Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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I like a whip every now and again!
Nestle Walnut Whip Vanilla
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Nestle Walnut Whip Vanilla
Advantages: Taste great, creamy chocolate, light fluffy fondant filling
Disadvantages: Chocolate doesn't come anywhere near to Galaxy or Dairy Milk.
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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Summary: Nestle Walnut Whip.