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I always remember my first daim bar. It was around 1999 and I was at a swimming gala and when I was finished my mum had bought me one. I looked at the wrapper (at the time, it was spelt dime) and thought it looked very strange and foreign. However, I am always open to trying new things and took my first bite. I fell in love!!! Nowadays, even if I'm not hungry, or I'm trying to diet, I will always buy a daim bar if I see one! I find them extremely addicitive due to the interesting crunchy texture and lovely sweet flavour.
The one negative point I have about daim bars is that the toffee does get stuck in your teeth, but in a way I see this as a good thing...you can pick it out your teeth after you've finished and your daim has lasted even longer!
All in all, yes I realise I am a daimoholic!
I had never tried a Daim bar until a few weeks ago, which seems crazy, but because I loved Milka with Daim so much I figured that I'd like Daim bars too.
~ Price and availability ~
I bought a pack of 4 Daim bars in Morrisons, which were on offer for £1.00. Usually a 4 pack would cost £1.79.
I think you can buy Daim bars individually for around 60p.
~ What is a Daim bar? ~
A Daim bar or a Dime bar as it used to be known is a thin bar of milk chocolate with a crunchy almond caramel centre.
~ Packaging ~
Daim bars come in red wrappers with 'Daim' written across the front. There are yellow swishes and pieces of Daim bar all over the wrapper. Each individual bar has nutritional information on the back, which isn't something that you always find with multipack products.
~ Taste ~
The milk chocolate coating the almond caramel centre is sweet and delicious. It isn't too creamy or sickly.
I loved the Daim pieces in my Milka with Daim bar, but in a real Daim bar it is a thin slab of crunchy almond caramel coated in chocolate.
The centre is hard and crunchy. It has a caramel flavour, but it also has quite a smoky taste.
I do prefer Milka with crunchy Daim pieces rather than the slab of almond caramel in these bars. I am not a massive fan of the smoky taste the almond caramel has and I think it would be lessened with a higher chocolate to almond caramel ratio.
The bars are nice though and I would buy them again.
Each bar has 150kcal, which I don't think is too bad. I think it makes a satisfying treat.
Admittedly a Daim bar wouldn't be my first choice, but I won't wait another 26 years before buying another one.
Another blast from my childhood was sneakily bought and eaten today. I nipped to the shop for some milk and saw a box of 12 Daim bars for £1.99 and couldn't resist. You can buy yours for £1.79 for 4 bars from mst supermarkets (sainsburys, asda, Tesco, ocado). They are commonly found in Ikea, being imported from Sweden.
These bars originate from Sweden and Norway back in 1953. Daim bars are very distinctive, in a bright red package with blue writing. The packaging is exactly same as when it was known as a Dime bar back in 2005 and as with many other modern names I do struggle to think of these as anything other than dime bars.
Daim bars are very thin, less than half a centimetre thick, the centre is a thick honeycomb with milk chocolate surrounding it. The chocolate is a very good quality and the centre crunchy and delicious, being described as crunchy almond carmel centre.
My packaging tells me that the beans in the cocoa mass (minimum of 30% of the coca) originates from Rain forest alliance certified farms. These bars are made by Kraft foods.
My 28g bar was 155 Kcals which is quite reasonable how 1 of these bars doesn't quite fill my chocolate needs and leaves me wanting more.
Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Dried Partly Skimmed Milk, Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Almonds (3%), Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Milk Fat, Salt, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin], Flavouring.
Milk Chocolate Contains: Milk Solids 14% Minimum and Cocoa Solids 30% Minimum.
Contains Milk, Lactose, Milk Fat, Almonds & Soya Lecithin
So my score is 4. I absolutely love these bars but they never seem quite enough, so for making me greedy I have knocked off a star.
Do you remember your first Daim bar? Well I actually do, I think I was around 11 years old and my aunt was looking after me as my mum had a hospital appointment. My aunt took me to the local shop and said I could pick a bar of chocolate as a treat, as I could not decide she said she was going to have a Daim bar and I decided to have the same. Since then I quite often forget about these amazing bars until I spot them in the shop and the nostalgia hits me!
Daim bars are made by Kraft foods and originated from Sweeden. You can buy these bars from most local shops or supermarkets and they can be purchased individually or in multi-packs. A single 28g bar in Tesco currently cost £0.42.
The nutritional information per 28g Daim bar is:
Calories - 155
Carbohydrate - 17.0g
Fat - 9.0g
The Daim bar is made up of a crunchy butterscotch tasting centre coved in smooth, creamy, rippled milk chocolate. The taste of a Diam bar is just fantastic the rich buttery centre is complemented perfectly by the chocolate casing. You also get the contrast in texture of smooth on the outside crunchy on the inside which used to be compared to an Armadillo in the old adverts for these bars in the nineties. These bars are also meant to have an Almond taste to them but I cannot say that I have ever noticed this to be fair. But even so I just think these bars are just fantastic, so tasty, creamy and lovely!
I'm a Daim bar addict, have been for years, always will be. I try not to buy them because I know they'll be gone in minutes however many I buy, but inevitably when I see them on special offer they end up in my shopping trolley. The offer that broke me this time was a 4 pack for £1 in Morrisons.
The wrapper it comes in is bright red and very easy to spot. It's a plastic wrapper which only takes a little effort to rip open whether you choose to follow the 'open here' lines or not. As soon as I open the wrapper the smell of the chocolate hits me really strongly making me want to devour it straight away.
The bar is milk chocolate with a crunchy almond caramel centre. The almond caramel is like a flat slab, and it is surrounded by chocolate, a thin layer on the bottom and a lovely thick layer on the top with a rippled effect. Biting into the bar it snaps easily between the teeth. I used to eat them by biting the chocolate off the end so I was left with just the centre, but the chocolate no longer comes away so easily and sticks to the centre so you have to eat it as a whole.
The chocolate is really smooth and creamy and melts beautifully in my mouth, whilst the centre is very crunchy and tastes absolutely amazing. You can really taste the almond in the caramel and it's not overly sweet or sickly. The 2 flavours go really well together and the contrast of the soft, smooth chocolate and the crunchy centre is great. The chocolate is not cloying in the mouth like some can be, but the crunchy centre does get stuck in my teeth pretty badly.
Nutritionally chocolate is never going to be good for you but a Daim bar has only 155 calories, which is a lot better than most chocolate bars. It does have 17g of sugar and 9g of fat so are not something that should be eaten regularly, but as an occasional treat they won't do much harm.
Ive been getting these Daim bars for quite some time now and i love them. Daim bars originate in Sweden where they are recognised as Dajm bar. It was actually originally made in 1953! in Sweden and Norway under a company known as Marabou. I never dreamt it was that old! However, Kraft now own the Daim brand.
Daim bar is a very, very crunchy sweet! The flavour of the crunchy middle part is butter almond and it is covered in milk chocolate. Whilst i really enjoy these bars, they are not good for your teeth. Im quite surprised i havn't broken any of my own! You do need to be a little careful in that way and i dont really recommend these for young children; the problem is, they taste so nice!! I love to crunch on them!
Skimmed milk powder
Almonds (2.5%)Sweetened condensed skimmed milk
Emulsifier (soya lecithin)
This products contains milk, Almonds and Soya.
In each 28 g small bar there are 150kcals .
I usually buy these from Iceland at £1.00 per 3 pack which isn't too bad a price. The bars themselves at this size are quite small and i have been known to eat 2 bars in one go!
You can also get Daim in mini form in large bags. it is perhaps better to eat them this way, rather then trying to crunch your way through the actual bar size. They sell them in most supermarkets and you can currently get a 140g bag at Tesco for £1.93 pence.
There have been a few limited Editions of Daim (although i have never tried them) including a Cappuccino flavoured one. I am not sure how successful the limited Edition bars were but i have never actually seen them myself in the shops.
You can also get a Daim cake at Ikea. I have seen this cake and it looks absolutely delicious, so next time i'm in Ikea i will get one!
This is a nice, sweet flavoured little bar, but as its not good for your teeth; ive decided to give it 4 stars rather than 5.
After discovering that a package I sent a month ago through the Royal Mail had been lost I was standing in the Post Office needing a sugar fix and decided to go for a sweet that I hadn't bought in some time. It turns out that I've been better than I thought with regard to my buying of sweets over the last few years as this is the first time I've purchased a Daim bar. I'd previously only ever bought Dime bars and apparently the renaming occurred back in 2005!
Other than the name the branding looks the way I remember it, bright red wrapper, the name in bold blue text on a white background and shards of Daim exploding towards you. The price however is much, much more than I'd paid previously - from the corner shop this was 56p for a 28gr bar.
Daim bars consist of a solid centre of almond caramel covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate. On biting into it the bar typically breaks in your mouth and you have to be careful that no chocolate covered shards break from the bar or fall on the floor (or even worse on the car seat and you don't realise until you get home from the post office and the seat fabric's marked and you were borrowing your wife's car...............or maybe that's just specific to me).
Taste wise there is only a hint of chocolate to the bar, the overwhelming taste is of a deep buttery caramel with the almond only coming through as a slight aftertaste, almonds only account for 2.5% of ingredients, as you crunch through it. And crunch is what you have to do, this isn't one of those caramels that will soften quickly, this is a bar that has to chomped down on (unlike ironically chomp bars that can be chewed).
It was at this point I remembered why I hadn't had Daim bars for such a long time, crunching the bar means that caramel gets caught in your teeth. Not a problem if you want to savour the flavour but a big issue if you're just about to step into a meeting or if your dentist sees your mouth as a means of early retirement (as mine does).
After finishing the bar (and trying to clean the car seat) I quickly reviewed the wrapper for further information. One thing I do like about the bar is that it weighs 28gr and that's the calorie information it gives you on the front of the bar - none of this per 100gr, per bar, one row business - one Daim bar has 150kcal (8% of GDA). Meanwhile sugars are at 16.5gr and fat is 9.0gr - no mention of salt or saturates and no conversion into GDAs, I estimate sugar at 17% approx and fat at 13%.
So for me this bar was a case of big flavour and big crunch, which I really liked, but an aftermath that could cause me problems depending on when, where and how often I ate a bar. An enjoyable bar but not one I'll be buying again in a hurry.
This chocolate bar originated from Sweden in 1953 and was known as Dajm... it came to the UK around the early nineties (I think) and was originally known as a Dime bar...
Some of you may remember the marketing campaign as it stated that it constrated to an armadillo which was hard on the outside and smooth on the inside and a dime bar was soft on the outside and hard in the inside..
In 2005 they then changed the name to Daim bar but I'm not sure why although the ones you buy in Ikea are also called Daim so they may have rebranded the ones in Norway and Sweden too.. (as the food shop sells Swedish food imported over)
The bar itself is very thin (about 10mm) and the middle part is a crunchy butterscotch type bar covered in milk chocolate.
It's not quite as strong a taste as butterscotch but its the same consistency... and the chocolate is a fairly thin layer.
I actually like the taste of it and the ones you buy in Ikea are actually little minature bars... I must admit I've not seen the larger bars for some time so I'm not sure how much they cost...the bags of minatures are around £3.00 and you get about 50 in a bag...
I would suggest that if you buy them then to put them in the fridge as they don't taste very nice with soft chocolate!
Daim bar (or as it used to be known Dime bar) originates from Sweden, it is know owned by Kraft Foods and lest I forget, it is ruddy lovely!!!
Daim comes in a seductive red packaging, bright and striking. Blue lettering spells out the name of the product.
On eating a Daim it may not be possible to guess what the mystery filling is thats wrapped in such delicious milk chocolate. If I hadn't done a little research I would only know three things about said filling, firstly and most importantly it's absolutely amazingly tasty, secondly it is brittle and chewy and finally it does get completely stuck in your teeth.
Apparently the filling is some kind of butter and almond paste that is hardened to give it a dry brittle snappiness.
I am now reading that there have been several limited edition Daims such as cappucino, white chocolate and forest fruits. FOREST FRUITS!!!! Why have I never seen it, I want one : (
Daim is suprisingly well known considering I haven't seen it advertised anywhere at all for the last 10 years. We all remember the old "crunchy on the outside smooth on the inside ARMADILLO!!!". The fact that it still sells so succesfully despite major ad campaigns is largely due to it's original and memorable taste and texture.
I would reccomend Daim to sweet tooths and chocolate lovers but also to people who don't really eat that much chocolate. Daim has an unusual and distinctive taste that makes it incredibly moreish and appealing to everyone sweets mad or not.
Right for starters when on earth did the name of this chocolate change?
Daim? What's that? It's as if they were too lazy to spell dame properly, but why did they change it from DIME bar which sounded and looked so much better. Anyway the name doesn't affect the chocolate bar in anyway and I will continue to buy it when I fancy it which in all honesty isn't that often.
Daim bar comes in a bright red wrapper, and Daim is written in large blue writing across it with an explosion of chocolate pieces and golden bits scattered around the packet, meant to be decorating it I think?
Each of these bars contains;
The chocolate bars are thin, rectangular shaped bars, they are simply a crunchy almond and caramel centre coated in sweet milk chocolate. Such a simple yet slightly satisfying bar.
They are very sweet and tasty, the chocolate is smooth and creamy and the sugary crunch mixed in creates a fantastic texture and flavoursome mix in your mouth. You either get one or the other though, either the smooth, creamy although not the best chocolate and then it hits you the hard almond and caramel centre which shatters like glass as soon you teeth bite into it. The smooth, creamy chocolate seems to disapear from your mouth almost straightaway while you munch and crunch your way through this hardened sugar, that is a toffee colour! It is a 'nice' bar, not something I'd eat all of the time but now and then as a proper sweet treat. Although the sweet, crunchy bit in the middle does contain almonds it is not a 'nutty' tasting bar, it's more sugar and caramel with a hint of nut but nothing major.
Dime is a chocolate bar that I used to see all the time in the sweet shops when I was a kid at school and in my head I link them with Caramac bars, neither of which I see nowadays. Well until I was in Poundland the other day and saw these in a pack so I got it for old time's sake. Four bars were £1.
These are actually originating from Sweden which seems to fit with what I recall as I remember seeing it written Daim before. The bars are bright red with a splash of gold and the name of the bar written in dark blue. Alll over the bar are tiny bits of chocolate as if there has been a Dime explosion.
What strikes me most about the bars are the size. They are tiny. They are incredibly flat, a bit like a Curly Wurly bar, and also short. They are the same length as say a Toffee Crisp but without the chunkiness. So I feel a bit short-changed.
A Dime bar is essentially butter almond covered in milk chocolate. In some ways, it reminds me of Werthers Originals, and I like Werthers. The chocolate is creamy but not too sickly. I think it would be bad to mix too creamy a chocolate with a butter inside because that would make it far too sickly. As it is, I am quite aware of the fact that this stuff probably rots your teeth.
What's fun about this bar is the crunch. Because it's so thin and more or less brittle inside, you can snap it in two really easily which makes eating it quite tidy. Try doing that with say a Twix, it's just not as easy. The butter almond inside is really good, if as I said very very sugary but I can't really detect any almond in it sadly.
Would I buy these again? Perhaps not, there is just too little there...
Mmmm, I love a chocolatley treat so whilst shopping in my supermarket I picked up a Daim bar - which I must say I haven't had in ages. I haven't seen them in supermarkets for ages or even that often, however I found these in Tesco (although I happen to know they also sell them in Ikea!)
I got a pack of 3 daim bars and this cost me £1.99, which is a reasonable amount to me and I didn't mind paying that price.
They still come in that red wrapper that is easily recongnisable. When opening it, it is quite a flat bar and te chocolate is all around it, however on top it is more lumpy and not as smooth.
Biting into it, ut still has that same 'crack' as with the crunchy, toffee, caramel filling. The chocolate is a lot more smooth and creamy as to what I remebered and does definitley hold a unique and distinct taste which makes it easily recongnisable.
Although these smell very sweet and sickly it doesn't taste like that and I could easily eat a whole bar without that sickly feeling. The smooth chocolate works well with the crunch of the actual bar and melts nicely in your mouth until you are eventually left with just the crunchy toffee bit.
I could definitley reccomend this to anyone who wants a sweet treat that is chocolatley and doesn't set them back too much!
Down my local store yesterday and I happened to see a pack of Daim bars, otherwise known as Dime bars, I know not why they insist on changing the names of things but there you go.
I am sure most people remember the Dime bar even if they were not a favourite which they don't seem to be for many, they were always a bar people had from time to time.
I used to have them on odd occasions, I really liked them but somehow always seemed to choose other chocolate bars first, any way I digress, the Dime bar for anyone that doesn't know is a chocolate bar with a hard almond and caramel centre.
It has a serious crunch to it and I am sure it is very dangerous to teeth but it certainly tastes very nice, it is made by Kraft so the chocolate is not as good as Galaxy or Cadbury but it is in its own way ideally suited to this bar.
I used to like to break a bit off and allow the chocolate and hard centre to melt in my mouth allowing the flavours to mix and they did so wonderfully, each complimenting the other very well.
A single Dime bar I guess would cost you around the same price as any chocolate bar, if you can find one but this four pack cost me only 99p and that is why I snapped it up, the name has changed but the bar is as delicious as ever, will it now become a favourite of mine? Probably not but if it is available at this price I will certainly be having a few!
Nutritional Information for a 28g Bar:
Today we popped into Ikea. They must love to see us coming as we are replacing our kitchen and have spent a small fortune in there in the last few months. After we had selected our items, we went to the till area and there sitting for all to see was bags of miniture daim bars. I hadnt seen this chocolate for years and could hardly contain my excitement.
The price of this 400g of miniture daim bars was a very impressive £2.96.
Which I thought was very reasonable considering the huge size of the bag. The packaging and name has totally changed since I was a child and I was a bit anxious wondering if I would be dissapointed by the taste. I would haven been gutted to think that they had changed the recipe and spoilt this gorgeous chocolate and crunchy caramel delight.
I was not let down at all by the flavours. They were as luxurious and creamy as I remember. The smooth and delicious milk chocolate coating melts slowly within the mouth. Then hidden underneath the chocolate is the most different and fantastic centre. The centre is sweet and buttery crunchy caramel. The crunchy texture is delightful. Creating a buttery crumble in your mouth. There is also a slight almondy taste to the caramel which adds to the delicious and luxurious flavours.
Yes Dime may now have changed its name to Daim and changed its packaging from a brown wrapper to a bright and appealing red package with a simplistic yet bright and attractive blue diam logo. But its flavour has not xhanged one bit. If anything it has improved. Or maybe when I was young I was not mature enough to appreciate the complex flavours and succulent textures of such a rich and good quality chocolate treat.
Whilst I remember the large dime bars with great fondness I found these miniture daim bars to be in a totally different league. The fact that they are small individually wrapped pieces of this treat is just heavenly.
When looking at the reverse side of the red packaging. There is a list of ingredients and also a comprehensive nutritional value chart. It was only when studying this chart did my Daim bar bubble burst in rather a dramatic fashion. The calorific value for 100g of these moreish delights is a staggering 545kcal. I think this is very high, this left me feeling rather guilty about the significant number of daim bars I had chomped through over the course of the afternoon.
I guess as an occasional treat I feel these are perfect. But as for a weekly occurence every time I visit Ikea i think that I will have to display some self control and leave them sitting in all their beautiful glory on the till section. Yes they are delicious and a confectionary delight but I am afraid they are just a bit too lavish for my liking.
I love these and it's probably because I have quite the sweet tooth. The Daim chocolate bar is basically almond and caramel smothered in chocolate. Sort of like a Twix but completely different. That's because the caramel is rock hard and chewy - almost like toffee. I like it because you can either suck on it or chew it - I tend to have the mini chocolate bars as I find the regular is too big.
The mini ones are a nice little snack to keep your mouth occupied and your tongue. I've also found the smaller ones to be better value for money, as you can get a pack with loads of them in for a couple of quid, whereas the bars are 40 - 60p a piece.
To sum up, if like me you have a sweet tooth and need to satisfy it from time to time - Daim might be the solution. In the same vain many will not like it as the caramel is pretty tough to chew through. The tasty almond and creamy chocolate should satisfy most though.