I like the Sainsbury's own make milk chocolate even though it is crazy cheap so I decided to be a bit adventurous and try the Morrison's cheapest milk chocolate. It is called Morrison's Savers now, and costs 30p for a big 100g bar.
My first surprise is this feels thinner than other chocolate and instead of big chunky squares, this is divided into lots of smaller ones. Maybe this is good if you want some portion control as nibbling a couple of squares would not mean eating lots of chocolate. I would like it thicker because being thin makes the chocolate seem cheaper. Ok, I know it is cheap.
But the taste is just lovely. It is not as creamy as my favourite Dairy Milk but I think it is tastier than the other cheap chocolate. It tastes stronger and more chocolatey, which I know is weird when it is chocolate. But some are just really sweet and weak and don't satisfy a chocolate craving. This one does. And it makes great brownies which I love baking. I think it would be great to use in something like a big chocolate cake because it would taste good but be cheaper to make.
This does smell just like other chocolate , which is yummy, and it looks delicious if you don't count that it is not so chunky. I would recommend this if you want a chocolate treat that is nice and cheap or if you want to do some baking and cut your expenses. It is my favourite own brand bar so far and I would buy it again.
The thing you have to keep in mind with this chocolate is that it's incredibly cheap. You're not going to get the same quality as a branded, or Morrison's own (non-savers) chocolate.
The packaging is fairly standard for the Savers range, plain white paper with a blue picture of a bar of chocolate on it, wrapped around the foil which protects the chocolate.
It tastes pretty much like milk chocolate is supposed to. It tastes a little too fatty/creamy for my preferences, but it's not overwhelming or repulsive, so it still tastes pretty decent overall.
It's kind of grainier than other milk chocolates I've bought, I'm not quite sure why, but it does seem a little at odds with how creamy it tastes. This does detract a little from the overall experience, but again it's not something that would stop me buying it because it is 30p for 100g.
It is divided up into squares (rectangles in this case) much like any other bar of chocolate, the squares are smaller than most so it lasts longer (if like me you eat a square at a time).
The smaller squares make it easier to divide it up roughly without actually having to weigh it. This is just something that I found slightly convenient. The smaller squares also help it melt quicker than some other chocolates when put in a fondue pot. I found that the slight graininess disappears completely once it's been melted and turned into rice crispie cakes or the like and it's one of my favourites to dip grapes in.
As you may know I love cooking especially desserts so in my local Morrisons today I got the sudden urge to do some baking. I decided on my favourite of chocolate cream pie and went off to find some bars of chocolate when I came across Morrisons value milk chocolate for mere 30p for a 100g bar and snatched up two bars to melt for my pie.
The chocolate comes in a rectangle shaped thick paper covering with thin foil underneath to keep it fresh. It is coloured in a rather gaudy looking yellow and blue which I find quite eye catching but makes it look quite cheap and unappealing so I had to look past the packaging and more at the bargain of a price. Also on the front was the simple words of "Milk Chocolate" with the Morrisons value logo located right next to it. Now was the time for the most important bit.
The Taste Test~~~~~~
Although I was melting it with thick double cream, vanilla and maple syrup I couldn't resist having a cheeky little pinch of a square and I was pleasantly surprised as it was creamy,delicious and sweet but it definitely had the feeling that there was just something missing or that could just have been because I'm more accustomed to cadbury's or nestles.
I found it was easy to snap apart and didn't leave a mess or crumble when doing so and melting it within the cream was relatively easy although it did clump together for a little bit before nicely separating and blending smoothly to make a lovely thick and dark consistency.
Pouring it into the pastry case was easy and it spread out nicely across the pastry without leaving any sort of lumps or bumps or sticking to the pan either, it was value chocolate that made a gorgeous cream pie and I'll be having another slice after I finish writing.
The Final Word~~~~~~~
As I have said before at 30p this is such a bargain and fantastic for melting and cooking I will certainly be buying this again hopefully to make my own chocolate bags for Christmas, so I would be quick and go buy a bar before I start to stock up and there is none left.
Lovely and creamy it can certainly rival some of the more expensive brands out there and for the price you cannot go wrong so even if you don't like it you won't of wasted any money.
This is MY chocolate every time; it's good for the bank balance and just as unhealthy as a Dairy Milk or Galaxy, where can you go wrong in buying this?!
I've noticed that a lot of people don't like the cheaper versions of chocolate, but I love them! Not just because they're only 27p across stores like Morrisons, Asda and Tesco, but because they taste exactly the same at less than half the price of other milk chocolate bars! People may disagree, but I think the only slight difference is that you can probably taste that it's lacking in something, I haven't quite figured it out yet but it still tastes that nice I don't notice much!
I started out on the 'Value choccie' at Tesco, and as I only have a Morrisons nearby now I've had to settle for that. It doesn't add much to your shopping bill, it's nice for a little treat for one or two of you as the bar is so conveniently weighed at 100g, and the wrapper is such a nice yellow it's hard to say no! I only wish the fruit and nut chocolate was the same price...
Once you open the Morrisons yellow wrapper you'll find some tin foil - this may be cheap chocolate but they don't skimp on the packaging! You don't get tin foil in Dairy Milks but apparently they're some of the best! Past the tin foil is the lovely, brown goodness (never thought I'd say that...) split off into 10, slightly unmanageable, chunks of chocolate. I say unmanageable because I know I have a rather large mouth when it comes to food, but I am never able t fit a full one of these squares into my mouth ever. I like to have a big chunk of chocolate to suck on it and make it last longer, but with these I end up hurting my teeth just to get that sizeable chunk! I definitely wouldn't recommend putting this in the fridge before you eat it either as it's hard enough to split the squares up and then eat them straight out the shop, it's murder trying to do it when it's cold!
There's no fancy design or pattern on this chocolate, a few dots or waves across each of the squares to let you know how many there are and where they are so you know where to break them, not that the big fat gap down the middle doesn't tell you that of course. It's your usual milk chocolate colour; light brown. And that's probably all I can tell you about something that is a variety of one of the most common things known to the human species these days!
It's worth a try if you're looking to cut costs but not cut treats, and I've found that by sharing a bar with my boyfriend it helps me cut back on how much I spend and also how much we both eat - even though I could devour one of those easily they are that NICE, I know I shouldn't and I allow him half the bar to stop those naughty urges. Sometimes (=
I do a lot of baking and being a student and a mum, price is always a key issue. I ended up spending so much on baking, using well known branded ingredients, it wasn't worth it! So I gave Morrisons value chocolate a go. I bought the Milk and dark chocolate varieties and both were of equal standard.
The product is a 100g bar for 28p (i think!). It comes in a yellow foil rapper and has a blue logo on the front.
The price is a big one here, at only 28p I can make buns for 15 people with only this. Its great value for money!
The bar is 100g, this is really useful as many recipes I use need exactly 100g of chocolate!
The chocolate smells really chocolately and has a lovely taste. I shy away from the well known brands as I find the chocolate a little too sickly. This on the other hand is great, its chocolately without that overpowering sweetness.
The chocolate is split into pieces which can be broken off, very handy if you just want to nibble on one piece!
The chocolate doesnt seem to melt so easily in the hand as other more expensive makes, its really child-friendly when baking- the peices can be easily broken and they dont smear so much chocolate all over themselves! win win!
Less packagin than other brands, just a foil layer- less waste, better for the environment.
The packaging is very 'value looking' and basic, might put some people off. But don't be fooled, the chocolate is great!
I have to admit that I prefer the dark to the milk variety, for for baking you really can't tell the difference between the value pack and Cadbury.
I would highly recommend
Morrison's isn't a shop we are often in, but when we have the need to go to the next town away which has a Morrison's in it, we will stop in and usually pick a few things up. I saw some of these Chocolate bars in a dump bin in the Chocolate ais;e and thought it was worth a try. At only 28p for the 100g bar then it was way cheaper than the other ones out there. I knew it wouldn't be up to the same standard as perhaps the brand named Chocolate, but it was worth a try and then I could review it and earn my money back.
This was just a block of Chocolate in a paper type of wrapper. The wrapper looked basic and cheap with the Value colouring on it, but it's all about the Chocolate, not how the pack looks.
The block was a bit thinner in width compared to a large bar of Cadbury's. It was sectioned into smaller squares and when I opened this it smelt alright. Not a overwhelming Milky scent, but a sort of Cocoa scent with a lighter scent mixed through it.
I was surprised at how nice this tasted. Yes, it did taste a bit more cheap and you know that this is a cheaper taste than others out there, but it was a nice enough Chocolate and alos probably be suitable for home baking as well.
I won't be giving up my brand named Chocolate, but this I wouldn't mind to have now and again. A cheap and quite cheerful bar of Chocolate.
As I have mentioned before, I like chocolate. I have also taste-tested most of the economy brands on the market (with the possible exception of Aldi) and, as Morrisons also have a Value Milk Chocolate, I can now say where it comes in my list of likes.
The bar itself is packaged in the signature colours of the Value brand - predominantly yellow - with blue on it. You can also buy their cheaper chocolate in either Plain or Fruit and Nut varieties, but I don't really like either of them.
Open the wrapper and the chocolate does not look bad - it has a slight oldish tint to it and smells a little bit "dusty". However, for 29p for a 100g when you're strapped for cash, it isn't too bad. When it breaks, it doesn't have the satisfying "snap" that something like Cadbury's Dairy Milk does; possibly because it is much thinner.
Breaking off a piece and putting it into my mouth, I would say I was a little underwhelmed. The chocolate had a dusty taste to it, too, but it was not altogether unpleasant. It was a dusty cross between Galaxy and Dairy Milk, and very definitely an acquired taste. I can see no reason why it would not work well in baking, as it does taste more chocolatey than some cooking chocolates I've worked with in the past.
This chocolate rates quite far down my personal list of Value tested chocolates behind Sainsbury's, Asda and Lidl. It's good for a quick pick me up or if there isn't much in the kitty, but it's not for me. You get what you pay for, I guess.
I am not a big use of Morrison`s supermarket but I go occasionally when I visit my daughters as she has one close by, just recently on a visit to Morrison`s I purchased some of their own brand value milk chocolate and I genuinely have no idea why as I really only like Cadbury chocolate.
I did not like this chocolate but I thought well at least the grand kids will eat it and perhaps even hubby as he is not so fussy but the truth is everyone found this chocolate repulsive, I would compare it to cooking chocolate but that would be unfair to most cooking chocolate as I have to be honest and say that I would not even use this for crispy cakes for a kids party.
It seems to melt quickly on the tongue but not smoothly, it is almost as if it has grains of something in it and it has a very sweet unnatural chocolate taste and there is certainly not a glass and a half of milk in this stuff.
At 23p for a 100g bar I perhaps should have expected this but I have to say I did think the kids would eat it but it seems this stuff is too poor for anyone to enjoy.
As some of you know I spend all day looking after my 2 year old sister while my mum and dad are working (some gap year, huh? My mate's in Thailand!) and sometimes we do a bit of cooking. My fave thing to make is chocolate fairy cakes with chocolate topping and I always use Tesco Value chocolate to make the topping because it tastes wicked on the cakes and melts proper easy too.
Yesterday though I was in Morrisons and couldn't be bothered going all the way to Tesco just for chocolate so I brought the Morrisons cheapo value chocolate that cost about 29p for 100g. It comes in a bright yellow wrapper so you can't miss it and I brought the milk chocolate but there was also dark and white there.
I used most of it for the chocolate topping and it tasted exactly the same as the Tesco one, when I melt it I mix it with icing sugar and other bits so even dead cheap chocolate tastes good like that. It took a bit longer to melt but that was ok because I nuke mine and it was only an extra 16 seconds, I reckon you'd have to watch if your doing in a pan through because it might burn if you don't stir it properly.
I had a piece to try straight off the bar and it was ok but not a chocolate I'd want to eat even if I was skint! It's very hard and thinking about it that's why it took so long to melt in the microwave, it doesn't hardly melt at all in my mouth and that was a shame because the bit that did melt felt nice and creamy.
The taste isn't that bad but it's very cheap tasting and you can tell just from the flavour of it that its mega cheap chocolate. It hasn't got a creamy taste at all and tasted a bit fatty to me, my other sister is 10 and she likes to get as many sweets for her pocket money as she can and last week she brought a massive bag of cheap chocolate buttons from the corner shop and this chocolate tastes like buying 100 chocolate buttons for 35p! lol
With Xmas coming up you've probably got some cooking to do so you should try this chocolate for that but keep some good stuff for munching on!
Morrisons Value Milk Chocolate is only 27p for 100g. The plain blue and yellow outer packaging isn't exactly attractive, but that is to be expected for a cheap, value chocolate, and is paper so can be recycled. The chocolate inside is wrapped in foil, which can be recycled too. This sets it apart from many other brands, as their packaging often can't be recycled, so it is better for the environment.
If you are not put off by the packaging, you will find the actual product is actually quite tasty! Being a lot cheaper, it's obviously not as good as Cadburys, or other premium chocolates, but it is certainly value for money and a lot better than I first expected. After eating around 50g of it, the chocolate does get quite sickly, like other milk chocolate does. The texture of the chocolate is very good, and melts well in the mouth!
The nutritional values per 100g are about average for milk chocolate (around 500 calories per 100g), so it's not really any better for you than the more expensive brands.
This chocolate is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers as it may contain traces of nuts.
In conlusion, besides the unattractive packaging, this product is quite good quality. Being only 27p, it is definitely good value. I would suggest this chocolate is better for use in cooking than just as a snack, but is good value either way.
Always looking to make home baking as cheap as possible, I often gravitate toward the value ranges of chocolate in the supermarket, and Morrisons value milk chocolate I have found to be one of the best.
Unlike plain chocolate, the quality of milk chocolate is not so crucial in baking, and having used this chocolate now for several years, as chunks in brownies, or as part of a ganache for cakes, I have never had any complaints from anyone.
Eating it alone however you will notice some difference, and find the quality to be lacking from other brands. The chocolate has a pleasant texture, very smooth, but doesn't melt in your mouth the way galaxy and cadburys do. It also lacks the richness of more expensive brands, and can taste rather artificially sweet. When combined with other ingredients, this doesn't come across, but eating a square on its own doesn't give anywhere to hide.
The chocolate is around 30p for 100g, which is good value, although more and more often 200g bars of cadburys or galaxy can be found for £1, which if you are going to eat any of the chocolate by itself, I would strongly recommend.
Morrison's value milk chocolate is, in my opinion, a very good buy.
If you're short of cash and fancy a bit of choccie then this really is a good buy.
The chocolate itself is actually very nice. Obviously not as nice as Cadbury's or Galaxy chocolate but I would say it's much nicer than Nestle chocolate!
For 32p for a 100g bar you cannot go wrong!! Aswell as just eating the chocolate, it's good for cooking. I make my rocky road cakes and my cornflake cakes with these and they turn out brilliant every time!
However I have tried melting the chocolate and using it as a topping for cakes (i.e. my mars bar krispies recipe). The chocolate does seem to turn slightly white when it's refridgerated so I wouldn't recommend you use it for that!!
In my opinion this chocolate is also nicer than tesco's own chocolate. Think it may be cheaper aswell.
You can also buy Morrison's value dark chocolate which is a couple of pence cheaper than the milk chocolate!
So if you fancy a bar of chocolate, try one of these, cheaper than a small bar of cadbury's and you get more!!
Honestly, it's worth it!
While looking to down size our shopping buget i started to bake my own children after school nd packed lunch snacks instead of the pre-made ones. I brought some Morrisons value milk chocolate. Firstly i made some cookies using the Morrisons value milk chocolate broken up into small chuncks. The children tasted the cookies and loved them. The chocolate worked well and did't burn too greatly as some can. The next recipe i tried was for chocolate muffins, again i chopped the Morrisons value milk chocolate into small chuncks and added to muffin mixture. After baking them and allowing them to cool slightly which was a real test of my resolve. The Muffins were very moist and very chocolaty. The children loved the flovour and i loved the price as both the cookies and the muffins were costing only a fraction of those we used to buy from the supermarkets. As with many Value branded products i find by themselves they are rather bland but use as an ingredient for another dish they great value for money.
I'm going to review the dark chocolate version.
I've not used it to cook with only to eat.
I'm not a huge fan of dark chocolate, infact I always prefer milk but due to it's distinctly higher cocoa content (often up to 70%) than milk chocolate I sometimes have Morrisons Betterbuy dark chocolate for it's increased iron content (being a runner I figured if I was going to give in to chocolate I might at least make it vaguely healthy!).
I've found this quite a decent chocolate to eat (Unlike the milk chocolate version which is rather disappointing). It's not a deep bar - quite thin in fact but it is quite nice considering it's very cheap price! I feel alot better about scoffing a few bits of chocolate when I know it's only cos me 30p or there abouts! ;)
It doesn't compare to the likes of say Bournville but then it doesn't cost £1 either! So it's swings and round abouts really - you get what you pay for, if you're looking for a really good chocolate experience give it a miss, if you're counting the calories and pennies it's really good :)
I like my food and I love good chocolate so what, you might think, am I doing buying and reviewing a "value" brand of chocolate? Put simply, my 2 year old loves making rice crispie cakes but, depending on his mood, isn't that good at keeping the chocolate (or anything else) in the bowl and we end up with a lot of wasted ingredients. To counter the waste I tend to have "cheap" ingredients so that I'm not too worried what happens during one of these culinary experiments.
I've bought cheap chocolate in the past and, whilst I wouldn't choose it given free choice some is actually not that bad - Tesco own brand (not value) chocolate springs to mind. Morrisons is something altogether different though.
Packaged, as one would expect, in plain yellow Morrisons value wrapping this isn't a bar of chocolate you'd br proud to bring out, and, if I'm honest, the garish wrapper is a real clue as to how bad this is!
The taste is totally artificial and, dare I say it, far worse than cheap cooking chocolate (like Scott's Blocks). The chocolate is quite thin for a tablet bar and there's no satisfying "snap" when you break it up. Colour-wise this looks relatively normal for a milk chocolate bar although it would look slightly pale next to Dairy Milk and very pale next to a Green & Blacks or similar premium market milk chocolate. There's a sheen to the chocolate but, alas, this doesn't live through on the taste.
On the palate there is no disguising that this is cheap chocolate. There's not much of a smell and the taste is predominantly artificial. You won't get that satisfying "I melt at body temperature" feeling in your mouth if you place a piece in and wait for it to melt, rather, you'll have a dry, almost cloying taste that's about as far from a pleasurable chocolate experience as I can imagine. There's not, thankfully, much of an aftertaste, either good or bad. The length of the finish is incredibly short, despite the advertised 30% cocoa solids.
For kiddie cooking it fails rather too - although it melts fairly well and will form a smooth paste when set it tends to be very crumbly/flakey and as a result makes for messy eating of said rice crispie cakes!
At 23p a 100g bar maybe I shouldn't be complaining as much but this is one value product that should be rebranded as no-value. It won't make it into my experimental basket again!