“ Brand: Galaxy / Type: Caramel „
As I sat to write this review I had to leave for the shop to buy a Galaxy Roasted & Caremalised Hazlenuts! That is how nice they are.
I don't always tend to buy galaxy chocolate, I like most brands of milk chocolate, but when I tasted this bar, I thought i was in heaven!! I guess i'm really sad!!
The chocolate has such a nice texture, It melts in your mouth and feels thick and creamy. Much thicker than cadbury chocolate. The hazelnut's just added a little something to it, you had a surprise every now and then! There weren't load of nuts in the bar but enough. It was just right!!
Here comes the down side, the nutrition. Every 100g grams contains 568 kcal and believe me,I could easily eat that much-I guess it would become sickly though. That works out to just over 250 kcal per average size bar (46g,I think). 100g also contains 37.7g of fat. I guess you should eat it in moderation, not like I do!
There are quite a few Galaxy chocolate bars, and they all come in similar brown wrapping. Underneath the 'Galaxy' name you will find a description of the contents e.g. roasted hazelnuts, or raisin etc.
I paid 50p for a 46g bar. You will find this chocolate bar in most shops that sell sweets and chocolate.
I like the Galaxy range of Chocolate, and the 150g bars have been on offer for £1 at Asda for quite a while. I think they were on offer in Tesco before Asda as well, so it feels like ages that i've been picking these up just because they were £1. I think the right price for these is only £1.30, so not a great saving perhaps, but a saving nonetheless.
This is wrapped in a gold shiny wrapper which looks alright and the outer part is a paper wrapper. It is a medium brown colour with some lighter brown through it. Just the typical Galaxy wrapping. Looks nice enough and I guess it makes you think that this is creamy just due to the colouring on the wrapper.
This has quite a few squares to it, or more rectangular shape in this case. The shape has changed slightly and I would describe them to have a sort of thumb shape in the middle, as my thumb seems to go to that part first.
This is just Milk Chocolate with as the title says Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts through it. The amount of Nuts in here is good enough and you can taste the slighty earthy, roughness of the Nuts with a slightly salted and nice Roasted taste. They aren't overly sweet with the Caramelised part, but they are sweet enough and a bit crunchy.
Per bar this has a fair amount of calories and fat. Don't have the pack to hand, but if you scoff the 150g bar, which I can easily manage in a day, then you will be having at least over 700 calories anyway.
This is one of my favourite Galaxy Chocolate bars. Haven't seen this in an individual bar yet, so not sure if you get them, but I would happily have 1 quite a lot!
Pretty Nuts about this one!
I love Gamaxy chocolate and I love nuts so to me this sounded like the perfect combination. I bought a 120g bar in Asda for £1.
The outer paper wrapper is the usual galaxy brown with Galaxy written in brown italics across it. It has pictures of hazlenuts in the top right hand corner. The inner foil wrapper is red and as it sticks out of the ends, this helps to distinguish the bar from the others in the Galaxy range.
100g of this chocolate will give you 568 kcals, 7.1g of proteinm 49.9g of carbohydrates of which 48.1g are sugars, 37.7g of fat of which 18.9g are saturates, 2.4g of fibre and 0.08g of sodium. The bar contains soya lecithins, milk and nuts. It may also contain traces of sesame and wheat.
When you open the bar and look at the bottom on the chocolate, you can see all the nuts poking out. When you bite into it, the chocolate starts to melt in your mouth. It is rich, creamy and smooth. The nut pieces are quite big and were much bigger than I expected. You can feel the difference when you chew the nuts as the caramelised hazelnuts have a slightly gritty texture to their coating. The hazelnuts add to the flavour of the chocolate rather than detract from it. I could eat this chocolate all day without being sick as I love it.
I'm a huge fan of the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate bar, but a few days ago in Tesco I decided to try the Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts bar for a change, as they were all on special offer for £1 (for a 120g bar). This bar is slightly more fattening than the cookie bar, with 23 calories per piece instead of 22, which is probably due to the hazelnuts. To be fair the bar is supposed to be a treat!
This bar is very similar in packaging to the other Galaxy bars, although it is slightly red in tone, and the foil is red. There is also a picture of some hazelnuts on the front.
Opening the bar, the chocolate was divided into squares (well, rectangles) in the typical wavy Galaxy shape. There were plenty of hazelnut pieces as could be seen looking on the underside of the bar. They are quite small pieces (about the size of the pieces of cookie in the other bar), not whole nuts like you get in Cadbury's.
This bar was delicious! I'm never too sure how I feel about nuts in chocolate but the small hazelnut pieces complemented the smooth, sweet Galaxy chocolate perfectly. They were crunchy and you could definitely taste the 'roasted and caramelised-ness'.
Personally I still prefer the Cookie Crumble bar, but that's a matter of preference. If you find that bar, or indeed normal Galaxy, to be too sweet, or enjoy nuts in chocolate, then this is the bar for you.
Last night my dad brought us all a chocolate each and for me he got a bar of Galaxy chocolate that has got roast and caramelised hazelnuts in it. I love Galaxy but am not mad keen on hazelnuts so I didn't know if I'd like this very much or not.
I got the big block and loved it as soon as I opened the chocolate bar. The chocolate is smooth and creamy, because it's Galaxy it's very rich and sweet and melts lovely and quick in my mouth. There are loads of nuts in the bar and when you first unwrap it and turn it over you can see them all on the bottom of it and it makes it look all bumpy.
There are 2 different hazelnuts in it and they are just normal roast ones and some that have been caramelised in sugar. I prefer the caramelised ones because they're crunchy and sweet and go proper good with the smooth chocolate. You get plenty of nuts in each mouth full and I think the flavour of them is very fresh and sweet.
I think this is a very sickly bar of chocolate and I only had about 8 squares before I realised I couldn't eat any more of it and wrapped it back up. I think that's the chocolate instead of the nuts though because Galaxy is loads sweeter and richer than Whole Nut and thats the only other nutty chocolate I eat.
I think the flavours of the chocolate and nuts go good together and I also like the texture because the nuts are harder than the chocolate and it makes the bar more exciting then just eating a plain bar of chocolate. I don't think this is the best one out of all the Galaxy bars because I thought it got a bit boring once I got used to the taste and feel of the nuts but it's proper tasty for a change and dead cheap compared to the big bars of Cadburys. My corner shop sells the big bars of Galaxy for between 99p and £1.19 and that's cheaper than getting them from the supermarket.
Galaxy Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts:
>>> Introduction <<<
I only have one or two bars of chocolate, (small ones mind), a month now and for the most part I don't miss it or even really fancy it but now and then I get a huge chocolate craving and nothing else will do. I have tried the "diet" chocolates on the market but they are missing something, (fat, sugar and calories), and they just don't satisfy my cravings! I have decided that the occasional treat of a full fat choccy bar is a better option for me as long I seriously limit their numbers! My new favourite is the Galaxy Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts which is seriously delicious and has the added bonus of hazelnuts which actually have beneficial nutrients in!
>>> Wrapper <<<
All the Galaxy bars are easily identified by their brown wrappers; this one blends into a deep reddy/brown at one end and has pictures of tasty looking hazelnuts on it too. I like the Galaxy branding as it seems more grown up than a lot of the chocolate bars available and it looks like a luxury too. Most of the important information is supplied on the wrapper but annoyingly they only supply the fat/calories etc per 100g instead of for the bar. (The bar I got was 45g).
>>> Smell <<<
Upon opening the wrapper I am greeted by a sweet, creamy smell that isn't really very cholatey but then I usually have high cocoa content chocolate so maybe I am expecting too much. The smell is suitably rich though and definitely wakes my taste buds up!
>>> Taste & Texture <<<
I personally prefer the taste of Galaxy than any of the other 'standard' chocolate brands, (like Cadbury, Mars, Nestle), although I know that a lot of people don't agree. Galaxy is very sweet but I find the rich, creaminess of galaxy chocolate balances out the sweetness to provide a luxurious, full flavour that really hits the spot. I find I need less Galaxy chocolate to satisfy a choccy craving than I do with other brands.
The addition of hazelnuts to almost anything improves it in my opinion as I absolutely love them and the ones used here have been roasted and caramelised so they are crispy and oh-so-delicious. There's a good amount of them too, (14%), so you get hazelnut pieces in every bite.
The combination of the crispy, roasted nuts alongside the smooth, rich and creamy chocolate works amazingly well and provides a thoroughly enjoyable bar of chocolate.
>>> Nutritional Content <<<
Now most people, (me included), generally write something about how chocolate is bad for you and leave it at that but since the other half had a heart attack I have been educated about nutrition and I now know that it's never quite as simple as that.
This bar contains roughly 256 calories per 45g bar which is a heck of a lot but as long as you don't indulge daily and take it into account with your daily calorie allowance those calories are no worse than any others. There is also 17g of fat per 45g bar which again is loads but once again in moderation and taking into account there is no reason not to have a bar now and then.
On the flip side however chocolate contains many vitamins including A, C. D and E as well as magnesium, (it's this that helps women who are pre-menstrual and is the reason why women crave it around their periods), Iron, Calcium and Potassium. Obviously the better the chocolate the more nutrients will be present but it shows calories from eating chocolate aren't 'empty calories' and also provide some benefits.
Hazelnuts are actually great for a cardio-proactive diet as they contain vitamins B1, B2 and B6 and Vitamin E which help to keep your cells and your blood healthy. There are also other benefits from the acids in hazelnuts such as Linoleic acid which is an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid which has been shown to aid disease prevention.
So it's not all bad after all!
>>> Price & Availability <<<
The other half paid a whopping 61p for my bar which I thought was daylight robbery but he assures me is about right these days! The bigger bars are better value but also come with the temptation to eat the lot on one go! Most corner shops, convenience stores, supermarkets etc sell these now so they are widely available and you can probably get them cheaper by shopping around.
>>> Final Thoughts <<<
Like I mentioned earlier these bars are my new favourites so I will be buying them again. They are so delicious that they really feel like a treat and I highly recommend them to anyone who like the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts.
Although I often enjoy something sweety for after my tea I'm not one to always pick a chocolate bar as they can be quite sickly for me. I do however like to indulge on a chocolate bar when I'm feeling really down in the dumps - which usually results in me feeling worse as I'm trying to lose weight and have just piled on unwanted pounds. One chocolate I always seem to grab when feeling so sorry for myself is Galaxy Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts - in a big bar as I just don't feel as satisfied after a smaller bar.
The bar comes delicately wrapped in the usual brown and golden elegant Galaxy wrapper with the word Galaxy swirled along the middle. Only difference being is there is a picture above of hazelnuts and it says Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnuts underneath. I carefully peel open the wrapper and come to the golden foil which I then rip off eagerly until a smooth, brown Galaxy bar meets my eye. It looks exactly the same as a normal Galaxy bar but it's what's inside thats different.
Evenly spread and scattered within this creamy, smooth chocolate bar are broken pieces of hazelnut which provides a satisfying crunch and bite whilst eating this bar.
The taste of the chocolate is no different it is still the same smooth, rich and creamy galaxy bar but it's enhanced by the crunchy caramelised nuts within which adds more sweetness and more bite and excitement. Sometimes I find the chocolate alone can be a little sickly and too rich and creamy, I don't find that with these bars though as the nuts allow yourself a break from the chocolate to devour another taste and texture. The nuts are not whole instead they are crumbled within the bar allowing for an easy bite rather than uncomfortable feeling when your teeth halt at a huge nut. Your teeth can munch comfortably and with ease devouring the bar at your desired pace to really take in the soft, smooth and sumptuous chocolate bar mixed with the grittyness of sweet caramelised hazelnuts which combine so beautifully.
The nuts themselves are not your typical dry and overly crunchy nuts, they have a slight chew to them and can actually be quite soft for a nut to bite into they are sweet and have their very own taste to add to the overall chocolate bar. You can either eat the bar as a whole and enjoy the textures and flavours together and enjoy the way they compliment each other so well or allow the chocolate to melt in the warmth of your mouth and enjoy the nuts on their own to really make the most of their crunchy sweetness.
A chocolate bar so rich and indulgent of course has it's drawbacks which I soon found out when I read the nutritional info on the back of my 120g bar.
A 45g bar contains - bearing in mind I just munched a 120g bar!!
A rich and luxurious chocolate which I always buy when I really want to indulge in something special - but soon regret the next day when I'm saying 'Does My Bum Look Big In This?'.
I think I have found my favourite chocolate bar. In Morrisons yesterday I saw they were selling the large 120g bars of Galaxy chocolate for £1 so I bought one of the Roasted and Caramelised Hazelnut bars as I adore hazelnuts and thought they would go beautifully with the rich and smooth texture of Galaxy.
What can I say? This is an absolutely delightful chocolate bar and I really had to force myself to stop munching before I finished the bar within minutes!
14% of the bar is made up of the moist and perfectly caramelised nuts and this makes for a very nutty treat indeed. Biting my first segment off I was left in almost a state of shock at how wonderfully the nuts went with the chocolate and how high quality this relatively cheap bar was.
The chocolate is typical of Galaxy chocolate, smooth and creamy with a richness not often found in milk chocolate. It melts extremely quickly so be prepared to eat it quickly, although the bar is so delicious that this shouldn't be a hardship at all! Each and every segment is liberally filled with large pieces of hazelnut which adds both flavour and texture to the bar, my preferred way of eating it is to let the chocolate melt in my mouth until I am left with a pile of nuts which I can munch on and allow myself to enjoy the taste of these excellent hazelnuts.
The hazelnuts themselves are not the dry offerings you sometimes find in nutty chocolate, they are bursting with flavour and so moist that it's almost like I am eating fresh hazelnuts directly from their shells. They have been caramelised in such a way that the nuts have become slightly brittle and chew up wonderfully as I eat them, they have a slight sugary consistency in my opinion although this comes through more in the texture than the flavour as the hazelnuts have retained their natural flavour.
The smooth chocolate and slightly crunchy hazelnuts compliment one another beautifully and this £1 chocolate bar could quite easily be mistaken for a premium brand costing double that amount, in fact I would happily pay double for such a luxurious and delicious chocolate treat. I love how quickly the chocolate melts and the wonderful feeling this gives me as I find myself munching pure unadulterated hazelnuts, the fact that they are caramelised adds to my enjoyment as the nuts are not consistent in this caramelisation so some will be more brittle and sugary than others which makes each bite a little different from the last.
I did find this particular Galaxy product to be rather sickly, very sickly in fact and after six or seven segments I really had had enough for the time being. This is true of most of the Galaxy range however as the chocolate itself is extremely sweet and creamy, while the nuts in this particular bar add a heaviness and make it so much more substantial than pure chocolate.
~What is it?~
It is a bar of galaxy milk chocolate with roasted and caramelized hazelnuts. I bought a big 120g bar of it yesterday.
~Is it nice?~
Oh so good. The signature smooth galaxy chocolate is only enhanced by the addition of caramelized hazelnuts. When you bite into the soft, silky chocolate is starts to melt slightly on the back of your tongue, the sweetness fills your mouth with a warm satiated feeling and then comes the nuts. Suddenly from amid the caramel smooth chocolate a sweet, crunchy nut appears and forces you to munch on it, releasing a nutty, sticky texture onto your taste buds.
Sadly I ate the entire 120g bar in 2 minutes flat, and experienced only the chocolate high you get from overeating, leading to the inevitable chocolate/sugar headache.
Per 120g bar there are...dear god, nearly 700 calories! That's a whole days worth for some hungry folk! So maybe don't eat an entire 120g bar, in a 45g bar there is 256 calories, still a whole meal worth, or 12.8% of RDA according to the bar. So maybe only on VERY VERY special occasions (and tuesdays)
I love these naughty bars of chocolaty nutty goodness, shame about the calories. If you like galaxy or you like nutty bars, then go out buy one and worry about the waistline later.
Galaxy roasted and caramelized hazelnuts with Galaxy chocolate do you like the sound of that? Well I did so I bought a big 120g bar from somerfields it was half price and cost me 88p which I though was fantastic for Galaxy chocolate and it was a huge bar. After I had bought it, I did think it was a bad idea as I am going to try to lose some weight and I though I would just eat the whole bar but I have not. Why? Yes, I was asking myself that earlier when I moved it around the worktop to clean why I have not eaten it all.
Well firstly I love Galaxy it is so sweet and cream it just melts in your mouth so tasty secondly I love nut and Hazelnuts are my favourite along with brazil nuts so this should have been a winning combination but I wasn't for me. The chocolate is very tasty just like plain galaxy but the nuts have ruined this one for me instead of nice whole hazelnuts like I was expecting there are tiny grains of nuts, which I cannot actually taste, and the texture is very sharp and irritating. It actually has ruined the taste for me completely because the texture is not right.
This galaxy bar looks very similar to the others it is packaged in a rich chocolate brown wrapper with shinny bronze coloured foil wrapped around the chocolate. Galaxy is marked into very small square I guess that is for sharing but I don't tend to share my chocolate it is actually very hard to snap a piece off into the marked square though. The square is about 2 cm by 1 cm so not even a mouthful. The packaging makes galaxy look expensive and stylish but this one did not taste it.
Overall, I was very disappointed with the hazelnut galaxy. It was not what I expected and although I got a bargain, I would rather give this one a miss. Galaxy can keep this one. Sharp grains of nut where there should be lovely whole hazelnuts, which I would have really enjoyed!
I already love Galaxy with hazelnuts in it, so when I saw this new version for sale, I had to try it.
If you have the patience to let the chocolate melt in your mouth til there is nothing left but the nut, then you can taste that it has been roasted and caramelised and you can also feel the texture.
This is basically, an enhanced version of the already popular Galaxy with hazelnut bar. So far, I have not been able to find the smaller size bars of this new variety; only the larger ones, but these are often on special offer in the supermarket and also you can get them at a cut price if you buy a magazine or newspaper from WH Smith during certain promotional periods.
Although I recommend eating it slowly to savour it, being realistic. you probably will need to devour it all in one go as it is just so more-ish!