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I'm not usually a fan of milk chocolate, finding it a bit on the sickly side, but somehow this made it into my trolley in Sainsburys this week. I bought it for the offer price of 59p instead of the usual £1.19 RRP. Each bar contains 100g of chocolate that is easily split into individual chunks. The chocolate is literally a cow print of mainly alpine milk chocolate with white chocolate blobs if you like, hence the name. It tastes delicious and is very moreish! The chocolate is melt in your mouth, and even after being in the fridge is not all that hard; it is very milky tasting and quite creamy. I was surprised to read on the ingredients list that this contains hazelnut paste, so it's one to avoid if you have an allergy, and perhaps Milka should make it clearer. Overall, I have really enjoyed this, it didn't last for long and I will be buying it again.
I love Milka chocolate and it is one of my favourite brands. Happy Cows comes in 100g bars and I buy it from Tesco at the usual price of 97p. My boyfriend brought this home as a little treat one day and now I can't get enough of it. The packaging is a pretty purple colour and looks very similar to the other Milka products, so be careful to check that you're picking up the correct type. The bar is set in a traditional chocolate block shape, rectangular with small cross-sections that make it easy to break pieces off. It's quite thin compared to chunkier chocolate bars like Dairy Milk. Milka have made a unique product here, as it combines milk chocolate and white chocolate into one bar and the different types of chocolate are merged to form a cow-print pattern. It looks really cute and the combination really works. I love the sweetness of this chocoate, it's really creamy and light with a lovely smooth texture. The nutritional values are pretty standard considering it's a bar of choccy and sadly that's never going to be a healthy option. It's a perfect little sweet treat and if you're not careful you can end up eating quite a lot of it as it doesn't get sickly. The white and milk chocolates blend together and I couldn't really pick out the separate flavours. I am hooked on the taste and now buy this regularly. Ingredients: Alpine Milk Chocolate (85%): Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Milk Fat, Hazelnut Paste, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring (Vanillin), Milk Chocolate contains: Cocoa Solids 30% minimum, Milk Solids 18% minimum, White Chocolate (15%): Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Milk Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring, Contains Milk, Hazelnuts, Soya. Nutritional content: Typical Values per 100g bar Energy 2215 kJ 530 kcal Protein 6.3 g Carbohydrate 59.5 g of which sugars 58.5 g Fat 29.5 of which saturates 17.5 g Fibre 1.5 g Sodium 0.17 g
I have always loved Milka's creamy texture. It reminds me of being at Primary School and receiving some gorgeous Chocolate that my friends dad brought back from his trip to France. I have tried and loved other bars from the range so was delighted to try out the new 'Happy Cows' Milka bar which I received as a freebie from Milka. What is Happy Cows? Happy Cows is a traditional Alpine Milk Chocolate bar with white chocolate which bears the resemblance of a cow print design, with the milk chocolate being the main part of the bar, with the white chocolate bearing the the big splodges of cow print. Taste test I adored this bar. The minute you put it in your mouth the chocolate melts away and is so creamy and delightful to taste. I much prefer this to Cadbury's. I loved the milk chocolate tatse mixed with hints of whit chocolate, it was so yummy. The bar itself contained around 16 pieces for a 100g bar which was more than enough. I didn't eat it in one go but had 3 squares a day to savour the splendid taste. My only minor issues is that often the white chocolate would break or seperate away from the bar in a thin layer where it hadn't bonded with the milk chocolate. This didn't take away from the taste but if improved, would make it so much better. The bar contains 133 calories per 25g which I think is fair. You can reclose the packaging to seal in the freshness which I think is a very nice touch. Overall a lovely treat!
Milka - a brand of chocolate which has been in existence for over 100 years - although they are now owned by those evil food giants Kraft (boo hiss for shutting down Cadburys) I first had Milka ski- ing. There is something about expending all that energy whizzing down the slopes and then putting all the calories straight back in by eating loads of chocolate. Milka is an Austrian Brand and if you watch any of the skiing world cups you will always see that it is sponsored by Milka - see chocolate must be good for you. Ingrediants Much like other milk chocolate brands there is lots of cocoa, milk and sugar. Very few nasty ingrediants in this. Nutrition Well chocolate is never good for you - unless you eat the 75% dark cocoa version - so the less said about this the better. Having said that this is no worse than other chocolate. What is "Happy Cows?" A bar of chocolate which is both milk and white chocolate cunningly interspersed with each other. It doesnt have pictures of cows smiling on the bar which is a bit disappointing! It is a very rich chocolate bar although I have to admit that this does not stop me eating at least 50gm at once! It has a very creamy consistency which I love. Stockists Over the past year Milka have invaded the UK - they are suddenly in every supermarket and petrol station. Prices range from 50p for 100gm on special offers ( See Tesco / Sainsbury) to 97p for a 100gm in my local Tesco normally. Cheaper, than some other chocolate brands. What do I think? I LOVE this bar of chocolate. The milk and white chocolate mix goes so well together. It is a very sweet and creamy bar so if you prefer dark chocolate I would suggest that this is not for you. If you have a very sweet tooth like me and cant get enough creamy chocolate. I have to admit that I did struggle buying this when I found out that Kraft now own the company, and especially following their announcement on Cadbury but unfortunately I just love the chocolate so much that I gave in and bought it anyway. Milka is not produced using organic or fair trade products so if you are ethical shopper then again it is probably not for you. Otherwise I would recommend this - it is a yummy, scrummy chocolate bar!
Moooooooooo! *About the Product* Milka was created in 1901. It is a range of chocolate bars made by Kraft Foods and made from milk from cows who graze in the Alpines. There are currently 6 varieties in the range and the one i am reviewing is called Happy Cows. Happy Cows is milk chocolate with white chocolate added to it. *The Packaging* The bar of chocolate comes wrapped in a resealable lilac packet. One the front there is the name of the bar, a picture of the Milka cow and a picture of the chocolate aswell as a calorie content indicator. The back of the packet gas the ingredients, company details, nutritional information, best before date and size of the bar. *Ingredients* The main ingredients are For the milk chocolate - sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, cocoa mass, whey powder, milk fat, hazelnut paste, emulsifier, flavouring. For the white chocolate - sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, milk fat, emulsifier and flavouring. Warnings - contains milk, hazelnuts, soya and may contain traces of other nuts or wheat. *Nutritional Information* Each 100g bar contains 530kcal, 6.3g protein, 58.5g sugar, 29.5g fat (17.5g that saturates). *Availability* Milka is available from Poundland, Lidl etc. Poundland are currently running an offer for 3 for £2 for a 100g bar and you can mix and match between varities. *My Opinion* I love this chocolate! My Mum first introduced me to this when she brought some home from a trip to Austria and i fell in love with it. The smell is delicious and it melts in your mouth though i do feel awful eating it as its so laider with calories that i could be doing without at the moment! I haven't seen much of this around in stores over the years but spotted it when i went into Poundland today. I bought 3 bars, this one, the normal milk chocolate and the cream one for £2 for the lot. I have ate a few pieces but will keep the rest for the weekend otherwise i will be ill with toothache as it very sweet and shouldn't be consumed all at once! Note to self :) One thing i wasn't aware of before today is that it has hazelnuts in it..i don't like nuts and i certainly cannot taste any in the chocolate which is a bonus! Go on, indulge!
I discovered this lovely lovely lovely chocolate more by luck than judgement and wooowww i am so glad i did, it is now by a country mile my favourite type of chocolate! I went to Sainsburys before a 10 hour shift at work thinking il have some chocolate to keep me going and went to look for the Sainsburys basic chocolate which is cheap and fairly nice but they didnt have any. The chocolate above was Milka, Milka alpine and Milka happy cow which was half price at 47p so i decided to give it a whirl. The apperance of the wrapper is a purple wrapper with the look of the chocolate on the front which has an easy opening at the top which can be re sealed. The chocolates apperance is usualy milk chocolate apperance but with some of the squares white chocolate and looks like a cow print. The taste is amazing. Its creamy, its not overally sickly and the blend of white and milk chocolate is genious. Its the best of both into one. The normal price would be about £1. Which is fairly steep as the bar is quite small, at the moment its at half price at Sainsburys and i have already bought 3 bars of it. All values per 100g (average sized bar) and 25g (serving size) Energy: 530kcal 133kcal Protein: 63g 1.6g Carbs: 59.5g 15.0g of which sugars: 58.5g 14.5g Fat: 29.5g 7.4g of which saturates: 17.5g 4.4g Fibre: 1.5g 0.4g Sodium: 0.17g 0.04g As a summary - i can not speak highy enough of it
I first discovered 'Happy Cows' in Stuttgart when I was 15. Over in Germany (and I presume other German speaking countries) it's known as 'Kuhlflecken', which roughly translated means cow markings - an apt name for a product which resembles the coat patterns of your average cow! Milka isn't sold as widely in the UK as it is on the continent, where it's as common or even more so than Cadbury in places! You can only really get it here in a few varieties; I've seen Happy Cows, normal milk, caramel and once the biscuit sandwich one. This is a massive shame considering there is a huge range of varieties! As with all Milka chocolates, the distinctive violet packaging helps it stand out amongst the more common reds and blacks of the sweetie shelf. Onto our Happy Cows though... The basic description of this product would be that it's a bar of milk chocolate, with white chocolate inlayed over the top randomly. In a bar of 100g, you get 15 squares in rows of 3 each and the overal pattern runs through the bar, not just the squares. On opening the packet, you find that like other German or European chocolate products such as Ritter bars, it has a handy 'snap and unwrap' guide on the back. Personally though, I don't like using it because it leaves the chocolate too far open and I end up eating it all! Taste wise, the milk chocolate is smooth and creamy and the white is the same. The chocolate is of a high quality relative to it's price - Remember, we're not talking Hotel Chocolat price here, more Tesco value +1 - and it breaks into chunks nicely. I tend to refridgerate or even whack mine in the freezer for a few hours before I want to eat it but I never leave it there as I've found it can occasionally go a bit soggy, and the packaging isn't really heavy duty enough not to absorb flavours. Garlic tainted chocolate just aint nice... Quite simply, there's nothing about this product that would make me want to leave it on the shelf. The taste is great, the size is good for the price and the memories of a few very good holidays are well worth it. I don't normally do nutritional info but as the bar is sat right in front of me, here we go! All values per 100g (average sized bar) and 25g (serving size) Energy: 530kcal 133kcal Protein: 63g 1.6g Carbs: 59.5g 15.0g of which sugars: 58.5g 14.5g Fat: 29.5g 7.4g of which saturates: 17.5g 4.4g Fibre: 1.5g 0.4g Sodium: 0.17g 0.04g
After trying out the Milka Carmel variety in this range and absolutely loving it I just had to go back to Sainsbury's to grab another bar cos at the offer price of 47p a bar (for a 100g which is 15 chunks!) as I knew I had to grab one fast! There are several varieties available in this range and as I had tried the caramel I decided it was time to move and try something different (though I have to admit even though I did so I bought another caramel one too at the same time....well they were on offer lol). The Packaging: Lilac coloured plastic oblong wrapper and on the front there is a small cow on there with the word Milka written across it's body and there is a picture of the chocolate on the front. I am told that it is indeed Milka 'Happy Cows' 'Alpine Milk And White Chocolate and that 25g = 133 calories and I'm show a small diagram of how easy the packet is to undo and reseal. Other information on the back of the packet includes a list of ingredients and allergy advice is given, a nutritional breakdown is given and contact details for Kraft (the manufacturers of Milka products) is listed. Nice packet, informative enough and I like the fact it's easy to open and store if saving some chocolate for later (yeah right lol). The Chocolate Itself: Well I opened up my chocolate and yep there was three rows of 5 chunks of chocolate. Smooth looking with a slight gloss to them and this chocolate is milk chocolate colour with white splodges of chocolate splattered over the top of them which is smoothed into the milk chocolate. The chocolate doesn't snap off cleanly and you do end up with usually more than one square but hey ho minor niggle there. It looks nice enough, is quite thin chocolate and has the word Milka engraved onto every piece and has a slight chocolate aroma to it. However I found this disappointing to be honest. Yep the milk chocolate was nice enough. Quite sweet but naturally so and very creamy and in my view Milkas usual good quality. I'm not moaning about the white chocolate but I did wonder why it was there at all. I mean I could see it and it looked nice and a bit cow like if you like but it didn't add any flavour to the chocolate. The milk chocolate flavour was all I got from this and the splodges felt to me like they were simply in it for decoration. Verdict; I'm not going to say I didn't like it cos it was nice enough but I expected the white chocolate to give something other than make it look pretty. Yep good quality bar and nice enough but certainly in my humble opinion there best yet! Allergy Advice; Contains: Milk, hazelnuts, soya, May contain traces of other nuts and wheat Nutritional Information per 100g (the whole bar): Energy; 530Kcal Protein; 6.3g Carbohydrate: 59.5g of which sugars: 58.5g Fat: 29.5g of which saturates: 17.5g Fibre: 1.5g Sodium: 0.17g Available in all good supermarkets etc priced usually at about £1.29 a bar.