“ Brand: Choceur / Type: Bar „
A friend of mine has been telling me for a while know about how nice the chocolate from Aldi is. I have to confess I am a bit of a 'brand' person when it comes to my chocolate and would under normal circumstances buy chocolate with a name I had never heard of.
On a recent visit to Alid however I decided to throw caution to the wind and give their chocolate a try. I opted for the 'Choceur' mini bars of milk chocolate. (Not quite sure why they are called mini bars as at 40g each they are actually quite a good size). They were priced very reasonably at only £1.29 for a pack of 5. As well as the milk chocolate variety on which I have based this review they are also available in dark chocolate and milk chocolate with hazelnuts.
The bars come in a 5 pack which is wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper, inside of which is 5 individually wrapped 40g bars of chocolate. The bars themselves come wrapped in silver foil which is then covered with a paper outer wrapper showing a tempting looking photo of the chocolate on the front along with a clear nutritional guide. On the back of the pack there is a more detailed nutritional guide, ingredients, along with allergen and dietary information.
Each bar is divided into 12 small squares all of which have a swirl pattern moulded into the top. Going on appearances alone the chocolate certainly looked quite tempting.
The nutritional information on the pack is as follows...
Energy - 555kcal
Protein - 8.0g
Carbohydrate - 52.5g (of which saturates 20.7g)
Fat - 34.8g (of which saturates 20.7g)
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - 0.1g
Salt equivalent 0.2g
Sugar, cocoa, butter, high fat milk powder, cocoa mass, whole milk powder, whey powder, lactose, emulsifier, soya, lecithin, flavouring: vanilla.
The milk chocolate contains cocoa solids 32% minimum, milk solids 20% minimum.
The chocolate contains both milk and soya, is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. It is not suitable for people with nut allergies as it may contain traces of nuts.
When I actually bit into this chocolate I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised, it really is quite nice. I had very low expectations for this product but it has certainly won me over. The chocolate has a very pleasant creamy texture and tastes great, it doesn't have the sharp 'snap' you are always told is a sign of real quality when it comes to chocolate but it does taste surprisingly good.
I would definitely recommend giving this chocolate a try, I'm not saying it's the nicest chocolate in the world but like me you may be pleasantly surprised and at less than £0.26 a bar its definitely worth trying giving this one a go.