Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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A way to curb your munchies
Nestle Munchies Chocolate
Member Name: m_illie
Nestle Munchies Chocolate
Advantages: Tasty, filling
Disadvantages: Can be pricey in some stores
When I was younger my Dad would often buy himself a few chocolate bars or sweet packets from the shop on his way from home. I didn't tend to eat many sweets/chocolates back then except on the rare occasion so it was always a nice treat when he would offer some of what he'd bought out to us. Even to this day when he does it as I'm far too selfish to be sharing my chocolate with anybody! Anyway back to where I was going with that, this is the reason I got to try out certain chocolate bars that were perhaps a little unappealing to my childhood self because of how plain the packaging was. In this way I found out I loved Fry's chocolate bars, as well as Munchies.
Munchies are square shaped pieces of chocolate with a caramel inside and crunchy biscuit middle. The contrasts between the different flavours and consistencies makes the chocolate a lot different to other ones out there. Additionally, the fact that there are pieces and not simply a whole 'bar' as is usually the case with chocolate products, means you can eat your fill and stop once/if it becomes a little too sickly or you feel full.
A single pack of munchies includes 12 pieces of chocolate. This tends to be enough to make me feel full and so is a reasonable amount.
The chocolate is covered in a golden foil which helps to keep it crisp, especially if you plan on eating some and saving it for later. It is covered in a red wrapper with simply "Munchies" written on it slightly skewed to the right, and Nestle, the brand, to the left. Although plain, it says everything you need to know, and it lets the taste do the talking. But like I said, to children it may be a little boring and simplistic, as it literally is just red with white writing.
The ingredients are as follows:
milk chocolate (sugar, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whey powder, vegetable fat, lactose, emulsifiers (soya lecithin, E476), butterfat, flavouring), glucose-fructose syrup, sweetened condensed skimmer milk, wheat flour, vegetable fat, hydrogenated vegetable oil, sugar, malt extract, salt, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate), flavouring.
The price for a single bar varies, especially compared to where you live and how expensive your local shops are. Where I live, perhaps because of London prices (?) I tend to buy a single bar for £0.79 in my local petrol station store (there is an attached Spar store onto it). However, I have also seen them sold in local cornershops for between 60-70p so they are overtly expensive everywhere.
The price of a pack of Munchies bars can be bought in most local supermarkets (or of course on the internet). My local supermarket, which is a Morrisons, sells 5 Munchies bars in a pack for £1.20 which is a great deal on the extortionate shop prices around here, so I tend to buy them in bulk like this.
I would recommend Munchies, although they may not be to everyone's taste. I think the mixture of different flavours and textures make them pretty unique to more standard chocolate bars, and there is enough bite for my liking. However, the biscuit is very crumbly, so I could understand how someone who perhaps likes a little more distinction between the crunch and softness in their food, could not enjoy the bar.
Summary: A great tasting caramel-biscuit chocolate
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