Product Type: Asda Chocolate
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Asda Milk Chocolate Peanuts
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Asda Milk Chocolate Peanuts
Advantages: Taste great, only need a small amount to feel satisfied
Disadvantages: Not good for you if you eat lots!
Quite often at work I sometimes feel like a little snack, I normally snack on a chocolate bar, how-ever I wanted something not so fattening and something that wasn't so sweet. I recently purchased some milk chocolate covered raisins from my local Asda store and picked these up at the same time. I thought that a small handful of these would help any sweet cravings I was having and I also thought that they would be a really tasty snack at work. I haven't really seen milk chocolate coated peanuts before and have only ever tried the M & M peanut sweets which are delicious. I thought for the price the milk chocolate peanuts were good value so I thought I may as well try them. If I didn't like them I'm sure my boyfriend would eat them anyway!
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
These were purchased from Asda and are Asda's own brand. The bag contains 200g of milk chocolate peanuts and they cost me 86p which I thought was really good value.
~ PACKAGING ~
The chocolate peanuts come in a purple and black theme hanger bag. On the front of the bag are light and dark purple stripes which go down. The top of the bag is black and states that they are from Asda. There is clear panel on the front of the bag and you can see the chocolate peanuts inside. Some of the peanuts look quite large, and they have a slight shine to them. On the front of the bag it also states that they are classic favourites and that the bag contains crunchy peanuts covered in smooth milk chocolate. On the back of the bag it gives you storage information, ingredients and nutritional information.
~ APPEARANCE/SMELL ~
When I opened the bag, there was a very slightly smell of milk chocolate. There was a tiny hint of the smell of peanuts; how-ever this wasn't too obvious as it smelt more of chocolate than anything else. The smell of the milk chocolate wasn't too strong or sweet. The nuts are all of a similar size, how-ever there are a few larger and smaller one's in the bag. The peanuts are totally covered in the milk chocolate and there's no sign of any peanut showing. The milk chocolate coating on the peanut has a slight shine to it, which tells me that the milk chocolate is very smooth. I personally don't think the peanuts don't smell very appetising, as there's very little smell to them even though they are covered in milk chocolate. The chocolate coated peanuts did how-ever look very appetising and I couldn't wait to try them.
~ TASTE TEST ~
As I put one of the peanuts into my mouth my teeth crunched through the peanut and it broke into 2 pieces. The chocolate was melting a little and was really creamy. As I chewed the peanut the taste of the chocolate mixed with the peanut and made it really tasty. Although there was a strong taste from biting the peanut in half there was also the lovely sweet taste of the chocolate which was creamy and smooth. The chocolate coating on the peanut isn't too thick, and it's just right to give the peanut a lovely taste. After eating a few I did stop as I found them quite filling and the chocolate seems sicklier when it's melted slightly. I did find the peanuts a little moreish but did resist eating too many as I didn't want to feel bloated or too sick from the chocolate.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
The chocolate coated peanuts make a really yummy snack, especially when I'm at work and craving something sweet but not too fattening or high in sugar. The peanuts are nice and crunchy and the chocolate coating tastes lovely and sweet. For 86p I think the peanuts are really good value and are cheaper than other brands such as Cadbury peanuts which I have only ever seen in my local shop once. I would definitely buy these again when I finish this packet. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars as they taste great and are really good value.
~ NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ~
As a guide, they recommend 5 servings per bag.
The following nutritional information is per 100g (1/2 a bag)
* Energy - 509kcal
* Protein - 16.4g
* Carbohydrates - 40.1g of which sugars 33.2g
* Fat - 28.9g of which saturates 11.5g
* Fibre - 11.7g
* Sodium - 0.06g equivalent as salt 0.2g
Contains: Milk, Peanuts & Soya.
May contain traces of other nuts.
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Summary: Chocolated covered peanuts.