“ Brand: Guylian / Type: Praline „
Guylian sea horse belgian chocolates remind me of christmas time at my nana's. They were and always have been an affordable luxury and a little taste of heaven. Guylian Twists offer an unusual twist to the standard belgian chocolate, with delicious centres.
What are Guylian twists?
Guylian twists are your classic sea horse shaped belgian chocolates that are individually wrapped in colour coded foil packaging. They come in 6 flavours; pure chocolate, original praline, caramel crisp, dark chocolate, orange chocolate and truffle. These are the 6 inside fillings, with the exterior being made from milk, dark and white or dark chocolate. You get aprox 17 pieces per box each weighing 8g per piece.
There are 192 calories per serving, OUCH! But soooooo tasty and worth the wait. One little chocolate is all I need to make me smile. There is 2g of saturates and 3g of fat and 2.8g of sugars.
Sugar, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, hazelnut, skimmed milk powder, coffee, rice flour, wheat gluten, malt, natural flavourings, vanillin, salt, emulsifier, soya lecthin, cocoa solids.
Yum Yum Yum! I loved the praline and the truffle filled chocolate covered in milk chocolate. it melted in my mouth and was a dream to eat. The carmal crisp was just as nice but didn't taste very caramel like or very crispy. I don't usually like chocolate orange flavoured things but I enjoyed this sweet with it's dark chocolate coating. The pure dark chocolate was nice but a bit boring. It did contain over 70% though so filled my sweet kick. The Cappuccino flavour was ok but i dont like coffee and chocolate. Overall all were very tasty and I only needed to eat one a day to feel satisfied. If you ate more it would be sickly and too unhealthy. I received these as a present so don't know the price, but I would love to receive these again as a stocking filler or gift and would definitely buy again.
I was in the new Nisa/post office in town and decided to have a look at the chocolates on offer. After a few seconds I spotted these Guylian Twists and as I had never tried these before I thought I would try them as I have liked other Guylian Chocolate products in the past especially the Praline shells.
The boxes are available in a number of different sizes, these boxes are Available in three different sizes 43g 99p), 200g £2.89 and 500g £6.49 You will be able to find them in most supermarkets and some of the bigger newsagents chains.
As you can see from the picture these come in a tall box with the various chocolates that it contains. I quite like the packaging as it stands out from the rest of the boxes of chocolate as it has a very different look to it. Another good thing about this box is that it has a window which you can see the chocolates through.
Smooth Truffle 8.5/10
This is a particularly lovely chocolate with a smooth chocolate cream, this really melts in the mouth and has a lovely texture. One of the nicest of these chocolates.
Mild Cappuccino 7/10
I am not a coffee fan but I do quite like coffee flavoured chocolates and this is a particularly nice one. The taste is Not to strong but gives a real Cappuccino feel.
Crispy Caramel 9/10
I am a big fan of chocolates with Caramel and This one is one of my favourites. The caramel melts in your mouth and the combination with the Belgian Milk Chocolate is irresistible.
Original Hazelnut Praline 8.5/10
This Chocolate is like the Guylian Praline bar which I am a fan of. The combination of Nut and Chocolate is a popular one but not so much with Hazelnut Praline. It works really well.
Fresh Orange Cream 8/10
Most boxes of chocolates will have an orange variety and Guylian Twists version is one of the nicest I have tasted. This is a really nice version of the well used Orange Cream.
Creamy Strawberry variants. 9/10
And finally we have another variant and this time It's strawberry. The Guylian twist has a combination of Strawberry and White Chocolate which is so lovely. The nicest strawberry chocolate I think I have ever had.
Serving Size: 5 pieces 34 g
Amount per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2%
There we have it, a rundown of the chocolates you will find in a box of Guylian Twists. These are lovely chocolates that are great for a number of different occasions as they come in three different sizes. Some of the nicest Belgian Chocolates you are likely to find in this kind of format.
I have always been a fan of Guylian chocolate; from their delicious praline filled shell chocolates to their sumptuously moorish bars. Not withstanding, I was a little taken aback when I spied a box of their latest offerings on the supermarket shelf - unlike other Guylian offerings the six varieties of chocolate in the Guylian twists box appear to be soft centres! If like me you tend to leave soft centered chocolates in the box until the decent ones are eaten this selection of six squashy confections will not fill you with a desire to get stuck in, but in the name of research I dropped a 200g box of the twist-wrapped sweets into my shopping basket and proffered the shopkeeper the £2.79 required to make them mine.
Once home I set about studying the box to see what Id let myself in for, and all things considered it did not make happy reading. Nobody expects the Ingredients of chocolates to be particularly healthy but the list of elements in these was akin to a chemistry text book. Gluten, lecithin and Soya all find a place with two of the three most used ingredients being vegetable fat and cocoa butter. Rather wisely there is no nutritional information although nut, Soya or gluten allergy sufferers are advised to run for the hills. Enough of the procrastination, I guess its time for the taste test!
Tearing apart an orange wrapped chocolate reveals Guylians signature seahorse shape formed from darkest chocolate. Sadly, a look at the menu on the box informs me this is an orange cream. However, I am pleasantly surprised when the chocolate disintegrates in my mouth, the orange filling is not as sweet as other orange creams and the dark chocolate compliments it well. The orange flavour actually tastes or orange and is subtle enough so as not to be offensive.
A Blue wrapped chocolate can mean just one thing - a milk chocolate Seahorse which, when bitten into unleashed a delicious soft truffle filling. This is how chocolates should taste delightfully sumptuous and rich. The slight bitterness of the truffle filling counterbalances the sweet of the milk chocolate shell to perfection, each sensation complimenting the other without overpowering it.
Within the dark pink wrapping is a marbled milk and white chocolate mélange holding within a soft strawberry filling which again is a lot less offensive than it could be. In fact and strawberry creams go, this is among the best I have tried. The actual flavour of the strawberries has been allowed to hold centre stage, rather than the usual sickly sweet of lesser brands. The white and milk chocolate shell works well too, usually strawberry creams are the preserve of plain chocolate which in my mind detracts from the flavours.
Now to the one I've wanted to try the most - the golden wrapper signifies a caramel crisp. The caramel taste is delightfully strong, a real kick after the blander chocolates thus far, with the flavour not unlike a liquid crunchy bar. Again the milk chocolate plays a part in setting off the overall tang but stays subtly in the background to let the caramel take centre stage.
From the sublime to the ridiculous now as we go from the chocolate I most wanted to try to the one I was least expecting to like. Chocolate and coffee have never been particularly good bedfellows to my mind, so it was with trepidation that I bit into the offering ensconced in the brown wrapper. Sadly there was to be no pleasant surprise here, the bitter taste of the cappuccino and the plain chocolate did little to complement each other.
Last - but by no means least - we have the praline which is what the original Guylian shells are filled with. Like an old familiar favourite the flavour envelopes the mouth gloriously. You get a real sense of quality as the taste of the praline and the white and dark chocolate amalgamate into one luxurious oral delight. Still the original and best in my opinion.
So despite my initial trepidation this was not a bad box of chocolates to munch through, all things considered. The sickly-sweet puss like glop of lesser brands had rather scarred me with regard to all things soft centered so I am happy that the Guylian twists have readdressed the balance somewhat. With the exception of the Cappuccino twist I enjoyed all of the offerings, and was pleasantly surprised that the orange and strawberry creams in particular were rather moorish. Although it is fair to say these wont feature too highly on my favourite chocolates list they are still worthy contenders should I have the sudden urge for some soft centered chocolates. Three stars out of five from me then, with the footnote that if you are one of the minority who enjoy this type of chocolate then there is probably no better example available, and although a little on the expensive side they are worthy of the Investment. If you prefer your chocolate a little firmer, may I suggest the original Guylian chocolate Sea Shells.
A blend of milk, dark and white Belgian chocolate with the original Guylian roasted hazelnut praline filling, moulded in Guylian's uniqueSeahorse shape. Each bag contence of 16 chocolate Seahorses.