“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Egg „
With stores still trying to clear Easter based products it seems like several stores are still trying to get rid of Nestle Aero Filled Eggs, a product that Nestle, one of the biggest food manufacturers in the world are trying to sell on their Aero branding. Of course "Aero" is one of the worlds best known chocolate bars, selling on being the chocolate with bubbles (similar to Wispa and Galaxy Bubbles), though the branding has been extended beyond the plain bars into things like Chocolate mousses, chocolate "bubbles" and now these egg shaped chocolate treats (that have admittedly been around for a while now).
These come in the almost trademark brown and white Aero packaging with with brown bubbles covering the main of the front of a small plastic "bag" type wrapper. This product is seen as the sister product of the Smarties Shakers and for those that have had a "shaker" the product will look identical, it's a milk chocolate egg with markings on it and "Nestle" written across the centre. Sadly after having had the Smarties Shaker recently, this fills me with a slight sense of apprehension. Nestle's milk chocolate has a reputation as being poor and rather tasteless and even dry and bland, although their white chocolate is fantastic this is just plain milk chocolate. Unlike the shakers however these aren't hollow chocolate with Smarties in, instead these are chocolate eggs with an Aero chocolate filling with a soft bubbly texture and what seems like a a better taste. In fact the filling makes this a genuinely enjoyable chocolate snack, something I hadn't expected. This does however seem to taste like one thing, that can be found in a bar...yes, it tastes identical to an Aero bar.
Although these cost 18p (at the moment with stores trying to get them off the shelf) and are usually only available during Easter they don't seem to be anything other than a simple Aero bar put into an egg shape. They are a much better treat than their Smarties sister product but are smaller and thus less filling than the original Aero bars which are basically bigger, easier to eat and better. The product does seem a bit small as well, in fact it's little more than a decent mouthful which just isn't enough.
Nutritional Information (per egg)
Energy 545kj/ 130Kcal
Carbohydrate 14.0g (of which 13.6g are from sugar)
Fat 7.5g (of which 3.7g are saturates)
Salt Equivalent 0.1g
The shops seem to be selling off the last of their Easter treats at the moment and the number of Cadbury Cream eggs on display seem to be steadily decreasing. I will miss some of these egg shaped delights and there is one in particular that I only got round to sampling today. I met a friend of mine for a catchup and she had just visited a couple of shops.
With fantastic foresight, or it may just be that I have have predictable sweet tooth, she had picked up a couple of these Nestle Aero Filled Egg's. Now as I said these had completely passed me by over the Easter period but I was more than happy to give it a go.
I used to love Aero bars when I was younger, the texture and flavour of chocolate was just really yummy. I rarely see them around today, I just seem to see their altered mint version, of which I am not a big fan, so I was really chuffed to have some pure Aero chocolate.
These little eggs came in individual wrappers and I would say they were around the size of a Cadbury Cream Egg. They held no suprises... they were simply an egg shaped piece of Aero chocolate, but you know what I think they tasted fabulous.
The airy bubble in the chocolate were exactly as I remembered and also prevented it from being sickly. I really enjoyed this little blast from the past and will make more of an effort to seek out a proper Aero bar from now on.
The 25g egg did cost 46p from Tesco's but I think they may be tricky to find in stores now. On the upside, if you do manage to find them, they well be reduced down to not a lot.
After Easter loads of egg themed chocolates in my local Tesco were half price, so I simply couldn't resist buying a few. One of these products was the Nestle Aero Filled Egg. I didn't fancy it at full price (around 40-50p I believe), but at 21p I thought it was a bargain.
The Nestle chocolate eggs are slightly different to the likes of Cadbury's et al, chiefly because of the packaging. Whereas most chocolate eggs are wrapped in foil, the Nestle eggs are contained in little foil-based packets, just like normal sweet packets really. The disadvantage to this is that it is much more difficult to tell how big or small the egg is - the packaging does make the egg look bigger at first sight (or am I just being cynical?). On the other hand, the larger packaging does mean that a lot more information about the egg can be printed on the packet.
The pack itself is the recognisable Aero packaging - brown bubbles on a white background, with a picture of the egg on the front. It is simple yet attractive. The packaging notes that the egg may contain traces of nuts, wheat gluten and egg. One egg contains 130 calories, which is a surprisingly low amount compared to what I was expecting, and I was pleasantly surprised! Contact details for Nestle also appear on the pack.
So how did the egg itself taste? Well, after opening the packet (thanks to a helpful 'tear open here' instruction near the top) I found a chocolate egg with a unique wavy pattern. It was around the same size as similar eggs by Cadbury's and Galaxy. The egg had obviously been made in two halves and when I bit into it they came apart, so it's best to be aware of this so that you can try not to make so many crumbs!
The egg has quite a thick shell, and inside is bubbly Aero chocolate. I do like Nestle chocolate for a change: it is quite creamy, and works well with both the thick shell and the light texture of the bubbles. The egg satisfied my chocolate craving without being too heavy. I don't normally like a whole bar of Aero - for some reason I find it too heavy even despite the light bubbles - but the amount of chocolate here is just right. It's not the most amazing or exciting egg ever, but it does a good job.
I would recommend this, but as it's well after Easter by now I suspect there won't be any more in the shops. Oh well, there's always next year!