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      02.01.2014 13:39

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      Great for a snack during your working day!

      I've been buying these chocolates for about a year now. As I work in an office they are amazing to keep in my draw and have when I'm feeling peckish. I used to buy pack of milky way or other chocolates but I found these are much cheaper and last longer as you get 12 - 15 bars per pack for £1 in Tesco. The bars are small and in singular packs so you are not limited to having two like a Twix bar as they are all individual.

      By the taste of these bars you would not know that they are Tesco's own brand. They have a lot of taste to them and are quite like a Milky Way Bar. I think I'm addicted to them!

      Tesco also sell other bars of these ones which are like a Twix and also one which is like a bounty bar for all you people who don't like the taste of Milky Way Bars. I also have a stash of them in my draw at work too.

      Another good thing these are for is when your kids have to hand out chocolate at schools for their birthdays. £2 on these chocolates will buy 30 kids a small chocolate bar. This is a much cheaper option than those mixed sweet bags for over £3.

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      12.10.2010 20:35
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      A good quick fix for your sweet tooth.

      Tesco's take on the Milky Way is, in my opinion, the best of their cheaper alternatives to branded chocolate bars, and I speak as a connoisseur of cheap chocolate :) Wild and Whippy are very sweet indeed (which is always a good thing in my book), they probably do taste more sugary than Milky Ways, and I believe the chocolate coating is a bit thinner.But still,they're yummy.

      My best friend who has been on a diet for most of this year used to buy these all the time, as according to the slimming club she went to, they were one of the best chocolate bars you could buy in terms of calorific and fat content. This is probably because they're so tiny, of course there isn't much fat in them compared to a full size bar, but still, just a tip for any dieters out there! The amount of sugar in them certainly does feel like you've eaten a full size bar, so should be a good quick fix for your sweet tooth.

      Wild and Whippy come in packs of around 15-20, and as they're funsize they last quite a long time.The only downside is that funsize isn't always enough,and sometimes you want something a bit bigger.

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      01.07.2010 08:55
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      Good qualiity product and price.

      I love sweet things to eat as I have a very sweet tooth and when my grandchildren come to visit I always have sweets and snacks for them to eat in my cupboards for them as treats as they are always looking around for them and each time they visit they run to the cupboards to see if they can find anything new and the last time they did it I had these in the fridge for them to try.

      They are tiny little chocolate bars and were priced at only £1 for 15 from Tesco and each one is around 2 inches x 1 inch rectangle shaped and they are individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper to keep them nice and fresh and they come in a large bag that contains them.

      They are a lightly whipped nougat centre and they are covered in milk chocolate and they are just the right size for young children to hold and eat and they are very easy to swallow and they are also the right size for a treat and to eat in between meals and they are filling too.

      They are perfect for picnics or school lunch boxes and I think for the size of them they are just enough to have a little sweet after sandwiches when having a packed lunch.

      In my opinion they are very similar to Milky Way bars but smaller and for the very low price I think they are fabulous as then all the children can have a treat and it is not breaking the bank and the packaging is very attractive to children and because they are individually wrapped they tend to appeal more to them.

      I have tried more than one of these as I love them and as I crave chocolate a lot of the time, they are ideal for me to eat as and when I fancy a sweet and that is a lot of the time lol, I was surprised there were any left for the children lol.

      For each bar they contain 80 calories, 11g sugar, 3.1g fat and 2g saturates.

      These are a must have for people who have large families and do not have a lot of money to spare and to fill those lunch boxes and give to their children when they come home from school as this is the time they are most hungry and one will not spoil their appetite and they will then eat their main meal of the day with no problem.

      What I really like about these bars is the amount you get for £1 and the size, because they are very good value for large families as then the pound really does give treats for a cheap price and also feeds a lot of children in my case and saves a lot of money.

      I highly recommend these for anyone to give a try as I do not think you will be disappointed and for the amount in the bag and price I just think it is an amazing product and I will be buying them again in the future.

      I rate them a 5 star.

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        21.03.2010 13:23
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        Chocolate snack

        Tesco have a whole series of chocolate based bars that are rip offs of the more popular Mars products like Mars Bars and Twix bars and this one is their version of the Milky Way, the benefit of buying these and the other ones are as they area supermarket own brand product they are cheaper than the products they are imitating and also are designed to compete with the varieties that stores like Aldi and Netto stock.

        These have a milk chocolate outer shell with a whipped up nougat centre that has a light texture and a very sugary sweet taste to them that is a bit too sickly sweet for my liking unless I have them with something that offsets the sweetness like a cup of coffee then they are ok but personally I prefer the twix copy that they do as the biscuit in them is quite nice.

        The inside of the bar has a nice texture to it and the outer chocolate is just about thick enough and quite firm when you bite into it, they come in packs of either ten or 15 and cost a £1, the reason they are the same price is that they differ in size.

        Each bar has 120 calories in it and will certainly not fill you up, the biggest problem I have is avoiding going for a second one with my coffee and then it gets a bit too sickly.

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          30.01.2010 18:29
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          a cheap, but not very cheerful snack

          The most exciting thing about these Wild and Whippy bars from Tesco is the name. Being a chocoholic I was really looking forward to trying them, but I was so disappointed with this prodeuct. I thought that they were going to be like a milky way - infact they were light years away.

          The packaging
          The colourful blue shiny wrapping made this product look appealing. The name Wild and whippy was, for some reason, amusing me.
          The ingredients and nutritional information are clear to read, as is the allergy advice.

          The Price
          Usually £1.27 for a pack of ten bars, but at the time I bought them they were on offer at 3 packs for £3. Looking back there was a reason that they were so cheap.

          The Product
          A decent size actually - although labelled by Tesco as snacksize, there was plenty for four or five decent sized bites.
          The chocolate outside layer was not very thick (as stated on the wrapper), but it was acceptable.
          It was the filling that disappointed me the most.
          I was expecting a filling that was light and fluffy. Gooey to bite into and with a creamy texture and taste.
          Unfortunately, what I got was a very bland, stodgy, heavy filling, that didn't taste of anything very much.
          The colour was a very wishy washy beige.

          Overall Opinion
          It states on the wrapper "no artificial colours or flavours" - maybe that was the problem !

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            28.01.2010 17:05
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            Superb little treats for all ages

            Whilst being fitness mad, and always eating healthily, I do occasionally find myself succombing to chocolate, so I buy these snack sized bars.

            These wild and whippy snack sized bars are about 2 inches long, and they are a take on the classic Milky Way.

            They have a soft nuguot centre, covereed in chocolate. I find these make ideal snacks and treats for myself, and my wife, and they satisfy that craving for choclate without over-doing it.

            They come in a bag, containing 13 bars, each indivudually wrapped. The thing I like about these is that if they are easy to just pop in your pocket, and will satisfy your hunger if you are out. I would say they also make a good snack for lunch boxes too, without over-dosing your child on chocolate and sugar.

            The bar themsleves has a delicate soft centre, which is very moreish. The milk chocolate covereing is also nice, and you can actually taste it, unlike other chocolate bars where the chocolate taste sometimes gets lost with the taste of the filling.

            Thew fat content is quite low too, and for the price I cant fauklt them. You can normally get these onm offer, along with Tesco's other snack sized bars, like their takes on Sncikers, and Mars bars.

            Overall, I would say they're just like a milky bar but better, because they are cheaper!

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            11.07.2009 10:09
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            TASTY LITTLE BARS THAT ARE WORTH FOUR STARS! :-D

            It was whilst I was shopping in my local Tesco supermarket recently that I fancied stocking up on a few treats for myself and my partner. I have a huge sweet tooth, and am a terrible chocoholic, as many of you will be more than aware by now! *blush*

            Anyway, I headed to the sweetie aisle and was really rather taken aback at many of the prices of some 'big branded' names of confectionary items. That said, I do find Tesco in particular to be quite expensive compared to other supermarkets, but even so I was quite shocked!

            With that, I opted instead to try out some Tesco-own branded bars of chocolate and give them a whirl. I was particularly interested in the 'Wild and Whippy' bars from Tesco which are like their own version of a Milky Way bar. I couldn't really make up my mind between them and 'Cool coconut' bars, which are Tesco's own version of a Bounty Bar.

            There I stood, with both packets of sweets in my hands weighing up my options when what did I notice but a multi-pack variety bag containing lots of little individual bars. Amongst the 20 individual bars there was both 'Cool Coconut' and 'Wild and Whippy' options, so all bases were covered!

            With that, my mind was (finally) made up! The multi-bag cost me £1.36 which was basically half the cost of what I was prepared to pay for some 'Big Brand' chocolate treats before it occurred to me to look at Tesco's own versions of confectionary.

            The 'Wild and Whippy bars' are basically Tesco's version of a milky way. Each one is a little bar of soft and creamy (white coloured) nougat-like centre, all coated in scrumptious milk chocolate. I love Milky Way bars as a rule anyway, but I think that these are a reasonable copy!

            The only downside I found to these was that the nougaty centre wasn't quite the same consistency for my tastes. I found it to be slightly stickier, and it got wrapped in my teeth more often that I would have liked!

            The milk chocolate was of reasonable quality and complimented the gooey centre nicely. I found the taste on the whole is delicious! I am truly converted and will most certainly be buying more of these little bars in the future though.

            Careful if you have any allergies though - the nutritional information on the packet informs me that these bars contain gluten, egg, milk and soya. Also, for all the bars do not contain any nuts in the recipe, they are not suitable for anybody with a nut allergy.

            All in all, I found them to be really tasty and I was very pleasantly surprised. Considering the difference to my purse-strings that this choice has made, I think I will be sticking with them in future!

            These little bars get four stars from me, with one knocked off because the consistency isn't quite right! A tasty little Tesco Treat! :-D

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              08.07.2009 22:10
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              This is Tesco's version of Milky Way. Although I could say I like the original Milky Way better than this one, I still like this for what it is.

              You buy these in an 8 pack Multipack and this costs £1.15. Tesco often sells their Chocolate packs on 3 for £3, so a savingto be had this way.

              Packaging for this is altight. Each bar is individually wrapped in a blue wrapper and they are all in a larger Blue wrapper. There is a small picture of a half eaten Chocolate bar, but I don't feel that you see much of the Bar. The writing is quite large on this, and stands out well.

              The bar is rectangular shaped and approx the lenght of an index finger. It is quite thick as well.

              So what is this? Well it is White Whipped Nougat that is covered in Milk Chocolate. The Nougat is light, fluffy and sweet enough, and the Chocolate is nice and Milky. I normally find that Supermarket Chocolate can often taste not as nice as the brand name, but I like the taste of this Chocolate. There is a slight ripple on the top of the Bar as well, which you get on the brand named Bar as well.

              Each Bar has 120 calories and 4.7g Fat. I could probably eat 3 in a sitting and that would satisfy my sweet tooth.

              I'm a fan of these and think they are the best in the Tesco Chocoate range as they are sweet, tasty and more-ish.

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              03.07.2009 22:04
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              Here's another poor man's Tesco take on a famous, and perfectly good, chocolate bar. But this time there isn't even much money to be saved by buying the Tesco take on Milky Ways over the Mars original. Tesco Wild and Whippy Bars will cost you £1.06 for a packet of ten snack sized bars. If you purchased a packet of twelve snack sized Milky Ways, it would cost you £1.84. As you get two extra bars in the Milky Way snack pack, you're only saving a small amount by buying the Tesco version.

              Taste wise these are acceptable, but they're by no means the best Tesco chocolate bar I've had to date. The milk chocolate is very thin, and really rather too thin to give off much of a taste. I'd appreciate these a whole lot more if they just added a generous dollop of cream to their chocolate.

              The filling is light and fluffy, but to the point where you have to wonder just how much is soft nougat and how much is thin air?! There's nothing offensive about the flavour particularly, there's just not really anything of it. I think I'd have to eat the entire packet of these to feel like I'd even had a bar of chocolate at all.

              To make matter worse, these contain the highest calorie and fat content I think I've ever come across in such a thin and aerated chocolate bar. Each bar contains 120 calories coupled with 4.7g of fat and 16.3g of sugar. Ok, that's a lower fat content than many chocolate bars. But is it worth saving a gram or two of fat to be left hungry and get no satisfaction from the 4.7g you have eaten? I don't think so.

              I don't mind some of the Tesco chocolate bars, but I really don't like these at all. They're cheap in quality but not that much in price, they're really airy and thin and they lack in flavour too. I'd rather pay an extra few pence for a proper Milky Way.

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                03.07.2009 12:31
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                A nice confectionery from Tesco.

                All the supermarkets do their own range of sweets these days and they tend to be very close in taste and design to the big sweet companies.

                The Tesco Wild and Whippy Bars are very, very close to the famous Milky Way bars, so close in fact I am surprised they get away with it.

                The wild and whippy bars are a soft whipped nougat centre covered in smooth milk chocolate just as a Milky Way is, they are very small in size and are comparable to the fun size Milky Way`s rather than the larger bars.

                They come in a large Blue bag containing around 20 bars as do the Milky Way`s only these are a good bit cheaper at £1.08 as compared to the £1.88 for the Milky Ways. So the question has to be are these as good and the answer is no, but they are still very tasty in their own right.

                If you like Milky Way's then these will not replace them but if you are on a budget they are as close as you will get whilst saving money and as i say they are a very tasty chocolate sweet in their own right.

                Although these are already very inexpensive you can often find them on offer at three bags for £3 giving you an added saving of 24p.

                I think the main difference for me between these and Milky way`s is that these have a creamier, sweeter centre and can become a bit sickly quicker than the Milky Way bars do.

                I do buy these quite often but they are mostly consumed by my grandkids with me and my wife only having them every so often.

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                  03.07.2009 11:08
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                  At such a great price for a bag of tasty treats, these are definitely worth a try :o)

                  I came across these in Tesco a few weeks ago, along with a few other of their own make confectionary, and thought I'd give them a try. Wild and Whippy look and sound very similar to Milky Way, and although they're not identical, they definitely give them a run for their money.

                  Wild and Whippy bars can be found in the chocolate and sweetie isle (the one I spend too much time in!), and come in a large 280g blue bag. These are just like Milky Way fun size, except at a much lower cost.

                  A 280g bag contains a fair few small bars, possibly around 20, all individually wrapped. These cost £1.08, though are often on offer for 3 for £3 (including their other funsize bars such as Crazy Caramel). In comparison, the same size bag of Milkyway costs roughly twice as much at £2.12, giving you 18 x 15.5g bars. Therefore, if you buy Wild and Wippy in the offer (though you only save 18p), you get 3 bags for £3. Where as 3 bags of Milkyway will set you back £6.36!

                  Each Wild and Whippy bar has 'lightly whipped nougat' inside a coating of milk chocolate. The bars, which are individually wrapped, are only very small and so are designed to be treat-size rather than to satisfy hunger. Each bar contains 78 calories and 2.8g fat, which is average for a small treat and would be the equivalent to a biscuit.

                  I personally think these taste very similar to Milkyway funsize, though there is something slightly different that I can't quite put my finger on. It may be the chocolate texture on the top of milkyway which is relatively thick and forms a ripple-effect. That said, Wild and Wippy is very soft and creamy inside, and the chocolate is smooth. The overall texture is lovely and creamy, and the taste is sweet and chocolatey without being at all sickly.

                  I think that own-brand confectionary often gets a bad reputation as being cheap and nasty, but I was pleasantly surprised by these are they're well packaged (in blue plastic which looks fairly appealing, as opposed to Tesco Value packaging which can be quite off-putting) and taste lovely.

                  I would definitely recommend these as something to keep in the kitchen cupboard for when you want a little snack, and they're great for taking out too as they're small and individually wrapped. Definitely worth a try, especially as they will save you lots of pennies in the long run if you currently buy the more expensive brand-name bars.

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                    19.06.2009 07:44
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                    a nice cheaper alternative to a milky way

                    I have been getting better with my need for chocolate over the last few months, but the other day the urge was really there for some chocolate. I happened to be in Tesco so was looking around for something to munch on when I spied the Tesco own version chocolate bars in multi packs. They were priced at £1.06 for each multipack which contained around 15 miniature bars, but were also on offer at three packs for £3 so of course I snapped up three different varieties. The saving wasn't that great but I can fool myself when it comes to chocolate, and if I had bought Cadbury multipacks of miniatures then I would have paid a lot higher price anyway.

                    The wild and whippy bars have a very dodgy name in my opinion and I think Tesco could have done better with the branding, but despite that I was willing to forge ahead and see how true to form these chocolate bars would be in their match against a Milky Way which is what they are imitated on.
                    The packaging of wild and whippy bars is all blue and they do resemble a Milky Way somewhat in their colouring. The bars themselves are miniature and really only take two small bites to eat them. I wasn't buy a chocolate bar to get a lot out of it so this was fine, and they are on par with branded mini bars in the size.

                    Once inside the wrapper which is a standard wrapper the same as any other chocolate bar you can buy, I saw the bar did look a lot like a Milky Way, the chocolate was rippled along the top of the bar in the same way, and the milk chocolate was going good on the same colour scheme as the milk chocolate on a Milky Way. I'm sure most milk chocolate is going to look very similar anyhow but even so, it was doing well so far.

                    The proof of the matter is always going to be in its taste. The wild and whippy does look like a Milky Way when you bite into it, the mallow centre looks similar and has the same texture that I remember from a Milky Way.
                    Taste wise, I thought it was very good in matching up. The chocolate has a creamy taste to it for own brand chocolate, and it's not something I have come across before. You can usually tell it's a cheaper variety, but this did well. The mallow inside is soft and creamy as well as having a chewy texture. It's perhaps slightly chewier than a Milky Way, but it does do a good job of standing up against it.

                    These chocolate bars will last us a bit longer than if we bought standard sizes bars as we try to limit ourselves to one at a time. Despite the bar being gone in two bites, you are left with a nice creamy chocolaty after taste from eating one, so they are well worth keeping in the cupboard as a treat when you need a little chocolate fix. I have definitely been swayed by Tesco' own brand chocolate after this experience and if it means I can still get some nice treats as well as saving money then I will be happy.

                    Nutritional info for those who want it is
                    Per serving (bar) = 78 calories and 2.8grams of fat.

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