Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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 Ser... more
YOU CAN'T POLISH A TURD.........
Nestlé Double Cream Bar
Member Name: Gingaro
Nestlé Double Cream Bar
Advantages: Fairly cheap and it's chocolate......
Disadvantages: Strong pugnant 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 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
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.
Summary: A cheap chocolate fix but with a revolting aftertaste