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Milkybars are absolutely scrummy! They're irresitable to most people and are ideal for both adults and kids. The white milk chocolate comes in the form of bars and buttons in various sizes and has been around for yonks!
I buy mine from Tesco which sets me back around 50p for a small (and i mean very small) bag of the Milkybar buttons. I find this quite high and usually keep my eye out for offers, and i only buy these occasionally anyway. The buttons are also available in multi packs which work out alot cheaper at £1.04 for 4 small packets.
The packaging of milkybar varies as it comes in various forms as mentioned before (buttons, bars), but the general colour scheme is a custardy yellow, red and blue. There is usually a cowboy character on the front which makes the product recogniseable. The packet i have sat next to me currently has a red band around the top with the nestle logo and blue writing telling me what the product is (milkybar buttons), underneath this is a cartoon boy dressed as a cowboy, it's not a drawn cartoon and looks more like a graphic. Overall the packet is fun but basic and it is easy to understand what it contains. I personally think the packaging is very child orientated due to 'mini' type bars and bags which are most commonly available and also because of the character on the front. The packet is obviously meant to be opened by adults though as i do think young children (6 and under) would struggle with opening the pack - Taylor certianly does.
Milkybar chocolate is probably my favourite - it's so sugarry, sweet, creamy and leaves my chocolate cravings satisfied after just a few small buttons (however for people who don't know where to stop i would avoid these like the plague as my boyfriend finds that they're very morish!), but as i do try to avoid fattening and high calorie food such as chocolate, Taylor, my boyfriends 3yr old (basically my step son!), usually eats most of them up and he enjoys every single one! The small buttons are ideal for kids as they are easy to pick up and the bag is in my opinion a child's portion and can be spread throughout the day as little rewards such as good behavouir, eating all of dinner up etc. I don't let him eat packet after packet as moderation is key when it comes to food like this, however at 165 calories per bag it's not hideously high in calories considering the amount of yumminess each button contains.
Each bag also contains a pretty large amount of fat - 9.5 grams, and 17.4 grams of carbs which means unfortunetly anyone on a diet won't be able to have many of these! A plus side though - one bag does contain 2.3 grams of protein and ofcourse whole cows milk, so as i said before Milkybar chocolate is not too bad for a little treat.
Looking at the ingredients nothing seems sinister to me, and i would highly reccomend these as a little treat for yourself if you like white chocolate. I would also reccomend these to anyone with kids - Taylor loves them! These are not suitable for anyone with milk allergies.
At 18 months old my daughter is something of a chocoholic. I don't like to indulge her very much and when I do it is really only Nestle Milkybar that I like for her as I think this is a bit better than milk or dark chocolate and it is aimed at kids so that is the one I tend to buy for her.
You can get Milkybar's in bar form or you can get them in the more baby friendly version of Milkybar buttons. I prefer these as she gets a few buttons at anyone time and this seems to satisfy her hunger for chocolate. I also think the buttons are a little bit easier for little mouths to eat and so fun for her rather than a big piece of chocolate.
Milkybar buttons are white chocolate and the buttons are just like Cadbury's chocolate buttons, same size and shape. They are tiny little discs, and like I've said above perfect for little fingers. What I love about these white chocolate buttons is that they are lovely and creamy and more milky tasting than other white chocolate. They really do melt in the mouth. I know this as my daughter loves to put them in her mouth and suck and they go all gooey and dissolve quite easily and are really creamy when sucked.
MIlky Bar buttons come from the makers Nestle, a multinational packaged food company founded and headquartered in Vevey,Switzerland. It originated in 1905. On the wrapper a Milkybar is described as, "Milkybar white chocolate from all natural ingredients containing dried whole cows' milk and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter. Nestle have been making white chocoalte since the 1930's.
I also use these to decorate little fairy cakes as they make perfect little toppings for things like that so they are multifunctional.
I generally buy the little bags for her which probably contain about 30 or so buttons so just having a few at a time, this bag does last for quite a while. A little bag contains 165 calories so not too bad and has a very cute picture of the original Milkybar kid on the front. At around 50p per bag these make the perfect treat for little ones.
It's not really chocolate is it?
Apparently not if my wife's view is anything to go by.
She seems totally convinced that white chocolate is a wonderful, pure alternative to that dirty brown stuff. That's why my 4 year old lad, to whom we never ever give brown chocolate can roam around the house like a free spirit on sweetie day (Friday, to you and I), happily popping white buttons in his gob like there is no tomorrow, with a huge grin because there's a giant loophole in Mums zero chocky policy and he has found it! Fairplay to the lad, I'm saying nothing just in case he spills the beans and tells her that Guinness is actually a beer!
Right, where was I? White buttons of the erm... shhh... chocolate variety.
Back in the day, we had the Milkybar Kid, a true legend. The albino, myopic son of Clint Eastwood. As far as I can remember, he only had bars and my internet research tells me absolutely nothing about when the buttons first appeared. 'Tis a mere trifle anyhow.
In my opinion, buttons are better than bars. They definitely last longer in my greedy paws as there is a natural break between buttons unless I stack 'em high!
Every Friday, we purchase a 30g bag which retails at approx 42p. This is my sons weekly sweetie treat. The rest of the week we feed him on jam doughnuts.... I'm kidding!
The buttons are round and smooth and fundamentally designed to slot straight into a child's gob at high speed.
As far as flavour is concerned, they are certainly not as sweet as the brown buttons and therefore far less sickly.
I myself am also quite partial to a milky button and occasionally have been known to purchase the "ahem" slightly larger 110g bag on particularly stressful days at work.
I once devoured the whole bag on the journey home whilst stuck in traffic. I was astonished when my wife asked me later if I'd enjoyed my milky buttons. How did she know? I'd carefully destroyed all the evidence. Is she psychic?
No, perhaps it was the three substantial white chocolate blobs on the back of my trousers, where I'd dropped them in between my legs in the car during my feeding frenzy! I'm not sure what was worse, the shame of being caught or the thought of wasting three yummy buttons.
So, is white chocolate really chocolate?
Well, they both originate form the cacao bean that chocolate is produced from.
Apparently when this bean is processed, a substance called chocolate liquor is created, that when further processed can create two distinct products.
Namely, cocoa powder and cocoa butter. Brown chocolate has its essence in cocoa powder and white chocolate has its essence in cocoa butter. So basically, white chocolate has its origin in the cacao bean but contains no cocoa solids.
The answer therefore is yes it is. Unfortunately, some white chocolate is produced from corn oil. In which case the answer is no.
Let's have some data on these milky marvels:
Sugar, Whole Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Lecithin), Flavouring.
Nutrition per bag
Energy kCal 163kCal
Energy kJ 681kJ
Contains Milk Powder & Whey Powder.
Spot the cocoa butter in the ingredients? Yep, it's chocolate but don't tell the missus.
I know it's not a very healthy snack, but my little lad only has a small bag once a week so I'm not too bothered. He likes them and so do I and you never know... it might be the only thing we ever agree on!
Thanks for reading.
My grandson is almost 17 months and the last time he came to visit and stay for tea, he was a little tired after his meal and started to become a little grumpy and I had to keep him awake, and then he would go to sleep at his usual bedtime and so my hubby took him for a walk to Tesco to wake him up a little and he asked him to choose a sweet from the shelves and he chose these white chocolate buttons lol.
They were priced at 40p for a little mini bag, and the bag is a different colour to the one shown above, the one I am reviewing is a nice bright yellow colour and plastic and I think it was the bright colour that attracted my grandson and the bag has a little boy with glasses on, called in my day, the milky bar kid lol.
The chocolate buttons are just the right size for small children as they are only around the size of a penny and the texture of each one is very soft and smooth and a small child can easily swallow them as they melt in the mouth perfectly.
They are pale yellow in colour and are nice, creamy and very milky and it says on the packet all natural ingredients, which is good to know in my opinion.
The bag size of the mini one is a good size to hold for a child and inside there are approximately 15 buttons, which is also a good amount to share a bag and have as a treat for a snack.
They are available in larger bag sizes but my hubby only bought the mini size as it was almost bedtime and my grandson would have wanted to eat them all had he bought a larger pack lol, I did have one or 2 myself and they were absolutely delicious and very tasty.
I think these mini ones would be ideal for children's party bags to give to the children to take home as they are nice and small and would fit nicely into the bags perfectly and in my opinion I think there are just the correct amount in each bag to fill a child until meal time.
I think these are excellent quality little buttons and well worth the money and I will continue to buy them for my grandson and of course myself lol.
I give them a 5 star.
Thank you for reading my review.
I am a huge fan of white chocolate and specifically Milkybar so when I noticed that Milkybar also do buttons I was quite happy with myself!
They come in a pack different from the one shown above. The pack is around 9cm wide and 13cm tall and has a cartoon picture of the milkybar kid on the front holding a glass of milk. This makes the pack more appealing to children as it shows a cartoon character on. "Milkybar White Chocolate Buttons" is shown in a deep navy blue colour.
I think that these are aimed more to children than adults, not just because of the cartoon picture on the front but because it also has information stating that one pack contains 165 calories and that this is 9% of a childs recommended daily allowance. Another reason I say this is because on the back it says "Story time. The milkybar kid loves drinking milk. It is really good for him. What is your favourite drink?" This is a very simple story and doesn't really stimulate the mind of anyone older than seven.
The buttons themselves are quite small but you do get a good amount in them (I got 30 in this particular pack). I would say they were around a cm in diameter. They have a slight crunch to them but are mainly quite soft and the chocolate simply melts in your mouth. When you put it in your mouth you will also notice that it is very smooth and creamy and you can't help but put another in your mouth.
I bought the standard size but it doesn't say how much weight the pack is. You can also buy a larger size and small snack size packs which are mainly sold in multipacks.
This product is made by Nestle and all ingredients are natural which is another reason I like to eat these. I also like to eat them because they can be easily shared. This product is also (in my personal opinion) much better than Cadbury's white buttons as the flavour is more creamy and smooth in the Milkybar offering. Why not pick up a pack and see for yourself?
I'm not a massive fan of white chocolate in general, it is way too sweet and sickly for me and I generally prefer something with a bit of a bitter kick. If I do ever buy white chocolate I tend to buy the only brand I can tolerate... Nestle Milky Bar.
I have two girls, age 2 & 4 and while I do try and avoid giving them chocolate on a regular basis... your only a child for a short time and chocolate is one of the great wonders of the world in my eyes and it would be cruel to deny them completely.
On the other hand chocolate and a 2 year old can be an incredibly messy experience, and being dim it didn't even occur to me that giving them white chocolate would make the experience less messy. After a friend suggested this to me, I looked out for some little white chocolate treats for them during my supermarket shop.
I opted to buy them a few bags of the Milky Bar buttons as I figured I could split a bag and share the contents out between them on days when they had been extra specially good. A single 30g bag of these buttons cost 41p which I think is quite reasonable. These chocolates are most definately marketed at little ones opposed to adults as a new version of the milky bar kid appears all over the front of the packaging, they are very cute.
I have to say these were an absolute hit with both my girls, they seemed to love these super sweet creamy buttons and seemed to prefer them to milk chocolate. I have to confess to pinching a couple out of the packet as well and I admit that these are about as good as white chocolate gets in my eyes. On odd occasions since I have bought supermarket own brand white chocolate and in most instances have found it to be completely revolting. Milky Bar is fantastically creamy and this somehow makes it less sickly than some other brands which just taste super sweet.
I would definately recommend these if you want to avoid those big brown chocolate stains too, sure they still make a mess but it is far less destructive.
Eating a packet of Tesco own branded white chocolate buttons the other day has really made me appreciate the Nestle ones. Nestle chocolate in general isn't that great, but their white chocolate buttons have always been high on my list of favourite sweets.
In Tesco, a 110g hanging bag costs £1.31, or you can purchase an individual bag of around 30 - 40g for 41p. I know they also sell these in multipacks of little fun size bags as the grandson (and okay, me) eat those sometimes as well, but they're not showing up on the Tesco website at present.
What I really love about these buttons is firstly the texture. I know it sounds odd that I'd say texture over taste, but there is something about the texture of these that really sets them out from the crowd. They're smooth and creamy, and they really melt in your mouth if you suck on one for a spell.
Obviously the taste comes pretty high up on my list as well, and I like how sweet and creamy these are, without tasting especially sugar-laiden. There's a really strong flavour of chocolate in these, which for some reason seems to be missing in some of the supermarket own brand versions! They're all sugar and milk, while the Nestle originals are a combination of cocoa, cream and sweetness.
As with all sweets, they're not nutritionally any good for you. They're not good for your children either, so I'm not entirely sure why we always associate these as being okay to dole out to two and three year olds - but hey, that's another review entirely. Each 100g of these buttons contains 546 calories, 58.1g of carbs (sugar content not stated, but presumably most of the 58.1g is sugar), and 31.6g of fat. There is also 7.5g of protein in 100g of these, but let's be honest, we'd all be better off just drinking a glass of skimmed milk to up our protein intake.
So these aren't healthy, despite what some parents seem to think, and really they're not ideal for small children to eat regularly. They sure are tasty though, there's no denying that, and they're a huge cut above the supermarket own brand offerings.
I bought a tube of these at Christmas, and have only just got round to eating them now. They are not my chocolate of choice, but I do enjoy them occasionally. I used to love the original Milky Bar Kid ads on TV, 'the milky bars are on me', cheesy eh, but a bit of nostalgia.
The packaging is very distinctive and stand out, they are in a small foil packet, cream, red and blue with a cute picture of the trademark Milky Bar kid on the front.
On first opening the packet you are met with a milky, but slightly sickly aroma, which oddly enough it not off putting. The buttons are quite small, about the size of a penny and are an off white colour, you don't seem to get many in a regular sized packet, which may well be good due to the high calorie content.
The taste is very sweet and creamy and quite smooth, they melt easily in your mouth, and are very moreish. However, they can be very sickly if you over indulge, as I did just now. If eaten in moderation they are a nice alternative to regular milk or plain chocolate. They are considered to be more a kids treat.
The packaging tells us that the buttons are made from all natural ingredients, including dried whole cows milk (26%), vegetable fat, cocoa butter and natural flavouring. Calorie wise they are pretty high, 25g of the product will give around 137 calories which is around 8% of your childs daily intake allowance. In terms of fat from the buttons the same serving will give 7.9g of fat of which 5g is saturated and amounts to 25% of your childs daily allowance of sat fat.
Giving the high calorie and fat content, they are only suitable for an occasional treat.
Milky Bar Buttons
I am so glad I am writing a review on these because I think they really do deserve it. Considering they have been one of my favourite treats for quite a long time I need to do this! I really prefer these over normal Cadbury Buttons- sorry! Some people are not big fans of white chocolate but I think if you try these you may change your mind...
What are they?
These are little white chocolate round buttons which are manufactured by Nestle. They also relate to the Milky bar kid if anyone has ever heard of him! They do a milky bar which is also tasty too!
The packet basically tells you everything! On the front of the packet as you can see there is a pattern which has actually changed now and it follows a simpler theme. On the back of the packet there is a lot of information which can actually be very useful!
They do a normal snack size version of these or a bigger sharing pack. Obviously the bigger the pack you get, the more expensive it will be!
These taste so delicious. The chocolate is quite sweet but not too overpowering as milk chocolate sometimes is. I like the way you feel you have to have more than one in your mouth- well I do!
These smell so great it just makes you want to eat the whole bag- not really recommended if you have the large back! You could be sick...
The buttons themselves are actually quite smooth and silky!
I would say the only bad point about these is they are a little pricier than Cadbury! They range from around £2.00 for the large pack and around 50p for the small pack. Also, if you eat too many they make you feel sick!
4/5 From me!
These little things are brilliant. They taste great, with the beautiful original Milkybar taste that everyone loves, but are a bit over priced and you don't really get that many in a packet.
The packaging is nice, and easy to recognise on the shelf with the usual Milkybar design. The text is easy to read, and the packet tells you everything you need to know. The product is always fresh and anyone will be able to open the packet easily. The product is never squashed and always in a good condition when it has been opened.
As you open, a nice sweet smell drifts out that really encourages you to pop one into your mouth. Also, they look very nice. Popping them into your mouth means that they start to melt, giving a soft silky texture on the tongue. They are creamy and not too sweet, and the taste isn't over-powering with no bad after-taste. They will be liked by anyone, and are some of the nicest white chocolate around. However, they do become quite sickly after awhile and they are very small, so you will need a lot for it to be a good snack.
The price is quite bad, with about £1.50 for quite a big packet, but nothing that good. They are quite filling and the great taste means that they are worth it.
They aren't that bad, they don't have much sugar or many calories, but do have quite a bit of fat. It doesn't matter anyway as it is worth it.
Overall, a brilliant packet of chocolate. They are quite sweet but not over-powering and despite the higher price are worth it. Everyone will love them.
I love white chocolate, give me any white chocolate and ill eat it. As a kid I also really liked milky bar chocolate however when I got older I kind of grew out of it, not that the taste didn't taste good to me anymore, but probably more due to the fact the bars are very small, and are designed mainly for kids so you don't look like the coolest person buying them.
However these are different, the great white chocolate milky bar taste, in little buttons. Just like the Cadbury milk chocolate buttons these are also great. They are made by nestle though, so perhaps they have ripped off the Cadbury buttons idea a bit but hey, they have still made a great product.
They come in bags come in different sizes, you can buy a small one portion bag for about 45p, similar price to most chocolate bars, and other chocolate products. However theres also the bigger to share bags which are great for movies, or just sharing in general, these tend to be about £1.50 or even more depending on where you get them.
These are a really good product, if you like the sweet creamy taste of milky bar white chocolate then you will love this product as there just so much better to eat than a little bar, but if you don't like them, stick to your Cadbury buttons.
There can't be many on here who have never heard of Milky Bar white chocolate buttons by Nestle. The pack itself is usually a milky colour with a picture of the Milky Bar Kid. Also on the front of the pack it says that Nestle have only used Natural Ingredients.
I often bought, and still do, buy these my my young son. They are perfect when you are looking for a little snack for him. As soon as he started crying in his pram, I'd give him a packet to keep him quiet. Looking back that was probably the reason he started crying in the beginning - don't tell Super Nanny!!
Each Pack has 4 bags and cost about £1. So you are talking about 25p a bag. Bought separately you are talking about 34p, but I think the bags are slightly bigger. In the 20g packets you are lucky to get about a dozen chocolate buttons. They are as you would expect very milky and will easily melt in your mouth. That is why I felt so happy giving them to my children when they were young.
The Milky Bar Recipe is made up of Dried Whole Cows Milk (26%), and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter. Natural Ingredients include Sugar, Whole Cows Milk, Cocoa Butter, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier Lecithin, Natural Flavouring.
Each bag contains
of which sugars 11.5g
of which saturates 4.0g
Salt Equivalent 0.1g
I am not a big fan of white chocolate, but these have always been a huge favourite in our house, along with the Milky Bar. I can eat some, but would much prefer darker chocolate. However I always found that my children enjoyed this chocolate more (and made less of a mess).
When you're a child and you're not quite aware of the differences between white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, we still manage to know what we enjoy, this seems to live with us for many a years. One thing I remember enjoy, as I'm sure many others do too, are Milky Buttons. Developed by Nestle, who's other forays into the white chocolate markets have included the obscure but yet brilliant Caramac and the massive Milky Bar, which both seem to show that Nestle can make amazing chocolate, as long as they keep it to the white stuff.
Much like the Milky Bar Milky buttons just use a normal plain white chocolate though this time it's not a bar but small penny like buttons of chocolate. Much like the plain chocolate buttons (which are made by Cadbury's) but with the wonderfully smooth and milky white Nestle chocolate.
Nestle are a Swiss company that have been around in one form or another for over 100 years and have a huge catalogue of items, from cereals, to biscuits, coffee to chocolate bars, Bottled water to Ice creams. Though personally very few brands stand out the ones that do always seem pretty solid like Nescafe, Nesquik and Kit Kat. Though despite being Swiss their plain chocolate always seems rather weak and cheaper tasting than many of the rivals (such as Kinder, Cadbury's, Mars and the under used Marabou chocolate (mostly known for being used in Daim bars)).
So onto the Milk buttons, which for some reason seem to be called Milkybar White Chocolate Buttons if we want to give them their full name. Come in a red and white packet with the Milky Bar Kid on the front looking as stereotypical whiter than white as always, I think he needs a girl in his life to be honest...anyone up for a campaign to "Find the Milky Bar Kid a Milky Girl?"...When opened the packet looks...about ¼ full...well that's a kick in the teeth to be honest, what's the point in wasting money on bags if you're not going to fill them even half way? The buttons (what there is of them) are about the same size as a dinner jacket cuff link button and about 3 times bigger than my shirt button (I compared them, sad huh?). And are the same light yellow colour as the parent product (Milkybar).
To eat they are sweet and milky, tasting more like solid milk than chocolate yet still tasting lovely, funny that I'm not a big fan of milk but I like these. The chocolate is soft and and light in both taste and feel there's no annoying sharpness to it that we sometimes get with chocolates and yet there's also none of the "eurgh it's melting on me" feeling which seems to bug the Galaxy brand Mars have. The problem comes however with the fact the full bag can be emptied straight down the gullet in seconds meaning they don't last very long for people with big mouths such as myself.
Nutritional Information (per small bag)
The product contains only natural ingredients (no artificial colours, flavours of preservatives) but they do include Milk, Whey Powder, Vegetable plants, and Soya.
Overall they keep everything about the Milky Bar but make it buttoned so it's easier for little kids to handle, though by the same token its also easier for kids to make a mess with as they are small and can end up anywhere. The innocent appeal of the Milky bar brand is still very apparent as is the taste which as always with Nestles white chocolate is sensationally better than their normal milk chocolate.
I am a real die hard fan of white chocolate! I just love it and it's my chocolate of choice! Today I needed a sweet fix and I decided to purchase these cos at 165 calories for the bag I decided they wouldn't hurt me too much!
Red and cream foil bag with blue and white writing on the front telling me that they are Nestle Milkybar Buttons and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on the front and a picture of a cartoon boy on there too. On the back of the bag the ingredients are listed, nutritional information is listed, contact details for Nestle are given, the recycle symbol is displayed and finally there is a bar-code on there. Oddly enough there is no size stated on this bag but it is a small one and I'm pretty sure you can buy these in several sizes though to be totally honest I'm not too sure about that but I know you can buy Milkybars cos I love them too lol.
Well these are cream in colour, small, round in shape and well...button like really. They are flat to the bottom, not very thick and slightly sort of domed to the top of them. They have a lovely sweet smell to them (naturally so) and there is small hint of a vanilla smell to them which is listed in the ingredient list although I can't actually taste that and all I can really taste is a milky taste to them really. They have a slight snap to them if you eat them immediately however they are prone to melting if you mess about with them too much and they do melt in the mouth nicely and of course they may be sticky when they melt and leave a bit of a greasy residue but least they don't make you look visibly dirty so they're great to give to children lol.
All In All....
My small bag cost me 30p and I think these are great quality and great value. Not too high in calories (though they are fairly high in fat) these ward of my sweet cravings nicely and are really nice tasting!
Nutritional Value Per Bag (Though no size is stated on the bag!)....
Energy: 165 Kcal
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Ever since i was a little girl, i have loved milkybar buttons. They are made by nestle and i think that they are the best white chocolate available. With only 165 calories in a bag (the small ones) which is only 9% of a childs daily intake and think of how less it would be for an adult! It's great for children and on the back it has a little story or a joke. Plus an added bonus is that they have natural ingredients.
If you ever want a quick snack, feeling a bit peckish then milkybar buttons are the best idea! It is also quite cheap, i bought a pack today from the spar for 46p. Howver the prices can vary depending on where you buy them. When i eat them i remember having them when i was little. Once you eat them you have the great taste afterwards of the creaminess.
If you love white chocolate like me then this is the white chocolate that you have to have!