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McVitie's Galaxy Caramel Cake Bar

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      24.09.2011 18:47
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      A very tasty cake with Galaxy chocolate and creamy caramel

      Galaxy chocolate has always been one of my favourites, I like anything chocolaty but Galaxy chocolate always seems extra creamy and smooth. When doing my shopping at my local Tesco recently I noticed that Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars were on offer, I had tried these in the past and really enjoyed them so I decided to buy a packet as a treat. Packaging Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars come in a small white cardboard tray, this is then totally wrapped in a cellophane cover, the outer cover is mainly yellow and brown in colour, the bottom part of it is yellow with the top part being made up of different colour browns to give the impression of a fold of caramel. Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars are made by McVities, their logo appears in the top corner of the packet, a small dark blue shape with the name written in the middle in white writing. The word "Galaxy" is written in large brown swirly writing across the top half of the packet, this is made to look shiny and like the name is written in chocolate. Just below this are the words "Caramel Cake Bars" again this is written in different shades of browns. On the left hand side is a picture of one of the cake bars with the end piece missing to reveal the sponge and caramel inside. There is a sentence written right at the bottom of the packet saying "with a smooth caramel centre, covered in real Galaxy Milk Chocolate", it also states at the bottom that this is a 5 pack. There is further information about the product on the back of the packet, this consists of the McVities quality promise, the ingredients, the nutritional information and the details on the McVities care line. Inside the main wrapper the 5 cake bars are individually wrapped. The Cakes Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars are basically made up of a layer of sponge with a thick layer of caramel on top of this, the whole thing is then totally covered in reasonably thick Galaxy Milk Chocolate. The cakes measure about 2 inches long so although they are not massive they are the ideal size for a bit of a treat or for a lunch box both for children and adults. The sponge inside the bar looks like it is supposed to be chocolate sponge, although this is not obvious as the caramel and chocolate outer coating have the most dominant flavour, the sponge is just an added extra, when I first tried these I wondered what the sponge part would be like, sometimes it can be a bit dry in these sort of things, however this was not the case the sponge was light and fluffy as well as moist, not at all dry. The caramel layer I think is the best part, it is extremely smooth and creamy and goes perfect with the creamy chocolate coating surrounding it, to me it tastes just like a Galaxy Caramel chocolate bar. Nutritional Guidelines Calories - 124 Sugars - 11.9g Fat - 6.1g Saturates - 3.0g Salt - 0.2g The above values are per cake bar, personally I think 124 calories is quite a lot for one small cake as they are not that big especially as you can get some chocolate bars which contain less calories, but as a treat occasionally its not too bad. Personally at 124 calories per bar they are not something I would eat on a regular basis every day but maybe as a treat or even before the gym. Price I purchased my packet of Galaxy Caramel Cake bars from my local Tesco, they were at the time on off for £1.00 for a pack of 5, personally I feel that this is extremely good value for money, when full price they cost £1.35, again this is not overly expensive, but personally Id much rather buy then when they are on offer. Galaxy Carmel Cake Bars are widely available in a variety of supermarket, but the price depends on where you buy them from, I have only purchased them from Tesco. My Opinion Personally I really enjoy Galaxy Caramel Cake bars, they are an ideal treat for both adults and children, for me I like the combination of the creamy chocolate and caramel especially as they are made from real Galaxy chocolate. My husband also enjoys these and will sometimes take one to work as part of his lunch, personally I prefer to save mine for when I am going up the gym due to the calorie content as I do feel the calories are a bit high for such a small cake but this is only a minor disadvantage. They work out at very good value for money especially when they are offer, although even full price they are not overly expensive. I would definitely recommend these to anyone, they have quite a long date on them so you can keep them in the cupboard for quite a while, if you can resist, although they don't last that long in our house.

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        22.05.2010 23:47
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        Great cake for all galaxy lovers!!

        I was in Tesco during the week when I saw these on offer. They should retail at about £1.35 but at the moment you could buy 2 for £2.00. I thought this was really good value, and at only 20p a cake, it wasn't long before they were added to my basket. As soon as I got home I put one packet in the cupboard and another in our fridge. It has been quite hot this week, and chocolate is nice a bit cooler (or so I find). Upon opening the packet (very similar to the one on here) I was greeted by 5 friendly looking individual cake bars, which had been placed on a cardboard tray for extra protection. I have eaten a bar from the fridge - and also from the cupboard (purely for review purposes of course). The sponge was delicious. Very soft and complimented well the creamy galaxy chocolate. The cake which had been in the fridge had slightly harder caramel, as you'd expect. It was very sweet but really was delicious. If I was honest I preferred the cake which had been in the fridge. I won't bore you by listing all the ingredients, other than to say that in each bar there is 37% chocolate and 28% caramel. You will also find that there are 133 calories. This includes 6.4g of fat. Allergies Information Contains Gluten, Wheat Flour, Eggs, Egg whites, Milk, Dried milk, Lactose, Milk Fat, Milk Proteins, Whey & Soya May contain Nuts & Peanuts Would I buy these again? Would I recommend them? Yes and yes, without any hesitation at all. These really are a great cake and ones which I think will go from strength to strength. Unlike some other cakes, which copy their chocolate rivals, these really are excellent. I won't go as far as saying they are good for you but which cakes are. I highly recommend them.

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          20.05.2010 15:49
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          lovely yummy chocolate cake bars with that bit of difference.

          Mcvities Galaxy Caramel Cake Bar. Having been to my daughters birthday party yesterday, i was lucky to have experienced a Galaxy Caramel Cake Bar' It tasted lovely, it is a little bar which is a sponge cake and it has a smooth caramel centre, it is covered in a layer of Galaxy Milk Chocolate. Although this is a fairly small bar, it is individually wrapped, in a plastic wrapping, had a layer of card sitting underneath the topping is generous chocolate and has a line across the top. I thought that although they were small they had a lovely squidgy smooth caramel topping, and the sponge is soft and squidgy. the chocolate is georgous Galaxy Chocolate and they taste really great. They contain sugar, cocoa butter milk fat lactose, dried whey, vegetable fat, and caramel, dried skimmed milk, gelling agents, wheat flour, sugar, vegtable fat, dried whole egg, milk protein, salt modified starch. Each bar containing 124 kcals, 11.9grams of sugar.0.2grams of salt. They cost less than £1.50p for a packet of five bars. I like these bars i thought that the creamy caramel, combined with the lovely soft sponge, and the Galaxy topping made for a really tasty cake bar, and these went down well at my daughters party. The children were asking for more, and i must admit that i did find them irrestable myself, but did stick to only having had the one. I loved the smell that instantly hits you once you have openned the packet containing this sponge caramel bar. These i guess are fairly new to Galaxy, and i shall be looking for them on the shelves as they certainly to be nice to have as a treat or for when my grandchildren come over, or for packing into my cool bag ready for the picnics that i constantly have orginised for the summer months to come. They come in a orange and yellow packet and have the unmistakably Galaxy logo on the front of the packet, and Caramel Cake Bars written on the front of the packet. Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.

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            20.05.2010 15:09
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            LOVE THEM

            Galaxy is a popular chocolate under the ownership of Mars. *Product* Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars are made in conjunction with McVities so you know you are buying a quality product. They are described as being "delicious sponge cake bars with a smooth caramel centre, covered in real Galaxy milk chocolate". *Packaging* Each bar is individually wrapper in a rather thin plastic wrapper which brings the popular Galaxy Caramel colours of brown and a light orange. The Galaxy logo and product name/description is on the front and the underside shows the ingredients, nutrition and contact details for Galaxy, The bars are then arrange into a card insert and placed into a larger plastic pack. This pack also has the Galaxy Caramel colours and logo etc on the front. There is a delicious half bar image to tempt you. The back of the pack has the again the ingredients etc. *The Bar* The bar is fairly small yet thick. There is a soft sponge topped with a generous layer of golden caramel. The bar is then coated in a thin yet satisfying layer of real Galaxy chocolate. Finished off with a nice squiggly line across the top. *Ingredients* Milk Chocolate (38%)[Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Milk Fat, Lactose, Dried Whey, Vegetable Fat,Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E442, E476), Water, Flavourings] ,Caramel (27%)[Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Dried Skimmed Milk, Water, Milk Fat, Dried Whey, Lactose ,Gelling Agent (Carrageenan), Salt, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Bicarbonate), Flavourings] ,Water ,Wheat Flour ,Sugar ,Vegetable Fat ,Humectants (Glycerine, Sorbitol) ,Glucose Syrup ,Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder ,Dried Whole Egg ,Milk Protein ,Emulsifiers (E471, E475) ,Dried Egg White ,Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate) ,Salt ,Modified Starch ,Flavourings ,Preservative (Potassium Sorbate) The bars contain gluten, eggs, milk and soya. Produced in a factory handling nuts. *Nutrition* Each bar contains 124 kcal 11.9g sugar 3.0g saturated fat 0.2g salt *Availability and Price* Available from supermarkets in a pack of 5 or 10. Tesco are currently offer the pack of 10 on a Special Purchase offer at £1.50 until 2nd June. A 5pk will cost £1.35. *My Opinion* Ok you all know me well enough by now to know I love my chocolate. Usually partial to a chocolate bar or two, I don't normally go for chocolate cake related products. I buy these occasionally as a treat for hubby though I have managed to eat 3 since last night so he better take them off me and fast! When I think Galaxy, I think smooth and creamy milk chocolate. Combine that with Galaxy Caramel and you have an ever tastier experience lying ahead of you. Bring on Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars. I trust the Galaxy and McVitites brand to bring me high quality and tasty treats and once again they have not left me disappointed. These are instantly recognisable to me being the familiar colours and Galaxy logo. Opening the bar, I am met by a sweet and creamy chocolate aroma which I cannot resist for long. Biting into the bar, the chocolate coating on top gives a nice crunch and into the softness we go. The chocolate isn't thick but it is enough and is creamy and very smooth. The sponge is moist and soft and very easy to eat. The caramel is sweet and runny and works perfectly with the sponge and chocolate combo. I would say the quantity of each part of the cake bar is perfect and McVities have nailed it. They ingredients all work well together to provide a life like Galaxy Caramel taste with a satisfying added extra being the sponge. Currently of offer at £1.50 this is just 15p for a treat. The calories aren't as bad as I would have suspected for such a tasty offering. One for my shopping list but please take them away before I devour them all! Thanks for reading!

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              23.04.2010 13:07
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              Addictive.

              Its nice to have a chocolatey snack for your pack lunch that's a treat and will perk you up for the afternoon. I normally err towards Cadburys when going to chocolates as I prefer the taste of it so much more, but these were on special offer in Tescos a couple of weeks ago, for a pack it was buy one get one free, so I thought it would be nice to try them. The cakes come in plastic wrapping, which I recycle. The only downside to the packaging is that they can get squashed if you do not put them in something protective and just carry them round in your bag. The bar consists of a base layer of cake, around 80% of the bar. The top layer and the other 15% is caramel. The rest of the bar is made up from an enclosed layer of chocolate. The combination of creamy sponge, tasty caramel and rich chocolate is an amazing one. The three flavours go perfectly well together and are well proportioned. These bars get 5 out of 5 for taste in my opinion. They are gorgeous and addictive. However in the spirit of a good review I have to dock one star as they are high in calories and not so good for my teeth, but I gues sthat is what you expect with a treat which tatses this good. I would recommend stocking up whilst on special offer otherwise they can be quite expensive.

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                26.01.2010 20:12
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                I reviewed the normal Galaxy Cake Bars the other day, and now it is the turn of these ones. This range is on offer a 2 for £2 just now in Tesco, so we got a pack of each. They are al gond now and we only got them on Sunday, so they were pretty tasty. The pack is normally £1.40 for 5 bars. These are individually wrapped, on a cardboard tray and the whole thing wrapped in an outer layer. Although the main colouring on this is brown, there is orangy-yellow on this as well, and this more so indicates that these are the Caramel version. Each Cake has 155 calories, and although I think they are a bit sickly, hubby could eat 3 in a row - hence where they have disappeared to! These Cakes are quite chunky, a bit flat and not to high, but sort of wide enough. They are a Spongy Chocolate Sponge Cake which has a layer of Caramel on top of the Sponge and the whole lot is covered with Galaxy Milk Chocolate. It's hard to say which one I preferred, as these were more interesting than the normal Chocolate ones. The Caramel layer was sweet and a little bit sickly, and nice and gooey on the Sponge. I'm glad the Sponge was quite soft, as we recently had Cadbury's Caramel version of Cake Bars in the house and the Sponge seemed a bit dry. This was nice in all ways, as the Sponge was moist, the Caramel sweet and the covering of Chocolate quite thin, but thick enough. After all you aren't buying this for the Chocolate part, I think the idea is in the title - Cake Bar. A nice enough Cake that I would buy again, especially if it's on offer.

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                  08.12.2009 10:43
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                  Lovely with a cuppa!

                  Each time I visit my Grandmother she offers me 'cake', which I can never resist. It can vary from a shop bought fresh apple sponge cake to a wrapped 'long life' cake bar like this one. When I say long life I know that from the date my Gran offered me this cake bar to its best before date was around two months, knowing my Gran this has been sat in her cupboard for an eternity. The packet suggests to keep this stored in a cool, dry place. Each Cake Bar contains 124 calories and6.1g of fat. In my opinion, this calories are worth it but the fat is not, its quite a high level for such a morsel. The delicious sponge cake has a caramel filling and is topped with Galaxy milk chocolate. The sponge is light and chocolately. The caramel filling smooth and sticky. The Galaxy chocolate lives up to its reputation and happens to be one of my favourite chocolates. Overall this is a very enjoyable cake bar, a little small, but worth the calories to me. Unfortunately its gone in three mouthfuls and my Gran always serves two, which are hard to resist. As I did not purchase these myself I had to do a little research and found that a pack of 5 Galaxy Caramel Cake Bars are currently available at Tesco for £1.35 or two packs for £2.00 or at Asda in a 10 pack for £2.24 or two packs for £3.00 ... so if you want 20, Asda is the cheapest.... just be prepared to eat them all!

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