Product Type: Mars Chocolate
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Crunchy galaxy minstrels
Mars Galaxy Minstrels
Member Name: TheSpaceBetween2
Mars Galaxy Minstrels
Advantages: Decent Value, good for fans of cruncy sweets
Disadvantages: The cruncy shell takes away from the smoothness, and the chocolate itself is not as smooth as others
The pack is light brown with a picture of 4 minstrels on the front with dark brown writing on the front. It is nothing remarkable but does let the consumer know it is a galaxy product.
Taste and texture
The sweets have a dark chocolate outer shell with a smooth milk chocolate inner shell, the outer coating does not much have much of a flavour to it, the inner shell is nice and sweet and quite milky but not quite up to the standard of galaxy chocolate bars or even dairy milk chocolate. The outer shell is quite crispy rather than soft and smooth and thus the sweet is quite crunchy. I find this gets in the way of the smoothness of the product and is not much to my liking, it's still quite a nice sweet to eat but not as nice as it could be if it were less crunchy and more smooth.
Each Pack is 42 grams and per 100 grams contains 503 kcal, 5g of protein, 70 g of Carbohydrates and 22 grams of fat thus per bag you have nearly 2.5 grams of protein (a good amount) 35g of carbs (not particularly worrisome) and 11g of fat which is very high thus this snack is quite fattening for your health and therefore needs to be consumed as part of an regularly active lifestyle and balanced diet. Irritatingly the product does not break down the fat content into saturated fats (unhealthy type) and unsaturated fats (the healthy type) so this is a slight negative in terms of the consumer's ability to formulate a balanced diet with the right kinds of fat in it.
In my local store they are about 62 pence which is about typical this is quite good considering that 42 grams is about the same chocolate as the similar bars of chocolate which are about 69p in my local shop so is a cost effective product albeit for me I would buy the other sweet as the crunchy aspect does not appeal to me.
A sweet tasting snack that is fairly good value for money but whose taste is good but not great, if you prefer crunchy sweets this will be a good buy however if like me you generally prefer smoother products I would stick to something more silky and creamier like the galaxy chocolate bar or the galaxy counters product.
Summary: A decent cost effective sweet which is a little lacking in smoothness for my taste