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We Tried 5 Milk Chocolate Bars, and This Is the Best One

This milk chocolate bar will satisfy your chocolate craving once and for all.
We Tried 5 Milk Chocolate Bars, and This Is the Best One
We Tried 5 Milk Chocolate Bars, and This Is the Best One
This milk chocolate bar will satisfy your chocolate craving once and for all.

While some folks may argue that white chocolate isn’t even chocolate and others can’t stomach the tartness of the dark kind, it’s safe to say milk chocolate serves as a happy medium. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t like the stuff? However, many of us are often riddled with confusion when it comes to picking the right bar given there are just so many. To help you sift the yummy from the lackluster, we tried five different milk chocolate bars to find the very best one. You’re welcome.

How We Graded Them

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Here are the three metrics we used to determine each bar’s final grade.

Nutrition

Nutrition wasn’t a serious determining factor because most milk chocolate bars are similar across the board. And who’s eating a milk chocolate bar for nutrition, anyway?

Clean Ingredients

Bars made with unprocessed cocoa usually boast a higher antioxidant content. We favored those as well as bars with the least additives.

Texture & Taste

When you think of milk chocolate, the first two characteristics that come to mind are its creamy texture and indulgent flavor. We docked major points for grittiness and unpalatable sweetness.

From Worst… To Best

5

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

Hershey's milk chocolate bar

Nutrition: Per bar (73 g): 370 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 60 mg sodium, 44 g carbs (2 g fiber, 41 g sugar), 5 g protein

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Cane Sugar, Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavors)

Texture & Taste: The waxy texture and artificial aftertaste didn’t live up to our childhood memories.

Eat This, Not That! Verdict:

This bar tasted just like your silver-wrapped Hershey’s kiss. However, our taste testers described the consistency as chalky and even dry. The too-sweet artificial aftertaste had us wondering what these “natural flavors” really are. The nostalgic favorite surely took a seat in the sidelines after we tasted its competitors.

4

Cadbury Milk Chocolate

Cadbury milk chocolate bar

Nutrition: Per 7 blocks (39 g): 200 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 3 g protein

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, PGPR [emulsifier], Natural and Artificial Flavor)

Texture & Taste: This bar was way too sweet for more than a single bite. The squares were thicker and the chocolate more dense than any other bar we tested.

Eat This, Not That! Verdict:

“While I definitely can’t finish the entire bar, I could totally down a glass of milk after this,” one taste tester exclaimed. This treat was over-indulgent in every sense—from the bar’s thickness to its sweetness.

3

Milka Alpine Milk Chocolate

Milka milk chocolate bar

Nutrition: Per 6 squares (42 g): 230 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 75 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 3 g protein

Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skim Milk, Chocolate, Whey, Milkfat, Hazelnut Paste, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor

Texture & Taste: The texture is smooth and buttery, and it coats the mouth. It’s not too sweet to trigger a headache, yet sweet enough to satisfy any palate.

Eat This, Not That! Verdict:

One taster said, “Once you go Milka, you’ll never have American chocolates again.” We got subtle nutty notes coming from the hazelnut paste and an over-indulgent factor only European chocolatiers could master. Try cutting up this bar and tossing it into a batch of homemade cookie dough for a truly delectable dessert.

2

Lindt Classic Recipe Smooth Milk Chocolate

Lindt classic recipe milk chocolate bar

Nutrition: Per 10 squares (42 g): 230 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 60 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (1 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 4 g protein

Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Soya Lecithin (emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Artificial Flavor

Texture & Taste: The second we broke off a square, the sweet aromas filled our nostrils, foreshadowing an extremely sensory chocolate experience. The flavor didn’t let us down: Lindt is smooth and milky, but not as rich as the other bars.

Eat This, Not That! Verdict:

Lindt is velvety smooth and the flavor was on point; however, the square didn’t coat our mouths like some of the other offerings did, which led to a more two-dimensional experience. The shiny silver wrapper almost echoed the fact that it scored second place.

1

Dove Milk Chocolate

Dove milk chocolate bar

Nutrition: Per 8 squares (42 g): 230 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 30 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 3 g protein

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa, Butter, Skim Milk, Chocolate, Milk Fat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor)

Texture & Taste: We got the satisfying snap when breaking a square off. The silky texture coupled with milky flavor was decadent without overwhelming the palate.

Eat This, Not That! Verdict:

Unlike most milk chocolate bars that are sickly sweet, Dove relies on a rich, buttery flavor and its signature smoothness to woo any chocolate fiend. The melt-in-your-mouth consistency lingered even after the last bite, making for a truly memorable treat. Even the dark chocolate lovers in the office would break off a square of this winner on the daily.

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