“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Egg „
These used to be my all-time favourite chocolate, to the point where I would buy all he remaining stock from my local supermarkets before they disappeared at the end of Easter.This year milky bar mini eggs have appeared very early - first week of January - but Nestlé have changed the old delicious recipe. It seems they have used the inside from the brown or pink mini eggs, which taste much cheaper and not as creamy. Why Nestlé, why?
I brought these Milky Bar Mini Eggs in Wilkinson for my little sister, she's 2 and loves white chocolate but when I got them home I didn't give them her because the eggs are a bit big and hard and I was worried she was going to swallow one. These was about 79p a bag and I decided to try one even though I'm not mad keen on white chocolate, I didn't want to waste them and was interested to see what they'd taste like.
They're not bad actually. The eggs are a bit smaller than Cadbury Mini Eggs and the coating of them is a shiney white chocolate flavoured sugar shell. For someone like me who doesn't like white chocolate that much they're ok, but I reckon people who like white chocolate would LOVE these.
The eggs are solid white chocolate and it's deffo Milky Bar chocolate. It's dead rich and creamy, tooooooo sickly sweet for me but a mega good quality white chocolate and with a perfect taste for kids to enjoy them.
On things like this the sugar shell doesn't usually taste of anything but on these Milky Bar eggs you can taste white chocolate even in the shell. The shells are nice and crispy and that goes proper good with the creamy white chocolate inside the egg, I like sucking them for a minute until the shell starts cracking and then it will start breaking away but before that happens the chocolate starts melting. Yummy.
I'll make an exeption for these and say this is deffo one white chocolate product that I like.... and that's mad because I don't like normal Milky Bars or Milky Bar buttons that much! I love how long these take to melt in your mouth but be careful because they get sickly very quick and once you start feeling pukey over these then you won't want anything to eat for another hour! I reckon if you let your kid pig out on Milky Bar Mini Eggs then they'd deffo end up getting sick because they're them sort of sweets that you don't even KNOW you're feeling sick until minutes before you realise you're actually going to puke! lol
Recommended.... even for people like me who aren't keen on white chocolate!!!
Strong and tough!
*About the product*
Milkybar Mini Eggs are similar to Cadburys Mini Eggs with the exception that they are made of white chocolate and are created by Nestle and not Cadburys! The mini eggs are white chocolate in a crisp sugar shell.
Milkybar products are instantly recognisable by their yellow packaging. The front of the pack is mainly yellow with a red top and bottom and has the name of the product in blue writing. There is also a picture of the famous Milkybar Kid and a picture of the eggs contained within the packet. The rear of the packed has the best before date, nutritional information, ingredients, company details and the size of the pack. Milkybar mini eggs like all other Milkybar products are instantly recognisable on store shelves as they are bright and shiny. Like a lovely star!
Milkybar mini eggs contain dried whole milk, vegetable fat, cocoa butter, sugar, whey powder, whole cows' milk, emulsifier, acacia gum, colour curcumin, glazing agents, carnauba wax, beeswax. May contain traces of peanuts and nuts.
Each 25g portion contains 125kcal 1.1g protein 15.7g carbohydrates which sugar, 3.6g fat which saturates.
Milkybar mini eggs can be found on supermarket and other store shelves from around mid January onwards as they are designed for Easter. Prices vary from shop to shop however a 100g bag is currently on offer at 2 for £1.60 in Wilkinsons and you can mix and match this with other eggs.
When in Wilkinsons today, I managed to avoid the sweet section but as i got to the till to pay for my reduced washing up liquid (Morning Fresh 24p a bottle..bargain) there they were..the lovely Milkybar Mini Eggs and they were staring at me and calling my name so i had to buy a packet! I spotted the sign..2 for £1.60 and seen this offer included the Cadbury Mini Eggs so decided to buy a pack of each. So i got as far as the carpark at the precinct and dipped into the Wilkinsons bag. The yellow bag looked very appealing and i tore off the corner and poured 2 mini eggs onto my palm and devoured the first one. Oh what a taste! I bit into the egg, the sweet crispy shell and the smooth white chocolate went down lovely. These chocolates are the type you can only eat one at a time and they are very sweet not to mention high in calories but a plus point is they are made with all natural ingredients so i don't feel too bad! Since this afternoon, between myself and my partner, we have finished the lovely 100g bag. My toddler loves the occasional Milkybar however i would not give him one of these, i wasn't being nasty or cruel but they are quite big and crispy so difficult for a young child to eat in my opinion.
I would recommend these..try them now before they stop selling them again for months!
The best part about the few months after Christmas for me is the start of the Easter chocolates coming on sale. Slowly in the shops you start to see Creme Eggs, mini eggs, then other companies (ie not Cadbury's) versions of mini eggs.. then eventually all the Easter eggs come out and its Easter!
I was pleased to see these Nestle Milky Bar Mini Eggs on sale in the local co-op recently as I dashed in to get a lucozade on my way to work one morning and needed some chocolate. These were on offer for buy one get one free for £1.09. The co-op only had one pack of Milky Bar eggs left so I had to buy Smarties mini eggs for my plus one free pack- which I did not mind in the slightest as free chocolate is free chocolate!
For your £1.09 you get a man's hand sized (ie the size of the average man's hand) pack, which is 100g. The pack contains mini egg sized small cream coloured eggs which are milky bar chocolate (white chocolate- of course) covered in a smooth crisp cream coloured sugar shell. They are solid and you have to bite into them which will crush the sugar shell (like a minstrel but egg shaped and white chocolate).
I love these as they are a good chocolate hit in each bite. The eggs are a decent size and you only need a few to really feel as if you have had a good chocolate treat! As I took these to work and was having quite a stressful day, they didn't really stand a chance and I polished the bag off over the day with no problems! They are very rich tasting (like Milkybar chocolate USED to taste- I find milky bars now taste oily and bland as Nestle seem to be stripping all the taste out of products by trying to make everything healthy!) but they seem to have left all the rich milkybar flavour intact with these which is why they are such gems.
Per 100g bag (eek)
23.3g fat14.2g saturated fat
One thing I like about this product is the pack has a diagram on the back to explain what all the ingredients are: white chocolate (70%) = sugar, whole cow's milk ("that's been dried"), cocoa butter, whey powder, vegetable fat ("from tropical plants"), lecithin ("made from soya beans & holds the ingredients together"), natural flavourings, Glazing agents ("to make the shell shiny") acacia gum ("from trees"), colour curcumin, beeswax.
All the bits in brackets are what Nestle have added on the pack.
I would recommend these if you used to love Milky bars but have gone off them recently as you found they tasted bland or oily as this product has restored my faith in Nestle! They can be sickly if you eat the whole pack, so only a few at a time is preferential!!
Yes, I admit it. I bought chocolate again. My excuse is that there are so many new lines out for Easter which I just have to try!
These new Milky Bar Mini Eggs come in the familiar creamy white and red packaging with a picture of the famous MilkyBar Kid as well as some eggs and a little chick. The front of the pack tells us that the Eggs are made from 'all natural ingredients'.
A 100g bag costs £1.13 but is currently available in Tesco on special offer - 2 bags for £2 (Cadbury's Creme Egg Minis are also included in this offer). A bag contains precisely 500 calories - ouch!
There is an ingredients list on the back: what I think is a really nice touch is that there are little arrows pointing to some of the ingredients, especially the stranger-sounding ones, to say what they are. For example, we are told that Acacia Gum comes from trees and the Vegetable Fat is taken from tropical plants. This is probably aimed at children who might be curious as to where their sweets come from, but it is helpful for inquisitive adults too!
The product itself consists of small white chocolate eggs covered in a crisp sugar shell. The white chocolate is traditional Milky Bar - creamy, sweet and delicious. The taste always reminds me a bit of condensed milk. The sugar shell doesn't add much in the way of taste but does make for an interesting texture. The general effect is similar to Cadbury's Mini Eggs or Smarties.
The colour is a bit boring it must be admitted, but the taste makes up for it. You do get a good number of eggs in the pack. In fact they are great for sharing as too many at once can be quite sickly - though maybe that's just the nature of white chocolate.
Reading reviews of Milky Bar Moments, I wonder if these eggs are exactly the same bar the shape. Having said that I do recommend them, as they are a tasty seasonal treat and as far as I know are the only small egg-shaped confectionery produced from white chocolate. Clearly Nestle spotted a gap in the market there!
These eggs may contain traces of nuts. The packet does not directly state whether they are suitable for vegetarians but a quick glance at the ingredients list suggests that they are (I certainly hope so!).