Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... = = = = The chocolate bar comes wrapped in a silver foil wrapper and this is then covered with a brightly coloured paper wrapper which... more
Reminds me of my childhood.
Nestle Animal Bar
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Nestle Animal Bar
Advantages: fun games on wrapper, different animals, not too sweet/sickly
Disadvantages: Not as nice as Cadbury or Galaxy chocolate.
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Nestle Animal Bar was launched in 1983, each with a fun, different game on the inside of the wrapper. There are a total of 8 different animals which feature on the wrapper of the bars and the actual chocolate bar itself. I remember having these bars as a treat when I was a child and I used to love them. The bars are made by Nestlé and are called Animal Bar; this is due to the picture on the front of the wrapper and the pictures on the actual chocolate bar itself as well. I haven't seen these bars around for years and I had to have one when I saw it to bring me back memories of my child-hood.
I purchased a single bar from my local One Stop shop for 25p, how-ever you can purchase these in a pack of 4 for Asda for just £1.00 and I have also seen these in my local Pound shop as well.
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The following information is per bar and the RDA's are a child's recommended daily allowance.
* Calories - 100 (6% RDA)
* Energy - 419Kcal (6% RDA)
* Protein - 1.0g (4% RDA)
* Carbohydrate - 12.0g (5% RDA)
* Fat - 5.3g (8% RDA)
This product may contain traces of nuts.
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The chocolate bar comes wrapped in a silver foil wrapper and this is then covered with a brightly coloured paper wrapper which has an animal on the front. There are different animals to choose from and I happened to pick up one with a Lion on. The front of the wrapper is very colourful with what looks like a jungle scene with lots of grass and green colour. The writing saying 'animal bar' is in bright red and there is a yellow star on the wrapping stating that the bar costs 25p. You can also see that the bar is made by Nestlé and contains no artificial colour, flavour or preservatives. On the back of the wrapper is a best before end date and a list of ingredients, nutritional information and contact information. When you take the paper wrapper off the bar there is a small game on the other side of it. On the bar I had the game was to find the 2 leaves which are the same. Each bar has a different game on it which makes the chocolate bar fun. The foil was easy to unwrap to reveal the chocolate bar.
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The bar is a lovely milk chocolate colour and has a flat back to it when you open the foil wrapper. When you turn the chocolate over the bar is split in half and on each half is a different animal. On my bar there was Iggy Iguana and Percy Parrot. The chocolate looks lovely to eat and there is a nice very sweet chocolate smell to the bar as well.
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The bar breaks in half easily and I bit a piece off one half of the bar. It was a warm day anyway so the chocolate was a little softer than what it would normally be. There wasn't a great taste of chocolate when the piece started to melt on my tongue, how-ever when I started to chew and bite into the chocolate the taste got sweeter and stronger and my mouth was filled with a nice chocolate taste. The chocolate was very smooth in my mouth and was creamy; how-ever it definitely wasn't cream as other brands such as Dairy Milk. The overall taste of the chocolate was satisfying and as the bar wasn't too big or thick I didn't feel bloated or sick after eating the bar. There was a very slight sweet after taste in my mouth, but it wasn't really a chocolatey after taste. As soon as I drank some water this taste pretty much disappeared. The bar was enough to help with any sweet cravings I was having and I didn't crave anything else sweet for the rest of the day.
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I have to admit that I don't think these taste as good as they used to, although it was a very long time ago since I've had one of these bars so maybe I just don't really remember how they tasted before. I personally prefer Cadburys or Galaxy chocolate anyway as I think their chocolate is much creamier and tastes better. The bar still looks exactly how I remember it with the animals on the bar itself and being able to choose what animal you wanted on the wrapper. The bar wasn't too sickly and wasn't too sweet so is perfect if you haven't really got much of a sweet tooth as this isn't nearly as sweet and other branded chocolate bars. This is a great sized bar to give a treat to your child and their friends. I probably won't buy this bar again as I do prefer Cadbury chocolate, how-ever it was great to take me back to my childhood for a few minutes whilst I ate the bar. In terms of value I think these are very good, and are great for putting in children's party bags for birthdays. If you have children I am sure they will love these bars as much as I did when I was a child.
(review may also appear on ciao)
Summary: Nestle Animal Bar