“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Caramel „
Very often when I am doing my weekly shop, I like to pick up either a big packet of crisps or some chocolate as a little treat to munch at when having a relaxing night in front of the telly. Anytime I have selected chocolate, I have very often went for something new and different, or something that is on offer. This particular chocolate from the Tesco finest range 'Swiss Chocolate with Caramel Pieces' fitted into both categories for me, in that it was one that we had never tried before, and it was on offer for 87p (reduced from its usual £1 price) for a 100g block.
Tesco does have quite a few blocks of chocolate in its finest range, which are all currently on offer. This particular one, has a photograph on the dront showing some pieves of caramel, alongside what I imagine are cocoa beans. Underneath the photograph there is the familiar grey and black colours of the Tesco finest range. It states that this chocolate is 'made from premium grade cocao beans sourced from South America and Africa'. Inside are 'crunchy caramel almond pieces (which) provide the perfect complimnet to the smooth, creamy chocolate'
At the bottom front of the packaging, there is some nutritional information, which sometimes you are probably better not looking at. For every two squares of chocolate, I was shocked that there were 110 calories (given the thinness of each square), 10.2g of sugar and 6.7g of fat. I know it is chocolate, but I was still surprised when you actually look at all the size of one square of chocolate.
On the back of the packaging, it claims that this product is suitable for vegetarians, and contains milk and soya. It also states that it contains both almonds and hazelnuts.
When I first opened the packaging, I was quite shocked at how thin the squares of chocolate were, in comparison, to the likes of galaxy chocolate, and so taking one of two squares of this chocolate really doesn't make you feel as if you have eaten very much at all, and so my husband and I ended up nibbling the whole night at it, until it was all gone. A bit of a shocker then, after discovering just how many calories we would have consumed simply from sharing that bar together, and yet neither of us felt particularly full.
The chocolate itself is very nice and the caramel pieces are a welcome change for wades of caramel inside chocolate. The chocolate simply melted in your mouth, and there certainly was not a strong taste of almonds, in fact I didn't even realise it had almonds in it, until I read the packaging later. Like all chocolate and sweet things, it is addictive, so knowing the calorie content early may make you show more self restraint than we did.
All in all, this product is very delicious and addictive, however, looking into the calorie content more is a little shocking for all the size ( and thickness ) of each square. I probably do still prefer the galaxy range of chocolate, however at 87p it is a yummy treat!