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WHAT ARE WHITE MALTESERS?
Mmm... heaven in a bag if you ask me!
If you are familiar with the regular Maltesers created by Mars, which are milk chocolate filled with light honeycomb, then you would be right in thinking these are the white chocolate variety, of crispy, light honeycomb, centre balls.
Upon opening the bag you are greeted with a light white chocolate hint scent and greeted with sphere shape, cream coloured balls, that can vary slightly in size and shape.
A standard potion size is their smaller size bags of 35g.
But if you happen to be me and adore the creamy, white chocolaty, indulgent, taste of these yummy, smooth coated treats, then there are larger bags available, such as the resealable 130g bag.
The resealable value to the recyclable, plastic, pocket shaped pack is a handy feature, but once you open them and devour them, there is really no reason to reseal.
MY RATING AND RECOMMENDATION
You might be wondering why I have spoken so highly of these delicious treats and only rated them a 3 out of 5 star... I don't eat these as regularly as I would like to due to the high, shocking nutritional information and ingredients, a suggested portion is never enough and it is hard to come by the smaller packets, locally and would mean having to order online and it would be much more expensive.
I purchased mine from my local Waitrose at £2 per 130g.
Highly recommend for any white chocolate or Malteser fan, but as an occasional rare treat.
Honeycomb, sugar, cocoa butter, full cream milk powder, skimmed milk powder, glucose syrup, barley malt extract, vegetable fat, wheat flour, raising agents (E341, 5300, E501), emulsifier (soya lecithin), whey powder, glazing agent (pectin), natural vanilla extract, salt. White chocolate contains milk solids.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per 100g)
Energy 2106kJ, Calories 502kcal, Protein 8.3g, Carbohydrate 63.6g, Sugars 55.5g, Fat 23.9g, Saturates 15.4g, Fibre 0.1g, Sodium 0.15g and Salt 0.38g
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Just like their famous milk chocolate cousins, White Maltesers are small balls of light malty flavoured honeycomb coated in a thin layer of white chocolate as opposed to milk chocolate.
The packaging has been changed slightly from the well know red version to a cream background with a red centre which shows a picture of both full and halved Maltesers. There is a slight difference in weigh in a packet of white Maltesers - 35g for white compared to 37g for normal milk ones. That does however mean that there are slightly fewer calories per pack, just 176 so you can eat these with a little less guilt.
But be honest, you don't eat Maltesers as a healthy option, you eat them for the way that they taste, and these taste great. The centres have the same malt flavoured crunchiness that we love from their more well known milk chocolate variety but the white covering is extremely creamy. Some people might say that it's a little sickly but I love white chocolate so they were fine for me.
So if you prefer white chocolate to milk, but still want that malty honeycomb taste, then White Maltesers would make a great change to just a plain bar of white chocolate.
MMm!! I have just returned from the shop with a bag full of White Maltesers....my second bag in two days!!! These Maltesers seem to be everywhere these days....and always seem to be placed rather conveniently right by where I am waiting in the queue....and whilst being on offer at the same time!
For those of you who don't know, these White Maltesers are exactly the same as the regular Maltesers, however these ones are made from white chocolate and the usual ones are made from milk chocolate.
To look at, the Maltesers are small white balls; they tend to be of different sizes and there are a few 'odd shapes' in here along with the rest of the round ones.
Taking a sniff...they don't really have a smell...they do look delicious though...and so I take a bite.
Mmm!! The white chocolate is so creamy. Crunch...crunch....mm the centre is so lovely and crunchy. These are so moreish.
I don't know if it is just me, but I find that the centre of the white ones seem to be 'over-baked' and more golden-y and crunchy than the usual Maltesers.
Whilst I love the regular Maltesers, I think that I prefer these ones; with a cup of tea of course; I just couldn't eat them without a cup of tea as they just compliment each other.
According to the packet these are 'limited edition' which makes me wonder....are they available all year around...or just at this time of year (winter) as there does seem to be a 'Christmas' and 'Snowy' theme going on with the packet. Might also be the reason why I am currently seeing them everywhere as they are on offer. I got mine for £2, instead of the usual (approx) £3 price tag.
As these Maltesers are so incredibly moreish - they don't hang around for long which is a shame...especially when you start sharing them. However, if you can't 'finish them off in one go', you may be pleased to know that there is a 'reseal able' label so that you can reseal them.
This bag is 220g, however they consider a portion to be 35g (a standard bag you would buy in the shops), and so a 35g portion will help you gain 176 calories, 19.4g of sugar, 5.4g of saturated fat and 0.13g of salt. No good if you are on a diet and if like me eat more than the 35g portion. On a more positive note though, they are suitable for vegetarians.
I also think that these Maltesers are 'lighter' than the milk chocolate ones; they don't fill me up so much!
I would definitely recommend these! Perfect for munching on whilst curled up on the sofa watching the soaps.
Thanks for reading!
Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x
As a fan of both white chocolate and Maltesers, I could not resist giving the combination a try when I stumbled across Mars White Maltesers in my local newsagents. I paid 55p for a 37g bag, however they can be purchased for around £1 in a 130g pouch from Poundland and other leading supermarkets.
On first sight, it is clear to see that the packet of the White Maltesers is fairly similar to its milk chocolate counterpart. However, rather than being completely red, it is surrounded by a cream border to match the colour of chocolate. Surrounding the writing, are also images of the white maltesers.
As I opened the packet, the White Maltesers matched exactly their image on the packet. The Maltesers are exactly the same size as their milk chocolate counterpart, is the fact that the honeycomb centres is encased in a smooth, white chocolate coating. On first taste I noticed how sweet the white chocolate coating was, in comparison to the milk chocolate variety. Nevertheless, it still provides the same 'melt in your mouth' experience that milk chocolate Maltesers do. After the white chocolate has melted, there is the familiar crisp honeycomb ball in the centre, which pairs rather well with the white chocolate. Although the white chocolate is very sweet, I feel that the 35g packet ensures that the White Maltesers do not become too sickly. Had the packet been any bigger, I do not think I would have been able to eat all the maltesers, in one go although I could eat a box of the milk chocolate variety.
These White Maltesers would make an excellent cinema snack, as they melt very easily in the mouth and do not make any noise. I have also used them to decorate the top of a chocolate fudge cake and everyone loved the crisp texture of the maltesers against the chocolate frosting.
The standard packet contains 176 calories and 8.4g of fat, in comparison to the milk chocolate variety which contains 187 calories and 9.1g of fat. I would definitely purchase these again, but only in the standard sized packs rather than the pouches, as the white chocolate coating is very sweet.
I don't eat a lot of White Chocolate and would say that Milk Chocolate is probably my favourite, but it's nice to have a change now and again.
You can get these in the larger hanging bags which cost about £1.60 or the smaller individual bags which are around 45p. Although these aren't available quite as widespread as the Milk Chocolate ones they are still in a lot of shops.
The bag has the splash of red on it like the Milk Chocolate ones, but there is a creamy white colour on here as well which makes the bag stand out a bit, but not that much.
So these are still the little Honeycomb balls which are so nice when you let them melt in your mouth, and the difference in coating is a nice Milky Sweetness. Not quite as Milky as a Milkybar, but still nice anyway. The Chocolate is not too thick a covering, but just what I was expecting anyway. The Chocolate is nice and smooth as well and the sweet taste goes well with the malty taste of the inside which is full of bubbles and although crispy it goes that bit soggier.
each bag has 190 calories and although I can't just eat a few from the bag and eat all of them they aren't too bad for you either.
A nice change to Milk Chocolate and although perhaps that bit sickly, they aren't too sweet.
Maltesers were always one of my favourite chocolate treats alongside Mars dark and Bounty. When I stopped being able to eat chocolate a few years back, these were of course therefore one of the treats I missed the most. (I stopped eating chocolate because I found out I'm caffeine intolerant - this means no milk chocolate or dark chocolate amongst other things, but white chocolate contains no caffeine so is fine).
When a year or two after this Mars bought in their white chocolate Malteser I was kind of in heaven. Finally someone had recognised that we non-chocolate eaters actually really like some of the things we can't have! Initially when they came in they were a special promo item and were only going to be available for a short time. I therefore... stocked up! (Well wouldn't you have!). A couple of months after they'd appeared, they vanished again, and my stock pile slowly vanished and I became sad, so I (obviously along with quite a lot of other people I'm guessing or Mars wouldn't have brought them back at all) was pretty pleased when some time later these were brought back, this time as a permanent line.
The white chocolate on the outside of the Malteser - like the milk chocolate on it's sister sweet - is very much something that is an 'ok' bit of it. It's not unpleasant, and certainly not the worst white chocolate I've eaten, but it's also certainly not anything special either. The bit of the Malteser that is special is what makes it a Malteser... that lovely malted centre.
Describing the flavour of that malted honeycomb centre is quite hard. It's not honeycomb - it's quite different even though the texture is very similar. I remember being fed Malt by the spoonful as a child (a tonic) and my mum and brother thought it was lovely. I on the other hand would screw my face up and swallow it quickly. Somehow though, even though I hated that, I love the flavour of the centre of a Malteser. It's a bit like eating a crunchy melty version of Horlicks which is of course malted milk, and therefore has the same flavour. Sweet, slightly biscuity smelling, and... nope it's too hard you'll just have to try one yourself if you're still not sure what I mean ;-)
For me the best way to eat a malteser - I really think that A in the middle should be there it's a Malteaser ... the chocolate teases you before you reach the yummy centre! - Ahem, as I was saying... the best way to eat a malteser is to either suck the chocolate slowly off it, and then let the centre melt in your mouth, or if you're not in polite company and can get your fingers sticky, try and break all the chocolate off the outside without damaging that nice round malty ball, and then pop that in your mouth separately and eat it all on its lonesome. (You know I wonder if they made malted balls without the chocolate how many of us would go for them - hmmm... interesting thought!).
Is there a better chocolate treat out there - hell yeah - Dark chocolate Mars bars beat these into a cocked hat, but, if you can't eat regular chocolate, and as I can't then for me... Nope these are the best thing going!
Maltesers are one of my favourite sweets, and when they released the new white chocolate flavour I couldn't wait to give them a try. I paid £1 for a 130g bag of these, usually in Tesco you can expect to pay around the £1.60 mark. A standard 35gram bag of these costs around 60p
The packaging of the white variety is different from the regular flavour, usually it comes in a completely red bag with the word Maltesers written in white. On the White variety, everything stays the same apart from the outside of the bag, this is coloured in a creamy white colour, there are also pictures of some of the white malterers just so you know what you are getting.
When you open the bag, they basically the white maltesers are exactly the same as the regular variety, just with a white chocolate coating. The honeycomb centre tastes brilliant next to the white chocolate, The chocolate is very sweet compared to the milk chocolate variety, it melts easy enough and leads you to the honeycomb centre, my girlfriend tends to let the chocolate melt then eat the centre separately, as with most food I just shove about five in my mouth at a time and get them down! I easily finished the bag off in one go, they're not too sickly like other large bags of chocolates you can buy.
These sweets are ideal to eat if you are watching a film or something as they are easy to eat and light on the stomach. When my girlfriend has a brain wave and decides to do some baking, she has put these maltesers into muffins; she crushes then up and mixes them in with the muffin mix. When cooked you can still get bits of the chocolate and the honeycomb centre goes nice and chewy. I also like to smash these up a bit and sprinkle them onto a bowl of ice cream.
A standard 35gram portion of these contains 176 calories, 19.4grams of sugar and 8.4grams of fat. If like me you buy a big bag, and eat the whole lot, you will actually consume 653 calories!
Personally I prefer the white variety to the standard milk chocolate, they are lovely, i would advise you to buy the smaller bags unless you intend on sharing, as you can soon get through a big bag without realising
5/5 from me.
I don't know why anyone buys these White Maltesers because to me they don't taste like Maltesers at all and the chocolate isn't very nice. I only ate some today because my mum brought my little sister a packet and she left some.
They don't taste much like Maltesers at all to me and it's not just because of them being covered in white chocolate instead of milk chocolate, the crunchy middle of them tastes different and not as strong as well.
The white chocolate is proper crap quality and hardly melts in your mouth at all, it's got a bit of a creamy flavour but to me it just tastes fatty and fake. I'm not mad keen on white chocolate anyway but can eat a bit of the good quality stuff, it's a shame this isn't good quality at all because I reckon white Maltesers would appeal to a lot of people if they tasted better.
The honeycomb centre tastes mega bland compared to the milk chocolate Maltesers, I don't know if that's because it's a different centre or because of the white chocolate being so fake tasting but even though I love sucking the middle of a Malteser I couldn't enjoy these at all. I think a lot of it is because the honeycomb has soaked up some of the taste of the white chocolate and that makes it taste sweeter than usual.
I think these are horrible and I know loads of people love them, they just taste mega gimmicky to me like Maltesers know they sell shedloads of the normal milk chocolate ones and they want EVERYONE to buy their product whether their fave chocolate is milk or white.
These have got the same crunchy texture as the normal Maltesers but the flavour spoils them big time for me, I ate 4 and then gave up when I realised I was never going to get used to the manky taste and will NEVER eat them again.
One of the most recognisable sweets on the shops shelves are the chocolate covered balls of malt, other known as Maltesers (should be Malteaser surely?) though recently I saw some "White Maltesers" and decided to try them out. As a big fan of white chocolate and someone who finds Maltesers rather nice "if in the mood for them" the combination of the two at the time should, in theory, be a brilliant master stroke by Mars. Whilst not a huge fan of Mars' normal milk chocolate the few times Mars use white chocolate they seem to just hit the spot, in fact that's almost the universal effect of white chocolate. To stand out on the shelf next to the original Maltesers these come in a mainly white packet with a red part in the centre, the images on the front of Maltersers are again white and it looks familiar but different to the original packets. The snack sized packs are 35g and are priced around the 50-60p a bag range which is slightly over priced considering the size of the bags.
Inside the bag it contains quite a lot of balls of white chocolate similar in shape and size to the original milk chocolate Maltesers. The chocolate coat is smooth but a little bit sticky on the outside as though it's been sweating a little bit in the packet, yet it glistens under the light in the room which makes it look a little bit prettier. When popped in the mouth it must remembered there is 2 completely separate ways to eat Maltesers the first is the softly softly approach of sucking the chocolate off the malt ball and the second is the crunching of the sweet in the teeth...the violent teenage boy way, if you will. So first lets look at the sucking method which tests the taste of the chocolate, and as expected the white chocolate is delicious and delightful, the milky taste of it is sublime in the mouth and incredibly morish. The malt centre melts in your mouth in a lovely smooth and soft tasting way. So on to the violent method which sees the malt crashing against the sides of your mouth in a fantastically sweet and gorgeously great tasting way. Overall they seem to actually improve both methods of eating a Maltesers due to the taste of white chocolate.
Nutritional Information (per 100g)
2106 KJ (Energy)
The product contains Milk, Barley Malt extract, 3 Numbers (raising Agents E341, E500 and E501), Soya and Whey Powder.
Overall they actually seem to be an improvement on the original Maltesers which is funny as it would almost certainly not be expected to be a success in fact "White Maltesers" just "shouldn't work" (as some people have said) yet if you try them, they really do. Though incredibly high in Energy, Fat and Carbs they are good for you in regards of high Proteins so they may just be a one off snack rather than a regular thing despite the fact they do taste amazing.
Tasty little balls of white chocolate manufactured by Mars. Just like the original maltesers but instead with white chocolate. White Maltesers is my food heaven.
The plastic packaging has a yellow background (the same shade as the Maltesers). In the middle there is a red oval with 'White Maltesers' written on it in white with a black outline. The woard 'White' is written smaller then 'Maltesers'. The red oval also has 5 and ½ white Maltesers on it looking as delicious as ever (and better then the original). Overall a fairly decent cover (not too eye-catching but not boring either).
Now for the main and best part of White Maltesers, the taste. This is the part that enters me in to food heaven. The Maltesers is mainly delicious honeycomb and brazil nut covered in white chocolate making perfect balls of yumminess. You can just munch away on it giving you satisfying crunchs or suck on it letting it melt in your mouth and bubble away. I normally suck on it for about 5 seconds but then I can't resist but to bite in to it. Either way White Maltesers tastes absoultly amazing.
Light White Maltesers is perfect for me and I'm 95% sure it will be perfect for 90% of you.
I have always loved the normal malteasers that you can buy, I think there a product that most people have tried at one point and I don't really know any one that doesn't like the normal malteasers, but as I love white chocolate as well, these are just pretty much a no brainer to me.
They are made up in the same way as mat leasers are, they have that bubbly crunchy malt honeycomb centre, this tastes great, this is the same ingredient that is in the normal malteasers too. I think this is a taste that some people will love and some will not however when mixed with the chocolate its quite mild as well as the flavour of the chocolate really takes over.
The outer coating is where they differ from the original malteaser then, instead of being milk chocolate, which are really nice, there white chocolate, it just makes the taste of them so much sweeter than the normal ones, however it do doubt makes them unhealthier too however I'm not too bothered about that as the nicer taste of them outweighs the healthiness.
You can get these in the big bags or the little ones for a similar price to the original ones so if you haven't tried these yet then I really do urge you to as there great.
When confectionary brands get big and popular they look for ways to diversify from their 'old favorites' as a way to make a bit of extra cash, and keep the brand current. White maltesters is exactly this, it is a variation from Mars of the very popular normal coloured maltesers (brown chocolate) the version that has sold very well all over the country and even worldwide.
Mars make a wide variety of confectionary products and are a very successful brand within the UK. Although I like a lot off their products, they are not my favourite brand, as this is Cadburys. That does not mean I do not enjoy Mars, its just they don't shine high above the rest for me.
Maltesers, and white maltesers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The most common being what I call the grab bag, about 35g and costing about 50p. The normal maltesers packaging is red with pictures of maltesers on as if they are floating and maltesers written in big chunky writing. The difference with the white maltesers is that the packaging has 'snowy' edges and white maltesers on the front instead. Its easy to tear off an edge and get into the packet without destroying them. The packaging is not resealable, but there are not enough maltesers in them to make it worth while! I am not sure if the packaging is recyclable or not, which is an important factor in my opinion.
Maltesters, as the name might suggest contain some malty goodness. They are balls, just larger than marble size brown in appearance as they are coated in chocolate. The big difference with this product, as the name might suggest is that they are white in appearance as they are coated with white chocolate. The centre is crunchie and bubbly. A little less sugary than honeycombe, but it has the same consistency. The material is very much melt in the mouth and you can easily suck maltesers until they disappear into nothing, which obviously makes the packet last longer!
The texture overall is crunchie with a slighter softer outer shell. I personally do not like the texture as I feel as if it is scratching my teeth! That's just my personal taste though and I know tons of people that love maltesers. The white chocolate taste goes with the centre very well, so they new taste is definitely a bonus. If you like the existing Maltesers then you should definitely try these.
White Maltesers are chocolates made by Mars.
The White Maltesers packet is a red colour with a white background to inform you of the white chocolate content! There are lots of the White Maltesers balls floating around as if to tell you of their light and airy texture! There is the Maltesers logo in a white colour along It's a pretty distinctive and pleasant spin on the classic red bag.
The packet is plastic and sealed to keep the contents fresh, once opened you will find a good number of Malteser which are shaped like balls.
Each White Malteser comes wrapped in a silky smooth layer of soft and sweet white chocolate which is really quite thin and will melt in your mouth in a matter of seconds allowing you to get to the second layer. The white chocolate coating is sweeter than the standard milk chocolate but the layer is so thin you won't be overpowered by the sweetness.
The ball inside is made from a sweet and rich honeycomb like biscuit which has a delicious crunch and a malted flavour with distinct honey tones in it. You only get the crunch if you bite into it but if left will simply melt away inside your mouth, delicious!
The chocolate and honeycomb insides can be eaten either in bites or left to melt for a longer lasting Maltesers experience, the choice is up to you! Personally I can hardly ever resist the delectable Maltesers for that long and have to bite into them!
There are nothing quite like White Maltesers, asides from the standard ones of course, out on the market, nothing has such a light and delicious honeycomb inside so I highly recommend you give them a go if you haven't already tried them.
Even though they may be lighter than your standard chocolate they are hardly any better for you *sigh* though they are delicious so well worth the caloric and fat intake!
Per 35g bag
Once in a while I fancy a bag of sweets to eat whilst driving. I originally had planned on buying normal maltesers but when I saw the white maltesers I thought I may as well give them a go, seem to be going through a white chocolate phase.
I picked up the 165g pouch for a typically elevated petrol station price but I believe you can pick them up for between £1.20 and £1.70 a pouch and 40p-60p per little bag depending where you go, although be aware although no longer a limited edition sweet these are not as widely available as standard maltesers.
These maltesers are described as white chocolates with crisp, light honeycombed centres. When I opened the bag the first thing I thought was that they were smaller than normal maltesers (although maybe I should buy a bag just to double check!). I popped one in my mouth the white chocolate wasn't particularly strong but it also didn't tast sickly like some white chocolate can. When bitten into the honeycomb centre seemed more solid than I was expecting, also the chocolate coating didn't fall off like the milk chocolate coating often does - not sure why this was possibly a thinner coat of white chocolate on the honeycomb balls. I also like to let traditional maltesers melt in my mouth, the honeycomb centre disolves al most completely. I tried this with the white maltesers but the more dense centre just didn't melt away in the same manner.
I just didn't get the same pleasure from eating a bag of these as I do when eating milk chocolate maltesers. The denser honeycomb centre seems to be the culprit. I won't be going out of my way to buy these again.
And just in case you're interested white chocolate maltesers are not a healthy option with 488 cal and 15.3g of sat fat per 100g. Be aware that the values they display on the front of the pouch are per serving.
Until recently, I had only had the regular milk chocolate Mars Maltesers, but I spotted these white ones in the garage when I was paying for my petrol and decided to give them a go. They cost me 64p in the petrol station, but things always cost more in there so you can expect to get them cheaper in other shops - especially supermarkets. I did check the Tesco website, but they don't appear to sell a multipack of these which is a shame for fans of them who want to save some pennies on them.
White Maltesers are like original maltesers, only with a white chocolate coating instead of a milk chocolate one. They're little crunchy balls of honeycomb, with a thin layer of milk chocolate around the outside.
When I first tried one of these, I wasn't too sure about them. I was expecting a nice creamy white chocolate to go with my crunchy Malteser balls, but instead I got a really thin, washy chocolate flavour that I could hardly taste.
The honeycomb centres had a nice, firm crunch to them though, as I expected from a Malteser! I liked the texture of these, and the way I could either crunch hard on them, or leave them to dissolve in my mouth. I also found that with perserverance, and by putting a few sweets in my mouth at a time, I could build up to a decent enough chocolate flavour.
I don't recommend these myself, as I wouldn't go out and buy them again. But maybe if you're looking for a sweet that's quite light and low in the chocolate stakes, you might want to give these a go. I prefer something with a bit more chocolate!
White chocolates with crisp, light honeycomb centres. 35g box imported from England. Similar to American Whoppers, but these taste much better as the chocolate is creamier and less waxy.