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That's how the [Galaxy] Cookie crumbles
Galaxy Cookie Crumble
Member Name: ryeb
Galaxy Cookie Crumble
Advantages: Tastes delicious, reminds me of Oreo biscuit, not too sickly
Disadvantages: High sugar content
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.]
Summary: A delicious twist on the regular Galaxy bars
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