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I have always been a chocolate fan. On a recent shopping trip these were on offer so they made their way from the shelf and in to the fridge at home.
I find Galaxy in general to be creamier than Cadburys and these are no exception.
Tesco sell 4 x 33g Ripple bars in a multipack for £1 or 60p each if brought individually (seems like a no brainer to me!!)
Galaxy are manufactured by mars who are based in Slough.
Ripple always reminds me of a flake dipped in chocolate. They are chocolate ribbons weaved and rippley covered in smooth milk chocolate. The bar is approximately 20cm long by 2.5cm diameter.
My little boy loves flakes but I loathe him having them as they just break up leaving a trail of chocolate all over the place but the outer skin chocolate coating seems to keep the mess at bay.
The packaging is fairly boring with the famous galaxy writing at one end and "Ripple" in a brown font. The background is a brown and cream colour.
Each 33g bar contains 174 calories so better than most standard bars.
This chocolate bar isn't overly exciting as it's just chocolate with not sneaky additions of nuts or fruit but the texture of it is enough to give it an edge.
If you're a fan of galaxy I would recommend these and at 25p a bar you can't go wrong.
A Galaxy Ripple is described as 'smooth and creamy chocolate with a rippled centre'. Ripples are available in different sizes but a standard size Ripple is 33g in weight and contains 174 calories. Each Ripple is made up of cocoa butter and vegetable fats. Ripples are packaged within a brown plastic wrapper. Prices will vary depending on where you purchase your Ripple but around 70p is the average price for this chocolate. It is widely available and can be bought as part of a multipack.
I have a sweet tooth and absolutely love chocolate. I don't eat even half as much as I used to since losing weight but whenever my sweet tooth strikes, a Galaxy Ripple is often my preferred choice of chocolate. Whilst I love Dairy Milk chocolate, I have loyalty to Galaxy chocolate in all forms. I consider a Ripple to be a cross between a Twirl and a Flake but using Galaxy chocolate.
A standard size Ripple is a good length and reasonably thick. A crumbly layer of Galaxy chocolate is moulded around the rippled chocolate and I find this less messy to eat than a Flake but as you would expect, some chocolate falls from the bar with each bite. I find this to be a very satisfying bar (or would finger/stick be a better description?) of chocolate to nibble on as the texture is very creamy, crumbly and easy to eat. The firm chocolate outer casing compliments the crumbly filling well in my opinion.
If you like Galaxy chocolate, you are likely to love a Ripple. The chocolate is deliciously creamy due to how smooth it is and it literally melts in my mouth. There is no mistaken the taste of Galaxy chocolate here. The chocolate is sweet and is tastes of a high quality - no cheap, flavourless chocolate here! One bar is more than enough to satisfy my sweet tooth and at 70p, they aren't too badly priced either. They are high in calories but as an occasional chocolate treat, they aren't too bad really. I often crumble a Ripple over a dessert or cupcake for a delicious topping.
Overall, I would recommend Galaxy Ripples.
Thanks for reading :)
I do have quite a sweet tooth and enjoy the odd bar of chocolate as a treat. On a recent trip to my local Tesco store I noticed that some of the multi-pack chocolate bars were on special offer at just £1.00 so decided to treat myself to a pack of the Galaxy ripple bars.
I will admit that I am normally more of a Cadbury's fan but do like to occasionally switch to Mars Galaxy and the ripple bars are certainly my favourite. They are described on the wrapper as a smooth and creamy milk chocolate with a rippled centre.
The bar is long and thin and comes wrapped in a brown plastic wrapper which has the Galaxy name on the front and some basic nutritional information. On the back of the wrapper you can find more detailed product information including ingredients listings, full nutritional information and storage instructions.
The ripple bar itself weighs just 33g but still contains 174 calories so is certainly a treat. When you open the bar you are confronted by a delicious looking smooth bar of chocolate until you bite into it revealing the soft rippled layers of chocolate inside. As the bar is smooth on the outside it helps stop it from crumbling and falling on your clothing as you are trying to eat it.
As for the taste this ripple bar in my opinion is just divine. The milk chocolate is sweet and so creamy and the light ripples just makes it melt in your mouth. Although the bar is not huge as it is quite sweet then I find it to be just the right size and gives me a nice chocolate fix without being too sickly. Anyone who is a Galaxy fan and has not tried these really needs to as they are just delicious.
Overall these are my favourite chocolate bars by Galaxy and are certainly worth swapping from Cadburys for.
I am a member of the survey site,Global test market. I was recently sent a survey asking me to buy a Galaxy ripple bar to test. I was promised £4 to cover the cost of the bar and also as payment for completing the survey. They have failed to pay,but that's another matter! I had never tried a ripple bar before ,so I was curious as to what it was like.
I actually had trouble finding a single Galaxy ripple; I had been requested to buy a single bar as opposed to a multi pack. I eventually found my single bar in Tesco and paid 50p. The bar is long and well covered in thick milk chocolate. The chocolate on the bar I purchased was not evenly covered and the ripple element could be seen through the chocolate in some places. However it is the taste that is the most important factor as far as I'm concerned!
This is a fairly messy bar to eat, although no where near as messy as a flake! I really like the texture of smooth milk chocolate on the outside and the crumbly flaky chocolate inside. There is no mistaking the taste of smooth ,creamy Galaxy. I happen to adore Galaxy chocolate so this bar was bound to be a winner as far as I am concerned!
Overall I really enjoyed this bar of chocolate,even if I am miffed that I wasn't paid for trying it!
If you desire smooth, creamy, superbly tasty chocolate then you can't go far wrong with a Mars Galaxy Ripple.
As we all know, chocolate is super bad for you and should always be eaten in moderation - perhaps some advice I should listen to, I'm a total chocoholic - but as it goes, a standard size bar (33g) of Galaxy Ripple isn't the worst. Probably because it's pure chocolate and doesn't have other things in it too such as caramel!
The nutrition information for this chocolate goes a bit like this;
(Values shown per 100g first, then per 33g bar second)
Energy: 527 calories - 174 calories
Protein: 6.8g - 2.2g
Carbohydrate: 59.4g - 19.6g
Of which sugars: 58.8g - 19.4g
Fat: 29.2g - 9.6g
Of which saturates: 16.9g - 5.6g
Fibre: 1.4g - 0.5g
Sodium: 0.10g - 0.03g
Salt: 0.25g - 0.08g
Galaxy Ripple is one of my favourite chocolate bars, and if you haven't already tried one, (I can't imagine there are many people who haven't) I suggest you go get one... Now!
A standard size bar- that's 33g - will cost around 45 - 50 pence in any shop or supermarket. They can also be found in packs of 4 in some shops and supermarkets, which are the way we usually buy them because it works out cheaper that way per bar.
The packaging for Mars Galaxy Ripple is all different shades of brown all swirled like melted chocolate, and "Galaxy Ripple" written in brown on the front, and to the right hand side there is a picture of ripply chocolate. This is pretty much what the inside of the bar looks like, and is coated around the outside with yet more delicious Galaxy chocolate which holds the whole thing together nicely so it doesn't crumble and fall apart while you're eating it.
As you may have guessed by some of reviews, I have a sweet tooth and love all things chocolate. Often when I'm feeling for chocolate, I tend to stick to chocolate bars which are under 200 calories and Mar Galaxy Ripple is one of them, at 177 calories.
The packaging consists of different shades of brown and on the new packets, there is an image of dark chocolate brown ripples on the right hand side. On first sight, after opening the packet there is a fairly long stick of medium sized thickness covered in smooth milk chocolate. It looks rather similar to Cadbury's Twirl except there is only one stick, which is longer and thicker.
As you bite into the chocolate bar, you are met with a creamy, smooth taste of Galaxy chocolate. The inside of the bar has a ripply, crumbly texture which means that the chocolate melts pleasantly on your tongue. Whilst Galaxy chocolate can be too sweet in larger quantities, the fact that Ripple is not a solid block of chocolate and has spaces between the ripples means that it is not sickly. Unlike Cadbury's Flake, the smooth chocolate coating over the ripples ensures that it is not crumbly and messy to eat, making it an extremely enjoyable experience.
It costs around 47p for a 33g bar of Mars Galaxy Ripple and is available amongst the other Galaxy range of products in newsagents, as well as supermarkets. It also comes available multipacks - either 4x33g standard bar size or 10x17g smaller bar size. Though the smooth tasting chocolate may leave you wanting more, so you might want to avoid those multipacks! At only 177 calories for the standard bar size, it feels like an indulgent, creamy treat. I would definitely recommend!
I needed a chocolate fix on the way home from the stables today and really struggled with the amount to choose from. I ended up settling on a Galaxy ripple. It cost me 55p.
The wrapper is brown with Galaxy Ripple written in darker brown on the left hand side while the right hand side shows a picture of ripples of chocolate. It is a 33g bar and 100g of this chocolate will give you 527kcal, 6.8g of protein, 59.4g of carbohydrates and 29.2g of fat. This bar seems to have a lot more calories than many of the other chocolate bars on the market at the moment.
My ripple was a bit of an odd shape as it was thicker at one end than the other. The packet was easy to open and the ripple is coated in smooth chocolate but you can see the ripples underneath bulging through. The bar was really easy to bite and the ripples inside it are really tightly packed. The chocolate itself is rich, smooth and creamy. I didn't find it sickly at all and it has a really lovely after taste. The chocolate coats your throat as you swallow it. I wasn't able to leave this in my mouth long enough to let it melt as it was just too yummy. I was really pleased that this bar was not messy to eat like a Flake is. You can take proper size bites without the rippled bits falling off everywhere. I thought the Galaxy Ripple was really nice.
I don't know how this particular chocolate treat managed to stay under my radar for so long! I suppose it's because I'm such a cadbury fan, that I forgot how gorgeously creamy Galaxy chocolate is, and I have overlooked a lot of their products, something I tend to remedy over the coming weeks.
Galaxy ripple bars are available as single bars in newsagent's shops, for about 65p each, or as 4 bar multipacks retailing at about £1.68 in all the main supermarkets. The bars come in the characteristic brown and cream coloured packaging that epitomises the Galaxy brand. Galaxy is a mamber of the Mars family, but with a much creamier chocolate than that of a Mars bar. The bar features a picture of waves of chocolate, layered upon one another, and the byline "Surrender to smooth and creamy Galaxy milk chocolate and a rippled centre".
Basically, for those familiar with Cadbury chocolate, this is the Galaxy version of the Twirl bar, which is a Cadburys flake covered in chocolate. the weird thing is, that while this is essentialy the same product, the Twirl and the Ripple are completely different, due to the type of chocolate used. The Twirl is a darker colour, with a crumblier centre, whereas, the Ripple is paler and much creamier, with a chocolate that seems to have a lower melting point. It isn't as messy to eat, either. The chocolate is very distinctive and very creamy and sweet, maybe too sweet for some tastes. The rippled centre is lovely and light, and the texture of the chocolate makes it a joy to eat. I suppose it is a matter of taste whether people prefer the Twirl or the Ripple, but for me, the Ripple has the edge, because of the creamy texture. I suppose the Galaxy would appeal more to women, and the Twirl would appeal more to men, because it is less sweet, but I imagine there is a fair amount of crossover.
A bar is 33g, and trust me, one is not enough. It is very light and not at all filling! The nutritional information is displayed on the individual bar packaging, and is as follows per 100g:
I get slightly irritated when they don't provide the NI per bar, but there is a small box on the front of the wrapper which helpfully states that each bar contains 174 calories. Not exactly slimming food, then. The NI also fails to mention how much sugar is in each bar, so it is hard to judge how much sugar your kids are eating if they have one of these, or to compare it to other chocolate bars.
These points aside, I will absolutely be buying these bars again. Galaxy have stolen my heart from Cadburys, with their silky smooth creamy chocolate, and I will be trying lots more of their products soon.I'm particularly eyeing up the cookie bar that has been getting such fantastic reviews on Dooyoo.
Thanks for reading x
On a recent shopping trip to Tesco I decided to buy a different set of chocolate bars to those which I normally buy due to my new found addiction of dooyoo.
While searching the shelves on the lookout for other dooyoo'ers I came across Galaxy Ripple ON OFFER. Now, I knew that I liked Galaxy in general but I wasn't aware of what the "Ripple" could offer me. Still I proceeded without too much thought and opted to buy a four pack (to add to my four pack of fat I am currently building on my stomach). I didn't really know anything about them to be honest and didn't know what to expect, personally I am more of a crisp fan.
The bar itself is around 17cm long and about 2cm wide and 2cm in depth. It comes in a wrapper very similar to the actual Galaxy milk chocolate bar. The one I have is slightly different to that of the picture that you can all see above. There is a picture of rippled chocolate to the right and then the Galaxy logo and "Ripple" is over a very light background. The bar is 33g and it is quoted as "Smooth and creamy milk chocolate with a rippled centre."
I'll have to be honest, I am a Cadbury's fan and very rarely buy any other chocolate. Although I have sampled the delights of Galaxy before (and enjoyed them very much) I never seem to pick one up when I get a chocolate bar out of the local newsagents when doing my weekly lottery (surely it's my turn to win this week).
When I peeled back the wrapper I was greated by something I was convinced was going to taste exactly like Cadbury's Twirl.... I took my first bite and to my delight (great poet I am) it was completely different. The chocolate seemed to just melt in my mouth, it was like there was a party going on in there and my taste buds had been invited as the main guests of honour. I was totally shocked. The bar certainly lived up to being smooth and creamy and I soon shovelled the rest down like I hadn't eaten for a month.
After I had finished eating it left a very pleasant aftertaste and I craved some more. I normally want more when I finish a bar of chocolate (come to think of it I normally want more when I finish any form of food) but I was actually desperate to have some more! After one bar I was a full on Galaxy Ripple addict and realised that I am going to have to check into rehab by the weekend.
As these are on offer at Tesco at the moment for a pack of four for £1.00 I am going to go back and buy all their stock so that I can feed my slightly worrying addiction!
The nutritional information is a bit backwards on this pack. Normally I buy large things and the nutritional information is for way less amounts but this is the opposite way round. The information on the pack is based on 100g, whereas the bar is 33g as previously mentioned. The information regarding 100g is as follows:
Energy - 2205kJ
Kcal - 527kcal
Protein - 6.8g
Carbohydrates - 59.4g
Fat - 29.2g
Galaxy Ripple is produced by the Mars company and contains vegetable fats.
If you can speak different languages you might enjoy reading the wrapper as it has a range of different languages for you to indulge in.
The bar is also suitable for Vegetarians - you lucky people!
OMG how much do I love these Galaxy Ripple bars? A hell of a lot is how much lol, I could quite happily eat a whole box of these, thankfully I have yet to do that lol.
Anyone who loves Galaxy chocolate will also love these bars, as they just taste amazing, as does all Galaxy chocolate in my opinion lol.
The ripple bar is basically Galaxys answer to the flake. It is lovely thick galaxy chocolate that breaks and flakes in your mouth.
It melts in your mouth in such a smooth way that only Galaxy does, and has a wonderful creamy texture that just makes you want more and more! An unhealthy addiction! The bar has a nice crunch to it too, thanks to thickness of the chocolate, and this just makes it even more amazing to eat.
The bars are relativley thin compared to normal bars, but in width not height, as they are quite thick height wise. They come in a long, light brown packaging which looks quite classy and fits in well with the other galaxy product wrappers you can find in stores.
The only downside to this bar is the sugar, fat and calories. Heck if it wasn't for this problem, I would eat them all the time as they just rock.
These can be bought pretty much anywhere, boots, supermarkets, WH Smith, Newsagents etc, so grab yourself a bar and just melt into the wonder of Galaxy Ripple.
** Mars Galaxy Ripple **
Although i am probably more of a Cadbury milk chocolate fan than a Galaxy milk chocolate fan I do still very much enjoy the occasional Galaxy Ripple Bar.
Mars Galaxy Ripple bars are manufactured by the Mars Company. It is a long thin rippled chocolate bare with a sort of honeycomb of little air holes within the bar. The flakey and crumbly inside is surrounded by a coating of rippled milk chocolate which is useful because it stops the crumbs of chocolate going everywhere.
I get the impression that the Mars Galaxy Ripple is Mars way of competing with Cadbury for the same market that the Cadbury Flake occupies. The Mars Galaxy Ripple is almost a cross between a Cadbury Flake and a Cadbury Twirl bar I think.
Yet the Mars Galaxy Ripple still has a distinct flavour and texture all of its own. Although I love the Cadbury Flake I believe the Ripple scores a few bonus points for the surrounding coat of milk chocolate that stops all the bits of chocolate that you get when biting into the bar from falling all over your clothes.
So for eating when you are out and about the Mars Galaxy Ripple is a much better choice for not messing up your clothes. The Mars Galaxy milk chocolate has a very creamy taste and on all but the coldest of days it melts quickly in the mouth and leaves a sweet bitty but pleasent after taste.
For some reason I still prefer the Cadbury Flake to the Mars Galaxy Ripple with ice cream though.
When we buy Mars Galaxy Ripples we tend to buy multipacks from a supermarket rather rather than impulse buy one at a time as it works out much cheaper. We can pick up a 4 pack from our local Tesco for just a pound, though I don't think this offer will last for long.
I think Mars Galaxy Ripple are not quite as good as Cadbury Flake's but they still have enough good points and a good enough taste to make me want to buy more from time to time.
Thans for reading this review.
Mars Galaxy Ripple
As the name suggests, Galaxy Ripple consists of a bunch of tightly knit, silky chocolate ripples: reminiscent in texture to a Cadbury's Flake, but with less of a tendency to crumble all over your shirt.
Unlike a Flake, the ripples in a Galaxy Ripple are cloaked in a rich layer of creamy milk- chocolate, which reduces the risk of flakage (and no, this isn't a word, but I'm sure you know what I mean) and adds a pleasant "bite" to proceedings. It also allows the chocolate to be used as a chocolate alternative to a dunking biscuit - the chocolate softens in the heat of the tea, but the crispness of the outer shell stops it from melting into too much of a sticky mess.
Although I'm very much a fan of Cadbury's, Galaxy, in my opinion, produce's a creamier, smoother, altogether nicer chocolate. So, despite having a very big soft spot for Flakes, I would always favour a Ripple if forced to chose between the two. (Fortunately, they complement each other so VERY well, and they are so VERY small (by my standards, at least), it's not a choice I force myself to make TOO often).
The packaging of chocolate isn't the most important thing in the world, or even the most important thing about the chocolate. And to be fair, the standards of packaging for most "corner-shop" chocolate is pretty dire.. all bubble writing and lurid colours. But Galaxy seem to have run so far from the possibility of gaudiness that it's ended up with something far too dull and "blah" to properly represent the deliciousness of the contents. With a colour scheme consisting entirely of shades of brown and beige, it's not exactly the most eye-catching or inspiring product on the shelves... which is a shame, as the chocolate inside is certainly worthy of attention.
Ah... the nutritional profile. Being as I'm reviewing chocolate, and Galaxy chocolate at that, this bit was never going to be pretty, but here goes anyway...
Energy: 520 kCal
Fat: 30.7 g of which saturates 18.3 g
Salt: (based on Sodium) 0.2 g
Before you get too down in the mouth, these values are per 100g... the size of each bar is 33g, so the damage will be much less if you can limit yourself to one at a time.
A word of caution: Galaxy, being a milk chocolate, contains milk (surprise, surprise) and should be avoided by those allergic/adverse to dairy. As with most foods these days, it may also contain traces of nuts, and so is unfortunately not suitable for people with intolerances.
Before I leave, I should probably mention price and availability. Price will obviously be subject to some degree of variance, but expect to pay in the region of .55p. It's stocked in most corner-shops, grocery stores and supermarkets, so you shouldn't have too many problems in locating one should you feel the need.
Another day....another chocolate bar. My consumption of chocolate has just hit the roof in the last few months. I just haven't managed to reign myself in after Christmas and in times of stress or tiredness, I just reach for the nearest bar of the scrummy brown stuff.
Today my excuse was particularly valid... I endured 3 hours of crazy manic half term soft play with my two girls and then attempted to take the both of them on a weekly supermarket shop.....bad idea. The supermarket was heaving and the girls were moany and tired and by the time my trolley was half full, I bitterly regreted my decision to embark on this crazy mission.
I was struggling and my the time I reached the checkout my energy and tolerance levels were falling through the floor. As I queued to pay for my shopping a quick glance to my left and I spotted the delights of the chocolate display. There wasn't a huge selection but the one bar that appealed and i hadn't tried before was the Galaxy ripple.
I do really love Galaxy chocolate, it's gloriously creamy and has a real flavour of luxury. It is probably second only to good old Cadbury - which I absolutely adore. Anyway this bar appealed to me as it was just solid chocolate no messing and also sounded as though it was going to be a little like a Flake which was what I really fancied but wasn't available.
It was a finger shaped ripples of Galaxy milk chocolate covered in a layer of solid milk chocolate....yummy yummy. It sounded fabulously indulgent and the perfect choice for a pick me up.
As soon as the shopping and girls were safely in the car, I drove off and the wrapper was opened immediately. I took my first bit and my tastebuds were greeted with the creamy and delicious taste of the Galaxy chocolate. It was fantastically sweet but I have to admit the ripple were not quite what I was hoping for. They were just too dense and failed to give the bar enough texture.
It just didn't blow me away and I would have enjoyed a regular Galaxy bar just as much. It wasn't the taste experience I was hoping for and next time I think I will try and hold out for a Flake. I paid approx 52p for a single bar of Galaxy Ripple
I eat a bit of Chocolate at least once a day. It's a habit I don't think I could give up, and I would say that Galaxy Chocolate is probably my favourite.
This is a simple bit of Chocolate. Nothing fancy just a bit of Milk Chocolate. You can buy this in individual Bars which cost around 50p, or I normally buy in the 5 Bar multipack which costs around £1.60.
Galaxy is manufactured by Mars Confectionary.
This Chocolate bar is just some Milk Chocolate strands all intertwined and curled up together and the whole lot is covered in a smooth coating of Milk Chocolate. It is a long thin bar, which isn't too messy to eat.
The packaging this comes in isn't that exciting. It is just like what the Dooyoo picture is, a brown wrapper with the writing in a creamy colour.
I'm not sure of how many calories are in this. I think it is 180, so perhaps a bit better than other Chocolate Bars out there. This could be because this doesn't have Caramel or Nuts or that in in, Just lovely Chocolate.
The taste from this is lovely. The Chocolate is nice and Milky and pretty sweet, but not too sweet. I would say this would satisfy a sweet tooth well and if you let this melt on your mouth ever so slightly, then it tastes even more nice.
This may be boring for some people who want more in their Chocolate, but it is just a nice simple bit of Milky Milk Chocolate.
Mars/ Galaxy's version of the Cadbury Flake (which I believe is the original crunbly chocolate bar)/ Twirl tops the league of flakey chocolate bars, getting it just right. The smooth rich and creamy galaxy chocolate (the best tasting after only Green and Blacks and the best of the 'major' chocolate makes) is applied to the flakey chocolate formula in a way that makes it flakey without being dry or too messy.
The secret I think is the much longer strips of chocolate that are glued together and bound by a layer of galaxy choclate on the outside, giving the bar more structural integrity you might say.
In the next few months also look out for Rainforest Alliance Certified Galaxy Ripple (same standard as on PG tips) - enjoy one of the best chocolate bars on the market knowing that the cocoa has been farmed sustainably and is helping preserve the rainforests.
The bar is 33g and contains 173 calories. The usual cost is normally between 50p and 60p (though some places may charge more). If you like flakey chocolate this is the bar to buy.
Smooth and creamy milk chocolate with a rippled centre.