Everyone has fond memories of a walnut whip. For many of us in our twenties, they are one of the most nostalgic confectionary items. To anyone unsure of what they are, I'll provide a brief description: Superb
Chocolate, filled with creamy soft marshmallow topped with a single half walnut as a reluctant nod towards the name, (This must be eaten last, of course).
To cut to the chase, unless on offer, which is fairly infrequent, these little guys are fairly expensive. However, like many of this sort of thing, it is absolutely worth it (see my quavers review for details). I've had quite a few, and generally team them with a mid morning cup of coffee, and I can say I've never had a disappointing one. That said, I have had a couple with nothing but a solemn and mysterious space when the much missed walnut should be.
Overall therefore, not cheap, but bloody good!
I'm not a massive chocolate eater but given the time of year I am partial to a little bit. I ted to like ferrero rochets or these scrumptious little walnut whips. I used to eat walnut whips years ago and to be honest, I thought they'd stopped making them as I hadn't seen them in years. I spotted them in pound land recently, a box of three for £1 which I thought was really good value so I bought myself a few boxes and grabbed a couple as stockin fillers too.
The walnut whips come individually wrapped in foil packets inside the box so there's no rush to eat them, unless like me and you can wait. The packets are easy to open and reveal a come shaped chocolate about three inches tall with a walnut on the top.
The chocolate is rich, creamy milk chocolate and they're not spiteful with it either, it's quite thick. Inside the chocolate is a really tasty, light fluffy vanilla fondant. Again they're not spiteful with this and the whip is filled with it so you get full flavour with every bite. I like the mixture of soft creamy fondant and hard chocolate, just writing about it makes my mouth water. The walnut on top is just nice added flavour and crunchiness.
Over Christmas I've seen these for sale in asda, tesco and poundland for similar prices but £1 is the cheapest I've seen them for three. There's only 175 calories in each whip which isn't bad at all. These are perfect to eat with a nice hot cup of tea.
You have to be careful, these are incredibly addictive so I can easily eat one after the other. Overall, they're great for the money, taste lovely and aren't too u healthy. Give these old classics a try if you haven't already.
I can't understand all of the reviews on here. My memory is still fully intact and the walnut whips I remember from my childhood were vastly different to the sad imitation that is offered now by Nestle. They used to be made by Rowntrees. The chocolate shell was much thicker and slightly darker. The filling was thicker and creamier and yes, there was a full walnut half on the base and on the top.
Yesterday my brother gave me a pack of 6 as a treat and I couldn't wait to have one so this morning I had one at work in my break. What a complete and utter let down! Instead of the lovely thick swirly chocolate of old, I was appalled to be confronted with a shiny offering that had clearly been formed in a shallow mould. I bit the FRAGMENT of walnut off the top and the whole thing collapsed. I ended up with the sides squashed between my forefinger and thumb, the aerated filling collapsed into a thin film and all in all it was a bit of a sad replica of the original thick chocolatey walnut whip of bygone days. Read on...
Back then we would savour the half walnut on the top. Then we would bite the very top off - just enough to be able to stick our tongues into the smooth creamy centre. Then we would nibble our way round the textured chocolate to the base and if we nibbled carefully, we could retain a mound of cream to be licked off all at once to reveal the half walnut at the bottom. It was a real achievement to be able to get the walnut off the base without breaking either! And then, the base.... that was really thick and a real mouthful. now that's how a walnut whip should be. The current offering by Nestle may seem delicious to those who have never experienced the original but once you've had the real thing, nothing else comes close.
I decided to do a review on this what I had presumed was a long forgotten chocolate treat from the 1970's. Recently whilst in pound land I chanced up on them again, the deal being three in a box for £1.
I had almost forgotten what they were like such was the time lapse since last delighting in that fluff filled chocolate type pyramid.
Once home I popped them in the fridge along with the other shopping and waited for them to cool. On went the kettle and out again came the said walnut whips. Taking one gently out it took me back to my childhood, however this beauty was not something you would have just any old day, this was something of a treat, and when you did get to taste it was something to savour. Let's face it not any old chocolate bar that has half a walnut lodged precariously on the top to give it that final flourish!
Biting into the (now slightly cooler and hardened chocolate) the chocolate tasted delicious, the lovely thing about these is Nestle the makers do not scrimp on the chocolate, there is a nice thick base and the swirl of the shape lends nicely to giving a decent bite into it, straight into that sweet white fluffy soft centre - absolutely delicious. And as much as some would think that the said walnut atop was just for decoration, it actually adds to the overall flavour, as you crunch into the sweet mixture and decent chocolate, almost as if a prize for reaching the top of the pyramid.
Strangely enough, I thought these were the bee's knees when I was younger and I think they are actually even better now. Not least as you get 3 whole walnut whips for £1!
I love everything about these, the neat squared off packaging to keep the slightly awkward shaped whip in shape. I do not think the packaging has changed for years, but that said, the blue colouring is a classic style and does suit it.
All I can say is if you haven't had one of these for a while, take a trip down memory lane give them another go. Personally, I love having one with a cup of tea but they perfect for any sort of treat. I should add, they have a total of 175 calories per whip.
I give these ***** for taste and price.
I was in my local Sainsbury's the other week when I decided to browse the chocolate and sweet section. I was craving something sweet but wasn't sure what exactly so I thought I would take a look to see if anything took my fancy. A blue box caught my eye which were a box of 3 Nestle Walnut Whip. I remember my dad occasionally buying the single one's of these for himself when I was a child and I always thought they looked delicious, especially the fluffy centre hidden in the middle of the chocolate. Nestle chocolate isn't a favourite of mine as I much prefer Galaxy or Dairy Milk, how-ever as I wanted to try these so much I grabbed a box from the shelf and put it in the basket with my other items.
~ About Walnut Whip ~
Nestle Walnut Whip was first launched in 1910 and is currently Nestlé's oldest brand. It's said that almost one Walnut Whip is eaten every 2 seconds in the UK. Of course I have no idea how much that is true as I don't tend to see this product about much anymore, either that of I just haven't noticed it before because I haven't been looking for it. So what are Walnut Whips? Walnut Whips have a delicious cone of milk chocolate which is then filled with a vanilla fondant filling and then topped with half a walnut. I purchased a pack of 3 Walnut Whip from my local Sainsbury's for £1.75; how-ever these are also available to buy from the following supermarkets also in packs of three.
* Tesco - £1.49
* Asda - £1.53
* Waitrose - £1.49
* Ocado - £1.49
You can also apparently buy these in singles from shops as well; these come in a bright blue foil wrapper.
~ The Walnut Whip ~
The pack of 3 Walnut Whips come in a blue cardboard box and has 'Walnut Whip' in large cream letters along the front. It also states that the product has a creamy chocolate taste and contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. On the front it tells you the nutritional information for each walnut whip. On the top of the box is a picture of what the walnut whip looks like and it has the number 3 to state that there are 3 of these in the box. On the bottom of the box is more detailed nutritional information, a list of ingredients and contact information should you have any queries or complaints about the product. Each Walnut Whip is individually wrapped in a blue foil wrapper which has a faint silver swirl on the front of it. It states on the front of the packaging what the product is and how many calories per whip. On the bottom and side of the wrapper is again a list of ingredients, nutritional information and contact information. The use by date of the Walnut Whips I purchased is February 2013, so these last a long time so long as they are kept in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
The foil wrapper is easy to open as it tears very easily to reveal a cone of chocolate which smells very sweet and mouth-watering. You can clearly see the large half walnut on top of the chocolate cone which has a slight texture to it. There is no sign of any of the vanilla fondant filling. The chocolate cone looks really appealing as I don't think I have seen any other chocolate shaped like this before. I decided to bite the half walnut off of the top of the cone first. The walnut came off the top of the cone with a gentle bite from my teeth and this crunched beneath my teeth as I chewed it and it left a slight walnut taste in my mouth. Next, I bit the top of the chocolate cone off to reveal the vanilla fondant centre. The milk chocolate tasted creamy in my mouth and wasn't too sweet. The white fondant centre looked really fluffy and reminded me of the mallow centre that you get inside those Tunnock Snowball cakes. I decided to dip my tongue into the filling to try it on its own first. The filling was extremely soft and fluffy and was very smooth on my tongue and in my mouth. I could taste the vanilla in it; how-ever it wasn't too strong. I bit another chunk off the chocolate cone this time ensuring some of the filling was also included. The fondant filling was smooth against the chocolate and as soon as I started the chew the chocolate started to melt. As I chewed my mouth was filled with quite a strong sweet taste, how-ever I could taste the chocolate more than the actual Vanilla filling. After finishing the chocolate a sweet after-taste was left in my mouth which was easily down with some water. I did find that after eating this that I was very thirsty.
~ Overall Opinion ~
Although I'm not a huge fan of Nestle chocolate I thought this was delicious and tasted really nice. The milk chocolate was very creamy and the vanilla fondant centre was very light and fluffy. I couldn't eat more than one of these a day as they would become very sickly. I think you do need to have a sweet tooth to eat these as they are very sweet, especially when the fondant filling and creamy chocolate mix together in your mouth. In terms of value, I don't think they are too bad, especially as I found out that you can also buy a pack of these in Pound land. I give the product 4 out of 5 stars as although the chocolate is creamy, it doesn't even begin to compare to the taste of Galaxy or Dairy Milk chocolate. I would buy these again maybe in a few months' times, but it's not something that I would buy in a regular basis as it's not a top favourite chocolate of mine. Plus they contain a lot of sugar in comparison to other chocolate bars which also puts me off buying them as a regular treat.
~ Other Information ~
Each whip contains the following:
* Calories - 170 (9 % RDA)
* Sugar - 19.9g (22% RDA)
* Fat - 8.6g (12 % RDA)
* Saturates - 4.4g (22 % RDA)
* Salt - Trace (1% RDA)
May contain traces of other nuts and may also contain wheat gluten.
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As there are rather a large number of yummy food items in my Christmas stash I thought I would take the opportunity to review a few of them. Whilst I am very familiar with the taste of a Walnut Whip I have been absolutely forbidden by my husband to sample one for reviewing purposes, particularly as we only have two boxes! Consequently, this review is written from memory and discusses an absolutely delicious chocolate manufactured by Nestle.
I was totally unaware until I carried out a little research that Nestle's Walnut Whip has been around since 1910 and is their oldest current brand. I am somewhat shocked that this delicious chocolate has been available for one hundred years and was of the opinion that it was launched during the early seventies. I was also unaware that the manufacturer is located in Ireland and the UK and employs over 7,000 staff in 23 sites. Nestle have been in business for over 140 years and from researching their website they are clearly a responsible business with long term sustainable values. The company are known for an array of products, such as dog food and many confectionary items.
Whilst Walnut Whips can be purchased individually I tend to purchase mine in a 98g box of three due to the high price of buying just one. If you are familiar with this delicious chocolate you will be aware that they are presented to us in a bright blue cardboard box with the familiar gold and white Nestle logo situated in the upper central area. The words Walnut Whip take up the majority of the space on the packaging and on the left hand side we see an image of the delicious chocolate. You may recall that once upon a time Walnut Whips were available in coffee and mint flavours as well as the vanilla that I am reviewing today, but I've not been able to locate them for years. Judging by the information provided on Nestle's website I believe that sadly, the other flavours have been discontinued, which is such a shame, as they were simply delicious.
On the side of the box we are able to read the words "lose yourself in a .... " and inside we will find three delicious whips, each wrapped in a blue cellophane wrapper; the advertising of which mirrors the front of the box. We are informed that each Walnut Whip contains 170 calories and a minimum of 14% milk chocolate solids, vegetable fat and cocoa butter. As I am not permitted to open the packet (!) I am attempting to measure the chocolate through the cellophane wrapper and I would advise that it stands at approximately 5 cm in height and sits on an approximate 3½ cm in diameter base.
If you are familiar with a Walnut Whip you will be aware that it narrows as it heads towards the upper section where you will find the walnut. Whilst Nestle proudly advise on their website that they use 1 million walnuts each week for their whips I am of the opinion that these would make several million whips, as it is very rare that you will find a large piece of walnut resting on top of your chocolate. In my experience of eating this chocolate all you will find is a slither of walnut, which has considerably diminished in size over the years, as I can well recall them displaying a huge piece of walnut. Also, I am unsure if this is me, but I'm positive Walnut Whips were much larger, or is it that my mouth is too big?! My husband would most certainly agree with the latter!
To get into your Walnut Whip you simply need to tear along the relevant section on the top of the cellophane, which is coloured white. Each Whip is covered in swirls of delicious thick chocolate and contained inside is a vanilla flavour fondant cream. I've yet to eat a Walnut Whip without getting myself into a real mess, so there's no point in trying to be ladylike, as I always end up with a moustache from the thick white fondant cream! I have to say that the taste is absolutely delicious and I am craving for one right now, but I will not give into temptation and will continue to write this review from memory!
The chocolate isn't the best I've ever tasted, but it is very thick and creamy and Nestle most certainly haven't skimped. The vanilla fondant cream is the best part of the Walnut Whip and it most certainly does not disappoint, as it is extremely light, delicious and most definitely indulgent. The cream is plentiful and totally fills the inside of the chocolate shell. Another favourite section of the whip for me is the base, which is really thick chocolate. I'm not a great lover of walnuts, so I always remove it from the top and hand it to hubby before I delve in.
After I've informed you of this delicious chocolate I now have to give you the boring bits - the nutritional information based per whip:-
Energy 712 kJ, 170 kcal
(of which sugars) 19.9g
Of which saturates 4.4g
Salt equivalent Trace
Your Walnut Whips should be stored in a cool dry place and the box and cellophane packaging from each whip is recyclable once empty.
Whilst the chocolate isn't the most creamy I have ever tasted the vanilla fondant cream most certainly makes up for it. Consequently, I cannot remove any stars and Nestle Walnut Whips receive a full 5 from me.
Walnut Whips are available in most supermarkets and paper shops, but I always find them a little pricey. However, Poundland regularly sell a box of three for, yes of course, £1.00, so I purchased my two boxes in September in readiness for Christmas, so roll on next Saturday when the boxes can get opened!
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
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Walnut whips are a real old favourite of mine. When I was really young the used to be one of my nan's favourites and when she came to stay with us she would often pick up a pack of 3 from Woolworths and share them out with me and my younger brother. Back then they seemed like a really grown up treat but we both used to absolutely love them.
I don't think that you seem them around as much anymore and consequently when I do spot them I tend to treat myself to one of these. The are different to anything else on the market and are basically a whirled cone of Nestle milk chocolate filled with a vanilla flavoured creamy whipped fondant and topped with a half peice of walnut.
They come in a distinctive blue wrapper and I don't think the packaging has changed at all over the years, making them quite easy to spot. In this instance I spied them by the tills in a garden centre and simply couldn't resist. One walnut whip set me back a very pricey 76p but I have just checked online and you can pick up a pack of 3 from Tesco's for a much more reasonable £1.03.
I'd had a really tiring day with my girls that day and was comlpetely exhausted and a bit of chocolate indulgence was very much in order. I opened the familiar blue wrapper and was greated my my old friend. I did as I always had... took off the walnut and threw it away... just not a big fan. I then took a bite into the chunky chocolate and was relieved that it was exactly as I remembered. Nestle isn't the creamiest of chocolate and I think it has quite a bitter edge to it however it works well in this instance due to the filling of the walnut whip.
Inside you find the lightest, sweetest vanilla cream fondant filling. It really is unbelievably sweet and might not be to everyone's taste but I absolutely love it. It is a really self indulgent taste and texture experience and you can really take your time with it... it is not a treat to be gobbled down quickly.
I loved revisiting this old favourite and while I wouldn't have one often, every now and then, they make a fab treat.
It's been years since I had a Walnut Whip, but my kids bought me a pack of three, as part of my goodies for mother's day. I ate one this afternoon, but then started to worry that they are not vegetarian, as it says nothing on the pack about them being so. I didn't worry for long though, as I have no plans to eat the other two, it was just too sickly sweet for me.
Maybe it's because I don't eat a lot of chocolate these days, but I couldn't believe how unappetising I found it.
Walnut Whips can be bought in a pack of three in Tesco for £1.03. They come in a small dark blue cardboard box, decorated with pale blue swirls and cream lettering. Inside you find three individually, foil wrapped Walnut Whips in the same colour scheme as the box.
A Walnut Whip is about 6 cms tall and is in a rounded pyramid shape. Just as in childhood, the first thing I did was remove the walnut and throw it away. If I was a fan of walnuts, I would have been very disappointed, as this one was tiny.
Biting into the top, is not the easiest thing to do. The chocolate is very thick and it does hurt your teeth a bit getting through it. I didn't get much of a chocolatey taste from this, it was just very, very sweet. The centre is a gooey mallow which is similar to the centre of my much loved Tunnocks Tea Cake. Unfortunately, it's thicker, sweeter and stickier and doesn't have the same fluffy texture of the tea cake centre.
With my mouth full of Walnut Whip, I felt a little sick. The chocolate coated my tongue, the inside of my mouth and my throat. I quickly felt a desperate need for a drink to cleanse my palate and was glad to finish it. Needless to say, I won't be buying anymore of these.
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat, Lactose, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Butterfat, Flavouring), Sugar, Walnuts (5%), Glucose Syrup, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Dried Egg White, Humectant (Glycerol), Flavouring, Tartaric Acid.
May contain traces of other nuts and wheat gluten.
*Nutritional Value Per Walnut Whip*
Energy - 174 kcal
Protein - 1.9g
Carbohydrate - 21.6g
of which sugars - 20.4g
Fat - 8.9g
of which saturates - 4.9g
Fibre - 0.2g
Sodium - Trace
Salt Equivalent - 0.1g
If you have an exceptionally sweet tooth, I am sure you could enjoy these. Nestle have been generous with the chocolate and the filling goes right to the top.
I'll be spending my money on something less sickly and I am sure I can find someone to eat the other two, so they don't go to waste.
Unfortunately I cannot recommend this product.
I haven't had a Walnut Whip for AGES so when I saw them in packs of 3 over Xmas I decided to treat me and my mum to one. This is a bit of an old fashioned chocolate and not very big so they're wicked for a treat, actually I'd say they're like an adults version of Milky Way because you can eat one before your tea and still not ruin your appetite!
They are like an upside down chocolate cup that is filled with a sticky and light vanilla cream, then there is half a walnut on the top. They look dead cheap to look at but even though I wouldn't eat them very often I proper enjoyed the few I had over Xmas.
The chocolate is nice, it's not a luxury chocolate at all and actually tastes a bit cheap to me but that's good because the cream inside is mega sweet so cheap and slightly bitter chocolate is just right. The chocolate has got quite a strong flavour and because of the shape of a Walnut Whip it will deffo melt all over your fingers as you hold it.
I think the best way to eat a Walnut Whip is to bite the walnut off and the top of the chocolate so that you can see the cream. Then use your tongue or finger to scoop the cream out until it's hollow, you'll be left with your chocolate cup that has got a bit of cream left inside and then it's all proper yummy.
I deffo think the cream is the best thing about a Walnut Whip and I try to make it last as long as possible, the chocolate does go very good with the cream though and the 2 different flavours are soooooo tasty. If I had any other chocolate bar made out of this chocolate I'd moan about it because like I said it's a bit cheap tasting, but for some reason it just works with Walnut Whips.
You know what, I've not seen these for sale in any of the shops by me for time. If I hadn't noticed them in Poundland I wouldn't have even known they still existed so I can't give you a price but even though they're tiny compared to eating an actual chocolate bar I bet they're at least 50p.
I hadn't had a Walnut Whip for years until yesterday when I spotted a 3 pack at the checkout and decided to buy one.
It is made up of a thick cone of milk chocolate - it looks like it's been piped out like the way you get mashed potatoes in a restaurant or like Mr Whippy ice cream! The chocolate is quite thick so it takes a bit of biting to get it to break open. The cone is topped with a walnut and is filled with vanilla fondant cream. I would say it's not like a fondant creme as you would get in a creme egg, it has a texture similar to artificial cream that has went a little stiff and is almost foam like if that makes sense. Very light like a mousse almost.
While these are really delicious, I did get a bit of a shock at the saturated fat content. Each one contains a whopping 25% of your daily allowance! I think that is quite high for the size of it. If you only look at the calories you could be forgiven for thinking these were a not-so-unhealthy treat as they only contain 9% (174kcal) of your RDA of calories. I am not a calorie counter but I do like to watch the saturated fat and these contain too much in my opinion.
So, all in all I would recommend this chocolate but just don't eat too many (which is hard as they're only small!).
Walnut whip is a fantastic chocolate product that I actually haven't had for a while however I did see them recently and was going to get one. There not something that I always see on the shelves though however they are still available in most places I think as I saw them the other week at a spar shop but chose a more substantial bar over this as these do taste nice but there not as filling as others for the same price.
They are made up of middle of vanilla whip, this whip is kind of a fluffier stickier but very similar substance to what's inside a milky way bar or what's inside those snowball things is probably a better way to describe them. The middle tastes fantastic though its very light but sweet tasting and has a really nice subtle hint of vanilla to it.
The whip is placed inside of a chocolate shell which is a kind of pointy layered shape, its quite thick chocolate but not too much so that you cant bite into it easily. The chocolate just goes perfectly with the whip inside too. To finish the whole thing off then a walnut is added on top which I just take off as I don't like them but its no doubt a nice addition for any one who likes them.
They come individually wrapped in a little blue wrapper like pictured and are a similar price to other chocolate bars, like I mentioned earlier there not as filling as most so really your paying for the taste rather than how much you get but they do taste fantastic so ill let them off if there a bit more expensive than most.
This is a favourite chocolate of mine and my friends, even when visiting friends abroad i have to take these in my luggage otherwise my friends would not be very happy at all.
A Nestle's Walnut whip is a whirl shaped cone of milk chocolate topped with a walnut and filled with a whipped vanilla fondant cream centre.
Nutritional Information per whip is as follows:
Carbohydrates: 21.6g of which sugars 20.4g
Fat: 8.9g of which saturates 4.9g
Salt Equivalent: 0.1g
Launched in 1910 by Duncan's of Edinburgh, Wlnut Whip is Nestle's oldest current brand. Over a million walnuts, mostly imported from India & China are used every week in the manufacture of Walnut Whips in Halifax. Nestle claim that a walnut whip is eaten almost every 2 seconds!
Originally the walnut was placed inside the whip on the chocolate base, later the walnut was placed on the top of the cone and the internaly walnut disappeared.
You used to be able to get a coffee Walnut whip and a maple walnut whip but nowadays the vanilla is only available in it's distinctive blue packaging.
Available as a single whip and often in packs of 3, 6, or 9 which are more prolific around Christmas time.
These are one of those illusive chocolate snacks that everyone talks about - made since 1910 by Nestle these have now conformed to a modern little blue packet emblazoned with a swirl and the name.
Once opened the whip itself actually looks more like a sandcatle shape!!! A tall graded shape with a round flat base and a walnut on top!!! It isn't the easiest shape to eat elegantly!!! I find the easiest way not to get myself totally messy and stick its to bite the top and then work my way round the bottom!!!
The chocolate weighs about 35g and for this you get mainly sugars and carbs, with traces of nutritional value (very minimal) and 174 calories.
The taste of the chocolate in itself is fairly unremarkable. It is a standard chocolate bar type of milk chocolate, not to strong on the beans and very sweet. The walnut itself also tastes as though it has been sugar glazed.
The main concept of the Walnut Whip is of course the centre. I wasn't really sure what I was expecting the first time I bit in to one of these. I was definitely expecting something that tasted of nuts.... this is not quite that. It contains a creamy, sticky, gooey mix, that to me just takes very, very sugary and not much else!!!!
This is a great snack if you need a huge kick of sugar
I have never been a healthy eater and eat far too much sweet stuff! However I bought this walnut whip (well a pack of three) because when I saw them on offer I couldn't resist as I simply have not had one in ages!
What is it?
A walnut whip is a chocolate treat made by Nestle. I say treat because it isn't a bar of chocolate nor is it an egg. It is shaped almost like a miniature bee hive if that makes sense and if filled with a soft vanilla flavoured fondant. The whip in the title refers to the filling as it really is that consistency that it looks like it has been 'whipped'. The nut in the title refers to a small walnut sat on the top of the whole thing.
The little bag it comes in is pretty distinct really as it is a bright blue foil wrap and because of the unusual shape it really sticks out on the shelf! The bag has 'walnut whip' printed across it in a beige colour and the nutritional information and contains is printed on either side.
To be honest the smell of the whip as you open the bag isn't overly strong at all. You can get a slight whiff of the chocolate but, until you bite into the chocolate layer you cannot really smell much! Although to be the nut on top does smell slightly but, I only notice this because I hate nuts! I always have to take that off which my husband always obligingly eats!
All important really! The taste of the chocolate is the same to me as all other Nestle milk chocolate bars but is a nice thick layer which is lovely and creamy. The vanilla fondant whip is to die for! It literally melts in the mouth and the hint of the vanilla is just nice as not too strong. The combination of both is really good and probably why these treats have been around for so long!
You can buy these as a single unit and price varies from shop to shop but expect to pay around 35p-40p per one. However if you buy a multipack these are better value as I picked up my 3 pack in the pound shop so paid just the £1 for 3. It is not much of a saving but, better than nothing I always say!
I really do love these as a treat and could not resist buying the 3 pack when I saw it - I think a 4 pack would be better though personally as now I've had 2 and my husband 1 so it is not something you can share equally. However this is a minor gripe as I think they are truly wonderful and hope they will be around for many years to come. Beware not too eat too many in one go though as for such a small treat it contains a high 174 calories! Also they used to do a coffee flavoured one and one day I dream they will bring that back too!
You could have knocked me down with a feather when I read that the `Walnut Whip` was launched in 1910!
Apparently it is Nestle Rowntree`s oldest current brand. Walnut Whips are manufactured in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Before 1910 the tantalizing chocolate and nut swirl was made in Dundee by Duncan's of Edinburgh.
Over a million imported walnuts are used in the Halifax factory every week and one Walnut Whip is eaten every 2 seconds in the UK. The original chocolate used to have a walnut inside of the shell as well as one on the top.
I love them, in fact I will go one step further and say I adore them! Each Walnut Whip has 170 calories and I have recently read in a magazine that 30 minutes of dancing will burn off 150 calories, so 30 minutes of gruelling gyration can be exchanged for a whip! Deal done.
I have to use tactics to get full satisfaction from a Walnut Whip, first of all I like to slowly remove the outer blue sheath and then place it where it can be admired for a while before it is systematically demolished.
Holding the Whip between my thumb and forefinger, with my little finger crooked of course, the walnut finds its way between my eager lips.
When I have removed all the walnut particles from my pearly whites I then start to flex my tongue muscles ready for take off.
Inevitably I find that I have to nibble away at the top a little to allow my tongue to fully appreciate the rich soft and fluffy vanilla nougat inside.
At this point it is highly advisable to have a box of man size tissues at the ready to wipe the sticky chops.
Ridge after ridge of thick Nestle milk chocolate cone is stripped away until the superbly thick base is in sight.
Then as the end nears a decision has to be made, a tortuously slow end? or gobble it all up in one?
As a seasoned Pro I prefer the former!
A Walnut Whip costs around 58 pence and as far as I know they now only have a vanilla flavour, there used to be a coffee flavour too, but im not sure what happened to that!
Light fluffy walut whip nougat in a think milk chocolate cone.