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Kinder bueno white costs around 50p depending on where you buy it from. For this you get 2 bars weighing in at 43 grams.
Ferrero is the Italian company behind Kinder and is the same company that makes kinder egg (the mini egg with a toy to make inside) and unsurprisingly - Ferrero rocher.
Standard plastic pack which you can easily tear open and is coloured orange and white. Inside the two bars are separately wrapped in clear plastic with a tear strip, which kind of reminds me of the cellophane wrap you get around cigarette packs; easy to open though. Personally I think this is just extra plastic that is not needed.
A small section on the front shows you that each bar is 121 calories. On the back they give you a detailed list of ingredients and nutritional content. There is also a UK address to write to should you need too.
**SO WHATS IT LIKE**
The taste is similar to that of kinder egg and ferreo rocher as you would expect, it has that continental aura about it. Sweeter and more light that many English bars.
"white chocolate covered wafer with a milky and hazelnut filling" is what is stated on the packet.
Each bar is made up into small bite sized chunks. The wafer is not to thick but enough to notice when you bite into the bar, quite crispy in texture. The milky chocolate and hazelnut filling is very sweet to taste and slightly sticky, but not so much that you get in a mess. However, what does get you in a mess is the tiny little milk chocolate bits around the edges - they go everywhere! The hazelnut flavouring is quite subtle and is just noticable in tasting, which I don't think is a bad thing as to powerful and it would probably not taste as good overall when mixed with the chocolate.
It always seems much more of an adult chocolate bar than something that would appeal to children.
I nice chocolate bar which is light to eat, but doesn't fill me up.
I love white chocolate and I was surprised to find I actually quite liked Kinder Bueno when I first tried them a few months ago, so I was looking forward to trying this. If you've already tried the original version then you'll know roughly what to expect, just with white chocolate covering the wafer. Yum.
Kinder Bueno is produced by Ferrero, Germany, and was first released in the UK in 2004. The white version was released 4 years later in 2008, so it's effectively taken me 5 years to try the original and 2 years to try the white one. But I got there eventually, and I'm glad I did because it's a product that seems to be talked about and advertised quite a lot.
Bueno is original in its design and has a unique appeal and flavour. It's basically wafer, filled with hazelnut cream and covered in milk chocolate, which is then patterned with darker chocolate criss-cross lines. The white version is the same, except the chocolate is white.
The wafer is quite delicate and so these can be a bit messy to eat as they have a tendency to fall apart slightly. The hazelnut cream does have a 'nutty' taste but I didn't find it to be too strong or to dislike
Each 21.5g bar contains approx 120 calories and 7.6g of fat, so if you eat both within the single packet that's 240 cals and 15g of fat, so it's up there with the Mars bars.
The single 43g packet with two individually wrapped fingers costs 1p more than the standard version at 53p. They're also sold in multipacks of 4, which come on a cardboard tray and are wrapped in the classic orange & white design. These aren't too easy to come across, but I tried these for the first time a few months when they were on offer at £1, which is much better than the usual £1.65-75 they usually cost.
Would I recommend? Yes, if you like the original bueno but fancy an extra bit of sweetness from white chocolate. If you're not a sweet person, this may be a tad sickly, but because I like sweet and find these quite different to the norm, they're a bit more of a treat for me :)
I love a good chocolate bar and one I recently came across and couldn't believe I hadn't tried was Kinder Bueno White. I'm not a huge fan of Kinder I associate it with the eggs I used to eat as a kid. They were ok but what made them special was the toy, not the chocolate so it tends to be a chocolate I avoid opting for Cadburys and the likes instead. However, I love white chocolate so decided it would be worth a go!
Kinder Bueno White is made up of two bars each individually wrapped and encased within another wrapper (which is shown above in the DooYoo picture). It can be bought from most shops that sell chocolate bars. A bar of Bueno White will cost around 60p.
The bar is made up of two wafers. In between the two wafers is a 'smooth milky hazelnut filling' and the wafers are covered in white chocolate and covered with chocolate sprinkles. Each bar is split in to four segments which can be broken off, each segment is about an inch long, so you get a good mouthful with just one segment! Now on to the taste test, and I'll work from the inside out. The middle of the bar is very creamy and rich and although it does taste of hazelnuts, it isn't over powering in anyway. The wafers are crispy and although add to the crunch of the bar and initially don't seem to add any real taste. The white chocolate is very sweet and when mixed with the creamy middle is almost too sweet. However, this is where the wafer comes in and somehow manages to bring the bar back down to a more normal level of sweetness. Personally, I don't think the chocolate sprinkles covering the bar actually taste of anything, even when you eat them on their own, which is a bit strange.
I only have a couple of complaints about this chocolate bar. The first is that the chocolate sprinkles covering it means that its a bit messy to eat. Also I tend to be quite good at squishing bars that are in my bag, most chocolate bars can survive this but Bueno, being made up of wafers, isn't really one of them! As another point some people may like the fact that the two bars are individually wrapped as it helps stop you eating them all at once. However, others will find the extra packaging a bit wasteful.
Overall this is a really nice chocolate bar that is a bit too sickly sweet. It probably wont be replacing my favourite Cadbury bars but I would definitely consider it for a change from time to time.
I've known that Kinder Bueno were available in a white chocolate version for some time but they had never appealled to me before. I found the original Bueno milk chocolate version had a bit of a greasy coating and an inside wafer that was too sandpapery. I assumed the white chocolate version of the bar would simply be an albino style with a creamy coat in place of the overly waxy milk chocolate. I had the opportunity to try these recently when a family member gave me a pack of them and I was surprised and delighted that my low expectations of the biscuit-sweet were unfounded!
My bars are part of a four pack and each bar has twin sticks, so there are eight single sticks in all. They are wrapped both as a twin bar, so two sticks inside one printed packet, in addition to being individually wrapped inside in transparent cellophane. This means you can choose to share a bar or leave some for later. There is a lot of unrecyclable packaging because of this though and I also noticed the larger packet has a cardboard tray inside. This is to stop the bars from breaking as easily, since they are wafer based, but it's a lot of waste to stomache if you're a greenie.
All product information is printed on the packaging. This includes full ingredients. The product is described as "white chocolate covered wafer with a milky and hazelnut filling". Top of the ingredients list is 26 % of white chocolate. Hazelnuts are listed as 5% and milk solids at 21%. There are other core ingredients like sugar, whey powder, whole milk and wheat flour as well as added flavourings and raising agents. Nutritional values are presented per half a bar (one stick), which is 21.5 grams or per 100g. I should point out that they refer to a 21.5 gram 'bar' when this is in fact just half a bar. It's a bit of a cheat and makes it look less fattening than it actually is! Per 'bar' the calorie content is 121 calories and 7.6 grams of fat. There is also a handy chart showing the guidline daily amount in percentage of some typical nutritional values like energy, protein and fat per bar. The only positive thing I can see here is fibre, which is listed as providing 1% of GDA.
The product itself is a large wafer stick divided into four large pieces which can be broken off into individual squares. The outside of the bar is white chocolate which has cocoa sprinkles stuck onto it all along the bottom of the bar and in stripes over each piece. The sprinkles look like finely ground coffee but are lighter in colour and more chalky. I was not exactly sure what they were at first and had to check the packet. I didn't know if they were shredded nuts or biscuit pieces. Infact they are like freeze-dried pieces of chocolate, ground into tiny shards.
Inside each piece of the bar there is a filling of smooth cream that tastes like a blend of white chocolate and nutella paste. This is a fawny brown colour and has the texture of a sticky mousse pudding.
The various textures when biting into this bar are quite incredible. First you have the powdery cocoa sprinkles which melt on the tongue like a burst of stardust. Then you have the white chocolate which is a nice, soft consistency and mellow flavour. The chocolate is high quality and not as greasy as the milk chocolate of her sister product. Then beneath this is the crisp but delicate thin wafer which kind of crumbles into a melting jumble along with the inner core, the lava, which is the creamy hazelnut filling. The overall flavour reminds me of white chocolate truffles that I once tasted when I was eating my way through chocolate shops on holiday in Belgium. It's a high quality and rewarding flavour. It makes you want to have more and more of the same!
These Bueno Whites have a beautiful and moreish flavour but they are ridiculously fattening and calorific so I would have to reccommend eating them as a rare treat, rather than an everyday thing. They are great for sharing on train trips but they are a bit messy. The cocoa sprinkles tend to collect in the cellophane wrapper but even if they fall on your clothes they don't tend to mark much as they are quite dry.
These are so much nicer than the original Bueno's and I'll always be buying these from now on!
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Kinder Beuno - White Chocolate
What is it?
A chocolate bar by Ferrero.
A white chocolate bar covered with wafer with a milky and hazelnut filling.
What do I think?
It's meant to be a chocolate bar, but really it doesn't contain much chocolate in it, it doesn't even taste like a chocolate bar, so if you're after something to fix your chocolate craving habit, this is not it(!).
The bar itself is more of a wafer biscuit bar with some hazelnut cream. There is a covering of white chocolate on the top with a large helping of crumbly bits along with it, frankly, I really don't see the point of the chocolate covering as I generally can't taste it, besides the possibility that it's only there to hold the crumbly bits in place, and even so there is also not much taste to the crumbly sprinklings, and ironically, there is no information on what is it o the packet either.
I was quite disappointed that the whole didn't really have any taste of chocolate to it, the closest possibility of any hint of a chocolate taste if the filling, and even then this is only a creamy mixture of hazelnut filling. The filling itself actually tastes okay, and is actually the only thing that has any flavour or taste to it. The rest - the wafer, the 'chocolate' covering and the crumbly bits for some reason have probably been added to balance out the sweet taste.
You get two bars of this in a packet and it costs around 53p. The only good thing about it is that it's probably healthier than a bar of chocolate, contains less sugar and also seems a bit healthier because of the content of milk it contains.
It's quite nice as a light (very light) snack, nut personally, I find it too bland, and I really do prefer my slab of chocolate bar...
Thanks for reading.
==Kinder Bueno White==
I saw this Kinder Bueno White chocolate bar as the product of the week on ciao and realised that I had yet to try the white version of a chocolate bar that I already loved and ate far too often.
So I have been out for a walk and I just happened to pop by the newsagents and picked myself up a bar with the thought that I had burnt off a few calorie with the walk and that I could sit back enjoy the bar and give a write up as to how I found it.
I am very fond of the regular Kinder Bueno Bars which have been on the shelves for a couple of years now but in comparison I do believe that the white version is a new addition to the range which is probably why I had not tried it before now.
The Kinder Bueno bars are Kinder chocolate which is aimed at a more adult consumer in comparison to a lot of the other offerings from Kinder such as the popular Kinder Surprise Egg and the adverts proved this with the catch phrase "A little bit of what you fancy....."
Of course they didn't add "does you good" because quite clearly a chocolate bar would never do that!
The Bueno bar was originally released in Germany as long ago as 1990 but took a long time to reach our shores as 2004 saw its first UK sales. It is quite a worldwide chocolate bar although a lot harder to come by in some countries (thank god we are not one of those!)
Also doing a bit of research on these bars I came across a small piece of information which I probably should have known but didn't which is that "kinder" is the word for children in German but of course the bar being called Bueno which is a Spanish word for "good" which I would have thought that the makers could have come up with something a bit grander than "good".
==Price and Availability==
The white chocolate bar as I have said before is the latest addition to the Bueno range but costs just as much as milk chocolate bar at 54 pence or I have seen them in Poundland in a three bar packet for £1. This price is fairly standard of most chocolate bars today and you would be hard pushed to get one that is under the 50 pence price bracket.
I was able to buy this straight away today and the first shop I went into had it stocked by and it was easy to come by. I do believe that these are really rather popular and think that most places would have these Kinder Bueno bars and have even seen them in the peterol station before.
Although I am not too sure if this was the white variety or not but still I feel they are pretty easy to track down if you were really in need of this particular flavour and bar.
==What You Get==
For the money you get a two fingered bar of chocolate which although two fingers is larger and far superior to a Kit Kat. The fingers are individually wrapped in a clear cellophane with a little tag on which when pulled literally peels the wrapper off for you with utter simplicity. The outer packaging is coloured with the standard Kinder colours of orange and white.
This seems to suit the product and it is easy to locate on the shelves and instantly recognisable.
The only real different between the look of this the white chocolate bar and the original milk chocolate Bueno is the word "white" written on the front and the picture shown is that of the bar inside. I think it would be possible to pick the white bar up mistaking it for the regular milk chocolate one but not very likely as it is clear what version you are buying.
The whole packet weights in at 43 grams and although the nutritional information and the product description really gear you towards sharing and perhaps only eating one of the bars (21.5 grams) this is not really very likely and Himself can sit there drooling with his big puppy dog eyes and I won't cave in a bit. I will still eat both of the fingers.
Each of the fingers is divided up into four sections which again does make sharing more of an option but not one for me.
==Look and Smell==
On tearing open the outer cellophane wrapping with ease you can instantly smell the wonderfully sweet and vanilla like fragrance coming from the Bueno bar.
I think even with my eyes closed I would be able to work out that it was a white chocolate product as the smell is very distinctive and very mouth watering. Of course this smell only gets stronger when the individual clear wrapper is removed from each finger.
The finger of the Kinder Bueno is covered entirely in a creamy white chocolate and this appears thick and solid though not overly beautiful. There are darker milk chocolate sprinkles covering the entire base and sides of the Bueno bar and these cross over through the middle of each section of the bar making it look rather grid like.
These sprinkles comes loose rather easily and my wrapper had rather a lot which had already fallen away from the bar and it generally looked rather messy.
However it really is not what the chocolate bar looks like but more about how it actually tastes....
==Taste and Texture==
The smell is the first thing that I notice when putting this bar to my lips, that and the blinking mess I am making everywhere with the tons of tiny chocolate sprinkles that are falling off left right and centre. The next thing is notice is how crunchy and light the wafer under the coating of white chocolate is is combines the crunchiness and lightness so well that it all just feels perfect in the mouth and on the tongue.
Then comes the best part of all and that has got to be the soft and smooth creamy filling that really is what the Bueno bar is all about.
Waiting just under the layer of crisp wafer is the milky hazelnut filling that is a tone darker than the creaminess of the outer white chocolate and has a far deeper and comforting taste to it.
It screams out luxuriousness and richness in the mouth and all the elements of the bar work wondrously together. The outer crisp layer of white chocolate breaking beneath the teeth which gives way to a crunchy and light wafer which is hiding a gem of creaminess within the centre all working together to create what it in truth the poor man's Ferrero Rocher.
The nutty taste of the smooth filling is really delicious and something that I adore in anything and especially in this Kinder Bueno bar as it taste so delicate and sweet. In comparison to eating the Milk Chocolate Bueno bar I would have to say that this just takes over slightly on the sweetness front and I think the white chocolate has got to be the reason for this. There is a good flavour of vanilla coming through and this is something that I really like and I don't think was at all evident in the original Bueno so again I would have to think it is the outer layer of white chocolate which is giving this flavour.
The taste is really similar to the original Bueno but I am not sure if it is slightly better or slightly worse from it. I think it has got to be a close call taste wise and I really wish that I had now bought one of each to make comparisons between well that and the fact that they are so moorish that I could most certainly eat another one after scoffing down this one so quick!
Here for a bit of the boring facts and figures (DIETERS LOOK AWAY NOW)
Per 21.5 gram finger you are looking at having: BEWARE YOU WILL EAT TWO FINGERS!!!!
1.5 grams of protein
11.3 grams of carbohydrates
7.6 grams of fat (FUNNY HOW SATURATED FAT IS NOT MENTIONED!!!)
0.6 mg (6% RDA) of Vitamin E
0.06 mg (3% RDA) of Vitamin B2
51 mg (6% RDA) of Calcium
47 mg (6% RDA) of Phosphorus
White Chocoate 26.5% (coca, butter, sugar, skimmed milk powder, concentrated butter, emulsifier: soy, lecithin; vanillin), sugar, vegetable oil, wheat flour, skimmed milk powder, whoe milk powder, hazelnuts (5%), whey powder, wheat starch, fat-reduced coca, milk proteins, emulsiier (soy lecithin), flavourings, rasing agents (sodium hydrogen carbonate, ammonium carbonate), salt. Total milk solids: 21.5%
==My Overall Opinion==
I really do rate this Bueno White Chocolate bar, probably equally though to the classic Bueno as they are pretty close in taste but this one perhaps just has a little bit more to offer now that I have eaten so many of the Milk Chocolate ones and variety is indeed the spice of life!
They are indeed very messy as the chocolate sprinkles do get everywhere and I am glad I have leant over the table and not collected the chocolate pieces in the crutch area of my jeans, which has been done before and was not funny as Himself likes to think.
However any mess which is made is totally forgotten about as the taste is utterly delicious and totally memorable for all the right reasons.
The mix of ingredients used all really work well together and it is a good take on the already popular Milk Chocolate Bueno Bar.
I have found the price to be fair and consistent with other bars of chocolate and that they are available in most places more or less world wide. They maybe very messy to eat but they are also very enjoyable and the taste is really second to none. They are good for sharing if indeed you are that way inclined, which I myself am not.
They are not especially good to eat as far as healthiness goes and I would advise people to steer well clear if you are on a diet because this would just be cheating!! however they are considerably better in calories than a lot of other chocolates bars so I guess if you are going to cheat on a diet this would be a good one to do it with.
I really like the taste which is really the only reason that would make me buy them again and yes, I probably will buy one again before long and no I will not be sharing it! Go and get your own.
On the whole a really nice tasty treat which is worthy of a 5 out of 5 star rating in my books and an exceptionally high recommendation.
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Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
"White chocolate covered wafer with a milky and hazelnut filling"
Anyone who has read a few of my reviews will realise the sheer variety and number of chocolate bars that I consume per month. "It's amazing that you maintain such an athletic and muscular physique" I hear you shout... well, I guess it's down to all that frantic typing afterwards which keeps me in shape! Seriously though, I have become addicted to eating things with the sole purpose of reviewing them later (...any excuse!), with the 'Kinder Bueno White' being my latest conquest. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Kinder Chocolate, as although I really like the taste of the good old 'Kinder Egg', I found the original 'Bueno Bar' a bit too sickly. For this reason, I was interested to try the white version of the snack, as it would appear to be a closer match to the Kinder Egg chocolate that I like so much.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY - easy to get hold of?
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For some reason I assumed that picking up a Kinder Bueno White would be a difficult thing to do (I didn't realise the bar's popularity until after writing the review) - but actually, the availability in UK shops is quite high. Firstly, all of the major supermarkets stock the chocolate for the reasonable price of 52p (ASDA is currently 1p more expensive at 53p), whilst corner shop and garages similarly have a good supply of the popular snack. I picked up a Bueno White today from my local McColls for 75p, which is actually quite a big jump from the Supermarket prices - it goes to show just how much the Supermarkets are able to undercut small town shops.
PACKAGING DESIGN - Bauhaus or Surrealist...?
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The Kinder Bueno White comes in a foil-lined wrapper featuring perforated ends which make opening it up an easy process. The packaging is coloured in Kinder's traditional white and red (or white and orange depending on how you see it), and there is an illustration on the front which depicts the chocolate bar next to a glass of milk, a hazelnut, and a block of white chocolate. There isn't much of a difference between the white Bueno and the regular Bueno in terms of the packaging - only the addition of the word 'White' on the front. I suppose this could theoretically lead to confusion, but it's not likely. Delving inside the outer wrapped, you'll find two of the kinder Bueno bars, each one individually wrapped in a see-through plastic layer. I suppose the extra internal packaging is to stop the chocolate sprinkles which surround the bar going everywhere, although from an environmental perspective I'm not a fan of excess wrapping. Opening the inner packaging is a little more difficult than the foil outer layer (I struggled for a while and eventually had to use my teeth), but when I finally managed it, a pleasant sweet and milky aroma was released - very inviting.
THE HISTORY OF KINDER... for the chocolate nerds...
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I couldn't form a well rounded review without taking a look at the product's origins, and as a result, I learned that my knowledge of European confectionary was somewhat lacking! Basically, Kinder isn't so much a brand in its own right as a group of products manufactured by the 'Ferrero' company based in Italy. The original (milk chocolate) Bueno was first released in Germany in the early 90's where it became an instant success, and remains popular to this day. In German, Kinder translates as 'children', whilst 'Bueno' is the Spanish word for 'good' - basically then, it's a 'good children' bar - which is a little odd considering the fact that the product is predominantly aimed at an adult market (a recent marketing slogan was "(the) first Kinder chocolate for adults". Bueno bars were introduced to the UK in 2004, with the white chocolate version following four years later in 2008. If I had to provide you with one Kinder-related fact of the day, it would have to be that due to limited availability, the Bueno is often sold at highly inflated prices in the USA - so know you know!
APPEARANCE & TASTE - Put it in your mouth, or leave it one the shelf?
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Many chocolate bars are fairly boring to look at, but this isn't something you could say about the Kinder Bueno White - it appears that a fair bit of thought has gone into its design, and the end result is a decorative and pretty looking snack. Measuring exactly 11 centimetres in length, and 2.5 centimetres in width (no, I don't always measure my food!), the chocolate is moulded into four distinct blocks which you can snap off and eat at your leisure. The outer chocolate coating is a yellowy white, and the base is covered with a cluster of milk chocolate sprinkles. Biting into the chocolate is a very crunchy experience - firstly because the aforementioned chocolate spinkles are actually quite crispy, and secondly because the interior of the bar is filled with a tasty wafer. As a result, the White Bueno is a messy bar to eat, and as I type there are bits of chocolate and wafer scattered across the keyboard of my Mac - i'm sure i'll be picking them out for weeks to come. Once you've finished the Bueno, you will inevitably find a good number of the chocolate sprinkles in the bottom of the sellophane pack, which can then be tipped into your mouth for further enjoyment! It's a bit like eating a 'Cadbury Flake' and having to deal with the resultant chocolate scatterings.
The actual flavour of the Bueno White is very pleasant indeed with a really creamy taste, and a strong hint of vanilla. The soft filling surround the water is made from hazelnut, and this results in a wonderfully nutty flavour that blends beautifully with the white chocolate. If I have one criticism, it's the fact that the sweetness levels are a little too high, and things do get to the 'almost sickly' levels by the time you've finishing both of the 21.5 gram bars. I suppose you could always eat one and save the other for later (not something I could personally do), and perhaps this is the reason for the extra internal packaging.
INGREDIENTS - Anything dodgy to look out for?
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The Kinder Bueno White contains;
White Chocolate 26.5% (Cocoa Butter, Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Concentrated Butter, Emulsifier : Soy Lecithin; Vanillin), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Flour, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whole Milk Powder, Hazelnuts (5%), Whey Powder, Wheat Starch, Fat-reduced Cocoa, Milk Proteins, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Flavourings, Raising Agents (Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Ammonium Carbonate), and Salt.
Rather than just slavishly copying a list of the ingredients into my review, I'd like to analyze the above contents from a health perspective. Firstly, the white chocolate levels are fairy respectable at over 25%, and it's good to see that there aren't any hydrogenated fats used in the bar's production. That said, a chocolate bar is never going to represent a healthy snack, and at the end of the day they all have the result of being fattening little buggers. Below, I have further deconstructed the ingredient list into things to beware of for allergy sufferers; Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Milk Powder, Milk Proteins, Whey Powder, Hazelnuts, and Soy Lecithin.
FINAL WORD - Hit or Miss?
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I certainly enjoyed my first experience of the Kinder Bueno White, and I would definitely buy one again. The bar feels quite fulfilling, and it represented a good accompaniment to a cup of tea. The flavour is lovely, and the way that the soft filling contrasts beautifully to the crispy wafer makes for an interesting eating experience. That said, I'll be a little more careful as to where I purchase my next Bueno from, considering the fact that the average price in the local corner shop is a whole 20p more - a bit cheeky really. I have actually seen a buy '3 for £1 offer' in the past, so keep your eyes peeled, as this promotion will no doubt be back in the future.
Although I commented that the bar was a little too sweet for my liking, for some reason I didn't find it quite as sickly as the regular Bueno, which really didn't appease me as much from a flavour perspective. In terms of the downsides, the excess packaging is unnecessary and appears to be fairly wasteful, and if you're not into messy chocolate then you should steer well clear. Going back to the packaging issues, I've just noticed a pull-tab on the inner wrapper, meaning that the opening of the chocolate should have been a much easier process had I been more observant - doh. Would I recommend this product? Yes, although I do have a bit of a reputation for liking chocolate that other people don't! If you enjoy white chocolate, aren't allergic to nuts, and have a sweet-tooth, then you definitely won't go too far wrong here.
Nutritional Info per 21.5g Bar
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The above calorie count (120) is just about standard for a product of this nature, and similarly the fat content isn't anything out of the ordinary. Unfortunately the packaging doesn't reveal either the sugar, salt, or saturated fat levels, so I can't provide a decent analyse of the nutritional info. It's good to see a bit of calcium, although the amount (51mg), only represents around six percent of your recommended daily intake. Other additions of note include Vitamin B (3% RDA), Vitamin B12 (8% RDA), and Vitamin E (6% RDA). Remember, the above info is for just one of the two bars - so you may as well double it if you've got no will power like me.
For more information see the Ferrero website at www.ferrero.com - the site is dedicated to all of Ferrero's products and not just the Kinder range. To be honest, it isn't the most exciting of websites but you may enjoy it if you have a '''geeky chocolate-website fetish'''.
I had had the Milk Chocolate one of this quite a few times, but yesterday was the first time I had tried the White Chocolate one. It was pretty nice and I can see me buying another one.
This pack cost me 49p for the 43g pack. Perhaps that bit more expensive compared to more heavy Chocolate Bars, but sometimes you just want something different.
This comes in the 2 fingered, individually wrapped pack which has an outer wrapper as well. This pack looks the same as the Milk Chocolate one, but it's just the appearance of the White Chocolate fingers that indicate the different bars, so perhaps you need to keep an eye out on what one you are picking up.
These just consist of the aforementioned fingers. You can snap each bar into 4 bits, which is easy enough. The sections look sort of puffy but the bits where you can snap are sort of lines in the bar. This is just some wafer which is a sort of hole shape. Well to try and describe this a bit better it is like an empty shell and this is filled up with what seems like Melted Kinder Eggs but a more Milky Creamy version, so perhaps missing the Milk Chocolate part. This is quite sickly but not really in a bad way. The whole bar is covered with White Chocolate.
Each pack has 240 calories, but at lest you can eat the bars individually, but I can eat the whole pack no problem.
A nice White Chocolate experience which i'm glad I tried and will be buying more in the future.
One of the chocolate bars I've been wanting to try for a long time but never got around to actually seeing until recently was the White version of the brilliant Kinder Bueno. As a fan of both the original Bueno and a huge fan of Kinder chocolate which has a much softer milkier taste than other chocolates widely available, this seemed to be the perfect idea by Ferrero. The Italian owners of the bar originally released the Bueno to be targeted towards a more adult market than their rather child friendly Kinder Surprise Eggs and Kinder "Chocolat" bars, though they've kept the same form of chocolate which has a higher milk percentage than that of many of it's rivals. To give the bar a more grown up appeal they've put the Kinder chocolate as the outer layer of a bar that also contains a fresh crunchy wafer as well as the Ferrero hazelnut spread that has become synonymous with Ferrero products such as their Ferrero Roche eggs. However how does it all work with white chocolate as opposed to Kinders regular chocolate?
As with all Kinder Bueno's it is broken in to 2 X 21.5g fingers, each one broken into 4 chunks that snap off easily. Unlike regular Kinder Bueno's these white (duh) and have some brown chocolate sprinkled over the top of each piece and the bottom of the whole finger. Sadly when your opening the bar the sprinkles can become rather messy and fall off leading to them covering some of the surfaces near the bar, though most stay on the finger. The bar snaps off just as easily as it used to which the fresh crispy wafer snapping easily and cleanly, after that the first thing you notice is the rough texture on the bottom. The white chocolate is sweet though seems to lack something that the regular Kinder chocolate has and as a result feels less as likeable, however the hazelnut spread is delightful as always.
Nutritional Information per finger (21.5g):
Energy-504 Kj and121 Calories
Carbohydrates-11.1g (of which 9.1g are sugars)
Fat-7.6g (of which 3.6g are saturates)
Contains:Milk, Hazelnuts, Whey Powder, Wheat Starch and Soya.
Overall they are nice but the weight of anticipation was probably partially the reason as to why I'm a little let down. They cost around 53p each from "The Range" which is sadly the only place I've seen them and with the original bars being found in 3 bar packs for £1 (pound shops) these are over priced and not quite as nice. By no way are they "bad" but they just don't live up to the taste of their brown brother which can be bought cheaper. As a stand alone bar they are very good but not quite the brilliance of the normal Kinder Bueno.
I was at uni a few days ago and I had a total craving for something sweet, which isn't like me at all, total crisps girl I am.....so I wandered down to the uni shop and found Bueno, but a white chocolate version. I vaguely recall Kinder making these but I had always gone for the milk chocolate version....
Anyway, this little beauty came in the typical orange and white Kinder wrapping, the white part looking like milk flowing over the edge of the orange, it's making me crave one again just looking at the wrapper! There is a picture of a full snack finger and a half bitten one so you can see the centre of it. This cost me around 60p for 1 bar from my uni shop, prices will vary slightly depending on where you shop.
For those of you who don't know, Buenos are wafer finger bars part separated into 4 breakable pieces filled with a delectable hazelnut cream. This one is naturally coated in white chocolate with random pipings of tiny chocolate sprinkles decorating the whole bar. The two fingers are individually wrapped in cellophane with a gold tab to make unwrapping them easy.
Here is the nutritional information per finger (4 squares):
Calories - 121, 6% of your RDA
Protein - 2g, 4% of your RDA
Carbohydrates - 11.1g, 4% of your RDA
Fibre - 0.3g, 1% of your RDA
Fat - 7.6g, 11% of your RDA
Calcium - 52mg, 6% of your RDA
I have to say, I was somewhat disappointed by the tiny amount of calcium in this bar, that was always my justification for eating it. Also, if you think about it, there's quite a bit of fat in there, as those are the values for half a packet, so in eating a whole 2 fingered bar of Bueno White chocolate, you are consuming over 20% of your RDA of fat, which is, lets be fair, pretty bad for a snack!
Now onto the taste test. As I unwrap my first piece, half the sprinkles fall off all over the place. Fantastic, it's a messy eater! I bit into it and the wafer is thin and crunchy to perfection. The hazelnut filling is smooth and creamy as promised and tastes delicious, pure whipped heaven. Personally I could hardly taste or see the white chocolate coating, which was a bit disappointing. Nevertheless it tasted gorgeous and without realising I opened the second bar and started munching down on that. It totally satisfied my sugar craving and made me want another bar, but after clocking the fat content that was not going to happen!
I would definitely recommend this bar to anyone in a moment of weakness or crisis where chocolate is needed to save the day, but don't put these in your kids lunchboxes every day or you'll be rolling them about I think! They really are delicious, moreish and completely and utterly heavenly, when it comes to the fat content I guess ignorance is bliss.
How could I eat the Kinder Bueno chocolate and not try his sister, Kinder Bueno white? Have you seen her, she's stunning - well she looks it anyway!
Kinder Bueno White comes in a very similar foil packet being orange and white but this time it says Kinder Bueno White with some pale orangey circles above to try make the packet a little different. A picture of two of the bars are sitting comfortably in the corner next to, yes you've guessed it milk and hazelnuts.
These bars have the same concept as the milk chocolate brother but are a little different. We still have the same creamy hazelnut filling sitting inside light wafer shells. This time though the wafers are coated in a thin and rather sweet white chocolate. Little chocolate balls decorate the edges giving it more of a fun look.
Each bar contains;
I find the white version alot sweeter than the milk chocolate version. Although the chocolate coating is again thin, as well as the crisp wafer it is all too sweet and sickly, especially with the added chocolate balls around the edges.
The balls not only add to the sickly feeling but they also make alot of mess too, crumbling off and getting everywhere which I find pretty annoying. You find when you pull a bar out of it's packet alot of the balls remain in it.
It's a shame this bar isn't the same as it's brother Milk Chocolate Bueno as he is a real luxurious treat. This one is overly sweet and sickly, the white chocolate is too sweet in itself without the richness of the hazelnut filling which is a shame. In the milk chocolate bars the hazelnut filling is the best bit and I purposely eat the shell first to devour the filling on it's own to really enjoy it's nutty and milky flavour. But the richness of the filling AND the white chocolate AND the balls is all a little too much for me.
Again these are expensive bars being 60p so I am glad I don't like these so much - Kinder Bueno bars are often on offer in some newsagents though at 3 for a £1 which is when I like to stock up, but I won't be stocking up on Kinder White I'm afraid.
My local Co-op currently has the Kinder Bueno confectionary products on a special offer - 3 packs for £1.00. I've never tried these products before - I have tried the Kinder Egg many years ago, and never realised that Kinder sold anything else in the UK. This review is focussing on the Kinder Bueno - White.
What are they?: The packet describes this product as a "white chocolate covered wafer with a milky and hazelnut filling".
Packaging: This Kinder Bueno - White is packaged in a white and orange foil packet with perforated ends for easy opening. The text is quite distinctive and the main display panel shows a picture of the bars and a cross section of the filling. Also present is a glass of milk and hazelnut which represents the flavour of the filling. The reverse side of the packaging contains the ingredients and nutritional information. Inside the foil packaging, there are 2 bars which are both individually wrapped inside transparent plastic wrappers. The weight of the packaging is 43g.
Appearance: There are 2 bars per packet, that each contain 4 thick and large chocolate segments. The bars are coated in white chocolate with a dusting of chocolate sprinkles on one side, with a stripe per segment on the other.
Smell: Once you open up the plastic wrapping, there is a subtle smell of chocolate dusting.
Taste: When you bite into each segment, you notice the white chocolate that is immediately surrounded by the wafer. This is an excellent combination that is easy to bite through. The milky hazelnut filling is very sweet and smooth but is sickly, particularly if you eat both bars. The bars are surprisingly filling so you may be eating one bar and saving the other for another day.
Healthy?: Interestingly enough the bars do not give information on the proportion of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) in terms of the protein, carbohydrate and fat content. However, as this is a confectionary product, it is unlikely to be healthy, so this product would be better as an occasional treat.
Value for money: I thought that the offer of 3 bars for £1.00 is fairly good value (approx 33p per packet) when considering that a single bar costs 50p or so.
Overall: Quite a filling and sickly treat. The white chocolate and wafer combination works well. This product is OK as an occasional treat.
Typical values per 100g per piece (21.5g)
Energy 2323kj 505kj
Protein 7.2g 1.5g
Carbohydrate 52.6g 11.3g
Fat 35.3g 7.6g
Perusing through the shop aisles recently, there was a chocolate bar which stood out in particular - Kinder Bueno White.. I'd eaten the regular Kinder Bueno plenty of times and whilst I liked it - in particularly the filling, I usually bought it as a treat for my wife. This time the Kinder Bueno White was going to be a bit of a surprise.
Shaped like the original, there are two seperate chocolate fingers indented into several pieces and wrapped in plastic, the plastic is easy to get into and it isn't long before you are tucking in. The outside chocolate is white with the cornering of each indented piece being brown.
The chocolate bar has a bit of a kick to it, a noticeable crunch when you get stuck in, little flakes of chocolate are pleasantly placed on the top - though I thought this was a bit deceptive and had wished they were coconut actually. The inside cream, made up for this as the chocolate was jam packed with a gooey white chocolate liquid which tasted very rich and creamy.
One of the problems with this chocolate bar is that, no matter how slow you try to eat it, it's gone with seconds and isn't really at all substantial. A nice treat but definitely not a meal replacement!
Kinder Bueno, the original milk chocolate version, has been a high ranking chocolate bar on my list for years. I first discovered Bueno White on holiday in France in a couple of years ago and absolutely fell in love with it then.
Just like its milk chocolate counterpart, Bueno White comes in a packet that contains two individually sealed fingers. These fingers are coated in chocolate (white chocolate in this case) and they contain crisp waifer and a creamy hazelnut filling.
I was already deeply in love with the creaminess of the filling that I'd been accustomed to eating in the milk chocolate version. So you can understand why this is such a fab bar when covered in white chocolate I'm sure! Basically it's like they took a bar that tasted of single cream and turned into a bar that tastes like double cream. The white chocolate just makes the whole creamy and soft taste go that little bit further.
There are a couple of drawbacks to this bar though, and the first is that they've dusted it in annoying cocoa bits along the bottom of the fingers and along the rims of each bump. I find that although this doesn't affect the taste much, it makes this a bit of a messy bar to eat as the cocoa bits tend to go everywhere.
Also, I can't get this in a multipack over here yet! Why not?! At 46p for an individual bar, it's a bit pricy to enjoy very often and it would be nice if I could save a few pence by getting them in a multipack at the supermarket.
Still a tasty treat though, just with a little bit of room for improvement.
The kinder bueno white is exactly the same as the milk choclate one; only ten times better. If you're faced with the tough choice of deciding between them, my advice is always go for this one as it is all the same delicious texture and taste, only it's sweeter.
The roles are reversed as the crunchy flakes on the bottom are now milk chocolate and bring of the rich, creamy taste of the filling.
Once again there is a lot of wrapping; two layers to be precise but as long as it is keeping the taste then that's ok by me. Unfortunately for eco warriors out there (of course) this may not be the chocolate bar for you.
One aspect of the kinder bueno's white or milk is their excellent value for money as they cost about the same as any ordinary treat but you get double for your money with two relativly large bars in one package.
If you are on a diet do not worry as even though it may contain quite a few calories it fills you up
In my opinion, the white is better than the milk chocolate but both are very tasty.