“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Milk „
I'm reviewing Milky Way chocolate bars ,made by MARS.
They can be bought in singles,but my pk contains 8 (6 + 2 free)and cost £1 in Poundworld.
The science bit.....ingredients,Sugar,Glucose Syrup ,Milk Ingredients (10%) (Skimmed Milk Powder, Milk Fat) ,Cocoa Butter ,Vegetable Fat ,Cocoa Mass ,Lactose ,Whey Powder ,Barley Malt Extract ,Salt ,Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin) ,Egg White Powder ,Milk Protein ,Natural Vanilla Extract ,(Traces: Peanut, Hazelnut, Almond) ,Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14% minimum.
I bought these as a treat for the two little toddlers I look after daily.
Honestly,not for me this time .
No, these really are best suited to little persons in my opinion, and I personally prefer something with a bit of bite to it anyway, like the milky bar Crispy Rolls...... cousins to these Milky Bars.
They are simply a block of a whipped creamy filling substance covered in milk chocolate.
The filling is nice and light,not hard and not sloppy either,just right for little mouths (and big ones,but they'll need more than one).
There is nothing more to them than that....very basic and classic really.
These are quite small ,which I think an advantage, because while the toddlers' mum is fine regarding allowing them treats like this ,I still DO feel guilty giving them too often and I think treats lose their impact if doled out randomly rather than as a reward or sometimes treat. These being a small size eases my conscience, while being sufficient to keep the little guys happy and satisfied.
MARS do claim "By taking out 15% saturated fat from our Milky Way it now has 45% less saturated fat than the average of the top 25 chocolate brands". And less fat is good in these things.
I tend to give them as a dessert/treat if the kids manage to clear their lunch plates and that works well,because they are chocolate-y enough to make them a treat, but still light enough that they won't upset little tummies that have just eaten lunch .
For their being of less satisfaction/substance to adults I'm being harsh and deducting a star.
Would I recommend them ? Yes. But possibly not for adults,because they really are not big in substance and adults would need to eat rather a lot to feel satisfied . But for little tummies,definitely.
Thank you for reading.~~~myloh.
Milky Way is often thought of a good chocolate bar for children but they can obviously be enjoyed by all ages. They are available in different sizes and the amount of bars you receive in one packet can differ and you can purchase all kinds of multipacks with them in but ultimately the actual chocolate is exactly the same. Often times you will find a Milky Way is smaller in size to that of something like a Mars, Twix or Twirl and so it is a good item to eat if you are on a diet or as a treat every now and again if you are trying to eat more healthily.
A Milky Way has a centre that is light, white and a fluffy soft nougat like substance that is then completely covered in milk chocolate. The bar is so soft and the middle is so creamy that it is an absolute delight to eat. This is a confectionery bar that I think you would struggle to get tired with as it is so tasty and unique to anything else near to it on the store shelves. No one should have any problem eating this as the layer of chocolate is thin and the fluffy centre is so soft that it is easy to bite through. For 100g which is a few bars you will find 448 calories and 15.9g of fat so in moderation these are definitely a tasty soft treat.
For those of you who don't visit the confectionary aisle in the supermarket, look at sweets in the newsagents or grab some chocolate at the petrol station, Milky Way is soft nougat (aka "a light whipped white centre") covered in milk chocolate and it's made by Mars.
It is notable in appearance in that the most commonly purchased size (determined after a quick straw poll of friends and family) consists of two bars (21.9gr each) within a single wrapper - the only comparable sweet I can think of that uses this approach is Bounty, I discount Twix as that's two fingers not two bars. The duel bar wrapping meant that throughout my childhood Milky Way was a firm favourite with my parents, one purchase to keep two children quiet and no arguing over who had the bigger piece!
One of the things I liked about Milky Way during the 70s and 80s was the advertising. "The sweet you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite" was perfect ammunition to use on my mum when we were at the shops whilst "the red car and the blue car had a race, all red wants to do is stuff his face" song and cartoon was a classic - I still have a vinyl promotional single of the song somewhere in the loft. The red car/blue car advert is running again nowadays but with slightly revised lyrics because.........well because the marketing department has more money than sense.
Of the advert that placed great store by showing that a Milky Bar floated in milk probably the less said the better. (I was going to prove this whilst writing the review but I've just realised I've eaten the Milky Bar I bought for research purposes!)
TASTE AND TEXTURE
The bar has changed slightly over the years, back in the 70s I'm certain the whipped centre wasn't white it was light brown. I believe the change in nougat colour was due to recipe changes rather than a marketing opportunity, as the Milky Way of today has a lighter texture and less chewiness than the one I remember from my childhood.
The bar has a good coating of milk chocolate that actually breaks, rather than just giving way, when you bite through it and into the nougat middle, it's also a clean bite none of the stringiness that you get with soft caramel based sweets. The centre itself is light and sweet but can be a bit cloying, the nougat tends to 'coat' your mouth so that the sweetness can linger long after you've finished eating the bar. Even though I have a sweet tooth I do find this a bit too much and normally have a glass of milk to wash it down.
As with all sweets there is a price to pay when it comes to calories, sugar and fat. The summary box on the wrapper highlights the fact that one bar (note: one bar, not one packet) contains 98kcal (5% of RDA), 14.6gr sugar (16%), 3.5gr fat(5%), 1.7gr saturates (9%) and 0.13gr salt (2%). To try and offset this Mars state on the package that they have taken out 15% of saturated fat and that Milky Way "now has 45% less saturated fat than the average of the top 25 chocolate brands per 100gr" - a statement that is totally meaningless unless you know what the top 25 brands are and have information in grams as well as percentages.
The double bar I bought from Tesco was 46p, on a par with other sweets of a similar size. Of course if you're splitting it between two nieces (ok, I own up I've turned into my parents) that's only 23p a hit.
Slightly different to the Milky Bar of my childhood and probably a bit too sweet for me to eat on a regular basis but still an occasional treat of a lunchtime.
I always associate Milky Ways with childhood as I was often brought them as a treat when I was younger as they were a smaller chocolate bar suitable for smaller appetites. But every now and again if I fancy a sweet treat but do not want to over indulge then a milky way is perfect.
The Milky Way bar is produced by the Mars confectionary company. The Milky way that we all know today consists of a light whipped vanilla flavoured centre covered in chocolate and was launched 1989. Before this the Milky Way centre was chocolate flavoured.
A single Milky Way bar weighs 21.9g and retails for around 27p per bar. It is also possible to buy Milky Ways in double bar packs for around 46p and multi packs from larger shops and supermarkets. A multi pack of 6 bars at Tesco are currently on sale for £1.19 working out at just under 20p per bar so much better value if you eat a lot of them.
Each Milky Way comes in a plastic wrapper with tear able ends making the chocolate bar easy to open even for small children. The wrapper itself is quite brightly coloured on the front and decorated with swirls and stars. For such a small chocolate bar they do squeeze a large amount of information onto the wrapper including nutritional information, ingredients listing and company contact details. The wrapper is also recyclable.
The slogan that I can always remember for Milky Way adverts was "The sweet you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite". This was because of the lightness of the Milky Way bar compared to other bars of chocolate, although the slogan has now been replaced with "Lighten Up And Play". On the side of the wrapper there is a section telling you that the milky way bar today has the the same yummy taste but now contains 45% less saturated fat than the average of the top 25 chocolate brands per 100g.
A 21.9g bar of Milky Way contains the following:
Calories - 98kcal (5% RDA)
Sugars - 14.6g (16% RDA)
Fat - 3.5g (5% RDA)
Saturates - 1.7g (9% RDA)
Salt - 0.13g (2% RDA)
~~~~~Appearance / Taste~~~~~
The chocolate bar itself has a chocolate coating with lovely soft ripples on the top much like a mars bar. The chocolate is creamy and velvety and breaks easily when bitten into to reveal the vanilla flavoured whipped centre. The centre itself is quite sweet and very light, this is much different from how I remember Milky Ways as a child as the centre was not as light and slightly more chewy. Even so the taste is still great and slightly malty, I can imagine that some people would find it much to sweet but I do have quite a sweet tooth.
I am still a big fan of Milky Ways even though they do taste in my opinion much different to when I was a child, to me it is like eating a different product but with the same name. I also like the way I can still have a sweet treat when I am trying to be a little healthier rather than having to totally avoid chocolate as if I brought a larger bar then I would not be able to just eat a little bit. They are also a great treat for children as contain less saturated fat but still allow them to enjoy chocolate in moderation whilst also having a soft texture making them easy to eat.
In conclusion even though the taste has changed it is still a great little chocolate bar that will often find its way into my pocket for a little snack.
For as long as I can remember, the Nestle Milky Way bars has been one of my absolute favourite treats, it`s just something about that delicious combination that really appeals to me, and I keep on coming back for more, this a light, flavoury, smooth and sweet chocolate bar, perfect for children and adults alike!
One bar of these contains of a little under 100 calories, and they often come in a pack of two bars, which costs about 5 p or so, a good bargain and a lovely indulgance. This is a bar filled with fluffy and air soft nougat, wrapped in thin and delicious chocolate, sweet, but somehow not too sweet! I love to just enjoy these together with a cold glass of milk, and these are great for when I feel like something sweet, but still want to think of calories, as these aren`t the worst choice in chocolate you can make... This is a chocolate bar with a milky, light taste of chocolate and nougat, they`re great for a lunch treat or as a way to boost your energy, and for such a low cost, they really aren`t hard to recommend, give them a try if they`re not already a favourite of yours! Five out of five for Milky Way!
So it is summer time again! The perfect time to get fit, get healthy and get a holiday bod!! Difficult to do sometimes when all you want is ice lollies and other sweet treats....but I have a solution - the humble milky way!
I have been on a health kick for a few weeks now, wanting to lose a little bit of weight and get a bit fitter - but oh my goodness am I just the worlds biggest chocoholic!
A milkyway! A fluffy, creamy, nougat-y, vanilla-y, tasty, "light whipped centre" covered in milk chocolate.
Milkyways are a sweet, chocolatey delight which can satisfy a sweet craving both cheaply and completely! For one bar (not the double like in the picture) I would not expect to pay anything over 28p. Supermarkets usually stock multipacks which work out a bit cheaper making milkyways a perfect packed lunch treat for kiddies.
I think Milkyways are an ideal treat when you get those cravings for chocolate. I am currently on a low-fat diet and every couple of days I will get a proper chocolate craving, and a milkyway with its 3.2g of fat per 21.9g bar satisfies that craving and leaves me feeling slightly guilt free!
For those who calorie count, the milkyway will please you too...98kcal per bar. Not too bad.
A delicious little treat for kids, grown ups, healthy eaters, chocoholics etc. My new favourite!
Nestle Milky Way is a chocolate bar that seems to have been around forever, well at least I remember it always being around since I was a kid, as does my Mum, so its been around a good while now.
A milky way is a smooth, fluffy nougat bar covered in a nice thick coating of Nestle's Milk Chocolate. The inside of the bar is smooth, light and fluffy and when mixed with the chocolate on the outside, makes for a yummy bite with a great texture that isn't so sweet it makes you feel sick. Milky Way is meant to be the light chocolate bar that won't ruin your appetite, and whilst this is not a truly filling bar, I do find it fills a gap for a good while, so do not eat one too close to having lunch or dinner lol.
The Milky Way comes in a 2 piece bar. The bar is the same size as a standard chocolate bar, it is just cut into two pieces. It comes in a blue wrapper that has spacey like graphics on it, including stars and aliens, and has the Milky Way logo printed on the front. There is some nutritional information on the back, and a bit about nestle as a company. You can buy these in most places were chocoalte bars are sold, newsagents, Boots, Superdrugs, major supermarkets and local stores.
They are full of fat and calories, as all chocolate seems to be, so do not eat these too often, just as an occasional treat. Recommended by me.
There can't be many people reading this who haven't at some time in their lives, eaten a Milky Way. I really can't tell you when it was first made, but they are produced Mars.
I certainly remember first eating these when I was a lot younger, so they must go back to at least 1970, but probably a lot further.
They come in a single bar, or a twin bar - similar to the one pictured here, and each bar has 98 calories. You can also get them in Fun Sizes.
They are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
The bar itself is extremely light. It is made of soft whipped white nougat and covered in delicious milk chocolate. It has always been advertised as being a 'light snack'. For this reason I often give my children one, if I am running late, and they need something to eat before I have time to make the tea.
Some may be surprised to hear that 'because of this low density (0,88 g/cm³), it will float in water (and/or in milk) without sinking'. That gives you just an idea of how light it is. Stark contrast to Mars's other best selling bar - the Mars Bar.
The Milky Way doesn't have a strong smell to it, but if it is left in a warm place, you will be quickly left with a lot of mess. It seems to melt a lot quicker than normal chocolate products.
The nougat is really soft and would suit all ages from young and old. I love the taste of this nougat, and the fact there is not too much effort required in eating it, makes it that much better. It also leaves a nice after taste.
I used to love watching the adverts of the Blue and Red Car having a race, and if you did here is a link.
In summing up these bars are delicious. They have stood the test of time, so that is testament in itself. They days the small bars retail at about 18p, and the double bars about double that. For that price I don't think you can go too far wrong.
Copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk
My daughter hardly ever gets any candy, but from time to time she likes a bit of chocolate. Because she has some toothaches I bought a Milky way chocolate bar today, which is soft and easy to chew. I have to do the talking for her (of course, I bought myself a major bag with little Milky Ways in it, for my own "yummie" moment).
Nestle is one of the biggest nutrition and foods companies in the world and was founded is Swiss. Nestle started in 1905, due to a fuse between two other food companies. Nowadays the company sells their products in over 86 countries and has more than 280.000 employees. Nestle sells products with well known brand names as Maggi, Baby Ruth, Quality street, Felix and Nesquik. Just check your food at home and you'll probably find some with a Nestle logo somewhere.
**About Milky Way**This delicious chocolate bar was introduced in 1926. The original American version of this bar is made of chocolate malt nougat, topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate. The Non-US version however, doesn't have a caramel topping. The non US version is so light it can float on water (you might want to try that, should be fun!).
There also are banana and strawberry flavored Milky Ways for sale, but as far as I could find out, not in the UK. Frank C Mars created the Milky Way bar. Milky way was the first commercially distributed chocolate bar. Most people think the name of the bar comes from the "Milky way"galaxy term, but it doesn't. The name was taken from a famed malted drink (later known as milkshake).
In one 21.9 grams bar you'll find these ingredients;
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Milk Ingredients (10%) (Skimmed Milk Powder, Milk Fat), Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Whey Powder, Barley Malt Extract, Salt, Emulsifier, Egg White Powder, Milk Protein, Natural Vanilla Extract, (Traces: Peanut, Hazelnut, Almond), Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14% minimum. These Milky way bars are free of artificial colorants and suitable for vegetarians.
A 21.9 grams bar contains 98 calories.
A yummie chocolate bar that I mainly like because of the softness inside. I am a nougat lover anyhow so the strong combination of nougat and chocolate is what I like most about this chocolate bar. And as far as my daughters opinion, after eating one, she wants to have more more more!
I was looking for a treat for my grandson at the weekend as he was coming to visit and he is always looking in the fridge now for grandma's little treats lol, I do not know if it is a good or bad thing as he always heads for the kitchen and opens the door of the fridge to see what is in there and then heads outside into the garden at the moment to play with his toys, clutching a treat lol.
This chocolate bar has been around for many years and is manufactured by Mars a well known confectionery company and the chocolate bar comes in a plastic wrapper and inside is a soft nougat topped with caramel and then covered in milk chocolate and the texture is very soft and light and it is soft enough for a young child to chew and swallow and it is extremely good quality.
The bar is around 1 inch x 2 inches rectangle shaped and the top of the bar has a ridge along the top and they are available in a single bar or a twin pack and also they are in multi packs.
They contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and for each bar they contain 98 calories and 3.5g of fat.
I think they are good for a treat for a child as they are nice and light and are light enough for a young child to hold and swallow very easily, the soft centre is nice and soft too and the texture is nice and smooth and they melt into the mouth perfectly as the centre is lightly whipped.
It is a popular bar and all the family can enjoy the chocolate and have a little treat from time to time and my grandson really enjoyed it and he thought it was very moreish and wanted more lol, but he does not have many sweets and so when he comes to my home, his parents allow him to have my treats and he looks forward to them and it is a sweet I used to also buy for my own children when they were children and they were always completley satisfied with it.
I recommend this bar for anyone to have as a snack or treat as I think it is very good value for money and I am not surprised it has been around for many years in my opinion.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
Although in the last few months I've been on a health kick it doesn't mean I've stopped having chocolate or puddings altogether it's just a matter of getting the balance right and keeping things in perspective.
The other day while I was out I had one of those moments when I really felt like eating something sweet so I picked up a Milkyway; mainly because I hadn't eaten one in years.
Now like alot of chocolate bars Milkyways seem to have been upgraded to a duo bar; not so good if you are watching what you eat but I'm of the opinion that if I fancy a chocolate bar I will buy it, eat it and enjoy the experience without an ounce of guilt because life's too short.
As I remember the packaging really hasn't changed over the years; the distinctive dark blue background with the lighter blue stars still make up most of the design with the ingredients and nutritional info on the back.
I paid 41p for this duo bar so is still one of cheaper chocolates to buy. When you open the pack the 2 oblong shaped pieces of chocolate covered milkyway are laid out long ways with the bars just as I remembered them looking although I haven't decided if they are smaller now or whether my mind was playing tricks on me.
Taste wise it was very sweet; or is this the case when you don't eat chocolate for a while? The combination of the light whipped white fluffy centre and the covered layer of milk chocolate was just right and it melted in the mouth leaving a wonderful taste that definitely satisfied my sweet tooth.
Now if you want to know the nutritional info then here goes. I had to read this a couple of times because the majority of the info is for 100g, the total duo bar weight is 43.8g and a couple of pieces of info cover just one piece of 21.4g
For starters on the front of the package it says in red '98 calories' and underneath in smaller text 'per bar'; so you could quite easily mistake that this means for the whole contents but it is only for one part of the duo.
Per Piece 21.4g:
Calories - 98
Fat - 3.5g
Calories - 448
Fat - 15.9g
Protein - 3.7g
Carbohydrates - 72.4g
So did I enjoy my renewed interest in Milkyways? Most definitely despite the very sweet taste that some may find too much.
Lovely treat no matter what your age.
I haven't had a Milky Way in ages but today one jumped out at me off the shelf in the shop, I only had a small one but you can also get them in packs of 2 like the one in the photo Dooyoo have got up.
It used to be advertised as "the sweet you can eat between meals" and I reckon that's right because it's a proper light chocolate bar and even little kids could eat one of these and still eat their dinner after.
It's a whipped milk bar that is covered in milk chocolate, the chocolate is thicker on the top and it's got like a rippled effect and that makes it feel even thicker.
The middle of it is hard to describe. It's a bit chocolate flavoured and a bit vanilla flavoured, it sort of tastes of milk as well but I wouldn't say it's got a strong milk flavour. It's like a solid foam that melts in your mouth and is so soft that you can poke your tongue into it and then pull your tongue out and you've got a bit of the whipped up filling on it! lol Not the most grown up way to eat a chocolate bar I know! lol
I love the chocolate on Milky Way bars because it's majorly sweet, it hasn't got a very rich flavour but it's just right for a chocolate bar like this that's made for little kids.
Over all I reckon this is a yummy chocolate bar and one I'll deffo eat again, it's not because I don't like them that I haven't had a bar in so long just that I haven't noticed them in the shops for ages. I had some Magic Stars the other day and even though they're based on Milky Way they're not as nice, they're made with the same chocolate as is on the outside of a Milky Way but it doesn't taste right without the whipped middle.
Recommended.... and you don't have to be a kid!!!
I am always reminded of party bags from when I was a child when I have one of these, as the small size was always a good bar to put in to a bag.
The bars are available in either a small bar, for about 15-20p, or a two-pack, which is about 50p and is two small bars, wrapped in one packet.
The smaller bars are also available to buy in multipacks with about 6 bars in, or even smaller versions are available is big mutipacks which are ideal for the party bags or lunchboxes!
The chocolate is manufactured by Nestle which produces bars such as Twix and Mars Bar.
The wrapper is blue and white, with stars in the background and a "space" effect - hence the name "Milky Way".
The wrapper is easy to open and produces a lovely milk chocolate treat. The top has a rippled effect and the top layer of chocolate is quite thick, compared to the thinner sides and bottom.
The chocolate has the distinctive Nestle taste and as the layers are quite thin, the chocolate part is not too sweet and doesn't overshadow the taste of the nougat inside.
The nougat is fluffy and an off-white colour. It is very soft to touch and slightly chewy in the mouth. As it is so light, it is easy to have the two-pack of these! The taste is quite sweet and milky.
One bar has 97 kcal, which is quite good for a nice chocolately treat, although the bar might be quite small for some, and won't fill you up, but is good as a sweet snack.
There is also a dark chocolate version that I believe can only be bought in America, although it has been sold in the UK before.
There are also Milky Wy Crispy Rolls which have a similar flavour but have no nougat and do not measure up in any way to a Milky Way!
There is also a Milky Way spread available which is very yummy on some toast!
The milky way chocolate bar is a product of the company Nestle. Although some people see this little gem of a chocolate bar a childish, it sure is one hell of a nice chocolate bar. For a starter it isn't heavy at all as it is a light chocolate bar. It is perfect for the kids lunch box as it is small yet filling and also not too bad for you health wise. It is made of chocolate-malt nougat topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate and is equivalent to the Mars bar only smaller. The drawbacks to this product though is that it does make you quite thirsty afterwards probably due to the caramel and, like all chocolate bars it isn't particularaly healthy. Overall though i would definately reccommend this as a chocolate bar to have in supply in your home especially if you have children as this is very appealing to them and is perfect for a lunch box.
The nestle milky way chocolate bar is one of my favourites and one of the chocolate bars that I enjoy the most when eating but its also one that I always seem to forget whenever picking up chocolate bars to eat.
Its got a really unique taste and that because its got a unique mixture inside of its milk chocolate casing. The middle of the chocolate bar is the milky way mixture. I'm not even sure what this is but its really nice and this is what the bars all about. it's a kind of creamy beige looking soft kind of like a harder marshmallow in texture however its like nothing iv tasted before.
This centre is really creamy and really sweet however it tastes fantastic and its not sickly at all either, I can eat this with or without the chocolate and could probably eat about 10 bars before I start feeling sick, its quite light too which is nice and its really fluffy and easy to bite into making eating these bars a dream.
The whole thing is topped off by a layer of milk chocolate which is really nice too and adds another flavour not that it was really needed. Sometimes I just bite off all the chocolate so I'm left with the soft centre at the end.
These can be bought in various sizes, you can buy little one fingers on their own for pretty cheap I think about 20p or the bigger ones and 2 fingers for the same price as most other chocolate bars, there definitely worth the money though.