Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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Nestle Yorkie - Raisin & Biscuit
Member Name: stebiz
Nestle Yorkie - Raisin & Biscuit
Date: 10/04/09, updated on 10/04/09 (105 review reads)
Advantages: Very tasy, Satisfies hunger
Disadvantages: Not healthy, High in Calories
I was dropping my daughters off at trampolining lessons at the local college and as normal I went to get them a drink and a chocolate bar. It is their weekly treat, which I got conned into when they started their lessons.
As usual they chose their snacks and went running into the class. With it being half term the lessons were to last 3 hours. With me having missed my dinner (another story) I was feeling rather peckish and so decided to treat myself. I was looking for a very big chocolate bar, not a 60 second wonder and this is when I noticed the Yorkie. Not only that it was only 45p so it was the same price as most of the other confectionery in the dispenser.
When I paid for the bar it got pushed to the bottom and I was only too happy to open the hatch and retrieve the bar. It was a little cool, as most of these dispensers keep chocolate to a certain temperature.
The bar itself is a pinkish/purple colour, which isn't a good idea when it says clearly along the front ITS NOT FOR GIRLS. Unless of course you are a boy who likes pink. I understand it is a marketing ploy but why say ITS NOT FOR GIRLS. When Nestle came to our city a few years ago advertising this product, the council stopped them doing a road show because they felt Nestle were being sexist.
Okay back onto the product. Besides the wrapper being pinkish (I'm colour blind so forgive me if the colour isn't exactly right) it also has the word Yorkie along the front. For the letter O it has a road sign circled in red with a line going across a picture of a woman. Clearly stating again that it isn't for women. So for those of you who weren't sure what the product looked like, I think you now have a good idea.
Well the chocolate is Nestle. It has its own distinctive taste. It seems to me a lot creamier than Cadbury. In this bar it also had Raisins and Biscuit (clever really bearing in mind it says on the wrapper that it is a Raisins and Biscuit Yorkie:-) As you bite in you can immediately taste the raisins and biscuits mixed together and as your munching away they blend with each other very well.
Wow, I've just looked at the wrapper. A whopping 332 calories representing 17% of an adults GDA. That is rather high for a chocolate bar. It weighs 61g in total.
Looking further it says that the chunky milk chocolate and rasins account for only 13% of the bar. No wonder Europe say that our chocolate bars, aren't really chocolate bars - but confectionary. The full ingredients are
Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Dried whole milk, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Whey powder, Emulsifiers (soya lecithin E476) Butterfat, Flavouring) Raisins, Wheat Flower, Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Partially inverted refiners syr up, Modified starch, Raising Agents, (Sodium Bicarbonate and Ammonium Bicarbonate)
Well in summing up. I loved the bar. I loved the taste and experience but I was wholly shocked with the nutritional contents and calories. You really can see how these calories add up during your average day. I will still buy the bar but only as a treat.
Summary: Okay for an occasional treat.