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      18.12.2013 00:26
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      Delicious treats.

      Matchmakers chocolates have been around for yonks and I remember eating them as a child. I usually pick up a few boxes of Matchmakers around Christmas time each year for my household and also to give out as gifts. Matchmakers are made by Nestle and come in different flavours. The most common flavours are mint and orange. I like both flavours but mint is probably my favourite.

      I recently picked up a box of 'Cool Mint' Matchmakers from Sainsburys. The Matchmakers come packaged in a 130g square cardboard box with a cardboard tray inside (the Matchmakers sit inside a plastic tray inside the cardboard tray!). The tray slides out which allows easy access to the chocolates, TOO easy in my experience! The box is bright green with 'Matchmakers' written across the front in big letters, you can't miss them. The packaging is quite attractive which makes Matchmakers suitable to be given as a gift.

      Matchmakers are long (about 5 inches) and really thin. They look a lot like twigs! They are covered in brown chocolate and have a knobbly texture. The Matchmakers have a strong minty taste, I personally love the combination of chocolate and mint. My daughter likes these chocolates too but finds them a bit too minty and says they burn her tongue! I can see where she's coming from, I feel as though I've drunk a bottle of mouthwash if I eat too many! They also have a crunchy texture (boiled sugar pieces) which I find appealing because if they were smooth, they might become quite sickly. I'm not sure whether it's because they're delicious or because they're so thin (probably both) but I find them VERY moreish. Is this a good thing or bad thing? Well probably a bad thing for me as I have been known to devour a whole box in one long sitting... and then feel sick and guilty for hours afterwards! Especially worrying considering there are 72 calories and 10.2 calories per FOUR sticks! On the upside they're suitable for vegetarians and free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. There are a generous amount of Matchmakers per box (about 30) so they're pretty good value for money in my opinion, plus they're good for sharing.

      Matchmakers are widely available. Both 'Cool Mint' and 'Zingy Orange' can be found in most supermarkets (in the boxed chocolates aisle or seasonal aisle in November/December). They generally cost around £2.50 per box which I think is pretty reasonable. However they are also often on offer. My most recent box cost just £1.50 and I've seen them for £1.00 in some places.

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        10.12.2013 16:03
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        Good chocolate snack and easy to store in box

        I love these, I have just bought 2 boxes as part of a present, I hope I don't eat them and have to go out and buy them again! I sometimes buy them just for myself, if they are on sale or sometimes even at full price. I don't think they are really cheap, but compared to a big bar of chocolate you get about the same.

        This time of year the sales are funny, and you often buy chocolates then see them the next day at half price, like I have just done with milk tray in Tesco.

        I paid £2.50 for a box of 130 g mint matchmakers they are now ( as of 10 to 17 dec 2013 ) buy one get one free, so I may go and get some more and eat these....

        CONTENTS

        Most boxes are 151 g some are 130 g. Store in a cool place.
        They contain 500 cal per 100 g or 300 per 4 sticks which seems crazy, but that's what it says on the box and also Tesco website.

        Plain Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring), Skimmed Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Flavourings, Citric Acid, Antioxidant (E320).

        USAGE

        They are a very good party type snack or for after a dinner to hand around. I am not that sociable though and tend to eat them all by myself or by them as a gift.
        I find them very very addictive, and eat a few at once. I love the crunchy minty flavour you get which is good to wash down with tea. I didn't realise there were so many calories in them though, which is a bit worrying.
        Not as sickly as After Eights but just as tasty and addictive. Can eat a lot of these.

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          06.03.2011 21:33
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          An old favourite re-vamped!

          I remember having Matchmakers as a child and really enjoying the crispy, minty chocolate sticks finding them very moorish and difficult to put down once the box was opened. This Christmas whilst browsing the isles in Tesco I spotted boxes of the Matchmakers Mint and Orange on offer so thought I would treat my partner to a box as I was sure they would be something that he liked.

          The box of Matchmakers that I have is slightly different to the box in the picture as they were rebranded by the makers Nestle in 2008 to be called Quality Street Matchmakers. Although from what I can remember nothing has changed about the taste it is just the packaging.

          ~~~~~Price~~~~~
          I picked up my box of Matchmakers 151g for the bargain price of £1.00 in Tesco just before Christmas when they were on promotion. I have checked tesco.com and they are currently £1.47 per box so still pretty good value for a box of chocolates.

          ~~~~~Packaging~~~~~
          Matchmakers now come in a purple box to reflect the Quality Street branding, they also have the Quality Street / Nestle logo on the front of the box. Across the front of the box is 'Matchmakers 'written in capital letters with a green outline reflecting that these are the cool mint version, the zingy orange has an Orange outline so you can easily distinguish between the two in the shops. It also states on the front of the box that the Matchmakers contain no artificial colours or flavours which is always a good thing in my opinion.
          On the back of the box you can find all of the usual nutritional information, ingredients listings and company contact details associated with a food product.
          The box itself comes covered in cellophane which is easy to peel off but helps to keep the chocolate sticks contained and fresh. Once you have removed the cellophane you simple slide the tray from it cardboard sleeve, this reveals a small black plastic tray topped by a padded sheet which helps to keep the chocolate sticks protected inside.

          ~~~~~Nutritional Information~~~~~
          As with all chocolate it is never going to be the best thing for you but everyone deserves a treat once in a while. The Nutritional chart on the box displays the information for 100g of the sticks or per 4 sticks. So 4 sticks contain:

          Energy - 81 kcal
          Carbohydrate - 11.7g
          Fat - 3.5g
          Fibre - 0.4g
          Sodium - Trace

          ~~~~~Taste / My Opinion~~~~~
          I do not tend to find Nestle chocolate the best tasting but there is something about these little minty, nobbly sticks that I really like. Maybe it is because it brings back a few memories of them being brought for me as a child or just because they are quite unique. The sticks have quite a delicate nature about them and I do like to nibble away at them enjoying the little sugar crunchy pieces located in the chocolate that gives the sticks there nobbly appearance. The chocolate is also quite creamy and in my opinion has just the right balance of mint flavouring. I find I can easily munch my way through half a box of these as each stick is quite small so you do not realise how many you have eaten until you reach for another and the box is empty. If you have not tried these before then you should definitely give them a go!

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            20.01.2011 00:59
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            Yummy!

            Matchmakers were launched in 1968 and are manufactured by Nestlé which is a huge name in the world of confectionary and a whole range of other products.

            Originally Matchmakers were available in mint, orange and coffee flavour but have also been available in blackcurrant and strawberry flavour, both of which have since been discontinued.

            The packaging has always been fairly eye catching as far as I can remember with bright colours being used and a rather unconventional font which gives the product a funky, youthful look. The square box of the product is a simple design. The sleeve slides off to reveal a plastic tray which contains the Matchmakers. On top of these there is usually a textured piece consisting of three layers stuck together which helps to hold the product in place.

            The Matchmakers are long thin sticks of chocolate which are quite rough in texture. The bits which make the sticks nobbly is where the flavour comes from and run along the sides of each stick and also through the middle. The "bits" are actually boiled pieces of sugar which are quite strong and give off a lot of flavour whether it be mint or orange flavour. The chocolate is quite smooth but a nice crunch is present courtesy of the boiled sugar. Currently, Matchmakers are now only available in the orange and mint flavours and have recently been rebranded as Quality Street Matchmakers which is another brand under the Nestlé umbrella.

            ---Ingredients---

            Plain Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring), Skimmed Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavouring), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Flavourings, Citric Acid, Antioxidant (E320).

            ---Nutritional Information---

            per 100g per 4 sticks

            Energy kCal............ 480 kCal 81 kCal
            Protein.....................4.0g 0.7 g
            Carbohydrate......... 69.3g 11.7g
            of which sugars...... 62.6g 10.5g
            Fat.......................... 20.8g 3.5g
            of which saturates. 13.4g 2.2g
            Fibre...................... 0.9g 0.1g
            Sodium....................Trace Trace
            Salt Equivalent....... 0.1g Trace

            Overall these are a lovely tasting treat which always reminds me of Christmas and the festive period. The are quite expensive at £2.24 for a 151g box but they are currently on offer at Asda for £1.00 which is a great price for a good quality chocolatey treat.

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              17.10.2010 16:43
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              Lovely!

              My boyfriend loves chocolates. Last night we decided to watch a movie with Pringles and a box of Matchmatchers cos he loves them!

              The Packaging:

              The box is mainly purple and there is a photograph of the chocolates on the front of it and I am told that they are Nestle, Quality Street Matchmakers 'Cool Mint'. Other information given on the back of the box includes ingredients and nutritional information being listed, the weight stated (which in this case is 125g) and contact details for nestle are given. The style of the box is a slide out one and the sticks of chocolate are divided into two spaces in a black plastic carton inside of that. Nice, easy to open and informative box this is.

              The Chocolate:

              Well like I have just touched on the chocolate comes in sticks and is slightly knobbly looking dark chocolate and even on the way out of the cash out in Morrisons I could smell the mint within these in a really fresh and sweet way!

              Long enough and very thin these are delicious, slightly crunchy and great quality chocolate, the only problem with these is that they are so moreish! They are highly minty and fresh but that mint mingles really well with the chocolate. We stuffed a whole box in seconds and they never had time to melt before meeting their demise! Yummy!

              Nutritional Information Per 4 Sticks

              Energy: 81 Kcal
              Protein: 0.7g
              Carbohydrate: 11.6g
              of which sugars: 10.6g
              Fat: 3.5g
              of which saturates: 2.3g
              Fibre: 0.1g
              Sodium: Trace
              Salt equivalent: Trace

              Available in all good supermarkets etc priced (if not on offer at about £1.99) a box.

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                07.04.2010 12:04
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                Although I never think of these as your typical box of Chocolates, they are Chocolates which are in a box, so there you go.

                These normally cost around the £2 mark for the 144g box of Chocolates. perhaps that bit expensive considering that you can get a bar of chocolate for cheaper and it is heavier, but you know how expensive boxed things can work out as. We tend to buy these more when they are being sold for £1. Although this is because it is a good enough offer, I just think that £1 is a better price. Actually anything up to £1.30 seems a good enough price.

                You get these in 2 different flavours. Orange Chocolate and Mint Chocolate. I think the Mint Chocolate is nicer as the Mint is nice and cool tasting. The Orange is alright, but it just isn't quite as nice as the mint.

                The pack looks alright. These sit in a plastic tray and there is a cardbaord part around the box with a cardboard sleeve over it. The colouring is black and green for the Mint, and Orange for the Orange.

                These are just think knobbly sticks of plain Chocolate with the Mint or Orange taste to them as well. These are easy to nibble, and I can eat a whole box in the 1 go. They are nice tasting and not sickly. Being nestle Chocolate and plain Chocolate it isn't that sweet so it is all nice.

                These are a nice Chocolate treat that is just that bit different to grabbing a bar of Chocolate.

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                  04.04.2010 14:06
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                  Delicious minty chocolate sticks

                  These are some of my favourite chocolates in the whole world although they're a treat that I don't want to constantly eat throughout the year as they're really special and a great treat if you only have them on special occasions at times like Christmas and Easter.

                  Matchmakers are long and thin sticks made from skimmed milk chocolate, plain chocolate and boiled sugar pieces with a mint flavour. They're made by Nestle Quality Street so you know that they're a good make and an excellent quality sweet treat.

                  These are so addictive purely because they're quite small and very very thin so one is never enough - very similar to Cadbury's Fingers which you can never stop eating after having only one! The boiled sugar pieces give the stick a very crunchy texture and make it nice and sweet. The mint is the main thing you can taste though which is pretty strong and a little zingy, so for those who don't like mint flavour, I don't think you'd be a fan of these either.

                  They come in a small square box which is filled with Matchmakers and they're the perfect thing to have at times like Christmas as they're a good snack to be passed around and shared out (if you can bare to share them that is!). They only cost £1 from Asda (they cost nearer to £2 in other supermarkets) which I think is really great value as these really are so delicious.

                  If you haven't tried them already or if you like chocolate and mint then you should really try these. They are so delicious just try not to eat the whole pack at once as they really are very moreish!

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                    03.04.2010 16:21
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                    A nice box of chocs for all to enjoy!!

                    I first encountered matchmakers as a young lad. I was born in 1970 and these were at toddler stage whilst I was still in my cot. At the time they were also a fraction of the size they are now.

                    They are made by Nestle and they come in a few different flavours. The most popular is Mint. Other flavours have included orange, blackcurrant and strawberry, coffee etc, although many of these have been limited editions.

                    I always received matchmakers as a kid for Christmas, and they didn't last long. The long mint chocolate sticks snap very easily and they are usually protected in a tray, which in return is in a box, covered with cellophane.
                    The mint chocolate ones do taste extremely nice and certainly have a strong mint taste to them. In a similar way the orange ones also taste of a strong orange chocolate flavour. Just as you'd expect. The flavour isn't overpowering either. Like with all foods this days, the manufacturers have tinkered with the names and they are now known as Quality Street Matchmakers and are refered to as Cool Mint and Zingy Orange. Why? I just don't know!

                    These matchmakers are available in most shops and supermarkets. I often buy a packet to share with the kids and my wife of an evening. They aren't expensive, and if you look around you can pick them up for about £1.00.

                    Nutrition per 4 sticks

                    Energy 81 kcal
                    Protein 0.7g
                    Carbohydrate 69.3g
                    of which sugars 63.0g
                    Fat 20.8g
                    of which saturates 13.4g
                    Fibre 0.9g
                    Sodium Trace
                    Salt Equivalent 0.1g

                    Ingredients (Mint Flavour)

                    Plain chocolate and skimmed milk chocolate contain vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter.

                    Skimmed Milk chocolate (Sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, Emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavouring).
                    Plain chocolate (Sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, Emulsifier (soya lecithin), Flavouring). Sugar, Glucose syrup, Falvourings, Antioxidant (E320)

                    I would recommend these mint chocolates. They are ideal for sharing, taste delicious and won't ruin appetites.

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                      18.01.2010 12:07
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                      Very naughty but very nice!

                      Like all the best things in life, these Matchsticks are naughty but very nice. Containing more sugar than the average annual output of a small Carribean island, they are waist band expandingly more-ish. Its probably better to open a box in company, rather than gorge on them privately like I tend to.

                      I know they're no good for me, but I can't help it. They taste so good and the chocolate melts in your mouth in a way that gives as much pleasure that you can legally have with all your clothes on. Also, the way you are left with a chewwy ball of minty pieces makes for a pleasing after thought to the chocolate's main event.

                      Those minty little pieces are crystals of boiled sugar, so add to that the sugar that's already in the chocolate and you can see why they are probably not good for you. However, as my Grandma used to say, "a little bit of what you fancy does you good", and she was a wise woman. And I fancy some more Matchsticks.

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                      Perfect to share

                      You know it's nearly Christmas when you see offers on Matchmakers and that's exactly what I've seen this past week (£1 a box in Morrison's I think) so I snapped one of the boxes up and now it's time to share them with the family. For those who aren't aware of Matchmakers they are a boxed chocolate treat from Nestle that come in a small variety of flavours including mint and orange, personally I'm not a big fan of orange chocolate so went with the mint option. Although they are made by Nestle they have been a family favourite and the 151g boxes never seem to last particularly long as everyone seems to eat their way through the box without making any effort.

                      The individual matchmakers each look like 4 inch brown twigs with a flat back to them, they have a rough curved texture them but could very easily be confused with twigs (I live in a house with an open fire, funnily we have sticks in to burn...). They can easily be snapped meaning you'll easily bite your way through it and get the minty taste from the centre, in fact the centre of the Matchmakers are crunchy and bitty giving them a rather playful texture that is from some harder bits inside them (boiled sugar). Though not as "fun" as eating something like a Kinder Bueno it's still an enjoyable experience with a nice taste.

                      Nutritional information per 100g
                      480 Calories
                      4.0g Protein
                      69.3g Carbohydrates (63g Sugars)
                      20.8g Fat (13.4g Saturates)
                      0.9g Fibre
                      Trace Sodium
                      0.1g Salt Equivalent

                      The chocolate contains both plain and skimmed milk chocolate, so obviously it includes Milk, Whey Powder, Soya and E320.

                      Overall the treats really are delicious and wonderful, a rarity for Nestle (who are now promoting these under their Quality Street banner) in one of their better treats, in fact it's a delightful family treat to be shared around. So if you're in need of some Christmas chocolate these will work perfectly for anyone and are rather cheap and so won't be breaking the bank. One problem may be that if you're getting them to be shared in the family you may miss out as there's no promise that there will be any left by the time you get to the box. If you fancy treating your self these maybe a little indulgent for some people (151g is a lot) to sit through in a single sitting, so that's what makes them ideal for a family sharing session.

                      For those who prefer the orange ones they taste equally as good though the taste isn't particularly strong and in fact it's the texture that will likely have you enjoying them more than the taste. That's not to say they taste bad because they don't it's just they aren't over powering and best of all the mint isn't in a fondant like some others chocolate based mint flavoured snacks are (mint poppets for example) which can be very sickly.

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                      07.11.2009 13:46
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                      chocolate mints

                      Nestle matchmakers are those perfect after dinner mints and are one of the best selling chocolate mints coming after the after eights though of course.

                      They are a really good idea though, they are made up of a kind of matchstick like shape, a really long and really thin crunchy mint chocolate stick which tastes very nice and is a perfect way to finish off a dinner party.

                      The sticks themselves look really good, there really bobbly however are fun to bite into and you can eat one in several bites. They usually come in boxes of various shaped and are easy to offer out of people at the table to pick one out and eat and there something I find everyone enjoys after a meal.

                      They do have a very crunchy texture and the mint taste is really strong which is good, I think mint flavour goes well with chocolate anyway but this one with the blend if the nestle chocolate just works perfectly making it the ideal after dinner mint chocolate.

                      The only downside to these is the price, your usually paying near the £2 mark for a box however if its for a special occasion then I guess that isn't all that bad, and they are worth it just for finishing off a meal in a perfect way.

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                        02.11.2009 12:09
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                        These seem to be a Christmas must!!

                        Now Nestle Quality Street are very well known and Matchmakers are one of their products thats been going for years and years. These are on sale all year round , but we only seem to buy them at this time of years for some reason ( I haven't got a clue why!). Now everytime we buy a box they always get opened straight away and always seem to taste better than the last box did.

                        Now these consist of being long thin sticks (about 5 inches in fact!) of plain chocolate that has boiled sugar pieces in to give them a crunch and a very minty flavour. The only problem with these is that they are so moreish that you can't stop eating them and when you do you can then feel sick as the mint flavour is so strong.

                        Now as chocolate goes these are not to bad on the calorie front as four sticks are 81 calories, but 4 sticks is not enough!!

                        I'm not sure how many sticks you get in a box because as soon as they are opened they are devoured in seconds in our house, but you do get 151g's worth which is quite a lot of minty sticks.

                        These also come in an orange flavour and I'm sure they used to to a coffee flavour as well, although I haven't seen that particular one recently. Although you could compare these to an After Eight Mint for mintyness, you can't beat the crunchy texture that these sticks have which gets you reaching out for more!!!.

                        Per 4 sticks contain;

                        ~~~Calores 81~~~
                        ~~~Protein 0.7g~~~
                        ~~~Carbs 11.6g~~~
                        ~~~of which sugars 10.6g~~~
                        ~~~Fat 3.5g~~~
                        ~~~of which sats 2.3g~~~
                        ~~~Fibre 0.1g~~~
                        ~~~Sodium trace~~~
                        ~~~Salt Equiv trace~~~

                        Getting ready for the festive season these Matchmakers come with a suggestion for a game to play with your family, this pack shows you how to play Charades ( well I thought everyone would know how to play that!) I suppose it just gives people ideas of things to do!. These are are special offer in Tesco's at the moment selling for a mere £1 a box, I will have to re stock and hide the next lot I buy!

                        Now these are called Cool Mint and Cool sticks they are! definitely 5 stars for these great chocolate sticks!

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                          08.10.2009 21:20
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                          I love them and would reccomend them!

                          Matchmakes are always a christmas treat in my hous, so when I saw these boxes off matchmakers on offer in Tesco the other day for just £1 per box, I had to pick myself up a couple of boxes. I picked up myself a box or orange ones and a box of mint ones!

                          The product:
                          Matchmakers is a like a thin knobbly stick, with a lovely tangy zingy orange flavour, or a lovely cool mint flavour. They also have little 'crispy' type bits in it which makes it even more the scrummier!

                          Packaging:
                          They come in a very simple, yet unique box which everyone in my family immediatley recongnises! It is a purple with Matchmakers written across it with either a green or orange glow around it depending on what flavour you decide to buy! There is a carboard bit which slides off to reveal the tray of matchmakers with a black squidgy sheet to keep absoloute 'freshness' in them!

                          Price:
                          These normally cost around £1.95 per box, but as I said I managed to pick up a box for £1 as they were on a special interductory offer in Tescos. I am not sure whether £1.95 is a good price or not as they are very moreish so a box is gone in about 5 minutes in our house! However at £1 I find it an absoloute bargain!

                          Avaliabilty:
                          These are avaliable in most places including large supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, etc, but are also avaliable in most corner shops and places like WHSmiths.

                          My view:
                          I really love them!
                          They are a really scrummy snack to curl up in front of the fire with!
                          When you bite into them (the orang ones) you immediatly get this 'wham' of zigy orane which is simply delicious, which is then followed by the gorgeous thin layer or smooth milk chocolate. The little 'crunchy / crisp' bits in it add to the texture and give it a bit of taste in your mouth!

                          The problem I find with this chocolate is that it is very moreish which leads to you eating the whole pack in 5 miniutes and not knowing where they have gone! So in my opinion they are not ideal for sharing, but would be scrumptious at parties (but I'd reccomend buying a few boxes!)

                          I think that I'd like them to bring out a 'thicker' one but then I think that the immediate image of matchmakers we all know would completley go down the drain, but I just don't like the feeling that you are eating but it just doesn't touch your stomach!

                          81 kcal per 4 sticks
                          3.5g per 4 sticks 5% of daily guideline amount

                          All in all I would highly reccomend these for a super scrummy treat! :D

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                            24.09.2009 13:43
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                            I Will Eat These More Often Now I Know How Much I Love Them

                            I love Matchmakers but we only have them at Xmas for some reason which is mad because they're not very expensive and are so yummy. When we went shopping yesterday I saw some in Sainsburys because they are putting all their Xmas stuff out now so I brought a box of the orange ones because they're my faves.

                            Matchmakers are long thin chocolates that are smooth chocolate with little flavoured sugary bits inside them. This makes the chocolates smooth but a bit crunchy and they look knobbly too and not like straight strips of chocolate.

                            The mint ones are nice but I prefer the oranges ones because they have a nice warm taste but the mint ones are very cool.

                            The chocolate is creamy and that was surprising because Nestle chocolate isn't usually creamy and sometimes has a bit of a sour taste. I think these taste better than Terrys chocolate orange because the orange flavour is a bit more natural tasting and even though I do like chocolate orange I think it sometimes tastes proper synthetic.

                            The best way to eat these is to chomp them into 4 bits and then chew it all together because then you get a mouth full of melting chocolate, crunchy sugar bits and a strong orange taste. I chew them because I haven't got the patience to let them melt!!!

                            I ate the whole box to myself and don't think they're sickly at all but that's probably because Nestle chocolate isn't as sweet or rich as Cadburys. I didn't get fed up of the flavour either and thats a shock because each Matchmaker tastes exactly the same and I thought I'd get bored but I didn't but when I had a box of the mint ones I remember I only ate half the box because the taste got too strong the more I ate.

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                              23.09.2009 03:11
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                              A Great Snack!

                              I'm actually chewing on these as I write this! Having remembered them for a majority of my life, I more associate them with nostalgia and when I see them in the stores as I did yesterday, it's a timely reminder that Christmas isn't too far away!

                              Matchmakers come in a small flat tray of which there are two varieties, mint and orange. They are long thin sticks about 4" in length and are coated in chocolate with tangy orange bits or mint bits inside them for flavour. As they are predominantly seen around the Christmas or festive periods, they are ideal for stocking fillers and for cheap gifts for office staff to be given with along with a Christmas card. Or, if like me, you're the kind of family that has loads of snacks and tins/boxes of sweets around this time of year, this makes a handy addition.

                              There are some downsides to these though. Firstly there's the price. For a 151g box, depending on the store or outlet you can expect to pay around about £2.50-3.00 is my observation which makes them more of a luxury, although I've also noticed that these go down in price or are on offer nearer to the time. And, when the festive season is over they are substantially cheaper as stores try to get rid of surplus amounts. The second is how healthy they are for you. According to the packaging, 4 sticks contains about 3.5g of fat. Considering these are very easy to eat, I could easily find myself eating a whole box of these in about 5-10 minutes so you really have to watch yourself when eating these as I personally could imagine myself putting on a lot of fat content in no time whatsoever.

                              Overall, they are a very tasty snack and great as a small gift around the festive season, but they aren't the cheapest and it's easy to get carried away eating them.

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                            • Product Details

                              This line was first launched in 1968. It is believed that Matchmakers came by their name as a “token of love”, “someone making a match”, “Matching your love”. They also looked like matches as they were originally one third of the length they are now.