“ Brand: Gu „
My sister brought a box of these home, who knows where she got these from, but they are phenomenal. Packaged in a black plastic tub (like the M&S range), Gu Naughties are just what it says they are- indulgent chocolate bites.
The picture on the front makes you salivate, but wait till you taste it. There is so much in this chocolate "snack", I'll let GU do the talking. "Gü-ey caramel, juicy raisins and cherries, chewy marshmallows, crisp biscuit and loads of our rich and creamy 36% cocoa milk chocolate." It sounds heavenly, but does is it just flowery language?
The first time I had one, I could only really taste the caramel, the raisins and the crisp biscuit and thought it was a tad bit sweet, but came round quick enough due to all the bits wrapped in this delicious chocolate creating all the difference in textures. I love the crunchiness contrasting against the soft gooeyness of the caramel. The hints of cherries and marshmallow slowly creeps up on you as you eat more and more...
I think the flavours work really well, as they are subtle and not overpowering. As I said, different flavours crop up over time, so it is a different eating experience each time... but it is yummy every time!
I hesitate to look up the nutritional value/calorie content to avoid shocking myself, but I can predict it not looking good. I shall save myself the pain of feeling guilty by just "treating" myself to these every so often... but they do get addictive don't they? Once you've had one, you almost certainly want another...
Having read the other reviews, these cost roughly £2-£3 depending on store specific offers which I am sure to make full use of when these run out- I'm surprised they haven't yet!! Other GU naughty nibbles includes cookies, flapjacks and muffins so I'm spoilt for choice on my next grocery visit. I'll have to work very hard to resist.
I picked up a tub of these at Asda yesterday with a yellow 'whoops' reduced label. They were reduced to £1.90 for a big tub from £2.98, the reason being that they were on their best before date. I've clocked these before but price and calorie content held me back. The best before date was not a problem, given that I live with a human dustbin*.
*except when it's salad going out of date.
Massive tub I thought, snapping the seal open and then drowning in disappointment when it was only actually half full. It looked like I'd already eaten half of them before offering DH one but I promise I didn't do that.
^^^What are they like?^^^
They look like chopped up chocolate bars. First nibble reminded me of a mixture between Lion Bar and Picnic Bar. Each chunky bit is massive and more than enough to please a sweet tooth. First and second went down well then I started to feel sickly on the third piece... my cue to stop munching.
^^What's in them?^^
Caramel, raisins and cherries, marshmallows, biscuit and milk chocolate.
The packaging doesn't display the usual traffic light contents (red, amber green) but if it did I'm sure they would all be red! 100g has 448 calories and 19.5g fat. Also contains gluten, milk and soya, with possible nut traces.
These Rocky Roads are a great combination of flavours and textures. Gu are well known for their naughty and delicious puds. Best eaten in moderation I think but they were really nice for a treat and would make a great girly night in treat or film night snack and it's good to share a tub with a few people (until I felt sickly).... Know your limit!
Whilst browsing the cake aisle in Sainsburys I noticed this new product from Gu on special offer. Having previously really enjoyed their desserts I decided to give these a go, and I am very glad I did!
The new Gu naughties range includes rocky road (reviewed here), chocolate rolls and millionaire's flapjacks, all little bite-sized cakes. The naughties come packaged in a black tub bearing the Gu logo, and a tempting picture of the cakes on the front. I chose rocky road, which are described on the front of the tub as 'chewy choccy raisin 'n' biscuit bites' and looked delicious!
There is no window on the tub to allow you to see inside so I worried that when I opened the tub I might be dissapointed to see that the
bites are tiny, however this was not the case. The tub contains 16 bites, and the rocky road pieces are around an inch square and fairly chunky- certainly comparable to other bite-sized cakes on the market.
The cake bites consist of caramel, raisins, cherries, marshmallows and
biscuit mixed up, and coated in a lovely thick layer of 36% cocoa milk chocolate. This makes for a bite which is quite sweet (although surprisingly not overly so) and absolutely delicious!
The side of the packet holds a very long list of ingredients (too many
to list here) but suffice to say there is a lot of sugar in these- they are never going to be a healthy snack! Each bite is around 72 kcal with just under 8g of sugar and just over 3g of fat however, so if you stick to a couple it's not too bad for a lovely chocolatey treat! For those with allergies, these contain gluten, milk and soya, and may contain traces of nuts.
I purchased these rocky road bites in Sainsburys, where they are currently on offer at £1.99 (their normal price is £2.99). At their normal price they are possibly a little expensive, however whilst on offer I would say that they are a great buy. If you are a chocolate fan, I would definately recommend these sweet little bites- just try not to eat the whole tub at once!