“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Milk „
Ive been buying tesco's milk chocolate for a few months now. I first discovered it when I only had 50p in my pocket and I was craving chocolate. There wasn't a freddo so I bought tesco's everyday value chocolate instead thinking it was nice and big and chocolate is always ggood no matter what company its made by.
It was wrapped up like chocolate usually is in a thin sheet of plastic sealed together.
On the back of the wrapper it had allergy information stating that it contained no nuts. I am not allergic to nuts but after a few bites from the chocolate I noticed I started coughing a lot. I was up all night with this cough and couldn't really figure out what had triggered it. I am not allergic to anything in fact so I really didn't know what had caused the cough.
I did find the taste of the chocolate particularly nice though. It was creamy and smooth, not like galaxy or cadburys but for 30p it was great tasting. It certainly satisfied my craving for chocolate. I was pleased with myself for finding something so cheap that I could buy everyday if I wanted too. I think greediness took over me.
I had it again a few days later and noticed the cough again. I was then certain that the chocolate was giving me the cough. I have realized since then that cheaper things may taste alright but they are not good for your health because they are made with cheap ingredients and substitutes. I now treat myself once or twice a week to a bar of either cadburys or galaxy but now only use Tesco's everyday value chocolate for baking, If I need a small amount. On the other hand, the finest range from Tesco which is a little dearer, has amazing chocolate and I had no problem with that at all.
I wouldn't recommend everyday value chocolate, it isn't worth risking your health just to satisfy a craving. Go for a biscuit instead! This is just my opinion though, I am sure there are many people who love it and have no problems with it.
I love cooking and my favourite thing to cook is caramel shortbread, normally I use cooking chocolate to spread on the top but one day a crazy lady collared me when I was putting a slab in my basket and said the value range is just as good and to her if you wouldn't eat cooking chocolate why cook with it?
I thought she had a point and tentatively put the cooking chocolate back and scurried off to the relevant aisle.
That was where I found what I was looking for and put a bar in my basket, to my surprise and delight it was only 30p for a 100g bar but I was thinking hmm what does it taste like if it's this cheap?
As I bought the plain version it was packaged in a thick plastic and was complete with a large bright red stripe right across the front and along the edges, in bold white writing it simply read "Plain Chocolate". I found the red colour to be very eye catching and the picture of rather tasty looking chocolate slabs behind the stripe gave it a bit more of an expensive look than the price and the value logo in the left hand corner suggested.
The Taste Test~~~~~
Opening the package was quite easy and it came apart with no effort, upon inspecting the chocolate I found it to have quite a strong bitter smell and it was cut into rather large squares, I wasn't to bothered about this though as I would be melting it down to spread on top of my shortbread.
I put it in the microwave for about a minute to melt and it seemed to melt quite nicely without burning which is always a bonus. Having a cheeky little dip with the spoon I found the chocolate to have quite a bitter taste but it was creamy and rich which was lovely although I have to admit I cannot eat a lot of plain chocolate because of the richness, spreading across my shortbread was where my problems began as it didn't spread well and started to become clumping. I had some places that were thicker than others and when it solidified it broke apart and cracked when I was trying to cut it.
The Final Word~~~~~
I have to admit I couldn't eat this straight from the packet as it was just to bitter and rich but it was alright for the money I paid for it.
I also wouldn't be using it again for cooking as it just wasn't suitable for what I wanted it for so I think it's back to the drawing board in that respect.
(please note the picture is incorrect and the product name is, so Dooyoo will not re-add this product with the correct picture)
I have to confess to loving chocolate, this for me is not good as I am trying to loose weight. When I was last in Tesco I decided that I would give their own brand chocolate a go as it was a lot cheaper than the named branded bars.
The chocolate bar comes in a blue wrapper which has a nice white swirl on the front and a small picture showing two small pieces of the bar. The Tesco logo and the product name is on the top corner of the packet and in the bottom corner you have a brief outline of the nutritional values for the bar. The back of the packaging if half blue and half white. On the white section we have all of the product details including the ingredients and a full break down of the nutritional values.
~~APPEARANCE AND TASTE~~
The chocolate bar is large and is made up of smaller cubes all stuck together. It is a dark brown colour and looks lovely. There is a pleasant smell to the chocolate and this is not overly strong to make it seem sickly or too rich.
The chocolate can be eaten in two ways, you can bite the large slab or break in into the smaller pieces, I do break it so I can share with hubby. It is simple to break even if you have stored this in the fridge. One thing I would say is that this does make a small amount of mess when broken so try to do this when it is still in the packet or over a plate or dish.
The chocolate is very nice to eat but it does seem quite heavy at times. There is a nice rich taste to it but it is not overly sweet. I do find that it melt easily in the mouth and is rather creamy and smooth. Unfortunately I do have to say that I can only ever manage about 6 pieces of the chocolate as after this amount it start to feel quite heavy and it does leave a horrible feel on my teeth. After a large quantity has been eaten I am also left with a bad aftertaste. I can not pinpoint what the taste is but I have to have a drink to get rid of it.
There is a noticeable difference between this chocolate and that of the Cadbury's variety as I can quite easily eat a whole large slab of this without getting any aftertaste or film on my teeth. There Cadbury's version seems lighter to eat and goes down easier.
The bar of chocolate comes in a packet size of 200g, this is an ideal size for sharing.
The ingredients for the chocolate for those wishing to know are:-
Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Butteroil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Natural Flavourings.
The milk chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 45% minimum, Milk solids 15% minimum.
The recipe does not contain nuts but Tesco cannot guarantee that this has been made in a nut free factory. The chocolate is suitable for vegetarians.
The nutritional values for 100g of the bar are:-
Energy - 580KCal
Protein - 6.4g
Carbohydrate - 46.0g
Of which sugars - 44.0g
Fat - 41.0g
Of which saturates - 25.0g
Mono-Saturates - 14.0g
Polyunsaturated - 1.5g
Fibre - 4.1g
Sodium - trace
As you can see the values are quite high but taking into account this is chocolate then this is what is to be expected.
The chocolate must be stored in a cool dry place. I suggest the fridge as t does melt easily. There is a good shelf life on the chocolate bar and the one which we have has over 12 months on the date.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
This is a Tesco own brand chocolate bar so it can only be bought in their stores. It is priced around the 31 mark, we paid just 75p for ours as it was on offer. The price is good considering the branded bars of the same size are closer to the £2 mark.
I am on the fence over this chocolate bar as I found it hard to eat much of it in one sitting. The start taste was nice and pleasant but it changed the more of the bar I ate. It is nicer when chilled and easy to share. The price is a good point to this bar so I would say to give it a go and taste for yourselves. If you are on a diet and want chocolate this may be the way to go as you wont be able to manage the whole bar!
Tesco Milk Chocolate
What is it?
Some chocolate by Tesco.
It's milk chocolate, a large slab of 200g chocolate, other than it's by Tesco and not Cadbury's...
What do I think?
This chocolate is surprisingly good, and I mean, very good. I love chocolate and I am starting to get fussy with the taste of chocolate and I don't mean to be a snob, but the taste of Cadbury's chocolate has been quite bland with for some time. I don't mean literally, but I just feel it's the same flavour and taste with all of their bars now. Quite dull and plain, unlike many of the new chocolate brands that we are getting now, like Thorntons which has a more complex taste, and also other premium chocolatiers. But chocolate doesn't have to be expensive or a luxury...
This is where Tesco comes in, the taste of this chocolate is lighter and less heavy, perhaps it has less cocoa content, but it's tastes a bit more refreshing - actually, this is more like Lindt chocolate but not as smooth and creamy. It's easy to bite into it and seems to feel less 'dense', which makes a nice change because with some chocolate it's just a lump forever in your mouth.
A slab shaped bar, this is very easy to handle. It's actually a slightly thinner slab than many other bars like Cadbury's which makes it easier to break up to eat.
The best thing about this chocolate is that as well as tasting decent, it's also very cheap too - 59p for a 200g slab bar.
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©Leighsa 2010 (also on Ciao).
As a big chocolate fan, it can often get expensive when buying the top branded chocolate, so I thought I would give Tesco own brand a try
It comes in a plastic wrapped packet which is mainly blue in colour and has the Tesco logo printed on the front; also the nutritional value is on the front.
On the back is a little bit about the product and continued nutritional information, the main values are:
Calories - 130g
Sugar - 12.7g
Fat - 7.9g
Saturates - 3.9g
As you can see this chocolate is rather bad for you, the amount of sugars and saturated fat is very high, it's ok if you're having a square or so, but if you're like me and have to finish off the whole bar - it quickly adds up.
I have switched quite a few branded products to Tesco, such as their biscuits so I thought this would be no different. At 27p a bar, I thought this was excellent value, as Cadburys are at least £1 a bar and that's if they are on offer.
Unfortunately the price reflected the taste, the chocolate was very bland and certainly wasn't milky or creamy as I had hoped.
I was very disappointed, however this is not surprising as on reading the back there is only 27% cocoa which is hardly any.
A lot of the other ingredients are chocolate supplements and flavours, not only making it taste horrible but its also bad for your body.
So I'm afraid to say that for this product, I will be sticky to my name brand yes it is cheap, but I would rather pay £1 for a bar I will actually enjoy.
Its true what they say-you get what you pay for, and with this chocolate, Id have to agree.
The Tesco Value milk chocolate is value in pretty munch every way, but it is chocolate at the end of the day. Now its important to think that if you are buying this chocolate to have a wonderful tasting experience, then you are going to be sadly disappointed. And for the price you cant expect that. If, however you want a good ok tasting chocolate, then for the money, this isn't too bad at all. I certainly wouldn't eat chunks of this like I would with Dairy Milk, but i do find this extremely useful and cheap for cooking and decorating with.
The chocolate comes in the usual no thrills value packaging, but is kept fresh by the foil, so as long as you don't mind getting caught buying value, there's no problems with the packaging at all, especially if it saves you money on the product.
The taste of the chocolate is what you would expect for the price really. It tastes of chocolate, but perhaps a little on the sweet side, and you can just taste the sugar in it fork the off. IO also found that it leaves a slightly bitter taste in the mouth once its gone.
Nutritionally, the chocolate isn't to high in fat compared to other makes of chocolate, and for the 100g bar, it won't last you too long either. One of the good things about this bar is that its made in cubes, so you can break bits off neatly, and save the rest if you wanted to.
Overall, for the money, I would say this is a ok chocolate, but don't expect too much!
After having some recent success of trying Sainsburys Basic milk chocolate which i really enjoyed and have bought several times since, i thought as i was visiting Tesco today i would buy this, expecting it to taste the same, except unfortunately it doesn't.
The packaging is the standard Tesco value label. Plain white with the blue stripe. On the front of the packaging it clearly states the nutritional value which is : Per Quarter Of Pack....
The chocolate is in lines with 2 decent size chunks of chocolate per line. The chocolate is thick and looks nice, but doesn't taste good.
Where as i found the Sainsburys basic brand chocolate tasted like the chocolate you get in an Easter egg and was nice, this Tesco value milk chocolate has a different taste. When eating the chocolate i could taste and feel in my mouth sugar crunching. It had a strong taste which i found sickly and tasted very much like cooking chocolate and it wasn't nice.
The chocolate bar costs 27p. Which to be honest you shouldn't expect to much but i expected more than what i got .
Would i buy again? No. Not if i fancied a bar of chocolate. If i needed some for cooking anything then i would be tempted
Tesco Milk chocolate is one of the vastly superior range that they offer to consumers for very low prices, often undercutting the top brands by vast gaps.
This led to one of the reasons me purchasing a bar, price! and as the current economical situation is at meltdown I thought it was appropriate I went for a cheaper version than my regular dairy milk.
The packaging is the simple yet recognizable and is known to the public well. With the simple yet brilliant idea of a themed range with the tesco logo stripes occuring in the packaging. A brilliant way to market the product!
Then onto the taste, and firstly I would like to state that you cannot set your bar very high after reflecting on the price. But then agagin it isn't all cherries and roses, it also has a few 'dodgy' bits to it as well.
The taste is designed to taste smooth and elegant, it does neither of these things but nevertheless it does taste nice!
it is sweet and succulent in all aspects, and it melts perfectly in your mouth.
Would I recommend this to you?
Well this is one of those questions where it is up to you to make your mind up. If you have noticed your budget is tighter than a violin string and yet you simply cannot help but crave the delightful chocolate then I say...
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Chocolate for a bargain basement price of 27p per bar. You jest surely? Well it's true but is it any good or even worth 27p?
Tesco Value chocolate is part of their Value Range & is packaged in their distinct stripes. It comes in both Milk & Plain Chocolate varieties. Both are quite chunky & thick, not wafer thin & both have 8 chunks per bar.
Firstly the Plain. I buy this mainly for cooking. It is very dark. Has a light smell of chocolate. Has a deep choclate taste but isn't very creamy. It is great for baking & I use is in Chocolate Cake. If you just want to eat chocolate - go for the Milk.
The milk Chocolate is very nice considering how cheap it is. It has a decent cocoa content. Has a nice chocalatey flavour. Has a nice clean snap to it when you break it and is a nice alternative to the more famous likes of Dairy Milk & Galaxy. Is it better than them? Well no, of course it isn't. But it's very close to being as good.
If you want a real treat, then you could maybe go for a more expensive option. If you just want a nice tasting bar of chocolate for a TV show or a film, this is great. Give it a go. At 27p a bar you won't have lost much if you regret it.
When it comes to chocolate I love it! I simply eat loads of the stuff on a daily basis telling myself it gives me a much needed energy boost (ok I lie to myself more often than not lol!)
I do browse around my local Tesco superstore quite often and of late I have decided to try out some of the 'Value' range to purely see if it is 'Value' for money or a big fat con of getting us to buy rubbish. So far my results have been rather a mixed bag and my conclusion really is you pay for what you get in life as a rule however the piggy in me saw the size of this bar for 25p and I was so tempted by it I bought a couple of bars!
Plastic on the outside it's white with chunks of this chocolate on it. There is a dark blue bar of colour running through the centre and on that in white writing I'm told it's Milk Chocolate and also told it is Tesco Value and there is an at a glance nutritional information chart to the bottom right hand corner. On the back of the packet it is white again with some blue bands of colour on it and I am told again it is Milk Chocolate, given allergy advice and ingredients, storage instructions are given, nutritional information is given, contact details for Tescos are also displayed, best before date is stamped on, I'm told it is produced in the UK and is 100g in weight and finally there is a bar-code on there. All in all the wrapping screams out loudly it is cheap however there is as much information on there as you need and it is a no frill product you probably wouldn't give away as a gift to anyone!
Well forget the packaging it really isn't all that important in the greater scheme of things. You can always grab your chocolate out and bin the wrapper and no one would be none the wiser...or would they?....
In appearance it's quite a dark brown colour for milk chocolate and doesn't possess much of an aroma when you open the packet and although it has 10 large squares (in 2 rows connected) and not so deep thick lines running through each piece (4 in total) it doesn't 'look' like quality to me. Don't get me wrong it looks like chocolate right enough but it does resemble cheap chocolate although it is quite thick.
I do like the fact that the chocolate snaps off in neat large chunks and isn't a flaky chocolate although don't hang about messing around with it cos it does melt rather quickly in the hands indeed.
Taste wise well it's chocolate. It is rather sweet, the chocolate as I have previously mentioned is quite thick and it doesn't melt in the mouth as quick as in the hands but when it does it certainly is chocolaty. I have no qualms about this and am rather impressed but do feel that the over exaggerated sweetness and lack of milky creaminess suggest that this is a cheap variety of confectionery.
For 25p it's one of the most amazing buys I've ever had but don't expect it to excel in the quality department but having said that if you like rather sweet chocolate than this is great for you! It leaves no nasty after-taste and is certainly choccy tasting and not one bit powdery or crap! It's simply ok and deffo worth a go in my humble opinion and for the record.... my Mum loves this, I don't mind it as a quick fix and in emergencies and my Step-dad calls it cheap muck so your best to try this one out for yourself at the price it's at it won't break the bank after-all lol.
Contains Milk, Soya
Recipe: No nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free
Factory: Product made in nut free area, but nuts used elsewhere.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Nutritional Information.... per Quarter Of Pack....
Only available in Tesco and other varieties include dark and white at about the same price as this milk chocolate.