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Tesco Wholenut Plain Chocolate

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      25.04.2010 00:22
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      Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!

      I LOVE Whole Nut and have always wondered why Cadburys didn't make one with dark chocolate instead of Dairy Milk..... I mean I LOVE Dairy Milk too but it would be wicked to have the choice of milk or dark chocolate! This is where Tesco have come to the rescue with their own brand Plain Chocolate Wholenut, even though it's an own brand it's wicked and just as good as a Cadburys Whole Nut but in a different way.

      The bar is 200g and costs £1.11, that sounds a lot for own brand chocolate I know but it's a great big bar and is proper good quality I reckon.

      The squares of chocolate are just the right size, the bar is quite thick so every mouth full is chunky enough to give you a good sized piece of chocolate to munch on. There are shedloads of hazelnuts in the chocolate and they're dead big, I only had a Cadburys Whole Nut the day before so could compare them pretty well and I KNOW the nuts in this chocolate bar were bigger than in the Whole Nut.

      The nuts taste fresh and they've got a nice texture, kind of crunchy when you first bite down on them but soft and buttery feeling inside. They've got a wickedly nutty flavour and are obviously good quality.

      The plain chocolate is delish, it's creamier than I thought it would be and has got a lovely sweet and butter flavour. It's not as creamy as Bournville chocolate but has got a proper nice flavour and melts good in your mouth. I love the soft chocolate and all the hazelnuts, if you put a piece in your mouth and suck it you'll end up with the nuts swimming round in melted chocolate. Yummy!

      I deffo recommend this Tesco Plain Chocolate Whole Nut, you've got a delish nutty chocolate that is a wicked change from a Cadburys Dairy Milk Whole Nut!

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      19.11.2009 11:27
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      A good bar of chocolate from Tesco!

      Well the supermarkets own brands are just getting better and better. Yesterday my son came walking in with a large bar of Tesco's Wholenut Plain Chocolate, a whole 200g's worth!.

      Well trying to avoid this sort of luxury at the moment I just kept watching him breaking bit after bit off, resisiting no longer for "research reasons!", I took a square (two actually!) and was really surprised by the look of it.

      Now with it being a plain bar I expected it to be dark, but this was verging on black, which then made the whole hazlenuts stand right out with their creamy colour. Now the hazlenuts weren't just whole, but huge!! I've never seem such big nuts!!.

      The chocolate is in a solid bar with squares marked out, on the top of the chocolate each square is etched with patterned lines. As for the taste of this chocolate, I would put it right at the top with the kings of dark chocolate Bournville and Green & Black!.

      It has a really strong sweet taste with the hazlenuts breaking up the taste slightly.This is definitely a chocolate bar that even the hardest chocolate eater would find hard to finish as it would be to sickly. So a couple of squares and your sweet tooth has had it's fix for the day!.

      I personally wouldn't give any of this to small children, as where the nuts are so big it could be possible for them to choke on them and this is given as a warning on the back of the chocolate bar.

      I had two squares and found this plenty rich for my taste buds, so was quite pleased to see that this was only 75 calories. I know it doesn't sound like a lot of chocolate but it really is that rich in taste.

      Each four squares (25g) of chocolate contains;

      ~~~Calories 150~~~
      ~~~Sugar 7g~~~
      ~~~Fat 10.4g~~~
      ~~~Saturates 3.6g~~~
      ~~~Salt trace~~~

      with the ingredients being;

      ~~~Sugar~~~
      ~~~Cocoa Mass~~~
      ~~~Hazlenuts 27%~~~
      ~~~Cocoa Butter~~~
      ~~~Butterfat~~~
      ~~~Emulisifier(Soya Lecithins)~~
      ~~~Natural Flavourings~~~

      Plain Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 45% minimum

      Now the cost of this bar is exactly £1.00, so it won't break the bank either! Definitely worth a try for a change from the more well known brands that cost a lot more!!

      In it's nice shiny pink packaging I'll give it a 5 star rating!

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      14.04.2009 13:21
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      A chocolate bar for adults.

      This wholenut plain chocolate bar was an accidental buy. Rushing around Tesco one evening I thought I'd treat my teenage son to a wholenut chocolate bar and picked this one up by mistake instead of the milk chocolate version that I usually buy. He was not happy that I'd bought plain chocolate so I was left with the bar taking up space in my fridge. Inevitably it didn't sit there for long and I found myself nibbling on it whilst watching TV one evening.

      I'm quite partial to plain chocolate, prefering the likes of Lindt or Green and Blacks to Bourneville. I like plain chocolate with a very high cocoa content, just eating a couple of squares at a time to savour the bitter sweet kick and strong chocolate flavour. This chocolate bar only contains 45% cocoa solids so it is not particularly high quality and is more in line with Bourneville than Lindt. Hazelnuts make up 27% of the ingredients and are evenly scattered throughout the bar. I didn't find any squares that did not contain at least one hazelnut and many contained two.

      This wholenut plain chocolate bar makes a change from regular milk chocolate wholenut bars. The slight bitterness of the chocolate makes it difficult to eat too much at once, so despite the high calorie content (575kcal per 100g) and very high fat content (41.7g per 100g) this could be spread over a number days as a treat, plus nuts are high in protein so it's not all bad. I got one evening's worth of the bar (approximately a quarter) but son caved in the following day and, plain chocolate or not, he polished off the remainder. Apparently plain chocolate is acceptable to him provided the cocoa content is not too high (woose).

      I'd recommend this as a chocolate bar for adults who like nuts and enjoy plain chocolate and who want something in the fridge to nibble on occasionally but who don't want to eat an entire bar in one sitting. At just 87p for 200g it works out fairly cost effective too.

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