Product Type: Tesco Chocolate
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Tesco Value Chocolate
Tesco Value Chocolate in general
Member Name: k2705
Tesco Value Chocolate in general
Advantages: Nice flavour and a good price
Disadvantages: None at all for me
A few days ago my husband decided he would like some chocolate buns. Whilst up Tesco I picked up all the ingredients I needed but instead of going for the normal
chocolate I buy I decided to give Tesco Value Milk Chocolate a try, I had heard good things about this so thought that it would be perfect to put into my cakes or at least decorate them, if not we could always just eat it.
The packaging of Tesco Value Milk Chocolate is nothing fancy at all, it comes in a plastic type wrapper with a foil inside to help keep it fresh. The design is predominantly blue and white to fit in with the Tesco Value design. The Tesco Value logo appears in the top left hand corner and there is a large dark blue strip going right across the packet with the words "Milk Chocolate" written inside it in white, in the bottom right hand corner is the nutritional information. The rest of the wrapper is taken up with a picture of chunks of the Value Milk Chocolate. The back of the packet contains the product information such as the ingredient, nutritional information and allergy advise, all easy to read and follow. The p wrapper is very simple to open, you simply tear off one corner, there is no specific tag to pull.
When I brought the Value Chocolate I did expect it to be quite cheap tasting and not very creamy, however as I was only using it for cooking I wasn't too bothered about this, but I decided that before I used the whole lot on my cakes I would try a bit, just to see how nice it was. When I opened the packet the bar of chocolate inside looked just like any other bar of chocolate. There was no fancy pattern or writing on the chocolate just a series of light lines scored into each square diagonally. The chocolate had a lovely sweet smell to it, again no difference to the more expensive bars, when I first tasted the Value Chocolate I was pleasantly surprised, it had a sweet creamy taste to it, not the harsh cheap flavour I was expecting, to me the chocolate didn't taste like value chocolate at all. Despite the fact that the chocolate was very tasty to eat on its own I did resist and used it for my cooking and again it tasted lovely, not cheap at all. The appearance of the chocolate was very plain and basic but that doesn't really matter its the taste that counts
The nutritional information is written on both the back and front of the wrapper and is per 4 squares of chocolate or 17g, this consisted of
*Calories - 90
*Protein - 1.1g
*Carbohydrates - 10.7g
*Sugars - 10.5g
*Fat - 4.3g
*Saturates - 2.7g
Personally I was quite surprised at the nutritional information of this chocolate especially the calories and fat content, whilst obviously it is a little on the high side you are getting 4 squares of chocolate for this and each square is quite large, I had expected it to be a lot higher than this. I wouldn't eat this (or any sort of chocolate) on a regular basis or everyday, however as a treat I wouldn't mind having a few square of Tesco Value Milk Chocolate every now and then especially with a reasonably low calorie and fat content compared to some other bars of chocolate you can buy.
Again this information is printed on the back of the wrapper, this consists of a statement saying that whilst this is a nut free recipe they cannot guarantee a nut free factory or that nut recipes have not previously been prepared there. This particular chocolate may also contain traces of Soya.
Obviously I brought my Value Chocolate from my local Tesco, the 100g bar cost me just 30p, this is so much cheaper than buying cooking chocolate or other brands of chocolate, I brought 3 bars of this as I was using it for cooking and even then it didn't cost me as much as it would to buy a different brand of chocolate. In my opinion this was well worth the money, 30p a bar is a bargain.
Overall I was extremely impressed with Tesco Value Milk Chocolate, the main reason for me buying this product was for cooking and I have to say it worked extremely well, just as good as cooking chocolate and at less than half the price. However this chocolate is also very tasty to eat as an occasional treat, it does not taste cheap at all, it has a lovely creamy sweet taste to it, there is nothing fancy about the chocolate, however this did not matter to me, I just wanted a bar of chocolate that tasted good and this certainly did. I would be more than happy to eat this chocolate just as it is as well as using it in cooking. You can also buy Tesco Value chocolate in a White and a Plain variety as well so I would be interested to try these too and see if they are as good as the Milk chocolate. In my opinion this was not cheap tasting chocolate at all and is being sold at a bargain price. I would recommends this to anyone whether you want it for cooking or just as a treat, this is ideal and will not cost a fortune.
Summary: A good value brand chocolate bar
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