Product Type: Galaxy Chocolate
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Come to the Dark side. We have Chocolate
Galaxy Dark Chocolate
Member Name: ryanando
Galaxy Dark Chocolate
Advantages: You will now be Cool
Disadvantages: Its really really bad for you
After reading a rather well put together review on some review web site (can't for the life of me remember where...ahem...) I decided I must try this venture into the dark side galaxy have made. It was just a case of when.
At the moment I'm the most strapped for cash I've ever been. Its rather depressing. So I decided to give myself a treat and swerved my car manically into the Tesco car park and battled my way to the chocolate isle. I was about to pick up the staple of my chocolate diet (Tesco's own milk chocolate) (surprisingly good by the way) when I noticed out the corner of my eye...a big shiny row of galaxy smooth dark.
Needless to say I gave in within a few seconds. I did however buy my staple chocolate just in case.
Personally, I dislike dark chocolate. Its too bitter and not creamy enough for my liking. It is, however, one of those items that my brain tells me is really cool to eat. Really. If you see someone eating milk chocolate and right next to them there's someone eating dark chocolate, who would you say is cooler? My money is on the dark chocolate person. (Only 3 bits left...oh dear...)
Upon getting home I delicately unwrapped the deliciously designed bar. I have to say I was quite impressed with the wrapping. It's nearly the same as the milk chocolate...but darker. It is Milk chocolate Galaxy's evil long lost twin brother. It is going to steal milkies lovers and leave us all on a cliff hanger.
As I peeled back the foil on the inside, I was hit by that strong smell of dark chocolate. I was scared. This chocolate was out to get me. Cracking off a bit of chocolate I, quite apprehensively, stuck it in my chocolate loving gob...and then something quite interesting happened. I LIKED it. I LIKED DARK CHOCOLATE!!! I WAS FINALLY COOL!!!
Ok so, I still prefer the milky alternative to this bar of sin, but that's not to say this isn't great. (2 pieces...I'm going to cry) It's not nearly as dark as a lot of other dark chocolates are but it still has that distinctive dark, brooding flavour to it. The thing that has me slightly hooked would be the sweetness that lurks just behind the first initial blow the dark flavours deal you. Bitter for me is, sadly, a no no. Sweet however will hide most poisons. Not that I know that...ahem...so!
I skipped through to my bedroom to turn on my social life (aka: computer) and skipped back to grab the chocolate, only to be greeted with a rather tight lipped flat mate asking me "dff ooo vann a kuu ohh tee?" while holding her hands firmly behind her back.
I looked passed her offer of tea (yes, I speak fluent mouth-fullian) and made her give me my chocolate back. Apparently she thinks it is not only "Really good", she thinks it is "Like....really....amazingly....good!!" So articulate at times...
I was kind enough to share it with her. I gave her half the bar. As previously stated I have an aversion to dark chocolate so eating more than one piece is a real break through for me (1 piece left... say it ain't so?)
The only down side to this sumptuously, shadowy bar, is that it's just not creamy enough for me. Like coffee, chocolate should be creamy as creamy comes! This melted in your mouth but in a rather watery manner. You can do creamier than this, Galaxy!
I also found out it goes quite well with a cup of tea ( no milk, two sugars, I changed my mind as she was making hers)
A 125g bar of this outing into the twilight will set you back £1.09 if you shop in the exact same place I do, however you may find it a little cheaper elsewhere if you are lucky. Not too bad considering a bar of its creamier counterpart is 96p.
As for what it may add to your hips, packaging is getting better these days and gives you a handy little run down of what is in the bar.
46g (so you'll need to times the figures by around 2.71 if your going to eat the whole bar) will give you the following nutritional goodness:
240 calories- 12% of your guideline daily amount (gda)- so (for those who don't really know) one bar is about the equivalent of a rather large meal
21.1g of sugar- 23.4% of your GDA
15.5g of fat- 22.1% of your GDA
12.9g of saturates- 64.5% of your GDA (around a whopping 175% of your daily allowance if you munch the whole bar)
0.17g of Salt- 2.8% of your GDA.
So if you ARE health conscious, probably best not to be having a bar or two a day. Obviously it can be part of a healthy diet (common sense dictates, as does the message on the wrapping)
For all you chocolate lovers definitely one to try, even if you aren't too fond of dark chocolate. I'm finished my bar and off to rehab.
(also on Ciao)
Summary: Galaxy, but darker.
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