Well, now Christmas is safely out of the way for another year (well, just under 9 1/2 months but who's counting?) the shops are full of Easter eggs. I didn't fancy a Caramel egg and I don't like Cream Eggs so when I spotted the wondrousness that is Nestle Double Cream in egg form I handed over my 50p and raced home to sample it.
The first thing that will probably strike you about this egg is the wrapper. Gone is the rather fiddly and sticky skin-tight foil seal that usually adorns eggs of this nature, replaced with a smooth foil 'bag' much the same as a miniature crisp packet. It opens in the same way as a bag of crisps too but with less rustle - secret crisp eaters will know what I mean! Quickly glancing at the nutritional information I find there are 163 cals and 11.1g fat in each egg which I suppose is pretty scary if not downright terrifying... if you care about things like that. I don't so I carry on to unwrap this little piece of chocolate which is all set to add a couple of pounds of lard to my thighs.
The smell which wafts out of the wrapper is nothing short of heavenly. A delicious rich smell of sweet chocolate fills my nostrils, so strong I can almost taste the egg just on the smell alone. My mouth's already watering as I lift the egg to my lips, virtually trembling with the anticipation of the taste to come. Ohhhhh, I've not been this excited since my last visit to Ann Summers. But that's another story...
Back to lifting the egg to my lips. How to tackle this eating experience? Should I bite the tiniest piece off the top and allow my tongue to wander into it's soft filling? Or just bite the whole damned thing in half and be done with it. Ever searching for a new erotic experience I nibble the top away just enough to reveal a creamy white centre which looks similar to the middle of a Milky Way. I soon discover eating this egg is less erotic than messy. Very messy. The chocolate shell is really thin when compared to a Cadburys Cream Egg which means you get a chocolate shower with each bite and the chocolate on this egg is very sticky so not only do you get the chocolate shower but also little brown smears when you try to wipe the bits off your (typically) white trousers. White trousers with brown patches in the general groin area... not the look I was after while getting dressed this morning. But the messiness is soon forgotten as you are transported into a world where chocolate is better than sex and you find yourself wondering how many of these eggs you could swap your fella for.
The chocolate is very rich and creamy and has real melt in your mouth qualities, although there isn't too much of it there I get the feeling that the egg would probably be too sickly if the chocolate was any thicker. The reason for this is the creamy centre. OMG, it is delicious. It has a similar consistency to clotted cream and actually tastes similar too. I can really taste the cream in this egg and the sweetness of cream is totally different to the sweetness of chocolate, cream has more of an erm... creamy taste. This reacts beautifully to the chocolate but does make for a very rich eating experience. The centre has a gorgeous melt in the mouth quality and in this instance I mean it really does melt... in seconds... One minute it's there, a creamy white lump sitting on your tongue and the next minute *poof* it's gone, and it didn't even make me heave... Inside the creamy centre are loads of tiny bits of cocoa pieces which have been roasted to maximise the flavour. To be honest, instead of enhancing the flavour these bits sort of distract from it because they're too teeny to have a taste of their own and have a horrible crunchy nutty texture as you bite. You can lap some of the creamy centre out with your tongue and each mouthful will have a few of these bits in, a bit of a put off really having hard bits in your cream!
As a whole this is a marvel of modern day confectionery. Nestle may have their critics (and with good cause) but there's no denying they do make delicious chocolate goodies and aren't afraid to try new flavours in their ever expanding range, all I can say now is bring on Easter!
Thursday in Putney is OAP day at Sainsbury's. Or so it seems to defenceless Melee's who get kneecapped by old incompetents in charge of dangerous trolleys and baskets, and sent off by forceful old ladies who are sure that just because we don't work in the store doesn't mean we can't pop off and get them some ovaltine. It's very traumatic. So it's down to the evil old people that I ended up with chocolate in my basket. I needed it you see to calm my frayed nerves. Back home, rubbing my knees and waiting for the kettle to boil I ripped into my little comfort purchase. 'What was it?' I hear you cry. Well, infact it was a Nestle Double Cream Egg. A new lardy toy for my body to play with. The first thing going in eggy's favour (if you are able to imagine anything favourable emanating from the Nestle demons) is his packaging. He floats in a little subtley toned brown sealed packet, so no worries about anything having permeated the meagre defences of the foil covering the creme egg still resides in, and the choccy is guaranteed fresher too. Thumbs up good start. The packaging also has a dollop of nutritional info, which is quite unsual for many singly sold confectionery treats, but perhaps the small size means smaller numbers, so less risk of people being shocked into never wrapped their gobs round the lardy fests again. Cynical, me? But this is what happens when two of the world's most evil forces - Nestle and The OAP - combine to influence my buying decisions... ~The Egg~ Inside his little protective bag lies the egg in all his dark shiny glory. Actually he doesn't look all that glorious, he's a tad smaller than a creme egg I think, certainly weighs less in your hand, but he smells richly chocolatey, not like usual Nestle choc which can be uninspiring, this is their effort at premium creamy chocolate, and I think they've got it spot on. It isn't cloying in your mouth like Dai
ry milk can be, in fact it's altogether smoother and silkier, yet still divinely rich, packed with double cream no less. Take that you Cadbury cheapskates with your glass and a half of milk. A bite through the top of the egg results in disaster - The whole thing spilts down the seams where it's been inexpertly glued together, leaving me with a handful of broken pieces. Not a good look if I had company, but it does give me the opportunity to have a good poke around inside before I scoff the lot. The filling is billed as a 'lightly whipped creamy centre with roasted cocoa pieces'. Yeah, ok, I can see that. It's fluffy and white in colour, and speckled throughout with tiny chips of dark brown. The taste test essentially reveals the entirety to taste not unlike a Milky Way, that same whippy lightness, with the grown up edge of the cocoa pieces creating an unusual crispy texture. It's hard to say what they add to the taste experience - perhaps reducing the overall sweetness of the chocolate and cream. There is a hint of coffee flavour lurking somewhere, although I admit this may be down to the slight vanilla flavour in the cream (and I tend to drink Vanilla coffee). I think this Easter offering really is aiming for the more sophisticated end of the eggy market. Which is fine, but my loyalties still lie with the fabulously gooey creme egg, which is unrivalled by anything else on the market, unlike this souped up Milky Way. But overall, pretty good. Hit the spot for a little chocolate fix. Little being the operative word. It's a mere mouthful of a treat - I have a feeling if I bought one of the boxes of them I could eat them all in no time without the slightest feeling of fullness. And though each one may only have 163kcal, it's also packing 11g of fat. I can see it heading straight for my love handles now. Double Cream Egg - 36p
This is a very good product the EVIL money grabbing COORPERATION masters of Nestle have a personally provided me with. Now the problem is everyone knows nestle is a bit of a no no if can he helped but I cant be BOTHERED. And why I tell you why because I LIKES these double cream mini eggs they DELIGHT me. *I dont know about the normal big sized eggs with white creamy filling i avent tried but i get round to it* Now where do I start. Well it all started when nestle started their double cream bars. I didnt buy one cos usually I aint finding nestle products all that. Innit. *does finger flick* My brother buys himself one and gave me a piece while he went downstairs to make a cup of tea and when he came back up id eaten ANOTHER piece. Talk about living on the wild side. He didnt care though so I ate another piece and much to my satisfaction he started to get slightly annoyed. I wanted to eat another piece to annoy him alot but I didnt because I got all scared and shaky. Right. Now onto the eggs. I was in somerfields and i was planning on buying my usual CADBURYS mini eggs. I saw the double creams though and had to spend a fair while deciding. It was hard to decide because the nestle ones are 99p and the CADBURYS ones are 79p with 15% extra which works out an overall 3% extra than the nestle ones so there was no doubt i was being short changed by buying crappy nestle products but I DID anyway. Nestle product double cream mini eggs 112gs REVIEW OF TASTE LIKE now these are very scrummy eggs. in fact id say definetly as good as the CADBURYS mini eggs. they have nice crispy shell. the shell takes a while to get into. i break the shell off with my teeth (thats a lie sometimes i suck it off!). at first impression i think the shell is quit thick but im not sure. they not all brightly coloured like CADBURYS mini eggs they are brown which i boring but really bright colours wouldnt match cos the product comes over as quite sophisticated. *rolls
eyes immensely* anyway the chocolate inside the egg is the exact same as the chocolate bars but just like the CADBURYS mini eggs i personally find the chocolate somehow tastes nicer. maybe cos its personally presented to me in a way i like. in small cute eggs adorable. CALORIES i give the calorie content and fat content and general nutrional content of this product to be 0 out of 10. so if your not young and naturally less than 6 stone like me and your on a diet then STAY AWAY this is NOT for you *points at slimfast website and crappy somerfields good intentions products* PRICING i dont care about the price of this product, some shops probably have it for more than other. i wouldnt pay more than 1 pound *unless i was i the cinema prahaps* for the 112g cos its nestle and they suck. ALLERGY WARNING i get huge rashes over my chest sometimes when i eat nestle EVIL products but its ok in the winter. although i look DISEASED.
Introduction My Mum and Dad have just been to the local post office and they decided to bring me and my brother a chocolate each. I don?t know (don?t care) what my brother got, but I got one of those Nestle Double Cream Eggs. And well I thought they would be really nice! So there I am taking my first bite of the shell, thinking it was really nice I carried on to the inside. So as I bit into the white creamy substance. ?DISGUSTING? I thought to my self as I unhappily swallowed!! On the packet it asks you ?can you resist?? Well quite frankly the answer is easily YES, YES DEFINITELY I can resist it!!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * What it is Well for anyone who does not know what Double Cream is, well it is a delicious, thin chocolate bar that is easily broke so that you can eat easier. But know they have got the idea of a Double Cream Egg!! This is completely different it tastes normal (like Nestle Double Cream) on the outside, and the outside only and it is rather pleasant. But the inside is a completely different matter. It is a lightly whipped and creamy and it to make it worse they have added in little pieces of roasted cocoa!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Taste As you have probably guessed this is horrible, excluding the outside from horribleness. One of the problems is that there is more inside than outside ? which means more disgustingness than goodness!! And the inside, there isn?t really a way to describe it; I just use the word ?horrible?!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Packet The packaging that it comes in is shaped like the egg and has several pictures of the egg on it. There two main colours ? brown and cream (more cream than brown). There is also some blue on it, but as far as the eye can see they are the only colours in it! How Dull is that!! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* * * * Nutrition Per Egg Energy 678KJ...163Kcal Protein 1.9 g Carbohydrates 3.8g Of which sugars 13.7g Fat 11.1g Of which saturates 5.0g Fibre 0.1g Sodium Trace * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Contacts On the packet that the 'horrible egg' comes in, if you pull at one of sides at the bottom it starts to split and then gets to the middle and stops, if you do this to both sides then you can find the website and the address if you have any questions. The website address is www.nestle.co.uk and the address is as follows: NESTLE CONSUMER SERVICES PO Box No 203 York (Y091 1XY) England * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Conclusion Definitely a thumbs down. You can try but it will not be nice, I repeat WILL NOT BE NICE!!!! Try to stay away from them as much as possible, they are really horrible, trust me I tried one, how do you think I feel now. Well actually to be honest with you I do feel a bit sick!!! To be honest with you I was going to give this one star but the outside quite good, so I decided to give it some credit!! Otherwise it is HORRIBLE!!
There are many amongst us today, dearly beloved, that like Christmas purely because of the sales that follow (or these days, precede). Similarly, there are several people - one of who is writing this op as he, er, writes - who really only like Easter because several weeks later all the supermarkets have to offload stocks of chocolate goodies et al that didn't sell. Such a case in hand arose yesterday, when theediscerning found Nestle's Double Cream Mini Eggs at half price. Never would he be tempted to buy them at full whack, so this was a good opportunity to see if they were as mediocre as the first person on dooyoo to rate them (hiya, ZP!) thought. But, the style of op would have to be totally different to make it worthwhile, and so theediscerning invites you to his countdown to next year's Easter. After all, there are only 3xx days to go - who on earth knows if Easter is early or late next year, anyway?! This way of writing an op, be warned, only goes to show the numerical system is a very silly one, that shouldn't really be used by amateurs - and proof to all you who failed Maths at school that numbers never made sense anyway! To begin, then, and, of course, all sensible countdowns begin with the number 112. 112 There are 112 grammes of product in the bag in hand. 99 JS, the well-known British supermarket, think the RRP of the 112g bag is 99p. 61.2 The mini eggs (theediscerning has dropped the capital letters he used earlier, as Nestle never used them anyway) are 61.2% sugar by weight. Work out for yourself how good they are, then, for your ivories. 49 Theediscerning found his pack at 49p on the trolley where they keep the dented tins, nearly-out-of-date BBQ briquettes and tastes-best-before-next-week shampoo. 37 There were 37 mini eggs in the bag. (There are currently 0, but that's getting ahead
of ourselves.) 23.6 The mini eggs were 23.6% fat by weight. Work out for yourself how good they are, then, for your Harris and thighs. DOZENS The campaign to boycott Nestle seems to have gone on for DOZENS of years. As far as theediscerning is aware, this is because they ("allegedly" - Dooyoo Lawyer) mis-educate women from what it is now un-PC to call the 3rd world into thinking it is hip and trendy to feed their children Nestle's chemical substitute as opposed to breast milk, thus destroying an entire continent's immune system. This might have some effect on your decision to buy these eggs, or you might think "49p? Hmmm, only 17 member reads on dooyoo and that's covered. I'll try these!" and ignore it. MANY Yes, not really an easily defined number, but needs must... MANY are the shards of sugary coating that burst off the mini egg when you crunch through one, thus preventing you from actually tasting the basic chocolate inside for description on dooyoo. It seems it's just a decently OK chocolate, just as you might find in any reasonable normal slab of chocolate - apart from the fey Dairy Milk, which isn't really that good when all is said and done. SOME Again, a spurious number, but who cares by now? There are SOME chances of nut traces herein. OK, this countdown idea doesn't work at all sensibly, but we'll soldier on. (Is there something in these things that makes theediscerning completely undiscerning about what makes a decent op?!) 5 Here are 5 comparisons for you as regards the product. * They are like larger, more spherical Smarties. * They are like peanut Revels, or anything else sugar-coated with a peanut in, only without the peanut. * They are slightly larger than those allegedly 'wickedly funny and naughty' chocolate rabbit droppings sold in tat stores, with fre
e sugar coating. * They are like "milk chocolate mini eggs with a crisp sugar shell", which is all well and good as that's how Nestle describe themselves. * They are, er, oh gruddammit. Er, they are yay high and yay long and yay round. Good enough? 4 It must take a lot to make brown, just as our art teachers taught us. There are 4 colourings involved in creating the look of these things. They include "Brilliant BLUE FCF" (!) and cochineal, or crushed Indian beetle, for the uninitiated. Therefore they are not suitable for people who dislike eating bits of beetle. And funnily enough, some of you qualify. 3 Theediscerning is slowly getting round to give these three stars, as just about an average chocolate product. 2 At 49p and not 99p theediscerning could have got 2 packs for the price of one. So might you if Easter finished a few weeks ago in your area too. 1 The eggs come in 1 bag, which ~ ha ha, you didn't think you'd escape a PACKAGING DESCRIPTION did you? ~ which is predominantly brown, with a blue swirl on the front cupping a creamy white splodge. The product name is writ in large brown on this. 0.5 There is a 0.5 probability (ie a 50/50 chance) theediscerning, or even anyone, he thinks, would come back for a second pack of these. The packaging (see 1 above) says "this is chocolate at its very best", which might be true (although theediscerning doubts this a lot). The problem, as he has stated, is you cannot really taste the chocolate without the Smartie-like coating getting in the way, and he didn't get his scalpel out once to dissect them. This means that you aren't getting pure chocolate, so if you want some, then just get a brick off the market and chomp on that. If you want little mouthfuls of chocolate with crispy shells, then you can either go for these or just stick to the tried and tru
sted Smarties. Do not be fooled by the mini egg name of these - even though they are oval, they are certainly not special enough for Easter goodies status. Instead they are just run-of-the-mill Smartie-types. As such they get, as foretold, three stars, for being completely average, take-'em-or-leave'-em confectionary. They're verging on nice, but no more, and there are much more common, equally reasonable substitutes. However those don't dress themselves up as Easter specials by calling themselves 'eggs', and so these might be better value for money at this time of year. If so, think about them and do the calculations necessary. As for theediscerning, his number's up.
In many ways „chocolate in a crisp shell” is an idea that has been done to death with Smarties, M&Ms, Minstrels, Mini Eggs and Vice Versa (which are no more), but Nestle evidently think there’s room for another product on the market: enter Double Cream Mini Eggs. I had a 112g bag sent over for Easter. In case you can’t imagine it, 112g is the sort of size you have for the large Maltesers and M&Ms hanging bags you find at cinemas and places like Blockbusters. It’s not very inspiring packaging – brown and cream in keeping with the general colour scheme of the Double Cream range, it bears the slogan “…because chocolate matters”. Well, duh. Of course it does. But it’s a little presumptuous of them to think that they’re the only product on the market to meet this need. The eggs are a cross between Cadbury’s Mini Eggs (for the shape), Masterfoods Galaxy Minstrels (the idea of a brown, chocolatey sugar shell) and Nestle Double Cream. Eat one of each of the above, or 3 of these, and you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference. The eggs have a powdery substance on their shells – not a good first impression as this always reminds me of cheap chocolate. They’re messy to eat, too, the shells splintering as you bite into them. The chocolate inside is thick and creamy, but still tastes inferior compared to Galaxy or Dairymilk. Or at least how I remember them tasting. It’s been a long time…. The eggs have no smell to speak of, and are rather plain and boring. The only advantage I could make out from them having brown shells was the reduced likeliness that you’d end up with multi-coloured fingertips after eating them à la Smarties. I’m not going into the ingredients list here, but one glance tells you how they make up the rest of the 100% left over after taking their 26% cocoa solids and 20% milk solids, and I’m rather curious
to know why they need “brilliant blue colouring” in them. As a one off at Easter, they were nice. As a new product on the market, they were disappointing. They weren’t quite as nice as any of the other products available. They were fine. Ok. Ordinary. But nothing special, and I won’t be buying them again in a hurry. Around the £1.25 mark, they were available over Easter and in the run up to it, but I’m not sure if they’re now a permanent fixture in the chocolate aisles.