Product Type: Ferrero Chocolate
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Member Name: juicy_lucy
Advantages: Nutritional chocolate bars
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
“COMBINES MILK’S HIGH NUTRITIONAL ELEMENTS WITH THE DELICIOUS TASTE OF CHOCOLATE”
Chocolate…the favoured snack of hubby and children. So, I find myself scouring the aisles in the supermarket for different choccy treats to tempt their delicate palates. Kinder seems to do this and satisfy that need to feel as though I am not compulsively feeding the children junk! Before I started buying these bars, I did of course, know about the Kinder Surprises; the chocolate eggs with a small toy inside which I seem to get press ganged into buying.
So, this little packet of goodies promise that 100g contain all the most important nutritional values (ie proteins, calcium and mineral salts) of 250ml of milk. Great stuff, considering little lady is not especially keen on drinking milk.
The latest Kinder I bought is a pack of 16 bars, in an orange and white box with the face of a smiling child who also happens to have perfectly whiter than white teeth (give me that toothpaste). The Kinder logo is one the front with illustrations of glasses of milk and on the back is nutritional information and a picture of a field. The only thing missing is a picture of the cow. So, the packaging immediately gives the impression of wholesome Walton family/Swiss family Robinson foodstuff.
Open up the packet and inside are 16 individually wrapped chocolate bars, again sporting that orange and white colour and the Kinder logo
Unwrap your little individually wrapped packet and inside is a little bar of chocolate; and I mean little. The bars have 5 easily breakable segments (for sharing??) with a little crown.
Bite into the chocolate and the taste of cocoa s quite strong. I thought it would be milder since it states on the packaging that there is more milk and less cocoa. The inside of the bar is white chocolate and nice and soft; I assume this white chocolate is to signify the fact that there is more milk inside, but I don’t think it tastes any different to any other chocolate.
In 100g of Kinder bars, you can expect to get 558kcal, 10g of protein, 53g of carbohydrate, 34g fat, 34% RDA of Vitamin B2, 88% Vitamin B12, 40% RDA Calcium, 35% RDSA Phosphorus.
In perspective, 100g is actually 8 bars, and I don’t know if I would be giving a small child 8 bars in a day.
40% fine milk chocolate, sugar, skimmed milk powder, vegetable fat, concentrated butter, emulsifier, vanillin, Total milk solids 33% Total cocoa solids 13%
Ferrero Uk Ltd
This has interactive games and information for parents. It does seem to be particularly aimed towards the Kinder Surprise eggs and the magic code found inside these eggs, but is a useful site if you want child friendly pc games.
Kinder Country; milk chocolate bars with milky white filling and 4 cereals
Kinder Delice; cocoa flavour sponge cakes with milky filling covered with milk chocolate
Kinder Bueno;Milk chocolate covered wafers with smooth milk and hazelnut
I haven’t mentioned the price since prices change depending on where and when the chocolate is bought. However, in comparison to other chocolates, these bars are expensive. I will continue to buy them for the little ‘un because I am taken in by marketing promises but the rational part of me says that I don’t really know how much calcium etc there is in the bar; I just accept it. She enjoys them and that’s good enough for me. I don’t think they are great value for older children and for adults; if you were hungry and needed a substantional chocolate fix, then I would doubt that these would be the chocolates of choice. I certainly do think they are chocolates for children; the taste is a bit bland and whilst I don’t advocate giving children bland food, sometimes their taste buds prefer less obvious tasting food.
I do think that they are great “after dinner” and “on the go” snacks. The size means that they are the right size for little hands, and one of the little bars seems just enough to fill the gap.
They will remain one of my shopping purchases but given solely to the smallest member of the household- the teenagers would require a whole packet to even start to fill the gap, and that could work out mighty expensive. They anyway seem to prefer the taste of other chocolates and declared these “boring”. In fact, since “kinder” is German for children, I would hazard a guess and state that the chocolate is actually aimed at young children, so don’t feel that I am doing a disservice to the producers at this point!
So, if the children enjoy them, I would recommend but for everyday eating and munching on for adults, perhaps something else, unless they are your all time favourite.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: Easy to hold chocolate snacks for little people