“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Milk „
MILK CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS
Have recently moved areas and have been shopping a lot more in the Tescos Extra store that is local to me now.
They have a wide range of sweets available almost a whole bottom isle full of sweets, there are every kind you would ever find. The Basics Value range overs a plain bag which with Tescos is blue and white and you can see the sweets showing through the middle of the packer, the sweets inside are individually wrapped in blue sweet papers that are relatively easy to open simply twist them and the sweet inside is available.
These are currently selling for a mere 31pence and are plentifull, the plain bag contains quite a few of these toffee like sweets with chocolate filling in the middle.
The ingredients are : glucose syrup, sugar, milk chocolate, vegtable fat, skimmed milk, butter, saltemulsifiers, soya lecithins, cocoa butter, whey powder, milk solids, 14percent minimum.
They do have a price promise on the reverse of the packet which states that you can bring these sweets back if they are not up to standard and they will be replaced or you can have your money back, just in case there is any problems.
These sweets are produced in the UK for Tescos.
31pence i feel is a bit of a bargain these days, as sweets are usually really expensive and you do get a whopping big bag full containing 175grams full.
These sweets contain : calories at 115. sugar at 15.2grams. fat at 5grams. saturates 3grams. and salt at just a trace.
Allergy advice : these sweets contain milk and also soya too.
I found that these sweets tasted good, they are very very chewable and takes you ages to get into the centre, which although not as chocolately as the more expensive ones they do contain enough chocolate to tell that they are chocolate eclairs. I found the toffee creamy and sweet and the chocolate tastes almost like a dark chocolate.
Worth a buy expecially if you are low on the pennies.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
I don't eat a lot of sweet stuff to be honest, and much prefer savoury foods, but my husband loves sweet things, and so having found a recipe for a toffee and apple loaf cake that required a couple of toffees in the middle, I went to Tesco to get a bag of toffee sweets.
Most people will have at some point tried a milk chocolate eclair, where you seem to chew and chew until you reach that lovely gooey chocolate on the inside. Cadbury's is the leading brand for these eclairs, but whilst in Tesco I noticed that they had their own value brand of milk chocolate eclairs for the rather tiny sum of 35p for a 200g bag. THe Cadbury's bag of eclairs of equivalen weight costs anything upwards from £1. Since I was primarily buying these for baking, rather than as a sweet treat, I thought I would give these value eclairs a go.
LIke all value products from Tesco, the packaging is never what you would call attractie. Unlike the picture at the top of the screen, I assume my sweets are in slightier newer packaging, as each eclair comes wrapped in purple foil, rather than the gold as shown above. The bag has also got the matching purple colour througout. At the bottom front of the packet is some nutritional information. For every three sweets, there are 115 calories, 15.2g of sugar, 5g of fat of which 3g are saturates and a trace of salt. Not exactly a heathly treat but then again, it is hard to expect anything else from a sweet treat.
On the back fo the pack, it states that these sweets are suitable for vegetarians, but if you have a nut allergy, it may not be in your best interests to try these as Tesco states that it cannot guarantee they are nut free.
As I said sweet things are not my favourite, and neither are chewy toffees, but my husband loves them. I wasn;t really expecting a lot when I first tried one of these toffees, but I was pleasantly surprised. Inside the purple foil wrapper the toffee is rounder than the more oblong cadbury eclairs, and like them, you do have to chew quite vigourously to get to the centre, but I didn't find that i had to do this anymore than with the branded variety. When I did reach the centre, I think that was the point that I noticed a slight difference between these value eclairs and the real thing. THe gooey chocolate centre didn't really hit you as much as it would with a branded eclair, and even by the end I don't think there was really enough chocolate in the centre to creat that gooey yummy chocolate taste you get after chewing through the toffee. In saying that however, I cannot say that I disliked the sweet and it still tasted nice, it just wasn't quite as well made as the branded variety, but then there is a substantial difference in price!!
All in all, for 35p compared to £1 or more for a branded variety, these sweets are ideal if you are just wanting to keep a cheap sweet treat in the cupboard or in the car for long trips, or for baking like me! If you are wanting to put these out for a party then you will find that those that are eclair lovers will most likely notice a difference in taste (regardless of the difference in packaging). Iam unlikely to buy these regularly but when I will bake this loaf again or want something to sort our my husband's sweet tooth, then this is definitely ideal for 35p.
Tesco Value Milk Chocolate Éclairs
On a quick dash to Tesco the other night my fiancé shouted as I went out of the door to bring him back something nice. When I got to Tesco I realised I had hardly any money in my purse so it would have to be something nice but very small.
I browsed the sweets and spotted their Value Chocolate Eclairs, they were only 35p for a 200g bag. The Cadbury's ones were on offer but even then they were £1.00. I opted for the Value ones, after all we use a lot of Tesco Value products and most of them are good.
The eclairs come in a clear bag with the Tesco Value logo across the top. Under this there is a purple band (it looked very much like Cadbury purple) with the words Milk Chocolate Eclairs in bold white letters. At the bottom of the bag the GDA's are printed, they are given for 3 sweets:-
On the back there is more comprehensive nutritional information along with allergy advice and the ingredients. The sweets are suitable for vegetarians so a bonus for me!!!!!
There are 24 sweets in the bag making them just under one and a half pence each, good value I thought. The sweets are wrapped individually in purple waxy paper.
When I first popped the Eclair in my mouth I thought it tasted quite nice. Then the flavour started to develop and it was more of a sickly sweet taste rather than the creamy toffee flavour of Cadbury's eclair's. The sweetness was so strong it made my throat feel funny. The toffee is also very hard, not at all chewy as they should be and as I said more sweet than creamy. I finally got through to the chocolate, after what seemed like hours!!! Surprisingly there was a lot of chocolate in the sweets it's just a shame it didn't taste better. It was definatly cheap chocolate (what else for 35pence!) once again the taste was sweet rather than rich and chocolaty. It had a mushy consistency not the smoothness of Cadbury chocolate.
All in all the Tesco Value Chocolate Eclairs were horrible. I would never buy them again not even at 35p Id rather pay a bit more for the Cadbury ones!
Definatly one to avoid.
Cheap, but this advantage is out weighed by the disadvantages
They are hard, far too sweet and the chocolate is awful.
I brought a bag of these Tesco Value Chocolate Eclairs the other day because I quite like chocolate eclairs but think the price of them is too high at the minute, this 200g bag only cost 35p so I thought I'd got a bit of a bargain..... until I tasted one! lol
You get quite a lot of sweets for your 35p but they're still not good value for money because the toffee on them is so hard that it's like eating a boiled sweet and not a chewy eclair! There also isn't a lot of flavour in the toffee, it tastes mega sweet but because you've got to let the eclair sit in your mouth before you can even think about chewing it I think it loses a lot of it's flavour. The toffee HAS got a taste though and it's a majorly fake taste that's like chemicals to me, so you've got a kind of sweet chemical mix that tastes as un-delish as it sounds!
I was scared to start chewing the eclair because of how hard it is, I didn't want to drag my teeth out by the roots but the first one I thought the heat in my mouth would soften it up a bit. NO WAY, after sucking the sweet for about 10 mins it was still as hard as when it started and the only progress I'd made was having my saliva taste of chemicals and a weird sugary flavour. I finally got to chew the thing and it was horrible and tacky feeling in my mouth, the toffee stuck to my teeth big time and I had to go and brush my teeth less than a minute after I'd finished it because it made my mouth feel rank and stale.
Inside the eclair there is the tiniest bit of chocolate ever, even that tasted weird like it wasn't proper chocolate but that stuff you get on the top of mega cheapo cakes. It's not very sweet and I couldn't hardly taste it over the mad flavours of the toffee. The chocolate is in a hard lump inside the toffee and it's mad that it hadn't started melting even though I'd had the sweet in my mouth for such a long time before I started chewing it.
I'll never buy these Eclairs again because they don't taste very nice and I think it's stupid how Tesco have made them so hard, if the toffee was a bit softer you could get over the fact that they taste so weird!
Not recommended..... even for 35p!!!
Now I'm rather partial to a chocolate éclair every now and then and I must say that so are the rest of my family. Purchasing a bag of them is therefore normally a fail safe when it comes to confectionary purchases but unfortunately this bag of Tesco Value Milk Chocolate Éclairs was far from being a fail safe and comes in as more of a fail.
The éclairs in question come in a very simple and 'value' looking 200g bag. For the most part the bag is see through but both the top and bottom strips are blue and a blue band also runs across the bag about a third of the way down and contains the products name in white lettering. The bottom of the bag then sports, again in blue, the guideline daily allowance percentage bar, whilst the reverse of the bag holds all the necessary information regarding allergies, ingredients and nutrition.
For those with allergies I thought it was probably important to note that these toffees contain milk and soya. Also although the recipe and factory contain no nuts the ingredients cannot be guaranteed as nut free. The sweets are also suitable for vegetarians and for those of you who like to know all the nutritional information I have reproduced this below.
(Values Per 100g)
Energy - 457 calories
Protein - 2.5g
Carbohydrates - 75.1g
Of which sugars - 55.0g
Fat - 16.3g
Of which saturates - 5.5g
Fibre - 1.1g
Sodium - 0.2g
Like I have already said these éclairs are in my opinion a complete fail. The only positive points about them are to do with the fact that they only cost 29p and that the bag is actually quite full. In all other aspects however the sweets do not impress one little bit.
Taking one of the sweets out of its wrapper you immediately notice that they are a very deep brownish colour rather than the delicious looking golden brown that I'm used to with éclairs. Popping it into your mouth you realise that this isn't all that's wrong, as the sweets are exceptionally hard to chew and then once the outer shell has been broken become far too sticky and chewy that they are almost impossible to eat. Furthermore they do not have a creamy texture and can feel a little gritty at times.
From a taste perspective everything that was already wrong just gets worse as these éclairs are in short disgusting. They have a sweet sickly taste that quickly degenerates into a incredibly strong stale taste that lingers in your mouth and refuses to go away. In no way can this taste be classed as pleasant and the fact that it continues to remain in your mouth even after many gulps of water suggests to me that something is definitely wrong in the recipe somewhere.
I cannot personally understand how these sweets every found their way onto sale as they are in so many respects not edible. I cannot comprehend what the person who taste tested these was thinking at the time because if someone had asked me to taste test these I would probably have laughed at them, that's after superfluous amounts of water later of course.