuts about Kinder Bueno, rating it best for overall satisfaction and other key categories!

Best Chocolate Bars

Kinder Bueno chocolate compared

Here are the best brands of chocolate bars in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s annual review:

  1. Kinder Bueno
  2. Turkish Delight
  3. Mars Bar
  4. Caramilk
  5. Flake
  6. Cherry Ripe
  7. KitKat
  8. Twirl
  9. Snickers
  10. Boost
  11. KitKat Chunky

Kinder Bueno was rated best for chocolate bars after receiving five-star reviews for taste, texture and consistency and overall satisfaction! Turkish Delight also claimed a sweet five-star victory with full marks for value for money and packaging design (alongside Cherry Ripe). Caramilk and KitKat also got five stars for range variety.

Top Chocolate Bars

Kinder Bueno

Kinder Bueno

Kinder Bueno is created by Ferrero, the company responsible for the delicious little chocolate balls. Ferrero uses similar ingredients in its Kinder Bueno bars, which are made up of creamy hazelnut filling, smooth chocolate covering and a crispy wafer inside. Kinder Bueno comes as two bars in one packet, which usually costs around $2 from most supermarkets.

  • Kinder Bueno brought home five stars for taste, texture and consistency and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for value for money and packaging design, and three stars for range variety.

Turkish Delight

Fry's Turkish Delight chocolate review

Cadbury’s range of Fry’s Turkish Delight is inspired by a Turkish treat called ‘lokum’, a sweet treat that boasts flavours of rosewater and lemon. Turkish Delight has a soft center, with a milk chocolate coating which, according to the brand, contains 60% less fat. A bar of Turkish Delight costs just $2 or up to $5 for a share pack.

  • Turkish Delight achieved a smooth five-star review for value for money and packaging design. It got four stars in most other categories, including taste, texture and consistency, and overall satisfaction. The only exception was variety, where it got three stars.

Mars

Mars Bar chocolate review

One of the most common chocolate bars to feature in chocolate boxes and gift hampers, Mars Bars have been a go-to snack for decades. It’s filled with a soft nougat that’s smothered in caramel and covered in thick milk chocolate. An original Mars Bar will cost you $2 or $2.50 at most supermarkets.

  • Mars received four-star reviews in most categories, including taste, texture and consistency, value for money, packaging design and overall satisfaction. It scored three stars for variety.

Caramilk

Caramilk chocolate review

Caramilk is a new cult-favourite that’s got plenty of people melting, thanks to its ‘golden blend of caramelised white chocolate’. It offers plain Cadbury Caramilk bars and Caramilk Twirl bars, which combine two Cadbury classics in one bar. Caramilk Twirl is also available in smaller bites, while the regular flavour is alternatively sold as a block. Other block flavours include Caramilk Marble, which features hazelnut praline, and Hokey Pokey which contains honeycomb pieces. You can snag yourself a Caramilk chocolate bar for $2 at most supermarkets.

  • Caramilk scored five stars for range variety, and four stars for taste, value for money and packaging design. It got three stars for texture and consistency.

Flake

Flake chocolate compared

One of Cadbury’s original chocolate bars, Flake was specifically made for sprucing up the humble soft serve ice cream, a practice that is still pretty popular today. Flake is made of crumbly flakes of milk chocolate. You can purchase a Flake bar for $2 at most supermarkets.

  • Flake received four stars across the board, including for overall satisfaction.

Cherry Ripe

Cherry Ripe chocolate review

If you’re craving a bit of fruit to go with that choccie, Cherry Ripe is an old-school favourite that smothers cherries and coconut with a coating of Old Gold dark chocolate. You can also enjoy the Double Dip version of the rich treat, which has double the amount of dark chocolate. Cherry Ripe usually sells for $2, similar to other Cadbury chocolate bars.

  • Cherry Ripe packed up with four stars in every research category, except for packaging design, where it got five stars.

KitKat

KitKat chocolate review

The team behind KitKat knows how to ‘have a break’, offering a sweet snappable snack in a variety of flavours such as ‘cookie collision’, mint cookie fudge, gooey caramel, gold white chocolate, dark chocolate and milk chocolate. You can get your hands on a KitKat for anywhere between $2 and $5, or between $4.60 and $6 for the larger multipacks.

  • KitKat unwrapped five stars for range variety and four stars in all other research categories, such as taste, texture and consistency, value for money, packaging design and overall satisfaction.

Twirl

Twirl chocolate review

Another Cadbury creation featured in this year’s ratings is Twirl, a chocolate bar with ‘chocolate swirls and curls covered in Cadbury milk chocolate’. There are two pieces in each pack, which you can break apart once you unwrap. You can also opt for the Twirl Caramilk blend or the Twirl Breakaway which has a crispy wafer inside. A Twirl chocolate bar costs just $2 in most supermarkets.

  • Twirl scored four stars for taste, value for money, packaging design and overall satisfaction. It brought home three stars for texture and consistency and range variety.

Snickers

Snickers chocolate review

Finding a delicious chocolate bar is no laughing matter, especially for Snickers. After all, ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’. Each Snickers bar is covered in milk chocolate and packed full to the brim with peanuts, caramel and nougat. If milk chocolate isn’t your jam, then you might want to try Snickers White which has white chocolate. A Snickers bar will typically checkout for $2, or up to $5 for a large bag of smaller fun-size Snickers.

  • Snickers rounded up the scores on four stars in the majority of research categories, such as taste, value for money, packaging design and overall satisfaction, before settling on three stars for texture and consistency and variety.

Boost

Cadbury boost chocolate compared

Boost is a packed chocolate, making it an attractive option for those looking for an afternoon…well, boost! A Boost bar is made up of a chocolate centre with chewy caramel biscuits inside and covered with milk chocolate. It comes in one original flavour and will set you back $2 at most supermarkets.

  • Boost scored four stars for taste and texture and consistency but landed on three stars for value for money, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction.

KitKat Chunky

kit kat chunky chocolate compared

Cousin to the classic KitKat, KitKat Chunky has made a name for itself as the heftier chocolate on the shelf, designed for when you need a ‘bigger, bolder, break.’  Similar to the original KitKat, a KitKat Chunky has layers of chocolate and wafer, although the Chunky version has a bit more of everything. Flavour variations include KitKat Chunky Aero and KitKat Chunky Biscoff. You can pick up a KitKat Chunky for $2 at most supermarkets.

  • KitKat Chunky rounded out the results with three stars for overall satisfaction and across the board.

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Luciana Lawe Davies - Canstar Blue This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased chocolate bar(s) within the last three months – in this case, 806 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfactory rating of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best chocolate bar for overall satisfaction: Kinder Bueno was rated best for overall satisfaction.
  • Best chocolate bar for taste: Kinder Bueno proved to be the tastiest chocolate bar.
  • Best chocolate bar for texture & consistency: Kinder Bueno also brought it home for texture and consistency.
  • Best chocolate bar for value for money: Turkish Delight ranked best for value for money.
  • Best chocolate bar for packaging design: Cherry Ripe took the lead for packaging design.
  • Best chocolate bar for variety: KitKat was seen to offer the best range variety.

Check out the past winner of Canstar Blue’s chocolate bars review:

  • 2021: Turkish Delight

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