“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Egg „
I received a Milkybar egg as a gift from somewhere I volunteer at. Usually I take one bite of an easter egg and then get fed up of eating it but this was not the case here. I actually only opened this egg an hour ago and now it is all gone. Unlike the majority of eggs this has a white chocolate egg rather than milk which they usually are. I really like white chocolate and I have always enjoyed milkybar buttons. I was very pleased to find it tasted exactly like a Milkybar and after the first delicious mouthful I couldn't stop until the end. It was a small egg though, just 65 grams. The egg itself is a cream colour and has an eggshell pattern over the egg. This is like I have seen on most eggs. It is wrapped in a gold foil which keeps it fresh and makes an attractive sight through the hole on the box. The box is made from recyclable cardboard and has a picture of the milkybar kid finding a golden egg. There are some nice easter related rabbits and daffodils and a cow as the milkybar kid is on an easter egg hunt. This is a really nice egg but it does not come with an actual Milkybar. This is a shame but I would still buy the egg on its own.
I got my 2 little sisters proper sized Easter eggs but have had a few other kids to buy for this year so I brought a few of these Milkybar eggs from Sainsburys where they was £1.00 each. I ended up buying 1 too many so me and my 2 year old sister shared the spare one last night before she went to bed.... I told her the Easter bunny had brought it for a treat because she had been such a good girl! lol It's one of the new eggs that have been brought out this year where the stuff inside isn't in a bag so if you pick the egg up and shake it you can hear the chocolates inside rattling about. They aren't Milky Bar Buttons inside the egg but white chocolate chips, that helps them make a better noise as you shake the egg and it doesn't matter what shape they are because they are deffo made out of Milky Bar chocolate so they taste the same. The egg looks lovely and shiney, it was a bit of a shame to break it up but my sister couldn't wait any longer! lol It was a bit tougher to break than I thought it would be and I was mega surprised at how thick the chocolate was, I remember buying a Milky Bar one last year and the chocolate was a lot thinner and it broke easier. The chocolate is the same as any Milky Bar chocolate, I'm not mad keen on white chocolate anyway so only had a couple of little mouth fulls but it's yummy. Milky Bar is deffo the best white chocolate going because it's so creamy, I think it's a bit sickly sometimes but because of not liking white chocolate all that much I never eat enough of it to make myself feel pukey! The white chocolate chips have to be emptied into a dish and you get more of them than I thought you would, probably just under a bags worth of Milky Bar Buttons but my sister loved eating the chips because they were nice and small and easy for her to pick up. For £1.00 I think this is a wicked little Easter egg, the box is only small so it's not madly suitable for a MAIN egg for a kid but if you've got loads of children to buy for then it's a much cheaper way than buying the full sized Cadburys eggs. Recommended!!!
***MILKYBAR*** Milkybar is made by Nestle and is white chocolate. It contains dried whole milk and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter. It also contains all natural ingredients which has been enjoyed for over 70 years and is well known for the blonde milkybar kid since 1961. Milkybar has a large range which includes buttons, slim-line bars, chunky bars, multipacks and sharing packs which include block chocolate, buttons sharing bag and milkybar moments sharing bag. The range is available to buy in most local supermarkets and some local shops as well. Prices may vary in different shops. *** THE EGG PACKAGING*** The milkybar egg comes in cardboard packaging and has the milkybar kid on the front with a cow on the left hand side. There is a small shape cut out of the front of the box and you can see some of the egg which is wrapped in Gold foil. On the side of the box you will find nutritional information and a list of ingredients. It also states that this egg is 65g. On the back of the packaging it says that the cardboard carton and the tray are made from materials sourced from replenished forestry. It also has the symbols to tell you, that you can recycle the card and to check local recycling to see if you can recycle the aluminium foil as well. When you open the main box there is another cardboard tray inside which has been made to look like a basket. The egg simply sits inside the basket tray. The idea of the basket tray is that it replaces the plastic holder which you often find within Easter egg packaging. The cardboard tray makes it easier to recycle than the plastic trays. ***PRICE/AVALIABILITY*** This is avaliable to buy from all good supermarkets and local shops. Prices may vary but I got this on offer with 2 other egg's the same size which was 3 for £3.00, this was at my local Martin's newsagent. ***THE EGG*** The egg comes wrapped in Gold foil and as you open the foil you will see a white chocolate egg which has a pattern all over it. The egg smells creamy and milky and feels smooth to touch. When trying to break the egg in half along the guidelines it wasn't very successful and egg broke into a few pieces rather than in two halves. ***TASTE TEST*** When putting some of the egg into my mouth it feels smooth on my tongue and I can taste a lovely creamy taste which just melts on my tongue. The egg does taste very sweet and can get sickly quite quickly. The egg is makes a nice change from milk chocolate and it does have the goodness of whole milk as well and it does taste extremely milky. It leaves a very sweet after taste in your mouth and it makes you quite thirsty as well. I could only eat a small amount of egg each time as it gets very sickly and a bit too sweet for my liking. ***NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION*** The following information is per ½ egg. * Protein - 2.8g (12% RDA) * Fat - 11.7g of which saturates 7.4g * Carbohydrate - 21.3g of which sugars 16.1g * Sodium - 0.1g (4% RDA) * Salt Equivalent - 0.2g (4% RDA) ***OVERALL OPINION*** This is a great sized egg's and an ideal treat for children at easter rather than buying a bigger egg. I think you get plenty of chocolate with this egg and although it doesn't come with any extra's such as button's, the chocolate is a good enough treat for me. I also think that it's a brilliant idea that they have used the cardboard tray idea rather than using plastic packaging. Not only is this easier to recycle but it might also help children to learn about recycling as well. The egg was a reasonable price and although it's white chocolate it does have the goodness of whole milk as well. A yummy treat sized egg which is just perfect for me, and my nephew was more than happy with this sized egg as well. (review also on ciao)
I have recently finished off this egg, as I wanted to keep it for a treat as it is really nice! It has the usual high quality of Nestle, a great flavour and melts in your mouth, making it a brilliant Easter Egg. It is also usually available for a cheap price, making it great value for money. However, it does rattle with the chocolate chips inside which can be very annoying. The packaging is very simple, but also easy to recognise on the shelf as it follows the usual Milkybar branding. The text is clear and crisp, making it easy to read. The packet is easy to open, and it is always fresh, even after all this time. It can be closed easily and there is enough foil left over usually to wrap the remaining chocolate, keeping it fresh. The quality of the product is fantastic, the same as other Nestle products. It is always fresh and has the same great taste. You also get the same amount of chocolate and it is very thick, not thin like other eggs. The price is very good, with a similar price to smaller eggs, making it great value for money. You also get a very big egg that will fill you up. When you open the foil, a nice sweet smell drifts into your nose, encouraging you to take a bite. It is very sweet and silky smooth in your mouth. It starts to melt. It is quite hard to break apart, which isn't very good for the young children who are most likely to get the eggs. However, it does include some very nice white chocolate drops that are tiny and melt in your mouth, exactly like the the chocolate bars. However, it is quite unhealthy and it is quite sickly. Overall, a great Easter Egg that all children will love with the great taste. It also melts very quickly in your mouth, with a silky smooth texture.
I'm not the biggest eater of white chocolate, and when I do eat it, I think that Nestle White chocolate is the best kind, as it is sweet, milky and very more-ish. While Asda had their offer on easter eggs just before easter I decided to buy 1, and it is the first white chocolate easter egg I have ever had. It was on offer for 68p, which is a bargain considering other shops were asking for around £1.30. The packaging is alright. the colourings are cream, yellow and the writing is in blue and red, so the branding stands out well. This doesn't stand out that well on a shelve and catch your eye, as the cream colour isn't exactly bold. You can see the foil of the egg through a cut out star shape on the front, and there is a cartoon picture of the Milky Bar kid on the front as well. Most easter eggs have cut down on the cardboard packaging, but I think they could have cut it down a bit more and made the box a little snugger fit, as there is room inside for the egg to move about. The egg is covered in a gold foil wrapper and this sits in a cardboard tray that is coloured to look like a basket, so no plastic in here and the packaging can be put in your blue paper bin for recycling. Now to the egg. This is obviously white in colour (well more like a yellow cream colour) and there is 2 bags of white chocolate buttons inside the egg. These aren't in packaging, which could mean that you have to leave them inside the egg if you don't want to eat all at once, or I put mine into a food bag to keep it fresh. This is marketed as a shaker egg, due to the fact if you shake it when the egg is still whole then you will hear the buttons rattling about. The egg doesn't break up that easy, but who cares as long as you can eat it! I enjoyed the egg, and since it wasn't a huge egg I found it nice to eat in this quantity. Milky Bar chocolate is just so nice and creamy, that next easter I would buy another one of these and eat it quite happily!
The other week Toby was given a small Easter egg at Playgroup. It was a Nestle Milkybar Shaker egg. I'm not overly keen on white chocolate, but for the purpose of this review I happily opened it up for Toby, and secretly took a small piece to sample. Packaging ~~~~~~~~~~ The outer packaging looks almost exactly like the picture above, except the one I have is a shaker egg and doesn't contain 2 milky bars. It contains all the relevant information you would need to know about the product and more besides, including why some of the ingredients are added, and where they are from i.e. 'Acacia gum' - from trees! For those who don't know what that is, it's a glazing agent - makes the drops shiny! There is also child friendly pictures to explain recycling, informing us that they have replaced the plastic tray with a cardboard one to make recycling even easier. As you open the outer box you see the cardboard inner tray it has a basket weave pattern around the outside and is raised along each side making it look like basket handles, inside is a gold foil wrapped egg, which as you shake it you hear the chocolate drops inside rattling around, hence why it's called a shaker egg! The Egg ~~~~~~~~ Inside the foil you find a white chocolate egg, patterned with a traditional chocolate egg pattern, which looks a bit like crazy paving. When you break this open, you find the egg about a ¼ full with small round white chocolate drops. Sampling the egg and drops, they melted slowly and you can taste the creaminess and sweetness of the chocolate. I find with white chocolate you get a strange after taste; this is probably from the vanilla flavouring. My thoughts ~~~~~~~~~~~~ My first thoughts on this egg were quite positive, I don't like to buy Easter eggs as I find there is too much wasted packaging included, and you don't seem to get as much chocolate for your money compared to a chocolate bar. This egg has minimal packaging, and all of it can be recycled, even the foil can be recycled just like a tin can! There is no plastic involved and this is great, maybe other companies can take this on board and ditch the plastic next year. Placing the chocolate drops inside of the egg reduces on packaging, but also gives the recipient an extra bit of fun, by shaking it, and making lots of noise. Don't shake it too hard though as the egg may break. I still am not keen on white chocolate, I prefer milk or plain, but white chocolate can be a great alternative for children. It doesn't seem to melt as fast as milk chocolate; Toby didn't seem to get as messy with this as he does with other chocolate. When I was looking for small foil covered eggs for a hunt before Easter I saw these and similar shaker eggs available at Tesco at £1.49 and Buy one get one free, so for 75p each these are very good value for what you get. Obviously Easter is over now, and shops have either stopped selling them or selling them at reduced prices, but look out for them next year, they are great value for money, and great for the environment too.