“ Brand: Nestlé / Type: Bar „
I popped into our local newsagents last week and whilst in there I noticed that they had Yorkie Honeycomb bars on offer at 40p each or three for £1.
I decided to buy just one to try it as I had read some good reviews about them and thought that they sounded right up my street.
They are the same size and shape as a standard Yorkie but the wrapper is gold rather than the usual blue. The bar is made by Nestle and weighs in at 62g.
The O in the word Yorkie has a silhouette of a woman in it and is circled in red with a red line through it making it look like a no girls road sign and along the edge of the wrapper are the words 'Not for girls!' Both of these appear again on the back of the wrapper together with the nutritional information.
Personally I don't really see the point of that particular line of advertising but each to his own.
Anyway I unwrapped the Yorkie and the bar looked exactly like the ordinary Yorkie bar - it was chunky and split into 5 separate sections with the word Yorkie written in chocolate on the top of each section.
The bar is much thicker and chunkier than other bars such as the individual bars of Cadburys Dairy Milk.
I broke off the first chunk and popped it into my mouth. To make it last I allowed it to slowly dissolve for a while before chewing it as the crunchy bits of honeycomb became evident. The chocolate was smooth and tasty but, I'm sorry, no other chocolate is as good as Cadbury's for me so it wasn't quite up to standard. The honeycomb pieces were nice, crunchy and there were plenty of them and they tasted good especially when combined with the chocolate.
I had expected this to be a chunkier version of a Crunchie which I love but really this was never going to happen as the chocolate is Nestle not Cadbury's. Having said that I did enjoy it and I wouldn't refuse one in the future although for choice I would go for a Crunchie as, not only do I prefer the taste of the chocolate in Crunchie the number of calories per bar is considerably less. There are 185 calories in a standard Crunchie bar whereas the Yorkie Honeycomb contains a staggering 332!
The other nutritional information for the Yorkie Honeycomb is as follows:
Carbohydrate 41.5g and I am guessing that most of this is sugar!
In conclusion I would say that I will stick to Crunchie in future although I did enjoy my foray into the world of Yorkie Honeycomb!
So maybe they aren't for girls after all? LOL!
Yorkie isn't something I eat that often but I saw someone else eating one the other day and had a hankering ever since for one so was intrigued to see these unusual honeycomb variety on a bargain offer of four for a £1 at Poundland who seem to specialise in offering multi-buy deals on unusual chocolate bars.
Yorkie always stands out to me because of its unusual promotional tag 'it's not for girls' which McCoys has now picked up on with their line 'Man crisps'. I am not sure quite why they go for these advertising slogans. Are they trying to isolate 50% of the population?
Anyway, whilst the traditional Yorkie packaging is bright blue, this honeycomb variety is unsurprisingly, or should that be unimaginatively, golden. The words Yorkie is written in orangey yellow letters on the top with a no girls style roadsign forming the letter o. There used to be six pieces in a Yorkie but it has now been changed to five and instead of having one letter inscribed on the top of each chunk, the word Yorkie is written on top of each chunk. Whilst I understand that the Yorkie bar is chunkier than say Galaxy or Dairy Milk, I still feel a bit taken aback when I go to get the sixth and final piece only to find that there isn't one. They aren't the only company (Nestlé) to do this. Many chocolate companies are reducing their bars in size and not making any alterations to the price.
The chocolate is, as you would expect with a Yorkie, chunky. It's probably about three times the size of the chunks in Galaxy or Dairy Milk. Each chunk has generous pieces of honeycomb inside. I always like the chocolate in Yorkie bars, it's definitely different to Dairy Milk's, but not in a way that's worse, just different. Perhaps, slightly less creamy. The bar isn't low in calories though, 336 currently, markedly more than most chocolate bars by as much as 100 calories. Perhaps in this way it is more suitable for men as they have a higher daily calorie allowance. Though the pieces of honeycomb aren't packed in, the taste of honeycomb is quite strong and in that way not that dissimilar to Crunchie.
These cost about 50p normally so it's a good deal to get them at Poundland if this is your thing. However, I think I prefer the original milk chocolate version.