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Being diabetic means sometimes my blood sugar levels start to fall if I haven't eaten for a while, while shopping in Boots last week I felt I needed something sweet to give me a bit of a boost and picked up a couple of bars of Galaxy Caramel, they were on offer at 2 bars for £1.00 for the 48g size bar.
Galaxy Caramel is sold in a wrapper which is mainly shades of brown, it has the Galaxy logo on the front along with Caramel which is done so it looks like its been written in caramel. The front of the wrapper informs the customer that this is Galaxy chocolate with a delicious soft caramel centre. It also gives the calorie content as 116 calories per piece, the bar is done in 2 pieces.
The back of the wrapper gives more nutritional information and the ingredients but to honest these are written in gold coloured writing against a dark brown background and are virtually impossible to read.
On opening the wrapper the chocolate smells rich and sweet, its done in 2 fingers each consisting of 3 pieces. The pieces are easy to snap of should you wish to not eat it all at once, personally I have never managed to do this. Each piece of chocolate is domed in shape and filled with delicious sweet runny caramel.
The Galaxy chocolate is lovely, really smooth and creamy. The caramel is sweet and has a lovely rich flavour. The combination of chocolate and caramel is perfect, its very indulgent.
If you like chocolate and also like caramel then I would certainly recommend trying Galaxy Caramel. Its similar to Cadburys Caramel but in my opinion the flavours are much more indulgent, the caramel and chocolate are really smooth, sweet and creamy.
Galaxy Caramel is also lovely melted down and poured over ice cream, it makes a lovely rich sauce which is quick to prepare when you don't have a lot of time.
However you eat this whether you melt it and use it as a sauce or suck the chocolate till it melts and then eat the caramel or just chew it this is a really lovely chocolate treat.
Do I like these more than Cadbury's Caramel? Probably. There is just something so nice about Galaxy Chocolate. Could be because it doesn't taste quite so greasy as Cadbury's and although it is sweet, it isn't overly sweet. Sort of like a different kind of sweetness.
These aren't available quite as much as other Chocolate bars. The individual pack costs about 50p. You can now get this in a 100g bar, which has been on offer for £1 in Asda for a while.
The individual pack is 2 thin bars. They have 3 sections in each bar, and they break off easily enough. All these are are a flat bottom with some pretty runny Caramel on top and the whole lot is covered in Galaxy Milk Chocolate. The Chocolate isn't that thick on this, but a good enough covering. When you bite into this the Caramel runs out a bit and it nice and gooey in a way. It's like the Caramel is in a little pocket.
It's easy to eat both bars of this, but I suppose if you were strong willed then you could just eat the 1 bar, of a couple of the chunks.
Each pack has 238 calories.
Milk Chocolate and caramel. Nothing new, but the sticky sweet Caramel with the Milky Galaxy Chocolate is a winner for me.
Having scoured over a few other reviews, I was shocked to see some scathing comments being made about this bar of chocolate. Obviously people are entitled to an opinion, but first off..the caramel does not taste weird! It tastes of caramel! I prefer Galaxy over Cadbury. I like to think I am pushing the boundaries of sophistication by buying a Galaxy bar. You usually pay a few pence more for the pleasure, but it is worth it. Okay, it's not organic Green and Blacks, but I still like people to see if I am buying it, so it goes to the top of the shopping basket!
Galaxy chocolate is better than Cadbury. Why? Because it's richer, it's more succulent, the creaminess is so much more invigorating. The experience is more enriching and the chocolate taste is more enchanting and smoother on the tongue. I like to lick it off gradually, slowly exposing the under layers, like undressing a lady by an open fire in a log cabin. The pleasure comes from licking off the chocolate, because it allows you to savour the velvet texture. The journey has then begun into the next layer..the caramel. It does not taste weird! It is thick, sticky and stretches like glue as it weaves into the teeth with a naughty allure. It might be the sicklier layer, but it is decadence personified. No odd taste, just sweet and melt in the mouth delightfulness.
Pound for pound, this bar provided you with a more satisfying eating experience than a Cadbury bar of chocolate. The sugars are delicately balanced, the cocoa solids are of better quality and potency and the smoothless is there. You can buy it in a range of sizes, but the smaller sized bar should cost somewhere around the fifty pence mark. Indulgence perhaps, but so very worth it.
I love Galaxy, which is more than can be said for my Dad who says the taste has changed completely and now on principle will not eat any, but I love any Galaxy product.
Cutting to the chase, brilliant, I find most chocolate that is not Galaxy very dry, it leaves me gagging for a drink after I have eaten it and sometimes dries my throat out to the point where it is painful to swallow. I do not have this problem with Galaxy it is so smooth and creamy but not too chocolatey. The caramel on the inside is the perfect viscosity, a lot of boxes of chocolates or bars of chocolate that advertise caramel as their main filling will have stiff caramel that is almost toffee like on the inside and this is a major disappointment. The caramel is also very smooth, does not dry out the throat, and is not too sugary. On opening the wrapper (which is easily torn open) you are met with two separated long fingers that have been scored into three rectangles each, giving you six rectangles of Galaxy caramel. The chocolate to caramel ratio is just perfect and the chocolate is so crunchy and light.
The 135g bar is currently on offer at Asda (10/03/10) for £1 and retails normally at about £1.26+ depending on where you go. The normal sized bar of 48g is sold for 40p+ which can also depend on where you go as the bargain stores will sell it fairly cheap, or at the price I remember paying as a child, and service stations will charge up to 90p for a 48g bar.
I have bought these for a number of years. I can remember them since I was at school in 1994 and used to have them as a snack on the way home.
This is an ideal benefit on which to start I guess. the fact that they have been around for this long means that they are trusted and reliable. For something that has been out for this long and still remains visible on the main part of the confectionary shelves in most petrol stations means that this product must be doing something right and therefore is a brand that you can rely on. It's made mt galazy as well, which have a renowned reputation in the chocolate industry.
Secondly it tastes nice. There's a nice taste of chocolate and a lovely mix of caramel which isn't too hard and at the same time isn't too runny . the mix there is good and leaves a nice taste in your mouth afterwards.
I think overall the price is acceptable, but this is entirely depandable on where you go to get it. Places such as Tesco and Sainsburys usually retail this item for about 45-50p but if you go to an indepandant garage or a motorway services then you could pay nearer to the £1 mark. Personally for the lower end price then this is a fair cost but if you go to one of the higher priced places then it might be worth giving it a miss.
The only downside is that it doesn't satisfy your appitite. It is nice but it's only sold with six segments inside and this can leave you wanting more afterwards. It goes quickly and then you're left with your appitite unsatisfied and I think a larger packet certainly would help.
Overall though it's delicious and highly recommended by me.
I truly love Galaxy chocolate, and I love caramel, so put the two together and I am one happy person.
The Galaxy Caramel is exactly what it says it is, a galaxy bar with caramel in it, simple right?
Each square of the bar is thick, creamy galaxy chocolate which encases a thick, oozy load of caramel that just explodes onto your tounge when you bite into the chocolate. They definatley do not skimp out on the caramel, there is loads of it in each square, and my god it tastes so good!
You get 6 squares per bar, so thats six squares of yummy, chocolate and caramel goodness that I just can't get enough of. This bar does have a higher calorie and fat content than most other Galaxy bars, but this is obviously due to the amount of caramel that has been added to it.
The calories and fat are the only downside I can find to this bar. It can be bought anywhere chocolate is sold, such as supermarkets and newsagents, and usually costs just over 50p. As far as I know this bar only comes in the standard bar size, and it is packaged in a dark brown packet with gold writing and the galaxy symbol on it.
I recommend this to every chocolate lover in the world, as it really does taste amazing and is great for an occasional treat.
Today we went to the Sainsbury's and a Galaxy Caramel bar looked at as so inviting that we couldn't resist and took it. It was a 135 g bar for 1 pound as it was on offer in Sainsbury's. Its full price is 1.28 pounds. It comes in a brown paper packaging and the Galaxy logo looks as it was written with chocolate. It looks really nice and chocolaty.
When we opened the package we felt the sweet chocolate scent. It is a middle brown milk chocolate bar of 16 chunks. They have wavy edge and have a G letter on them. They look very different to the other chocolate bars and we wait the moment to taste it. The milk chocolate was creamy and melted very quickly in my mouth. The caramel fill is quite runny but if you can break the bar at the edge of the chunks it won't run out. I think it is really delicious. I like that there are so many caramel and fudge chocolates available. I am a great fan of them.
The ingredients are as follows: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Milk Fat, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Salt, Flavouring, Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14% minimum.
The nutritional information per 100 g are as follows:
Energy: 498 kcal
of which sugars: 56.7g
of which saturates: 15.8g
*Equivalent as salt: 0.38g
To sum up the Galaxy Caramel chocolate is a crunchy and very delicious chocolate bar. We loved it. The caramel fill is a bit too runny if you don't break it at the right place which is difficult as the chunks are wavy. It has a very appetizing package and the bar itself is really inviting. The 135 g chocolate disappeared quite quickly...
For the first time ever I tried a Galaxy caramel bar last Friday and the only reason I tried it was that it was about the last thing in our sweety come chocolate box as my wife was out at that very time shopping.
I love caramel as a rule but the caramel in this was strangely dark and had a very odd taste to it, added to that was the fact that it was galaxy chocolate and not my much favoured Cadbury`s so I have to say I didn't enjoy the bar at all.
I love the Cadbury`s caramel bar or dairy milk with caramel as it is now known but as ever Galaxy have failed in their attempts to re-create a much loved Cadbury chocolate bar, Galaxy chocolate is not all that bad in all honesty, it melts nicely in the mouth and is certainly very creamy but it is not my favourite and the caramel in this bar was awful.
The look of the bar in its shiny gold and brown coloured wrapper gives the impression of a very posh and very nice chocolate bar and I have to say the scent when you open it keeps you thinking that way but the taste (which is the most important part) smacks of inferiority.
This is not a bar I would recommend especially if you like the Cadbury version because they are worlds apart.
Nutritional info per 100g (standard bars are 48g)
Galaxy Caramel is yet another addition to the Galaxy family. Produced by Mars, they explain that Galaxy Caramel is "signature Galaxy smoothness enhanced with luscious caramel".
I'm not sure how long this addition has been around, but I saw it for the first time yesterday (I tend to stay clear of the chocolate aisle!).
I was really impressed with this; the pieces are bigger than the average Galaxy bar though still holding their famous wavy shape.
The packaging is much like any other Galaxy chocolate bar. Rich tones of browns and bronzes on the outer packaging with Galaxy scrawled across the front with the nutritional information, ingredients and contact information on the back. The inner packaging consists of shiny bronze foil-like paper.
This chocolate bar has a very intense taste. You can taste the signature smoothness of Galaxy almost immediately in every bite-sized chunk, quickly followed by a very rich and silky caramel.
Although this tastes like heaven, heaven very quickly gets sickly and too sweet, which in turn, leaves your mouth feeling slightly dry. There's an aftertaste of caramel with this product, which is to be expected, but this disappears quickly, leaving you feeling slightly nauseous and on an extreme sugar rush - though if you have more self-control than I possess and stop munching at the first signs of it becoming sickly, this probably wouldn't happen!
Each piece (8.4g) - that's right, each PIECE - contains 42 calories, equal to 2% of your Recommended Daily Allowance. Not bad, you may be thinking, but check out the rest of the stats; 4.8g of sugar, 5% of your RDA, 2.2g of fat, 3% of your RDA, 1.3g saturates, setting you back an outstanding 7% of your RDA and 0.03g of salt, 1% of your RDA. Which may not look terrible at first glance (apart from that 7% saturates!) but remember, this is each piece, will you really stop at just one?
135g of this rich, creamy chocolate bar will set you back around £1.25, dependant upon where you buy it and is available at most - if not all - supermarkets and larger convenience stores.
Overall, this chocolate bar tastes like it was made in heaven itself, but quickly gets sickly and will set you back a minimum of 7% of your RDA of saturates for just one piece. Tasty but extremely unhealthy.
Galaxy is one of the most famous chocolate bars on the market. Made popular by it's melt in the mouth and smooth taste it is very popular. But plain chocolate is not the end for the galaxy brand and in it's newest adveture, caramel is the new flavour.
Like it's main rival from Cadbury's, galaxy conatins a thin shell of glorious chocolate, with a soft centre of deep caramel. The smoothness of the chocolate is mirrored in the caramel which is not too rich, and is in fact almost perfectly formulated.
The Galaxy chocolate in corporates the flashes of chocolatey colour used in other galaxy products, but with more of the caramel colour. The packet really catches the eye.
Galaxy is a mid-ranged bar costing around 50p in newsagents.
Overall Galaxy Caramel is a great chocolate, offereing new and exciting flavours. I prefer the sweeter taste contained in the Galaxy bar as well as the smooth chocolate, compared to the other main rivals.
So it's the ultimate showdown, Cadbury vs Galaxy , the infamous caramel bunny vs the sexy woman.... and so it goes on lol.
So we've all seen the adverts that the two companies used to bring out, but which one really has the edge when it comes to smooth milk chocolate with that soft caramel centre?
Personally I could eat either but to me I feel Galaxy has the edge. Don't get me wrong I was always brought up on Cadburys milk chocolate but I like the sweeter taste Galaxy chocolate has to offer.
So here's the break down;
Pondering what to get from the vending machine on my lunch break I saw myself torn between a Galaxy caramel bar and fruit pastels. Really it was no competition so without thinking twice it was the Galaxy caramel, not the cheapest chocolate bar though, costing 60p and even in news agents they're 50p + (yikes....credit crunch). I just can't help myself, you peel back the foil and there are two fingers of chocolate heaven, six pieces of mouth watering goodness.
Being just 116 calories isn't too bad, and I'm not counting the calories so gimmi two bars anyday.
To summerise make sure the bar is slightly chilled as this will let your mouth get the full sensation without making your fingers all sticky and covered in chocolate.
I give this a
9/10 for looks - wrapper is quite simple yet eligent
9/10 for taste - just doesn't quite have that x-factor to give it the full 10
6/10 for price - what is happening to the world when a chocolate bar costs more than the most expensive bag of crisps
No doubt about it, galaxy is my favorite chocolate of all time, and now it's full of soft caramel, it's even all the better!
Galaxy normally comes as a large or individual bar and is available from all supermarkets. Although I have found the caramel a little harder to find, maybe because it's so popular.
Galaxy caramel is a chocolate galaxy shell, with the centre filled with soft caramel, kind of similar to the cadburyy caramel. Each chunk is rectangular in shape, with it apparently being shaped to melt quickly and smoothly in the mouth, which it so does! I find galaxy richer and creamier than other brands, and after 4 chunks, I've had enough. Maybe I'm just a lightweight haha. Anyhow for the individual bars, you normally see them for around 40-50p and for the larger they can be between 99- and £1.20. Try to look around though as you can normally find the larger ones on offer.
Obviously try not to get addicted as there is a high fat and sugar content, but with it being so addictive I find it hard to stop sometimes. But definately nice to treat yourself with sometimes, and I can't complain at 99p for a larger bar.
This is my favourite caramel and I prefer to the Cadbury ones. The cadbury ones are nice (but not for much longer if Kraft take them over - that is for another review though) not too sweet but I just prefer the galaxy ones I think it's slightly smoother and slightly richer tasting, it's hard to describe exactly how it's better to be honest. It's also a bit more runny I think The chocolate is also nicer. Again, the dairy milk is nice. But galaxy chocolate seems to just be more chocolately and I suspect it has more cocoa and milk used in its recepie than cadbury.
Overall, I'm not very keen on Mars, but I do think Galaxy (an off shoot of them) do produce the best quality out of the standard priced chocolate bars on the market. A small bar can cost anywhere between about 40p - 70p (train stations - just don't buy here - always take it with you). Recently though, I've noticed they've introduced a larger version of the bar which provides better value for money.
If you haven't tried one yet, you really should especially if you like the Cadbury Caramel.
well to start off i havent got many nice things to say about galaxy caramel,i dont really like them,they look all nice in the packet as the pack stands out,i really wished i liked them,i have only tried one once and as im not a fan of caramel it wasnt a pleasant experience for me.i think the chocolate is sickly,i can only have one piece and then it knocks me sick,i just think galaxy is too rich,its really not my type of chocolate bar.ive tried galaxy,galaxy caramel and the new galaxy bar,cookie crumble and i dont like none of them.i think the chocolate melts to fast and you just get stickyand it just gets everywhere.not a fan of galaxy at all and dont plan to but any of their chocolate bars in the near future,think its pretty cool to look at as it has the G for galaxy,well designed but just dont like the taste
galaxy caramel is one of my faveourite chocolate bars,its one of them chocolate bars what always stands out on the shelf,the pack is bright and colourful and stands out from all the rest and i can never resist,galaxy is my favourite chocolate out of all chocolate,its just so nice.it is once of the best chocolate bars by far.the chocolate itself is delicious,its creamy and smooth and just tastes so nice,im not the type of person who eats alot of chocolate so sometimes a full bar is to much and i dont eat it all,i think it can get sickly depending on how much you eat thats y i limit myself.overall i would rate this a very nice chocolate bar and would recomend it as a treat,everyone likes chocolate so why not indulge youself in the best chocolate bar goin the only bad thing is they are unhealthy otherwise id have one every day