Product Type: McVitie's Chocolate
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McVities Gold Bar
Member Name: Diane3
McVities Gold Bar
Advantages: slightly healthier than plain chocolate
Disadvantages: not the best healthy option, too sweet
Since I try to loose some weight I hardly ever buy sweetes. My husband can't live withot them so the other day he came home with a bag of sweets. I'm not joking, he bought about 10 different sweets from our local supermarket.
One of them was McVities Gold bar which came in a multipack containing 9 individually wrapped bars. The multipack costs 1.14 pounds in Sainsbury's and about the same int he other supermarkets.
The idea behind this bar is to eat something healthy and tasty. I identify completely with this idea but I don't think this is th ebest option... The bar consists of a biscuit which is the healthy part... and is richly coated in orangy colour chocolate which I suppose is the tasty part of the idea. The chocolate cover is white chocolate coloured with mixed carotenes and paprika extract. Hence the name: gold.
The texture of the bar is crispy and if you put up with one bar (cc. 22 g) then it is bearable, otherwise take care of the calories. It is supposed to be a healthy option buti t still contains loads of calories (507 kcal/100 g).
The ingredients are as follows: Caramel Flavour Coating (70%)[Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Dried Whole Milk, Lactose, Dried Skimmed Milk, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings, Colours (Mixed Carotenes, Paprika Extract)], Wheat Flour, Sugar, Crisped Rice (Rice Flour, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Barley Malt Flour, Salt), Vegetable Oil, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid), Salt.
Despite the description of caramel flavour coating I feel it closer to white chocolate than to caramel. The bar itself is sweet, actually too sweet for me. The biscuit in it makes it crispy, crunchy and a nice treat.
Summary: Occasionally it is nice
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