Approximately 4 x 1 inch chocolate bar - Toffee Crisp.
Currently made my Nestle.
Comes in vivid orange packaging with the name in bright yellow text.
Each bar is 229 calories and 21.2 grams of sugar - there is 12.2 grams of fat (*grams of which is saturated).
Each bar is 43.2 grams.
Long shelf life - mine is to April 2014.
Image of slicked bar on multi pack label - bar is 18% toffee and 11% crisped cereal with milk chocolate.
No artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives.
4 bars for £1 at Tesco - but the proper price would be £1.49.
This bar was first introduced in 1963 and was one that I often had in childhood. Since then it does not appear to have changed much - either is composition or wrapping.
the vivid orange labelling stands out on the shelves and curvy yellow text is easily recognisable.
I am sure most people are familiar with Crispy Crunchies? These are little cakes made from Rice Crispies and mixed with melted chocolate. I know they were always a firm favourite of mine - and these Toffee Crisp bars are a manufactured version - but they have loads of chocolate and also the toffee layer.
The majority of the bar is crisped cereal mixed with chocolate, there is then a layer of soft gooey toffee and the whole bar is then wrapped in milk chocolate.
Eaten them these days I fins them quite sweet, but possibly that is me not eating so much sweet things these days, rather than the bars actually getting sweeter.
They are very chocolaty and crunchy - with the main part of the bar being crispy cereal combined with chocolate - there is also the sticky toffee layer which is quite soft and runny - but not too messy. Not as sweet and sickly as some other bars, this one is a good combination of chocolate and crisped cereal - making a tasty snack or treat.
The multi packs are great value for £1 and at 25p a bar you are having a very reasonable 'treat' - compared to buying the bars singly.
Don't be mistaken into buying Rice Crispy Squares instead - as they are truely awful - even my son threw them away - which is saying something.
These Toffee Crisp bars, although sweet and unhealthy are a tasty occasional treat without being overly gooey or sickly. I like the fact they have some crunch to them and are not just soft like a normal chocolate bar.
These are also nice cut up into slices as well - but I still end up eating the whole bar anyway! Very tasty as a sweet snack with a cup of strong tea.
There are lots of home made recipes for these bars on the internet if you want to try making your own - someone has even made a gigantic bar 100 times normal size - now that is for a very sweet tooth.
===Would I Recommend?===
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose and Proteins from Whey, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Butterfat), Vegetable Fat, Crisped Cereal (Rice Flour, Sugar, Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Emulsifier (E471), Iron, Vitamins (B3, B5, D, B6, B2 Folic Acid, B1 B12)), Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Lactose and Proteins from Whey, Whey Powder, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Salt, Wheat Flour, Natural Flavouring, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Rice Flour, Malted Wheat Flour, Barley Malt Extract, Raising Agents (Sodium, Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate), Maltodextrin, Wheat Protein, Milk chocolate contains milk solids 14% minimum and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter.
Who doesn't enjoy a proper good substantial chocolate bar? I know I do! But with chocolate bars being so expensive these days I only tend to buy them when they're on offer and it's not often you get the bigger, popular more substantial chocolate bars included in the offers. Well this week I was a happy bunny, bouncing along the isles I came across the one and only toffee crisp chocolate bar on BOGOF! So in two packs went (no I didn't eat them all to myself, my other half is helping me!)
~ Nestle & toffee crisp ~
Toffee crisp bars are produced by the confectionary company 'Nestle'. Nestle has been around since the 1860's. The first Nestle UK factory opened in 1905 and merged with the anglo-swiss condensed milk company as well as taking over rowntree's. Before long Nestlé's name was appearing on instant formula, chocolates and tinned milks. Nestle has since made our best loved chocolate and confectionary such as kit kat and smarties, Buxton water, Nescafe coffee, a range of cereals such as shreddies and go -cat cat food!
Nestle's toffee crisp bars were first produced in 1963 and consists of of puffed rice embedded in soft toffee and shaped into a rectangular cuboid, the whole bar being covered by milk chocolate.
~ Product and availability ~
Nestle toffee crisp is available to buy in most supermarkets as well as some discount stores and corner shops. It can be bought in several different forms including the traditional bar (which I'm reviewing), the snack size bar, the biscuit bar and the clusters. The average price for the standard sized bar is around the usual price for a chocolate bar, 60-80p. The multipacks (4 bars) work out much cheaper at around £1.49 for four (roughly 38p a bar). At the moment (24/09/12) they are on offer at £1.00 in Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Asda and are on BOGOF in Tesco's.
~ Packaging ~
Nestle toffee crisp bars come in a very bright, eye catching orange plastic wrapper, which makes it stand out on the shelves against other chocolate bars. Printed along the centre of the wrapper is 'toffee crisp' in large, bold brown lettering which is outlined in yellow. Above this is the Nestle logo. In the corner you can see the amount of calories per bar which is useful to see without having to search for it on the back. On the side of the wrapper it says 'crispy crunch, chewy munch!' in the same lettering as the front just slightly smaller. On the back you can find the full nutritional table, ingredients list and contact information.
~ Appearance, taste, smell and texture ~
Nestle toffee crisp is about 6cm long and 1.5cm high so it's quite a big substantial sized bar. The top of the bar is sort of rippled slightly and the whole bar is coated completely in lovely glossy milk chocolate. Biting into the bar I notice that the chocolate is not very thick nor is it of the quality of say Cadbury but it doesn't need to be because of the amount of filling there is to make up for it. It is one thing though, very sweet! First you sink your teeth into the lovely gooey, sticky toffee which can be hard if you leave it in the fridge or soft if you leave it out, either way it's delicious! The toffee layer is very thick and chewy, just as proper toffee should be! Then your teeth hit the crunchy biscuity base which balances out the textures perfectly! This is also nice and thick and chunky. The bar doesn't really smell of anything, perhaps just a bit chocolaty. I find one bar is definitely enough otherwise it would be too sickly and sometimes I even find one bar too be a bit over powering but I eat it anyway because it's so moreish! The flavours do complement each other perfectly and the ratio of chocolate to toffee to base is spot on in my opinion!
~ Other information ~
Per Toffee crisp there are 228 calories, 21.1g of sugar, 12.2g of fat, 7.9g of saturates and 0.1g of salt. Not really any surprises there, it is a chocolate bar after all and they are not a health food, in moderation and as a treat these are ok just as everything else.
Surprisingly there is no allergy advice given on the packet nor does it say if its suitable for veggies or not so eat at your own risk. One can only assume these are made in a factory that deals with nuts because of the other confectionary nestle make and they obviously contain dairy.
~ Overall opinion ~
I think toffee crisp are perfect if you need an intense sweet hit! If your looking for a good quality chocolate then this isn't for you as the chocolate doesn't really play a huge part in the bar. You definitely need a sweet tooth to handle one of these as I think they are for sure one of the sweetest chocolate bars out there! I for one don't think this is a bad thing because I love sugary snacks! I would recommend toffee crisp to anybody who needs a good energy boost or fancies a real treat! One bar is very filling and satisfying so I doubt you will want another one like with other chocolate bars out there which is also a good thing. If you're watching the calories I would recommend trying the toffee crisp biscuit bars which contain only 99 calories each!
Overall these are one of my favourite chocolate bars out there and are a perfect chocolatey pick me up!
I give the toffee crisp 4/5 dooyoo stars, nocking one off for the fact that the quality of the chocolate isn't the best and that they are perhaps a little too sickly but definitely enjoyable!
One of the most versatile chocolate bars, and one of my favorite. They are relatively cheap and you can buy them pretty much anywhere so getting a sudden craving is not a problem! (although for me this is less of a problem because I normally have a few packs stored up)
The packaging is orange with yellow bubble writing which really makes it stand out from the crowd of other generic colored chocolate bars. This is what prompted me to buy them in the first place and I have never looked back. With new laws all the basic nutritional information has to be visibly displayed on the front of all packaging so here it is:
Calories - 245kcal
Protein - 2.1g
Carbohydrate - 29.1g
Fat - 13.4g
Its not the healthiest of snacks but tastes great. I recently tried making a milkshake out of it and that is arguably better than the original chocolate bar itself! I even recently heard about a toffee crisp ice cream which I immediately went out and bought and that was amazing as well. I love toffee crisp in all the forms I have tried it and hope more versions come out soon!
Great bar available at under 50p a bar (when bought in a multipack) and can be used in a variety of ways.
Toffee crisps are not a chocolate bar that I purchase very often as I tend to forget about them until I see them on offer in the supermarket and remember how good they are. This happened to me very recently in my local Tesco store when I spotted a multi-pack of toffee crisp bars on special offer and decided to treat my husband and I to them.
I was quite surprised to find out that Toffee crisp bars were originally made by Macintosh and launched in 1963, this is much earlier than I expected. Thank you Wikipedia!
I paid just £1.00 for a pack of four toffee crisp bars, I thought this was much better value than purchasing individual bars which cost around 50p each.
The toffee crisps come in a bright orange plastic wrapper so it is surprising that I glance past them often when looking at the chocolate bar displays in shops as the colour is certainly bright. On the front of the wrapper is the Nestle logo and 'Toffee Crisp' written in large yellow, bubble style writing.
The nutritional information for a single Toffee Crisp bar is:
Calories (kcal) - 229
Protein - 1.6g
Carbohydrate - 27.7g
Fat - 12.2g
Toffee crisp bars consist of a thick layer of chocolate coated crisped cereal covered in a layer of toffee then the entire bar covered in milk chocolate. I love toffee crisps the textures and the flavours go together so well. You get the crunchy crisped cereal with the slightly chewy toffee and the smooth milk chocolate. I also find the bars just the right size to be enjoyable but not too sweet and sickly. Certainly a bar of chocolate that when I do remember to buy one I remember just how great they are!
Nestle Toffee Crisp are a great tasting chocolate sweet and i've been eating them for years. I even sometimes have them when i'm on a diet!! not that i am recommending dieters to eat them...certainly not; but i just incorporate the calories into my daily amount. This isn't really a good idea as there are 229kcal per bar! but if you are calorie counting; provided you stick to your limit, there is no reason why you can't treat yourself now and again.
I usually buy Toffee Crisps in the packs of five with each bar being 43.2g in weight. Many chocolate bars have shrunk in size whilst the price remains the same or increases. Size wise, I don't think this can be said of Nestle Toffee crisp; the size seems to be the same.
The taste of toffee crisp is chewy, crispy (re the rice crispies) and very chocolaty. However, its good because it doesn't taste stodgy or like there is too much of it; it's quite light but at the same time, satisfying and filling.
Toffee crisp contains many different ingredients some of which arn't too healthy! including cocoa butter, vegetable fat, sugar, salt and glucose syrup. However, they also have iron and B vitamins in
them which is a good thing! As with most sweets, i would recommend they are eaten in small doses, in other words, don't fill your face with them (although that is easier said than done with these!)
Toffee crisp is best ate as it is, in other words, personally, i don't recommend keeping them in the fridge; ive put them in the fridge before and they come out too hard; you really need to enjoy them soft and crispy.
At the moment in Sainsburys you can buy a 5 pack of toffee crisp for only £1.00 (usually £1.78) ; thats a great bargain at only £0.20 pence per bar. I think i'll be stocking up on these!
Highly recommend for taste!
As with many review readers, im sure we all have one thing in common that WE LOVE CHOCOLATE! Although i do adore a bar of chocolate on its own, I enjoy Toffee Crisp's occassionally. What attracted me initially to the bar was the chocolate, the crispy crunchy texture of the rice krispies and then the layer of toffee on top. The puffed rice is coated in toffee before completely enveloped in chocolate. I think the ultimate chocolate bar would be this combination, perhaps without the Nestle chocolate and instead using Cadbury's.
The chocolate bar comes wrapped in the distinct orange wrapper emblazoned with Toffee Crisp across the middle. Toffee Crisp is a very well known and popular chocolate treat and I believe there is no better way to eat them but directly from the fridge! The toffee becomes hard and the bar is all over much more crunchy in texture, those with dentures are advised to give this suggestion a miss!
Unfortunately for many, the Toffee Crisp is unsuitable for diabetics, coeliacs, vegans and anyone with a dairy intorence. Foortunately for the majority of us, this is one of the best and most popular chocolate bars Nestle have ever made. The fact it is currently manufactured in Castleford which is local to me adds to the attraction. Next time you are at the checkouts in the local supermarket and the orange wrapper inevitably takes your eye, maybe you should give them a try.
I have no trouble eating whatever chocolate I have in front of me no matter what it might be; however there are certain brands and bars that I will always choose above others that I consider to be my favourites and one of these is the Toffee Crisp manufactured by Nestle.
It is particularly easy to find on the shelves as it is presented in a bright orange wrapper with its name printed in yellow with a brown trim. Below this you will see the slogan "crispy crunch, chewy munch!" and I feel this really does accurately describe the chocolate bar in question.
I suppose inside they are not rice crispies but within the bar you will find many pieces of puffed rice combined with caramel and then coated with milk chocolate. It is a lovely mix with the varying textures and it is normally fairly soft to bite off and chew, this is of course unless you store it in your refrigerator and then when you try to bite through it, it has a tendency to snap and doesn't seem as enjoyable to eat. I do not find Nestle chocolate quite as sweet as the Cadbury variety and although I really love Cadbury products I do like the taste of Nestle and it is good to have a change and appreciate different tastes every now and again.
At 228 calories and 12.2g of fat in each Toffee Crisp this bar is a tasty confectionery item that can be enjoyed in moderation.
The Toffee Crisp, in my opinion, is one of the best 'Nestle' products as it is a lot lighter than most of their chocolate bars.
The chocolate bar comes in a bright orange 'easy open' wrapper that has 'Toffee Crisp' written across the middle in big and bold writing. The chocolate bar is made up of milk chocolate, rice and toffee. There are a variety of different textures in this bar which, I think makes it more exciting and enjoyable to eat. I think that this chocolate bar is slightly more popular with women because it is one of the lighter choices, like the Maltesers are.
I would advise to keep the chocolate bar in a cool and dry place because the chocolate will melt easily. I think it's a good idea to put it in the fridge, I like to eat mine when it is nice and crunchy and then dip it in a nice cup of tea. Although they are nice at room temperature too!
You can purchase this chocolate bar at most supermarkets, local shops and news agents. The price ranges depending on where you buy it but it normally costs around 45p.
Each bar contains:
- 93 calories
- 8.6g sugar
-5g of fat
- 3.2g saturates
- trace of salt
Overall this chocolate bar is a great snack but I would advise not to eat too many as they are quite high in sugar. If you are looking for the lighter option then this bar is for you!
If you enjoy the Toffee Crisp then you will no doubt enjoy the toffe crisp clusters that they have brought out!
Nestle Toffee Crisp is a chocolate bar, consisting of a rice, toffee and chocolate mixture (think rice crispy cakes) all held together by milk chocolate. Made by the Nestle company (the largest food company in the world), since its introduction in 1963 toffee crisp have proved extremely popular and are currently the 12th biggest selling Nestle Rowntree brand. As well as the traditional 44 gram bar, variations include multipacks, snacksize, mini bites, biscuits and clusters. Expect to pay around 45p for an individual bar and £1.50 for a pack of toffee crisp biscuits.
Toffee Crisps come in a bright orange, easy open wrapper, with 'toffee crisp' written in yellow with a brown border. The slogan 'crispy crunch, chewy munch' is written across the side. Toffee crisps should be kept in a cool dark place, or the fridge in hot weather. Kept well, they will be in date for several months.
A standard 44 gram bar contains 228 calories, just over 21 grams of sugar and 12.2 grams of fat (of which 7.9 grams is saturated). As a chocolate snack, these are inevitably high fat and sugar. However, the saturated fat is very high so these should probably only be eaten as a treat.
Toffee crisps make for a very satisfying overall experience - the chocolate on the outside is thick and has a strong cocoa taste (more chocolatey than cadbury's or galaxy). This combines with the rice, which is crispy and light and sweet chewy toffee. The combination as a whole works very well, making for a satisfying, but light, chocolate hit.
There's nothing quite like a Toffee Crisp. They are so nice. I know I would probably say that I like Cadbury's and Galaxy Chocolate more than Nestle, I think the not so overly sweet Chocolate of Nestle goes well with the sweetness of the Caramel in this Chocolate Bar.
You get these individually in most shops and they cost around 45p. You can also buy these in a 5 bar multipack which costs around £1.60, or can often be found on offer for £1 like in Tesco just now. We have stocked up on a few packs due to the price being good.
The packaging is pretty bright. It is an orange colour and has the writing in yellow with a brown surrounding. I think it looks a bit retro colouring, and it has been the same packaging for as long as I can remember.
This is a simple Chocolate bar. All it is is some Crisped bits of Rice with a layer of sticky sweet Caramel on top and the whole lot is covered in a thick enough layer of Milk Chocolate. There is loads of Rice Krispie bits in here, and they are small but nice and crispy crunchy. The layer of Caramel is just the right amount and the Chocolate covering holds everything together.
Per bar this has 260 calories and is quite filling. I like these out of the cupboard as I find them out the fridge too hard and you don't get the stickiness of the Caramel from the fridge.
One of my favourite sort of basic tasting Chocolate Bars and probably my favourite in the Nestle range.
I'm not a huge chocolate fan and only crave it every now and then but, when I do have the odd craving and go in search of some chocolate at any local shop, I often find myself drifting towards a Nestle's Toffee Crisp bar.
A Toffee Crisp is a chunky milk chocolate bar which is filled with crispy cereal rice and milk chocolate with a layer of sticky toffee inside. There are quite a few combinations of textures and flavours in it which is why I like it so much as it never gets boring. The rice is very crispy and crunchy but the toffee makes it quite sticky and adds a very sweet and rich flavour to it. The milk chocolate is really very tasty in this bar being very milky and rich too.
Because it contains rice which is made from cereal rice (like the rice in Rice Krispies) the whole bar seems quite light but this doesn't make it any less satisfying though!
They can be bought either individually, just like a normal standard sized chocolate bar, although actually I do find that they could do with being a tad bigger as I seem to have finished the whole thing before I know it! They can also be bought in the larger multipacks in supermarkets and also as mini bars in the smaller multipacks.
Toffee Crisp bars have been around for ages - since 1963 according to the Nestle website - so they are one of the oldest and longest running chocolate bars. The reason for this is simply because they are so scrumptious!
Like most people over the Easter break, I have consumed far more chocolate than is healthy. I have just finished a Toffee Crisp, which is a bar of chocolate I have had many times over the years and have always enjoyed.
Toffee Crisp first appeared in 1963 and were originally made by MacKintosh, but are now produced by Nestle. They are easily recognisable by their bright orange wrapper, decorated with large brown lettering, surrounded by a yellow border.
When removed from the wrapper, the chocolate smells very sweet and it does make my mouth water. I have always felt Nestle chocolate is inferior to Cadbury and Galaxy, but it does taste great as a coating and that really is the part it plays in this bar.
The centre of a Toffee Crisp is definitely the best part in my opinion. When you bite through the thin layer of sweet chocolate, you come across the crispiest puffed rice, molded together in a thick layer by a coating of toffee. The rice is really crunchy, but the toffee mixed through it, makes it chewy too. There is also layer of soft, sweet toffee on top of this and it really does satisfy any sugar craving you may have, without being too sickly.
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Lactose, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Butterfat, Flavouring), Vegetable Fat, Sugar, Rice Flour, Glucose Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Lactose, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Wheat Flour, Salt, Flavourings, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E471), Barley Malt Extract, Cocoa Mass, Yeast, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Malted Wheat.
*Nutritional Value Per Bar*
Energy - 228 kcal
Protein - 1.7 g
Carbohydrate - 27.4 g
of which sugars - 21.4 g
Fat - 12.4 g
of which saturates - 8.7 g
Fibre - 0.5 g
Sodium - 0.1 g
Salt Equivalent - 0.2 g
Nestle Toffee Crisp is available from Tesco in the following:
5 bar multipack - £1.74
10 snack size break time bars - £2.09
Toffee Crisp is now also available in a biscuit and a mini bite.
A lovely bar of chocolate, but it's definitely the filling that make it worthy of 5 stars.
My nan bought me a pack of five full size Toffee Crisp bars to take to work for my lunch from Sainsburys where they are on offer for £1.
The wrapper is orange with Toffee Crisp written in yellow with a brown border. They are made by Nestle. The chocolate bar contains milk, wheat and barley so are not suitable for anyone with allergies to any of those ingredients. The wrapper doesn't say anything about allergy information or the weight of the bar. I did find out from hunting on the web that they are 45g in weight. Each bar will give you 228kcal, 1.6g of protein, 27.7g of carbohydrates, 12.2g of fat of which 8.6g are saturates and 0.2g if salt.
I thought that the chocolate bar was a good size and was quite substantial. The wrapper was easy to open and the chocolate coats the bar well but you can still see the inside bits trying to poke through. The chocolate is thick enough to cover the whole bar but there is no extra. Under the chocolate is a thin layer of soft toffee that snaps easily when you bite into it so you don't end up with a 3ft long strand between your mouth and the chocolate bar. The best bit of the bar though is the rice Krispies held together by chocolate. They are light and crispy and help to create a lovely texture when you take a bite. The three sections blend together really well. Still one of my favourites.
Ahhhh the yummy Toffee Crisp. In my opinion you just can't beat this delicious chocolate bar. A Toffee Crisp is basically a milk chocolate bar filled with smooth toffee and crisped cereal. It is made by Nestle and each bar is 40g. The bar in itself is quite small and I'm sure it has shrunk over the years (or my chocolate appetite has grown!).
The Toffee Crisp has been around for as long as I can remember and I have yet to meet someone that doesn't like this product. I don't think the packaging has changed dramatically over the years; it has always been contained in bright orange wrapping with 'Toffee Crisp' written in big bold yellow lettering across the front with the Nestle logo hovering above.
Now the actual bar itself looks a bit nobbly, this is because of the crisped cereal underneath the chocolate coating, Toffee Crisps have never had a smooth finish. When you bite into it the toffee stretches out like string and this can drop onto your clothes or chin so be careful! The mix of flavours is perfect, the toffee melts into the chocolate to give a smooth creamy chewy taste, and the crisped cereal is a nice contrasting texture giving the bar a bit of crunch!
As it's a small bar it's not too heavy on the stomach and makes a nice treat once in a while. Each bar contains 228 calories which is about average for a chocolate bar of its size and holds 12.2g of fat.
Contact details for Nestle are -
0800 604 604 - UK Free Phone
00800 6378 5385 - ROI Free Phone
I urge you to try one of these if you haven't before!
Thank you for reading!
There seems to be always a couple of Toffee Crisps around his house - where they all come from I'm not quite sure, I guess it doesn't help that I don't eat them!
I'm not a massive chocolate lover anyway, but this is definitely quite far down my list in favourites, and I wouldn't choose to buy one if I had others to offer.
The chocolate bar itself, can only be described as chocolatey rice crispies, with a layer of caramel on top, then the whole thing has a thin coating of chocolate.
Although I do enjoy a few bites of these - after a while I just find them rather sickly. I also feel that they're just too thick and chunky - I have to take tiny bites to enjoy them. The packet describes them are 'crispy crunch, chewy munch' - well, they're definitely crispy and chewy. I find the caramel layer just too sticky and chewy - I don't want to lose a tooth, thank you! The crunchy party is quite enjoyable, but again there is just too much of it.
They are around 50 pence for per bar - which is rather large and chunky. They contain (per bar):
228 calories, 1.6g of protein, 27.7g of carbohydrate and 12.2g of fat - so not the healthiest chocolate bar you can buy!
They are in bright orange packaging, with 'Toffee Crisp' in yellow writing with a brown edge, which definitely makes them stand out of a shelf.
These are okay when you fancy one, but I just generally don't enjoy them.
Toffee Crisp has a thin layer of soft toffee at the top, with a layer of Rice Krispies held together by chocolate beneath, and a chocolate coating over the whole bar.