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      23.01.2012 09:37
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      I have tried and bought many shops own brands of chocolate. I bought this chocolate from Tesco about a month ago to try because I wanted I like milk chocolate and also wanted to buy the milk one for my little grandson and I to try together and share. I bought 3 of these before Christmas from my local Tesco Express store. I have just finished eating my last bar at the weekend.

      It comes in a paper wrapper. Very basic looking in design. There are oblong shaped segments and there are 24 in the block. This is a quite thick and chunky chocolate bar compared to other shops own brands. The chocolate is a nice colour and does look appetising. The chocolate has a kind of ridge pattern and it is around half and inch thick so quite a good thickness in my opinion. I was quite shocked on how thick it actually is when I first opened the packet.

      It is a nice tasting chocolate with a good flavour. It has a nice smell to it too and one that is quite a pleasant smell. It does not taste bland at all. It is a little harder to break than some other brands but that is because of the thickness. Once broken it does melt in the mouth perfectly. It does have a creamy taste once melted in the mouth. I find is smooth and soft too. But I did find it to be a little too thick for my little grandson because he is only 3 years old and still quite young for such a thicker chocolate in my opinion. I had to watch him all the time he was eating this chocolate so that he didn't choke on it or have any difficulty eating it. He could not bite into it as easily as an adult could bite it. I think this one in my opinion is not really suitable for smaller children.

      It is a good one for adults who can eat more thicker chocolate but I would not recommend it for the little ones of my grandson's age. It would be fine for older children to chew and swallow with no problems at all. I do love thick chocolate and I found this one more than suitable for myself and my hubby to eat.

      I paid just 30p for this bar of chocolate and so a very good price for a give away price. The bar size is 100g so a good size for the cheap price. It is so affordable for any budget in my opinion.

      This is ideal for using for cooking. It melts fairly quickly too. I used it to make some buns since my little grandson couldn't eat it so well from the bar. We made some Cornflake buns, I just melted the chocolate and added the Cornflakes. Lots of parents and grandparents use chocolate for these kind of buns. This one works well melted for baking etc. it works well with another food product and for those baking days with children. For the price it means that they can just mess around in the kitchen and have fun.
      If you love white chocolate and are looking for a cheaper brand, this one I would recommend. As I said previously in my review if you have very young children it is worth bearing in mind the thickness of the bar. For this reason I am dropping a star but only for this reason for younger children to eat.

      Overall I cannot fault this chocolate, it is cheap and so affordable with a good taste. I would certainly not hesitate in buying it again in the future for myself to eat and as time goes by for my little grandson for when he can eat it more easily.
      It does tell me on the packet that it is suitable for vegetarians. Also that it contains Soya so it is worth bearing in mind if you have an allergy to Soya etc.

      I give this one 4 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help

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        01.11.2011 15:31
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        Not a cheap product worth switching too!

        I have tried Asda and Sainsbury's cheap chocolates and thought both were really nice so while in Tesco I thought I would give theirs a go. A bar contains 100g and costs only 30p! at this price I bought 3.

        The packaging is really plain and boring like most Tesco value items. The chocolate is covered in a white plastic wrapper with blue and red writing on the front.

        When I opened the chocolate it smelt nice and similar to more expensive brands. The one thing I was disappointed in is the pieces, they are huge! a bar has 10 huge chunks of chocolate and a serving is meant to be 25g. How you manage to split it into 4 equal servings though is another matter! The chunks are equivalent to two normal pieces of chocolate.

        When I tasted the chocolate I was really disappointed! it reminded me of cooking chocolate bland and there was virtually no taste. It wasn't creamy or smooth like Galaxy or Dairy Milk. I found this also left a horrible sweet taste in my mouth which was rather artificial tasting!


        Nutritional Value per 25g serving;

        Calories: 130
        Sugar: 12.7g
        Fat: 7.9g
        Saturates: 3.9g
        Salt: Trace

        I wasn't expecting miracles for the price but compared to other cheap chocs this really isn't nice at all!

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          13.05.2010 16:38
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          great treat and a great price, what more could you ask for?

          I was in Tesco last week noticing how the prices of everything had gone up when I came to the sweets isle. This is always a bit of a problem for me. Being on a budget, I try to only buy chocolate when it's on offer. The trouble is I'm also a woman who wants to eat a piece of chocolate everyday and watch their weight. You can buy loads of low calorie chocolate bars, but for some reason it costs them more to put less in the product!

          Whilst browsing the chocolate isle I can across these chocolate bars. They have a choice of milk or white chocolate and each come in a bar of 100g for 25p. This seemed way to cheap to be any good so I brought one of each to see if they might be good for melting down as a sauce or something.

          When I tried the milk chocolate I was surprised that it was actually very tasty, not quite as nice as my favourite brand, but still pretty good for 25p. Then I tried the white chocolate bar a couple of days later, oh my god, it is lovely. If you like white chocolate you can not fail to like this!

          Ok they do come a fairly big bar and no they're not particularly low in fat, but I got around that by dividing each bar into about 4 portions so that I have a small amount each day if I want to. Much cheaper than alternatives that at this size would usually sell for around £1 at least.

          I have since used this chocolate for cooking and baking and find it is fine.

          A lot of the value brand products are often cheaper than luxury brands, the trouble is there is no point in paying less if the quality of the product suffers. For me I don't really care what a products packaging looks like, it's going to go in the recycling bin. What I do want is a product that is good quality and good value. This is certainly a very good example.

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          29.04.2010 22:27
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          I recommend it.

          As you have probably guessed from my previous reviews I like chocolate, and spend aquite a bit of money on it. Instead of going back and forth to the shop every night, I decided to buy some when I do my weekly shop- that's when I took a stab in the dark and purchased Tesco Value milk chocolate.

          The bar is 100g and costs only 27p, so I bought two!! the wrapping has the basic blue and red value logo with a picture of chocolate cubes. Not attractive and I certainly wouldn't serve it in this!

          In my opinion, if you gave someone a piece and them not knowing the brand, they would never guess it was value. It doesn't have a strong taste, but still very tasty. I wouldn't say it's in the same league as Galaxy, but it is quite creamy. It tastes nice and sweet and leaves a pleasant after taste.

          The chocolate bar is in the shape of cubes, they would be easier to cut off it they were smaller.

          It is easy to eat a pack in one sitting although it is a 100g bar, as it isn't sickly. That is a little bit naughty as the bar contains 520 calories and 31.6g of fat.

          Good shelf life, bought in April and lasts until October. Should be stored in a cool and place. I tend to put it in the fridge, but it does become rock hard, and takes me a little longer to eat!

          It is suitable for vegetarians, it doesn't contain nuts, but cannot guarantee nut free.

          Worth a try!

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            26.04.2010 19:07
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            27p is very good value for what you get

            As I was in a generous mood, I decided I would treat my girlfriend to a nice bar of chocolate. I am always buying the usual Cadburys, Galaxy etc.. so this time I thought I'd buy something a bit special; Tesco Value milk chocolate!

            For only 27pence for the 100gram bar, it was by far the cheapest on the shelf so it had to be bought, as I wasn't sure how good this would taste, I did buy a bar of Cadburys for backup, it doesn't take much to get in her bad books!

            The packaging doesn't make the chocolate look that appealing, extremely thin plastic with the usual blue and white colours, there was a picture of a few chocolate pieces on the front which helped it a little. On the front of the bar they have put the nutritional information, the back has the ingredients and nutritional information and ingredients.

            When you open up the pack, it is divided into ten chunks, you can see the chocolate is much lighter in colour than other brands, and you don't get the chocolatey smell you'd expect from other brands either. The taste isn't too bad, definitely tasted like chocolate but it seemed to be a bit powdery, it certainly wasn't creamy enough for my liking.

            Quarter of the packet contains:

            130 calories
            1.7 grams of sugar
            7.9 grams of fat
            3.9grams saturated fat
            Trace of salt

            It is suitable for vegetarians, the recipe doesn't contain nuts, but they cannot guarantee it's nut free as it has been made in a factory where nuts are used.

            You may be wondering how I have been able to write this review, when I actually bought the bar for my girlfriend... Well, she wouldn't even entertain it and I ended up giving her the backup bar of Cadburys, leaving me with the cheap stuff!

            For 27p this is very good value, I am guessing it would be ideal for making crispy cakes and other bits and bobs like that, if you are a real chocolate lover then I'd say stick to the branded stuff.

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              26.04.2010 00:38
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              A very acceptable money-saving alternative

              Being completely skint at the moment, I have started eating Tesco's Value Milk Chocolate again. I tend to buy the 200g packs which I believe cost approximately 53p.

              Personally, I find the chocolate of a pleasing hue and texture with a nice chocolatey smell. It is a light-brown colour, very similar to Cadbury's or Galaxy milk chocolate. It tastes slightly different to other more popular brands, but then, all chocolates have at least slight variations in taste. It is nice and sweet, but if anything, I find it less sickly than Cadbury's, Nestle or Galaxy alternatives.

              I do not think you can can far wrong with this chocolate. My reason for buying it is that it is a cheaper and acceptable alternative to most of the brands which dominate the shelves and I have to say that it lives up to both of these needs and expectations.

              It has the added advantage that it is a cheap cooking ingredient. I like making things like brownies and chocolate chip cookies and smashing up or melting a bar of this chocolate is much better than using something more expensive as you can't even tell the difference once it's part of a cookie.

              I am not sure if this is a particularly healthy brand, but then, if someone is hugely concerned about their health then eating chocolate may not be the best way forward anyway.

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              01.04.2010 17:50
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              Excellent value, average product go elsewhere for a treat

              Once opened the bar appeared like most chocolate bars mine was milk chocolate brown with the familiar "chunk" pattern common to chocolate bars. The main advantage of this particular brand is value for money at 27 pence for 100 grams it is extremely well priced.

              However on tasting the chocolate I found it did not having the smooth creamy taste of better quality milk chocolate. It had a slightly bitter hint to it a little more akin to dark chocolate.

              As a treat I would recommend buying one of the more expensive brands but if you have children or another use in mind the price of this bar makes it appealing.


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              The wrapper advised me it contain milk (thought not as much as it should I dare say) and Soya
              That it did not contain nuts (but could not be guaranteed nut free)

              Ingredients

              Sugar, cocoa butter, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, milk sugar, whey powder, vegetable fat, emulsifiers
              Contains cocoa solids 27% minimum, Milk solids 14% minimum

              Nutrition (for 100 gram bar)

              Energy 520 Calories
              Protein 6.8grams
              Carbohydrate 51.2 gram
              Of which sugar 50.7 gram
              Fat 31.6 gram
              Of which saturates 15.5 grams

              Overall not a very healthy snack either.

              Note this review is published elsewhere on the internet

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                23.01.2010 13:32
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                Tesco Value Milk Chocolate

                I first tried this about 2 weeks ago now and i bought it to use whilst baking. I usually eat Galaxy Chocolate or Cadburys but seen as it was only for baking i refused to pay one pound and that is why i bought this tesco value milk chocolate.

                It retails for about 27 pence a bar in most tescos which is a great price seeing as the equivalent bar in the more premium brands is 4 times dearer!!!!

                The packaging is a plain white wrapper around the bar displaying the tesco value logo, there is also a red band across the bottom and a picture of the chocolate on the front of the wrapper.

                The chocolate itself is is quite thin compared to say cadburys and a little lighter in colour. To be honest it does not taste that good at all, there isn't much of a chocolate taste and you dont get that same luxury creamy taste you do with premium brands.

                For baking though the chocolate is great and its hard to tell its a cheap chocolate.

                Defiantly worth buying for baking cookies, muffins etc but dont try and eat it as a normal chocloate bar its just no good.

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                22.09.2009 16:40
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                Worth a try for the price it is though eh?!

                Being as partial as I am and when getting my hands on some and not being able to control myself and scoffing the lot when it comes to chocolate what I do try to do is find cheap but still nice stuff. When I saw this in my local Tesco priced at 27p I was unable to stop myself from picking up a couple of the large bars of this cos I was astounded at the price and value it offered!

                The Packaging:

                White and blue flimsy plastic and foil wrapper (on the inside) oblong wrapper there is a photograph of lumps of the chocolate on the front of it. I'm told in red and white writing that it is Tesco 'Value' Milk Chocolate and there is at a glance nutritional chart on there. Other information on the back of the packet includes ingredients and allergy advice being listed, a full nutritional breakdown chart being shown, size being stated (100g and the only size I've seen this available to buy in), I'm told this is suitable for Vegetarians and contact details for Tesco are given. Yes cheap looking packaging it is and it does tear easily but to be fair it does the job and its informative enough.

                The Chocolate:

                Well don't quote me but I'm pretty sure there are 2 rows of 5 chunks (if you know different let me know!) cos I lost count! Anyway the chocolate to look at it is light brown, has a faint chocolate aroma to it and has little lines across each oblongish square. Not too thick it appears nice enough. Taste wise it's ok but there is not mistaking it's economy chocolate. It's nicely sweet and I was impressed it wasn't too sweet and didn't leave an odd after-taste but where this did fall flat was that it wasn't milky or creamy enough for me and was simply a bit flat in taste and not as rich as what I'm used to in the flavour stakes.

                It isn't vile however and each lump breaks off easy enough off the block and it doesn't melt like crazy all over your hands and it melts in the mouth nicely but this really isn't for me as I prefer my chocolate to taste alot more creamy than this does and in conclusion it simply bored me lol. However great value for the pennies it costs it is!

                Allergy Advice:

                Contains: Milk, soya
                Recipe: No nuts
                Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free
                Factory: Product made in nut free area, but nuts used elsewear

                Nutritional information Per Quarter Of A Pack:

                Calories: 130
                Sugar: 12.7g
                Fat: 7.9g
                Saturates: 3.9g
                Salt: Trace

                Only available in Tesco stores. priced 27p a block.

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