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Mmmm, chocolate! Give me a bar of chocolate and I'm away! I love them all: Galaxy, Dairy Milk, Mars bars, Twix, Whispa
the lot! I'm not really a nut-in-chocolate kind of person though; I'd rather have either just nuts or just chocolate.
But anyway, I was on holiday at Woolacombe bay with lots and lots of people. My sister in law Susie and her husband Tom were staying with Phil (my husband) and me, when one day we noticed a massive bar of Wonka chocolate in the fridge. How it got there, no one knows.
Picture the scene: you're hungry and hung-over from dancing until 3 a.m the night before. You woke up at 0600 hours to go surfing. You come back 3 hours later wet, cold and even hungrier than you were when you woke up. There isn't time for breakfast as the rest of the group had decided to book a spa to relax in. Things get in the way of having a good meal, like playing pool, or swimming in the pool. It's now 1800 hours and the only food you have available is a tin of beans and a fajita packet spice mix. I'm assured these aren't a good combination. We check our wallets for money. There is none. We venture outside in search of friends with food. They are nowhere to bee seen. After much deliberation, we opened the packet and tucked into our 'dinner'.
______ What Does it Look Like? ______
The packaging is rather bog standard, the usual foily stuff. It's quite thick which gives the bar a more luxurious feel to it. The wrapper is red and has the name 'WONKA' written in white letters, reminiscent of the actual film. The flavour of the bar is written underneath 'Nutty Crunch Surprise'. When I purchased one of these bars there was a gold promotional competition on, I can't remember what it was exactly but this was very prominent on the wrapper.
It's very shiny and does its job well, is nicely presented and very tempting. There are 2 sizes, the large bar which weighs in at an impressive 150g and the smaller, ordinary ones, I think they're about 45g each, but I'm not too sure.
The foil is easily ripped open and keeps those pesky little chocolate flakes at the bottom of the pack where they belong.
Not a bad effort.
______ How Does it Smell? ______
The smell for starters is unexpected. Very chocolatey, with a slight nutty aroma BUT it also has a caramel tang to it, which is quite strange as there isn't any caramel in this bar! It actually smells like a Twix mixed with Snickers mixed with a bag of KP nuts. Overall, it's not bad. It smells like chocolate, but slightly more processed than usual, which is never a good thing. I suppose because it's aimed at children they didn't really bother with the taste so much! Not as nice as Galaxy or even Dairy Milk.
Could do better.
______ Well, What's it Like? ______
So, the first bite? Surprising. On munching my way through a good few chunks I realised there aren't any nuts at all (much to my delight)! It's filled with a creamy-like, foamy nut flavoured filling. The only way I can describe it is like Nutella, but whipped. There are no nut derivatives and no nut pieces in this product or any stages of its production. I suppose it would be great for people with nut allergies as they get the taste of nuts without the swelling. Its gelatine free too, so good for vegetarians.
The chocolate isn't too bad at all. It's creamy and rich and quite addictive but again has that mass-manufactured twang.
There's a few biscuit pieces too, one in each individual piece of chocolate, which I suppose make the crunchy bit (giving everyone the impression there's chunks of peanut stuck right in the middle). These also taste a little mass-manufactured, but then what do you expect?
There is an aftertaste with this bar. It leaves a slightly bitter taste. The nut-substitute doesn't taste so well once it's gone down either. It would be handy to have a glass of water with you as it also made us quite thirsty.
Needs improving, but good effort.
______ Tell Me About the Storage! ______
This product should be stored away from strong flavours. It can be stored in two ways:
1. In the fridge, giving it the crunchy tooth breaking, fresh feel or
2. Left out on the side for that gooey, chewy feel.
I personally prefer it left out as the chocolate gets too brittle and the flavour is seriously reduced. The foamy nut stuff also gets really cold and isn't pleasant to eat. By the time we'd taken the product out of the fridge and eaten a few chunks each it had drops of water on the bar (I assume it was condensation!) and mid-packet it had started to go soft.
______ What Do You Think? ______
All in all, it's a great bar for once in a while, a nice novelty. I suppose it's nicest for the kids as it makes them feel like they're part of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hype. But by the time we'd finished the pack we did feel quite sick and the taste of the foamy stuff had gotten unbearable for me and Susie. Phil and Tom seemed to like it, but I'd rather stick to Galaxy!
Well its WONKA mania around the world, once again another sweet sensation comes out of the woodwork to tantalise our tastebuds and encourage our sweet tooth. This is another of the sweeties that is from the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film that has recently done the circuits.
It is packaged in the well known colours of the wonka bars in purple and orange - advertising yet again the chance to win the magical Golden Ticket. (had three of these now - in the interest of Ciao -lol, and still not won). Oh well maybe on my next bar - lol.
For those who are not familiar with the competition it is to win the Golden Ticket which will take you the Warner Bros Studios in America.
Now down to the good bit - it is a white chocolate bar with a caramel centre. You get 5 squares to each bar and believe me that is enough, well unless you have a very sweet tooth. I admit I do have a fairly sweet tooth, but when I first tired this and ate the whole bar within a few mins, it did get very sickly on the last chunk (an overdose of very sweet chocolate me thinks).
The taste test - very creamy white chocolate (once again like the fruity wobble drops) it reminds me of milky bars. The white chocolate being the predominate taste, the caramel taste comes through as an after taste - the caramel being soft even after it has been in the fridge for a few hours.
The caramel center is deliciously toffee tasting, with a slight stickyness to it, melting on your tongue. I must say I am enjoying disecting these sweets and tasting the fillings seperately as well.
I've now eaten 2 1/2 pieces and I have had enough for now.
For all you weight conscious people - I think this may be a no no again. sorry, but it is 195 kcal per 38.6g bar, which contains 10g of fat of which 6.2 g saturated. The packet did not have the nutritional information, not enough room to write it with all the competition bumph on it. It refers you to their website - www.nestle.co.uk to obtain further info.
Well finally - if you have a sweet tooth it is a must, if you love chocolate its a must. I do admit though it is something I would have to eat in moderation no matter how much I enjoy the taste, because it is so so sweet it becomes sickly after 2 pieces, and believe me you do regret it after eating the whole bar. Well unless you have a very sweet tooth.
I know I have said this in my other Wonka review, but the web site is well worth alook, I was quite surprised at how large Nestle's was. It came to the Uk and Ireland in 1900 and in now an international company and prides itself on knowing each countries needs and adapting to those needs, it also has a forum for Students to help with their studies and it research based centre in Nutrition.
www.nestle.co.uk for further info.
SWEET HAPPY THOUGHTS TO ALL YOU CHOCOHOLICS OUT THERE.
I love chocolate, I've always loved chocolate, and I thought I always would love chocolate................that was until today.
Today I burst the bank and paid £1.47 for three supposedly brilliant chocolate bars of the WONKA variety. That makes each bar 49p for the mathematically challenged. They are well presented in the three colour wrappers in which they came. The words Wonka is surprisingly emblazoned across the front of each bar in Funky white coloured letters. Each bar consists of 5 squares of chocolate encasing the filling. There is a chance to win a trip to a chocolate factory and a trip to the states. Well there are five golden tickets hidden inside 5 bars. So your chances are about as great as me giving these bars a thumbs up.
The three varieties on offer are
1. Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight
2. Nutty crunch Surprise
3. Triple Dazzle Caramel
The Fudgemallow Delight is anything but a delight. I could not detect any taste of fudge or mallow for that matter, and the chocolate although nice was a bit sweet even for my hardened teeth. I think it is probably supposed to be an American type fudge but whatever it is quite sickly and resembles more of a truffle than anything else that springs to mind. I only samples one square of this and decided that was enough for me.
As for the Nutty Surprise, well the surprise is there is no nut, a piece of something similar to a wafer is lodged inside the chocolate square, and held there by what appears to be more of that fudgemallow stuff, although not as sweet as the previous bar. I did manage to sample 2 squares of this. it was definately better than the first but nothing special.
The last bar was the one that interested me most, in as much as it actually was the best by far of the three bars. This bars squares are made of white chocolate and since the bars are manufactured by Nestle, it tastes very much like a Milky Bar. Nice and creamy, but I would say a bit sweeter than a Milky Bar.
The filling of this bar consist of some kind of caramel mush which resembles toffee about 20 minutes before its ready. It's thickish and sticky and once again is very sweet...............sickly in fact.
I'm sitting here with the 3 bars in front of me almost crying that a chocolate bar has failed to get my vote. This is very rare. I love just about anything that has chocolate as its main ingredient.
It rips at my very soul that I would have to NOT RECCOMMEND any of the three Wonka Bars. Perhaps (and this is me feeling sorry for the poor old things ) if eaten one square every hour or so they might just get an OK, but HELL that's not the way chocolate should be eaten.
I do think the main problem here is that Nestle have tried to cater for the American market as well, and we all know that their tastes are completely different. They are by no means terrible, they are simply not as good as the packaging hype would have you believe.
A game effort but with a tear in my eye I have to give all three bars a big thumbs down. They can keep their Golden Tickets I won't be trying to win anymore.
Willy wonka triple dazzle caramel
I thought, going into Wilkinsons one nice Saturday morning, that I would treat myself to a chocolate bar that I had never tasted before, and I came across the will wonka triple dazzle caramel bar for half the price that it usually sells for, so I was really chuffed at that, a new chocolate bar for a cheaper price, equals a very happy me.
This packaging is bright orange and a marron-purpley colour. Without the half price sign on it, it has big white fancy writing on it and at the side of it, a sign saying 5 golden tickets to be found. Have you ever seen the Charlie and the chocolate factory film, the old version, where he has a chocolate bar, the wrapper reminds me of that a little. Its a long rectangular shape and has patches of gold colouring upon it.
On the back of the bar, is the price bar, the best before end, the ingredients, the address of the manufacturer and terms and conditions of the 5 golden tickets competition. This chocolate bar is made by nestle and has advertisements on the back with village roadshow pictures logo and Warner bros pictures on it. This wrapper needs to e disposed of in a bin when finished with and has a re-useable sign on it. Can chocolate bar wrappers actually be re-used? Or recycled?
I have now had enough of looking at the packaging, and so I will proceed to open the bar and look at the chocolate (remember in reviews, the tasting comes last which is a nuisance)
The chocolate bar
Opening the chocolate bar, I get an aroma of white chocolate, like milky button chocolate, and looks like white chocolate squares. There are five pieces in this bar, and out of five rectangles, only one of them has caramel squirting out of it. Breaking off one piece of the chocolate and studying it, its about 1cm by 1cm piece. It is deeper at the bottom, then it becomes a little narrower toward the top. I can see the caramel faintly, as it is darker where the caramel is.
Picking up the square, the chocolate is soft and squidgy, but firm, if you put it into the fridge, it should set to rock solid.
Ahhh my favourite part, the taste test. The things us reviewers have to do for you. Be grateful, I am testing to see if there are any poisons upon this chocolate.
My teeth biting into this piece, I taste mainly milky bar buttons, with a hint of mars bar caramel. Very sickly but yet so delicious. Its gooey and melts on the tongue. By my second piece, things are turning really sickly sweet, so not exactly for someone who doesnt have a sweet tooth. The caramel is starting to stick to my teeth as well. By my third piece, I give up eating the last two pieces and give it to my sister. She loves it. Not something for me with a sweet tooth, because it makes me feel a little ill now. It leaves my mouth feeling dry and doesnt have a very nice aftertaste.
Overall, I give this bar 4 out of 10. Mainly because it was only 21p for a bar of chocolate, although if it had been its original rice of 45p, I wouldnt have brought it. I recommend this for children with sweet teeth, as there arent any e numbers in the ingredients as it states. Adults with sweet tooths, I recommend this for you as well.
Prices and availability.
I brought mine from Wilkinsons, and have seen these around places like Tescos and Asda for around 40-50p. They seem to be going out of stock and fashion now though, as I havent seen them around as much as I used to.
Note: there are many different types of the wonka bars and the only other one I have seen around trowbridge is the nutty surprise. I didnt buy this one due to not liking nuts.
Thanks for reading
Mmmm Fudgemallow Delight wonka bar for breakfast, one of the most tasty chocolate bars I have ever tasted, better than Kinda Beano (now gone down a place to second most tasty chocolate bar). Mmm the lovely chocolate fudge centre. Shouldn't really have it for breakfast though, 11.9g of fat, but what the hell.
Mmm Nutty Crunch Surprise for morning snack, I won't tell you the surprise but very nice, I was always told not to have snacks in between meals, and I should listen with Nutty Crunch Surprise having 11.9g of fat, but what the hell
Mmm Dripple Dazzle Caramel for lunch, mmm, I love caramel. Shouldn't really have it for lunch, 10g of fat, but what the hell
Mmm Wazzly Wobble drops for after lunch snack, these are very nice, I really shouldn't eat snacks in between meals, 6.7g of fat, but what the hell.
Mmm Wazzly Wobble drops again for dinner as I didn't have any other Wonka bars (don't know of any others). Twice in one day, what a treat. I really shouldn't have these for dinner, 6.7g of fat, but what the hell.
A total of 37.2g of fat, well below the guideline for men of 90g of fat per day. I don't know about the rest of the nutritional values, but I am tempted to eat more of the Wonkas to go by the guidelines. I was only joking I have a balanced diet (donuts every so often), I bought one of each to see what they were like as a snack, not as part of meals above and they were really nice and yes I was tempted by the golden ticket competition, but what are the chances of winning, I want to be Charlie, I want to be Charlie, I want to be Charile......
It had to happen, didn't it? I'm only surprised that it's taken so long, although a friend tells me they've been around for quite some time before I spotted them a month ago. They, I should explain, are Wonka chocolate bars. Remember the book, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'? Remember the film, 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?' Two of the finest pieces of entertainment ever produced for children and adults alike? In case you don't, a quick synopsis: The Wonka chocolate factory is famous throughout the world and produces the very best chocolate. They run a competition whereby five golden tickets are placed into five Wonka bars, and the children who get the gold tickets get to visit the Wonka factory. And the Wonka factory turns out to be the most incredible place where nothing is as it first appears, amazing chocolates and sweets are made by tiny orange men with green hair and almost everything in the factory is edible. (There's much more to it than that, of course, but it's all you need to know for the purpose of this review). I recently bought the DVD for my nieces and my nephew and all three of them are captivated. We have watched it morning, noon and night, discussed it on car journeys and over the phone, and sang the songs until our throats are sore. They say it's better than Grinch, Monsters Inc and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang put together. Anyway, Wonka Golden Ticket Chocolate Bars are now available for sale, 32 years after the movie was first made. Naturally they're not made by the Wonka factory, it being non-existent, but instead they're made by chocolate giant Nestle. Wonka Bars are easy to spot, though I must point out that I've only ever spotted them in Woolworth's so far. They're larger than your average bar of chocolate, and are swathed in a shiny lilac and gold wrapper. They stand out from other bars and do look app
ealing. What you get inside is a slab of Nestle pure milk chocolate, a taste which will be familiar to anyone familiar with a Kit-Kat, Rolo, Toffee Crisp, Aero or Yorkie (i.e. just about all of us, at a guess). Nestle milk chocolate is creamy tasting, smoothly textured, and 22% cocoa solids, putting it on a par with Cadbury's and Mars in terms of its cocoa content. It smells nice and chocolatey, it tastes nice and chocolatey, it's a nice biteable thickness (slimmer than a Dairy Milk) but isn't anywhere near so thin that you need to break it up and shove it all in at once (like say an Animal Bar or Bob the Builder bar). Not very childrenny, though, is it? No coloured, shiny, crispy, creamy, singing or dancing bits in it. No mention of Barbie, Bob, Pat, Teletubbies or Tweenies anywhere near. A rather adult bar, in fact, too large for children's appetites and too thick for milk teeth to crack. Ah yes, but then there's the most important thing of all, the fact that your Wonka Bar might, just might, contain a GOLDEN TICKET. And if it does, you get to go on a visit to the Nestle factory in York. (Which to children means a visit to the Wonka factory, no matter how you try and explain otherwise). Anyway, back to Woolworth's a month ago. I saw them and bought 3 at 38 pence each. I gave them to said nephew and nieces, who were overjoyed and frenzied with excitement. When they didn't win, they were only sad for a second or two, and then they realized they'd got a huge bar of chocolate each. They managed a third of a bar each and then felt sick. I ate the rest, whilst promising another Wonka bar each next time I saw them. Which now happens every time I see them. They came unexpectedly this morning. I had no Wonka bars. there were quivering lips and accusatory glances. We had to drive to the nearest Woolworth's to get them. They didn't win. They ate a third of the bar
each. I ate the rest etc. etc. Wonka Bars: a cost-effective chocolate which feeds and delights both child and parent with one bar, or a cynical Nestle marketing ploy which forces you to KEEP ON BUYING to maintain harmonious family relations? You decide.
For a delicious, nostalgic chocolate experience, the WONKA Bar is the only milk chocolate bar to contain crunchy graham pieces inside.