“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Mint „
Sainsbury's Mint Creme Chocolate.
Being a big fan of chocolate and having an eye for a bargain, I recently spotted in the isle at Sainsbury's a offer of two bars of chocolate for £1.50p.
One of the bars I have chosen was this Chocolate which is Mint Creme.
The other I will review seperately.
This bar working out on this special offer to just 75p, incidentally this is the first time I have tried this bar and it is a dark chocolate bar.
The Bar comes in a green wrapping, and has a picture of a pile of pieces of chocolate it states "a timeless classic". And is made with natural flavours.
Im not usually a great lover of darker chocolates, but this was really nice, dark but not so dark than it had a bitter taste it was dark but has a sweeter taste than some of the darker brands that I have tried before. Each square has a ribbed pattern on it looking like a bark of tree, and the picture shows a mint leaf too, because inside each square it is filled with a mint fondant filling.
The filling really tastes lovely, with a creamy mint fondant, it is minty but not overpowering, like some mint fillings I have had before. Creamy and minty but not so sickly like some fondant mint cream fillings that I have tasted before. I really liked the combination of the chocolate and the mint cream filling.
sat fat. 2.9grams.
and a trace of salt.
per three squares.
Inside the dark chocolate is a white chocolate too, which I hadnt really noticed because of the mint flavouring in the centre, and thats probably why this dark chocolate doesnt taste as bitter as some other darker chocolates I have tried before.
This bar contains 150 grams.
The wrapper which is a thin plastic is currently not recycled.
The dark chocolate is made with sixty percent cocoa mass, sugar cocoa butter, fat reduced cocoa powder, emulsifier, Soya Glucose Syrup, Palm Fat, and Glycerine.
The white chocolate is made from Cows Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, and natural flavourings.
Allergy Advice : is made with Milk and Soya.
Not suitable for Nut, Wheat Gluten or Barley Gluten allergy sufferers.
I found this all in all a nice different tasting bar of chocolate and I would like to rate this with four stars, because it isnt the best but it isnt bad for the price. I will be purchasing this chocolate again.
Thanks for rating my reviews.
On some very odd occasions my wife and I venture to Sainsbury just as a change from Tesco and Asda, as we do not got here very often I have only tried a few of their own brand items but one that I did try and love was the Sainsbury mint crème chocolate bar.
It is a dark chocolate bar with a nice mint fondant centre, the crème centre is similar to that found in after eight's but not as good, the chocolate itself is very nice tasting and not at all bitter as some dark chocolate can be.
The mint centre is minty enough to be noticed but not too minty so as to take over the taste of the bar, the dark chocolate and mint go very well together and have been tried and tested over the years by many companies and I have to say Sainsbury are one of the ones who have got it just right.
Costing only 80p this large bar of chocolate is a very good buy and the only down side to it is the same down side that any chocolate bar has and that is the fact that it is full of calories and fat, so if you are watching your weight then you don't really want to be having one of these but then everyone knew that anyway right?
Sainsbury is not my main supermarket for shopping and I have to admit I have not tried too many of their own brand products but one I recently did try and enjoy was the mint crème chocolate bar. It is a dark chocolate bar with a mint crème fondant similar to an after eight but not quite as good.
The chocolate is a nice dark and strong tasting one which I think you need when it has a mint centre, although a rich dark chocolate it does not leave a bitter aftertaste like some do. The mint centre is again strong but not too strong and the two flavours complement each other brilliantly.
You can spend a lot of money on a good chocolate bar these days but this one is very good and not at all expensive. I picked this bar up for less than 90p and will definitely be buying it again. The chocolate breaks easily into squares and does not start to melt too quickly.
It is of course full of calories and no good to anyone watching their weight, well at least not in large amounts anyway. It is fairly moreish and having opened the bar I went on to eat the lot apart from the two squares I gave to hubby, so if you are weight watching be careful with this one.
Im a chocoholic. But I thought at around 80p I would go for this bar as a cheaper option to a bar of Dairy Milk or any other expensive brand.
So I tried it, made a cup of tea and sat down. It's not the greatest chococlate I have ever tasted. The mint cream is excellent. Has a strong minty and tangy flavour. But I don't like it with the dark chocolate shell. Its just too over powering. You have the intense dark chocolate cocoa content with the strong minty flavour its like a senses overload! You cannot sit and let this chocolate melt in your mouth like a bar of galaxy.
I give it to you that it is cheap for a large bar of chocolate, but I would rather pay more for a bar of galaxy or dairy milk as with them you can have a bond and relax with the super flavours.
If you like mint and dark chocolate this is probably for you. But if your a galaxy lover like me. This is not the one for you.
I like mint chocolate and dark chocolate. Recently I was at Sainsbury and found that they had their own mint chocolate. I decided to invest 80 pennies and give it a try.
The package is quite nice, compared to Tesco's similar products, this looks nicer. In other words, for someone who does not know Sainsbury, for example someone who lives abroad, the package does not give away that this is a supermarket brand.
The foilage used to protect the chocolate is quite thin, but it did the job, all the pieces I took were not damaged. The chocolate in itself is not greasy, which some time happens with mint chocolate and does not leave your hands greasy. It breaks nicely and does not leaves small pieces, which may fall on your clothes or on your sofa, if you, like me, eat chocolate while relaxing on the sofa or in bed.
The taste, obviously the most important thing, left me satisfied, given the price I paid, I will probably buy this product again in the future.
Having recently reviewed the soft caramel bar by Sainsburys I thought I would also review the mint creme chocolate bar.
Now I have never been a fan of dark chocolate as I find it too bitter and the only time I ever have it is when it is combined with mint flavour, I used to love the Frys bars when I was young and this bar reminds me a bit of those.
This is part of a range by Sainsbury and each bar is good value at 79p for 200grams although , in terms of value for money it certainly compares well with brand names of a similar size and has a much nicer taste than the generic brands offerred by Tesco.
Perhaps one of the reasons I like it is because the dark chocolate is quite mild in taste and as such the dominant flavour is certainly the creme fondant centre which I felt is a bit stronger than that found in an after eight mint but not as strong as one of the Benedicts mint range, in all a happy medium.
The chocolate has a nice firm texture whilst the creme fondant is smoth and not bitty like some fondant cremes can be.
Overall this is another winner from Sinsbury I just wish it was not so fattening.
After having tried the dark chocolate bar in the same range and enjoying it, I decided to try the mint creme bar, as I have always been quite a fan of mint confectionery.
The packaging is simple but attractive, with the colours reflecting the filling.
The packaging includes a picture of the product within which is both helpful and enticing. In the top right hand corner can be found Sainsbury's 'wheel of health' traffic light system to help you make calories, fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar comparisons with other similar products. You need to aim for green and amber and as few reds as possible!
Upon opening the wrapper, the smell is quite strong and enticing and it looks as any chocolate should do - dark, smooth, slightly shiny and...chocolatey (one would hope!).
The chocolate is quite easy to break and usually breaks evenly, so your fingers don't become too sticky!
The product is tasty, but as with all cheaper chocolate which uses more sugar and fat compared with the cocoa and milk contents, the chocolate is less satisfying and awfully moreish, leading to far too much being consumed in one go!
The mint flavour is very strong and it leaves a bit of an aftertaste which isn't too unpleasant, but isn't that nice either.
This range of chocolate bars used to come wrapped in thin foil with a paper outer, which was nicer and more convenient as this packaging won't stay rolled up and when it unrolls from around a mint creme bar in a bag after it has been knocked about a bit...well, you can imagine the problems caused!
Recently Sainsbury's has changed the wrappers over to a cheaper, less attractive style which wouldn't worry me so much, but the ingredients have changed too - something which would be easy to miss. I think the price has dropped too, which clearly indicates they're using lesser quality ingredients. If you compare the 'wheel of health' symbols of the new and old bars, it can be seen that the bar now contains more sugar and more fat, which I am not happy about, even though I'm not at all any sort of health freak.
If you visit Sainsbury's now, you may see the new and the old on the shelves. If you do, compare them for yourselves. It would be interesting to compare the new and old bars to see if there really is much of a taste difference.
It's a shame, anyway.