I don't shop at Asda very often but as there is a new store which has opened up by us, I have been popping in and out recently and sampling some of their own brand food products. The other evening, after work, I desperately 'needed' chocolate and I bought three seventy gram packets for only one pound. The packaging of these chocolate buttons do not look like the packaging which is on this site. The packs are now basically purple trimmed and have a see through section at the front so that you can actually see the buttons inside the packet. There is also a rather cute illustration of some 'angry' looking little chocolate buttons, complete with short arms and legs. Weird, but slightly appealing. The buttons themselves are a standard size for a chocolate button and look not dissimilar to Cadburys in terms of colour and shape. They are slightly scored on the underside and smoother on the top most side. Taste wise, they are smooth and creamy and they do melt in the mouth. They are possibly even sweeter, however, than the Tesco ones I usually buy, and for that reason I think I actually prefer the Tesco buttons as these ones from Asda make me quite thirsty, after a few. You can also buy these buttons individually for forty pence per pack though obviously it's slightly cheaper to get three packs as it's only one pound. I do like them but they are a little bit too sweet for me so I only give them three stars.
First off I feel that I must explain that although I am writing about Asda Milk Chocolate Buttons I am writing about the 'giant' ones, its just that Dooyoo have asked me to write that review here instead of giving me a separate link!
The other night me and my boyfriend decided to have a movie night. He is a major chocoholic and this was one of the choccy choices he got us to share curled up on the sofa! I love Cadbury's chocolate buttons and so was pleased to see these however I did wonder of course would they be as nice?!
Plastic purple bag of which you cut the top off and they reseal with a plastic zip style idea. On the front of the bag there is a picture of a big brown button and on that I am told in white writing that they are Asda Giant Chocolate Buttons and that they contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat and the bag weighs 175g. On the back of the bag other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, a full nutritional rundown chart is shown, the best before date is clearly stated and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough packet this is and of course it is informative as it needs to be.
The Chocolate Buttons:
Large and round and not too thick they look like milk chocolate should do in their appearance. They have a nice colour to them, a nice sweet chocolate smell and appear smooth and feel it to the touch apart from the rough underside of them which appear slightly scored. These melt in the mouth over time and really do taste sweet and creamy and both me and my boyfriend loved them. They do melt fast however so you do need to not mess about with them too much in your hands because they melt just as quick there as they do in the mouth. We loved the big size of these, appreciate the amount you get in a bag and liked the quality. I think they miss the overall creaminess of Cadburys Milk Chocolate Buttons slightly but appreciated them not being overpoweringly sweet or artificially sweetened. These are good quality chocolate buttons and we'll definitely purchase these time and time in the future.....I'm sure!
Nutritional Information Per 1/7 Packet:
Of which sugars: 14.1g
Of which saturates: 5.1g
equivalent as salt: Trace
Only available in Asda stores priced at a pound a bag.
I often pick up a few little bags of sweets from Asda to nibble at when watching a movie or just for a bit of sugar, and these seem to be one of my husband's favourite. I love Cadbury's milk buttons myself so, even though these are only a cheaper supermarket version, I still thought that they would be fairly good.
I was very wrong though and I was really disappointed with these.
The size and shape are exactly the same as Cadbury Buttons - small thin circular button shapes made from milk chocolate. However, it is the taste that lets them down which is nothing like a good quality milk chocolate taste. It tastes pretty strong but like a manufactured chocolate rather than one that has actually been made from milk. It's not at all creamy or milky and doesn't have that smooth melt-in-your-mouth texture and flavour that Cadbury's milk chocolate has.
For those people who just gobble sweets down without really fully appreciating the flavour and taste of them, these may be OK, as they're still a chocolate product so do give you the satisfaction of eating some chocolate. However, for those people, like me, who like to enjoy their chocolate, I really wouldn't recommend these as they aren't good in quality or taste at all.
These are only 38p for an individual pack, or these, plus lots of other Asda bags of sweets, are always in a 3 for £1 offer. Even though they are quite a bit cheaper than Cadbury Buttons, the quality and taste of them is nowhere near as nice, and these definitely aren't something that I like.
Yummy, yummy in my tummy! I have always been a fan of another famous brand of chocolate buttons, they are just so versatile- on their own, on top of homemade buns and cakes, on top of angel delight or in the bedroom! Recently when shopping in Asda I saw these tasty treats and thought I'd give them a whirl. They are made of milk chocolate, sweet and tasty-they melt in your mouth!
Great value for money and currently available on a mix and match offer. They can be sourced in most Asda stores in the confectionary aisle alongside a range of other old favourites for example jelly beans, white chocolate mice and flying saucers. The packets are easy to open and the contents plentiful. A great pocket money treat too!
I feel sure that in a taste test it would be difficult to identify one chocolate button brand from the other!
I have been buying these chocolate buttons for a long time after being recommended them by a friend.
*Where From and How Much?*
A 70g is priced at 38p. Asda currently have them on a multibuy offer at 3 for £1 (the 3 can come from a variety of sweets and do not have to all be the same). They are available to purchase from Asda stores, fuel filling stations and online at www.asda.co.uk.
Per 1/4 pack the nutritional values are as follows
Calories - 93
Protein - 1.1g
Carbs - 9.7g
Fat - 5.5g
Fibre - 0.5g
*Appearance and Taste*
These milk chocolate buttons are round discs, flat on one side, slightly domed on the other and are about the same size as a penny piece. They look like they have been piped from a machine rather then thrown in to a mould to make the shape as they are slightly irregular in size.
They are of a brown - milk chocolate - colour.
These taste really good - Obviously only if you like chocolate. They have a great 'snap' to them when you bite into them and even more so when they have been stored in the fridge. I find the flavour very similar to that of Cadbury chocolate, just slightly less creamy.
These are a fabulous price for such a large bag. This is dangerous for me and I have just proven it by eating about two thirds of the packet! However, if you have self control these are great value.
I enjoy the taste of this chocolate and think it is of a decent quality.
My son enjoys three or four of these as a treat, although I am sure he would eat the whole packet if I let him. I would not let him have many more that that as he is still so young and a very active child anyway - I really don't need the added energy fuelling him!
Overall, these are a great product from Asda, at a great value price.... You just have to be strict with yourself else the entire pack would be gone!
The ASDA Chocolate buttons come in a 70g bright blue bag, has a red trim and as you can see the bright colours stand out which make it easier to find them of the shelf. The ASDA brand is visible on the front of the packaging as is a clear plastic window, which allows you to see the buttons through the packet.
The chocolate buttons have a nice chocolaty taste, which tastes kind of sweet and creamy and melts nicely in your mouth. To be honest they are so nice and the milk chocolate buttons just leave you wanting more.
The 70g bag of ASDA Chocolate Buttons costs 39p for a individual bag but are available to buy from ASDA for 3 bags for £1 which makes these even better value.
By just looking at the buttons they look exactly the same as other brands of milk chocolate buttons, taste just as good but cheaper. I think it's a winner.
Per 70g Pack:
Just so you are aware each bag of the chocolate buttons contain 70 grams so that is a whopping 420 calories:o( Not at all good to be honest but I suppose if you have self control( which I don't) and only eat a few every now and then as a treat then I suppose it is ok,
****My Overall Opinion****
Ok so they are not as good as Cadbury's Milk Chocolate Buttons but for 39 pence or 3 for £1 lets face it you cant go wrong, The price, the taste, is the packaging, considering it all I would rate them a 8 out of 10 and would recommend them for people to try.
When the children come home from school In the afternoon, I allow them to have a little treat. I dont allow them to eat lots of sweets and chocolate, but I do allow them to have a few pieces, in order to satisfy their sweet craving. and also boost their energy after a long day at school. Both My children love chocolate buttons. So when I was shopping in Asdas recently, I noticed Asda milk chocolate buttons and with the extremely cheap x bag for a £1 price tag I thought I would give them a try.
The buttons are packaged in a dark blue bag., with a brown circle representing a chocolate button on the front. The ASDA logo is displayed on the product and so is the logo milk chocolate buttons. I wouldn't say that the packaging is going to blow you away. It is not very eye catching and the dark blue bag is quite boring. However on reflection I think by using the dark blue bag they have been very clever because Cadbury buttons are also in a dark blue bag. so perhaps they are using this colour in order for the product to be recognised easily on the shelf as buttons.
The packaging displays all the valuable information you need. On the very front of the pack is a easily recognisable green v symbol. which signifies that this product can be consumed by vegetarians. On the back of the package, all ingredients and nutritional values are clearly displayed. Also allergy and storage advice is clearly given.
One thing that I was disappointed about though, is that the empty bag is not able to be recycled.
Each 70g bag is said to give 4 servings. I would say that if you are strict with your childs chocolate intake then this is achievable.
Once open the chocolate buttons inside can be seen. They are not overly big buttons. I would say they are approx the size of a 1p piece. They are milk chocolate in colour and look almost identical to Cadbury buttons.
When eating the first one you have a rush of flavour of chocolate. Although I think that the chocolate tastes quite bitter, and more like dark chocolate. After a couple of buttons I found the bitterness of the chocolate quite overpowering. I thought that the chocolate wasnt pleasant at all. My children didn't seem to mind it though and certainly eat them without any complaints. Infact when I asked my five year old son to describe the buttons for me yesterday, his Michelin star review was Yummy Yummy. I on the other hand felt that the chocolate was quite cheap and certainly not for my palate. I found that it also left a very bitter aftertaste in my mouth.
I suppose in conclusion I would say that these buttons are maybe ok for a children's party, They are also fine as a stand buy treat for the kids when they come home from school. I think this product definitely caters for the less mature taste buds. However as I said, my children thought they were good. I however thought they were awful and This for me is not a negative but a positive. As it will keep me away from the sweetie tray in the fridge. Also I suppose you have also got take into account that these buttons are only £1 for x bags so your not exactly going to get thorntons!! so I suppose they are worth the money for the children. But I wont be eating them again.
I usually steer away from the more "traditional" confectionary when I'm stocking up on my grocery shop on the Adsa own brands versions of certain sweets. My reasoning is that often these types of products are not quite as tasty as those from the leading brands so I am left very disappointed. However I decided to give Asda Chocolate Buttons a go just to be slightly adventurous and of course if they were hideous I could still write about it on Dooyoo.
The Asda Chocolate buttons come in a 70g bright blue bag. This has a red trim so the bright colours stand out of the shelf. The Asda brand is visible on the front of the packaging as is a clear plastic window, so you can see the milk chocolate buttons inside of the bag.
A 70g bag of Asda Chocolate Buttons costs 39p for a single bag but are part of the Asda 3 bags for £1 which makes these even better value. Compared with Cadbury's milk chocolate buttons these are very good value are considerably cheaper as a 40g bag of Cadbury's buttons cost 40p per bag, therefore you get more for your money with the Adsa products.
Asda Chocolate Buttons are simply milk chocolate discs the size and shape of medium sized buttons hence the name. By just looking at the buttons they look exactly the same as other brands of milk chocolate buttons.
When you open the Asda bag of sweets they have a very light chocolate scent. This is less sweet, chocolately and strong than when you open a bag of chocolate buttons from Cadbury's.
The chocolate buttons have a very nice chocolate taste, this is a light sweet and creamy taste which melts in your mouth and as the chocolate melts is intensified. Unlike some cheaper brands of chocolate the buttons from Asda do not have that cheap chocolate aftertaste which I would categorise as being like plastic and leaving a slightly greasy taste in your mouth. The Asda milk chocolate buttons just leave you wanting more.
Although these are sweet and creamy chocolate buttons the product from Asda is not quite as tasty as Cadbury's chocolate buttons which are particularly creamy. I find that I need to put more than one Asda chocolate button in my mouth the achieve this really creamy chocolate taste whereas with Cadbury's Buttons only one sweet has this same effect.
Per 70g Pack:
Those with a larger appetite will probably be able to eat the full 70g bag in one go however I shared a bag of these with Mr Lools which made this a less guilty sweet treat.
As you would expect as these are chocolate these are not the best food for you nutritionally but eaten as a treat every now and then are fine, providing you have self control..........
These chocolate buttons from Asda are free from artificial colours and flavourings and are also suitable for vegetarians.
My initial view on these sweets has not changed, they are not quite as tasty as Cadbury's Milk Chocolate Buttons but taste wise do come close taste wise and are still a nice tasty chocolate treat. I was not disappointed and left satisfied after sharing a bag of these with Mr Lools. For those on a budget and trying to cut costs it is worth giving these a try as they do not have that "cheap plasticy chocolate taste" that some of the lower cost milk chocolate buttons do. Creamy, sweet chocolate discs that melt in your mouth, need I say more but YUM YUM!!
I like Cadbury's Buttons myself and I am always dubious about imitation buttons. You often find them at the cinema in those pick n mix trays, though the taste always makes my tongue perk up and raise questions!
The Asda version of the chocolate button comes in a bright blue pack, you get 70g of buttons in them, so it is on a par with the Cadbury's one in terms of quantity. Bag is easy enough to open provided you don't have wet fingers.
Here is the dubious bit! The taste is of chocolate, so that's a good start! But the chocolate lacks the luxurious rounded flavour that you get with Cadbury. I get the impression that these buttons are taken from the Asda bars of chocolate leftovers and pressed into little button shapes. Admittedly, when they are in smaller pieces, the taste is a little more delicate as you are not swamped with one monstrous onslaught of cheap chocolate all at once. I use the word cheap because it lacks the depth and sophisticated warmth that I get with the Cadbury alternative.
In fairness, the sweets are more than sufficient to snack on and I have no quibbles eating an entire pack in one sitting, but I am not sure I would go out of my way to make them a regular purchase. They are useful for kids' parties and also for decorating cakes though.
You will be looking at about a pound for three bags of these, so you get pretty good value for money. But if you're not on a budget, then I would plump for the Cadbury's buttons. If you fancy some cheap chocolate to have for emergencies then these could come in handy though.
I have a Cineworld Unlimited Card so go to the cinema a lot and there is no way I am going to be paying the extravagant cinema prices for a bag of Skittles or Maltesers and the dry popcorn that they serve up. So I had a look in my local Asda and came across their own brand of milk chocolate buttons which are free from artificial flavourings and suitable for vegetarians.
They come in a bright blue packaging with a massive chocolate button picture on the front of the pack which makes them pretty unmissable on the supermarket shelf. What makes these chocolate buttons even more appealing is that you can get 3 bags for £1, each bag consisting of 70g so you are getting a fair few and good value for money.
The taste is a light tasting chocolate with quite a strong aftertaste. I find to get the full flavour of chocolate I have to put a few in my mouth to get the taste buds flowing! Reflecting on this to me it shows that the buttons themselves are exactly what you are paying for them - average buttons which to get the full chocolate flavour of you have to have more than one. I do find that I end up eating the whole packet and I could probably carry on from there with more packets but I have to resist! These are not the greatest tasting buttons when you have a single one but eating a few at a time hits the spot. I would recommend giving these a go to anyone who is a chocoholic who in these hard times is looking for something a little cheaper. They are great and easy to sneak into the cinema! Good times!