Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... have shrunk down as they now only contain 5 chunks instead of the original 6. I also see that Nestles have dropped the advertising abo... more
'Not for Women!' - well I don't really want it anyway - way too sweet for me.
NestlÚ Yorkie Bar
Member Name: rolandrat
NestlÚ Yorkie Bar
Advantages: Chunky bites
Disadvantages: Too sweet for me, lots of calories and fat.
===Why I Got This===
I have eaten Yorkie bars many years ago but as I was buying a pile to go with my brother-in-law's Birthday gifts I thought I would have one again myself - as knowing they were in the cupboard was tempting me.
Yorkie bars are now made by NestlÚ. It was originally made by Rowntree's of York - hence its name.
Yorkie bars were launched in 1976 to be a chunky rival to brands such as Cadbury's Dairy Milk. The bar was aimed at men with little toy 'Yorkie Trucks' being sold. Later on the packaging stated it was 'not for girls' (as shown in the image above).
Long oblong bar of five chunky segments.
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Packed in plastic foil type wrapper and with a blue background and the work 'YORKIE' in large yellow lettering. The 'No Women' sign in the letter 'O' is no longer used.
302 calories per bar - 17.4 grams of fat (of which 10.3 is saturated).
Chunky milk chocolate - may contain traces of wheat gluten.
Long shelf life - mine was up to December 2013.
3 bars for ú1 at Tesco.
Well these bars have shrunk down as they now only contain 5 chunks instead of the original 6. I also see that Nestles have dropped the advertising about them not being suitable for woman.
The advertising never bothered me as many years ago I used to enjoy Picnic bars - and they were being advertised using a lumberjack!
Anyway to the bars - they did feel quite a bit smaller than I remembered and the packaging had changed from what is would call proper paper to that cellophane plastic foil style stuff.
The bar seemed plenty big enough for me anyway as I do not eat anything all in one go and so only had two chunks for my first taste.
As these bars were brought out compete with Cadbury Dairy Milk I do not think Cadbury need worry. Personally I found the chocolate very sweet - in fact I would say it did not really have a lot of flavour and all you had was a mouthful of sweetness - plus a sweet after taste.
Also reading the label I could not believe that a whole bar is 302 calories and has over 17 grams of fat. Definitely very bad health wise and for me I did not even find it particularly enjoyable when eating it either.
I would not want to buy this again. Evidently many people still like these bars as my brother-in-law eats them on a weekly basic but I do not like my confectionery so sweet and I will try and remember so as not to bother eating one again.
3 stars - too sweet for me.
===Would I Recommend?===
Not really - nicer bars are available.
Summary: Only 5 chunks and very sweet and tasteless - not one for this girl.