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      30.08.2011 11:04
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      A Lush chocolate sweet; a pity about the usual price.

      I have occasionally in the past bought Werthers original Candy sweets but I had never tried these chocolates until the other day. The only reason I bought them is because they were on a special offer at Asda priced at a £1.00. They look delicious and the packaging is extremely tempting. The chocolates are the original Werthers shape which is sort of oval with ridged swirly circles going around the middle.

      Funnily enough I have just looked at the bag and on the back these chocolates are described as being 'milk chocolates marbles with caramel flavour white chocolate'. I never knew there was any white chocolate in these at all! However they have done this combination the results are amazing! The chocolates are incredibly smooth and when you start to eat them you almost sort of suck on them as if they were an actual Werthers candy sweet; the flavours remind you of the Werthers original sweets too. They have been very clever with how these chocolates have been created.

      I have to admit that I ate half the packet in one go! And the rest the next day; you don't get that many chocolates in each 125g bag and the usual cost is too expensive in my view. However, I do recommend you try these out and they are worth buying if on special offer.

      Ingredients
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      Sugar, Cocoa butter, High fat milk powder, Cocoa mass, Whole milk powder, Butterfat, Buttermilk powder, Whey powder, Maltodextrin, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin), Skimmed milk powder, Fat reduced cocoa flavouring, Caramelised sugar syrup, Cocoa solids, Milk solids.

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      Product contains Milk and Soya. May also contain traces of Hazelnuts, Almonds, Peanuts and other nuts

      This chocolate is suitable for Vegetarians and is Gluten free.

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      On the bag I have; it doesn't actually state how many calories are in each chocolate which I think should be included.


      These chocolates are absolutely delicious and you will probably struggle not to keep wanting to eat one after the other! However, due to their usually high price (£1.50) and also the fact that no calorie information is given I am knocking off one Dooyoo star.... So its 4 stars from me.

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        21.05.2010 17:54
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        Interesting and pleasant tasting new sweet.

        Werther's Original are well known for their butter candy toffee sweets and their memorable advertisments showing a loving grandfather who hands down the treats to his grandson. This commercial always made the brand seem a little dated and as if they were appealling to a mature market but the brand have hauled themselves into the present confectionary market by creating some new and exciting products. Manufactured by Storck the new variants include soft centre caramel chocolate sweets and also the product I'm reviewing - a marbled Milk Chocolate/toffee tasting sweet.

        The chocolates come in a 125g bag and all the sweets are individually wrapped. The chocolates infact masquerade as the original butterscotch sweet. When wrapped they look like a hard candy sweet. They are also shaped like the original Wether's being oval and swirled into a whirlpool shape. They also smell like the original Werther's candies, a strong milky and sugary mix of delight. The chocolates are just over an inch long at their widest point.

        The brand describe these as "smooth milk chocolate marbled with the comforting taste of Werther's". The chocolates are made with a mix of milk and white chocolate to achieve a pretty fawn/brown swirl pattern. The chocolate is made with a blend of butterfat and buttermilk powder in order to re-create the toffee flavour of the original sweet. The white chocolate is also infused with caramel flavourings.

        The recreated flavour of the Werther's is actually very authentic and the buttery candy flavour overpowers the hints of cocoa, which is only noticable in the aftertaste. It's a pleasant flavour but an unusual one. I would say these chocolates have more in common with creamier and more distinctive chocolates like Galaxy than with other brands. The texture is soft and they melt very quickly in the mouth. There is no real hint of the cocoa powder graininess - just a soft honey-style consistency. I would describe both texture and flavour as high quality and unique. They definately satisfy a sweet tooth and are totally moreish. Infact one sweet doesn't really feel like enough! They are quite a small bite and seem to be approximately the same amount as one square of Cadbury's from a 'sharing' bar.

        The packaging lists full ingedients. These state that the milk chocolate contains cocoa solids of a minimum 35% and milk solids of 21 % minimum. Whilst the white chocolate ingredient contains 28% cocoa solids minimum and 20% of milk solids minimum. Contact details are also on the wrapper but crucially there is no nutritional values given. They are marked as being suitable for vegetarians though.

        Whilst I really like the flavour of these chocolates I found myself unable to forgive the excessive amount of packaging used in their production. Whilst it is cute and clever to re-create a bag of chocolates as if they are hard butter candies it seems unnecessary to me to wrap each sweet individually, leaving us with a handful of 3 inch by 2 1/2 inch sized plastic wrappers that are non recycleable. In the same style of, for example, Aero Bubbles, surely a re-sealable strip option would be more environmentally friendly?

        I think these chocolates will appeal to people of all ages and think they are great for sharing occasions - going to the cinema or a family get together. They will definately appeal to people who already love the Werther's butter sweet flavour but who might prefer the smoother texture of chocolate. If you do buy these I would avoid mixing the sweets with other Wether's varieties though, as you'll proabably get confused as to what type they are since they are all covered in the same golden wrapper!

        Find out more about the brand at their website:

        www.storck.com

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          12.05.2010 22:07
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          An okay treat for £1

          Storck Werther's Original Milk Chocolate....



          I saw these today at one of the service stations for a special offer price of £1 per bag so I couldn't resist getting them for the rest of my journey and tonight too!


          The chocolate range from Werther's are relatively new and there are two varieties to choose from. I chose the Solid Milk Chocolate ones over the ones which had the Soft Caramel Centre purely with the thought of getting a more substantial chocolate hit.


          I have seen them in many other shops but never before have I seen them so cheap as they are usually double this price when not on offer.


          The packaging is easily recognisable as a Werther's product and has the classic logo but also has a picture of the chocolates held inside the bag. The packet is easily opened by tearing off one corner and this allows the individually wrapped chocolates inside to be picked out.


          There was not really much of a smell coming from the open packet but I would put this down to all the sweets being wrapped in the shiny gold wrappers associated with the original Werther's sweets.


          The chocolate is described on the outside of the packet as "smooth milk chocolate marbled with the comforting taste of Werther's". On unwrapping the small wrapper and releasing out the disc shape piece of milk chocolate there was slightly more of a sweet aroma but the smell was not in the least bit strong. To look at the small chocolate is brown in colour with a creamy swirl pattern to it (which would be the Werther's part). They looked nice and of a good size that pop into the mouth easily.


          The taste of the Werther's chocolate is not as good as I expected it to be. The milk chocolate itself is indeed smooth and creamy with a wonderful texture and does taste nice. The texture is similar to that of Galaxy chocolate but the richness of the Galaxy is, in my opinion, missing. The taste of the actual Werther's caramel is again not as strong as I would have liked and to my taste buds is more or less non existent.



          Overall I do like the chocolate and the packet has more or less been eaten entirely by me. However I don't think that I would buy this version of the chocolates again and next time perhaps opt for the soft Werther's centre ones to see if they were any better.


          The price was good however for the amount of individual chocolates that you get and a weight of 125 grams so I would recommend them for the price. The chocolates were nice but I did think they would be a bit better than they were so I was slightly disappointed.



          I think a score of 3 stars out of 5 stars and a slight recommendation if purchased for the price I paid for them.



          Many thanks for taking the time to read.


          I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.

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            19.04.2010 11:57
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            Try them

            My boyfriend has been raving about these sweets for months now and he doesn't have a sweet tooth so I decided they must be nice. I bought a bag in Asda for £1.97.

            The sweets come individually wrapper in a gold wrapper. When you open the wrapper, you find a good size chocolate in the shape of a Werther's original. The milk chocolate has swirls of caramel flavoured chocolate through it. My first impression when I took a bit was that the chocolate was not all that impressive. The chocolate is really smooth and creamy and it really coats your mouth when you chew them. The caramel flavoured swirls are quite sweet and this caramel flavour takes over the whole sweet so you can't taste the chocolate.

            The more I ate of these sweets, the more they grew on me. I don't know if anyone else has notice that these sweets always seem to be cold as if you have got them straight out of the fridge? As the chocolate is quite thick, it takes a good few chews to start breaking it down. Although they are sweet, I don't find the chocolates sickly at all. I found that the after taste is more chocolate that caramal. I don't think that they taste that much like the original Werther's butter candies but they are still very nice. I prefer these to the original Werther's and I like them quite a lot.

            These chocolates contain milk and soya and may contain traces of nuts. They are suitable for vegetarians and people on a gluten free diet though. The bag does not show any nutritional information but I did manage to find it online. A serving suggestion of 7 sweets will give you 240kcals, 2g of protein, 22g of carbohydrates of which 20g are sugars, 16g of fat of which 10g are saturates, 0g of fibre and 40mg of sodium.

            I would definitely recommend trying these but go into it with an open mind and empty stomach as you need to eat about quarter of the bag before they become addictive. I will definitely be buying these again but I may wait until they are on offer as £1.97 seems a bit expensive to me.

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              20.03.2010 18:22
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              don't waste your money

              Well the advertising campaign has been quite strong for these recently and whilst shopping in my local supermarket a packet of them somehow appeared in my basket. Honestly I don't know how they got there I'd blame it on my other half but he wasn't with me at the time. I thought the £1.99 price tag was a bit excessive but nothing ventured etc. The bag contains 125g but it fails to say if this is including wrappers or not. I say this as each one of these chocolates are individually wrapped which is a good thing in a way. My concern before I opened the outer bag was that the price tag was for the name of Werther's rather than for how good the chocolates actually would be.


              Smell / taste etc:

              Anyway on getting home and after dinner we sat down for a coffee. As my other half has given up chocolate for lent it was down to me to give them a try. The smell of the chocolate is an unusual combination of a milky chocolate and a sweet caramel but with sort of a buttery edge to it as well. The caramel is the stronger of the smells but it is not so strong that it is off putting.

              The initial taste is that of a very mild milky chocolate but I wouldn't say it was all that creamy. The traditional Werther's taste is there but it is in the background and it does not overpower the chocolate. As the chocolate melts the traditional taste of the Werther's sweets does get slightly stronger then fades away again which gives a bit of a twist to the overall taste of the product. There is also a bit of a greasy taste to them as well which I found to be rather unpleasant as towards the end this began to overpower the taste of the chocolate.

              I actually think that the chocolate used to make these is actually not a very good quality one. One thing I have learnt in the past is that the sound that chocolate makes when you break it can indicate its quality. Good quality chocolate has a sharp 'snap' to it. These have more of a dull 'thud' (why do I sound more like a chocoholic as I keep writing this?) so the quality of the product is, for me, in question. Whilst I have tasted worse it is, quite frankly, not even as good as some shops own basics chocolate. There is little taste of cocoa despite the claim it contains 35% cocoa solids. While I do like the taste of Werther's sweets I find that the combination of it with chocolate has produced something which is too sweet by far. The melting quality of the chocolate on the tongue is ok as it does melt quite smoothly and it does not leave a cloying coating in your mouth like some chocolate can so I suppose that is a good thing.


              Nutritional info

              These may not be a good thing for those of a diet or weight watchers etc as there is no nutritional information on the packet (contrary to popular belief it is not a legal requirement to have this). From the taste of them I can tell they are very high in sugar and fat so they are probably best avoided.

              Summary

              For me these were highly disappointing and it is not something I would buy again. The price tag for them is over the top and for what is, in my opinion, such a poor quality product. They were certainly not worth paying £1.99 for. Despite these also being available in dark chocolate I have no desire to try them as I fear they would be no better. To enjoy these you will need to have a very sweet tooth and / or quite frankly your taste buds will need to be on the blink.

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                07.03.2010 17:56
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                A great alternative to normal chocolate

                I have always loved Werther's Original and when I saw my local Tesco selling bags of these new Werther's Original Chocolate for 99p instead of the normal price of £1.99 I just had to buy them!

                These new chocolates provide a bit of a twist on the usual Werther's experience. I imagine most of you reading this will be familiar with the sweet, creamy, caramel and toffee (and yet unique) flavour of Werther's hard candy. These chocolates are the same size and shape, as demonstrated on the packet, though the familiar pattern is slightly different, with a 'whirl' on the front obviously to emphasise the marbled effect of the product. Essentially, chocolate and the typical Werther's caramel flavour are whirled together to provide a different experience to your usual chocolate or indeed Werther's!

                As stated the bag bears pictures of the chocolates on the front, as seen each chocolate is individually wrapped. The bag is easy to spot with its creamy yellow-brown and bright blue packaging, though dark chocolate and caramel versions of this product are also available. There is no nutritional information available on the bag, which is something of a relief - I'm not entirely sure I want to know how many calories I am consuming!

                The chocolates themselves are delicious. As they are soft, with the creamy texture of normal chocolate, it is really tempting to bite into them but it's best if you suck them slowly or let them melt because then you really get the benefit of the combined flavours. The chocolate and creamy Werther's taste go very well together. The chocolates are quite sickly though and three or four is enough really, which is probably just as well!

                I don't know if I prefer these to normal Werther's - at least they last longer as you really can't bite into them! I probably wouldn't pay full price for them, but would definitely buy them again if they were on special offer. They're ideal as an alternative to normal chocolate and definitely worth a try if you're a fan of the original Werther's.

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                  28.02.2010 18:54
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                  Yummy But Don't Eat Too Many!!

                  They was giving samples of these new Werther's Original chocolates in Tesco the other day and when I tried a milk chocolate one they were so nice that I brought a bag straight away!

                  It took me a few to get used to them because I usually have the hard Werther's sweets and don't even buy them much because I think the taste of them is a bit sickly sweet. The chocolates are completely different and instead of thinking about Werther's sweets just look at these as being nice chocolates with a taste you'll deffo recognise and love.

                  They come individually wrapped like Werther's sweets and I love chocolates like that because it feels loads more special than just picking and unwrapped chocolate out of a bag. They're all exactly the same so there's no selection at all, I thought they got a tiny bit boring after a few but I suppose that's a good thing because it means I won't eat the whole 125g bag in one go!

                  The milk chocolate is sweet and has got quite a strong Werther's taste as you get through it, you can still taste the chocolate and it's brill how they've got the 2 flavours together but without either of them drowning the other one out. They're very sweet but I think a lot of that comes from the Werther's caramelly flavour because the chocolate itself doesn't taste all that sugary.

                  The chocolate is proper creamy though and even though it's quite a soft chocolate it takes for ages to melt in my mouth. You're deffo better off to suck it because that's when you get the waves of Werther's flavour, on the bag it says it's marbled with Werther's and there are bits that look a bit lighter than the milk chocolate so that must be it! lol

                  I think the flavours go wicked together but this isn't the sort of thing I'd want to eat all that often because like I said they do get sickly very quick and sometimes I want some chocolate that I can enjoy over the evening instead of having to put them away because they're making me feel sicky!!!

                  At the minute a 125g bag of Werther's Original Milk Chocolates costs 99p but that's a special offer and the usual price is £1.99. I don't actually think they're worth nearly 2 quid so unless I get to Tesco before the special offer finishes I'll probably end up waiting until they come in Poundland! These chocolates also come in Dark and Caramel versions, it's the dark ones I want to try because they probably won't be so sickly.

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