Im sure most people on this site who have read my reviews will know I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I adore most things that contain sugar, but my main vices are biscuits, cakes and chocolate. Chocolate probably being the most evil as its so portable. Don't have to worry about knives, forks, stuff dribbling down your chin. Simply open packet and down the hatch! I bought this particular chocolate bar, in a pack of 3, from my local Asda store for £1.00.
Why did I buy this?
Acouple of reasons really. Main one was I was hungry and hadn't had breakfast or lunch! I try to buy chocolate bars in multi packs as its cost effective, and I cant remember the last time I had one of these and they were calling me name sweetly and seductively in the shopping aisle!
What type of chocolate bar is this?
Milk chocolate bar containing biscuit and raisins. 53g bar.
How is it packaged?
The bars individually are wrapped in some form of plastic that appears to have some foil type material on the inside. Main colouring is purple with the ' Yorkie ' logo emblazed on the front. Underneath it tells you what the bar contains ( biscuit and raisin ), next to that the calorie information per bar and at the end the ' Nestle ' logo.
On the back it gives you the ingredients list, nutritional information and company contact details.
No mention I could see about this being suitable for vegetarians.
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Lactose and Proteins from Whey, Whey Powder, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Butterfat) , Raisins , Biscuit (Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Partially Inverted Refiners Syrup, Modified Starch, Salt, Raising Agents (Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate)) , Milk Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 25% minimum, Milk Solids 14% minimum and Vegetable Fat in addition to Cocoa Butter .
Nutritional information per bar
Energy 1158kj GDA 14%
Protein 3.1g GDA 7%
Carbohydrate 32.6g GDA 14%
Fat 14.2g GDA 20%
What are they like?
Its basically a bar of chocolate that can be separated into 5 individual blocks, as they are all joined together. Typical milk chocolate look on the top, very chunky and thick looking. When you bite into it, you still get thick creamy sweet milk chocolate but in the middle of it all, bits of biscuit and raisins pop into the mix. It adds texture and contrast, and for me these added elements don't make the already sweet and quite rich chocolate sickly, its makes a nice change and all three ingredients really compliment each other. As much as I like the original version ( just ordinary chocolate ), this is my favourite because its alittle more meaty and luxurious for me with the biscuits and raisins.
Chocolate is still quite melt in the mouth despite its thickness and additional ingredients. You get a nice crunch from the biscuit and chewiness from the raisins. Added all together this a perfect chocolate bar for me as I don't feel they have scrimped on any of the ingredients, and the ratio between ingredients is perfect.
Would I buy this again? Most definitely. But I would buy it in the multi pack again as they normally cost around the 50/60p mark and I simply wouldn't pay that. This bar is enjoyable, and rather than having a chocolate bar where the makers have thrown so many different weird and wonderful ingredients in it just for the sake of it e.g jelly beans, smarties, toffee pieces, popping candy etc, the biscuit and raisin isa tried and tested perfect combination for me thrown into the chocolate.
Tasty, filling, chocolately goodness.
I do have a sweet tooth and indulge in a chocolate bar probably a little too often. The Yorkie bar is not normally one which I would choose but I recently spotted multi-packs of the Yorkie raisin and biscuit bars and being a sucker for anything new decided that I would give them a try.
I purchased a multi-pack of 3x53g of the yorkie raisin and biscuit bars from my local Tesco store where they were on offer for £1.00. They can be purchased individually from certain stores but tend to be much more expensive per bar.
The bars come wrapped in the same style wrapper as a normal Yorkie bar but instead of it being Blue it is a lovely deep metallic purple colour. It stated on the front of the wrapper that the bar contains no artificial colour, flavours or preservatives and on the back displays more detailed information including ingredients listings and full nutritional information.
These Yorkie bars although they contain Raisin's are not the healthiest with each 53g bar containing a huge 227 calories and 14.2g of fat.
The chocolate bar itself is divided into chunky pieces with each having 'Yorkie' written across the top. It is very easy to break the pieces off even though the chocolate is quite thick and chunky. I was very pleasantly surprised by this chocolate bar as I am normally a bit dubious about Nestle chocolate but this was very rich and creamy with there being a really good amount of raisins and biscuit pieces spread evenly throughout the bar. I find the original Yorkie bar can be a little boring and sweet but the addition of the raisins and biscuit add both taste and texture and have transformed this bar of milk chocolate into a yummy treat.
Overall I will certainly purchase these bars again and would recommdend them and although the original Yorkie bars have always been aimed at men with the slogan 'not for girls' I think this version is much more girly.
I have always felt that Nestle chocolate is not as nice as Cadbury chocolate even though I am partial to a Kit Kat with a mid morning cup of tea and Yorkie is not a chocolate bar that I would normally buy, even the advertising is not aimed at me as it is not for girls if you believe the adverts.
However that was changed when they bought out the raisen and biscuit version as I was totally sold on this variation, mainly because of the fruity flavour that the raisens bring to the chocolate bar as they also make it a bit chewy as well which means that not only has the flavour improved but also the texture as well.
It comes in a purple wrapper and is the same size as the standard Yorkie bar. For your average price of 60p you get six chunks of chocolate I think and each one will contain some raisens and biscuit pieces all wrapped inside the milk chocolate.
It has a very sweet taste which is accentuated by the raisens, the biscuit pieces give it a bit of crunch but have little impact on the flavour instead it is the chocolate and fruit combination which dominate.
Each bar contains about 300 calories so it has to be a rare treat for me as that is a lot of time in the gym to work one of these off but they are rather nice as a naughty treat.
Nestle Yorkie - Raisin and Biscuit is one of those chocolate bars that I just love. It has everything you could ask for from a chocolate bar, and even if the wrapper says I can't eat it because I'm a girl, I will damn well eat one anyway lol.
The raisin and biscuit Yorkie comes in a purple wrapper, with Yorkie written in huge letters across the front of the package. The O in Yorkie is a no women symbol and it says on the side of the package "it's not for girls" (don't listen to this lol)
The bar is made up of 6 chunks of thick, Nestle milk chocolate and has raisin and biscuit pieces all the way through it. The raisins are always lovely and juicy, but not too moist that they make the chocolate wet or sticky, and the biscuit is crunchy and yummy too. The two different items in the chocolate make the bar have a nice texture, and every bite is slightly different. The chocolate is nice and smooth, and not too sweet.
I personally love eating these bars, and as they are so thick, you feel like you are eating something of some substinance. They are high in fat, calories and sugars though, as all chocolate is, so I recommend that you only have this once in a while as part of a balanced, healthy diet. You can buy these in most places that sell chocolate newsagents, Boots, WH Smith and most major supermarkets and it usually costs around 60p.
I recommend this chocolate bar to everyone (except those who can't eat chocolate of course!) as it is really is a brilliant chocolate bar, that proper fills a gap.
Since I last spoke to you a few months ago as lot has happened in this small, small world. An ash cloud from the relatively innocuous country of Iceland has caused hardship and even heartbreak to thousands - honeymoons cancelled, trips to see long lost relatives and business meetings to change lives have had to all be put on hold. Then along came a General Election. The outcome of which has seen something so unique and interesting to the common man there has been nothing like it for over 60 years. The idea of the Tories and the Liberals combining confuses the common man, and dare I say, will struggle to work...so after all these defining moments of the 21st century, I return writing about something as important...the Raisin and Biscuit Yorkie...no, that's not an anti-climax!
Coloured in purple wrapping, it's seen as the intriguing cousin of the standard Yorkie (that's not for girls, remember?) and in my humble opinion, one of the best chocolate bars out there that money can buy.
As the title of the bar suggests, it's a standard Yorkie bar - very thick Nestle milk chocolate - but contain pieces of biscuit and raisin which some people may turn their face at the first sign of hearing such a combination, but in my view it's delicious! Each 'chunk' of the bar contains a high number of both dried raisins and biscuits which make each mouthful a chocolate mountain to get your teeth around - it's often advised to break each chunk in two to manage it!
The average bar will costs anywhere from 50p to 65p in regular supermarkets and off-licences, so not the cheapest bar, but one that will certainly fill you up. It's worth noting the calorie content too - each bar is 61 grams, and 100 grams of this stuff will set you back a large 499 calories, and include 27.4 grams of fat, 13.4 of which is saturated. So don't go crazy and have two of them!
For your reading pleasure, here's the ingredients list...
Milk chocolate [sugar, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, whey powder, emulsifiers (soya lecithin, E476), butterfat, flavouring], raisins, wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, partially inverted refiners syrup, modified starch, salt, raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate)
So if you're after a manly sugar rush, then look no further than the Yorkie. If you're after a manly sugar rush with a slight 'kick' then go for the Raisin and Biscuit version. It's delicious, filling, and make's you feel impressive for finishing the whole thing in one go!
I don't usually go for nestle chocolate but this is one of the few bars, that is quite high up on my preference list.
The biscuit and raisin yorkie is a tricky little chocolate bar though, it's not available everywhere, most small shops only favour the original yorkie, which I find highly unpleasant, and would never eat, but somehow with the added biscuits and raisins it turns into a really nice bar of chocolate, when you can get hold of it.
We are lucky that our local village shop (which is quite tiny) actually stocks these, so if ever we go there for something we have to pick a couple up, purely as we don't know when we will next be able to get one.
The bar usually costs about 55p, which I tend to think is a bit expensive for one small bar, but I still pay it.
The yorkie biscuit and raisin is 5 huge chunks of chocolate, which isn't great quality, and sometimes can have a funny after taste, but is quite creamy and very sweet. In each chunk there are little pieces of crunchy biscuit, which I would describe as a cross between a rich tea and a shortbread, and fairly large, juicy raisins.
The combination of the biscuit and raisin always reminds me a bit of fruit and nut, but the biscuit is a lot softer and I think is a bit of a nicer combination.
The only thing that lets this product down is the chocolate. I prefer cadbury chocolate, but I like the biscuits and the raisins in this bar, and they detract from the somewhat cheap tasting chocolate of nestle.
I do like this bar, when I can find it, but if Cadbury did one, I would definitely switch. I would recommend it though as a good bar of chocolate.
I don't eat a lot of yorkie's and I don't know why, as they are pretty good. They are a large chunk of a Chocolate Bar, but that's surely a good thing? After all no one says you "have" to eat a bar of Chocolate in 1 go, so if you don't want all of it, then leave some for later.
Yorkie's are made by Nestle. You get them in Chocolate and raisin and Biscuit. Sure you used to get them in another kind, but can't think what they were. Anyway we are here to hear about the Raisin and Bisuit one.
These cost about 55p. The bar is a 62g bar, so a decent amount of Chocolate for the money I suppose. The bar has a shiny wrapper. It is a sort of purple colour and has the lettering on the front. There is lettering on the side to say the bar is not for girls, but I think that was a clever marketing ploy so girls could go in and buy them and show off them eating a Yorkie. probably quite clever if this was the case, as it wouldn't have made them a bit money.
The bar splits into 6 sections. They are easy enough to break off. The Chocolate chunks are thick and chunky and the Raisins are dotted through the bar and the Biscuit pieces are more towards the bottom of the bar.
Although I like these, I do find them a bit sickly. This one isn't quite as sickly as just the Milk Chocolate one, as at least this has the Raisin and biscuit to break the Chocolate taste up, but it's probably jsut the large chunks in this that make it a bit more sickening.
Fair few calories in these bars. Don't have 1 to hand, but know they are over 300 calories.
A nice Chocolate bar, but only on the odd occassion.
Right so I am starting to look like all I do is eat and snack on things with all these food reviews!!
Today along with my lunch I had a Yorkie chocolate bar, the raisin and biscuit version. Although on the packaging it tells me I am not allowed (Not for girls printed in big bold lettering on the packaging). I was not put off by this although I do think it's a bit sexist! The men would soon moan if we had 'Not for Men' on another chocolate bar! Anyway... I bought it for 60p and I think it says not for girls becuase it is quite a big bar at 61g compared to most that are aroung the 45g mark.
The chocolate bar is split into 5 big chunks so it is easy to break off to eat. The chunks are very big though so you may have to bite this in half too (I guess that's why they are not for girls!). They contain a generous portion of raisins and biscuit pieces in them, just enough in my opinion to compliment each other and the chocolate.
I do have to say that the chocolate Nestle produce is delicious and I think it is on par with Cadburys if not better suiting my taste. It melts in your mouth leaving tasty raisins and crunchy biscuit that will have you going back to grab another chunk! If you haven't tried this version before and like raisins and biscuit you are bound to love it.
I wouldn't recommend you having one of these bars a day though as they contain a HUGE 332 calories which is one of the highest for a chocolate bar of it's size. This equates to 17% of an adults recommended guidelines and 17.2g of fat which is 25% of an adults daily recommended intake.
For more information contact Nestle free on 0800 604 604 or www.nestle.co.uk.
Yorkie chocolate bars are a great chocolate bar that is made by Nestle. They are known for their size which has also brought up the slogan "not for girls" I presume because the bar is so big and apparently manly however I think a lot of girls do like these as well.
This yorkie is my favourite though. it's the raison and biscuit yorkie and is basically what it says on the packet. The wonderful taste of the yorkie chocolate with raisons and little bits of biscuits in as well. I have always liked raisons and chocolate and I think the two go together perfectly well however with this bar it was the first time I had ever had raisons chocolate and biscuit but all three of them together do make a killer combination.
The biscuit is a kind of soft baked white biscuit which is really nice, the little bubbles in there are quite frequent which is good and there seems to be more of them in there than the raisons which I also like because the biscuit is better than the raisons in my opinion.
These are a similar price to other chocolate bars but usually are about 5 or 10p more, but for their size and how much more you get in these yorkie bars than you do others this small increase in price is certainly worth it for a great tasting chocolate bar that will actually fill you up a bit.
This yummy, chunky bar is made by Nestle who are well known for making a huge range of products including ice-creams and confectionary such as Kit Kat, Polo, Quality Street and many more popular sweets and treats. The original chocolate Yorkie bar was launched in 1976, to take on brands such as Cadbury's Dairy Milk and provide a chunky chocolate bar instead of the slim Cadbury Dairy milk Bars.
Yorkie bar used to have a total of 6 chunks to the bar and each chunk would spell out the name Yorkie. How-ever now the bar only has 5 chunks and each chocolate chunk has Yorkie engraved on the top of each chocolate piece. Inside the thick chocolate chunks are pieces of biscuit and yummy plump, juicy raisins.
This chunky bar is available in local super-markets and shops and cost approx 55p for one bar which is 68g. I have never seen this bar to buy in multi-packs and I have only ever seen it in the standard sized bar.
These bars come in a foil wrapper which is a metallic purple colour and has Yorkie in chunky big letters across the front of the wrapper in Orange writing. The O in the Yorkie is a sign of a lady with a big cross through it which represents their slogan 'It's Not for Girls'. On the back of the wrapper you find additional information such as ingredients, Nutritional information and how to contact Nestle by phone, post or using the internet.
When opening the purple foil wrapper and taking a sniff you can smell a lovely smell of yummy chocolate which smells mouth-watering and creamy. The chocolate is a lovely creamy brown colour and you can see the bar itself is quite chunky with gaps separating the chunks which make the chunks easier to break off. You can see pieces of biscuit in the chunks of chocolate and if you break a piece off you can see the raisins in the chocolate as well.
When putting a chunk of this yummy chocolate into my mouth, my mouth instantly waters and I can taste a lovely creamy, chocolate taste. The Chunks are fairly soft to bite into and the chocolate simply melts in your mouth and on your tongue. As you bite into the chocolate chunk you can also feel the biscuit crunch beneath your teeth. Occasionally in this bar you will also feel your teeth bite into the plump juicy raisins. The texture of the chocolate with the biscuit and raisins is very satisfying and the chocolate is very creamy but makes it more interesting with added crunch form the biscuit pieces.
You get 5 chunks of chocolate in this bar and each one has Yorkie in chunky writing engraved onto the chocolate chunks. After eating this bar there is a lovely after taste of chocolate. This bar did make me very thirsty after eating it. I prefer this bar quite soft and don't like it put in the fridge as this makes the chunks hard to bite into and they are quite thick chunks of chocolate.
This is a yummy, creamy chocolate bar is definitely one to try and is one of my top chocolate bars. I much prefer this to the normal Yorkie bar as the raisins and biscuit pieces make it more interesting and satisfying. They cost the same amount of an average chocolate bar (prices may vary) and it also comes in a plain chocolate Yorkie bar as well, which has been around for years.
I'm not a huge fan of nestle chocolate as I prefer the taste of Dairy Milk chocolate, but when-ever I do have a Yorkie bar they are very satisfying and definitely sort out my chocolate craving for quite a long time before I crave anything else sweet again.
With 332 Calories per bar they probably aren't the most lowest fat chocolate bar you can buy but for a treat this is a great bar, and if you don't feel like eating it all, simply break off a chunk here and there when you fancy a piece.
(Review also on ciao)
I love chocolate and today I saw this Yorkie bar I hadn't seen before (No idea how it escaped my radar! lol). I have tried the original and liked it but I love fruity chocolate so at 52p a bar (available in all good shops) I was unable to resist it!
Metallic purple/pink foil wrapper and with big lettering on the front I'm told it is Nestle Yorkie and that it's not for girls and there is a drawing on there of a girl crossed out and I'm told it is Raisin & Biscuit, and that it contains 332 calories a bar. On the back of the wrapper other information includes size (61g in this case), ingredients and a full nutritional breakdown is shown and contact details for Nestle are given. It's an easy opening packet and inside there are 6 large chunks of sweet smelling but smooth in appearance chunks of smooth light brown, milky looking chocolate.
The chocolate is lovely. Creamy, thick and it melts in the mouth.. There is a generous amount of soft and succulent raisins every chunk. They really do taste fruity and don't get lost in the chocolate but are tasty and taste fresh, plump and naturally sweet. The biscuit pieces add a little crunchiness throughout each piece of chocolate. they are small and scattered through and instead of having lots of flavour purely add an interesting texture to the proceedings.
Overall this is a lovely bar of chocolate full of quality. At first seeing it cost 52p a bar I did think it more pricey than I'd normally pay but for the amount of good quality chocolate you get I actually think it offers great value for your pennies. Easy to eat, melts in the mouth (not in the hands) it not too sweet and just right for me! I love it!
Nutritional Information per Bar:
Energy: 332 Calories
After watching a great Manchester United v Arsenal match which ended in a delightful 2-1 for my team I was feeling a little hungry So I popped into Tesco Express on the way back home and as I was in the confectionary aisle I decided to pick up one of these as I had not had one for a while and knew I liked them so once I got home I unwrapped the enticing wrapper and took a bite into one of the segments of Yorkie Chocolate. Here is my review of the Yorkie Raisin and Biscuit chocolate bar from Nestle.
**Raisin and Biscuit**
You usually find with chocolate that if you have raisin it is usually with some kind of nut or on it's own but here it's with a biscuit filling instead. The raisin and biscuit pieces are wedged inside the cubes of chocolate and once you take a bit you can see the raisins in particular sticking out from inside the chocolate pieces and next to the biscuit pieces. There are five chunks of chocolate with each Yorkie bar and the word Yorkie is written on all five of those chunks. Oh and the bar is around the same price as the standard bar at around 58p.
I really like the creamy Milk Chocolate taste of the standard Yorkie bar and I really like the way this particular edition blends with the Milk Chocolate to create a different taste sensation. The Raisins are juicy and along with the biscuit centre they give the chocolate a great tasting bonus which works well and is not a clash of tastes. I much prefer the raisins in this bar to the raisins which come in Cadbury's Fruit and Nut which are a little bit hard compared to the comparable softness of these.
Although these bars are quite a bit more calorie laden than most comparative chocolate bars on the market at 332 calories they are also quite a bit larger than the competition in the market so do take that into consideration. These will fill you up more and so eating too many at once will give you a sickly feeling and you will probably feel really full and it does contain 17 grams of fat which is rather a lot so stay away from other fat heavy products for the rest of the day, however it does contain less than the standard bar which I suppose is due to the addition of more chocolate.
This is a very nice tasting chocolate bar indeed and one that will fill you up in no time at all. This makes a great change from the standard Yorkie and is something to have now and again as I would not advise you to have one of these a day unless you are as athletically gifted as Usain Bolt. This is a great tasting chocolate bar that is available at a reasonable price but just make sure you don't have it too often and it should be fine.
I'd not had a Yorkie for ages, so when I saw them in the aladdin's cave that is my corner shop, I thought i'd have one. These are serious Chocolate bars which are pretty chunky and heavy. I couldn't eat the whole one at once, but I did enjoy what I had.
Yorkie's area available is a few different kinds, but it is the Raisin and Biscuit one I am reviewing.
The Bar is a rectangular Bar that splits into 6 chunks. Each chunk has a letter of the Yorkie on it to spell it out. There is loads of Chocolate in these and I find them a little sickly. They are made by Nestle and I often find that Chocolate sickly in a larger quantity, as it doesn't seem as milky tasting as Cadbury's. There is Juicy Raisin's mixed in with the Chocolate and a layer of Biscuit. I wouldn't have minded a bit more Biscuit as compared to the Chocolate there doesn't seem that much Biscuit.
The wrapper is a light Purple colour and kind of metallic. It has the writing in orange, so it stands out well enough. There is a picture of a woman on the front and on the side it says it's not for girls. This was the marketing campaign a few years ago that they said that because Yorkie's were such a large Chunky Chocolate Bar then it was a Man Bar. I bet Yorkie's sales increased at that time, as probably every woman went out and bought one, just to prove a point, and I bet this gave shop keepers a few jokes to come out with. I'm not going to go down the sexist route, as I know it is meant to be a bit fun, but I only question why?
Each bar has 332 calories and 17.6g of fat, so a bit of a beast of a Bar. Perhaps it's good I didn't manage the whole thing yesterday.
A nice enough Chocolate Bar, but I wouldn't normally pick one up and I wn't probably buy another one for about 6 months, as I find them a bit sickly.
Price wise I think they normaly cost around 55p
Can chocolate bars be male or female? Is this possible? I wonder if Yorkie bars have a slight gender issue. You know, like the kid at school who called everyone 'gay' and several years later came out of the closet him/herself. It's their advertising approach you see: "Yorkie - It's Not For Girls!" I don't quite understand it in the context of marketing chocolate.
What I think it might be trying to do is secure it's place in the sweetshop which offers so much competition from Cadbury's, Mars and the likes. However, I feel this tagline is rediculously uneccessary when you have a product so tasty and classic in itself.
Yes, ok, Yorkie chocolate itself isn't quite as cosy as Cadbury's but it isn't too far off. What makes it very satisfying is the thickness. Each piece of the 6 bits of chocolate in the pack are like breezer blocks of cocoa joy. The solidity of Yorkie's is what makes me pick one up in place of a Dairy Milk, for example.
However, this variety of Yorkie crammed full of biscuit and raisins is an added treat. The biscuit is shortbready and compliments the chocolate with a solid crunch, whilst the raisins softly blend into and between your teeth as you sit back and chomp away. This truely is a masterful chocoalte bar.
Nestle Raisin & Biscuit Yorkie - one of the most gorgeous choccie bars ever (and I do seem to eat a lot of them!) and what I like to call a mansized club (remember them?!?) - though I do have to admit I don't get to eat them that often as they don't seem to be stocked anywhere! I sometimes used to find them in Woolworths but ho hum I guess I won't be finding any more any time soon!
Nestle Yorkie was devised in 1976 by a chap called Eric Nicoli who decided that he wanted to make a chunkier version of Cadbury's Dairy Milk bar. The name Yorkie apparantly came from Corgi Yorkie Lorries (you know, those little toy cars) and this is where their recent 'It's not for girl's' campaign came from. Interestingly enough I have learnt in my research for this review that there were special bars made for the Ministry of Defence to give to soldiers that read 'It's not for civvies!'
I'm not too much of a fan of Nestle chocolate and if I was basing my review of the taste of chocolate along I wouldn't rate it too highly but there is something oddly alluring about the chunkiness of the chocolate that makes it taste so much better. Odd, I know. I am also find a whole normal Yorkie too much just for myself, you may say that's because I'm a girl but I think it's because it's too plain boring! Through in some nice, juice raisins and crunchy biscuit pieces and hey bingo! You have an absolutely delicious chocolate bar!
Yorkie Raisin & Biscuit cost 48p for a 61g bar and mysupermarket tells me that they are available from Tescos!