Wispa Versus Aero
Welcome to the chocolate wars. My prompter wanted to know “Wispa or Aero?”.
It’s not as simple as that. You’re asking a historically big Wispa fan. So it’s hardly a level playing field for the Aero.
In the early 1980s I ate a record amount of Wispas. I collected oodles of wrappers the summer of 1984 – that summer one of my teeth split and fell out…
I sent off for various pieces of Wispa merchandise: a Wispa beach towel, a Wispa pen and a Wispa mug … for starters. I am not sure if that is where it ended…
A velvety texture, light and tiny air bubbles in delicious milk chocolate. Chunky chocolate, but with a slight hint of aeration. And that George “careless wispa” Michael joke…
I don’t remember Aeros having such successful marketing ploys to rival those of the Wispa. Bigger bubbles, chocolate that was more bitter. And they are a bit crumbly. Messy. The one plus of Aero is the mint flavoured bar – as it is Daughter#2’s favourite, and can be used as leverage in any dispute.
So saying… I wouldn’t eat either. 1984 was a long time ago, and mint Aeros… no.
I had an unhealthy relationship with chocolate during my pregnancy with Daughter#2. If there wasn’t a four-pack of double deckers in the house at all times, I would get twitchy and have to send out a volunteer to get some more in.
I guess that’s why she was 10lb 11…
But I wouldn’t eat those now. Or only in emergencies.
And that is because of that show “Willy’s Wonky Chocolate Factory” – that I watched, before the self-imposed TV ban. He recommended giving up the fat and sugar of dairy milk chocolate for the snap and flavour of real chocolate.
And so began the regular purchasing of fair trade 80% chocolate. Not an air bubble in sight. Highly recommended. And it makes milk chocolate taste like fatty stink in comparison. Melty yuk.
So, Aero versus Wispa?
Wispa, in 1984.
But it’s not 1984.