Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Nestle Milkybar Easter Egg
Member Name: tobymummy
Nestle Milkybar Easter Egg
Advantages: reduced packaging, good value
Disadvantages: sickly after taste
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.
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!
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 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.
Summary: A white chocolate shaker egg, great for the kids and the environment too!