“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Mint „
These Chocolates came out a few years ago. They seem to be that bit cheaper now, which is a good thing. I think that they didn't really take off how Cadbury's were expecting them to do.
You get these in a few different flavours, but the Mint ones are my favourite. I like Mint Milk Chocolate.
I think these now sell for around the £1,40 mark for the 140g pack, whereas when these first came out they were around the £2 mark.
The pack looks alright. The Chocolate bits are stacked up on top of each other and there is 4 sections of them on a plastic tray. The tray is covered in a foil wrapper which is easy enough to open at the end and pull the tray out a bit. Not that I have to worry about the freshness of these as I can eat them all pretty quickly. The cardboard box is alright. It is a bright enough box with a picture of a few of the Chocolates on it, and the Cadbury's branding on the pack.
These are thin bits of Milk Chocolate with some crispy bits studded through it. The Chocoalte is slightly curved and some people describe this as looking like Pringles, and I guess they are much the same shape. You can certainly taste the Mint through this as well, which is cool and nice compared to the Milk Chocolate.
I like that this Chocoalte is so thin, and it does "Snap" when you eat these.
These are really nice and I don't know why more people don't seem to like them. A good enough price to try and worth trying the other flavours as well as they are nearly as nice.
I am a big chocolate fan and I love chocolate/mint collaborations - After Eights and Matchmakers are two of my all time favourite chocolates. I also love Cadbury Honeycomb Snaps so when I saw these on offer just before Christmas I happily snapped them up (no pun intended).
Snaps are what can only be called chocolate Pringles. In fact I am somewhat surprised that Pringles don't have some form of copyright on the trademark shape and therefore sued Cadbury! They come in 4 flavours - Mint, Honeycomb, Orange and Original, each snap being made up of Cadbury's chocolate which has been flavoured and tiny 'crispies.'
They come foil packed for freshness in a plastic tray which is in a rectangular cardboard tube. Each boxes contains around 40 snaps. I get the feeling these are aimed at the adult market - they aren't a chocolate bar to be eaten all at once or on the go; they are something that a group of friends might nibble on whilst watching a DVD on a night in. It's like opening a box of chocolates but not so formal!
Each snap is slighter smaller in size a Pringles but they are a little bit thicker, around 2mm. The chocolate is Cadbury's trademark glass and a half creamy milk chocolate which personally goes without saying is delish and within the chocolate are these crispies which are only about 1mm in diameter. There are lots of them in each snap and these add a delicious 'snap' to them when you bite into them.
Now here comes the important part. If I was reviewing snaps in general then yes I love them, 4 star or even 5 star for the Honeycomb. Unfortunately these aren't the honeycomb! They do smell lovely and minty I'll give them that but there is something just not 'right' with the taste. It isn't that fresh minty taste; it's almost bitter. If anybodies ever had a bitter cup of coffee they'll understand when I say it's almost a chemically taste. It's only a hint of flavour so they aren't inedible or horrible, they just don't taste like they should to me.
The only other issue I have with them is that snaps in general are quite addictive, I mean they're only small they can't be that bad can they...until you realise you've been sitting in front of the tea mindlessly putting them in your mouth! This can lead to massive calorie consumption but fair play it is chocolate and if you're sharing between a few people it's not that bad.
Each snap contains:
0.9g of fat, 0.5g of which is saturates.
All in all I think snaps are an ingenious idea and make a change from a bowl of m&m or malteasers but the mint really isn't the flavour to go for. It is a shame because if they did get the mint flavouring right this would be absolutely delicious!
Unfortunately I can't give any pricing as I can't find them in the mainstream online supermarkets at the moment but I think they are £1 - £2 per 117g box.
I would like to have been in the meeting where someone proposed to have a product which was like a Pringle but chocolate coated. On the face of it it seems a terrible idea (I mean who wants a chocolate Pringle ?). But on closer examination it works much better.
They consist of curved ovoid sheets of chocolate which within them contain crunchy bits of biscuits and such like. Thankfully they have not decided to use traditional pringles flavourings such as sour cream and chive or paprika but have instead opted for far more traditional flavourings.
In this case they chose mint which results in something akin to a crunchy after dinner mint although personally I prefer the plain ones as I dislike the mint flavour.
Overall I quite like these but not as much as after dinner mints and when you can buy after dinner mints for less why would you buy a cross dressing pringle.
I had a couple of mates round last night while I was babysitting my little sisters and one of them brought 3 packs of Cadburys Snaps for us to share because we always have a munch up and a few drinks when we catch up.
I've tried Snaps before but I've only had the plain and orange ones so I was pleased that the 3 she brought were the flavours I hadn't tried before. These mint Snaps were delicious and my favourite out of these 3 because they taste so smooth and have got such a delicious minty flavour.
Snaps are like Pringles only made of chocolate, when you bite into one it's made of thin brittle chocolate that does make a bit of a snapping sound. Imbedded in the chocolate are loads of bits of crisped rice that gives them a lovely crackly texture while you're chewing them, because the chocolate melts so quick when they're in your mouth you can be left with the crispy bits and then it's a bit like popping candy when you chew it.
The chocolate is smooth and creamy just like Dairy Milk but the Snaps are so thin that the chocolate feels richer because it melts quicker than a bar of chocolate.
The mint comes out quite strong after a second and mixes wicked with the sweet chocolate. The flavour is like an After Eight but smoother because the milk chocolate on these is loads creamier than the dark chocolate on them.
I loved how minty these were but my mate thought they were a bit too strong but she even thinks Polos are too strong so she doesn't like them because she's weird!
They cost £1.59 a box and you get quite a few. The tray is seperated into 3 sections and I reckon each section holds about 10 Snaps, I reckon I could polish a box of by myself because they're so yummy and I bet once you start you can't stop.
I really like Cadbury's products. I can never seem to find anything as good as they do, and nothing compares. They are the market leading brand. They seem to have waved a magic wand to create cadburys dairy milk and everything which they apply that too tastes fantastic too.
Cadburys mint snaps is one of the newest products from Cadburys. When I first saw them I just couldnt work out what they were. The advertising campaign seemed to have exploded everywhere. At first I thought they were crisps covered in chocolate, and even when I found out they weren't I still felt to wierd about them to try them out!
I finally tried some when I was tound a friends house who had bought them. They come in many different chocolate based flavours, all based on chocolate, but this mint product was the one I tired and fell in love with.
The product comes in a long thin cardboard box, which is recyclable (a huge plus point in my opinion). Inside they snaps come lined up back to back in a plastic tray. The best way to describe them shape wise is the same as pringles. They are thin and wavy. They are chocolate with little bits of mint crisp in. Taste wise they are lovely thin bit sixed pieces of chocolate with a little spinkling of crispy minty bits. They go together really well to make a lovely taste. Due to how thin and small they are they never seem to fill you up and each one is a taster enough to build up your appetitie for the next one. It is amazing how many you can get through!
I love the combination of mint and chocolate, but usually you will find dark chocolate with mint and not milk. Cadbury's Snaps are milk chocolate with mint.
I bought these because they were on offer for just £1 at my local co-op. Seemed like a bit of a bargain. I suppose I also though they would be light on calories as the box states that they are, 'thin and light chocolate curves.' I hoped they wouldn't give me any extra curves! The pack is long and semi tubular, so you expect these chocs to be a bit like chocolate pringles...and hurrah, they are! Basically, the dairy milk chocolate has little bits of mint crisp added to it so the curves have a 'bobbly' appearance.
Now, firstly, please don't expect, as i did that these things are stacked up in the pack like pringles are, if they were you would get about 4 times as much as you actually get. Instead of following the pringles principle they are in 3 little trays and stacked in those. I think you get about 30 in total.
Secondly, please don't see these as a low calorie option if you are on a diet. Maybe it's just me who got that impression, but they do, of course gram for gram have the same nutritional statistics as dairy milk, plus the minty bits. Each curve has 15 calories, and 0.5 g of saturated fat. If you are going to weight watchers, this is 0.5 points. You can eat an entire apple for 0.5 points! And, if you scoff the whole pack, that's a whopping 15 points at least. Granted, if you can just have one or 2 it's a good way to get a tiny chocolate fix.
Thirdly, I wasn't too impressed with the flavour. The mint is quite bitter. The chocolate is of course lovely as it is dairy milk and you can always count on that, but the mint spoils it. It tasted really artificial.
And finally, I'm not quite sure what these chocolates are all about! This may sound a bit daft, but are they intended as after dinner mints, as a treat, or to share with someone?? An odd concept I think.
In conclusion, for £1 they were o.k. I certainly wouldn't want to pay any more than that. If you are looking for after dinner mints I would stick to after eights!
These were part of my fiances birthday present from my nephews, I very kindly offered to help him devour them :)
Snaps are Cadburys healthy(ish) way of presenting Dairy Milk, They are advertised as 'thin and light' and quite obviously contain less calories and fat than a big chunk of a Dairy Milk bar!
What are Snaps?
To call them a chocolate version of a pringle would be correct on more than one level; they are the same shape as pringles and are just as addictive and moreish!!
Described as "thin and light milk chocolate curves" on the box.
When you open the cardboard box they come in, you are presented with a plastic tray with 3 equal sections; in each section is a pile of these chocolatey pringles. The texture is bumpy as they contain little bits of rice crispies inside the chocolate.
You can buy Snaps in milk chocolate, orange milk chocolate or mint milk chocolate, I am reviewing the mint ones today but I have also tried the orange ones though they aren't as tasty!
The packet is a light 117g.
The taste test
I picked one of the curves out of this plastic tray and put it whole in my mouth, they are slightly smaller than pringles so easily fit in most mouths!
The chocolate is hard and crisp despite them having been kept at room temperature, the chocolate does 'snap' in your mouth as you bite into it. The textured bits of crispies are really tasty and add some interesting texture to the smooth Dairy milk chocolate.
The creaminess of the milk chocolate is really mild and the you suddenly get a minty kick which is quite strong, the 2 flavours combine gorgeously; i'm a fan of all things mint chocolatey!
Some people would look at these as a way to enjoy the lovely taste of Dairy Milk in moderation but this just makes me eat more, I'm the same with a bar of chocolate though so I suppose I'm getting less calories with these Snaps.
The next thing I knew me and my fella had eaten nearly two thirds of the pack in a matter of minutes!
Each curve contains only 15 calories and 0.9g of fat so if you can restrain yourself from finishing the packet they are a healtheir way to enjoy everyones favourite chocolate.
Snaps cost around £1.70 for a box and as this doesn't last very long it isn't great value, a bar of good solid Dairy Milk is cheaper and you probably get more chocolate per penny!
Although they have these disadvantages I still love them which is why they get 4 stars!
Crisps or chocolates, hmmmm this eating delight is a little confusing. At first sight you might be tempted to put them in a snadwich, but open the packet and you are presented with approximately thirty of these lovely little crisp shaped chocolates. They cost just over £1 per pack (at time of writing £1.09 at Asda) which represents quite good value for money.
Cadbury Snaps really are perfectly formed. I can best describe them a very thin chocolates. They have little tiny crispy bits inside, so when you bite them you get the 'snap' effect in their name, followed by the creamy melting chocolate. Plenty of flavours to choose from, either plain, honeycomb, orange or mint (as displayed here).
The minty flavour ones are pretty darn nice. On a par with After Eight Mints, they are not quite as strong. Just the right balance between mint and chocolate. The trouble with them being so thin, is you just want to eat more. With 0.5g of saturated fat per curvey chocolate, it is pretty bad on the waistline. 1.7g of sugar per choccy too, so this really is a treat that you must be careful with. They are so nice, I could quite easily polish off a third of a pack per sitting.
For a nice Christmas treat without spending too much, you really cannot go wrong.
I really liked the idea of Cadbury Snaps when they first came out because they looked like pringles but in chocolate - my two favourite things in the world! They are a thin circular chocolate the same shape as a pringle crisp.
Cadbury Snaps come in many flavours. My favourite are the mint ones. But I also like the milk chocolate and the nut ones. The orange ones are a bit sweet for me. However, none of them taste as good as they look.
The best thing about these is the thinness of the chocolate. This is what makes them so crunchy and there really is a snap to them - they definitely live up to their name!
The flavour is traditional cadbury's. This is definitely not my favourite sort of chocolate but it works well with the mint, which means I do like these Mint Snaps. I can only dream about how good they would be with Galaxy chocolate instead of Cadbury's!
The boxes cost just over a pound for 117 grams.
In conclusion, they are most definitely not as good as they look so can be a little disappointing but they are a tasty treat and once you get going it is difficult not to munch your way through the whole box!
Cadbury are beyond a shadow of a doubt the best chocolate producers on the planet and when they brought out the Cadbury snap a few years ago i could not wait to try them. Cadbury snaps are shaped like Pringles crisps and also come stacked in a tube but instead of being a savoury potato snack they are a delicious chocolate treat.
THE SIX FLAVOURS OF SNAP!
The one I am reviewing mainly here is the mint one which is delicious. Each snap is very thin and in the case of the mint ones has tiny crisp mint chips throughout it. The chocolate is a lot thinner than any other Cadbury product which allows the mint crisp to be a big part of the snack.
These are very, very moreish and I have never been known to open a pack and not finish it in one sitting. My wife once came in with a pack for us to share whilst watching a DVD and I immediately jumped in the car and went of for a pack of my own.... Share them indeed???
The info on the pack gives you info per 100G and also per single snap, here is the single snap info... Try not to let it put you off!!
2.1g of Carbohydrate
1g of fat
0.6g saturated fat
And there is on average 40 snaps per packet so you can see that they will be a huge factor in piling on the pounds if you eat them like I do, that is unless you are like me and can eat what you like without ever putting on any weight!
A delicious chocolate treat that offers something a little bit different!!
Work sucks. It's true. Today I have had one person ask if they can claim benefits for their cat and another when questioned as to whether the income they were reporting was estimated or actual they replied "roughly accurate". If ever there was a day to bang heads on desk, it was today. "Doi" has been my word of choice and throwing a "don't you people realise how stupid you are" fit has been on my mind the whole day.
Thankfully my mood had calmed by the time I got home. Not so thankfully, the dumb rubbed off. After pondering with my flatmate if Bonjela can be used on spots, arguing that you should be able to barter with banks over interest rates and deciding that when I am reincarnated as a lesbian I am going to be married on the island of Lesbos (who apparently have started a law suit to give Lesbians of the girl kind a different name) my brain shouted "CHOCOLATE! NOW!" at me. I gave in.
Ten minutes later I was on my jolly way to Tesco, barging directly to the sweets isle, wishing I had money for booze (and that it wasn't past the Evil 10 o'clock shut off of doom). Being skint is a pain, but I managed to squeeze a fiver out of my bank card and decided "what the hell!"
£4.58 later I was prancing back up the road (yes, my car prances too) with a Tesco bag full of chocolate, twitching and trying my best both to not start eating before I got home and to keep my eye on the flatmate who was holding the bag. My prancing was stopped in its tracks by God, who decided to plonk red traffic lights in places I never even knew we had, but it did give me the opportunity to speed off and leave a group of Chav's looking rather upset that my dinky car beat the ass off of theirs. Twice. Happy days.
So, now I'm home and I actually need to decide which item of love and joy I am actually going to review. Hmmm. This is even harder than deciding what I wanted to eat first.
Ok! Decision made. I think...yes. For sure. OH GOD THE PRESSURE!!! Ahem...Cadbury snaps it is then!
---What the hell are they??---
If you haven't had these...I'm not sure I want to be your friend. These are possibly the best thing since after eights. And they rock. Cadbury being wise to the world of chocolate have made these suckers in 4 flavours. Caramel, Mint, Orange and (shock, horror) Plain chocolate. If, like me, you are sensible...hmm...you will choose the Mint Snaps.
Before I had these I got quite worried. I'd heard people describe these as "chocolate crisps" which, frankly gives a horrible image to those who, like me, can't really be arsed thinking past the most obvious comparison. They are only similar to crisps in shape, a nice little circular curve. They do NOT have potato in them at all. Unless mixed with vodka...ooo...be back in a second...
The box I stuffed into my Tesco bag set me back a tiny 78 pence and contained a whole 117g of chocolate. Unless that includes the packaging, who knows. Either way it comes in a nice little slide out tray, wrapped in a foil bag. They kind people at Cadburys were even sensible enough to print "this way up" signs on the wrapping so that your little shavings of chocolate orgasms don't fall all over the place.
---What's in em?---
There are three little towers of chocolate in this box, each tower has 12 snaps in it (grand total - 36 snaps) Each snap is scattered with little bits of stuff that is similar to the words smallest rice crispies. I'm pretty sure there are some sugar crystals and rainbows in there too but that might just be my imagination.
In the last ten minutes, two people have called me a pig. One of them my flat mate, the other a hot Italian guy. Remind me to kick the both of them. Why did they call me a pig? Well... I've got one snap left after 15 minutes. WHAT?? STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT!! That's the problem with these buggers. They can be eaten at a rate of knots. Bloody big knots. Being quite small you could easily fit all 12 in your mouth at the same time if you really wanted to. And you really will want to. Not that I have...ahem.
The flavour of these is much like any cadbury chocolate, but its thin and snappy. it melts in your mouth instantly if you are drinking a cuppa and just tastes heavenly.
---Chocolate has nutrition?? Yay!!---
And it does that! Cadburys have been up to their tricks in hiding the real damage with maths. They give you the usual information but for 1 snap. I'm going to be kind and multiply everything by 36 for you, since I expect you're going to eat the whole packet at some point because you'd be crazy not to.
Calories- 540- if my maths is right, that's near on 30% of your daily allowance. I hate maths.
Sugars- 61.2g- 68% of your GDA. Wow. I'm feeling fatter by the minute.
Fat- 32.4g- 46.8% of your GDA. Slightly thinner again...not much though.
Saturates- 18g- 97.2% of your GDA. I have actually just died inside a little.
Salt- 0.36g- 3.6% of your GDA. Oh well, at least the salt won't kill us. Yay for Cadbury.
---I tend to swell up a lot and die. Discuss---
You do? Well that's a bit crap isn't it! You will be happy to know that if your swelling is caused by Colours, Eggs, Peanuts, Sulphites or Sesame (I'm assuming the seed and not the street) then these won't be making you balloon out or die any time soon.
If, however, you stop breathing when you go near nuts (oh the jokes I will be avoiding) milk, salt, soya, gluten or wheat then you may want to avoid them. Just a suggestion mind you.
These are also suitable for vegetarians...but not vegans. I point, I laugh. Yes, I'm mean.
---The Moral of the story?---
I have a feeling it should be something like "share your chocolate" or "look both ways" but alas, I'm going to stick with my inner fatty who is telling me that the moral of the story is "snatch them and run off to a dark room where no one can look upon you feasting your face off...oh, and buy some Clearasil".
Well? Why are you still here?!? Get eating!! Unless, of course...you are a vegan. I point. I laugh.
(also on ciao)