Drifter Chocolate Tiffin

Drifter Chocolate Tiffin
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I really miss the Drifter bar. It was some time ago when I suddenly realised I hadn’t eaten – or even seen one – for a while. A quick search revealed that it has been discontinued. This Drifter chocolate tiffin thus aims to recreate the flavour and texture of one of my old favourites.

Why, oh why, Nestlé? I don’t really get why they stopped making it. You could buy a Drifter chocolate bar just about anywhere that sold snacks, and at one point there was even a banana Drifter chocolate bar limited edition version. I cannot begin to account for why it’s been ditched.

So now you can no longer get your Drifter chocolate at Tesco when doing the weekly shop. Neither can you pop into the supermarket near work at lunchtime to grab a Drifter chocolate bar from Asda while buying your sandwich. This is where this no bake tiffin comes in.

I’ve used a combination of milk chocolate, Blue Ribands, Tunnocks Caramel and Curly Wurlys. If you cut a Drifter chocolate bar cross section you’d see chewy toffee wrapped around a wafer filling. The whole bar was then coated in chocolate. The Curly Wurly and Tunnock’s Caramel provide the toffee, while the latter and Blue Riband combined seem to me to taste just like the Drifter’s wafer centre.

Now those who miss the days of the Drifter chocolate bar in the UK can make this. Which doesn’t take long at all, being a no bake fridge cake. Just do some slicing, melting, mixing, sprinkling and chilling. You could give this as a Christmas gift to someone who misses Drifter bars. Home made food presents are personal – and are also cheap and easy to make.

Drifter Chocolate Tiffin ingredients


How to make Drifter chocolate bar tiffin

  • Line the dish with a piece of baking paper to prevent sticking.
  • Prepare all the ingredients. Break the chocolate into squares and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Using a sharp knife, slice the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers and Blue Ribands into thin slices. Chop up the Curly Wurly bars into small pieces. Place the chopped-up chocolate bars into a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt the chocolate. Give it 30 seconds in the microwave and stir well. Try 10 seconds longer if necessary, stirring well afterwards. Once almost all lumps have gone, you can just keep stirring until the remaining heat melts the rest.
  • Scrape the melted chocolate into the large bowl with the chocolate bar pieces and stir really well to combine. Then transfer this to the lined dish and press down. Add some sprinkles – I used gold stars – and place in the fridge to set.
  • Remove from the fridge about 30 minutes to an hour before cutting. To do this, you can use a knife warmed in a jug of hot water. Even, straight pieces can be tricky to achieve – I just dig the knife in and let the slab splinter into smaller pieces, as pictured.

Great as a gift or a sweet treat anytime.

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