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      29.06.2007 06:58
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      Okay for something different every now and again.

      Having not seen this bar in a few months I literally leapt at the chance to grab one when I saw at my local newsagents. Sod the new diet, I can always lose weight tomorrow but the risk of not taking one of these little beauties is more than I can bear.

      Appearance
      The bar itself sticks out very clearly, hence how I noticed it from half way across the newsagents. It consists of chocolate brown, blue and cream colour swirls with Nestle Double Milk written on the front. The back also informs you that the cocoa is from Ecuador while “Divine Double Cream” is used, I wonder what the gods would thing of this. Also hidden away on the back is a table of nutritional information threat merely tells you each bar contains 244 calories and 14.2g of fat, damn that definitely is another diet down the pan, it also mentions that it contains traces of nuts. The wrapper itself has always been different, a sort of mix between your regular wrappers, the paper bit not the foil and the wrappers you get on cereal bars. These two make for a very bad combination as you end up breaking the bar trying to get it out of the wrapper as every time you try to rip it stretches instead.

      Smell & Taste

      However once you get the aroma you’re greeted with a heavenly scent of intense chocolate. If nothing else at least the wrapper keeps it fresh. When you taste it the first thing you notice is just how creamy the bar is, well it is called double cream. Once you get by this you start to notice the soft almost chewable texture not all that different from a bar of galaxy, although it’s not just as good. Once finished it I realized just hoe standard the bar was, sure it was nice but there was nothing that great about it, so either they’ve changed the bars since I last had one or my memory isn’t what it used to be, either way the bar is pretty much a poor mans galaxy only at the same price. The other downfall is that the bar seems pretty small at only 8 small pieces in it, there’s no mass given on the wrapper. However this may be due to the fact that I managed to smash most of the pieces opening the thing, but I think there bar itself is just a below average size.

      Value

      At 40p for a bar of chocolate with only 8 small bits I reckon it’s a bit too expensive, especially when you can usually get galaxy cheaper due to multipack offers. Perhaps I built up my expectations to much, but the fact remains this bar is average and nothing more.
      Hope This Helps, MJ.

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      16.08.2005 14:01
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      A cheap chocolate fix but with a revolting aftertaste

      I have turned my attention today to Nestle’s Double Cream chocolate bar for my sins. Picture the scene, there I was last night waiting to pay for some petrol when my eyes were drawn to a bin at the side of the counter. This was no ordinary bin, oh no; it was a bin of delight, packed from top to bottom with an assortment of delicious chocolate bars. I thrust my hand in (easy ladies), and out came the chocolate bar under review.

      The Look
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      The bar itself is rectangular in shape and the wrapper is coloured in two shades of brown with a cream centre. The words Nestle stand out quite predominantly on the front. The bar doesn’t state how much it weighs but I would estimate it to be approximately 90 – 100 grams.

      A best before date is also stamped onto the wrapper stating that I should consume my bar before 1st August 2003. Well, no rush then!

      The wrapper has two slogans, one on the back and one on the front. The first states “Milk Chocolate made with divine double cream balanced with fine cocoa beans because chocolate matters”.

      The second, on the back states “You deserve me. No you really do. Devour my double cream, savour my fine cocoa beans from Ecuador, and remember chocolate matters”.

      It’s all a bit sad and over the top if you ask me. Let’s face it, this is chocolate, it’s not like buying it is going to alter your life in any way. It’s not going to make you stand up and shout that’s it, I’ve had enough of my life as it is, chocolate matters, not politics!!

      I unwrap the bar to take a look. Quite swish. The bar is divided up into 8 little chunks, each of a modest size.


      The Smell and Taste Test
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      One of the first things I noticed when I unwrapped this bar was the pleasant aroma that gentle massaged my nostrils. It smelt wonderful. It’s difficult to describe the actual smell, but it reminded me of clotted cream mixed with chocolate fudge cake.

      Now, down to the important bit. What does it taste like?

      Well, it tastes…er…like chocolate! Well, it has more of a distinct taste when compared to Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, but it doesn’t appear to be anything special. There are hints of the cream used in production and the taste of cocoa beans is very slight although as you progress through the entire bar, it does start to get stronger.

      The blend of double cream does make the taste very smooth but rather making this brand stand out it simply puts it into the category with a Galaxy bar, which I must say, beats this hands down for one reason and one reason only. The aftertaste, it really is not a pleasant taste! It’s foul.

      A word of warning, this brand may contain nut traces and for those who actually watch what you eat, this bar contains 30.9 grams of fat!!!

      Would I recommend?

      No, I wouldn’t recommend this product, after polishing off the whole bar I felt very sick. Not something that usually happens. As an all round product I think I’ll just stick to Galaxy bars or Galaxy Ripples.

      I think this chocolate bar is aimed that those who really appreciate their chocolate and the effort that goes into developing such a unique taste.

      The bar was on special offer and only cost 30 pence, but I would expect this to vary from shop to shop.

      For more information, you can contact Nestle Consumer Services, PO Box 203, York, YO91 1XY.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and rate.




      Steve :)

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        22.01.2004 01:13
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        • "Smells gorgeous"

        Probably the best bar of chocolate I've ever tasted. MMMmmmmmmmm. So good I ate my first one an hour ago and am now sitting looking at the one I'm about to scoff in the name of DooYoo. Hard life, eh? oOoOo WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? oOoOo In a word, it looks posh. The bar's encased in a silky feeling wrapper which is mainly cream and dark brown. Mmmmm, I'm imagining chocolate and cream here..... Sounds posh, huh? And its mine, all mine!!! ;oP The logo for this bar of Nestle goodness seems to be 'Chocolate Matters' (at last, they see sense) as on the front you're told that this chocolate is made with 'divine' double cream and fine cocoa beans because...... Chocolate Matters. Turn the bar around and you get this little sexy play on chocolate: ~~~You deserve me, No really, you do, Devour my double cream, Savour my fine cocoa beans, From Equador, and remember................ Chocolate Matters ~~~ Hmmm, hope the chocolate isn't as cheesy as the lyrics! lol oOoOo THIS IS THE BAD NEWS oOoOo I don't usually make a song & dance of the nutritional info, but a bar of Double Cream has 250 cals and a whopping 14.5g fat!!! Ah, now I remember why I don't take cream with my coffee all the time! So this is one to avoid, any dieters out there (I'll be joining you on Monday!) - you could have a nice baked spud with coronation chicken for that! But you won't have the cream. ;oP ~~~~~~ Bad News over ~~~~~~ oOoOo INTRODUCING **drum roll** NESTLE DOUBLE CREAM oOoOo With great difficulty I open the wrapper. The difficulty is the posh bloomin' wrapper doesn't rip, it stretches. And difficulty is made greater - when it does rip the tiniest corner of the bar is born leaving the rest to suffocate. This is how I justify the next 2 minutes spent tearing like a wild thing trying to get into this dreamy chocolate. If they want us to eat t
        heir chocolate at least let us get to it! omg. I've done it. **feeling slightly smug** I'm now looking at a thick slab of rich looking chocolate divided up into 8 small pieces. Each piece is stamped with the word Nestle, lest they let an advertising opportunity pass them by - 'HELLO, Nestle, if I'm this close to the chocolate you can assume I've already contributed to your multi-million pound company. Thanks for rubbng it in.' I've broken my bar into the marked pieces and am preparing myself for the first mouthful........... But first I notice. Where's the smell? Surely the bar of gorgeous looking chocolate should produce waves of rich, chocolatey smell. Take Galaxy, as soon as you open the wrapper you can smell the sweet, creamy chocolate and with Whole Nut (a favourite of mine) you can almost smell the Cadbury's chocolate through the wrapper! Double Cream, however, just smells chocolatey. Never mind, I'm going to eat it not inhale it. It melts in your mouth. The chocolate is so smooth and creamy and it melts slowly so you can suck it for ages and still have something solid in your mouth (and there's not many who can boast that!). There's a vague cream taste, but I'm not sure if it's actually there or the marketing getting to me. If it is there, there's not a lot anyway! To me it tastes ever so slightly of prauline in a very subtle way. This is gorgeous. The chocolate isn't as sweet as Dairy Milk and tastes even posher than Galaxy! It reminds me of Thorntons chocolate, the same rich, sweet taste. In a trial, if you suck the chocolate until every segment has melted in your mouth you can expect a bar of Double Cream to last for 14 and a bit minutes - but you've got to resist the urge to chew. :o) This bar of yumminess cost me 44p from Sainsbury's but I've seen them anywhere that sells Nestle stuff (ie. everywhere). This has had to lose a star than
        ks to the way the wrapper opened (or rather didn't) and also for the ridiculously high fat content (if it wasn't for Nestle I'd be thin!) but as far as taste goes, 10 stars out of 5! I love Double Cream, I want to marry Double Cream and hear tiny pattering Double Cream feet. Too far? lol Thanks for reading. :o) ps - Apologies to the boycotters. :o)

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          06.08.2003 20:24
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          it's not often I indulge in a large bar of chocolate but the other day I just couldn't resist. I went into my local supermarket and there it was, a buy one get one free offer for Nestle Double Cream. I'm talking 150g bars at 1.99p for two. I had to have them. Packaging. This is the first thing that gets your attention, the wrapper is a foil chocolatey brown colour. It looks inviting and theres a swirl of Double Cream on the front with the Nestle logo in the middle. It tells you that this chocolate is made with double cream and fine cocoa beans, this sort of flirtatious temptation from Nestle is what I'd call good advertising and underneath these words are the words Chocolate Matters. Whoever came up with that one had to be female, because chocolate seems to be the one thing most females crave for, not only as presents but for those delicate mood swings each month. Chocolate matters a lot when you want to set the mood or relax or just indulge, so ten out of ten for the packageing. It's eyecathing, thoughtfully written and tempting all at once. The Smell. When you open this foil wrapper the familiar smell of creamy chocolate wafts up to your nose, it recalls memories of happy times relaxing with the smooth creamy chocolate taste in your mouth. As the smell lingers gently in the air, your mouth will start to water in anticipation of the first piece of chocolate to disolve slowly on your tongue. The Taste. When you can't stand it no longer break a piece of the bar off and pop it into your mouth, you can just tell it's a rich creamy chocolate by the way it tastes. A smooth consistancy, which disolves in the heat of your mouth. you can taste the double cream and the sensation is heavenly. What I think. Firstly, it was the price that attracted me to buy this, well that and a weak moment of loss of willpower. At 1.99p for two bars I was happy to pay this. I have had l
          ittle bars before and thorougly enjoyed them. You get 28 little pieces in the bar and each one has Nestle written on it which I thought was cute. calorie wise this is a lot of them to eat all at once, infact i think if you tried to eat it all at once you'd end up feeling sick, because it is a richly smooth chocolate. Every 100g has 531 calories and there's 150g in each bar.So stear clear if your on a diet. If your looking for a little inexpensive present for one of your mates birthdays then this and some cosmetic products will cheer anyone up as I also like to have a huge bubble bath, light loads of candles and relax with a book and a bar of chocolate in the bath. Some other info. Nestle has its own web site. www.nestle.co.uk if your interested, this chocolate may also contain traces of nut so for those of you who have nut allergies, I'm afraid you'll have to miss out. Bye for now. Cheers for reading.

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            18.07.2003 20:46
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            Nestle ? double cream Wandering along in my favourite place (the food market) yet again I stumbled across a rather posh looking chocolate bar. I swear the chocolate was calling my name and repeating the words?. ?You deserve me, no really, you do, devour my double cream, savour my fine cocoa beans from Ecuador, and remember??chocolate matters? Ok so those are written on the wrapper, but still, the chocolate bar wanted me! Purchasing 4 bars I waited until I got home so I could munch away happily whilst I watched all my soaps. The wrapper on the bar looks very appealing. Light brown to represent the chocolate, white for the cream and a touch of blue makes the wrapping look appealing in the sense that you just want to eat it there and then. The name Nestle double cream is on the front of the bar, along with the words ? Milk chocolate made with divine double cream, balanced with fine cocoa beans because?chocolate matters? The words just make it sound even more tempting, which is good for Nestle, but not for us poor people who try to avoid eating too much chocolate due to the after effects of very bad looking thighs! Opening the bar, the smell of creamy chocolate is wonderful. The bar can be divided in to 8 tempting pieces, unless of course you have a rather big mouth and want to stuff it all in at once!. The chocolate is smooth and creamy. The taste reminds me of a Galaxy chocolate bar but slightly creamier. The good thing about this bar is that it is quite rich, and the amount you get in a small bar really is enough. For those of us on a diet you could probably munch your way through a few pieces and save some until the following day without feeling deprived!. For all those boyfriends out there who seem to think it is funny to eat 3 bars at the same time, just to rub our noses in it I give you a word of warning?.You may well be quite sick afterwards! Li
            ke I said, in my opinion this bar is too rich to be able to eat a lot. Although this chocolate is very nice, I don?t think I would go out of my way to buy it or pay more money than I would for a normal chocolate bar. Yes it is creamy, but again compared to Galaxy chocolate I thought the difference was quite small. Now shall we move on to the scary part? Nutrition info ? per bar Energy ? 250 Kcal!!! Protein ? 4.0g, Carbohydrate 25.8g, fat 14.5g. Quite a lot isn?t it! Ingredients ? cocoa solids 26% minimum, milk solids 20% minimum Skimmed milk, sugar, cocoa butter, double cream, cocoa mass, emulsifier. If you want to contact them you can call? Nestle consumer services PO Box No 203 York YO91 1XY Nestle also have a website which is very informative. One interesting point is that they have a link where you can check how healthy you are. For this you must but in how much you weigh, age, height, and then go through a list of options as to what you eat on a daily basis. Strangely enough, their chocolate bars are not an option hehe. In conclusion, a very nice chocolate bar, but probably not a good one to eat a lot of, as not only will you not be able to fit into your summer clothes, but I think you may feel quite sick!!

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              02.05.2003 02:45
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              Whilst shopping in Sainsbury's the other day, I couldn't resist having a look down the chocolate aisle on my way round. Okay, I don't want to give you the impression that I'm a chocoholic or anything, but seeing Nestlé Double Cream on a BOGOF offer (150g) was just too much for me to resist. Others must also have succumbed as there were no more left on the shelf! Luckily for me I got the last two - heehee! A day later and I am sitting here in front of my computer writing this review, whilst simultaneously munching away at my first bar of Nestlé Double Cream. Here is my verdict. PRODUCT QUALITY I cannot fault it. The chocolate is of a very good quality, as you would expect from Nestlé. PRODUCT PACKAGE The wrapper of this chocolate bar is fairly bizarre, but nonetheless eye-catching. The wrapper itself is a chocolatey shade of brown, with swirls of shiny blue and a blob of cream in the middle. It has a dreamy and slighly surreal quality about it, with the words "chocolate matters" hovering ghost-like over the top. The wrapper is securely sealed, but very easy to open. SMELL The smell is simply irresistible! The waft of cocoa beans and double cream is very satisfying. You will definitely want to take a bite... TASTE The taste is very impressive. As the chocolate melts in your mouth, you can savour its creaminess and delicate flavour. I find it makes a pleasant change from Cadbury's, as the flavour is generally more subtle. INGREDIENTS The ingredients are what you would expect from a chocolate bar. I have listed them below: Milk Chocolate: Contains cocoa solids 26% minimum, milk solids 20% minimum. Skimmed milk Sugar Cocoa butter Double Cream (13%) Cocoa mass Emulsifier (Lecithin) Flavouring The next bit makes me laugh. Nutrition Information (Nutrition in chocolate
              ? Surely not...!) 100g provides: Energy 2219KJ/531 Kcal Protein 8.5g Carbohydrate 54.8g (of which sugars 54.5g) Fat 30.9g (of which saturates 20.1g) Fibre 0.6g Sodium 0.1g There is also a warning that the product may contain traces of nuts. VALUE FOR MONEY Nestlé Double Cream bars are certainly very good value for money, but it does pay to shop around first. I paid £1.15 in Sainsbury's and thought this was a reasonable price, but have since found out that Tesco sell it for £1.08 and Asda for only £1.03. I suppose it was slightly more expensive than usual in Sainsbury's because it was on a "buy one get one free" offer, which makes up for the higher price. OVERALL VERDICT Nestlé Double Cream defintely gets the thumbs up from me. It is smooth, creamy, sumptuous and very moreish. If you haven't tried it, I would strongly recommend you do so, and preferably before Sainsbury's end their BOGOF offer! For more information, write to: Nestlé Consumer Services, PO Box No. 203, York, YO91 1XY. or visit their website (www.nestle.co.uk)

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                26.08.2002 07:45
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                Hoist up the John B's sails. See how the main sails set. Call for the captain ashore, let me go home. (Let me go home.) Let me go home. (I want to go home.) I want to go home. (Why don't you let me go home?) Well, I feel so break up, I want to go home. (I want to go home.) There I was at 6.00 am one morning, singing along to the Beachboys classic while using my rowing machine. It was a good start to the day. The all over exercise made me feel good, helped me to wake up and my lungs opened up enough not to splutter and cough when I lit my first cig of the day up 30 minutes later. I’m a firm believer in a healthy diet and exercise rather than fad diets that can deprive you of the nutrients that your body needs. I’ve really been getting into this losing weight lark and only strayed a bit. The biggest threat to my diet has always been the choccy shelf that faces me all day at work, but one bar in 2 weeks wasn’t bad going. That is until that morning and a new chocolate bar was placed prominently enough to read the slogan on the box ‘CAN YOU RESIST’. Yes I can - my silent reply grew more forced as the day drew on. After 6 hours I stopped resisting and bought a bar, convinced myself that it was ok to cheat as long as I wrote an opinion about the product – what is opinionating doing to me???? I resisted for another couple of hours until I got home. There were only 8 pieces in the 42p bar and of course there wouldn’t have been enough left to test while I wrote down my notes for this opinion if I had shared it out at work. I eased my conscience and lessened the fat damage by having another rowing session afterwards. Well, the poor cook he caught the fits. Throw away all of my grits. Then he took and he ate up all of my corn. Let me go home. (I want to go home.) I want to go home. (Why don't you let me go home?) This is the worst trip since I&
                #39;ve been born. (Since I have been born. So, now) Original words from the 1958 version by the Kingston Trio found on http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/tamborine/175/thesongs/SloopJohnB.htm My opinion wasn’t totally conclusive so of course in the name of research I had to sneak buy a third one today – the second one I got was jumped on by my workmates sob. The foil wrapper is quite eye-catching. Cocoa brown, blue and cream with the words Nestle Double Cream in the centre and to the right of that: Milk Chocolate made with divine double cream, balanced with fine cocoa beans because …. Chocolate Matters. A very tempting invitation if ever I saw one, and I know how much chocolate matters to many of you. On the reverse is a cheeky bit of verse, printed in waves to make it look jaunty. You deserve me No really, you do Devour my double cream Savour my fine cocoa beans From Ecuador, and remember Chocolate Matters I love it but don’t think it will be my rowing song, more like Living on a Prayer if I don’t stop cheating. Wrapper ripped open your eyes are assaulted by nothing more than an ordinary looking bar of chocolate. The smell is just chocolate, but then… Lips parted in anticipation, I closed my eyes to savour fully the expected pleasure from my first mouthful. Senses heightened, my mouth took in a large part of my sinful treat. It was hard, so hard the blooming thing nearly broke my teeth. It hadn’t been near a fridge so be warned if you like chilled chocolate. Undeterred, I broke off one of the 8 pieces in a ladylike manner and placed it in my mouth quickly in the unlikely event that it would melt in my clammy mitts (it was a hot day so no jokes about hot flushes). Woooo it melted in my mouth just as chocolate should, and tasted like …. Galaxy? That’s what it reminded me of. Every piece confirmed that it was very
                like and just as good as my old favourite. I even did a comparison test at work when by chance a Galaxy ended up opened on my counter. The bars are about the same length and width but the Nestle bars are deeper, no weight given but a bit more chocolate making it worth the 4p more. I couldn’t tell the difference when it entered my mouth except in chunkiness. I like Nestle Double cream except for the hardness on first bite. I’m pretty sure that I’ll buy it again, well as long as it keeps making eye contact with me in the shop. For details, praise or complaints write to: Nestle Consumer Services PO Box No 203 York YO91 1XY Tel: 00800 63785385 Or visit their site at: www.nestle.co.uk Now for the hard hitting facts. May contain nut traces. Calories 250 per bar. Fat 14.5g. mmmm I’d better get rowing Eat lots of choccy treats, Then row till Trish breaks sweat, Breathe in and out to each stroke, want to lose weight. (want to lose size) I want to lose thighs (why don’t they get small?) Well, I feel so knackered, so hard to lose weight. (so hard to lose weight)

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                Smooth and creamy milk chocolate bar from Nestle.