Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Minty fresh breath with an added taste of chocolate!!
Nestle After Eight
Member Name: tobymummy
Nestle After Eight
Advantages: Great for sharing, Moreish, chocolate!!!
Disadvantages: Could contain more chocolate, excess packaging.
I got invited to my friend's house the other night, for a meal, so whilst out shopping I felt I should contribute and take something. As I knew most people would be driving I decided to avoid the alcohol option. As I walked down the central aisle of Tesco, I heard the chocolate calling me (as it does every time!! Does anyone else get that?) I spotted some 'After Eight' mints as they had a bright yellow label indicting they were on offer: from £2.39 to £2.00, I can't resist a special offer, so placed a pack in my trolley.
After dinner, my friend placed them on the table in front of me, oh dear, what a shame, I would have to open them, then have the first one and think about what I could write in a review, (A night out and I'm still thinking REVIEWS!!!)
I tore off the cellophane wrapper, and opened the dark green box. (I would describe the box, but it looks exactly the same as the picture above,) The back and bottom contains all the information you may need: i.e. contacts, nutritional info, ingredients etc.
After lifting the lid, I removed a thin black layer of paper to reveal, individual black paper cases, which are square, and sealed around 3 edges, the top is open and you can see the edge of the After eight mint inside.
The minty smell really hits you when you open the lid, and wafts around the room, the box was passed around and as you could really smell the mintiness, it encouraged you to want another.
We were very good and only had about 2 each, I found then very moreish and could easily have eaten another 1 or 2..... ok!! maybe more!!!!
At the end of the evening, my friend passed the box back to me and told me to take them home, as she wouldn't eat them, and her husband wasn't allowed choc. I didn't need my arm twisting. Lol!
The next day I went to have an 'After eight' after lunch... mmm after 8am! Does that count? The strong aroma hit me again as I opened the lid, I took a chocolate out and ate it with in two bites, and took out another to examine and write about.
Each chocolate measures 4cm2 and 4mm thick. The whole thing is covered in plain chocolate, which has a glossy sheen to it, the top is all rippled, just likes waves in the sea, the bottom has the swirly after eight lettering repeated across it, which was obviously formed by the mould when the chocolate was made.
Encased inside is a white creamy minty fondant, which is very soft, if you push down too hard whilst holding it, the top chocolate layer cracks and squishes the fondant.
Regardless of how you eat it: nibble slowly, 2 or 3 mouthfuls or in one go, you will find the mint inside to be a fairly strong flavour, it is not overpowering, but it does take over the chocolate taste, It freshens your breath after any meal, even garlic, my mouth still tasted minty after about 20 minutes.
I feel that the dark chocolate and mint do compliment each other, but the layer of chocolate could do with being a little thicker. I do know that you can get a milk chocolate version, but I don't think this would work as well as the plain.
I'm not entirely sure how many mints there were in the box to start with, but there were approximately 25 when I looked at home, with about 10 being eaten after the meal out, so plenty to share with lots of people. If there wasn't as much packing in the box, then you should expect a few more chocolates added, but then the price would probably increase a fair bit, £2.00 is not a bad price for what you get, especially if you compare this to a standard plain choc, mint bar. After eight do produce a chocolate bar, but is only 80g and costs around £1.20. The box I'm reviewing is 300g in weight.
Ingredients and Nutritional information
(For those who may have allergies, or are watching their weight!)
Energy ~ 1759kJ
Protein ~ 2.5g
Carbohydrate ~ 72.9g
Fat ~ 12.9g
Ingredients ~ Sugar, Plain chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa mass, Cocoa butter, Butterfat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring), Glucose syrup, Flavouring, Citric acid, Invertase.
(May contain traces of milk protein)
Contact details: It's good to know!!
PO BOX 203
0800 604 604 UK or 00800 6378 5385 ROI
Summary: Plain chocolate with a peppermint flavoured fondant centre, Yum Yum