“ Brand: Mars / Type: Bar „
A bit about Galaxy
Galaxy is owned by Mars now although you may not be aware of this as the brand 'Mars' isn't plastered all over their products so as to keep the Galaxy brand separate to Mars. Galaxy has been a part of our confectionary aisles for as long as I can remember and they have many different varieties of chocolate bars which are always so very creamy and indulgent.
Galaxy believe that chocolate should be as smooth and mouth watering as possible- they ask 'why have cotton when you can have silk?' and when consulting their website they are very sensational with the way they describe how they make the chocolate. They 'select their ingredients with love' 'slowly roast the beans' all to ensure 'creamy heaven'. It does sound all very sensational but every Galaxy chocolate bar I have tasted has always been extremely creamy especially compared to other brands.
The actual shape of Galaxy has changed recently. Before the blocks of chocolate came in squares similar to that of Dairy Milk, however, in 2007 the shape of the blocks changed. This was due to the fact that those at Galaxy believe that the shape of chocolate effects it's taste due to its different feel in the mouth. The shape of the 'square' now is a rectangle with a smooth underside with the top side being 'wavy' with a G marked in it. When you look at it it does look as though it is a piece of chocolate which is beginning to melt. It definitely makes it look more appealing.
Galaxy also have become sponsors of several products including films and Books. The Galaxy team believe that consuming Galaxy is all about the atmosphere and think that if you lose yourself in a good book whether it be at home or at work or on the train you can really lose yourself and relax if you have your bar of chocolate at hand. Galaxy have become official sponsors of the British Book Awards as well as in conjunction with Richard and Judy's book club too. Films which Galaxy have been involved in sponsoring include Bridget Jones, Sex and the City and The Devi Wear's Prada. Again suggesting that their chocolate is ideal to consume whilst enjoying these popular chick flicks.
There are many products available from Galaxy including:
* The ripple
* Galaxy Caramel
* Smooth Dark bar
* Milk bar
* Hazel nut bar
As well as several others including the chocolate bar which was voted top favourite by a research panel; The cookie crumble.
galaxy crumble bar
This is a chocolate bar which I had to try when it first came out as it just caught my eye. I thought well I like cookies and I like Galaxy so surely it's a good combination to try! I was, however, disappointed in it and think I will be sticking to the ordinary Galaxy bars in future.
There is a long list of ingredients on the back of the wrapping listing all of the ingredients that go into making this chocolate. They include;
* Cocoa Ingredients (Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass),
* Skimmed Milk Powder,
* Milk Fat,
* Whey Powder,
* Wheat Flour,
* Fat Reduced Cocoa,
* Vegetable Fat,
* Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin),
* Glucose Syrup,
* Natural Colour (Vegetable Black),
* Raising Agent (E503),
* (Traces: Peanut and Other Nuts, Sesame),
* Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14%
So obviously not the most healthy of choices but if you're eating chocolate you want to do it properly! There is 8% cookie pieces in a bar which isn't very much.
In terms of nutritional values, if you were to use the 'traffic light system' which the foods standards agency seems to be applying to lots of foods you would see all areas in red except for salt which is green.
The chocolate itself comes in a large bar like the other Galaxy products do. The pieces are the new look, sensationalised shapes which do make your mouth water. Just looking at the chocolate bar makes me want to eat it right away! Although it looks like any other Galaxy bar on the top, it's not. Beneath the bar you can see little speckles of cookie within the chocolate
The packaging is very 'Galaxy'. What I mean by this is that even at a quick glance it is obvious which brand has made it which is always useful! The chocolate is wrapped in a gold foil which I quite like, there's something quite indulgent about unwrapping the gold to find chocolate! This is then inside a paper sleeve which contains all the necessary information.
On the front of the sleeve it is very simple and straight forward, there is simply no need for lots of wording or complicated pictures, It is the pale browns/cream colours that Galaxy use which looks like a shiny piece of chocolate. This then has the word Galaxy written on it in what is supposed to look like melted chocolate all deep brown, shiny and gooey. In smaller writing underneath it reads 'cookie crumble' and that is all.
The only picture on the sleeve is above the name and it's of two cookies overlapping, one with a bite out of it and a few crumbs around it suggesting the crumbly texture of the cookie.
The back of the packet contains all the information including ingredients, addresses and nutritional information as you would expect to find on a product of this nature.
In terms of taste the chocolate is its usual high quality. When you bite into this chocolate you do taste the cookie, it's sweet and crunchy and, compared to Cadbury's who also have a biscuit chocolate bar, I think it tastes better. It's not at all soggy, very crunchy which adds a different texture next to the soft, creamy chocolate.
Although it tastes just great I don't rate it amazingly high mainly because the cookie is so very small. If it was in slightly larger pieces it would be a better texture. Due to the fact the pieces are so small it makes me unsure of what to do with them! Do you chew or do you let them go soggy and melt along with the chocolate?! They're also quite sharp too! When you're eating a creamy chocolate bar it does kind of spoil it by having sharp bits of cookie in there too. Again I think this is due to the fact that the cookie pieces are very small.
All in all I have rated this product 3 out of 5 stars. This does seem quite low especially as I am a very big Galaxy fan. I do prefer this brand to others and have surprised myself with the low rating but I just do not think it fits with the brand very well. Galaxy is a creamy chocolate and so having crunchy bits of biscuit in it kind of defeats the object. You can't let the chocolate melt in your mouth as you normally would as there are tiny flecks of cookie there too. I do like the taste of the cookie though don't get me wrong, it would just be better in bigger chunks so that you can appreciate the two textures in their own right and be able to taste them better as Galaxy chocolate is so rich in taste the cookie flavour itself is lost almost in it. Probably because it is only 8% cookie.
In terms of packaging I do like the Galaxy branding. I think it's well thought out and always kept so simple. I have noticed how recently Cadbury's no longer has the foil wrap contained in a sleeve but now come in plastic packaging which just doesn't have the same effect. I do like the fact that I can unwrap this chocolate from its gold foil.
I have bought this chocolate bar just the once for Mrs B and I to try. Although we did manage to consume the whole bar- it didn't take much effort!- I doubt we will be buying it again. I did enjoy it but not as much as I normally would and think I will stick to the likes of Galaxy milk bars or the ripples.
This chocolate bar is available in most supermarkets now and in several local shops. Prices vary depending upon offers. The large bar which is 119g is available from Asda at the moment for just £1 and is slightly more in other supermarkets.
As I write this, I am enjoying a 119g bar of this excellent concoction by Galaxy.
I like a crunchy biscuit, there's nothing worse than a biscuit which is supposed to be crunchy which has been left to react with the air and has become soft.
The same principle is to work with this chocolate. The biscuit like "crunch" is to be found in this chocolate and something I really enjoy. With the classic galaxy taste, but with a little extra bite to each square, this is a chocolate bar to die for.
There's no denying I'm a massive chocaholic, so I'd like to say I know what I'm talking about here ;) Okay I know it's an excellent bar as it's half gone whilst I've been writing this review...
I generally buy these when they're on special offer in Tescos at £1 apiece - absolute bargain for a little treat!
The back of the packet says "signature galaxy smoothness enhanced with delicious pieces of chocolate cookie." Now I'm also a fan of original Galaxy, but I do honestly think this is my favourite Galaxy bar - I also enjoy the caramelised nuts one. But this is definitely putting up a good fight!
**WARNING: You won't be able to stop eating this.**
Tonight after work I really fancied some chocolate.
I dreamt of Cadbury's new bar of Cookie Nut Crunch last night so I had it in mind all day.
A 9pm dash to Tesco changed my mind. The large bar of Cadbury's Cookie Nut Crunch (which was on special offer at £1.25 in Morrisons the other week) is currently selling in Tesco for £3.36, which I think is a disgrace! I was genuinely shocked by the price so opted for a Galaxy Cookie Crumble, which was labelled as £1.00 for a 119g bar.
When I got it home and went to unwrap it there was a big yellow 'reduced' sticker over the barcode on the back saying this was £1.00, but is now reduced to £0.60. Had I known I would have bought two bars!
~ Packaging ~
It comes in a brown coloured wrapper with the word 'Galaxy' across the front and 'Cookie Crumble' underneath.
There is a picture in the top right hand corner of a dark brown cookie.
The bottom left hand corner tells us that this bar of chocolate contains 22kcal per piece (4g). Oops! Most of my bar is gone!
The back of the wrapper has a list of ingredients and information on the guideline daily amount of calories and food groups a typical adult should be consuming.
A lot of the wrapper is in greek and I have noticed under the GB part they have spelt the word, 'Ingredients' with two capital 'I's ie. 'IIngredients'.
The best before date isn't too far in the future either: 21/07/13 (33 days after purchase).
The chocolate itself is wrapped in purple foil, with paper backing so it is not as easy to tear as normal foil.
I have had this bar of chocolate before and I really like it.
The chocolate obviously tastes like normal Galaxy chocolate. It is smooth, creamy and very sweet.
There are little bits of dark brown cookie throughout the bar. The cookie pieces are quite small, unlike in the Cadbury's Cookie Nut Crunch bar.
I really like the texture the crunchy bits give the chocolate. I can't honestly taste the cookie pieces. I don't think they give the chocolate bar any extra flavour. I can't tell if it is a chocolate flavoured cookie or anything as the cookie pieces are so small and the taste of the actual chocolate overpowers them. I don't mind this at all though as I love the texture and I love the taste of the Galaxy chocolate as well.
I am not brand loyal and often go through Mars Galaxy chocolate phases as I do Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate phases. It's difficult to choose a favourite because they have such different tastes, but in my opinion Mars definitely make more delicious easter eggs!
~ Price ~
The 119g bar normally retails at around £1.26, but can often be picked up for £1.00 and it is currently in my local Tesco reduced to £0.60.
The smaller, normal sized chocolate bar costs around £0.55.
These chocolate bars are available from most supermarkets and newsagents as well as most other places that sell chocolate.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this chocolate bar. I love the texture that the cookie pieces bring to it and I don't mind that I can't taste them.
Galaxy's chocolate is very sweet and creamy, but I am very greedy and could easily finish a few bars without finding it too sickly.
I will definitely buy this again, especially if Cadbury's Cookie Nut Crunch stays at £3.36 per bar.
I was out shopping and I had a craving for chocolate. I like Galaxy smooth milk chocolate as the taste is so smooth and creamy and it melts in my mouth. I saw a bar of Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate on the shelf. I decide I would buy a bar of Galaxy Cookie Crumble Chocolate and see if I would like this the same as Galaxy smooth milk chocolate, plus it made a change to try something different.
The weight of the bar I brought was 119g and it stated on the front package there are" 22 k calories per 4g piece. I thought this was an useful information for when I was trying to lose weight knowing how many calories I would have to exercise to just get rid of those extra pounds added to my weight
if I overindulge.I hate having to do the maths when it states calories per weight of bar.Knowing the calories of each pieces makes it so much easier.
The front package is similar to Galaxy smooth milk chocolate it is a brown colour the difference is the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate as a half-eaten Cookie on the front of the bar cover. The foil the chocolate is covered in is a purple pink colour.
A breakdown of the Nutrition information is on the back of the bar, which is "calorie 22kcal, sugar 2.1g, fat 1.3g, saturates. 0.8g, sodium 0.0g per 100g, .2293kJ or 550kcal"
When I opened the package and removed the foil the front of the bar is the same as Galaxy smooth milk chocolate with the curves indented to separate pieces and a little G in the corner.
When I turned the bar over you could see it was filled with bits there was loads of little bumps were the cookie crumble pieces are.
When I tried a piece of Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate which is also a milk chocolate I found the taste as the same smooth creamy melt in my mouth effect but with the added crunch bits. To me it was similar to praline chocolate, but softer that's the only way I can describe it
I did enjoy eating the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate however I do prefer the Galaxy smooth milk chocolate without added bits. For me Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate would be more of the odd occasion treats not a regular occurrence.
Comes in various sizes 45g, 119g
"Galaxy is marketed by Mars Incorporated"
At time of review price range: £1.00 at poundland, £1.26 at Waitrose and various superstores and is in most shops now that sell confectionaries.
Online : www.amazon.co.uk have R.R.P was£8.88 now £7.20 weight 119g for a pack of 6 bars
I don't know why it has taken me so long to try Galaxy's Cookie Crumble flavour, as it doesn't really qualify as a brand new product any more. I go through phases of loving Galaxy above all other chocolate, followed by periods when I switch to the "other side", and decide Dairy Milk is my favourite. At the moment, I am with Galaxy again, and I actually bought the cookie version by happy accident. It was available for the amazing price of 50p for the 119g large bar, in Wilkinson bsck in October. I thought that the shelf label may be a mistake but an assistant told me it wasn't and that the offer was restricted to 6 bars per customer. I don't know what she was suggesting..
The bar is a standard milk chocolate Galaxy except for the fact there are pieces of biscuit distributed throughout. It comes in a similar wrapper, as I have mentioned, except for the fact the inner foil is purple. You can buy both smaller and larger bars than the one that I bought but it is a good size for me as I tend to share it anyway, and larger ones would just be too tempting. The foil will keep the chocolate fresh for more than one day, if you wrap it up firmly and use a lot of self control.
The chocolate doesn't look much different from a standard bar and it is still divided into squares which makes sharing easier. It smells of the same delicious milky chocolate as always, and I would be disappointed if it didn't. Breaking open the foil and getting your first waft of cocoa is one of the best things about eating it. The very best thing though, is taking your first bite. There are plenty of cookie pieces in the bar, and I found at least one in every square. They are also made of chocolate, but they have a darker and more intense flavour. They remind me of the biscuit part of Oreos, if you have ever had those. If I was being picky, I would like the pieces to be a bit bigger, but this would probably make dividing the bar up too messy. The texture contrast between the smooth melt in your mouth chocolate and the crunchy biscuit is very nice. The chocolate is on the sweet side, but not so much that it is sickly. This is probably why I find it easier to eat more of this in one go than usual, which may not be a good thing.
I notice that the calorie and nutrition breakdown on the bar is given per square. As I always eat more than one at once, the fat levels shown there are quite sobering. I expected the cookies to add a bit in the way of saturated fat, but each square contains 4% of your RDA! If you have a few pieces, that total is going to go up very fast indeed. This is the reason that I marginally prefer the original. It isn't a dieters friend and I wouldn't expect it to be, but is a bit less fattening.
All in all, I would recommend this chocolate to any Galaxy lovers, as it is nice version that keeps the good taste of the original but also adds something new and scrumptious to it. You can buy it in the usual places such as supermarkets, but the poundshops are a good place to look for the larger bars as they offer especially good value. You can also buy a Galaxy Cookie Crumble cake bar, which I suspect I will be adding to my shopping basket before long..
[This review is also on Ciao uner the same user name.]
I am usually much more of a Cadbury's fan but when I spotted this Galaxy cookie crumble chocolate I couldn't resist purchasing a bar especially as it was on special offer.
I purchased a 197g bar, which it states is a new larger size for just £1.08 in Tesco. This was a half price special offer, I think this was pretty good value as it is quite a large bar.
The chocolate comes packaged in a beige and brown foil wrapper which helps to keep the chocolate fresh and protected. On the front of the wrapper you will find 'galaxy' written in what is made to look like melted chocolate. There is also a picture of a cookie to reflect the flavour and a small square in the corner which tells you how many calories a single pieces of the chocolate contains. On the back of the wrapper you can find a description of the chocolate, ingredients listings, company contact details and full nutritional information.
Galaxy chocolate is made by Mars and tends to be known for being a very smooth and creamy milk chocolate. This Cookie Crumble version of the chocolate contains small pieces of cookie mingled in with the chocolate. As you can imagine just like other chocolate this one is also not the healthiest option. Each piece of chocolate contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 26kcal
Sugars - 2.4g
Fat - 1.6g
Saturates - 0.9g
Salt - 0.01g
The bar of chocolate is spilt into sections which can easily be broken off. Each little rectangle of chocolate has a wavy shape and a 'G' printed on the top. I personally prefer to eat my chocolate at room temperature as I like to feel the chocolate begin to melt as soon as I start to eat it. This galaxy chocolate certainly does begin to melt straight away and has a lovely smooth, creamy taste. The pieces of cookie are quite small and just as the name suggests it is just like a cookie has been crumbled into the chocolate. The cookie pieces are chocolate flavoured cookie which offer a great contrast in texture and give a lovely crunch. The cookie pieces also seem to give the chocolate a added richness. Overall I think this is a great everyday chocolate which is truly scrumptious and once opened it is difficult to put down.
I absolutely adore chocolate, with my preferred brand being Cadbury's. My other half however, favours the Galaxy brand of chocolate over any other and so we often have a selection of treats from both of these well known brands in our household.
The "Galaxy Cookie Crumble" is a chocolate bar from the Galaxy range, consisting of a bar of thick Galaxy milk chocolate with chocolate cookie pieces contained within it. I had only tried the chocolate once before and couldn't remember if it was to my liking or not, so happily tried it out recently to find out!
The bar of chocolate that we had was 119g in size, and it cost us just under £1. I believe the chocolate is also available to buy in a smaller sized bar.
Removing the purple-coloured foil wrapper and outer paper 'sleeve' from the chocolate, I was met with a delicious-looking bar which looked to be of a very high quality. I could see instantly that the chocolate was 'flecked' with small pieces of black-coloured filling which of course turned out to be the pieces of cookie. I could smell the chocolate before I even broke a square off the oblong bar, such was the rich, chocolaty aroma that was easily noticeable and extremely delicious, mouth-watering even.
The first thing I noticed when it came to eating the Galaxy Cookie Crumble was the familiar taste of the sweet Galaxy chocolate. I felt that the chocolate was up to the usual high standard I have come to expect from the Galaxy brand, and the smoothness of the chocolate is not difficult to miss, giving it a lovely creamy texture overall. The chocolate is very sweet as you would expect, and I would go so far as to say that I could not eat massive amounts of Galaxy chocolate as I find the sweetness has a slightly sickly edge to it.
After the initial bite, I was able to detect the Cookie Crumble which I thought was evenly and generously distributed throughout the pieces of Galaxy chocolate. The Cookie is a dark brown colour which corresponds perfectly with its taste and flavour. Being very chocolaty and extremely sweet, I find the Cookie filling adds a little too much to the overall flavour of the chocolate bar and it gives it a very sickly edge. I found that I could only eat a couple of squares of the Galaxy Cookie Crumble before the sickly, oversweet flavour took over. To let you understand, this is rather unheard of when it comes to my chocolate-eating habits, and I have a rather impressive sweet tooth which I often indulge with a variety of sweets and chocolates. There are only about three types of sweets or chocolates that I have ever found that are too sickly for me to munch happily on, but sadly I think I have found a fourth in this Galaxy offering.
On the plus side, I really liked the way the addition of the Cookie Crumble gave a satisfying 'bite' to the chocolate when I was eating it. I thought the cookie was of a very high quality and it was deliciously crunchy and quite satisfying in its overall texture. My issue was solely with the level of sweetness and subsequent 'sickliness' that the cookie brought to the overall flavour of the chocolate bar.
I can see from the nutritional information provided on the wrapper that one piece of the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate (4g piece) will provide: 1.4g fat and 22 kcal which seems quite high, but is probably on a par with most other chocolate bars that I buy regularly. I cannot see anything on the wrapper to indicate whether the chocolate is suitable for a vegetarian diet or not. The product may contain traces of nuts and this is indicated on the packaging also.
Overall, I would not rate the Galaxy Cookie Crumble particularly highly, nor will I buy it for myself again. I think it is very much down to personal choice however, as my other half loves this particular bar of chocolate. If you like extremely chocolaty-flavoured treats that are incredibly sweet, then you may well find it is right up your street.
There is a whole range of chocolate bars available from the Galaxy brand, which can be found in good supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda, as well as in newsagents and corner shops.
Galaxy is in my opinion the absolute best chocolate out there. I regularly buy from a well known website selling recently out of date or going out of date foods and one of the offers they had a while ago was Galaxy Cookie Crumble which I had never actually seen before but decided to give a try. After just having a square from my newly purchased bar I thought a review was in order.
Firstly there are 3 sizes of bar available I know of, a small personal size, larger indulgent size and the truly tragic sick inducing size (197g) - the best obviously!
The packaging is not so different from the original. It has a plum tinge to it rather than the creamy brown colour the brand normally features. There is a double chocolate chip cookie featured which I must say look delicious.
This chocolate is the general Galaxy taste, smooth, creamy, melt in the mouth, silky, delicious, cocoa tasting, sweetness. It's heaven in a rectangle as far as I am concerned. However there is the twist of little crunchy, truly divine chocolate cookies. The mix of the crunch and the smoothness is a lovely contrast, the cookie pieces don't deter the melt in the mouth aspect either. It does seem to be sweeter than the regular bar but with more sugar it's not surprising.
I have seen it in Asda but apart from that it's not something that I have seen widely available, I bought my bar from the £1 shop today which is the first I have seen it in there but worth a look if you're in.
The 'More To Share' aspect I don't think is true, I don't want to share this gorgeous velvety piece of luxury, it's definitely one to keep hidden in the back of the cupboard for those indulgent moments.
Each piece contains just 26 calories, however 1 leads to another and another and another, I don't accept responsibility for anyone who polishes off the lot although I would be jealous, after a strip the sugar high is too much for me so I have to give it a break for a while.
Definitely a new favourite of mine! Give it a go.
For as long as I can remember I have always loved Galaxy chocolate, I actually like most chocolate but Galaxy has to be one of my favourites as a treat. I was recently buying a few bits from my local shop and saw that they were selling Galaxy Cookie Crumble, I usually like all the different varieties of Galaxy so knew this would be no different and the combination of Galaxy chocolate and cookies sounded lovely, I had to buy and bar and give it a try.
The single bar I brought came in the traditional shiny brown coloured wrapper that all Galaxy chocolate comes in with a foil interior to help keep the product inside fresh. The ends of the packed are dark and fade in towards the middle where the wrapper is a light brown colour. Written across the middle of the packaging is the word Galaxy in brown joined up lettering giving the impression that the word is written in chocolate, just beneath this in brown printed writing is the words "Cookie Crumble". Next to the name of the product is a picture of half of a double chocolate cookie, the calorie content is also written in small writing in the bottom left hand corner, that is it for the front of the packaging, it is simple but to the point and you cannot fail to know that the chocolate is a Galaxy product. The back of the packet is covered in small gold writing which personally I think is a bit hard to read unless you are in the right light, the information on the back of the packet consists of the ingredients, nutritional information and a statement about the product.
The Glaaxy Cookie Crumble when unwrapped looks exactly the same as the regular bar of Galaxy chocolate, it is divided up into about 5 or 6 pieces, rather than being actual blocks of chocolate the individual squares are slightly curved, they have a slight wavy line and a G imprinted in the chocolate, each square of chocolate is identical. The chocolate has a very smooth appearance to it however when the chocolate squares are bitten into you can clearly see pieces of double chocolate cookie. The chocolate has a very creamy taste to it and you can clearly taste the cookie pieces within the chocolate, they do not get lost with the flavour of the chocolate at all, personally I felt it made a perfect combination. The cookie pieces are not huge but on the other hand they are not so small that you could miss them whilst eating the chocolate, I find Galaxy chocolate is one of the smoothest chocolates you can buy so I did wonder whether the cookie pieces would take this away and make the chocolate almost gritty, however this was not the case despite the cookie pieces the chocolate was still as smooth as ever the cookie just added to the lovely creamy taste of the chocolate in my opinion. Galaxy describes its chocolate as smooth and creamy and I definitely have to agree.
The nutritional information on the back of the packet is given per 100g which includes
* Calories - 553
* Protein - 6.3g
* Carbohydrates - 54.7g
* Fat - 33.9g
The front of the packet does give the amount of calories per bar which is 243 calories, personally I think this is quite high, however as a treat once in a while doesn't hurt, I think the calorie content and fat content is the only down side to this particular chocolate bar.
I purchased my chocolate bar from my local Tesco and it cost be 57p for a 47g bar, however they are currently on offer 2 bars for 90p, compared to other single bars of chocolate available the Galaxy cookie crumble is very fairly priced, obviously being on offer is even better but I definitely think the price the bar of chocolate is being sold for is fair for this product.
I would definitely recommend Galaxy Cookie Crumble to any chocolate lover, the chocolate is just the same as plain Galaxy chocolate bars, it is very smooth and creamy and has that distinctive Galaxy taste. The pieces of cookie within the chocolate can easily be tasted and in my opinion add to the chocolate in a positive way, I personally love the combination of the creamy Galaxy chocolate and cookie pieces and would recommend anyone gives this a try.
I was really pleased when Galaxy Cookie crumble became available. It reminds me of chocolate bars you can get in USA. Or certain ice creams originally from USA with delicious cookie bits in it!!
I adore Galaxy chocolate on its own.... Its so smooth & creamy and has its own unique taste. When they brought out the Galaxy Crumble I couldn't wait to try it out.
Cookie Crumble bars usually come in a size of 119g. The packaging is very similar to Galaxy chocolate but has a picture of a yummy looking chocolate cookie at the top with a piece taken out of it. I usually end up sharing bar with my children as they both love it too.
Galaxy cookie crumble is described as 'Signature Galaxy smoothness enhanced with delicious pieces of chocolate cookie' and it is recommended that Galaxy is enjoyed in 'complete peace and quiet'. I am certainly not going to disagree with that statement! You can really taste the plentiful cookie pieces in this Galaxy bar; they are crunchy and really compliment the contrasting smoothness of the Galaxy chocolate.
Cocoa (cocoa butter, cocoa mass
Skimmed milk powder
Fat reduced cocoa
Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)
Natural Colour (Vegetable Black)
Traces of peanut, other nuts and sesame.
Milk chocolate (minimum of 14%) and 29% cocoa solids
Allergy Advice; A no no for nut alergy sufferers.
The one negative thing about Galaxy cookie crumble is the price! As expected it certainly isn't cheap! Its currently £1.26 in Asda; though is even more expensive in some other supermarkets. Unfortunately, it's rare to find a 119g bar on special offer.
Calorific content; One tiny little chunk of this chocolate bar contains 22 kcals.. There are 547 kcals in 100g of the product.
There are many different varities of Galaxy products available including Galaxy Chocolate; Galaxy Ripple, Galaxy (roasted caramelised hazelnuts); Galaxy caramel, Galaxy Ripple & Galaxy Minstrels.
Despite the cost, I must highly recommend this cookie chocolate bar; the taste is great, so now and again its lovely to buy it just as a treat.
Galaxy make really lovely tasting chocolate, and recently they have brought out a range of new chocolate bars, including Galaxy Bubbles. Today I am reviewing the deliciously named Cookie Crumble edition, and to see if it is worth my hard earned money!
** Packaging and size **
Standard foil packaging for a regular 45g bar of choccy. The brand name Galaxy is written in a chocolate brown font which is very soft and feminine.
The packet colouring is a standard Galaxy style chocolate brown colour with a plum purple colouring towards the edges which I normally would associate with a fruit and nut sort of chocolate, but nevertheless, looks okay with this packaging, and the little bar's wrapping is quite inviting.
There is a picture of a half eaten cookie on the front to confirm its contents - I would have preferred a picture of a whole cookie, but hey, that's just my preference!
** The chocolate bar **
When I peel open the foil packet with ease, I am confronted with a chocolate bar shaped into 6 seductively curvy shaped pieces which I bite into. There is the unmistakable creamy taste of the wonderful Galaxy chocolate, which is peppered with firm and crunchy pieces of double chocolate cookie. It's a wonderful marriage of flavours with creamy chocolate and crunchy cookie walking hand in hand into the depths of my stomach. Hee hee! The cookie pieces are neither too big, nor too small, and they are dispersed equally throughout the bar to a very satisfactory level. Quality of all ingredients are great, as expected with Galaxy.
** Calories **
(in case you're interested): 246 per packet
** Price **
This costs 53p from Tesco, or if you like they currently have a promotion of 2 for 80p (i.e. 40 p each. Bargain!). Either way, not an expensive bar of chocolate.
** Verdict **
A great tasting bar of chocolate if you're bored of the usual bars and want to try something different. I think this tastes much better than the similar themed Cookies & Cream version by Hersheys, and I enjoyed eating it thoroughly.
Would I buy it again? Almost definitely yes! It depends on what chocolate mood I'm in (is that a term?!) as sometimes I just want proper chocolate, i.e. just chocolate, rather than it being peppered with things like caramel, biscuit, nuts, and the works added in, as sometimes its nice to keep it simple, but on the whole, this is a really yummy and delicious bar of quality chocolate which I enjoyed devouring!
Galaxy used to be one of my favourite types of chocolate, way back when the bars were more chunky and angular, can you remember? When they used to be 'chocolate' shaped? Well never mind. When they changed the shape they also changed the taste. It used to be really creamy, but now has a slightly artifical taste to it.
When they introduced the Cookie Crumble version I had to give in and give it another shot. I think that the addition of the cookie to the bar reduces the sligtly 'plastic' taste of the chocolate, but I still feel that it could be so much better.
The nutritional information on the wrapper is done slightly differently to other bars of chocolate, the values are given per 'square'. While this makes the nutritional value of the chocolate sound less alarming, it does mount up easily given that nobody ever has only one square.
Each square (4g) contains:
If you are familiar with Galaxy chocolate and it's a favourite of yours, then it will not disappoint. The chocolate is very creamy, sickly even, I only managed a few squares and gave up. The cookie is a nice addition, it is rich and dark and gives the chocolate another dimension to its flavour. Its quite crunchy, but this then gives way to the creamy melted chocolate. It's quite a nice combination of flavours, but again, can be a bit too much if you over indulge.
I bought it on offer for £1.00 at Tesco, and it's worth it for the size of the bar (119g). I don't think I would buy it at full price, and I do prefer other brands of chocolate to Galaxy. A very average chocolate bar.
Bring back the old Galaxy.
This wasn't the review that I planned to submit today as I didn't even intend to buy this particular chocolate. However, when the online shopping came at lunchtime, the chocolate that we had actually ordered had been substituted and this was put in its place. Rather than go without my chocolate fix, I figured I might as well accept it and see what it was like.
Most people are familiar with Galaxy chocolate and its taste but for anyone who has yet to sample it, it's a lot more creamy than the likes of Dairy Milk and this can make it a bit sickly at times if you guzzle too many squares in one go! This is slightly different from "normal" Galaxy as it contains little bits of cookie-style biscuits, usually around two in each little square. The fact that the chocolate is incredibly rich and creamy contrasts really nicely with the harder texture of the cookie inside so I'm afraid it's rather moreish and far too easy to eat more than you intended. I've only had this bar of chocolate in my possession for less than two hours and I've already polished off two rows of squares (telling myself it's all in the name of research, of course!).
It's not the healthiest treat around but then chocolate never is. Per 45g, there is 15g of fat so it's probably best to stick to the odd square now and again if you can. I never can though so that makes me something of a hypocrite for telling anyone else to!
For anyone that will be shopping at Sainsburys this week, it's currently on a two for £2 offer so stock up if you like it!
Galaxy Cookie crumble consists of galaxy milk chocolate, which has been mixed with small pieces of chocolate cookie. A recent addition to the galaxy range, it is made and marketed by the Mars company (the 6th largest privately held company in the US). The bars are available in 45 gram and 119 gram blocks. Expect to pay around 50p for the smaller bar and £1.20 for the larger.
Galaxy cookie crumble is easy to recognise - in easy open packaging, the background wrapper is the classic Galaxy colours consisting of various shades of chocolate brown. However, to mark the cookie flavour these colours are mixed with purple. Galaxy is written in large brown letters with cookie crumble showing underneath. There is also a picture of a cookie in the corner. The bars should be stored in a cool dark place (this particular flavour seems to melt extremely easily so a fridge may be needed) and should keep for several months.
Per 45 grams the bars contain 246 calories, 15 grams of fat and 25 grams of carbohydrate. As a chocolate product this was never going to be healthy, but the fat content in particular is extremely high, so these should probably only be eaten occasionally.
I wasn't sure whether I liked this addition to the range when I first tried cookie crumble. The cookie pieces significantly change the taste of the chocolate and the crunchy texture takes some getting used to when normal galaxy is so smooth. However, after a couple of bars I was hooked - the combination works brilliantly and makes for a very sweet, very satisfying treat.
I recently came across Galaxy Cookie Crumble at a service station which had 2 standard 45g bars on offer for £1. I've always liked Galaxy chocolate and probably prefer it to Cadbury.
This bar contains gorgeous rich and creamy Galaxy chocolate but it isinfused with chunks of chocolate cookies. This give an exciting mix of textures; smooth velvety chocolate contratsed with crunchy, crumling cookies. It's a great combination of the two elements.
The only really down side is that one 45g bar is 246 calories / 12% of your daily allowance so this really has to be a treat or eaten alongisde a healthy balanced diet.
It is suitable for vegetarians, great for me!
I felt the bar was the right size for a treat and to fill my stomach. Each contains around 8 segments. I could of ate more so the bigger size bar which this comes in would be terrible for me as I'd be sneaking into the kitchen, thinking 'just one more square of chocolate' then realising i'd ate a weeks worth of chocolate in a day!
This is an unusual twist to the already fabulous galaxy bar and I would recommend it to anyone.