The first time I ever tried this chocolate bar was in England in 1987. It was the first time I’d ever gone on a big vacation across the ocean. I was traveling with my family and I was really interested in eating. Not that I am no longer interested in eating, however on that trip I was “growing up” and I could eat at least 5 meals a day. Before that time the Flake bar was not on my radar at all, although back then I wasn’t really keeping track of all the candy I eat like I do now. I remember coming across it at a British soft serve ice cream truck. It’s tradition in the UK to stick a Flake bar into soft serve cones in the UK. At first, I thought this was the only way they came, I soon learned I could get them separately at stores. It was the beginning of a great candy relationship.
It took a little while, but I started seeing Flake bars appear in some specialty shops in North America, and now they’re fairly common in specialty shops all over and I couldn't be happier. The Flake tastes great and it has a unique texture which helps the great flavour. Rather than just a bar or log of chocolate, the Flake is a very thin sheet of chocolate wrapped up on itself numerous times. When you bite into the bar it actually flakes apart. The chocolate however saves itself because it’s a very high quality, and right after it falls apart, the little pieces start to melt in your mouth.
That’s because British bars are a little better than you find in North America, because they use a higher quality of chocolate. Sometimes the little flaky bits can be a bit messy, but the unique texture and awesome chocolate make this a great snack.