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Lidl Mister Choc Milk Chocolate Peanuts

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      17.04.2012 19:47

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      I was informed by the staff that mister chocs malts were stopped because of bad sales. They are similar to malte---- and very nice I only went in for them and had to usually buy veg to excuse myself. Please why have they come off the shelves, they were ace. If you have any left !!!!!!!!. Thank you and bring back the malts. I also love the coated peanuts but the malted balls took the biscuit ( sorry ).

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      19.09.2011 17:26
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      A cheaper alternative that tastes really good!

      I like a bargain when it comes to food shopping. I am a huge chocoholic but it seems to be rather expensive these days. I was browsing in my local Lidl when I can across Mr Choc Peanuts. A bag contains a massive 250g and costs 99p.

      The packaging is bright yellow much like M&M's and the front of the packet has a picture of the contents on the front.

      Mr Choc products are only available at Lidl, they are produced in Germany.

      When you open the bag you greeted with lots of brightly coloured shells. The sweets themselves are a little bigger than M&M's and the colours are a little different but that doesn't put me off as I love chocolate. The shell has a nice crunch to it, inside you get a layer of milk chocolate and finally a crunchy peanut. The chocolate is pretty good for a cheap version. I have found that most of the chocolate in Lidl is of a good quality.

      These are very moreish and it would be easy to eat most of the packet but even though there is no nutritional information on the packet I can guess that they would be pretty unhealthy.

      I would definately buy these again they are half the price of M&M's and taste really good! They are ideal for sharing or taking to the cinema.

      5 out of 5 from me.

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        15.05.2010 19:32
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        A good sweet but only in moderation

        Mister Choc Milk Chocolate Peanuts

        You've heard of M&Ms, now experience something different!

        ** Where will I find them? **

        These little beauties can be found within the sweets and snack aisle in LIDL stores. So far, LIDL are the only place in the UK that I know you can purchase these from. I may be wrong but I did try and do a little research before writing this review

        ** How will I recognise them? **

        Packaged in a plastic yellow bag, there's a colourful image of peanuts on the front - not real ones, by the way! To the bottom left is a logo which states the product contains no artificial colours, which is re-assuring to know

        ** How much will I get? **

        A 250g bag: it should last you a little while. A very generous amount will be in your packet. Don't eat them all at once though...you'll regret it!

        ** Price **

        99 pennies! For a 250g bag, this is real value for money. If we compare this to M&M's, you'd have to pay £1.75 in my local Sainsbury's for a 185g bag, so we can see that Mister Choc Milk Chocolate peanuts offer the best value.
        Mister choc price per 100g - 39.6p
        M&Ms price per 100g - 94.6p
        These are definitely the better choice if money is your main issue.


        ** What are they like? **

        Well, they're different to M&Ms to say the least. The crunchy outer shell has no artificial colours, as previously mentioned. The colours include orange, green, brown, yellow and red, which are actually on the lighter end of the colour 'scale'. Once you've cracked the outer shell, you're greeted with a thick helping of milk chocolate; an extremely nice, melt in the mouth chocolate (if you have the time to eat it layer by layer, dismantling it inside your mouth)! Anyway, on to the next layer; a huge peanut awaits in the middle, which I wouldn't recommend eating on its own - very bland and quite tasteless.
        Now, the M&Ms are all one size. The Mister Choc version is completely different! You receive a wide range of shapes and sizes in the bag. However, as a whole, these are quick nice, though thorough chewing will be required for the larger ones.

        ** Nutritional Knowledge **

        A 100g serving of these contains 500kcal, but watch out for the fat - 25g per 100g! This is extremely bad, so eat these nuts sparingly.

        ** Anything else? **

        Yes - be careful how many you eat

        ** Would I recommend these? **

        Yes, with a little hesitation mind you. A good tasting chocolate covered peanut, but the calories and fat that come with it defy belief! Seriously, if you're on a diet, then you shouldn't even be looking at these but don't buy them as a 'treat' - scoff the lot and that's your diet ruined!

        4 stars

        I've taken one off for the amount of calories and fat in them, but on the whole a good value alternative to M&Ms: something a little different.

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          22.03.2010 15:42
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          A good cheaper alternative to one of my favourites

          Whilst shopping in my local Lidl I came across these and I am very happy I did!

          I picked these up on a bit of a whim. I'm a huge fan of peanut M&Ms but I'm not a fan of their price tag, even when they are on offer! When I noticed Mister Choc Milk Chocolate Peanuts I decided to buy them but was very sceptical, at less than half the price of a bag of M&Ms could they really be any good?

          Mister Choc Milk Chocolate Peanuts come in a bright yellow bag to share. On the front there is a picture of the product with some peanuts sat on a leaf. In my opinion the packaging is not as appealing as a bag of M&Ms, but its whats inside that counts!

          On opening the bag (which is easy opening, yay!) and looking inside I was a little dissapointed. They didnt look as nice as M&Ms, alot of them had their crispy shell chipped and they were bigger in size. However, at the same time Mister Choc is a cheaper brand so I didnt mind too much (its not all about looks!).

          When I ate my first one I wasnt that impressed - although the peanut and the crispy shell were good the chocolate wasnt quite right, it just didnt taste the same as an M&M. However, not to be detered (it is chocolate!) I kept going and actually became more and more impressed. Theres more chocolate on these than on an M&M but they are just the right mix of sweet and salty. Personally I think they arent as good as an M&M (and I wasnt expecting them to be) and this is mainly noticable in the chocolate but they are just as addictive. They are good alternative and for the price I think these are worth it! Right now I'm wishing I had bought more than one bag!

          I'm definately impressed with these. Ok these arent as good as the real thing but they arent bad either and I will be buying some more on my next shop!

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            05.01.2009 16:32
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            A great alternative to M&Ms where you're not subsidising a massive advertising campaign

            A few months back my other half returned from a shopping trip with a couple of packets of Mister Choc Chocolate Covered Peanuts. Apparently she had been wurst and cheese shopping trip with her mother to Lidls and she saw these and bought them on a whim since they were only 69p.

            In my experience Lidl has some real crap, I used to shop there when I was a student, and some really good stuff but it does take time to sort the proverbial wheat from the chaff and I could never be bothered to do it.

            ****Packaging****

            The packet is bright yellow in colour and includes a picture of a heap of the chocolate covered peanuts. It is very close to that of M&Ms which being the premium brand and setting the 'bench mark' is its biggest competitor.

            As well as English all the information is written in Greek, German, Italian, Flemish and Swedish. This leads me to believe that this product is only manufactured in its native Germany and exported throughout Europe.

            ****Ingredients****

            According to the back of the packet the main ingredients are:

            i) Peanuts (23%)
            ii) Milk chocolate (45%)
            iii) Sugar coating

            In addition to the above other ingredients are sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, lactose, rice starch, emulsifiers, soya lecithin, polyglycerol, polyricinoleate, glucose syrup, colours, curcumin, carmine, copper complexes of chlorophyll, carbon , beetroot red, thickener, acacia gum, glazing agents, beeswax, maltodextrin..... and a lot of other substances that a) I can't pronounce and b) don't sound as if they are going to do you much good.

            The list of ingredients is extensive and I am unsure what most of them are, which I guess is not such a bad thing. I guess that if I knew exactly what went in to these then I would probably not eat them again.

            The packet does state that there are no artificial colours and there is no mention of E numbers so it is not all bad news.

            For comparison purposes M&Ms main ingredients are;

            i) Peanuts (23%)
            ii) Milk chocolate (48%)
            iii) Sugar coating

            Based on the above M&Ms have a slightly higher chocolate content, but other than this the two products appear to be pretty much the same.

            ****Nutritional information****

            The nutritional information on the back of the packet is limited and only includes the following:

            i) Energy - 492Kcal
            ii) Protein - 7.8g
            iii) Carbohydrate - 59g
            iv) Fat - 25g
            For comparison purposes M&Ms nutritional information is as follows:

            i) Energy - 516Kcal
            ii) Protein - 9.8g
            iii) Carbohydrate - 59g
            iv) Fat - 26.8g

            Both Mister Choc and M&Ms are bad for you, although if we are splitting hairs then it appears that the Mister Choc are better since they contain less calories and less fat. This is probably due to the lower concentration of chocolate therefore there is a bit of a trade off here. Do you go for higher more chocolate and more fat/calories or less chocolate and less fat/calories?

            ****Price****

            A 250g bag of these cost 69p (just under 28p per 100g) which is far less than a bag of M&Ms that cost £1.75 per 250g bag ( 70p per 100g).

            The Mister Choc version is a lot better value for money, and since they taste really good they have now become my chocolate covered peanut of choice.

            ****Conclusion****

            Mister Choc chocolate covered peanuts are really good. They are larger than M&Ms, they are sweeter than M&Ms, they are slightly better for you than M&Ms (providing you don't mind a reduced chocolate concentration to achieve this) and they are a lot cheaper than M&Ms (but then I suppose M&Ms have to recover the cost of their huge advertising and marketing campaign in some way)

            To me, it is a no brainer and I would go for this product every time, it's just a shame that these are only available from Lidls and I have to make a special trip out to get some. This product has demonstrated that some of the 'value' brands are just as good, or in this case better, than the premium brands. It is just a case of finding out which one actually are.

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