Product Type: Asda Chocolate
Newest Review: ... milk and soya. May contain traces of nuts & peanuts ~ OVERALL OPINION ~ I think the Milk Chocolate Raisins are really good val... more
A yummy, tasty snack.
Asda Chocolate Raisins
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Asda Chocolate Raisins
Advantages: Tastes delicious, Not too sweet/sickly.
Disadvantages: Very more-ish
I have been craving chocolate raisins for a few days and haven't been able to find any in my local shop so when me and my boyfriend popped to Asda to do our monthly shopping I thought it would be a great idea to get some chocolate raisins from there. The Milk Chocolate Raisins cost me just 86p, and I thought this was very good value and I didn't mind paying this as I couldn't seem to find chocolate raisins anywhere else.
~ PACKAGING ~
The chocolate raisins come in a very simple and rather plain looking bag. The bag is made from strong plastic and is blue and black in colour. On the front of the pack is a large clear section and you can see the chocolate raisins inside the packet. In large letters on the front it states that the product is Classic Favourites Milk Chocolate Raisins. On the front it also states that the bag contains 200g and that the product is suitable for vegetarians. On the back of the packaging it gives you storage information, a list of ingredients and nutritional information.
~ APPEARANCE/SMELL ~
When I first opened the bag of raisins I could smell the slight smell of milk chocolate but it didn't smell too sweet or strong. I could also smell something else which must have been the raisins. The overall smell of the product was fairly pleasant and certainly didn't put me off eating them. The raisins are all different shapes and sizes. Most of the raisins are the same size and the same shape, how-ever I did notice a few that were slightly larger than others and more rounded. When looking at the raisins, I couldn't actually see the raisin itself as the milk chocolate totally covered the raisin. Some of the chocolate which covered the raisin had some slight cracks in them. The raisins looked very appetising with their shiny coat of milk chocolate on them.
~ TASTE TEST ~
The packet is easy to open, and it's just like opening a bag of crisps. I took a few of the raisins and popped them into my mouth. My teeth sank into them through the chocolate layer and then into the juicy raisin which felt soft as I bit into it. The chocolate crumbles off slightly and as I chewed the raisin the chocolate started to melt and mix in with the raisin which tasted delicious. The raisins didn't taste too chocolately which was nice as this didn't make them too sweet or sickly. I loved the overall taste of the raisins and they left a slight sweet after-taste in my mouth.
~ NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ~
As a guide the product contains approximately 5 servings.
Nutritional information per 100g:
* Energy - 430kcal
* Protein - 5.1g
* Carbohydrates - 66.4g of which sugars 63.8g
* Fat - 15.1g of which saturates 9.2g
* Fibre - 4.2g
* Sodium - 0.07g
The product contains milk and soya.
May contain traces of nuts & peanuts
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
I think the Milk Chocolate Raisins are really good value and they taste great. Although there is a nice layer of milk chocolate on the raisins this didn't make them too sickly or sweet and I really enjoyed eating a small handful of these as a snack at work. I do find the raisins very more-ish but I always manage to stop myself from scoffing too many, before I feel too bloated. These raisins are just as good as other brands and as these are such good value these would be my preferred brand of chocolate raisins. I highly recommend these to others as they make a great snack so long as you don't eat too many. I give them 5 out of 5 stars.
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Summary: Asda Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins.