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Sainsbury's Milk Chocolate Brazils

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      16.01.2010 21:58
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      Mega Cheap Chocolate Covered Brazils

      We ALWAYS have chocolate Brazils at Xmas but this year Sainsburys didn't have any of the Just Brazils brand we usually buy, out of interest I brought a box of their own brand Milk Chocolate Covered Brazils to see what they was like.

      They only cost £1.02 for a 160g box and that's a big saving compared to the £3.50 that Just Brazils were in Tesco the week before. I'm actually glad I didn't buy the more expensive brand because these Sainsburys ones are just as yummy and everyone agreed on how wickedly tasty they were.

      The brazil nuts are fresh and smooth tasting, they've got a nice nutty flavour but aren't that strong that the overtake the chocolate like happens with some of the cheapo chocolate Brazils you can buy ready bagged in Supercigs. They've got a lovely buttery flavour that goes proper nice with the chocolate, I like nibbling the chocolate off these and then ending up with just a nut at the end of it but that's a waste with these because the 2 flavours go so good together.

      The chocolate looks mega glossy on the surface and to start with I was worried it was going to have a hard texture, it hasn't and even though it doesn't melt very well in your mouth it's still a very nice chocolate. It's creamy to eat and a lot richer in taste that I thought it would be, when Sainsburys say it's milk chocolate I'd say it's like a cross between milk and dark because it's got a much richer taste than most cheaper milk chocolates.

      I think these are a wicked bargain, the chocolates are a bit smaller than Just Brazils but I think that makes the nuts taste more tender and fresh. The chocolate being so rich makes it go proper nice with the Brazil nut I think and it tastes soooooo nice that I tried my hardest to keep one in my mouth until the chocolate was gone but I couldn't do it that long! lol

      Recommended as a cheap alternative to Just Brazils!

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        05.12.2009 13:06
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        I like alot of people am partial to the occasional box of chocolates. I was drawn to this particular box because of the price. At only £1.00 it was practically half the price of any of the other boxes of chocolates that were displayed around it. I also bought these as, it is getting closer and closer to christmas,so I thought I would be a bit seasonal!

        The size of each chocolate is quite big (just imagine an average brazil nut with a thick layer of chocolate covering it) and when I measured it up against the picture on the box it turned out to be arouns about the same size.

        The chocolate is quite nice considering that it isn't cadbury's. For chocoholics like me, it is very difficult to stop putting you hand back in the box for another handful, as they are very moreish. The chocolate is quite rich for a milk chocolate but it does leave you with a nice tast in your mouth (hense the moreishness)(dont think that's even a word)

        These chocolates are dsiplayed ain a blue box with the pictures of the chocolates on the front. It is wrapped in plastic see-through wrapping, and when you open the box the chocolates are kept in a silver bag, which is quite appealing.

        The chocolates are quite differen't to cadbury's as they tend not to melt anywhere near as quickly, which is definately a bonus, as you don't get chocolate covered fingers.

        Here is some nutritional infor for you:

        For one brazil it contains -
        Energy: 43 Kcal
        Protein: 0.8g
        Carbohydrate: 3.7g
        of which sugars: 3.3g
        of which starch: Trace
        Fat: 2.7g
        of which saturates: 1.2g
        mono-unsaturates: 0.8g
        polyunsaturates: 0.8g
        Fibre: 0.5g
        Salt: Trace
        of which sodium: Trace

        And now some allergy advise

        These obviously contain nuts, so would not be suitable for people with nut allergies. They would also not be suitable for people with peanut, milk and soya allergies.

        Overall, I think these were a very good buy, and definately at some point in the future I will be looking to buy these again.

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          04.11.2009 17:38
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          Economy chocolates...and they're not bad at all!

          I love chocolates and I see a box of chocolates as an indulgent treat! The other day whilst in my local Sainsbury's store I decided I wanted a bar of chocolate and the bar I picked up was about 52p and I spotted these, a box at a pound! I decided they made a better treat and were so economical I simply couldn't resist treating myself!


          The Packaging:

          Light blue coloured cardboard box with a photograph of the chocolate covered brazil's on the front and I'm told in white writing on a brown square of colour that they are Sainsbury's Milk Chocolate Brazil's. On the back of the box other information includes being told they are suitable for Vegetarians, a full nutritional chart is listed, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I'm told how to store them, size is stated (which is 160g) and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. The box opens to the side of it and you are met with a silver foil type of bag you can pull out of the box with ease and inside are your choccies!

          The Chocolates:

          Well a quick count revealed I had 21 milk chocolate covered brazil's. I was so impressed because not only were there a lot in a box that only cost me a pound but they were big too!

          Each one in appearance is a whole white Brazil nut (with no pithy brown skin to it) and over that a glossy light brown, milk chocolate evenly coats each one. They have no smell to them at all but they look really nice and glossy and very tempting and of course they are all slightly differently shaped but all sort of oblongy and rather wide!

          Taste wise...well they're ok! The nut is great, crunchy and tastes distinctively of Brazil nut. I appreciate the browny coloured pith being removed from them as I always think that spoils the natural taste of nut because it tastes too earthy. These are not earthy!

          However the chocolate is a bit of a let down on them to be honest. It's not very chocolaty and it's a very thin coating. It adds not very much to the nut at all in fact which is bizarre! It's simply not very tasting, rich or sweet although it isn't foul or anything, it simply looks nicer than it tastes somehow!

          All in all these offer value for money and for the price I'd say if your interested in these do try them for yourself!

          Allergy Advice:
          Contains: Nuts, milk & soya
          Not suitable for peanut allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.

          Nutritional Information Per Chocolate Brazil:

          Energy: 43 Kcal
          Protein: 0.8g
          Carbohydrate: 3.7g
          of which sugars: 3.3g
          of which starch: Trace
          Fat: 2.7g
          of which saturates: 1.2g
          mono-unsaturates: 0.8g
          polyunsaturates: 0.8g
          Fibre: 0.5g
          Salt: Trace
          of which sodium: Trace

          Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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