As seen on wikipedia:
“Bounty is a chocolate bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated and sold internationally. It was introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom and Canada, initially only with a milk chocolate coating. Bounty has a coconut filling enrobed with milk chocolate (which is sold in a blue wrapper) or dark chocolate (which is sold in a red wrapper) and is sold as two pieces wrapped in same package. Since 2006, a cherry flavored version has also been available in Australia. This was initially a limited edition flavor, but remains available as of 2013. In Europe, a limited edition mango flavor was available in 2004-05 and in Russia and Ukraine in 2010. Although Bounty is not marketed in the United States (where a similar product, Mounds, is marketed by Hershey’s), it can be found at World Market and in the international sections of many supermarkets there”
So I was very fortunate to have been given a few Bounty bars from Australia. Having tried one of these bars and comparing to the similar chocolate bars we have here with coconut inside (Mounds), I’d have to say they are pretty similar except for one thing. It does seem like Bounty doesn’t have that sweet after taste that our North American Mounds bars do. I am assuming because they use more “natural” ingredients or less of artificial. I didn’t see High Fructose Corn Syrup in the list, but I did see Glucose syrup. I am wondering if they are the same or similar.
Overall I am very pleased with the Bounty Chocolate Bar compared to our Mounds bars. Less sweetener aftertaste and more of a cocoa taste to the chocolate.