Product Type: Mars Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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, th... more
A creamy disappointment
Member Name: aella79
Date: 24/03/12, updated on 24/03/12 (40 review reads)
Advantages: creamy texture, ok price
Disadvantages: too sweet, doesn;t taste enough like real chocolate
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.
Summary: An inoffensive but rather mediocre product