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I'm not really a big chocolate fan but do like a little bit of chocolate every now and then. I seen these reduced in asda to £1 and got myself a packet as I fancied a little bit of chocolate at the time.
The packet is resealable which is good as I definatey couldnt eat them all at once. Theres a sticker to reseal the pack on the back of the packaging. It is very easy to peel off and has instructions on it! Although it does have a downside. The label on my packaging lost its sticky after reopening it so could do with a better resealable sticky label.
I do like Twirl, so found these enjoyable as they are just minature sizes of the original twirl. Although I could only eat about 4 or 5 bites at a time it means that if i was to eat them to myself , the packet will last me quite a while as there are a reasonable amount of the twirl bites in the packet.
They're very soft and easy to eat and great for a little snack.
A plus side is they are suitable for vegetarians and state that on the packet. Ive came across a lot of products that dont state whether they are suitable for vegetarians or not so its nice to see that Cadburys do.
I'm a pretty big chocolate fan and really enjoy Cadbury's chocolate especially. One of my favourite bars is the Twirl chocolate bar which is a flakey bar coated with a smooth layer on the outisde. They usually come with two bars which is just enough to be filling without leaving me feeling overwhelmed with chocolate.
So, with this in mind a few months ago I bought myself a bag of Twirls Bites which is pretty much your standard twirl bar just cut up in small pieces of about 2-3cm. They are branded as 'new' but I've frequently bought them for a while now, so I think this is simply a marketing ploy.
You can grab yourself a bag for £1 in Morrisons on offer this weekend which I realised when I was last at my local supermarket, but typically they are a little closer to the £2 mark. Most other supermarkets sell it for £1.99 which although a little expensive in my opinion, is still pretty reasonable by comparison with other stores. They are great value as the pack really is jam-packed with 165g worth inside.
The ingredients are:
Milk,Sugar ,Cocoa Butter ,Cocoa Mass ,Vegetable Fat ,Emulsifier (E442) ,Flavourings ,Milk Chocolates: Milks Solids 14% minimum, Cocoa Solids 25% ,Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter
Per 100g there are 530 calories and one serving is 220kkcal.
The tagline (if you can call it that for how longwinded it is is as follows) "Wonderfully whirly & scrumptiously swirly, these mini milk chocolate marvels will leave your tongue in a twirl. Go on, give the mini twirls a whirl." This really is true as it is very hard to eat a couple without finishing the bag as they are very moorish. I think that the size is very deceptive as you dont feel as though you've been eating many until suddenly you look into the bag to find it is empty!
I bought these whilst on a business trip to Newcastle, and completely forgot about them, so they got a bit warm and melted in my luggage. It wasn't until I unpacked my suitcase that I remembered them - rather than eating the warm chocolate, I decided to pop them in the fridge and didn't come back to them for another few days, when I remembered them again. (I seem to have a short-term memory when it comes to chocolate!)
I have to say that having these chilled magnifies the taste one hundred percent. Cold chocolate tastes lovely anyway, but the flake-like centre of these mini Twirl Bites meant that the chocolate was brittle but not enough to hurt your teeth. Each bite was delicious and tasted just like a bag of crunched up Twirls, which is what they are, I guess.
The bag comes with a resealable label, in case you want to make them last over a few days, but I found they kept well in the fridge, so I didn't feel the need to reseal them. I would say there's about 1 and 1/2 servings in each bag, as I couldn't quite finish them in one sitting, so they would make an ideal choice for a couple to share, perhaps during a movie night.
The downside, as always, is the nutritional content and in this instance, a whole bag contains 44% of your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of calories intake! So obviously, these bags really should be shared between a few people rather than pigged down by myself in one go! The sugar content is equally high with a whole bag containing 102.8% of your RDA - the information on the back only shows 1/4 amounts, as to avoid freaking people out with sugar percentages of over 100%!
So, whilst these are yummy and moreish, I also would suggest you ration them and only eat them in small portions and make use of that resealable label! Also, if you do decide to eat these, refrigerate them first as it'll make them taste all that more delicious!
It was treat night in our house on Friday and I went on the hunt in Sainsburys for some delicious treats that we could enjoy together without breaking the bank. I purchased a few different items, chocolate fingers, Pringles and these as well as some sweets and nice snack types bits for dinner. These twirl bites caught my eye as I love Twirls and also because they were reduced from their normal price of £1.98 down to just £1.00. I felt that for 165g this was quite good value and promptly snapped up two packets confident in the knowledge that I would love these just because I love Twirls and I was not wrong!
These Twirl bites come provided in a thick plastic bag. There is a serrated top that can be torn open and on the back of the packet is a fairly thin rectangle shaped sticker that can be used to be reseal the bag. This is a great idea as it means that they do not have to be completely finished in one sitting. Usually a bag of chocolate of this kind of size would get eaten in one go by the two of us but we had lots of other lovely items too and so we just had a small handful of these each before polishing the rest off the following day.
These Twirl bites are very small bite sized pieces of Cadburys Twirl. A Twirl is basically like a crumbly flake but covered in a smooth layer of chocolate that holds all the small flake like pieces inside until you bite in to it. This makes for a truly delicious chocolate bite that is packed full of sweetness and has that lovely cloying kind of texture that you can get if you eat a lot of chocolate. It is very obvious that this is Cadburys chocolate as it has that wonderful taste and sweetness to it that I truly adore and always associate with the plain Dairy Milk bars.
Each 1/4 bag of these treats is 220 calories, 3.2g protein, 23.3g of carbohydrates (of which 23.1g sugars), 12.5g of fat (of which 7.7 saturates) and 0.1g salt. These are obviously very high in saturated fat, sugar and calories because of this being a chocolate bar. I did not expect these to be healthy but I was a little bit surprised by just how bad these were.
These chocolate bites were delicious, my husband agreed too. We were very pleased with buying these for just £1.00 and have since purchased another bag to enjoy when we watch a film this weekend. If you are a fan of Cadburys chocolate, in particular a Twirl, I would definitely recommend these as they are basically just smaller pieces of a Twirl bar. They are very moreish and they taste absolutely delicious.
**Why I bought these**
Someone bought us a bag of these as part of our Christmas present, so we felt it would be rude not to eat them!
**What are they?*
Twirl bites are essentially the same flavour and design as a standard Cadbury's Twirl, which is a little bit like a Cadbury's Flake but less crumbly and more ripply. Twirl Bites are a short version of these, so instead of 2 fingers as a standard Twirl, you get a bag full of mini Twirls which are about 2-3cm in length.
**What were they like?**
I do love chocolate but I can take or leave a Twirl. My husband is the same. We both agreed, however, that these Twirl Bites were delicious, very moreish and had us flooring the entire bag in under ten minutes. (Bad for the waistline I know!). For some reason, they just seem tastier than a normal Twirl, which seems very strange as they are exactly the same recipe. Perhaps it was just the bitesize nature of them? They did seem to be slightly more crumbly than a Twirl, but not a bad as a Flake.
**Value for Money**
Although we ate them in under ten minutes, if you are not greedy like us, these will probably last a fair while. The style of bag them come in is suited to the cinema and seems to be one of those share-bags. The bag is not resealable (but lets be honest, who wants to re-seal a bag of chocolate when you could just eat them?!). At £1.99 per bag, they are more expensive than a Twirl, but will last longer. Terrible for the hips though!
These were much more delicious than we had expected - perhaps size does matter after all?! We had to buy another bag. They didn't last very long either. I am firmly keeping away from these now I have embarked on the New Year diet!
On a recent trip to Tesco I spotted new bags of Cadbury's Twirl Bites, as I love Twirl bars I could not resist trying these. Also to add to the temptation they were on a buy one get one free offer. I don't usually by the grab bags of chocolate's and sweets unless they are on a good promotion as I find them rather expensive, but as these were new they made it quickly into my shopping basket.
I paid only £1.99 for a 165g bag, but as I stated above they were on a buy one get one free promotion. I thought this was pretty good value but I would not buy them at full price as I think it would be cheaper to buy normal twirl bars.
The twirl bites come in a waxy feeling bag, you open the bag by tearing along the top and if you can resist not eating the whole bag then you can use the sticky tab on the bag to reseal the bag for later. I think this is a great feature to have on the packaging as it allows the chocolate to stay contained in the packet and keeps it nice and fresh.
~~~~~Nutritional Information ~~~~~
As with any chocolate you are not going to find anything in them that is particularly good for you, but we all need a treat once in a while. Each serving which is stated to be one quarter of the bag of bites contains the following:
Calories - 220kcal
Sugars - 23.1g
Fat - 12.5g
Saturates - 7.7g
Salt - 0.10g
Twirl is very similar to a flake with the only difference being that the twirl is coated in an outer layer of chocolate. This to me makes all the difference as it means unlike a flake you do not get the chocolate crumbling everywhere. This is prevented even more with the twirl bites as each one is just the right size to pop straight into your mouth, so no chocolate falling flakes at all! The twirl bites are very addictive, the creamy Cadbury's milk chocolate just melts in your mouth and tastes so creamy. I will certainly be looking out for these being on offer again and stocking up with them.
I was shopping in co-op the other day and seen these twirl bites on offer for a £1 so I decided to give them a try. The last time I had a twirl bar was years ago and the first thing I could remember about them was they fell to pieces when you bit into them. You don't have that problem with these twirl bites as they are basically small pieces of twirl bars.
Twirl Bites are small pieces of milk chocolate that melt in your mouth. They are cubed shape and fit in your mouth easily. They are basically the same as a twirl bar but there in a bite size shape. The colour of the pack is usually purple with yellow writing and to open the pack you simply tear the top off. The bag weighs 165g and a serving contains the following of your daily guideline amount 220 Calories (11% of GDA), Sugar 23g (26% of GDA), Fat 13g (18% of GDA), Saturates 8g (39% of GDA) and Salt 0.1g (2% of GDA).
I think these twirl bites are much better than the twirl bars because the pieces are small enough to fit in your mouth and the chocolate melts and crumbles in your mouth which tastes delicious. The downside is the bag is usually only half full and to say there classed as a share size bag there isn't many pieces in the bag.
The usual price for twirl bites is around £2. At £2 I would probably buy some other chocolate pouches as there isn't many chocolate bites in the pouch and there is other chocolate I prefer.
Overall Twirl Bites taste great and if I see them on offer for a £1 I would definitely buy them again. The downside is for the normal price of £2 there isn't many twirl bites.
On the way to meet my friend on a trip to the cinema, I decided to stop off at a local garage to get some munchies for the film. Nothing really caught my eye until I noticed a member of staff unpacking bags of Twirl Bites. Now I'd never heard of them or seen them before, but decided as they were Twirls, I couldn't really go wrong. And I was right!
Now when I bought these, there was no actual price on them in the store, so I only paid £1 for a 165g bag, which for a lot of the sharing bags out there felt like a bit of a bargain! They seem to be on offer in Sainsbury's now for about £1, and on buy on get one free in Tesco's too (yes I admit I may have bought a few more bags - but I was sharing them! Honest!). Again, like with a lot of the sharing bags, there is an easy open tear top, and a sticker to reseal the bag - not that I have ever had to reseal a bag yet!
Twirl Bites are pretty much what you may imagine from the name - bitesize chunks of Twirls. They have the exact same twirly, melt-in-mouth consistency as their regular size counterparts, without the crumbliness you can find in Flakes, and some Twirl bars. The pieces are roughly cubed shaped, and small enough to just pop in your mouth in one neat bite. Twirl Bites, like Twirls, are chocolate covering thin folds of chocolate that make a twirly, roughly folded look on the inside of the chocolate - although with the Bites you can see the folding effect without having to bite into it. The chocolate, as you would expect from Cadbury, is delicious, and (perhaps unfortunately), slightly less creamy than Dairy Milk, meaning these Twirl Bites don't get sickly if you eat a lot!
The bag itself is the traditional purple colour you see on a lot of Cadbury products, including Twirls themselves. The distinctive Twirl logo in bright, bold yellow letters is on the bag, as well as a picture of the treats themselves. A nice simple bag that doesn't need a lot to tell you what to expect from it! And easy to pick out - maybe not because of the purple, but definitely because of the bright yellow lettering!
Unfortunately, now time for the nutritional information (taken from www.tesco.com), which is as follows: A serving (which is 100g, so most of the bag fortunatly!) contains 220 calories (11% of guideline daily amount - gda), 23g Sugar (26% gda), 13g Fat (18% gda), 8g of saturates (39% gda) and 0.1g of salt (2% gda). Not too bad if it means the whole bag, especially if you are kind enough to share them with friends or family!
The ingredients, also taken from www.tesco.com, are: Milk, Sugar ,Cocoa Butter ,Cocoa Mass ,Vegetable Fat ,Emulsifier (E442) ,Flavourings ,Milk Chocolates: Milks Solids 14% minimum, Cocoa Solids 25% ,Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter. Twirl Bites are also suitable for vegetarians.
The Twirl Bites do look a little like cut-offs of Twirls, packaged up to ensure that there is even less waste. Even if they are cut-offs, I really don't mind because they are so yummy, and it would just waste some very good chocolate to just throw these out! A good and bad thing, about these Twirl Bites is that they are very, very more-ish. I found that two of us managed to get through a bag very quickly, and it was very hard to just take one at a time - or at least, for a big chocaholic it was very hard to just take one at a time!
I am definitely going to buy these again, as I now prefer them over other bags of chocolate, even my favourite chocolate buttons. The slightly crumbliness makes eating them that little bit different as they melt away in your mouth, and the taste is absolutely yummy! I am going to try to restrain myself to buying them only occasionally as a treat, and only when they are on offer, as I imagine the price will jump up considerably eventually! A yummy treat in a sharing bag - just are you willing to share?