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      19.07.2014 00:00
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      A chocolate biscuit that has stood the test of time

      Launched in the mid-1930s and relaunched in 2004, Nestle Blue Riband is one of the company''''s flagship chocolate biscuits. The title of it apparently comes from an unofficial award which was presented to ocean liners which used to cross the Atlantic shortly before the Second World War.

      Turning to the biscuit, it consists of a single finger bar with a wafer centre, containing a small amount of chocolate cream, covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate, in a (surprise surprise) blue wrapper with a picture of the biscuit on the front. The principle is similar to the better-known Kit Kat, but the chocolate is a little sweeter if thinner, and the wafer tastes stronger, although again thinner and more crumbly than the double K.

      As ever, prices fluctuate but they generally cost around £1.50, sometimes less, for an 8-pack, or £2.50 for a 16-pack, and are widely available at most supermarkets and general stores. Each bar weighs 19.3 gm and contains 99 calories (5% Recommended Dietary Allowance); Sugars - 9.7 gm (11% RDA); Fat - 4.9 gm (7% RDA); Saturates - 3.1 gm (16% RDA); Salt - Trace (1% RDA), so as chocolate snacks go these biscuits score well on the healthy scale. They contain no artificial colours, flavours, hydrogenated fat, nuts, eggs, sweeteners or preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians.

      As such, they make an idea treat with a cup of tea or coffee, or as an addition to the lunch box when working. I find the chocolate and the wafer centre go well together, making for a good crisp texture without being over-sweet, and they leave a pleasant aftertaste.

      Some people say that they give off a good strong chocolate smell when you remove the wrapper, but with my poor sense of smell I don''''t really notice, so I''''ll take that on trust. In conclusion, the taste and flavour are not quite as strong as, say, a pure bar of Dairy Milk or Galaxy chocolate, but that probably makes it more healthy and better for the figure. Moreover, having been around for almost eighty years, it is clearly a well-established favourite, good value and thoroughly recommended.

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      19.02.2014 14:58
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      I would rather have a Kit Kat.

      A Blue Riband is a small milk chocolate covered wafer bar produced by Nestle. Blue Ribands are available in multi packs of 8 and 16. A pack of 16 Blue Ribands costs around £2.50 from most supermarkets which works out at around 16p a bar which is quite good value for a chocolate coated biscuit bar.

      The main selling point of Blue Riband is that they only contain 99 calories; this makes them quite a desirable sweet treat when having a cuppa in the afternoon.

      The chocolate on the Blue Riband is quite thin and tastes sweeter than Cadbury chocolate. This sweetness might be standard for Nestle chocolate but I don't eat Nestle chocolate very often so I don't know. Under the thin layer of chocolate is a mass of wafer sandwiched together with chocolate. I know this sounds like a Kit Kat and in theory should taste like a Kit Kat as the components are the same but it tastes nothing like a Kit Kat. The Blue Riband tastes sweeter and the wafer is a stronger taste, similar to Pink Panther wafer biscuits. The chocolate on the Blue Riband is not as thick as a Kit Kat and the wafer is thinner and crumblier and less biscuit like.

      When it comes to individually wrapped chocolate biscuits Blue Ribands are not my favourites. I do not like the sweetness of the chocolate and the strong flavour of the wafer I would rather have an extra 7 calories and eat a two finger Kit Kat.

      I only buy Blue Ribands when they are on special offer as they seem good value; unfortunately they are always left till last in the biscuit tin. When ever I have visitors they are always guaranteed a Blue Riband with there cuppa as they are biscuits of last resort in my house.

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      27.01.2014 16:54
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      Small finger wafer bar covered in chocolate and individually wrapped.

      ===The Product===

      Blue Riband Wafer bars - five plus three free bars.
      99 calories each.
      Original flavour - each bar contains 8.9 grams of sugar and 4.7 grams of fat.
      Contains no artificial colours, flavours, hydrogenated fat, nuts, eggs, sweeteners or preservatives.
      Suitable for Vegetarians.
      Made by Nestle. By Royal Appointment.
      Comes in a blue and navy wrapper and each bar is individually wrapped.
      Each bar weighs 19.3 grams.
      Long shelf life - mine is until June 2014.
      Crisp wafer bar covered in milk chocolate (44%).



      ===Cost===

      I paid 99p for a pack of eight bars (five plus three free ones).
      A pack of eight bars is currently selling at Tesco for £1 but their full price is £1.55.
      A pack of sixteen sells at Tesco for £2.49.



      ===My Opinion===

      'Blue Riband' - what a weird name for a wafer biscuit. It may be named after the unofficial award given to fast ocean liners for crossing the Atlantic at high speed. The formal award came into being in the mid 1930s and the wafer biscuit followed shortly afterwards.

      These are also little bars that I have been buying for years and we were reminded of them when eating some Breakaways - so went out and bought some of these wafer bars.

      It seems that these single finger wafers have been made by Nestles since the late 1930s - much longer than I had thought.

      These individually wrapped single finger wafer bars consist of a crisp ad tasty wafer centre covered in delicious milk chocolate. The covering makes up 44% of the bar so is very well covered and has quite a good amount of milk chocolate.

      They are very much like a large Kit Kat type finger - but longer and taller.

      Being individually wrapped they have always been a great standby for lunch boxes - so that you have a little sweet treat without it being too much or too sickly.

      These wafers are only 99 calories each so they are not too wicked a treat either for yourself or for children. Also being individually wrapped means that you can always have some in your cupboard to use for lunch boxes or to pop into your handbag for a quick snack when you are out and about.

      I love the crispy biscuity wafer centre even more than the chocolate covering I think - it is really lovely and crispy and has a lovely flavour without being too sweet.

      The bars are just the right size for a quick snack and are probably equivalent to a two finger Kit Kat bar. Being individually wrapped means you can have one without being tempted to much to eat a lot more - as you might be with an ordinary packet of biscuits or a large chocolate bar.

      These have definitely stood the test of time and are widely available for sale. They are not heavily advertised like some chocolate snacks but evidently they have been selling well over the years or they would not still be around after over 75 years.

      The packaging is pretty standard and fairly boring being just two colour blue shades but once you try them and enjoy them it won't really matter.



      ===Star Rating===

      5 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.nestle.co.uk



      ===Ingredients===

      Milk Chocolate (44%) (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose and Proteins from Whey, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Butterfat), Wheatflour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Flavourings.

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        24.08.2012 15:35

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        A NICE THING HAPPENED TO ME ON TUESDAY . I WAS SAT AT THE BUS STOP WHEN A GENTLEMAN WENT PASSED AND AND SAID GOOD MORNING I OF COURSE SAID GOOD MORNING BACK HE PAST ON, THEN TURNED BACK AND PUT SOMETHING IN MY HAND AND SAID THAT'S FOR YOU , AND LOW AND BEHOLD IT WAS A BLUE RIBBON BISCUIT ! WHEN I GOT HOME I ENJOYED IT WITH A CUP OF COFFEE GREAT. THIS IS A TRUE STORY MY GRANDDAUGHTER SAID I'M STILL A BABE MAGNET .

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        25.07.2012 18:25
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        A nice little wafer bar that isn't Blue!

        I have a sweet tooth and like to add a sweet treat into my packed lunch but recently I have been trying to be a little more carful about what I eat so instead of cutting out the sweet treat all together have just changed to smaller chocolate bars instead. One of the most recent chocolate bars that I have purchased was a multi-pack of Nestle Blue Riband's as I spotted them on special offer in Tesco and the fact that they state that they only contain 99 calories each appealed to me. The Blue Riband's are crispy wafer biscuits covered in milk chocolate and have been around since 1936.
         
        As stated I purchased a multi-pack of the Nestle Blue Riband bars from Tesco. The pack contained 8 individual bars and cost just £0.80 which is just 10p per bar which I thought was great value.
         
        The bars came packaged in a navy blue plastic wrapper with all the bars being individually wrapped inside in mini versions of the larger outer wrapper. On the front of the wrapper you can find the Nestle logo as well as a circle stating that the bars contain just 99 calories. On the back of the wrapper you can find more detailed information including ingredients listings, nutritional information, storage instructions and company contact details.
         
        The wrappers are easy to tear open via the jiggered edge at each end. The bars themselves are rectangular in shape and look like a solid bar of milk chocolate on first appearance. When you first bite into the bar you will see the layers of wafer neatly stacked on top of each other inside the milk chocolate covering. It does seem to appear that the layers of wafer are sandwiched together with a slight layer of chocolate flavoured cream but it does not state this on the wrapper so may just be my eyesight but to me would make sense of how the wafer is held together so neatly. The wafer layers are lovely and crisp with a nice light texture, I will say that the wafer itself is a little bland in flavour but the chocolate does help to give it a nice sweetness and adds a creaminess to the taste but the layer of chocolate was a little on the thin side. 

        Overall I was did find the blue riband bars to be a nice sweet treat which did satisfy my sweet cravings. I think it would be nicer if the chocolate layer was a little thicker but then I guess that would increase the calories. 

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        21.03.2012 15:05
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        Crispy wafer biscuits, covered in milk chocolate.

        I love chocolate and often crave it during my working week at work. I do sometimes treat myself to a chocolate bar here and there; how-ever I am desperately trying to cut down on my intake of chocolate and other sweet things. Instead of buying a chocolate bar I decided to go for these Nestle Blue Riband wafer biscuits which I have had before.

        * ~ * THE WAFERS * ~ *
        Blue Riband are chocolate wafer biscuits made by Nestle. They are individually wrapped, making them perfect for popping into a lunch-box or your bag for on the go. Each wafer biscuit is just 99 calories which makes them perfect for people who want something sweet but are trying to loose weight or cut down on chocolate/sweet treats. I purchased a pack of 6 wafer biscuits from my local Co-Op. The individual wafers come in a dark blue plastic wrapper and has a picture of the biscuit on the front along with the Nestle logo and the name of the product. It also states in a large circle that each one is 99 calories. On the back of the main packaging you will find nutritional information, contact information and a list of ingredients. Each bar is wrapped in its own plastic wrapper which is also dark blue in colour and has the same information on as the main plastic wrapper in which all the individual bars come in.

        Nutritional Information (per biscuit):
        Calories - 99 (5% RDA)
        Sugars 9.7g (11% RDA)
        Fat - 4.9g (7% RDA)
        Saturates - 3.1g (16% RDA)
        Salt - Trace (<1% RDA)

        The wafer biscuits contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
        Free From nuts & eggs and hydrogenated fat
        Suitable for vegetarians

        * ~ * PRICE/AVALIABILITY * ~ *
        I purchased these from my local Co-op how-ever they are available from Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco and other supermarkets/local shops. Prices may vary, how-ever the average price for a pack of 9 is about £1.55. Asda currently have these on offer on 2 for £2.50.


        * ~ * TASTE TEST * ~ *
        The main and individual wrappers are easy to tear open from either end. When I tear the wrapper open it reveals a nice sized wafer biscuit which is covered in milk chocolate. The top of the biscuit is slightly textured from the chocolate covering the wafer layer. There is a chocolatey smell to the biscuit but it doesn't smell too sweet. As I bite into the biscuit there is a slight crisp noise as my teeth sink into the wafer layers and bite off a piece of the biscuit. The texture of the biscuit in my mouth is quite rough due to the wafer layers in the biscuit; how-ever it has a slight crispy texture to it as you chew the wafer layers. As you chew the biscuit more, you can taste the milk chocolate which is nice and not too over-powering or sweet. When you look into the biscuit after you have taken a bite you can see all the light, crispy wafer layers with a small amount of chocolate cream sandwiched between them.

        After eating the wafer biscuit I felt satisfied, as there was just enough chocolate to put off anymore sweet/chocolate cravings I was having. I did have a slight after taste in my mouth which was quite sweet and a little chocolatey. After a small drink of water the after-taste soon goes. I did find that some of the wafer did get stuck in my teeth a little, how-ever after rubbing my tongue along them the wafer soon disappeared.

        * ~ * OVERALL OPINION * ~ *
        I really like these biscuits as they have a great texture and taste to them and are also only 99 calories per biscuit. I think they are also good value as I would normally buy a chocolate bar which will cost me at least £0.50-70p. As the biscuits are individually wrapped, they are great for lunch boxes or slipping in your bag if you are on the go but want a sweet/chocolate treat and because they are individually wrapper it means they won't dry out either. There is a nice amount of chocolate in the biscuits, but not too much that it'll make you feeling sick or bloated. I have to give these biscuits 5 out of 5 stars as they taste great and are brilliant value.



        (review may also appear on ciao)

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          15.03.2012 00:13
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          Great if your on a diet!

          Blue Ribands are a wafer covered in milk chocolate. They are made by Nestle and available in most supermarkets and convenience stores.

          Blue Ribands are lovely and light. They have a lovely soft and crunchy texture. They mainly consist of a chunky wafer and are covered in milk chocolate. Even though the majority of it is a wafer, there is plenty of chocolate to make it taste delicious. The milk chocolate compliments the wafer really well.

          Like all chocolate bars, these go perfect with a cup of tea. Whilst I sometimes dunk them, they do make the wafer go a bit soggy, so I would only recommend a 'quick dip'.

          Good news for those on a diet as there is only 99 calories per wafer!! So go ahead and treat yourself!! Because of this, I don't feel too bad about eating them, and sometimes have two!!

          ~ * Ingredients * ~
          Milk Chocolate (45%), Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose and Proteins from Whey, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476, and Butterfat), and Wheat flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, and Fat reduced Cocoa Powder, Raising agent (Sodium bicarbonate)

          These wafers are free from artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives.

          I would definitely recommend these.

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          March 2012
          Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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          A nice tasting chocolate snack

          I am basically addicted to goodies/chocolates and cakes and my new diet is now long overdue! However, I am supposed to be going on a diet in the new Yr. as my new yrs. resolution, as well as supposed to be giving up smoking! I may have a chance of succeeding with one of these things; but doing both at the same time would be extremely difficult! Therefore, because I have put on so much weight; I have decided to try once more to lose some weight.
          Anyway, this is where Blue Riband may help me a little as part of my diet (should I manage to get started with it!). Blue Riband are described as 'crisp wafer biscuits covered in real milk chocolate' and basically this is what they are! They are a simple, light, chocolate wafer snack. The chocolate in-between the wafer is thinly layered and the chocolate covering the bars is also quite a thin layer. I think this is also perhaps part of the reason that this nice snack is quite low in calories.
          It is possible to still eat some nice treats whilst dieting and this is one of the snacks that I would most probably include in my diet. They taste nice; admittedly they are not greatly filling but they are good and in my view fairly healthy.

          Blue Riband are free from artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives.
          They are free from hydrogenated fat
          They are free from Nuts and Eggs and are suitable for Vegetarians.
          ~~Ingredients~~
          Milk Chocolate (45%), Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose and Proteins from Whey, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476, and Butterfat), and Wheat flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, and Fat reduced Cocoa Powder, Raising agent (Sodium bicarbonate)

          Blue Riband usually come in packs of 9 bars and are priced at around £1.50.
          These are a great little chocolate snack and ideal for those watching their calorie intake; worthy of 4 Dooyoo stars in my view.

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          16.11.2011 12:10
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          A delicious chocolate wafer biscuit from Nestle.

          We always have a generous supply of snacks and chocolate biscuits in our house because both my husband and myself (rather unfortunately!) enjoy eating many things that are bad for us! One biscuit that always seems to end up in my shopping trolley is a packet of Nestle Blue Riband wafer biscuits, mainly because my husband favours these biscuits over most other kinds.

          Packaged in a royal blue coloured wrapper, there are often six individually wrapped Blue Riband biscuit bars in each pack. There has recently been a sort of promotion running with this particular biscuit however, whereby the manufacturers have been giving consumers "50% Extra Free". This means of course that the past couple of times we have purchased the Nestle Blue Riband biscuits, the pack has contained nine biscuits rather than six. I usually pay around £1.50 for the pack of Blue Riband biscuits, when purchased from my local (independent) grocery store, but they are often part of a promotional deal when on sale in larger supermarkets such as Tesco or Asda.

          The Blue Riband biscuits are quite simple in their design and concept; each biscuit is made up of layers of delicious wafer and is coated in milk chocolate. There is nothing particularly fancy or innovative about these particular biscuits, they do what they say on the tin and nothing more I guess!

          This is not necessarily a negative point however, and I find that sometimes a plainer biscuit is just what I am looking for. The wafer contained in the Blue Riband biscuits is deliciously light and crisp. There is an extremely sweet taste from the wafer that is evident immediately, but this does not make the biscuits taste sickly at all. The crisp wafer layers in the Blue Riband give the impression of these biscuits being quite light to eat, which makes a pleasant change from other 'heavier' or more 'stodgy' cakes and biscuits!

          The milk chocolate coating on the Blue Riband biscuits is deliciously sweet also, and it is easy to tell that the chocolate is of a very high quality thanks to the lack of bitterness in its taste and flavour. There is no evidence of any sort of aftertaste or bitterness from the Blue Riband biscuits, and I'd have been very disappointed if there had been. All in all, the overall chocolatey taste from the Blue Riband biscuits is very sweet, very chocolate and quite light, without having anything 'lacking' in the flavour as it were. I find that the biscuits satisfy my sweet tooth cravings immediately, such is the delicious flavour and chocolatey sweetness that they contain!

          We often put out a selection of cakes and biscuits when we have visitors, or family and friends visiting, and more often than not the Blue Riband biscuits make an appearance on the selection tray. I am always surprised by how popular the Blue Riband biscuits are, I think mainly because they are a bit plainer than other biscuits and snacks that we buy, but I guess it just goes to show that plainer is sometimes best!

          The news for dieters and those consumers who are trying to watch their figure fares better with the Blue Riband biscuits than with many alternatives. There are a mere 99 calories contained in each of the biscuit bars, which is considerably less than many other biscuit choices that are available on the market. There are also no hydrogenated fats, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners contained in the Blue Riband biscuits.

          The biscuits are suitable for a vegetarian diet, and may be suitable for some food allergy sufferers, as they do not contain any nuts or eggs.

          Overall, I would recommend the Nestle Blue Riband biscuits and we will continue to buy them for our household. It is true that they are not breath-taking or mind-blowing, but instead are a deliciously sweet chocolate biscuit filled with wafer which are very tasty and good value for money too!

          The Blue Riband biscuits are available to buy in most convenience stores as well as larger supermarkets such as Tesco , Sainsbury's and Asda. The current price in Tesco for the nine pack of biscuits (as @ November 2011) is £1.50.

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            23.05.2011 20:13
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            One of my all time faves

            One of my favourite chocolate biscuits has got to be the Blue Riband and at 99 calories a biscuit it's not too bad for the waistline to indulge. Blue Ribands come in 2 pack sizes, a 9 pack which costs £1.55 and a 18 pack that costs £2.47 obviously the later is the best value but they are often on offers for a £1 anyway.

            The biscuits come individually wrapped and then are covered with an outer packaging, the outer wrapper is bright blue in colour with a lighter blue surrounding a picture of a biscuit in the middle of it, there is the title of the biscuit and the Nestle logo as that is the company that make the biscuits. There is a little 99 calories symbol on the packet and the one I have is a special pack so one end of it is advertising that there was 3 biscuits free within the pack. Also on the front is the nutritional information per biscuit and the % of an adults daily intake which is as follows,

            Calories - 99 - 5%
            Sugars - 9.7g - 11%
            Fat - 4.9g - 7%
            Saturates - 3.1g - 16%
            Salt - trace

            On the rear of the packet you have the nutritional information in a little more detail for example you are also given protein and carbohydrates, there are also the ingredient details the main ones are chocolate (45%), sugar, dried whole milk and cocoa. There are some contacts details should you have a query about your biscuits and a little symbol to tell you that the wrappers can be recycled. Lastly you have a little box drawn with good to remember points such as, free from artificial flavours, sweeteners, colours and preservatives, free from hydrogenated fat, free from nuts and eggs and suitable for vegetarians.

            On opening the packet there are little individually wrapped bars inside each wrapper holding the same information as is on the outer wrapper, to open the biscuit you simply have to pinch the two sides and pull apart. Inside there is a wonderfully soft wafer and chocolate centre with four sets of wafer housing three sets of chocolate in between, the whole biscuit is then covered in lovely smooth chocolate. On biting the taste is delicious, there is a satisfying crunch as you bite through the many layers of wafer and the taste of chocolate emerges, these are a fantastic biscuit and are low on the calorie side, they also seem to have less sugar than a lot of biscuits. These are a firm favourite in our house and highly recommended.

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              They're a bit bland and boring

              My wife likes to buy these when they are on offer and I like to steal them and eat them. Stolen ones taste so much better, don't you think? We each have separate earthenware jars in the kitchen in which we keep our respective stashes, but raids are not uncommon.

              These aren't my favourite chocolate wafer biscuits. In fact, if I never saw or ate another wafer biscuit, it really wouldn't bother me.

              These bars come in a variety of different multipack formats. A few weeks ago I bought a pack of 16 in Sainsbury's for my wife. No - I didn't swap them for my wife, I bought them for her consumption. No, there were no cannibals involved. Language! It's enough of a struggle for native speakers, so full marks to all who manage to learn and master English as a second language.

              Blue Riband bars come in a familiar dark blue wrapper and are made by Nestle. They have been around for ages. I can remember having these as a treat. However, like wagon wheels and everything else, they are now ridiculously small such that one biscuit alone doesn't seem to be enough.

              Nestle have determined to put a big flash on the wrapper which states that the bar contains 99 calories - which seems quite high to me. As I say, I don't like them much but it is over an hour until the next meal and I am feeling greedy. There is a little bit of dribble headed towards the keyboard now so I'll quickly suck it up and taste the Blue Riband.

              I don't have a tape measure to hand so that I can report that it is QWERT long on a standard 15" laptop - it covers those keys if you get my drift. It's about a centimetre tall and a little over that wide. See - Absolutely tiny!

              Chocolate around the inside; wafer on the inside. It's exactly as I thought it would be. There is too much wafer and the skinniest layer of chocolate you ever did see. Mean so and so's.

              Final verdict from me is that these are OK to steal from my wife, but not if I have to pay for them myself.

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                A great alternative to a chocolate bar

                Blue Riband, is Nestle's answer to the teabreak snack. It is a small wafer bar, coated with a thin later of milk chocolate and inside contains wafer and thin chocolate layers. Blue Riband's typically come in packs of 9 however you can often find 50% extra free packs in most supermarkets.

                At only 99 calories per par, it is a guilt free treat and certainly a welcomed addition to a cup of tea. The bars are quite sweet, and you can certainly taste the wafer in them although they do not contain an awful amount of chocolate as opposed to say Rocky Bars. As they are quite small in length, I guess they are meant for that "quick fix", so a bar will certainly not fill you up.

                Perhaps an advantage of Blue Riband bars being so small and containing a minimal amount of chocolate, is it's great for those on a diet. At 99 calories and 4g of fat per bar, it is also an alternative option for those trying to give up chocolate but can't quite give it up completely and need a chocolate fix - this certainly isn't as naughty as a galaxy bar! As they are small, they are also ideal for lunchboxes, especially as each bar is individually wrapped too.

                A blue riband bar is free from artificial flavours, hydrogenated fat, nuts and eggs and is also suitable for vegetarians. I personally think this is a huge positive, as so many products out there, particularly sweets/chocolate do not match up to this criteria, so this certainly is a product you can trust if you are concerned about any of those factors. Unless I had really studied the packet, I would have been able to tell the difference as Blue Riband's certainly have the taste factor, so in this case, substituting products does not mean you are having to substitute on taste.

                All in all, if you haven't tried a pack of Blue Ribband before, I certainly would recommend them. They taste great, are low in calories and fat, and are a great alternative to chocolate bars yet still give you that sugar fix. They are also regularly on special offer meaning they will also save your pennies as well as your waistline. A 9 pack of Blue Riband, will currently set you back £1 in Asda's and Tesco (04/09/10). Perfect for back to school!

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                  good quallity

                  These without a doubt have to be my all time favorite biscuit. They are light, crunchy and with a thin layer of chocolate which is just enough to set your taste buds tingling. they are the best in my opinion of all wafer biscuits.

                  Blue ribbon has a blue wrapper and is made by nestle who are well known for chocolate products. Each biscuit comes in int's own stay fresh wrapper and you get packs of six blue ribbons for 65p from Tesco's or 69p from Morrisons, this is a reasonable price to pay for a chocolate covered biscuit.

                  When you open thne wrapper you can smell the milk choclate that covers the whole of the oblong wafer, it is about four inches long and an inch thick, so its a chunky little number.

                  When you bite into the wafer biscuit, the crunch can be heard, the chocolate taste complements the smooth chocolate tasting cream which is thinly spread between each layer of wafer, its a subtle taste and deliciously chocolatey.

                  These are great for dunking in coffee as somehow chocolate and coffee seem to go together and they don't fall to pieces into your hot drink which is a plus.
                  They are a good sizte treat for children to as they are not smothered in a thick layer of choclate so won't spoil their appetite before lunch. My grandchildren like them to so we eat them.

                  The calorie content is not to high either, so children won't go to hyper after eating one small biscuit and you can be forgiven if you sneak one into your diet when you have a weak moment and just need a chocolate hit.
                  Nutritional information per Bar:

                  Energy: 455kj/ 109 kcal
                  Protein: 1.1g
                  Carbohydrate: 13.5g
                  Fat: 5.6g
                  Per 100g

                  Energy: 2161kj/ 516 kcal
                  Protein: 5.2g
                  Carbohydrate: 64.0g
                  Fat: 26.6g
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                    30.05.2010 08:56
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                    Good quality and nice tasting.

                    For people who read my reviews regularly will know I am trying to lose some weight and I am doing well so far lol, I have lost 5 pounds which is good lol and I always have a treat at the weekend when I see most of my family as I cannot say no to treats when in a large crowd or a party lol.

                    I bought these biscuits mainly for a treat for my little grandson as they are nice and tasty and they only cost 99p for 9 biscuits from Tesco recently and when I got home I had to taste one because I just could not resist waiting lol.

                    They are manufactured by Nestle and come in a blue plastic wrapper with the name on the front and they are approximately 6 inches x inch and inside the wrapper is a basic wafer biscuit covered with milk chocolate and they are very light, the texture is nice and soft and they melt into the mouth perfectly.

                    They are crumbly too and taste delicious and they are not too filling and so are ideal for a snack in between meals, so they do not spoil your main meal.

                    There are no artificial colours or preservatives or sweeteners and it states on the packet they are suitable for vegetarians and contain no nuts or eggs.

                    My grandson loves these biscuits and they are small enough for him to hold and digest perfectly and he enjoys them straight from the fridge mainly.

                    I always like to keep these in the fridge as I think they taste so much better cold and they then do not melt in the biscuit tin or cupboard during the summer months.

                    They are idea for packed lunches and an idea snack for all the family to enjoy and most of all they are low in price and very good quality.

                    Each biscuit contains 99 calories, 4.9g fat, 9.7g sugars and 3.1g of saturates.

                    I did think it would have been nice to have rounded the packet to 10 biscuits but 9 is fine with me lol.

                    These biscuits have been around for many years and I am sure they will be around for many years to come because they are so popular, tasty and good quality.

                    I give them 5 stars.

                    Thank you for reading my review.

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                      21.05.2010 23:09
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                      A PERFECT COMBO

                      As well as producing chocolate bars, Nestle also produce various chocolate biscuits for everyday use.

                      *Product*

                      Blue Riband is a Nestle classic. They are described as being "nine crisp wafer biscuits in real milk chocolate".

                      *Packaging*

                      Each biscuit is individually wrapper in a plain yet recognisable blue plastic wrapper bearing the Nestle logo and Blue Riband in white writing. The wrapper also has details of the ingredients, nutrition and contact details for Nestle.

                      The individual biscuits are then cased in a larger plastic wrapper which is pretty much the same as the individual wrapper with the exception of some facts about the biscuits.

                      *The Biscuit*

                      Opening the wrapper, we are greeted with a fairly thick chocolate biscuit which is smooth on the underside and a bit bumpy on top. The wafers are inside the chocolate coating.

                      *Ingredients*

                      Milk chocolate (45%) (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat,Lactose, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476), Butterfat, Flavouring) ,Wheat Flour ,Sugar ,Vegetable Fat ,Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder ,Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate)

                      The biscuits contain no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives. No hydrogenated fats are used and the biscuits do not contain eggs or nuts. They are suitable for vegetarians.

                      *Nutrition*

                      The good part :)

                      Each biscuit contains :

                      99 kcal (yes you heard me 99 kcal!)
                      9.7g sugar
                      3.1g saturated fat
                      trace salt

                      *Availability and Price*

                      You can pick up packs of 9 or 18 biscuits from supermarkets are local stores.

                      Tesco currently have the 9pk on offer at £1.00 til the 1st of June but normally £1.39. A 18pk will cost around £2.20.

                      *My Opinion*

                      Growing up, our house was never short of biscuits. I do feel that contributed to my expanding waistline and sweet tooth but let's not dwell on that now the damage is done :)

                      A Blue Riband was a regular in our biscuit tin and one that has never changed. At around 12-15p per biscuit, these represent good value for money. Nestle is a trusted brand though not one I buy regularly as I prefer Cadbury or Galaxy. I am sure I can make an exception this time!

                      I bought the latest pack from Tesco this week and here are my views.

                      The packaging is classic and recognisable and I like that each biscuit is individually wrapped making them perfect for days out. Opening the wrapper, there is a slight whiff of chocolate but the taste is most important so we shall crack on!

                      Biting into the bumpy topped biscuit, your teeth hit a firm but easy to bite chocolate layer which is quite thin and creamy. The wafers inside are neatly stacked on top of each other and allow for a satisfying crunch.

                      The wafers are fairly light and kind of creamy and although they make up the bulk of the biscuit, the chocolate comes through well and the combination works extremely well together. They overall aftertaste is pleasant and I am extremely satisfyed with my chocolate treat.

                      At 99calories they are much better than most chocolate biscuits but the sugar content means they should be enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle.

                      I am extremely happy with Blue Ribands and urge you to give them a try if you haven't already.


                      Thanks for reading

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