“ Brand: Asda / Type: White „
The buttons came in a 70g packet and cost just £0.38 which I thought was excellent value for chocolate buttons as the Cadburys branded buttons cost more than this for a smaller packet.
The packet is made from quite a thick plastic, it has the 'Asda chosen by you' logo on the top of the packet in black. The bottom of the packet is red with a clear oval window allowing you to see the white chocolate buttons inside. There are also really cute pictures of little chocolate button characters on the front of the packet with very cheeky faces. On the back of the packet you can find the full ingredients listings, allergy advice, and full nutritional information.
It does state on the back of the packet that it contains four servings, maybe I should have looked at this before I ate the whole packet oopps! But if you can be good and just eat a quarter of the packet then the nutritional content of this is:
- Calories 96
- Protein 0.9g
- Carbohydrate, 10.7g
- Fat 5.5g
- Sodium trace
These chocolate buttons were about the size of a one pence piece and were a creamy colour. I was very impressed with the taste and quality of the buttons they were rich and creamy without being too sweet. By the end of the packet they were starting to get a little sickly but this is obviously because I actually ate 4 servings in one sitting! I can certainly recommend these white chocolate buttons if you like white chocolate and want a cheaper alternative to the Cadbury ones, they are in my opinion just as good.
Asda White Chocolate Buttons
Asda offer a range of sweets for children at excellent prices. The pack I will reviewing is their White Chocolate Buttons which I recently bought for my son.
The buttons are packed in a red plastic bag (unfortuantely this cannot be recycled at the moment). On the front of the bag there is the Asda brand name and the name of the sweets. There is also a huge chocolate button and some smaller ones dotted around the bag and the offer price. The back of the bag has clear information on ingredients, nutrition, allergy advice, storage and contact details for Asda. The best before date and barcode are also located on the pack. To open the pack, you can tear down from the top or pull open (be careful not to drop any!).
The near flat buttons are a creamy white colour and slightly smaller than standard Millybar Buttons. There is lots of buttons in the pack ( I cannot count as I have ate some ooppss!).
Sugar , Cocoa Butter , Whole Milk Powder , Butterfat (Milk) , Skimmed Milk Powder , Lactose (from Milk) , Whey Powder (from Milk) , Emulsifier: (Soya Lecithin) , Natural Flavouring
Allergy - contains milk, soya and soybeans so avoid if allergic!
The bags contain 70g of buttons. Each 1/4 of the bag contains :
As you can see the sugar content is fairly high so should be reserved for an occasional treat!
*Price and Availability*
These white buttons are Asda own brand so therefore are available in an Asda sweety aisle near you! Bags are priced at 38p however there is I believe a constant offer of 3 for £1 across the Asda kids sweets range. There are also available in milk chocolate if this is more to your liking.
My son enjoys the occassional sweet treat and we usually opt for Milkybar as I feel it offers excellent quality chocolate however since Milkybars seem to be going up in price, I am always looking for alternatives. I mainly shop at Asda so picked these up last week alongside a packet of sweets for myself and one for the hubby on the 3 for £1 offer.
The packaging is nothing special but it is quite colourful and I am sure children would be attracted. My son was wary as he is used to a Milkybar wrapper but once I showed him the contents, he was none the wise! When you sniff the buttons, they are very creamy and sweet smelling and not artifical smelling like some buttons I have tasted. They are nice and small and a few would be enough to satisfy your childs sweet tooth.
Unfortuantely I had to try these too and have had half the bag whilst writing this review. They are tasty and not overpowering in sweetness which I like. My son has gave it the thumbs up too and he is a fussy eater so they must be tasty!
Overall I would say these are perfect for a little sneaky treat for your kids and at 3 for £1 you cannot go wrong. You get I would say 3x more per bag than Milky Buttons and they taste just as good.
Thanks for reading
angelboouk & the chocolate Boo
I'm not the biggest fan of white chocolate and would always opt for milk or dark chocolate over white. But as I am working my way through all of the Asda own brand confectionary I thought I would give the White Chocolate Buttons a try.
The white chocolate buttons come in a 70g bag. The bag is a bright red/ pink coloured with White Chocolate Buttons written in blue font across the front of the bag. The colours are very bright and clashing which makes the bag stand out on the shelf. Like Asda'a other own brand sweets there is a clear cut out window on the front of the
The bag itself is a reddish colour verging on pink and has a huge white chocolate button in the centre with the words White Chocolate Buttons in red and blue written across it. Although the design is simple I do find it very enticing and it certainly drew me towards the sweets themselves. The front also tells me that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for vegetarians with the back containing all the nutritional information necessary.
A 70g bag of White Chocolate Buttons cost 39p from Asda (these are Asda own brand sweets)
cost 38p. They are including in the infamous Asda 3 bags of sweets for £1 offer. This works out much cheaper than buying Milky Buttons which cost around 40p for a bag half the size.
***White Chocolate Buttons***
When you open the bag you are hit with a sweet scent. This is not distinctive just a light sweet scent. The sweet re circular pieces of white chocolate about the size of a 1p piece hence the name White Chocolate buttons. If comparing these to Nestle Milky Buttons the chocolate felt slightly thinner than these but nothing significant.
As soon as I put a white chocolate button in my mouth a sweet taste was apparent. This was a light chocolate taste but less creamy and rich than I expected for white chocolate. The chocolate melted in my mouth very well however as it melted a creamy taste did not develop the taste just got sweeter. After swallowing there was a slightly smooth creamy taste left in my mouth however not as strong as with other white chocolate for example Nestle white chocolate which is extremely creamy. Compared to Nestle white chocolate buttons Asda's own brand versions are very bland and plain.
What I did like about the White Chocolate Buttons from Asda is that they did not have the cheap white chocolate taste which some cheaper white chocolates do. The chocolate was a nice texture not soft or too hard but still melted in your mouth. More importantly the white chocolate did not have a greasy type texture when put in my mouth which I find happens with a lot of cheaper white chocolate and also Cadbury's White chocolate.
Per 70g bag:
The sweets contain no artificial colourings and flavourings and are suitable for vegetarians.
This is chocolate so not the healthiest food you could eat, but eaten in moderation these are not the worst treats that you could eat.
These were not the best example of white chocolate buttons I have eaten but these were bearable. The chocolate is slightly bland and less creamy than a Milky Bar or Milky Buttons but still is reasonably sweet and tasty. Not my favourite Asda sweets but not the worst either.
When first scanning the aisles of ASDA and come across these White Chocolate Buttons the first thought that came to my head was 'these are definately for kids....right ?' But something inside told me to just try these out. I have always loved chocoalte buttons so i was intrigued to find out what the white chocolate tasted like.
These white chocolate buttons come in a rather simple and boring packaging. They are a 70g bag and do cost around 38p i think. And as it says on the packet itself, it can be bought in a ay 3 for £1 deal. The bag is red with a big white chocolate button illustration in the middle with the ASDA logo just above. It also has 'White Chocolate' written in red and 'Buttons' written in blue across it in the middle. On the packet also, it clearly tells you it is suitable for vegetarians and as no artificial colours and flavours.
When you open the bag, you kinda get this sweet smell, nothing strong or overpowering, the buttons themselves are rather small, i'd say 1cm diameter and are a creamy/white colour and are quite thin. As all buttons do, they melt straight away in your mouth, they creamy texture is so enjoyable, very thick too. I also find they are quite filling, they don't make you feel sick after only a few like some white chocolate do.
On the back the Nutritional Information says.....
Carbohydrate 42.77g (sugars - 42.77g)
As you can see, these are not the most healthiest things to eat in the world but as i always say, a treat now and again wont hurt you. I recommend you at least try these out, you wont regret it. They are simply delicious. To answer my own question....these aren't just for kids.
After trying a large proportion of Asda's jelly kid's sweets I decided it was high time I tried one with a chocolate content and so Asda's White Chocolate Buttons were just what I reached for.
These chocolate buttons come in a relatively plain but still eye-catching 70g bag and cost 38p. They can of course be bought on offer "Any 3 for £1". The bag itself is a reddish colour verging on pink and has a huge white chocolate button in the centre with the words White Chocolate Buttons in red and blue written across it. Although the design is simple I do find it very enticing and it certainly drew me towards the sweets themselves. The front also tells me that the sweets contain no artificial colours or flavours and are suitable for vegetarians with the back containing all the nutritional information necessary.
Opening the bag you aren't exactly hit by a smell of any sort just a sweet aroma and so with little idea of what they would taste like I delved in. I did however of course, for the purpose of reviewing, make a note of how many chocolate buttons the bag contained, sad I know, but the bag actually contained 62 buttons, which I think is more than reasonable. So back to the sweets themselves... each button is about 1cm in diameter, extremely thin and creamy white in colour. But what would they taste like?
Because of how thin the buttons are they seem melt in your mouth, which is really enjoyable. They have a very rich and creamy texture and really don't taste like a lot of cheap chocolate does. Simply Asda's White Chocolate Buttons are delicious, as the smooth texture and creamy taste makes them a real pleasure to eat.
The sweets are in my opinion near-enough perfect and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are perfect for small children as because the chocolate melts quickly the chance of choking is far reduced. Better still the amount contained within a packet means there'll be more than enough left over for you once your little-on has had their fill - or as many as you will let them have. The price is also not something to scoff at, as for me these sweets are premium at a much less than premium price, which is always a bonus.
Nutritional wise the sweets also don't fair too badly for a chocolate sweet anyway.
Calories - 379.4
Protein - 3.15g
Carbohydrate - 42.77g
Of which sugars - 42.77g
Fat - 21.77g
Ok so the calorie, carbohydrate and fat values are far greater than they would be for any of Asda's jelly based sweets but this is chocolate and once in a while can't do any harm.
To end therefore I'm going to have to say that these sweets are one of my favourites and that they are definitely something that not only I should be slipping into the trolley - so go on give them a try!