Product Type: Mars Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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 b... more
Member Name: London222
Advantages: Smooth, creamy milk chocolate.
Disadvantages: Many calories.
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.
Summary: Galaxy - what's not to like?