Product Type: Tesco Chocolate
Newest Review: ... isn't proper chocolate. For around 70 you can obtain a huge 227g bag of Chocolate Limes and this is going to keep the jaws going... more
Blimey, these are Limey...
Tesco Chocolate Limes
Member Name: Drewster_Rooster
Tesco Chocolate Limes
Advantages: flavour, value for money
Disadvantages: some sweets have less chocolate in them than others, easily broken in the bag
For a treat this week I decided that I wanted to have some sweets that I'd not had for years and rather than having a bar of chocolate I went up the rarely-ventured-to sweet aisle and had a browse of the bagged sweets that were available. My eye was caught by these Chocolate Limes, a Tesco branded product and a very impressive 66p for a 227 gram bag.
The bag has lasted me for the past few days as I have just been dipping in to it whenever I have had the urge and because I have just about finished the bag now I felt it appropriate to review the sweets before I throw away the packaging.
My bag is the same as the one pictured above and the sweets inside are individually wrapped in clear sweet wrappers. They are a hard sweet consisting of a lime flavoured outer layer of light green candy containing an inner middle of plain chocolate. Not overly sweet thanks to the combination of the quite-sour lime and chocolate and I find that a single sweet can last me quite a long time. As tempting as it is to crunch through the sweet to get to the chocolate I like to keep them in my mouth to allow to dissolve before finishing them off by nibbling them with my teeth.
I have not had Chocolate Limes for years and these were a lot sourer than I remembered them to be, although enjoyable and made a nice change I wouldn't say they were particularly moreish and I was more than satisfied just eating 1 or 2 before putting the bag away before having another couple later. Another benefit to me was that a couple also acted as a thirst quencher as well, which I wasn't expecting presumably the lime flavouring was enough to take away my desire for a drink.
The packaging advises that a serving of 3 sweets provides 97 calories, 0.2 grams of saturated fat and 21.6 grams of sugar, so although excellent on the calorie and fat content the sugar does let them down slightly. However, they are a better alternative to a chocolate bar and gave me a welcome change from my usual choices.
Ingredients are listed as containing: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Plain Chocolate Filling (13%), Citric Acid, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin's), Colours, (Copper Cholorophyllin Complex, Turmeric), Flavouring, and Allergy advice warns that they may contain Nuts, so those with intolerances to these should be aware.
In conclusion then these made for a tasty, refreshing change that have lasted me a number of days, they provide a quick fix of sugar and have the added bonus of containing chocolate albeit plain rather than milk. They may be an acquired taste for children as are not a traditional "sweet" sweet but for me they were fine.
A fair rating would be 3/5 Dooyoo stars only losing a couple because the chocolate content seems to be hit or miss depending on the sweet as some have more than others. Also being a hard candy there is the risk of them crumbling and breaking up in the bag if an over-eager assistant handles them a little bit roughly when putting out on the shelves so do check your bag before putting them in your trolley.
Available for 66p instore and online at Tesco and currently on offer with the rest of the bagged sweets for 3 packets for £2.00.
Summary: Tesco Chocolate Limes, not bad, not bad at all...