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This is now easily one of me and my mums favourite chocolate bars. It is great and very sweet!
The packaging has that recognisable 'Milka' lilac background the the iconic 'Milka' white and purple cow, wearing a rather fetching bells around its neck. To one side is a picture to tell you its re-sealable (which is handy when eating over a period of days) and to the other is wording saying 'cream' on a creamy coloured background with 2 chunks of the chocolate and a dollop of cream next to them. lovely packaging and really unique.
Upon opening the bar, you will see that each row has 3 chunks, unlike Cadburies which has around 4 to 5. This is because the chunks are bigger but still fairly thin. On each square are the words 'milka'
When taking a bite of a chunk, the flavour hits you straight away. Its SO creamy, SO light, SO delicious.
The cream flavour really is lovely and tastes different from the milka chocolate which is creamy on its own, but it does taste different and dosen't just hide its flavours away in the chocolate. You do get quite a thin layer of cream filling, but it really is enough. Anymore filling would be just a bit TOO much. They have nailed just the right amount of filling.
I reccomend this chocolate bar 100% and obviously give it a 5 out of 5 rating. They have recently bought out 2 new flavours: Cookie and cream and a popping candy one. I bought theese 3 for £2 (which is GREAT) and have already tried the cookies and cream bar. It is just like this with chocolate cookie pieces in and it is also lovely!
If you ever see a offer on this fantastic choccie, buy it and even if it isn't on offer, for around 97p to £1, i still totally reccomend it!
I've come to the conclusion that no matter how many times I say it, I am probably never going to go on a proper diet and lose all of the weight that I want to. I came to this conclusion while eating a whole 100g bar of Milka chocolate today which contained a whopping 600 calories and realising that if the bar had been any bigger, I probably would have eaten the rest of it too. And so to appease my guilt and to get some good out of my indulgence, I have decided to review the chocolate bar in question to make some cash that I will undoubtedly spend on yet more chocolate.
Milka Cream is a variety of the very popular Milka chocolate which I have only started to see recently. On looking at the tempting purple wrapper there's nothing that really explains in what way this variety is different to a standard Milka bar and it is only the name of the bar and the picture of whipped cream which suggests that this is simply a creamier version of traditional Milka chocolate.
On eating it, however, it's easier to see where the differences lie. The squares of this chocolate are considerably bigger than normal, and on biting into one I discovered that instead of being a solid piece of milk chocolate they were in fact slightly softer on the inside. The inside looks indistinguishable from normal chocolate, but is of a much softer consistency and has a creamier taste which undoubtedly gives the bar its name. The chocolate is still unmistakably Milka as it has that same soft milkiness that is definitely different to Cadbury's, Galaxy and all other chocolate brands, so it should still appeal to fans of the original chocolate.
Unlike normal Milka, however, I would have to say that Milka Cream is a little bit too sickly for my liking. Yes, I finished the whole bar, but it took me several hours to do so, whereas I could have eaten 100g of traditional Milka within about 40 minutes. The taste was very nice but I have to say that it is not as good as its Milka cousins or the chocolate of other brands such as Hotel Chocolat, Cadbury's or Ritter Sport.
I bought this 100g bar in a two for £1.50 offer at a newsagent's, which is a fairly reasonable price to pay in my opinion. While I would recommend it if you adore Milka, I would also say that there are nicer chocolate bars available and doubt that I would buy it again if any of my preferred bars were available. For 600 calories per bar it's probably best that I don't have it again, anyway!
Ahahahaha! What have we here? Why, it appears to be a Milka bar. With, ooh my, a CREAM filling. Milka is awesome. Cream is also spectacular. Is there any way this was going to be anything short of a sexual experience? I think not dear friends, I think not.
I have noticed this bar merrily popping up all over the freaking shop lately. Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda etc etc have all recently embraced this particular Milka variant into their collective bosom. And why the hell not? Milka is clearly the shizz.
Indeed, locating this bar will be of supreme ease. Merely take yourself off to the confectionary supermarket aisle, kindly labelled in the interests of maintaining the sanity of easily startled shoppers such as myself, proceed down it in calm manner, and look for purple. No not Cadbury you fool! Milka wrappers are a gentler lilac hue, with a jolly little purple cow on the front. Really rather natty actually. The cream bar is definied as such by a (and this is the masterstroke) cream-coloured strip and a picture of an alarmingly perfect blob of cream (photoshop much?). You really would have to be a complete simpleton to miss it.
Are you thrifty? You are?! Well this may just be your new bff (in the chocolate scheme of things anyway, I cannot vouch for your social life in its entirety). Milka, despite being a rather quality continental brand (30% cocoa solids, put that in your pipe Cadbury et al) is one of the most bargainlicous chocolates going (always less than a £1 for a 100g bar, often cheaper still!). There is, I think, a fine line between getting value for money and just buying plain crud, of which it is very easy to fall over the cusp. Milka truly does allow affordable indulgence in every which way. Isn't that splendid? You feel warm inside now don't you? I sense it.
Once in its naked glory, the bar does take swish and sophistication to new levels. Through the magic of sight, you will see the bar is split into 15 pieces (I won't say chunks, they are far too elegant for such abrasive terms) each with a Milka logo etching. It's quite a flat bar, but then flat can be good (and no I don't mean it won't have to worry about bras). Flatter pieces somehow provide a better eating experience. Our good friend the cadbury button has shown us the way.
Consulting the wrapper, each piece is filled with a 'cream flavour filling'. 50% apparently. Get them being all technical. I find this to be a rather perplexing precis actually. Infact if I had a beard (I don't) I would be twirling it thoughtfully at this point. 'Cream flavour' is a bit vague for my liking, would it be white like cream? Would it have a cream-like consistency? The questions! The unknown! Gosh don't I live life on the very periphery of sanity.
Since we're dithering over the wrapper, I would also like to point out the insane nutritional information. Now I'm not naive, I know chocolate is not exactly a beacon of healthy eating, but this bar has over 600 calories and 44g of fat! Holy moses. Suffice to say, we really shouldn't be eating this very often. But cripes, every so often you've gotta live!
And blimey, this bar is definitely worth it. The chocolate covering is milka's epic alpine milk chocolate, super creamy and a touch nutty. The filling is where it's at though, a bit truffley/lindor-y, it instantly melts and melds with the chocolate imparting an intense creaminess and a slight cooling sensation (all that fat's been put to good use then). Aside from some intense dairy flavours, you get a taste of milk and hazelnuts and a bit chocolate ice-cream. All round silky, melty, super-creaminess. It's just fatty enough to be decadent and satisying in a few pieces, but no so much that it makes you feel ill. My my, what a divine melty-chocolatey experience this turned out to be.
All in all, this chocolate bar is crazy-yum and the very peak of sweet and creamy ecstasy. It somehow manages to be both delicate and intense at the same time. It works on all levels! What a thrill! What a pleasure it was to have known this bar. It could get sickly if you hammered it, but that would be your own silly fault and thus I can't sympathise. Also, it packs a hefty sugar rush, something I can vouch for having just eaten some (you may have noticed this).
I must suggest, nay, INSIST that you sample this at some point in life. Hard day at the office? Wife a nag? Troubled by the mundane trivialities of life? Hush my pretties! Milka cream will be there for you, always and forever.
Milka chocolate bars are sold in the majority of supermarkets and are often on offer for just 50p which is really good seeing as these are pretty large 100g bars. I was introduced to them by my dad a few months back and I only seen an advertisement about them the other day for the first time, boasting about the fact these chocolate bars are made with Alpine milk.
There are a few different versions of Milka chocolate but I have only tried the Daim version and the Cream version. Despite their being differences in the chocolate bars the wrappers remain the same being a pale purple in colour, the only differences in the wrappers being the information provided such as the filling this chocolate holds.
The 'Cream' bar is the usual purple colour but one corner is in fact cream, clearly telling us that this is Alpine Milk Chocolate Cream. Underneath this is a picture of two chunks of Milka Chocolate with a dollop of cream next to them, a real appetising picture.
This 100g bar contains;
This particular bar is Alpine Milk chocolate with a cream flavour filling, which to me sounded delicious. The chocolate itself comes in square chunks, although not thick chunks, it is enough though. The chocolate is incredibly smooth and as I'd expected extremely creamy. Don't be fooled though the cream inside is not your typical 'double' cream etc, it actually blends in perfectly with the chocolate just making it an extra creamy, and velvety bar of chocolate. It is a rich and indulgent chocolate that I could only eat in moderation. The taste of this chocolate is so rich and deep it became quite sickly after only 3 chunks yet it was very tasty nonetheless. Of course though for such a rich tasting chocolate that makes a stunning, occasional treat you do have to pay the price, and I'm not talking about the pennies as when on offer these bars are quite cheap but look at that nutritional info above, ouch!
I tried a Milka bar today after printing of a free coupon, and I'm glad I tried it because it's delicious!
Milka is made by the Germany company Kraft Foods, a lesser-known brand in comparison to the popular choices like Galaxy and Cadburys. It's therefore not normally available in smaller convenience stores, but most good supermarkets seem to stock it.
Milka is available, to my knowledge (from seeing what's in my local Tesco at least), in 3 varieties:
Milk & White Chocolate
Alpine Milk Chocolate Cream
This review is for the latter. I was tempted by the sound of creamy chocolate as I prefer rich and silky to the drier chocolate bars. The milk chocolate cream is sold in a 100g bar which comes in a purple and cream coloured plastic wrapper.
The chocolate slab is a fair bit thinner than what I associate with Cadbury's bars and other similar chocolate slabs, but the squares it's divided into are slightly larger. The bar consists of 5 rows made of 3 squares, so if you consider the 3 squares to be a 'serving' size then they'll be gone quite quickly!
The wrapper is reclosable for freshness, but I only realised this after tearing into it from anticipation. You can smell the chocolate, which is very tempting, and has a creamy sense to it before you even eat any. The chocolate is smooth and the squares break off very easily because it's fairly fragile.
Each square has 'Milka' engraved on the top, which is a nice finishing touch, and although it feels quite thin the square is slightly wider than average. Biting into this, you'll notice just how soft and smooth it is. You don't actually see any cream - the 'cream' in the description to the cream flavour filling that is mixed into the milk chocolate, which is made with Alpine milk. I'm not sure that Alpine milk makes any difference to me or many others buying this chocolate, but it does make it seem that bit more special and unique. Then again, I guess I would fall for anything!
The chocolate has a rich, quality taste which is delicious, and it's very velvety, creamy and delicate. It reminded me a bit of Lindt Lindor chocolate, because they're 'slabs' are also quite thin and delicate. As a rival, Milka is a strong contender.
Each 100g bar contains 605 calories and 44.5g of fat. The serving size is suggested to be 25g, so per each ¼ of the bar you'll be taking 152 calories and 11g of fat; quite a steep amount considering this chocolate goes down so well and effortlessly!
At 95p per 100g bar, it is a bit pricey. Then again, most big brand chocolate slabs are rather pricey so this is probably about average for something which is of such good quality.
Although I wouldn't buy this regularly, this is definitely something I will buy soon as something indulgent and that bit extra special. Delicious!!
I recently purchased a 100g bar of Milka Cream from Sainsburys for 47p. It is currently on sale from its recommended retail price of 95p.
The marketing team behind Milka Cream have produced an excellent product. The sleek, glossy purple packaging features an idyllic image of a grazing cow, complete with a flourish of milk, which creates a rather luxurious consumer experience before the packaging is even opened.
The chocolate bar itself is remarkably thin, approximately half the depth of its main rival, Cadburys Dairy Milk. The bar consists of a sweet creamy centre, enveloped in soft milky chocolate. On a hot summers' day, this chocolate bar is a glorious treat.
However, on refrigeration the quality of the experience is somewhat ruined. After the bar has been removed from the fridge it can be difficult to distinguish between the chocolate coating and the creamy filling: it simply is not as sweet and satisfying.
Also a word of caution should be sounded: the bar is so long and slender that consumers can be forgiven for thinking that they are probably eating about the same weight of chocolate as in a standard Dairy Milk. Milka Cream is in fact considerably larger, at 100g in weight.
The result is that it is quite easy to eat all or most of the bar across the course of a day. If this product is made a regular addition to your diet, it could spell disaster for your waistline: each bar contains 44.5g of fat, 25.5g of which is artery-clogging saturated fat.
It is also best to supervise children whilst eating this product, as it can become sickly very quickly if too much is eaten in too short a period of time.
Overall, Milka Cream would make a pleasant occasional treat in its unrefrigerated form. However, be wary of the high fat content.
Today my daughter came rushing in with a bar of chocolate from Milka that she claimed was as good as Lindt Lindor only a little lighter in texture, just to let you know I adore Lindor chocolate but find it so unbearably sickly that I don't tend to buy it anymore. I remember eating Milka chocolate years ago, I recognised the purple wrapper and recall enjoying it although it wasn't a brand I came across or bought often.
This particular bar, the Milka Cream, is absolutely delicious and is sure to become a firm favourite. My daughter's description of a Lindor type chocolate was accurate and so was the comment about it being lighter, I think it's a fantastic bar of chocolate and tastes much more luxurious than it's cheap price tag of less than £1 a bar.
The milk chocolate is wonderfully creamy, it's moulded to be fairly thick around a filling that seems to be a kind of very soft chocolate fondant. It's a very sweet bar of chocolate but the consistency of the filling is less oily than the filling in a Lindor bar, it's a far less sickly fondant and feels very creamy on my tongue as it's melting. The texture of Milka Cream is very soft and smooth, the chocolate has a rich flavour which absolutely satisfied any chocolate cravings I had and then the sweet filling gave the bar an added touch of elegance.
You might think, as I did, that Milka is a fun brand - but it's so much more than a playful looking cow and cheap looking wrapper. This bar is as luxurious as any of the more prestigious brands available in the supermarket, it's of surprisingly high quality and extremely moreish. It's very chocolatey in flavour, the milk chocolate works well with the creamy chocolate filling to provide you with an intense chocolate hit that lingers for a while so you can make the bar last and savour every last chunk. I imagine it would work well melted down with some double cream and used as a fondue to dip strawberries or chocolate Fingers in.
As expected, this bar of chocolate isn't low in calories even though it is lighter in taste than Lindor. 100g contains 605 calories and an amazing 44.5g of fat - bear in mind that the chocolate comes in 100g blocks and is so delicious that you'll probably eat the whole thing before you know it! That is an awful lot of calories for something that lasted me half an hour at best; add to this the 44.5g of sugars and this is certainly not a bar to be indulging in too often, luckily I am definitely back to my diet tomorrow so I shall just pretend it doesn't exist until next time I am having a bad week!
I have to admit if you haven't noticed by now I am a bit of a food junkie, I am prone to leaving the house walking into town and if the pennies will allow it coming back with a bag full of goodies to try, pass around the family and then review for you..
I am a chocoholic and I cannot deny it, anything remotely chocolate based that has fallen into my hands I have happily devoured without really thinking about it - that is until I spot in on here and think whooo lets write!!
Well today is no exception although this is not something I have bought today and fallen in love with.. I have been eating this for weeks and I just love it so much I have to keep buying it.. Especially as it is reduced in Tesco at the moment..
~*~ Packaging ~*~
Milka products have a distinctive pale purple packaging, about 20 centimetres long with the purple cow on the front.. I have always associated cows with this chocolate and I am waiting to see a purple and white cow - however I have a feeling I will be disappointed for a long time..
Anyway the actual packet apart from holding a purple cow has a great feature on the back, to take it a resealable packet it can be pulled apart and re-stuck, but as you may have guessed I haven't really used this feature considering I am in love with this chocolate..
~*~ Smell and Taste ~*~
Well after giving a slab of chocolate a sniff I come to the conclusion that it smells sweet, in one word.. Which for being a bar of chocolate is not always a bad thing considering the idea of a chocolate bar is that it is a sweet treat.. From the first smell sometimes things smell sickly, but thankfully this doesn't! The chocolate is meant to be infused with cream but that isn't something you can smell, which is nice because it gives you something nice when you pop it in your mouth..
The taste well, as I begin munching through a slab I am reminded why I like this chocolate so much, even after being in the fridge this chocolate still has a warm taste to it when you first bite into it, the chocolate on its own is creamy regardless of the softer creamier slab in the middle of a chunk of this chocolate.. For those of you who are a fan of Lindt Lindor, the centre of one of those is similar to a bit of this chocolate, except it is a whole lot cheaper.. Thankfully despite this being a cheaper brand on the market you do not loose out on a quality that you need for a chocolate to enjoy...
~*~ Nutritional Information ~*~
Per 100g Bar of Milka Cream Alpine Chocolate...
5.4g of Protein..
44.5g of Carbohydrates of which sugars..
25.5g of Fat of which saturates..
1.8g of Fibre..
0.12g of Sodium
~*~ Overall ~*~
Well this chocolate is probably the favourite at the moment maybe because it is only 58p a bar in Tesco, when it goes up to a normal price I may not be so inclined to buy it, actually I think I'm lying to you there really this chocolate will be a permanaent feature in my fridge for the foreseeable future.. However I don't think I will be buying so much because if you look at the amount of calories that is in even half a bar, it is a high amount, and considering the amount I've eaten I'm feeling a little bad about it! So this is good for a quick sweet treat, if you are caught out and fancy something small but I do not recommend eating a whole bar in one sitting because it is just not healthy.. But it is a very tasty bar of chocolate..
As you may or may not know, I'm a big fan of Milka and have been slowly working my way through as many of their blocks of chocolate as I can get my hands on.
Milka Cream features the new easy to open packets which also ensure extra freshness, I found the packaging a little deceptive as it featured some white cream on the front of it, when opening and biting into the chocolate it became apparent that the cream was not white but instead brown, not that the colour really mattered as it still had a very soft and subtle creaminess to it.
This is tasty, particularly when a few pieces are eaten rather than the whole block as I imagine it would get sickly, having noticed that after a few pieces but one piece here and there is definitely a satisfying treat. Personally I prefer a bit of crunch in my chocolate, so would prefer to aim for the Hazelnut or Earth version but those that like creaminess, this is definitely one you should check out.
As with most of their range, a 100g block consists of about 520 calories.