Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Member Name: k2705
Date: 05/03/12, updated on 05/03/12 (115 review reads)
Advantages: Its made from delicious Cadbury chocolate
Disadvantages: The calories are high
Wispa has always been a chocolate bar that I enjoy despite the fact that it is quite plain. I hadn't had one of these chocolate bars in a while however they were recently on offer and my husband brought himself some, the temptation of them being in the fridge was too much and I decided to try one, they were as good as I remembered and it still remains one (of many) of my favourites.
Wispa bars come in a dark blue foil type wrapper, the packaging in my opinion is quite plain but at the same time quite eye catching and stands out on the shelf. Across the entire wrapper is the word "Wispa" this is written in large bubble style lettering in bright red outlined with a thin gold coloured line, just about this is the word "Cadbury" again written in gold writing in their trade mark style. That is it for the front of the wrapper but the dark blue and bright red combination really does make it stand out on the shelf. The back of the packet is standard for a chocolate bar including the ingredients, the nutritional information and the symbol to show that this product is suitable for vegetarians. All of the information is written in very small lettering, it is a little hard to read as the wrapper is shiny but not impossible.
The chocolate bar itself like the wrapper has quite a plain appearance, it is basically a thick bar of chocolate which looks as though it is going to be solid chocolate when you bite into it. The Wispa chocolate bar is described as textured, basically the chocolate inside the bar is what I would call bubbly very similar to the inside of an Aero bar, the entire chocolate bar is made from milk chocolate, the majority of the bar is made from bubbly chocolate this then has a thin coat of chocolate covering it to give the whole bar a solid appearance. The chocolate itself in my opinion has quite a soft texture to it even after it has been in the fridge, some chocolate goes quite hard after being in the fridge but the bubbles inside of the Wispa chocolate bars helps to keep its slightly softer texture.
All of the nutritional information is written on the back of the wrapper whether you buy a single bar or a multi pack, this consists of
* Calories - 210
* Sugars - 21g
* Fat - 13g
* Saturates - 8g
* Salt - 0.1g
All of these are per bar, personally I expected Whispas to be a lot lower in calories mainly because the inside is quite airy and they are basically milk chocolate, there are no fillings like caramel which puts up the calorie content. I don't mind having a Wispa as an odd treat but being that high in calories it is not something I would eat on a regular basis.
We bought our Wispa bars from Tesco and a single bar costs 45p, although you can buy them in packs of 4, these are often on offer for £1.00 in our local Tesco which works out much cheaper. I think that even 45p per bar is quite reasonable especially compared to some chocolate bars you can buy which are over 70p just for one bar.
I particularly enjoyed my Wispa bar, I think because I hadn't had one for so long. The chocolate is extremely creamy and the bubbly centre seems to melt in your mouth, its delicious. You can clearly taste that this is a Cadburys chocolate bar by the quality of the chocolate, it in no way tastes cheap at all, it has a really smooth texture. For me the only negative point about Wispas is the calorie content, I like to be careful of what I eat when it comes to calories and especially as I am diabetic, as a treat this is fine or even to treat low sugar levels, however this is not something I would use to raise my sugar levels on a regular basis purely because it is so high in calories etc. I will definitely have Wispa chocolate bars again and would recommend them just not on a daily basis.
Summary: A nice chocolate treat
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