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Irish Independent food critic Paolo Tullio tries the new Tayto cheese and onion crisp chocolate bar

Irish Independent food critic Paolo Tullio tries the new Tayto cheese and onion crisp chocolate bar

Irish Independent food critic Paolo Tullio tries the new Tayto cheese and onion crisp chocolate bar

CHEESE and onion crisp-flavoured chocolate – it's kind of insane, but the gastronomic world is full of improbable combinations.

Every now and then someone comes up with a bizarre idea, and sometimes it works.

Before I tasted it I was told it's like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it.

But having tasted a square or two, I think the problem is the onion – it doesn't go well with chocolate.

It it were just crisps with a bit of salt, it might work better as chocolate has salt in it anyway. Also, I don't think it's a particularly great chocolate.

We could be all gastronomic about it – but it's just a bit of fun.

And if you were considering drinking a glass of wine with it, just have one that doesn't cost too much.

They have combined two of Ireland's favourite flavours – chocolate and cheese and onion crisps.

Two others are sirloin steak and ice cream, but I wouldn't recommend putting them together.

Irish Independent