Galaxy chocolate will be an old favourite of many (particularly women as Galaxy have been mighty smart in their advertising campaigns and paid special attention to the luxury/pampering angle.) I'm no different - I absolutely love the stuff.
The problem I have however is, due to the fact that it's made by Mars/masterfoods - who don't have the best record with this - you have to check every bar to see whether it's suitable for vegetarians, if this is something you're interested in. This is particularly annoying in terms of vending machines as you can't see the tiny writing Mars favour when it comes to vegetarian labelling. And due to differences in process used by different factories of theirs, believe me, you have to check.
If I do manage to locate a bar with the magic label, so to speak, then I'm pretty damned happy. This chocolate bar is smooth, creamy and indulgent. It also hits the spot - ladies, I'm talking to you - when you hit that time of the month. I think my family are considering worshipping it as a lesser god of the household, given that I can be pretty damned moody sometimes.
The bars currently have six pretty decent-sized pieces per smaller bar (something that is gratifying given the national habit of complaining about produce shrinkage,) and carry a rainforest alliance mark. This means that the cocoa wasn't grown on land cleared from the rainforest - always a good thing. What is conspicuously missing however is a Fair Trade mark - suggesting they need to get their butts moving in terms of meeting the criteria.
Overall though, a truly lovely bar of chocolate, usually purchasable for between 60p and 80p, with it occasionally being available for 50p on offer.
If it wasn't for the couple of ethical/labelling issues, I would give this 5 hearts, but those issues are just too niggling to ignore.
My somewhat sweet tooth has recently taken a break but a few days ago I fancied a little chocolate and whilst at the supermarket checkout found myself placing a bar of Galaxy onto the conveyor belt. I will admit that I am normally more of a Cadburys fan but as this was not an option Galaxy had to do.
I purchased a 42g bar of the Galaxy milk chocolate which was priced at 40p at my local Aldi store which I thought was quite good value.
The chocolate is purely a bar of milk chocolate and is described on the wrapper as 'smooth and creamy milk chocolate'. The wrapper is made from foil which helps to keep the chocolate in optimum condition and is the signature brown and beige colours. You can find all the normal information on the wrapper including ingredients listings, nutritional information and that the chocolate is suitable for vegetarians.
The chocolate itself is an oblong bar which is split into sections to allow you to easily break off one piece at a time. The chocolate is a light brown colour and even before you eat it give the impression from the look that it is smooth and creamy. The chocolate also smells delicious and makes your mouth water before even eating.
Although I have normally found Galaxy chocolate a little on the sweet side I did think that this was much improved. It stated on the wrapper that the chocolate had a new silkier feel and it certainly tasted far nicer than I remember it previously tasting. The chocolate is as described very smooth and creamy and beings to melt almost immediately. This is very addictive chocolate as it is sweet but not overly sweet and once you start a bar you just don't want it to finish. The cocoa content of the chocolate is only 25% so this is not chocolate for the serious chocolate connoisseur but for me it is lovely and perfect for an everyday chocolate bar.
Each 42g bar contains 228 Calories and 13.7g of fat.
I am definately a chocoholic loving chocolate in all shapes and most forms but have to admitt to galaxy milk chocolate being my absolute favorite chocolate bar.
It is available in more than 1 size, the smallest size is a standard bar that retails at around 50p per bar for 46g of lovely delicious smooth galaxy chocolate that has a very nice velvety feel to it in your mouth, is silky smooth to the touch and melts lovely in your mouth, it has a very rich and creamy taste to it that is lovely and doesnt get too sickly or not for me anyway which is why i opt for this sized bar rather than the larger bar as it has 249 calories in it which is an awful lot for a bar of chocolate of this size but is so delicious i cannot resist.
Each bar contains a minimum of 14% milk and 25%cocoa so it is no wander it tastes so nice.
There is nothing fancy about a galaxy bar of chocolate it is just a plain bar of milk chocolate but it tastes so good it is irrisistable.
Galaxy chocolate bars are one of my most purchased- I, on average buy perhaps 3 a week. Usually from my local tescos, but occasionally from the newsagents, or from the Spar across the road.
Now, if i am just looking for a little treat i usually buy a 46g bar, this usually costs between 40-45p. However if i am buying galaxy for a night in infront of the TV or with a film, i sometimes opt for the large 400g bar, this usually costs from 99p-£1.40. (No i dont usually finish it in one night). The bar i'm reviewing in this however was a 46g bar which cost me 40p from Tescos.
This 46g bar of devine galaxy chocolate, contains 250 calories- no definitly not the healthiest sweet on the market. but it is enjoyable so in my opinion, if you are not on a diet, its well worth it!
The wrapper is 3 quarters 2 tone brown swirls, creating the illusion of the chocolate you expect to feel underneith. The last quarter of the bar is a picture of 2 squares of the chocolate. Galaxy is written in dark brown swirly writing across the top of the packaging and a red box is placed in the top right hand corner reading NEW SMOOTHER.
I open my chocolate bar carefully, but quickly, much excited for my sugar fix. The bar is split into 6 segments, they are now in a new "SMOOTHER" shape, i personally prefer the old version, but this has the same delicious look no matter what.
I snap off the first peice and place it on my tongue. Woooow! the familiar scrumtious taste of creamy galaxy chocolate sits on my tongue and melts, trickling down the back of my throat. When it is finished i have the distinct taste of galaxy chocolate in my mouth for about 2 minutes after words, then it sort of fades and i am left feeling thirsty and my throat clogged, mind due not as clogged as some chocolate.
Overall, i would definitly reccomend this chocolate to somebody who is looking for a delicious chocolate, who is NOT watching their weight!!
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I am a big fan of milk chocolate. I know that 'appareantly' it's quite fattening and doesn't have as much 'health benefits' as dark but in my opinion it tastes a lot nicer!
I have a bit of a love hate relationship with galaxy. At first I loved their chocolate but they have changed something about their recipe, this I am certain of, as it just doesn't meet up to what I've become used to with them.
That's not to say that I won't go out and buy a bar every now and then. I'm not greedy...with galaxy I prefer the small bars which from my shop cost me 35p, I know that they are a lot more expensive in other places. Going up to 65p in one supermarket!
It's got a nice little foil packaging but if you've got greasy fingertips I suggest you wipe them before you start opening up your chocolate. Gets a bit difficult otherwise-if you're impatient like myself.
There really isn't many chunks to the galaxy bar so it won't take long for you to digest them. This I find is a downfall. There's something about Galaxy which makes me think, I've got to savour this as if it's my last piece of chocolate, maybe it's because the packaging looks more up market!
It's a light brown colour and is very smooth when you eat it. It goes down a little bit too quickly for my liking hence the reason why I eat it too quickly.
One of its downfalls is that it is very sweet, a lot more than it was. The manufacturers have also managed to give it an aftertaste. So although you get 5 minutes (or maybe less) of yummy flavours, afterwards you're stuck with an almost sweet but savoury twang.
This is not something you should eat too much of. Even I wouldn't eat a whole big bar to myself in one sitting. But it's definetly worth having every now and again.
Galaxy chocolate is my favourite type of chocolate and comes far above Dairy Milk and other Cadburys products in my affections.
Galaxy is made by Mars and it is a lovely smooth, creamy chocolate which melts in your mouth and slides down your throat with ease. It is very moreish and once I start eating it I feel as if I could go on forever!
Each chunk of Galaxy has a new, special, curved shape. This makes the eating experience even smoother and more relaxing, as odd as that might sound.
However, I do not often buy the bar featured in this review, which is the 47 gram bar. Normally I purchase a 150 gram bar which I can then break off a small amount of (4 or 5 chunks) and have for supper each night with my cup of tea. This allows me to choose exactly how much I want to have and I can eat more or less depending on my mood.
The 47 gram bar, however, demands to be eaten all at once, partly because it seems rude to leave just a couple of pieces of it remaining, and partly because it has a still foil covering rather than a paper slip and then an inner crinkly covering like the larger bars. This means that you cannot have a bit and then wrap the rest up in the crinkly paper to keep it fresh. Once you've opened one of the 47 gram bars, it is difficult to store the rest should you choose to stop halfway through.
That, though, is just a personal quirk. Most people are quite happy to eat the whole bar in one go and if that is what you intend then you will probably be pleased with the foil wrapper because it will keep the chocolate super fresh and it makes the bar nice and portable, good for taking out for the day and having for a picnic lunch.
Each 47 gram bar contains 250 calories, 14.9 grams of fat and 8.9 grams of saturated fat. This 8.9 grams adds up to 45 per cent of your recommended daily intake of saturated fat so you probably wouldn't want to eat more than one a day. Or rather, you might want to, but you probably shouldn't!
Galaxy chocolate bars are deriving. The chocolate melts in your mouth and this chocolate has a lovely texture, smooth and creamy.
Once you start you can't stop. If you have got other chocolate lovers in your house then hide it in a place that doesn't know about just like the advert!! It is so scummy you need to try it. It is the best treat ever.
They come in small chunks for you to nibble. When you first open the wrapper you get a lovely chocolate smell waft up to your nostrils. This gets your taste buds going! In the corner of each chunk it has a G for galaxy the chunks are in a different shape to normal chocolate bars because it has a slight wave on it. When it is all gone I dream for more. You can get them from supermarkets and news agents. The price is very low for all the delicious chocolate Bar has 150g. The chocolate is a rich dark brown colour. The packet is a dark brown colour like the chocolate and has a funky written like melted chocolate title saying Galaxy. Once you are finished with the wrapper it can be recycled. At the minute it has a competition on the packet to win 'sex in the city' goodies.
The bar I brought contains 544 calories per 100g which is quite a lot but worth it for the lovely chocolate!
The Galaxy chocolate bars costs £1.60 for a bar.
Ah the old Galaxy, that's what it's all about. So my old dad used to say anyway. He loved these bars, though always would choose a rum baba if given the choice.
This brand of chocolate has undergone a bit of tweaking to its image over the years, and appeared in many different guises, ice cream, Easter eggs, etc. But it's the standard bar I always go for when I'm at the confectionary counter.
The bar is nicely presented in a foil wrapper, you can be sure this bar is reaching you in tip top fresh condition. The chocolate aroma is nice off this bar, not too overpowering. It reminds me of getting tickled with silk scarves while relaxing in a bath of goat milk.
The bar is constructed in a series of rectangular blocks that can be easily broken off and popped into your hungry mouth. The taste of this chocolate is certainly unique from chocolate that originates from other manufacturers, but certainly a typical taste from the Mars family of treats, maybe a little bit creamier. I've always considered the galaxy to be Mars answer to Cadburys Dairy Milk. That's what I think anyway.
These bars can be found on the confectionery counter of most supermarkets and small grocers, and is comparably priced with other branded chocolate bars.
Galaxy is one of my favourite types of chocolate bars. It is right up there alongside Cadburys chocolate bars for me in regards to taste. Yum!
Galaxy chocolate bars are made by the 'Mars' company and are suitable for vegetarians.
The galaxy chocolate bar comes in a 46g bar and in each bar there are six individual segments (you can also get them in larger sizes but I am reviewing the 46g bar)
The galaxy bar wrapper now tells you clearly how many calories and fat the bar contains. It then tells you what percentage of your daily allowance these are. This bar contains 250 calories, which means that it is 12.5% of your daily allowance of calories, and it has 14.9g of fat, which is 21.3% of your daily allowance of fat. I think it is good that you can see at a glance how many calories and fat this has in it, and that it is clearly stated. I think that this may make people realise that chocolate is quite a treat to have since it is quite unhealthy.
When you open the wrapper, a wonderful chocolaty smell hits you and it smells delicious.
The chocolate, I find, is really nice and creamy. I am not a fan of dark chocolate in the slightest and I like my chocolate to be creamy and milky, and I really get that with this chocolate. As soon as you put it in your mouth you get the most wonderful creamy taste and the texture of the chocolate is really smooth. The chocolate is quite rich and sweet, and I don't think I could eat more than one 46g bar in one sitting! I think the bars are the perfect size as a snack, though I don't eat more than a couple a week since I know they are meant to be a treat.
The chocolate bar comes in a plastic wrapper which is sealed at both ends.. to keep the chocolate extra fresh, I suppose! This is also good if you are carrying it around with you, or on journeys because it means that if the chocolate bar gets broken then it won't fall out, and the wrapper is quite hard to rip unintentionally. The wrapper is brown in colour and has 'Galaxy' written across the front of it that looks like it is written in chocolate.
The chocolate bars usually have quite a good long shelf life too, meaning that you can store it in a cupboard for a rainy day or a later date (though I don't think it would last that long in my house!)
I bought this in Tesco for around 40p and they are widely available at most newsagents and supermarkets.
I would recommend this chocolate bar for its wonderful smooth and creamy taste, though I am sure most people will have tried it already!
galaxy is made by mars and is definately the best chocolate bar there is, for the 60 pence it costs it is definately worth it.Galaxy is definately the best chocolate you will ever purchase.it is lovely nice smooth milky choco its melt in the mouth and puts me in a better mood everytime i have it.
i've heard people trying to say that dairy milk chocolate it better than Galaxy i think that this is really stupid.Galaxy is only 10 or 5 pence extra and for that iy is definately worth it,the chocolate bars a just georgeus.on to the galaxy milkshake i love these so much my diet pretty much consists of galaxy milkshakes and bars and minstrels.these galaxy milkshakes are no comparrison to the yop or frij chocolate milkshakes galaxy is thee best!!! minstrels are little small circular chocolate candy coated choclates. these are magical, they are much better than dairy milk buttons and other thing like that, these are just great.i love these and im sure you will!
It is hard to believe from the taste of this chocolate that it is made by mars, Galaxy chocolate is in a league of its own, way above any of its competitors.
Galaxy chocolate bars are either in long small bars retailing around 45p or in large slabs retailing at around £1.09
The shape of galaxy chocolate is unlike any other chocolate I have ever tried, it is made so that you can break it into small chunks the same as many other bars are but each chunk of galaxy ripples in a wave like formation from one side to the other of each chunk aparantly this is what gives us the texture of silk on our tongues.
The first thing you will notice about galaxy chocolate is the smell, when you first open the wrapper it smells realy creamy, the second thing you will notice is the texture, it feels realy creamy, silky and smooth as it glides around your mouth, the taste is devine, it is very rich in chocolate flavour for a milk chocolate but isnt sickly as it has a creamy taste to it aswell. Galaxy is an absolutley georgeous tating chocolate and well worth the extra few pence for a taste of luxury.
Galaxy is made by Mars and is the best confectionary chocolate bar you will find on the market. It has an unbeatable texture - smooth and creamy as can be. Available in the original chocolate bars as well as milkshakes, celebrations and hot chocolate powder; Galaxy has taken over the market. Many people love Galaxy if they are a chocolate fan, as it is the best chocolate you can get that is still considered as confectionary chocolate; not so much like Lindt's best chocolate bars, but tastier in my opinion!
The name itself is cool enough, but the look of the packaging of each bar is also lovely, and emphasises the smooth texture of the chocolate bar. It comes in a brown packet, but with smooth wavy lines blending from dark brown to light brown and a white mist, which lies behind the product name. This effect is very smooth and relaxing, preparing you for the galaxy sensation.
The taste is out of this world (excuse me for the pun on the name 'Galaxy'). As you approach a segment towards your mouth, it starts to melt in between your fingers, as does your mouth with water. As soon as it touches the tongue, it tingles your taste buds and they come to life. The immediate taste is sweet and sensational.
Once you start to indulge yourself into it by biting it in half, the creamy sensation fills your mouth with a delightful taste and aroma. As you swirl the chocolate around the mouth, your tongue is in heaven as the smooth creamy chocolate brushes past your teeth, filling your mouth with a velvety feeling. I cannot wait to dive into my next piece, but I try to keep it slow so that I can thoroughly enjoy each and every last segment.
The bars are available in many different sizes ranging from the standard size to the deluxe king size. Prices start at just 40 pence for a taste of heaven. The King size bar is around 4 times as large as the standard one and can be bought for around £1.40. You can also buy the hot chocolate mix, which is similar to this original flavour, but hard to make it as smooth as the chocolate bar with a lovely thick texture.
Per 100g, here is the nutritional information:
Energy - 2265kJ/542kcal
Protein - 6.6g
Carbohydrate - 59.1g
of which sugars - 56.5g
Fat - 31.6g
of which saturates - 18.7g
Fibre - 1.5g
Sodium - 0.09g
NOTE: This is per 100g
Even for 100g, this is quite a lot of calories and carbohydrates, but it doesn't put me off indulging myself with this lovely chocolate. The aroma is very light yet creamy and mouth watering. As you lift it up to your mouth, you can smell the creamiest chocolate awaiting to be bitten into and swirled around your mouth.
I would highly recommend you try this chocolate bar if you like chocolate. It is the nicest one out there for a good price. At 40p or more in some shops, it still isn't the cheapest chocolate bar for how much you get, but it is of excellent quality and very tasteful with a lovely texture.
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I buy Galaxy chocolate because it is very tasty and it melts in your mouth , it is a light choclate brown colour , How i came about trying Galaxy was that i was in Woolworths and i thought i would try a new brand of Chocolate and i thought the texture of the chocolate was very good and that the packaging was very effective and the colour scheme is really suitable for this Galaxy product .
I think that i would buy thisproduct again because i found it very tasty and it made me feel good afterwards for the rest of the day .
I think for a small bar of Galaxy is 55p now what is quite expensive for only 6 pieces of chocolate and for a large bar of choccolate is only £1.00 so it would be cheaper to buy a larger bar of chocolate because you would get more for your money.
I prefer Galaxy ripple to normally Galaxy.
Galaxy choccolate is quite fating if you are on a diet.
The Galaxy bar range is undeniably aimed at women. In fact the galaxy bar is a woman. It's the queen chocolate as dairy milk is king; the curvy temptress.
So as I sit here ready to eat my galaxy bar I tend to get a little overexcited. There's just something about it. The smooth, milky texture, combined with the rich chocolaty flavor is really wondrous, well, for a while. That is until she leaves me. In other words, once you've eaten her up you might feel a bit sick.
While she's with you enjoy the ride. The colour and texture is consistent throughout the bar, and each chunk has a 'G' stamped on, which may as well stand for girl. Its firm and smooth: the perfect block of chocolate. One sniff of its loveliness and you'll be ready to dive in for some more. The taste is incredible as you eat it. Distinct is the word, as it stands out from the crowd of overly sweet, sickly bars. Mainly in the form of Cadburys and nestle. Galaxy is superior to these. It may be simple and straightforward but its far from boring. As you place a piece onto your tongue it melts slowly and evenly until a perfect sheen of liquid chocolate coats your mouth. Wash it down and enjoy it.
Galaxy makes women (and men) all over feel special. There's nothing to say it's expensive or luxurious but the thrill you get makes people feel 'special' like no other dairy milk bar can. For best results the galaxy should be placed into the fridge till it becomes hard and crisp. This way the melting process lasts that couple of seconds longer in the mouth, adding to the sensation even more.
The downside to galaxy I find is that once you've eaten a full bar the feeling in your mouth is that of one you get when you've just eaten something salty. Although there is virtually no salt in the bar it still managed to do this, leaving you needing something to drink. The fatty content of the bar also leaves a coating on your tongue which isn't very pleasant. Likewise you'll need a drink or two to wash this down. On a positive note galaxy bars are far superior to their main competitor; dairy milk, in terms of baking. It melts much easier under the hob and can be used to make icing for dairy cakes, buns, or alternatively can be placed in moulds to make shape chocolates. The bar also grates much easier due to its smoothness and is much more suitable for use with cereal (to make cereal cakes) due to its high milk content. A versatile little thing she is.
Galaxy manages to find itself all over the world, in supermarkets, petrol stations, and vending machines, usually sold between 35 and 50 pence (small bar). The larger ladies can cost up to and above £1.
For those of you whom may feel guilty about this bar the information below (per 100g) may help you to console your differences with Galaxy. Just don't let them ruin your relationship.
of which sugars 56.5g
of which saturates 18.7g
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1.7 oz (47g).