Product Type: Guylian Chocolate
Newest Review: ... to Cadbury chocolate, so when I saw this I decided to give it a go. I have had the Guylian sea-shells before which also have the Praline f... more
An indulgent treat!
Guylian Praline Bar
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Guylian Praline Bar
Advantages: Great taste, Costs the same as other chocolate bars
Disadvantages: Very sweet, sickly
* ~ * THE BAR * ~ *
The bar comes in a white and bronzed coloured wrapper and has a picture of the bar on the front. The name Guylian is printed in a gold coloured font across the front of the bar in big letters so this stands out quite well. Each of the ends of the wrapper is a bronzed colour and is zig zag to make it easier when tearing the foil wrapper to get to the chocolate bar. On the front of the wrapper it states that the product is Belgian Chocolate and is Praline. On the back on the wrapper it gives you a list of ingredients in about 6 different languages and also states the nutritional information as well. It states that the product may contain traces of nut, eggs and/or gluten. The bar itself is made from Belgian Chocolate and has a Praline filling throughout the bar. When you open the bar you will notice that the bar has marbled white shells on top of the 4 sections of each bar which break off easily. The smell of the chocolate is quite strong and smells very sweet and a little sickly. The bar is just under 1cm thick and is about 10.5cm long, so it's a good sized bar.
I chose this bar as I wanted something sweet and chocolatey, and different to Cadbury chocolate, so when I saw this I decided to give it a go. I have had the Guylian sea-shells before which also have the Praline filling and I thought these were very nice so I thought I would enjoy the bar as well.
* ~ * PRICE/AVALIABILITY * ~ *
I purchased this from my local One Stop shop, which is the only place I have seen this chocolate bar. I have seen Guylian sea-shells chocolate in many shops before, but never a bar like the one I purchased, so maybe this product is fairly new or just isn't very popular. The bar cost me approximately 56p, which is the average price of a chocolate bar.
* ~ * TASTE TEST * ~ *
I bit the first section off the bar and it started to melt slowly against my tongue. My teeth sink into the chocolate easily and fills my mouth with a very sweet chocolately taste. When I bite into the shell my teeth sink straight into the soft praline centre and fills my mouth with a hazelnut taste which tastes lovely with the chocolate. Soon after chewing the chocolate you can taste more of the praline filling than you can the chocolate, how-ever the taste of this is nice, but is also very sweet. After finishing one section of the bar I was starting to feel a little thirsty and there was quite a strong after taste in my mouth, mainly of the praline, but a little of the chocolate as well. The chocolate tastes and feels luxurious against my tongue and when in my mouth. After slowly eating the full bar of chocolate I was very thirsty and my throat felt very dry, so I had to have a glass of water. Even after drinking the water I could still taste a little of the praline flavour still in my mouth, how-ever this wasn't something that really bothered me.
Nutritional Information per bar (40g):
Protein - 3g (5% RDA)
Carbohydrate - 21g of which sugars 20g
Fat - 13g (19% RDA) of which saturates 7g
Fibre - 1g (3% RDA)
* ~ * OVERALL OPINION * ~ *
The bar was enjoyable and was also very sweet. Because this bar is made from Belgian Chocolate and is so sweet, I see it more of an indulgent treat rather than a chocolate snack. I definitely wouldn't consume more than 1 of these in 2 weeks as they are sickly and very sweet and they also contain a lot of fat and a large amount of sugar. I had the bar when the weather was a little warm, so the chocolate was nice and soft. You could pop this in the fridge, how-ever I think it would taste creamier and would be more enjoyable when the bar hasn't been refrigerated. Comparing this bar to other chocolate brands available, I haven't seen anything like this or even similar to this praline bar. It was nice to try something different and get a sweet craving from something new. If you happen to see this bar in your shop and like the taste of praline, then I would recommend you to try it . . . just as an indulgent treat!
(review may also appear on ciao)
Summary: Belgian Chocolate Praline Bar