Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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... more
99 CALORIES OF CHOCOLATE HEAVEN
Nestlé Blue Riband Chocolate Wafers
Member Name: angelboouk
Nestlé Blue Riband Chocolate Wafers
Advantages: TASTY, LIGHT AND 99 CALORIES
Disadvantages: SUGAR A BIT HIGH
As well as producing chocolate bars, Nestle also produce various chocolate biscuits for everyday use.
Blue Riband is a Nestle classic. They are described as being "nine crisp wafer biscuits in real milk chocolate".
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.
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.
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.
The good part :)
Each biscuit contains :
99 kcal (yes you heard me 99 kcal!)
3.1g saturated fat
*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.
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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