Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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 experi... more
Member Name: erm1intrude
Nestle Walnut Whip Vanilla
Advantages: It's chocolate
Disadvantages: It's declined
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.
Summary: A sad offering very much in line with today's replicas of all things "retro"