Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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There are none left, it's just empty sleeves!
Nestle After Eight
Member Name: scobeyjohnson
Nestle After Eight
Advantages: Great taste of dark chocolate and peppermint
Disadvantages: Eat too many and the calories will add up
If you get invited to a friend's house for dinner or maybe if you are having a celebration at certain times of the year with members of your family, after you have eaten and you are sitting together talking or playing games often the chocolates are passed around for everyone to have. Cadbury Roses or Quality Street can be very nice with a cup of tea or coffee but a very famous brand is After Eights from Nestle.
They are after dinner mints and I guess they are called After Eights as by that time you have quite possibly finished your evening meal but hey they taste splendid at any time of day really. Boxes of these are instantly recognisable with the dark green oblong packaging and the name of the product printed on in white elaborate text and a small logo which resembles a grandfather clock.
Within the box you will find the square chocolates in thin paper sleeves like small record LP's stacked neatly in a line. I'm not sure exactly how many there are but the weight of the whole box is 300g so there are a fair few to eat. The chocolates are very thin only about maybe 2 millimetres thick and the chocolate is dark filled with peppermint cream and the combination is tremendous. You bite in to the dark chocolate which snaps perfectly and the mint cream is soft and sweet.
Each one of these "thins" is 35 calories and contains 1.1g of fat so if you share them with friends they are alright but if you eat a whole box yourself it is not going to be that healthy, although I find it very difficult to eat just two or three, they are very tasty and you just want to keep devouring them.
Some people have an annoying habit and I think I have done it as well of just taking the chocolate and leaving the empty sleeve in the box, very deceiving when you look in there thinking there are some left and there all gone. You can find these on promotion but even at normal price they are less than three pounds.
All in all though a great confectionery item to share with friends and family at parties or gatherings.
Summary: Traditional after dinner mint
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