What would it look like? What would it TASTE like? What would the slogan be?
Well, the entries came in their droves*, and below are the best**
(*12 **all 12)
BERRY BUNNY by Splashie
SLOGAN: Add a bounce to your day with a bunny shaped chocolate bar
FLAVOUR: Strawberry and white chocolate
Gobble Monkey says: This sounds quite nice but I am unnerved by the green rabbit on the wrapper. 4 out of 7
LIMITED EDITION NUTTY MONKEY'S BANJO by BringBackBanjo
SLOGAN: Go ape for the little bar with the big taste!
FLAVOUR: peanut and banana milk chocolate
Gobble Monkey says: Nuts, monkeys, banjos. What's not to like? Well, nuts for one. I do like banjos though. 4 out of 7
CHOCO-MEH by Jen
SLOGAN: It could be worse!
Gobble Monkey says: I like the fact that the Unique Selling Point of Choco-Meh is that it's of a very very low quality, but not quite the worst chocolate you could buy. There's something comforting about that. 5 out of 7
SLOGAN: Which came first, the monkey or the egg?
FLAVOUR: Banana Whip! Banana Frittata! Banana Scramble!
Gobble Monkey says: Good thinking outside the rectangle here Olu - this would be a perfect Egg Day treat. And as we all know, monkeys did come before eggs. 4 out of 7
TOXIC-TOTS by Tom
SLOGAN: Almost illegal
Gobble Monkey says: I'll eat anything that is almost illegal. Plus I know Austrian's are a load of pansies. However, this is really just very early concept work by Tom, needs a lot of fleshing out before launching onto the crowded fruit singles market. 4 out of 7.
SLOGAN: Find it in EVERYTHING!
Gobble Monkey says: I'm confused. 4 out of 7
SLOGAN: Prepare your inner monkey for a bite of this!
FLAVOUR: Banana and peanut butter
Gobble Monkey says: Banana JELLY? Sounds mental. However, Gobble Monkey is nut intolerant and therefore this can only get 4 out of 7
SLOGAN: It's bananas!
FLAVOUR: Banana and smooth toffee
Gobble Monkey says: Some nice abstract brushwork from Veronique on the wrapper here, reminiscent of an early Van Gogh. I don't think those two mascots would get along though. 5 out of 7
TWIXCEPTION by Jessica
SLOGAN: Twix within a Twix within a Twix... / Because one Twix is never enough...
Gobble Monkey says: This is the sort of chocolate bar I imagine Leonardo Di Caprio eating in a dream and then waking up to find he has eaten his pillow. I'm with him there - this is an incredibly strong concept only let down by 1) being impossible to manufacture and 2) poor draftsmanship.
5 out of 7
HERE'S THE TOP THREE:
TWITKAT by Kirk
SLOGAN: Smooth caramel, shortbread and "wafer" all smothered in varying quality milk chocolate
FLAVOUR: Somewhere between a KitKat and a Twix
Gobble Monkey says: Well this is 50% the best ever chocolate bar and 50% the worst. Therefore it should score 3.5 out of 7, but I like the name and the effort gone into the construction of the actual bar gives it an extra two points: 5.5 out of 7.
SLOGAN: Only for adult monkeys
FLAVOUR: Banana, toffee and amaretto
Gobble Monkey says: Three of my all time favourite flavours combined in a sophisticated bar for mature audiences. What's not to like? Well, my moustache for one. 6 out of 7.
AND THE WINNER OF £5 CYBER-CANDY VOUCHER IS:
SLOGAN: Crunchy coconut chunks with chewy caramel covered nuts in creamy chocolate
Gobble Monkey says: Why do those coconuts have legs but no arms? They're freaking me out. This bar is too nutty for my liking - Coconuts AND chewy caramel covered nuts? You've gone too far. However, strong design work pushes this up to a 6.5 out of 7
Well done Amber. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter x x x
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