“ Brand: Nestle „
Quality Street chocolates are always associated with Christmas and tins of the assortments are piled up in supermarkets as I type this review, I rarely if ever buy the tins preferring the other classic - Roses. There are two chocolates in the Quality Street range that I absolutely adore one of which is the caramel swirl and the other is the focus of this review - the Green Triangle. Cleverly, Nestle have chosen some of the Quality Street favourites and have made them into bigger, stand-alone chocolates that you can buy individually and the green triangle is one of them. Pictured above these are larger than the ones available in the tins and sits quite impressively on its own. It's not HUGE, don't get me wrong, but is still a substantial chocolate in its own right. For those unfamiliar with this chocolaty treat, it is a praline centred chocolate coated in extra thick Nestle chocolate and when unwrapped from its mint-green foil wrapper it feels weighty. You can smell the chocolate before you taste it and taking a first bite your teeth really have to work through the thick outer chocolate layer before reaching the inner, velvety smooth centre. You do have to be careful of falling debris from the outer layer as it does tend to break and fragment off and I wouldn't recommend eating one of these directly from the fridge as the chocolate is too thick to be able to break through without huge effort and potential damage to your teeth. Once into the middle of the chocolate the inner centre is smooth and slightly nutty but not overly so, together with the outer layer this is an intense chocolate hit that never fails to satisfy. I like to bite through each of the three corners before popping the remainder into my mouth, I would advise caution if letting younger children eat these as the corners can be a little on the sharp side and due to the thickness it could be a bit of a choking hazard. There is no nutritional information on the wrapper that I can report, but you should know that a chunk of Nestle chocolate as thick as this is will not be low in calories or sugar, normally on sale at this time of the year for around 45p to 60p per triangle but can be found on offer for 2 or 3 for a pound in Tesco and Morrisons. An all time favourite of mine which makes for a big chocolaty treat, 5/5 Dooyoo stars from me - delicious in my opinion.
These nestle big green triangles are not all that big and at about 60p each they are a bit of a rip off however I did have a few weeks ago as someone offered me one and I did really enjoy it although I wouldn't actually buy one for myself as there expensive for something that is so little and unsubstantial. They are basically the same as the green triangle in quality street is you have ever tried them, not the best one of the quality street I'm sure you'll agree however when its made a lot bigger it does seem a bit better and the taste of the chocolate does seem really great quality which isn't necessarily what nestle have been known for in the past. The chocolate itself kind of has two different layers. There's the outside which is the hard normal milk chocolate part which isn't the best however still tastes good quality but then in the middle is the best part, the praline centre is the nicest bit about this chocolate. Its really smooth and although has a tint of hazelnut about it, you cant actually feel any buts in there which I thought there would have been but the chocolate is really soft and really smooth. The praline centre also tastes really creamy and much nicer than the milk chocolate casing its in but when eaten together with this the different flavours really come out and they taste great. I really enjoyed this, would I have another one yes but would I pay this much for one, definitely not, these should be about 30p or something each and then they would be good value but there not worth it at the moment.
The BP garage by me is selling these massive versions of Quality Street chocolates at 2 for 80p, they usually charge 69p each for them so that's a brill saving. The Big Green Triangle is a milk chocolate triangle with a praline centre, it's absolutely delish and even though I'm not mad keen on Nestle chocolate I enjoyed the Triangle I had last night. The chocolate is quite thick and there's not much filling in these, but the filling is mega sweet and tasty so that didn't bother me much. The corners of the triangle are especially thick with the chocolate but it's very nice chocolate, with it being Nestle I thought the chocolate was going to be a bit cheap tasting but it's not and is actually very creamy and smooth. The praline filling is smooth, I thought it would have a bit of a rougher texture but it's dead smooth because there are no actual pieces of nuts in it. I wish they had put chopped nuts into the centre because I'm sure the green triangles you get in boxes of Quality Street have got a rougher texture than this. It's a bit like chocolate spread inside and the best way to eat the Triangle is to bite the chocolate off the sides and top, then you'll be left with the bottom of the triangle and all the soft filling which is delish. The filling is very sweet but that's ok because the chocolate isn't that sugary so it all balances good I reckon. I had one of the Big Caramel Swirls the other day and that was sooooo sweet it made me feel sick but this one has got a nice sweetness that tastes nutty and chocolatey at the same time. You should try one of these if you like praline tasting chocolate, they were available last year and my mate tied gold thread to the backs of them and hung them on her tree. They looked wicked but I don't dare do that because I'd eat them all too quick!