I Tried Lotto Max’s 4 Millionaire Inspired Dream Bars And I’d Eat A Designer Handbag Again

How about leather, rubber or olive oil ice cream on a hot summer day?

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Lotto Max Dream Bars are popping up all over the GTA and you can get your hands on one (or all) of their four outrageous flavors.

Dreams Bars take inspiration from this millionaire lifestyle with Rare Oil Painting, Grail Sneaker, Private Island and Designer Handbag.

The Curious Flavors were created by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, food scientists from the University of Guelph and Creamery X to define the taste of each “dream item”.

But before your mouth starts salivating at the thought of a sneaker-flavored dessert, you’ll need to be 18 or older to purchase a bar, as each treat comes with a redeemable Lotto Max free play code that you can redeem at any OLG retailer for a chance to win the Lotto Max jackpot.

In addition to possibly winning the lottery and buying your own private island, you’ll be donating to charity with every purchase.

Friends of Ruby, a 2SLGBTQIA+ youth organization in Toronto, will receive all proceeds from the bars, according to a press release.

I tried all four flavors, and here’s how I would rank them from worst to best.

rare oil painting

Rare oil painting dream bar.

Brooke Houghton | Narcity

Price: $5

Taste: Without exaggeration, the oily aftertaste of this dessert made me nauseous. The white chocolate flavored outer layer is delicious, thin and crispy, and even the first bite of the filling tasted like your average vanilla bar. But as soon as I swallowed, I was hit with an aftertaste of olive oil and paint.

Rating: I would give this bar a solid 2.5/5, and I don’t think you could pay me to try it again. But if you like olive oil, you might like it.

Basketball Holy Grail

Grail Sneaker Dream Bar.

Grail Sneaker Dream Bar.

Brooke Houghton | Narcity

Price: $5

Taste: Imagine licking the rubber sole of a sneaker fresh out of the box, and that’s the taste of this bar. The outer layer tasted like white chocolate and tasted great, but as soon as I sank my teeth in, my tongue definitely got hit with a sneaker.

Rating: This flavor tastes as advertised, but I don’t think I’ll ever quite hit it, so I’d give it a 3/5 rating, but major props for anyone who has identified this rubber flavor.

private island

A turquoise dream bar on a private island.

A turquoise dream bar on a private island.

Brooke Houghton | Narcity

Price: $5

Flavor: Private Island was unmistakably, predictably, good. The sea bass had a sprinkle of coconut on its outer shell which gave it a delicious crunch, and the filling was sweet, coconut-like and almost tasted like a Prime bar. I didn’t overdo the seawater, lychee, or orange blossom notes, but it tasted tropical.

Taste: I would give this bar a solid 4/5. I was able to finish it, and if someone gave it to me while I was by the sea in a cabin or on vacation, I wouldn’t say no!

designer handbag

A black and yellow Dream Bar designer handbag.

A black and yellow Dream Bar designer handbag.

Brooke Houghton | Narcity

Price: $5

Taste: I expected to hate this flavor, but I really liked it! The outer shell tasted like creamy white chocolate and leather, and the smoky filling was incredibly rich and interesting. The nuggets on top also gave it a fun texture, and I pretty much knew at first bite that this was my winner.

Rating: Designer Handbag gets a 4.5/5 from me for a flavor that tastes weirdly like a handbag but is weirdly delicious at the same time.

If you want to try these flavors yourself, you can check out these LOTTO MAX Dreamery popups, although more are in the works!

  • August 20, Port Carling, Muskoka.
  • August 27, Trinity Bellwoods neighborhood.
  • From September 9 to 11, Rolling Loud Music Festival at Echo Beach.
  • September 15 to 16, King West district.
  • September 21, Post Malone concert in front of the main entrance to the Scotiabank Arena.