Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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NestlÚ Aero Bubbles
Member Name: FrostBite
NestlÚ Aero Bubbles
Disadvantages: Dry mouthfeel.
I've always loved my chocolate and christmas time is when I am at my most indulgent. I think I have 'eyes are bigger than my belly syndrome' so ended up buying two boxes of chocolate, plus 2kg of bars and recieving gifts of sweetie tins. Heaven you may think?! No! I am on a fixed diet for training purposes so have only just managed to get to the bottom of my Nestle Aero mint Bubbles box.
Aero is a type of chocolate made my Nestle filled with tiny air bubbles and available on sale across the UK and selected countries around the world. The process of creating the Aero was patented in 1935 by Rowntree in the year of its launch and the mint variety was introduced in the 1970s; as Rowntree began losing money in the 1980s they were bought by the Swiss company Nestle. There have been and still are several varieties of Aero on sale which include original, caramel, dark chocolate, white chocolate, latte, crispy and orange. Bubbles have only been introduced to the UK and Canadian markets in three flavours - mint, original and orange whith orange being for a limited period. Nestle now only use natural ingredients in their mint based products.
I bought the christmas box of bubbles which was ú3.00 for 300g and this contains an average of 92 individual sweets; the packs also come in 36g sweets for around 50p (11 sweets); or a sharing bag of 135g for about ú1.69 (41 sweets).
The box is slightly textured on the outer surface and has the light greeen colouring around the edges and sides fading into white where the logo sits on every side of the box. The logo is brown with the bubbles depicted on the word 'Aero' and green bubbles coming from the 'o' and the red Nestle above the logo. The box has snowflakes all over, the image of a green ribbon along the boarder (as if it could be a gift) and different bubbles images (baubles and sweets) all over the box. The back of the box contains ingredients information, company information and nutritional information.
Nutritional information (per 100g):
When I opened the box I was greeted with a rather plain white bag which was a little bit disappointing; I opened the bag and in there were a mass of little brown balls. The balls are approx 1.7cm across and are depicted to scale on the box and bags. The balls used to have a green centre which I remember from being a child but due to new health awareness Aero removed this in 2011 and the balls are just flavoured chocolate. I find that the change of chocolate has made the bubbles rather dry when eaten; the after feel is a 'furriness' on my tongue and I find I need to drink a lot of water or tea to remove it.
As a chocolate to eat with a hot drink then they are okay as they melt well and feel cold against the warm liquid which is nice. I would not recommend them if you want to eat a lot of chocolate due to the dry feel in the mouth; I much prefer Dairy Milk!
Summary: An average minty chocolate treat.