“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Milk „
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Long gone are the days when we had only milk or plain chocolate to choose from and I am certainly not going to complain. Trying out all of the new and interesting chocolate bars that come onto the market keeps me very happy with life. Some of the master chocolatiers such as Hotel au chocolat, Thorntons and Lindt have some amazing chocolates to offer their customers. The centres of the gourmet chocolates are becoming more and more innovative and the way in which these chocolates are decorated is a work of art.
The first Nestle chocolate factory opened in London in 1901 and the famous Nestle milky bar was launched in 1937. Nestle have given us some of the most amazing and iconic chocolate bars which include the Aero, the Kit Kat and the Yorkie bar. Our tins of Quality Street are produced by Nestle and they also produce Dairy Box chocolates and those delicious After Eight mints.
The Nestle Milky bar has to be a firm family favourite. We bought the sweet white chocolate bar for our children and now we purchase it to give to the grandchildren. The taste of the thin rich white chocolate is totally unique. Try as they might no other chocolate company has managed to perfect the recipe quite as good as Nestle.
In my local discount store today they had five small bars of the Nestle Milky bar with raisins and biscuit on offer for £1. Knowing that we would pay far more than that for a pack of five plain Milkybars I picked them up to try. The Nestle Milkybar with raisins and biscuit have more or less the same style of packaging as the original Milkybar. Raisins and biscuit mixture do not immediately shout out `children` to me so I decided that these chocolate bars were mine!
Each small bar contains 189 calories. This comes as no surprise, chocolate is laden with sugar and it is supposed to be eaten in moderation! The neat little Nestle Milkybar is about five inches long and just over an inch wide. The bar is divided into eight neat little segments. The plain Milkybar looks rich when you take it out of the wrapping but the Milkybar that is laced with raisins and biscuit looks quite different. The raisins have been chopped so that they will fit into the small bar and you can see little pieces of biscuit shining though the surface of the chocolate.
The chocolate bar breaks easily, I broke my bar into four equal pieces. Breaking it into eight pieces seemed a step too far for me. The chocolate does not taste quite as sweet as the traditional Milkybar but it is pleasing. The raisin pieces are fine if not a little chewy and the biscuit pieces add an interesting touch. The chocolate bar contains 11% raisins and just 5% biscuit pieces but the ratio is right.
Long after the Milkybar chocolate has disappeared the bits of chewy raisin linger on. The crunchy biscuit pieces melt away but you are left chewing the odd reluctant raisin. I have to say that the chocolate bar vanishes in seconds, one piece follows another and so on and so forth. In the name of research I opened a second Nestle chocolate bar and I found that the second one went down the same way as the first. (Nothing extraordinary to record)
Researching the back of the plastic packet I am pleased to note that Nestle have gone to great lengths to explain each ingredient. Nestle use whole milk to make this white chocolate but it has been dried, the cocoa butter comes from cocoa beans. The emulsifier is made from Soya beans and that is what binds the chocolate bar together. The vegetable fats that are used in the chocolate come from tropical plants. This is useful information because many Mums want to know what their offspring are eating- and I for one cannot blame them.
I have come to a conclusion. The Nestle Milkybar with raisins and biscuit works well but it is not as rich, sweet and satisfying as the traditional Milkybar. I enjoyed the chocolate bar but I would have preferred to eat an ordinary Nestle Milkybar.
After finishing a night shift I sometimes feel like a splurge on chocolate with a packet of crisps, this time I chose milkybar biscuit and rasin.
The milkybar brand of nestle has been around for many many years and I am sure most of us are aquainted with the milkybar kid adverts. Milkybar products tend to be much of the same with a slight twist usually (plain milkybar and milkybar buttons), so I was quite enthused when I saw this bar.
I am a definate preferer of white chocolate than others and do like the chocolate bars such as fruit and nut so thought this would appeal to my sweet tooth.
The bar I bought came in a - hang on it doesn't say how big it is - but going by the 100g to per bar info I think it must be about 75g mark. For this you get 7 bite size chunks and it costs about 35 -45p depending on where you buy.
The foil type wrapping is standard milkybar yellow and red with the added purple band which indicates it's biscuit and rasin insides.
On the back is a list of the ingredients which interestingly have where the ingredient comes from- for example the vegetable comes from tropical plants; I have not seen this before. All of these are indicated as natural ingredients.
white chocolate, sugar, cows milk, emulsifier, cocoa powder, whey powder, vegetable oil, naural flavouring, rasin, wholemeal flour and butter.
There is also the nutrional content per 100g and per bar.
Per bar 189 kcals!! protin 2.6g, carbohydrate 21.9g , fat 10.1g
So what does it taste like?
The milk chocolate is sickly sweet which is quite normal for milkybar and may be too much for some people all in one go - even I struggle sometimes! It coats your tounge and does leave a milky after taste for a little while which can add to the sickly feel.
The biscuit is a nice addition and is quite crunchy in contrast to the squishy rasin bits that are intermingled. You do get a fair amout of rasin and slightly less biscuit in the bar but it does seem to be evenly spread out through the bar.
What do I think?
Although I love milk chocolate and I do like this bvar, I have to say it is not one of my favourites. The rasin bit with milk chocolate just doesn't seem to fit quite so well as it does with milk chocolate.
While returning from a recent shopping trip my husband called at a garage for petrol. As he was going in to pay I was asked if I wanted anything to which I replied I fancied some chocolate. Now he usually brings back a Mars / Snicker Bar and has occasional bought a Twix but on this occasion he bought 2 bars of Milkybar with added Raisin and Biscuit.
Now I have never been a fan of white chocolate and have always found the chocolate to be very sweet and sickly so to be honest I wasn't that impressed by his purchase.
The bar comes in a very colourful foil wrapper displaying the colours red, yellow and purple on the front. The words "Milkybar" are displayed in blue followed by a picture of two chunks of chocolate displaying the product. Other information on the front consists of the word "NEW" written in red on a yellow background, "all natural ingredients" , "Raisin and Biscuit" and the fact that the bar contains 189 calories which is 9% of and adult's GDA.
The back of the wrapper is mainly yellow with added information on the ingredients, in blue and red writing, the contact numbers and the best before date.
Nutritional information per bar:-
At the bottom of the wrapper is the Milkybar recipe which consists of Natural ingredients of 26% whole cow's milk, cocoa butter, whey powder, vegetable fat, emulsifier lecithin - made from soya beans, raisins, wholemeal flour, butter, sugar.
This makes it free from artificial colours, flavouring and preservatives.
On opening the wrapper I was met with a slight sweet pleasant aroma. The bar consists of 8 chunks of chocolate arranged in 4 sections of two making the bar approximately 10cm by 3cm. Each chunk measuring approximately 2½ cm by 1½ cm.
I broke a chunk off and put it into my mouth and was pleasantly surprised by the smooth creamy texture of the chocolate which melted away to reveal a couple of juicy raisins and crunchy bits of biscuit. Unfortunately, the first piece of chocolate was quickly followed by a second and then a third until eventually there was none left. Each chunk is different in texture to the one before, one chunk had no raisins in but plenty of biscuity bits whereas some chunks had loads of juicy plump raisins to chew on. The texture of the combination of ingredients definitely worked for me and I would certainly indulge myself again.
Obviously this product is available in most supermarkets, paper shops, garages etc but there could be aa arrange of prices. Our bars cost 38p each.
This review also appears on ciao.
I love white chocolate, however I often find it very sickly sweet so tend to only eat it once in a while. However I find it quite difficult to find white chocolate with nuts, biscuits or raisins so often end up eating plain white chocolate. Consequently I was very happy when I came across the Nestle Milkybar Raisin and Biscuit.
I love biscuits and raisins and being quite a big fan of Yorkie Biscuit and Raisin, I thought this would be a winning combination when combined with white chocolate. I discovered this in my local Tesco for 52p, which is slightly more expensive than other chocolate bars; however at the moment they are selling 2 for 80p.
On the wrapper, there is an image of the chocolate and you can clearly see a white chocolate bar with raisins and biscuit pieces. The wrapper is quite different to the wrapper of ordinary Milkybars, as there is a plain block of purple as well as the infamous white and cream. In addition to this, the wrapper informs me that there are 189 calories in the bar, which is not bad considering many other chocolate bars contain well over 200 calories.
When I opened the packet, I could detect that it was quite thinner and smaller than your average chocolate bar, however Milkybars are generally smaller. As I bit into the creamy white chocolate, I could taste the biscuit and raisins however I did not think that the combination worked as well as the milk chocolate Yorkie biscuit and raisin. Whilst white chocolate alone can be sickly sweet, I felt that the added biscuit and raisins made it way too sweet (and this is coming from a chocoholic!) Though I finished the bar, I do feel that it is a good thing the bars are quite small, as if it were any bigger I would have to save the rest for later.
Overall, I feel that this would have worked much better if Nestle had chosen to use biscuit alone or nuts, even. The added sweetness from the biscuit and raisins combined with white chocolate meant that it was too sickly. I feel the reason why this combination works so well with Yorkie, is due to the fact that milk chocolate is no way near as sweet as white chocolate. I would prefer to have an ordinary bar of Milkybar white chocolate over this.
After being bombarded with billboard adds, TV commercials, radio spots...I couldn't even go to the cinema without being told 'Milkybar is now all ungrownup'! So I finally succumbed, with the logic that the sooner that we all bought one the sooner Nestle will stop all the adds.
Milkybar is a white chocolate and this one has raisins and biscuits in it too. I thought there were plenty of raisins but there could of been more biscuit and what there was I felt should of been in bigger chunks as it was hard to notice that it was there. The overall taste was very good, creamy with the fruitiness of the raisins which were plump, tasty and added a good chewy texture to the bar.
The added ingredients to the otherwise classically simple milkybar makes this new addition to the Nestle family a very adult friendly treat. I'm not sure how much kids would like this though, as most of the kids I know are fussy eaters and don't like things with fruit or nuts in.
After eating the chocolate bar I was left wanting another, which is surely a good sign. Thumbs up!
Milkybar is made using only natural ingredients and is free from colours, preservatives and artificial flavours. Milkybar is available to buy from most local shops and all supermarkets. You can buy milkybar in a range of different sized bars and their range includes single bars, buttons and large bars perfect for sharing. The smooth and creamy taste of milkybar has been enjoyed for over 70 years and is still popular today. I personally love the taste of milkybar as the chocolate is just so smooth and creamy so I couldn't wait to try the new raisin & biscuit milkybar.
Milkybar Raisin & Biscuit comes in a plastic foil wrapper to keep it nice and fresh. They have used the typical milkybar colours which are is a yellow/off white colour with red and blue writing saying milkybar. In the bottom right of the bar there is quite a large section which is a nice purple colour and then it states that this bar is Raisin & Biscuit. It also has a picture of 2 of the chunks from the bar so you can see what it looks like. On the back you will find all the usual information such as ingredients, contact information and an expiry date.
When you open the foil wrapper you can smell the mouth watering creamy smell of the milkybar. It smells so creamy and delicious. The bar itself is divided into 8 small squares which has the words 'Nestle' engraved onto each chunk. You can see the raisins in the milkybar and if you look underneath the milkybar on the under-side you can see the small biscuits chunks as well.
When I first put a piece into my mouth I can taste the smooth, creamy chocolate in my mouth. As I bite into the chunk my teeth sinks into the chocolate and into the biscuit pieces which have a slight crunch to them. There is some juicy raisins in the chocolate but not too many, and as you bite into them they give a nice soft texture and taste delicious with the biscuit and creamy chocolate combined. Although the biscuit and raisin breaks the chocolate up a bit I still find the chocolate very sweet and a little sickly, especially after eating the whole standard sized bar. Overall I did enjoy the texture and the taste of this bar though and thought it was delicious and nice alternative to just a plain milkybar.
I saw this in Sainsbury's and one standard sized bar cost me about 38p. They don't yet do this bar in bigger sizes, but it may be something they consider in the future, depending on how well the standard sized bars sell. You can buy this bar form local shops and supermarkets. Prices may vary slightly.
Each standard sized bar (25g) contains the following:
* Energy - 189kcal (9% RDA)
* Protein - 2.6g (6% RDA)
* Carbohydrate - 21.9g (10% RDA)
* Fat - 10.1g (14% RDA)
* Calories - 189 (9 % RDA)
Contains vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter.
***HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO OTHER CHOCOLATE BRANDS?***
This is something new and different from nestle. I personally think milkybar chocolate is just so creamy and yummy anyway and now they have added biscuit and raisin it's even more tempting to buy. The only other chocolate bar I know with biscuit and raisin in is Yorkie, how-ever this is Milk Chocolate and not white chocolate. I haven't even seen any supermarket own brand with a bar like this. I think this will sell very well as milkybar is a popular and well known chocolate bar. This is a nice chance to try milkybar chocolate with a different flavour and texture, but you will also experience the smooth and creamy taste of milkybar at the same time.
I thought this bar was delicious and would definitely but it again. I love the raisin and biscuit pieces in the chocolate and there is just enough in the bar to get a nice texture and mixed taste. I am hoping that they might bring this out in a big bar to share as although one bar is quite sickly it would be nice to have a bigger bar to go back to a bit later as the chocolate is very moreish. I think it's important and great to know that the bar is made from natural ingredients. If you like milkybar I would definitely recommend this bar, its get's a big thumbs up from me.
(review also on ciao)