Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Milky bars are on me!
Nestle Milky Bar
Member Name: Chippytarka
Nestle Milky Bar
Advantages: Tasty, not sickly, loved by children and adults
Disadvantages: Far too moorish
Having two young children I try to make sure there are plenty of snacks in the kitchen. Mainly for when we are out and about, as guaranteed one or both of them will get hungry, so rather than spend loads of money at a shop that we are passing, I prefer to throw a variety of different treats ( some good, some bad ) in my medium sized Kipling bag, so I don't get caught out. This particular chocolate bar I bought from Tesco as a 4 pack of 25g bars for £1.00.
Why did I buy these?
I normally buy the kids the tiny 20p version of these bars and they really like them. These tend to be available from all corner shops. This pack I thought was a good buy as the normal sized bar can cost around 40p each. But more importantly the size of bar is perfect for this sweet toothed mama!
Anyone of a certain age will remember the Milky Bar kid adverts in some guise or another which I thought and still think is genius because it sticks in your brain,along with the product. Great marketing on their part-shame about now!
How is it packaged?
Each bar is encased in a plastic type packet with what looks like a foil lining inside. The colouring of this chocolate bar in regards to packaging hasn't changed that much over the last so many years, mainly yellow, red and blue. On the front the ' Milkybar ' logo is bold and in the middle with the ' Nestle 'over the top. On the bottom right hand corner is the calorie content per bar, and on the top left hand corner it states product has all natural ingredients.
On the back is the ingredient details, nutritional information and company contact details.
Sugar , Whole Cows' Milk (26%) (that's been Dried) , Cocoa Butter (made from Cocoa Beans) , Whey Powder (from Milk) , Vegetable Fat (from Tropical Plants) , Emulsifier Lecithin (made from Soya Beans and holds the ingredients together) , Natural Flavouring , Contains Vegetable Fat (from Tropical Plants) in addition to Cocoa Butter .
Energy 571 kJ/ 137 kcal 8% GDA
Protein 1.9 g 8% GDA
Carbohydrate 14.5 g 7% GDA
Fat 7.9 g 11% GDA
GDA for children aged 5-10 years old
How does it taste?
Milky and creamy. Alittle buttery in taste and smooth in texture. The chocolate doesn't linger in the mouth as it melts quite quickly and easily. Although this is chocolate I don't feel its too sweet. Not sickly at all, and doesnt leave the mouth feeling odd nor do you find bits of chocolate all in your teeth or any strange aftertaste. Theres nothing about this chocolate which screams elegance, depth or anything sophisticated. It is what it is- a nice tasting chocolate bar most children love and some big children do as well! This is one of those bars that hasn't changed in taste from what I can remember, which is a testament that if it aint broke, don't fix it! Personally, I think white chocolate in a way is harder to get right and taste decent compared to milk, and this is one of the best in regards to everyday confectionary.
The only thing I would prefer, and this is for me not the children, is have the bar alittle thicker. They may already have a ' chunky 'version and I simply haven't seen it, but for me one bar of this stuff isn't enough, but a good size if not generous size for a child.
Impressed that the ingredients have become alittle more ' quality '. Doesnt make this a healthy snack but more closer to nature ingredients can only do good and not bad.
Would I buy again? Yes I would. It great that it comes in different sizes and form e.g buttons. And over the last so many years different ingredients added such as raisin and biscuit, so if someone loves white chocolate out there theres something suitable for them in this range. Good quality, readily available and simply yummy.
Great for an occasional treat.
Summary: Dependable and enjoyable choc