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      01.12.2011 12:33
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      I'd definitely buy these again

      We usually do our weekly shop in Tesco, but this week we fancied a change so headed off to Asda instead. Generally speaking, we try not to have too many 'treats' in the cupboard, but we always get something to liven up our lunchboxes and give us the will to live back on those long dark days in work. These bars appealed mainly because of the price at first, and I quite like Milky Way bars which sounded similar to the product description. The bars come in packs of 10 and cost £1.15. They are only snack sized but I find them quite sweet so the size isn't an issue, they just give a good sugar rush in the afternoon. The bars come individually wrapped so they're ideal for taking to work. The packaging is blue and if you feel self-conscious about this type of thing then they're not embarrassing to take to work as it's not overly obvious they're Asda's own label unless you look closely. Personally I don't worry about this sort of stuff because most people are switching to own-label these days so there's less of a stigma attached to it. The packaging has changed slightly from the picture shown on here, but it's still similar in style. I think they've also rebranded because the ones I have are called "Whirly Bars" not "Whirly Bites" although they appear to be exactly the same thing. The bars are basically lightly whipped nougat covered in milk chocolate. The milk chocolate covering is quite thick, and you can see it is rippled on the top which makes it seem thicker as you get big lumps of chocolate. The nougat inside looks and feels light, but don't be fooled it's actually very sweet! The nougat almost melts in the mouth and is lovely and smooth. It's so sweet though, that a small bar of this is more than enough for me. The texture of this bar is nice, as it's not really crunchy or chewy but just melts in the mouth. The contrast between the light nougat and the bite of the chocolate covering is also very pleasant, and the two flavours complement each other. The bars contain no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. They are suitable for vegetarians but contain barley, gluten, eggs and milk for anyone who has allergies. The packaging also states they may contain nuts, seasame seeds, and soya/soyabeans. Nutritional information per bar is as follows: Calories - 120 Sugar - 16.3g Fat - 4.7g Saturates - 3.5g Salt - 0.1g They're not the best for you but if you're craving a chocolate hit then they're much better than having a full bar of chocolate, and also you feel full and satisfied after eating one of these as they are so sweet. Sometimes I find snack sized things don't always work because I just end up having two, but with these they fill a gap and are better nutritionally than a full chocolate bar. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative for your lunchbox, these are worth a try and if you like Milky Ways you'll probably like these.

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        11.11.2010 18:43
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        A brilliant replication of the milky way at a much cheaper price.

        I like to give my 2 year old variety and always have a selection of snack size sweets in the drawer. They are basically a cheaper version of a milky way. I decided that at £1 a bag it would be much cheaper than spending over £2 on the leading brand. The come individually wrapped in a larger blue bag that has a cartoon figure with little saying around it as well as 'Hands off my whirly bite.' In general I find milky ways too sickly so don't tend to eat much of them. This brand is the same I still find them too sweet for my taste but you can't really tell the difference apart from the wrapper that they are made by different companies. They are snack sized and have around 20 in the bag so enough to last a good while. I often tend to stock up when these are on offer and therefore never have to pay full price. The nutritional information is as follows: Nutritional Information per bar: Calories - 79kcal Protein - 0.7g Carbohydrate - 12.7g of which Sugars - 11.8g Fat - 2.8g of which Saturates - 1.6g Fibre - 0.1g Sodium - 0.07g Equivalent as Salt - 0.2g A nice treat for kids or adults alike and a bargain at less than half the price of any other milky way out there.

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        04.10.2010 18:56
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        Good, but not the best.

        The other day in Asda I was buying stuff for lunch boxes, when I came across these 'Whirly Bites', which is basically Asdas own version of a Milkyway. It cost me £1 for a pack of 10, they also do ones in the style of Snickers and Mars Bars, all at the same price. The chocolate bars themselves are very small, much similar to the 'snak size' bars, being around 2-3 inches each. They are about 1 inch in thickness, so although they seem very small, they are nice just for something sweeter in the lunch box. The chocolate on the bar itself, tastes very cheap, which is almost what I was expecting. It has an ever so slight synthetic 'chocolate' taste, which lacks creaminess and richness. This is quite nice, however, as it means that it isn't too sweet, meaning that it is pleasant and satisfying to eat. The middle bit, is a light whipped nougat, which is light, but at the same time does have depth and has a slight chewiness to it. It has quite creamy taste to it, which sort of 'makes up' for the lack of creaminess in the chocolate. Overall the taste it nice when the two are combined, though is nothing more than what I was expecting and is definitley not the best imitation of a milkyway I have had, but saying that, it is edible and enjoyable.

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        08.06.2010 20:59
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        Over a good competitor to the leading brand.

        I love finding cheaper version of the leading branded products which are only a fraction of the price but still taste good. I was walking around my local Asda store and walking down the chocolate and biscuit aisle went trying to lose weight is very dangerous. I came across this 10 pack of Asda's own whirly bites. They are basically the same as a milky way. So you say nothing can beat the original Milky Way? Well you're defiantly right there but this is a very close contender. Priced at only £1 for this pack of 10 bars each around half an inch thick, and inch wide and 2 and a half inches in length. This is excellent value for money as they are great for having as a dessert, a quick snack or to pop into your child's lunch box. They are also great value for money and aren't too expensive to use at child's parties, plus if you unwrap them no one would know the difference between these and the branded Milky Way. They are each individually wrapped in their own thin plastic wrapper. They are easy to open but my two year old still slightly struggles when trying to open it. This is a good thing though as it tends to last her slightly longer. Upon looking at the bar it is a lovely chocolate brown which looks just delicious. There is no way you could leave this out in front of anyone without them either having a little nibble or gobbling the whole bar down. When taking a bite out of the bar I found the chocolate to have a slightly harder texture to it than the original Milky Way's. Once you have bite though the chocolate you are met with a lovely very pale colour light and fluffy fondant which is lovely and sweet and tastes just delicious. The combination of the smooth rich milk chocolate and fondant tastes so fantastic. Your mouth explodes with delicious creamy filling. I found it to be quite sweet so half of one of these is more than enough for me. My daughter loves these bars and working out at only 10p each it makes them excellent value for money. Each bar contains 117 calories which is extremely high for the size of the bar. But as a sweet treat now and then there not too bad. Overall I really like these bars and really think they are a good alternative to the original Milky Way.

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          24.02.2010 18:41
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          5* for a yummy treat!

          RRP £1 from Asda. These are Asda's own branded Milky Way's. The bag of 20 fun sized treats is only £1 which is incredibly cheap for the quantity you're receiving. The taste of these are amazing! They taste exactly the same as a Milky Way bar for half the price! They're very sweet and have a soft centre. The milk chocolate coating tastes just as lovely. Each bar comes in a blue wrapper which says "hands off my whirly bites" along with a little cartoon image on the front. These are great for kids! The bars are very small, which often means you end up eating more and more of them. Nutritional information *per bar*: Typical values Per 100g Energy - 331kJ Calories - 79kcal Protein - 0.7g Carbohydrate - 12.7g of which Sugars - 11.8g Fat - 2.8g of which Saturates - 1.6g Fibre - 0.1g Sodium - 0.07g Equivalent as Salt - 0.2g I strongly recommend you go and try these out because they are such a bargain for a lovely treat, and even if you don't like them they only cost £1 therefore it's not a huge loss. I should also point out that these are suitable for suitable for vegetarians...which is also a plus! 5 Stars!!

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            07.10.2009 12:48
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            Great little bars I can get 40 bars for the price of 20 milky ways Bargain :)

            My mum picked a packet of these up the other day in Asda because my youngest brother asked if he could have a milky way in school lunchbox. When she returned she pulled out Asda Wirly Bites after my brother asked her why she had returned with as he put it "a cheap brand" she replied because she couldn't find the milky ways and that the "cheap brand" is exactly that cheaper at £1 for 20 fun size bars compared to £2.25 for 20 milky way fun size bars. When it comes to the taste of these little bars there is not much difference if any from a milky way the bars even look the same. Yes Asda may have used slighlty cheaper ingredients but this does not reflect in the taste. I'm not going to bore anyone with the whole list of ingredients but for those with allergies it does contain gluten, milk, barley, egg and soya. It may also contain traces of nuts and/or seeds. Apart from the price and taste I also love the packaging each bar comes individually wrapped in a bright blue wrapper with Hands of my whirly bite! written in a kind of scribbled writing with a hand reaching up to grab it. The design does seem to be aimed at children and looks as if it belongs on a chocolate from Marks and Spencers. Another good thing about the packaging on the fun size individual bars it tells you all the vital information such as the nutrition, allergy advice and the ingredients. The other packaging is exactly the same as the indivdual packaging but more blown up and contains the best before date and other snippets of information such as the Asda try me love me slogan. For anyone who is worried aboout the nutritional value/ Per bar there is 79 - Calories 0.7g - Protein 12.7g - Carbohydrate 11.8g - of which Sugars 2.8g - Fat 1.6g of which Saturates 0.1g - Fibre 0.07g - Sodium 0.2g - equivalent as Salt On the whole I think these are great little bars which I'll be buying more often as everyone in my house seems to love them.

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              19.09.2009 20:14
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              They taste like a Milky Way but cost half as much

              Whilst in Asda the other night with my parents we wandered down the sweet aisle to pick out something to munch that night. That was when I spotted these Asda Whirly Bites. I'd seen them before whilst shopping and kept meaning to pop a packet in my basket but never quite got round to it for some reason. It was therefore high time I tried them and at a cost of £1 for 10 I thought it was a pretty good deal. Asda Whirly Bites are basically Milky Way's but of course Asda's variety and much cheaper. They come individually wrapped in a bright blue wrapper and then the ten are wrapped together in a packet of the same colour. The main packet then has a picture of the product itself in the middle and then 'Hands Off My Whirly Bite' is written or more scrawled if I'm honest in black. The colour of the packet makes the product really eye catching but it does have a slightly tacky feel and is definitely aimed towards children. All in all though the packaging doesn't really matter because it does it's purpose. The chocolate 'Whirly Bite' like I have said is roughly like a Milky Way and in many respects looks like one. It is rectangular in shape, about 8cm x 3cm x 2cm. It's just the right size therefore for a quick snack and perfectly suitable for the small hands of children. On first glance all you can see is a milk chocolate rectangle with a ripple on top but when you bite into it and look at it end on iit is possible to see the thick white whipped nougat in the middle. It is also at this point that you realise that the milk chocolate covering is actually of a decent thickness. Furthermore it is at this point that you realise that the Whirly Bite you are peering at also tastes rather good too. The whipped nougat is thick, sticky and sweet, exactly how it should be and tastes really creamy and delicious. The chocolate also has a very creamy taste but isn't as sweet as the nougat, which gives you quite a contrast. On top of this the chocolate is quite solid whereas the nougat is relatively soft. This again gives you a good texture contrast. For all you that like to know the calorie values of food products I have reproduced the values per bar below: Calories - 117 Protein - 1.0g Carbohydrate - 18.8g Of which sugars - 17.6g Fat - 4.2g Of which saturates - 2.4g Fibre - 0.2g Sodium - 0.10g It is also worth noting here that 'Whirly Bites' are suitable for Vegetarians and are free from artificial colours and flavours. They do however contain soya, eggs and milk and may contain nuts. All in all I can't really fault these lovely bite sized sweets. They're perfect for small hands and small mouths as well as large hands and large mouths and provide a very tasty treat. I will admit that the packaging can look a little tacky but to be honest I don't really care because the product itself tastes great and that's all that really matters for me. I personally could easily eat a few of these in one go and have to resist the urge to open another the second I've swallowed the last.

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                31.07.2009 07:59
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                I picked up a bag of these about a month ago in Asda when they were rolled back to £1. I think they normally cost £1.30, so a little saving. I would probably try anything if it is priced at £1, as I am a sucker for a bargain! These were on the bottom shelf of the Chocolate aisle in my local Asda, tucked in the corner so not exactly that easy to spot. So what are these? They are pretty much like Bitesized pieces of Milky Way, but the Asda version. You get 14 in the pack and they are individually wrapped. They are more of a square shape, than rectangular. The white whipped nougat in these is quite thick, medium soft and pretty sweet and the lump is covered in thick enough Milk Chocolate. There is even that ripple-like bit on the top that Milky Way's have as well. The packaging isn't that eye catching in my view. It is a plastic feeling bag, kind of like the bags you get in the Multipacks of Cadbury's. It is a medium blue colour and it has a picture of the Chocolate Bar in the middle and some annoying black squiggly writing all around it. There is a picture of someone trying to take the Whirly Bite, but this is srawn in black and white, and it states on the pack Hands Off My Whirly Bite. All just looks a bit tacky and kid like. The price is good, and the taste nice as well. I could eat the whole pack over a few days and not get bored of them.

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