JOE's definitive ranking of Ireland's 41 best chocolate bars 10 months ago

JOE's definitive ranking of Ireland's 41 best chocolate bars

This list is definitive, and is the result of extensive research.

We've consulted chocolate experts up and down the office to rank the best bars (and bags) on sale in your Maces, Spars, Centras, Londises, local shops and bars up and down the country.

We have included all proper-sized bars, although we break this rule for a Curly Wurly, because it's the law.

You may disagree with us, and that is your right in a democracy, but rest assured this list is finely honed by the chocolate cognoscenti.

41. Fry's Chocolate Cream

Your granny loves them.

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40. Turkish Delight

Tastes like flowers.

Turkish

39. M&Ms

M&Ms

38. Time Out Wafer

Lovely with a cup of tea.

37. Picnic

Jack of all trades.

Picnic

36. Lion Bar

A poor man's Toffee Crisp.

LionBar

35. Curly Wurly

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34. Whole Nut

Another mammy's favourite.

WholeNut

33. Yellow Snack

Snack

32. Galaxy Caramel

A bit sickly, no?

GalaxyCaramel

31. Peanut M&Ms

A good cinema snack with popcorn. Pointless otherwise.

 

PeanutM&Ms

30. Mint Aero

MintAero

29. Caramello

Smooth.

Caramello

28. Cadbury's Fruit and Nut

FruitAndNut

27. Mint Crisp

Divisive. Mint chocolate is not for everyone, but we'd be a fan.

MintCrisp

26. Yorkie

One for the ladies.

Yorkie

25. Yorkie Raisin & Biscuit

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24. Toffee Crisp

After lunch, with a brew. Get it done.

ToffeeCrisp

23. Bounty

Grand. That's about it.

Bounty

22. Galaxy Smooth Milk

It's no Dairy Milk.

Galaxy

21. Golden Crisp

Quite likely to be your da's favourite bar. Solid.

GoldenCrisp

20. Purple Snack

Small, but versatile.

PurpleSnack

19. Aero

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18. Wispa Gold

One for the non-traditionalists among you.

WispaGold

17. Kit-Kat Chunky

Solid.

KitKatChunky

16. Crunchie

Is it Friday yet?

Crunchie

15. Maltesers

See number 16.

Maltesers

14. Wispa

The campaign to bring them back in 2007 was completely justified. Who doesn't love a Wispa?

13. Rolos 

The only problem is having to share the bastardin' things.

Rolos

12. Star Bar

Narrowly misses out on a top ten spot, but never lets you down.

StarBar

11. Twirl

We strongly urge you to make a cup of tea (or coffee), bite off the ends of a Twirl and use it as a straw. Messy, but worth it.

Twirl

10. Flake

Anyone else fancy a 99?

Flake

9. Double Decker

Vastly underrated, substantial and tasty.

Double-Decker

8. Cadbury's Caramel

Caramel

7. Drifter

Drifter

6. Kit-Kat

So good.

KitKat

5. Snickers

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4. Boost (formerly Moro)

Biscuit, caramel, more biscuit, chocolate... Fully deserving of its place in the top five.

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3. Twix 

You want a Twix right now, don't you?

Twix

2. Mars Bar

It came THIS close to taking the top spot, beaten only by another classic...

MarsBar

1. Dairy Milk - the best bar in Ireland

When you're this good, you don't need frills. The bar against which all other chocolate bars are judged.

Our number one is the Dairy Milk.

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