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This small chocolate bar is the latest in a long line of Galaxy chocolate bars, which is actually part of the Mars brand. Galaxy have been producing different versions of their classic silky chocolate bars for several years now, with this Duet being the latest in the range.
This bar comes packaged in the familiar Galaxy colours, with the addition of some pink colouring to bring added interest. Opening the wrapper reveals the bar is marked out into small pieces, with the distinctive Galaxy swirls apparent, ready to be snapped off easily with the bar being split into two halves. The concept is similar to that used by Twix with two lengths that can be separated. The main difference is that the two halves each contain a different filling, each under quite a generous coating of Galaxy chocolate. One half contains a filling of crushed up tiny 'cookie' pieces. The other contains the 'cream' which is a soft white incredibly sweet fondant type of filling. As the bar is so small, there are only four tiny pieces of each variety and they are very quick and easy to eat!
This tasted pretty much as I had anticipated, with the distinctive silkiness of the Galaxy chocolate in evidence and a rich chocolately smell coming from the bar. I ate a single piece from each side initially but found the cream side to be a little bland, despite being incredibly sweet. I found the flavours worked best when this was also eaten alongside the cookie filled section with the different textures combining and complementing each other. The cookie side was filled with very finely ground almost praline textured filling, with just enough bite to add texture. I don't like nuts at all so I found the taste far preferable to a normal nut-based praline.
I must admit this is a very sweet chocolate bar but I devoured the lot in just a few mouthfuls! Sweet or not, this is still too small to be worth sharing! I don't eat a great deal of chocolate but I can imagine this hitting the right spot when a sugar boost is needed at a certain time of the month. There was no unpleasant aftertaste or coating to my mouth after eating either - just a bit of a sugar high!
This is perfectly pleasant but it isn't the best chocolate bar that I've ever tasted. I did enjoy it and found the balance of the two different flavours and textures worked well together. I would probably buy it again but I won't be rushing out to do so, in all honesty.
If you''re a fan of chocolate and you''ve never eaten Galaxy, you''re missing out big time. In my time I''ve heard many people draw comparisons between Galaxy chocolate and Cadburys, Galaxy almost always comes out on top. The secret? A smooth and silky melt in your mouth taste that is almost addictive, it''s tantalising and tasteful and the warm feeling it gives you with that succulent after taste is a treasure to behold. Despite the taste, just look at the nutritional value. At only 29 calories a piece, it really isn''t as bad for you as you might first think. On top of that, only 15 grams of fat in a 46 gram bar. If you compare that with other leading chocolate brands, you''ll see that Galaxy is far from unhealthy in comparison. Galaxy also do a fantastic job of producing sizeable bars of chocolate for different occasions, with a 400 gram bar to be kept in the fridge and eaten progressively over weeks, or the smaller, more handy 46 gram bar for a snack. Not only this, but there variety of chocolate bars that Galaxy produce is astounding. Galaxy caramel, Galaxy bubbles, Galaxy cookie crumble, there are so many variants that you can not go wrong. It''s also not any more expensive, just check your local supermarket or shop and you''ll see that just like many other products, Galaxy chocolate falls into a similar price category. Which is what I believe makes it preferable to other chocolates. Christmas, Birthdays, Easter, if I''m gifted with Galaxy chocolate it is always a treat to me, in fact I would probably take it over other conventional gifts because it just simply gives me that feel good factor and you can''t go wrong because the taste is such an enjoyment. There are some that draw comparisons between Swiss chocolate and British chocolate, saying we product chocolate that is too milky. Well just give Galaxy a go and see how it can change your opinion on milky chocolate because it finds the correct balance of cocoa and milk. From the first taste until the last, I will always be a fan of Galaxy over other chocolates based purely on the sensual taste, the melting of the creamy chocolate against your taste buds will leave you begging for more and this is why I believe that Galaxy chocolate is just simply the best.
Usually I eat chocolate when at parties or special occasions such as birthdays, christmas and Easter. The first time I tried galaxy chocolate was when I was at my friends house watching a movie and she brought out the chocolate for us to eat. The taste was one of the most smooth and delicious chocolate I've actually tasted. After I first tasted galaxy chocolate I was completely an galaxy fan , taste wise this is most creamy chocolate I've ever hade. I try at only eat galaxy when I go cinema which is about every 2 months because galaxy can get really addictive and I eat less chocolate when I know I have to share with other people. I have recently discovered galaxy cookie crumble and I love the taste especially when your a cookie fan like me. Unlike the twix bars I will always be a fan of galaxy
It's smooth, chocolately but not so sickly you feel like curling in a ball and never eating it again. It's addictive and yet you really do not care. The individual pieces are just the right size for a little bit of heaven on the go and for all you calorie counters out there, there are only 29 calories per piece. The packaging is very durable, so you're not going to get many chocolate crumbs rolling out on you.
Forget what the advert usually portrays, this chocolate is for everyone, not just the ladies who live with ladies that steal chocolate. Guys if you're put off eating it BECAUSE of that advert, you're missing out.
It has just the right amount of snap to it, the texture is smooth and silky and that continues on with your taste buds. Explosion is all I can say. A big taste explosion.
Buy it, eat it but remember not to neglect all the other chocolate out there waiting for you to devour it.
What is it about Galaxy Chocolate that makes me feel like I'm floating?
I am a huge fan of chocolate - I mean, what's not to love? (I'm ignoring calories here). It's sweet, it's indulgent, and best of all, it's RELAXING. But I never get a high quite like I do from Galaxy on other chocolate. It's in a whole world of its own.
What makes it different to that of its competing top brands is that it's far richer and creamier. Despite this I dont feel like the chocolate just coats my mouth as I often think other chocolates do when they're creamy. Galaxy just melts on your tongue and releases its sweet flavours and instantly I feel better. I actually can't resist sighing when I have a square.
Nutritonally, it weighs slightly heavier than other brands:
Energy (kJ) 2,270
Energy (kcal) 544
Protein (g) 7
Carbohydrate (g) 56
of which sugars (g) 55
Fat (g) 33
of which saturates (g) 19
Fibre (g) 2
Sodium (g) 0
I'm obsessed with healthy eating, but when appropriate, I make a special allowance for a bit of Galaxy chocolate - an unbeatable bit of indulgence.
You seem to be able to get Galaxy varieties of so many products these days: Galaxy hot chocolate, Galaxy chocolate milk, McVitie's Galaxy cake, Galaxy mini-muffins...the list grows ever longer. Just give me a traditional bar of Galaxy and I'm happy, thanks. Currently £1 for a 114g bar in my Tesco Local. (24/08/13)
I treated myself.
Sugar, Cocoa Ingredients (Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass), Skimmed Milk Powder, Milk Fat, Lactose, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Vanilla Extract, Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14% minimum and Cocoa Solids 25% minimum, Milk Chocolate contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter.
Kosher; Suitable for Vegetarians; May Contain Gluten; May Contain Wheat.
The cocoa used in this product is Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Experience of the product:
It's not surprising so many products strive to add that Galaxy flavour - it's a very distinctive chocolate. It is chocolately, yes - but it has its own special 'Galaxy' flavour. It tastes rich, sweet and creamy. And it has an underlying melt-in-the-mouth, milky smoothness which makes it a personal favourite.
But it's true what the advert says about this chocolate - at least in our house - you do have to hide a bar if you want to keep it for yourself. I thought I'd hidden mine very well between a couple of Tom Clancy's in the bookshelf - obviously not - there is far less of it this morning than there was last night.
Oh well, perhaps someone was trying to save me from myself - there are rather a lot of calories in this. In fact per 100g there are 544kcal. Quite a few calories need to be worked off if you sit and scoff an entire bar.
The figures for one piece of chocolate - if you are someone with more self restraint than myself - make easier reading: One piece contains (3.8g) Calories 21kcal 1%*, Sugars 2.1g 2%, Fat 1.2g 2%, Saturates 0.7g 4%, Salt 0.01g <1%
*Of an adult's Guideline Daily Amount (GDA)
I don't know of a chocolate that gives such a silky, smooth eating experience. It's incredibly moreish. I like to eat it best straight from the fridge. Unfortunately, the fridge is not a good hiding place.
To make this treat food go further (if I'm feeling generous) I melt a bar down to cover the tops of homemade chocolate muffins. If you add a sharper flavoured chocolate to the muffins, the smooth, creamy Galaxy topping makes a really nice contrast. Delicious.
THE WOFFLY BIT
Several of the family, including five of my wife's grandchildren, aged between 3 and 11, came to stay in the house over Easter. (But I'm feeling better now, thanks). Needless to say, a sizeable amount of chocolate, partly in the form of eggs, was consumed. After they had gone my wife and I, whose innards had stoically been chocolate-free zones for the previous few days, felt it was time to treat ourselves. We both love the stuff, although fortunately we are not addicted to it. I say fortunately, as she needs to watch her weight, and while I can eat almost anything and burn it off almost at once, I'm aware that too much of something is rarely a good thing. However, treats are there to be savoured albeit sparingly, and you only live once.
THE RELEVANT BIT
Making a quick foray to the local Co-op, the confectionery shelves were festooned with several bars of Galaxy Smooth Milk in a shiny wrapper coloured several shades of brown. The 200g bar was on special offer at £1.50 from £2.45, so one bar of said product accompanied me to the till and home again.
My wife and I opened up the package to reveal a large bar about 8" x 4" (20cm x 10cm), consisting of 42 pieces, or 7 rows with 6 pieces each, to put it another way. It was a fairly light colour in appearance. When we broke the whole thing in two, she said it gave off a very attractive, slightly creamy smell. With my severely impaired sense of smell, I'm happy to take her word for it.
The taste, again, is light, slightly creamy and pleasantly sweet. Some people without a sweet tooth might find it a little excessive, but regarding myself as fairly middle-of-the-road as regards these things, it was fine by me - and by my wife as well.
THE 'MORE TO SHARE' BIT
So says a little strapline on the top of the wrapper. With this I'd agree. It was after all quite a generous-sized bar. We both finished our share feeling pleasantly sated. Even with my sometimes fairly generous appetite, I think that I might have felt slightly all-choc'ed out had I scoffed the lot myself. So yes, Mars, who manufacture Galaxy, there is indeed 'more to share'. One bar between two consenting adults will leave you satisfied. By the way, the wrapper warns that 'milk chocolate contains vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter', and also that one piece, weight 4.8g, contains 26kcal.
No research of this nature is complete without at least a quick look online. Entering 'Galaxy' into the search engine I was taken to the site and a large warning, headed 'Our Promise'. What was this? Was I the 1,000th person to click on the site this month and about to be rewarded with a year's supply? (Pause to look out of window at flying pig). No - heavens above - I had entered an adult site. But fear not, there were no pictures of unclad people gorging themselves on chocolate, no shots of Marianne Faithfull with - ahem, where was I. What it did say was, and I quote,
'As a responsible manufacturer, and in line with our Marketing Code, we need to check your age to ensure that we adhere to our commitment to market our brands responsibly.'
Having keyed in my date of birth and satisfied them that I was 18 (and had been 18 for years, in a manner of speaking), I was taken into the site to see the other products. I found out that Galaxy Smooth Milk is also available in single bars (46g), 'A Little Bit More' (75g), Multipack (4 x 46g), Large (125g), Twin Pack (2 x 125g), and if you have an appetite like Billy Bunter, or a large family, a 390g bar, which doesn't have a name. I would have thought Galaxy Monster might sound rather appropriate.
If you want to buy yours from Amazon, the 125g bar is £1.95 + 99p delivery, or a box of 24 x 125g bars at £65.99 + £7.99 delivery. Needless to say, who wants to order them online when you can obtain them much cheaper over a shop counter probably not very far away. By the way, no Amazon Marketplace used bars were listed when I looked. I think of everything - perhaps unfortunately.
As with several other well-known chocolates, Celebrations tubs contain an individually-wrapped piece of Galaxy alongside the other Mars suspects (Bounty, Snickers, Milky Way and so on). One measly little piece at a time? You've got to be joking, unless you can help yourself to all the others in the tub while nobody is looking. Only kidding...
Galaxy Smooth Milk looks good, tastes good, and therefore it must be good. But a 200g bar will be probably be more than adequate for one, unless you can bear to wrap it up and put it away for a few hours (now that might take a lot of willpower). Too much of it at once might be bad for you, but there's no harm in a little.
[Revised version of a review I originally posted on ciao]
Galaxy is by far my favourite chocolate and everybody knows it, it's always a present given to me by someone who cant think of anything to give me. Its never badly recieved.
If ever i have a little spare change to get something sweet i go for Galaxy and no little bars for me, I like the big ones (calm your dirty minds).
Galaxy is different to most other chocolates in its shape, its slightly curved. This is said to make a difference to the taste, I don't know if it does but it is the best tasting chocolate I've ever had. Its quite creamy, I like to suck it as it melts in my mouth rather than bite into it. I find it to be very moreish, I've got it to top cakes before and thought "Ok well before I top the cake I'll just have a line" (a square just doesn't cut it) and then 5 minutes later "Maybe one more line". It's definitly my weakness and I thank God for my fast metabolism each time I give in to my weakness!
I've also used Galaxy to melt and spread on top of cakes (tastes great but you need a lot of willpower to not eat it/lick lots of it off the knife you're using to spread it on cakes). I've also used it to make rice krispie cakes. I've had lots of good comments on my Galaxy rice krispie cakes, one of my friends thinks I should sell them haha. If you are intending to make rice krispie cakes with them my one advice would be go easy on the chocolate, I once was very generous with the chocolate, too much infact. I retrieved a cooled Galaxy rice kripsie cake out of the fridge and upon biting into it almost broke a tooth!
Like all chocolates Galaxy can be a bit sickly after eating too much. However I with my sweet tooth have stronger resistant than others (I think so anyway!) I can easily munch through one of the 120g bars without feeling sick.
Galaxy throughout the years have come up with many variations to their brand. My favourites of these are bubbles (quite like a galaxy version of aero) and caramel. Others include cookie crumble and hazlenut.
I think Galaxy is quite a decent valued chocolate bar, its certaintly nowhere near as expensive as Lindt for example.
You can currently pick up a bar of Galaxy in tesco for:
114g bar- £1
200g bar- £2.09
Its worth noting that there are often deals on these bars, I've one bought a 390g bar for £2...that was a very happy day for me!
OK....so, chocolate is chocolate is chocolate. Right? WRONG!
I am not an expert and my taste buds may not be to the standards where I could taste for a living but I know what I like and Galaxy is simply out of this world.
With its smooth, slightly curved and sexy shape, it is a delight to gaze at and hold. Each square breaks with a clean, crisp 'snap' and slowly melts in your mouth. Smooth and rich tasting, this is an ideal little treat for anyone at any time of the day. I personally find Galaxy to be the brand of chocolate to least leave that slightly 'tacky' feeling in your mouth - where it feels it could stick your tongue to the roof of your mouth! Priced competitively within the marketplace, it shares shelf space with other better and less known brands, but in my humble opinion, Galaxy is the best.
Galaxy is a renowned chocolate throughout the world. I really don't need to say much other than the fact that it is divine and a mouth watering chocolate. But to explain in a little more detail, It's the chocolate that has a rich texture yet melts in my mouth. I tend to purchase my galaxy stash when it is on offer, the 125g for only One pound. That is pretty cheap in comparison to how expensive chocolates are now a days. Galaxy is a real treat and my all time favorite has to be the original galaxy milk chocolate but I do enjoy cookie crumble too.
The fact that it is available anywhere and everywhere is both good and bad. It means I can access it whenever I crave it and on the other hand it means I buy it even when I shouldn't!
Cadburys, Hershey's, Thornton's all make lovely chocolate but none have achieved the texture that galaxy seems to give. Since I do like to look after my teeth, I don't bite into chocolate, rather I take a little bite size amount off the bar and let it melt on my tongue. It takes around a minute for me to go through a small piece and quite often, it is more than enough. So for a pound, it is more than worth it because it goes a long way (if i can resist).
I love the luxurious foiled packaging it comes it, it makes it feel like more of an expensive treat. At the end of the day its the thought that counts,not the price tag and I know I always will appreciate the rich quality of the chocolate. It is one of those timeless chocolates and I just hope they don't raise the price of them where they become to dear to buy on a weekly basis.
You really cannot go wrong with giving galaxy as a present either. It is a little bit of a casual type of present but everybody really enjoys it. There are big family sized bars as well as snack bars for maybe break time! At Christmas, they come out with a huge slab of chocolate and it really is an amazing thing to give to the entire family. Everyone enjoys it and it certainly puts a smile on my face. I would be more than happy to receive a bar of galaxy as a present. To me it seems like luxury!
Whenever I go to the supermarket and am looking for a nice bar of chocolate to buy, Galaxy is one of the few bars of which tempt me the most. I must say that it has been one of my favourite chocolate brands ever since I discovered it, and when I feel like a real treat I go and pick a bar up. Galaxy is one of those brands which allows you to enjoy indulgent chocolate without having to pay too much, unlike some brands of chocolate out there which claim to be 'premium' and 'gourmet'.
Though Galaxy would not really fit into the 'Value' section of the chocolate market, for its delicious taste it certainly is at a reasonable price. For an 125g bar of Galaxy Smooth Milk Chocolate, you would expect to pay a little over a pound. However, I have noticed that a lot of the time, supermarkets seem to be holding promotions for these bars so that you can obtain an 125g bar for only £1.00, not a high price to pay for a bar of good quality chocolate at all. Galaxy bars also come in a range of different sizes, for example larger more to share packs and multipacks of mini Galaxy bars. I usually tend to buy the 125g size because it is the most convenient size for me and because of the frequent £1 promotions, it is the best value of money out of the lot often. Though it does seem like quite a big bar of chocolate, I do find that it disappears pretty soon!
The Galaxy label has also been extending its range, for example, I have seen some Galaxy cake bars lying around, even though I have never tried them. I have tried out the Galaxy hot chocolate, which is nice but not as delicious as the actual chocolate. There have also been many flavours of Galaxy developed, for example the Caramel variety. My favourite flavour must be the Galaxy Cookie Crumble, as it adds a really nice crunch to your normal bar of Galaxy, and Galaxy really does a good job with it.
An important aspect that Mars (the company that creates Galaxy chocolate bars) prides itself in is the shape of the actual chocolate. Each chunk is slightly curved and smooth; the shape gives a feeling of sophistication. The shape is said to affect the actual taste and feel of the chocolate, and I am not sure whether or not it is just a psychological thing, but to me, because of the unique shape, Galaxy has always had something different from your typical bar of chocolate.
The taste is smooth, creamy and delicious, exactly what a good bar of chocolate should be like. It is milky and just sweet enough (though sometimes if I eat too much I find that it is slightly too sugary and sickly... but after all, this is chocolate we are talking about here). There is a distinct taste to it that is hard to explain, but easy to recognise. If someone put a chunk of galaxy in my mouth whilst I was blindfolded, I could recognise the taste immediately.
Obviously, the most popular way of enjoying Galaxy is to simply take it out of its wrapper and snap off chunks to eat. However, I have found that Galaxy is also a nice chocolate brand to bake with. For example, you can cut the chocolate into smaller chunks and then bake them into cookies. Also, adding chunks into your brownies can give them a really decadent touch.
This is an example of a chocolate that you do not have to pay so much for, whilst still getting something of very good quality and taste. For that reason, I would give it 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
I go through phases where I love chocolate, others where the very thought of it makes me feel sickly. The other day at work I purchased a 46g bar of Galaxy Smooth Milk chocolate from the vending machine, for 70p, lucky for me 2 bars came out, so my husband ate the other one.
The bar comes in a brown easy to tear plastic wrapper, the chocolate inside is a whole piece but with grooves so you can snap a bit off. The nutritional information is for 100gs is:
* 544 kcal (26% of your daily allowance)
* 32.5g fat (42%of your daily allowance)
* 6.6g protein
* 56.1g carbs
The ingredients are Sugar, cocoa ingredients (cocoa butter, cocoa mass) skimmed milk powder, milk fat, lactose, vegetable fat, emulsifier (soya lecithin), natural vanilla extract, traces of gluten.
It is 14% minimum milk chocolate solids and 25% cocoa solids and is suitable for vegetarians, which is good as I am one.
Wow, after listing all the ingredients and nutritional information I am glad I only ate two pieces.
The product is made by Mars, and on the packet is a Rainforest Alliance Certified Logo which means that the cocoa used in the chocolate bar is traceable from the farm into the Mars factory and that Mars aim to improve the livelihood of the farmers and their communities, protect the environment and also protect the wildlife around them. This is good, as I think that we all need to take greater responsibility for the products we buy and the way we live our lives.
Now does it taste any good? Well I must be going through a not liking chocolate phase as it was just too sickly for me. I did not get much of a chocolate hit off the bar when I opened it. I ate the first piece and thought that it was smooth and very creamy, which was pleasant, as it was melting it was quite thick and sticks in your mouth for a while, so I had another piece and that was enough, it was just too rich and creamy for me. I was disappointed, really should have just had a chocolate biscuit. Anyway I am not sure if to recommend this is not, as my taste experience was not that good, what I would say is that for people that love rich, creamy chocolate, this would be a must try product, for those less inclined to feel sick, I would suggest an alternative product, my husband would disagree as he thought it was great with his cup of coffee, hay ho, the world would be a very dull place if we all liked the same things.
From the second you buy galaxy you know this chocolate has class. As you open the package and open the foil you can smell the chocolate and how good it is, I enjoy breaking a segment of 1 at a time and savouring it and allowing it to melt in my mouth. It is wonderfully silky and creamy and tastes delicious. There are many variations but I always find myself coming back to the original as it is just so good. In my opinion, it is the best and most tasty chocolate you can buy. The only downside I can think of is that the price of Galaxy is slightly more expensive than other chocolate bars out there but I believe it's worth it, especially as a treat on a saturday night when you're watching a film with your family or loved ones. Just make sure they don't eat too much!
Back in my student days in the UK, I was a bit of Galaxy devotee. I never got into Cadbury (and I'm fully expecting to be run out of the country by an angry mob for stating such a sentiment), there were only so many chocolate packages that people could mail me from abroad (though on one memorable occasion I got a 5kg package of nothing but Milka chocolates. I was the most popular girl in student halls for a while) and the upmarket brands were too pricey.
Galaxy was the perfect solution to my chocolate dilemma: creamy and smooth, and completely affordable. So it was for great enthusiasm I reached for a Galaxy bar in the supermarket after nearly a detail. The packaging was nice and milimalist like I remembered, the golden/brown tones and swirl remiscent of smoooth, melt-in-your mouth chocolate.
Unfortunately, I was too blinded by nostalgia by account for the way one's palette often changes throughout the years. Rather than the silky, creamy delight I was expecting what I got instead was a rather ordinary, overly sweet taste. The chocolate is certainly creamy, but that doesn't make up for the fact it's fact it's too heavy and the sugar and light on the cocoa, and I found the overall result mediocre at best. Still better than some of the more cardboardy chocolate bars, but nothing I'd consider eating again, barring a dire emergency and lack of any other kind of chocolate around.
I freely admit that my penchant for Swiss/Belgian chocolates and real dark chocolate (ideally over 80%) have turned my chocolate tastes very specific, and I'm sure it's a perfectly fine bar of chocolate for a lot of people. And at the 1 pound I paid for it in Sainsbury's (it was on discount), reasonnably priced as well!
I'd probably reccomend it as an alternative to some of the downmarket products. Or to anybody afflicted with a late night case of the munchies.
I have to admit as I have "aged" from a child to a Young Adult- I have, over the years became- less attracted to sweets. I do however adore chocolate. It was then inevitable then, for me to one day to try Cadbury's chocolate rival- Galaxy chocolate- Or Dove Chocolate, as it is known in other countries. However though I did enjoy the bar I really cannot see why many credit it! Allow me to explain why.
Galaxy History; Galaxy is a brand of Milk chocolate made and marketed by Mars. It was first launched in 1960 and then bought by Mars in 1986.
Taste/Texture; It is very rare do I say "I dislike that chocolate bar" and Galaxy was no exception. It is in fact one of the creamiest chocolate's I have ever come across. I actually agree with Galaxy that the shape of the chocolate pieces can and did make the difference in texture as it did melt faster than the previous shape of Galaxy chocolate. However- isn't Dairy Milk just as creamy because of all that lovely liquid Milk? It is also- by quite a margin, cheaper. There is no unique shape in dairy Milk. It looks just like an ordinary cube of chocolate. Although I liked the taste of Galaxy I still prefer Cadbury Dairy Milk- This is because it tastes allot more chocolatey without being gritty and dry- as if it has a higher cocoa content- than the slightly bland in comparison Galaxy bar.
Smell; I found the same problem here to with the galaxy bar! Yes- I loved the smell of Galaxy. It smelt very creamy- However when I inhale the scent of Galaxy- I kept on remembering (and missing) that distinctive smell of Cadbury Dairy Milk- that Chocolatey Cocoa scent with a creamy, balanced after tone- compared to Galaxy's plain and simple creamy tone.
Packaging; This I feel is possibly the biggest strong point of the Galaxy brand. Whereas Cadbury Dairy Milk is wrapped in a purple plastic like paper the Galaxy bar is wrapped in "Gold" (that being gold foil,) with nice quality paper wrapped around the foil. I will admit then that the Wrapping paper on the Galaxy bar is of better quality than Cadbury's. However is this a good thing- when we as a world are supposed to be thinking upon preserving our materials and resources and it being cheaper to produce less paper- and therefore keeping consumer costs down?
Product Quality; I personally feel Galaxy has worked to hard on trying to make the bar very creamy- which it does with out a doubt- succeed. However I do not feel it has the balance of the significantly cheaper rival of Cadbury. Cadburys's bar is also very creamy- because of the fresh milk they use as mentioned. But to me it seems that Cadbury's seems to taste more like chocolate should- that is of chocolate and not cream unlike Galaxy. It is worth noting that there is no Hydrogenated fat in Galaxy however. On the other hand Galaxy chocolate contains allot of sugar!
Value For Money; Typically a bar of a medium sized Galaxy bar will cost you around£1.39 from Tesco for 125 grams (It is now on offer at £0.93checked by me on Wednesday 30th November) However Cadbury Dairy Milk offer a much better value 140 gram bar will only cost £1.00 full price (In most Newsagents) On top of that Cadbury Ease my conscience for the less fortunate people in the world- as unlike Galaxy, Cadbury only use fair-trade Cocoa meaning a better life for Cadbury's suppliers of cocoa. This is another reason why I would not buy Galaxy. However, credit to Galaxy, they are registered with the Rainforest Alliance- which helps protect the worlds rainforests.
Verdict; Cadbury it is for me!!! (Though I do love the Galaxy Cookie Crumble!)
Nutrition (Per 100 Grams)
Saturated Fat 19.3g
Ingredients; sugar, cocoa ingredients (cocoa butter, cocoa mass) skimmed milk powder, milk fat, lactose, demineralised whey powder, vegetable fat, emulsifers (soya lecithin, E442), flavourings. Milk chocolate contains milk solids 14% miminum and cocoa solids 25% minimum
Allergy Advice; Suitable for vegetarians, Contains Milk and lactose.
This review has also been published on Ciao by jjcross
Silk-smooth, creamy milk chocolate.