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I love Maltesers so was pleased when I saw this drinking chocolate on the shelf amongst the other drinking chocolate available when in my local Supermarket. I do like a nice hot chocolate during the colder weather, especially in the winter. I occasionally treat myself to a hot chocolate with cream from Costa; how-ever this is only about once a month. I decided it would be cheaper to purchase some drinking chocolate and leave it at work so I could make a delicious cup of hot chocolate when-ever I wanted. This one stood out due to the fact that it is Maltesers and I love the malty taste that Maltesers have. I was hoping that this drinking chocolate was going to have the same malty taste as the malteser's sweets do. The chocolate powder comes in a plastic pouch which is much more eco-friendly than a jar or cardboard tin. You can clearly see this is a Maltesers product from the colour of the bag which is a bright red colour and it has 'Maltesers' on the front along with some Maltesers chocolate balls. It clearly states this is a chocolate, malty powder for use with hot water or milk to create a delicious hot drink. You can find nutritional information and a list of ingredients on the back of the pack along with instructions on how to make it. The pouch that the powder comes in is resealable to keep it fresh. You need to simply cut the top of the bag off along the dotted lines and then carefully pull the bag apart which reveals the light coloured powder. Although the powder is a light colour you can also see small bits of white in the powder as well which I presume has something to do with the malty taste it gives to the drink once it has been made up. The product just smells like powdered chocolate and there isn't really any scent of a malty smell.
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I purchased a plastic pouch of this from an Asda store for around £2.29 which is for a 225g pouch of the drinking chocolate. I think it's great that the powder comes in a pouch rather than a jar. You can also purchase single sachets of the drinking chocolate for 32p. These are normally on offer with other single sachets of drinking chocolate.
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After spooning the powder into the hot milk and giving it a good stir the top goes really frothy and is a very light colour with speckles of brown chocolate colour in it. There is a definite malty smell to the drink as well which I think smells delicious and really reminds me of Maltesers. When taking a small mouthful of the drink it's very smooth and creamy in my mouth and there is a definite malty taste which tastes delicious. In terms of sweetness I didn't find the drink too sweet, how-ever this is probably due to me putting less of the powder in than suggested on the packet. If I had put the correct amount of powder in as suggested I think the malty taste would be much stronger and it would taste slightly sweeter as well. I find this hot drink slightly less sweet than the hot chocolate that I normally buy which is probably a good thing. There isn't really much of an after taste after drinking the hot drink and the malty taste goes pretty much straight away after swallowing the mouthful of drink. The froth on the top of the drink does seem to disappear the more you drink it. As with most hot chocolate it does get slightly sweeter towards the bottom of the cup due to some of the powder sinking to the bottom of the cup. You could probably prevent this by stirring the drink for a bit longer. I normally leave a little bit in the bottom of the cup as I don't like the last bit as it's too powdery for my liking. After drinking the hot drink there will be some frothy residue around the inside of the cup, which washes off easily using warm soapy water.
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I enjoyed this chocolate drink, but it wasn't as good as I expected. I loved the malty taste, how-ever it wasn't as strong as I hoped it would be and it wasn't really long lasting either. I personally think that the drink tastes much nicer when made with milk and it tastes much creamier and gives the drink a nicer flavour than what it would if you made it with hot water. The drink does taste quite sweet, although I didn't find it as sweet as some other drinking chocolates. I think it's great that the powder no longer comes in a jar but comes in an eco-friendly pouch instead. It was really easy to make the drink, although I would advise stirring it slightly longer than you would with other drinks, otherwise you get a lot of un-dissolved powder at the bottom of the cup. I actually purchased this powder at the end of last year and although it's still in date I have had to throw it away as the powder has all fused together and is now one big lump. I couldn't separate it so I had to throw it away. I would probably purchase this again; how-ever I would probably purchase the single sachets of powder rather than the big pouch again. This is a nice hot drink but it's not my favourite.
(review will also appear on ciao)
I regularly enjoy a hot steaming cuppa of hot chocolate, and I have tried many different brands over the years. Some of these brands have been what I would class as 'Premium' brands, whilst others are more 'budget-minded.' I had not previously tried out the "Instant Drink" from the well-known "Maltesers" brand of chocolate, and thought I'd give it a try out recently, when it caught my eye from the supermarket shelf.
I purchased a few of the individual 'sachet' type packs of the Maltesers Drink, with each one being 25g in size. I believe I paid around 30 pence for each of the sachets a while back, and looking online I can see that the current retail price is 33p, at www.asda.com, although prices may vary a little from different retailers.
I think this price represents reasonable value for money, but it is fair to say that other brands of hot chocolate type drinks offer a slightly more economical purchase. Those from big-branded names such as Maltesers (from the Mars brand) are always going to be slightly more expensive, of course. Also, a larger package of the powdered drink is available to buy, and this works out to be more economical to purchase than the smaller sachet as you would expect. I believe too that you can buy a plastic 'tub' of the drink, as pictured in the Dooyoo image here.
The packaging for the sachet product is fairly simplistic, I must confess. Comprising of a red-coloured sachet that is slightly oblong in shape, there is a sort of 'foil' lining inside to keep its contents fresh. The usual 'Maltesers' branding appears on the front of the sachet of course, alongside the images of some yummy-looking Maltesers chocolates. One 25g sachet is enough to make one cup of Hot Maltesers Drink, and I can see that the product contains "99 Calories Per Serving." I do think the packaging offers an eye-catching appearance and design, and it is more than fit for purpose, in my opinion.
To make the drink, I simply need to tear or cut the top of the sachet off. I tend to use scissors to snip the top of the sachet off, as I find such tasks can prove to be cumbersome and rather fiddly, mainly because my hands are often weak as a result of limited mobility, although its fair to assume that other consumers may find them easier than I do. Opening the pouch in this way will allow the powdered contents to be poured into a mug or cup and voila!......... The preparation is complete.
The instructions on the reverse of the packaging inform me that all I need to do is: "Simply empty the contents of this stick into a mug and mix with hot water." Having made the Maltesers drink a few times now, I do agree that this is really all that is required from me, in the way of effort. In saying that, however, I do find that I need to stir the powder for a minute or two once the hot water has been added, to ensure that it has really properly dissolved into the water. This is an observation rather than a criticism on my part, and this practice is something that I tend to do with all hot chocolate type drinks that I consume regularly. I really don't like the accumulation of powdered 'residue' that has clumped unhelpfully at the bottom of my mug, so I tend to find that taking a little time to stir it properly and thoroughly really pays off with these types of powdered drinks.
I find the taste of the Maltesers Instant drink to be quite pleasant, but I'm afraid I couldn't be more complimentary than this. I find too that the flavour of the drink is rather 'layered' with it tasting very like a sweet hot chocolate drink at first that is quite delicious and without any sort of 'sickly' edge that is often present in other hot chocolate drinks, particularly those that are cheap or of a poor quality. Once this initial flavour subsides, however, I find that the taste that comes through is very similar to a sort of 'honeycomb' type of flavour, which is delicately sweetened, and I find that this gives a pleasant malt-like taste to the overall flavour of the drink itself. I find that the culmination of the delicate honeycomb sort of flavour melts nicely into the more robust chocolate flavour and the end result is really rather pleasant.
The down side, however, is that I find the overall taste to be rather watered-down or, certainly, it is rather more subdued than I hoped it would be. I find this to be something of a disappointment as a more robustly-flavoured drink would no doubt prove to be more satisfying and considerably more scrumptious than it currently is.
To be fair, I do find the overall taste and flavour of the Maltesers drink to be quite nice and if I saw the product on a special offer or promotional purchase, I would consider making a purchase of the item again. At full price however, I can't say that I would consider the drink to be worthy of buying again, as it feels too expensive for what is - essentially a chocolate drink with a rather watered-down flavour.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the packaging informs me that one 25g serving sachet will provide 99 kcal and 2.4g fat. I can't see any mention of the drink's suitability for a vegetarian diet, but sufficient allergy advice is printed on the packaging to allow consumers to make an informed choice.
Taking everything into account, I feel the Maltesers drink is worthy of three stars in the product rating score, and I admit that I would probably only repurchase it in the future if it was available on a promotional offer.
Like a lot of people I am addicted to hot drinks. I love tea and hot chocolate, although I never developed a taste for coffee. There's nothing better than being inside all warm and cosy with a nice cup of hot chocolate when it's miserable outside, and I still can't give up my hot drinks through the summer months! I came across the Maltesers instant drink and couldn't resist giving it a try. A pack of 8 individual servings cost me £1.00 which I thought was fairly reasonable.
The packaging for this instant hot drink was quite unusual, as it came with 8 little plastic cups all stacked on top of each other, and each cup was pre-filled with the required amount of instant powder to produce an individual drink as and when required. I quite liked this in a way as it is practical for me to keep this little stack of cups stored on my desk at work, ready for my break time when I can go and enjoy a hot drink. On the negative side, the plastic cups could be considered unnecessary compared to buying a tub of hot chocolate and using a regular mug. I always make sure to clean the cups out afterwards and recycle them so as to avoid throwing away plastic and creating extra landfill waste.
Directions for use:
+ tear open bottom of pack
+ remove cups as required
+ twist of cup from bottom of stack
+ add hot water and stir.
It can be a little awkward to separate the cups as they packed together quite firmly. It takes care to remove the cup from the bottom of the stack, as you have to remember that they are already filled with powder and you do not want to twist too vigorously in case it ends up falling out of the cup and going everywhere. The cups are smaller than a normal mug, and only manage to contain about as much drink as you could fit into a fancy little teacup. They are your standard sort of plastic cup that you get out of hot drinks vending machines, and the plastic does heat up quite a lot so I would advise carefully holding at the rim of the cup after adding the water, as I have burned my fingers before from holding the sides of the cup.
The drink is very easy to make and making instant hot chocolate with hot water is much more convenient than having to prepare a milk based hot chocolate drink. Personally, I find that milky hot chocolate drinks are too rich and sickly for my tastes, and I would much rather have an instant hot chocolate drink. This gives a lighter drink that it still indulgent but has a more pleasant consistency and flavour. Having said that, I have found that the consistency of this Maltesers drink is quite thin, and to thicken it a little I do prefer to mix up the powder with milk to form a paste and then top up with hot water before stirring it all in. This seems to make a creamier more satisfying hot chocolate. This powder mixes in very easily and there are never any nasty lumps or sludgy residue left at the bottom of the cup.
I find that the taste of this drink is nice and sweet, but somehow not quite right. It has a primarily malty flavour with only a weak hint of chocolate. I wouldn't say that it reminds me of the Maltesers sweets, and I would not have been able to guess the brand if I had tried this without knowing it was a Maltesers drink. It is a nice enough hot drink that is warming and comforting, but it's not particularly special and it was a disappointment that it does not have a proper Maltesers flavour. When made with water the flavour is not very strong at all, and adding just that little bit of milk into the powder does seem to make a difference and bring out the flavour as well as giving a slightly thicker consistency. I would consider buying the single serve version again as I can make good use of it in the office, but I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase it.
I have always loved the taste of Maltesers and always loved hot chocolate so it was no surprise that I was going to buy their Instant Hot Chocolate drink. I was hoping it would be nice as it is one that you add hot water too and sometimes this can be missing that milky taste that you get from other hot chocolate drinks. I have never really had Mars drinks only the Cadburys ones so I wasn't really sure what kind of taste to expect but I did know that if it tasted just like Maltesers that it would be my new favourite drink.
This instant hot drink comes in a tall red plastic jar and it has the Maltesers branding all over it. The Malteser logo is on the side as are images of Maltesers and the fact that it is an 'instant hot chocolate drink'. It has a brief summary of the nutritional information as well as having a list of the ingredients on it too. The jar contains 300g of powder in it and when opened there is gold foil on the top sealing the powder in too keep it fresh. The jar is sealed with a tight red plastic lid to keep the powder in the right texture it is meant to be.
This drink should be stored in a cool dry place and it is simply made by adding hot water, nothing too complicated. In a typical serving of this with 220ml of water it contains 99 calories, 1.6g of protein, 18g of carbohydrates, 2.4g of fat, 16.1g of sugar as well as 0.7g of fibre. It isn't the healthiest drink of course but it isn't too bad if you have it every now and then. For allergy reasons, it contains barley, gluten, milk and soya.That is pretty much all of the dietary information on this drink.
When opening this jar, it has a very sweet, creamy like smell which is very nice. It is a fine powder made up of white and brown powder granules, you can hardly see them it is that fine. To make the drink it is very easy to do as you only need to add five heaped teaspoons (25g) of this powder into a standard mug. It does sound like a lot of teaspoons but it is exactly right when you taste the drink as this is what creates the intense chocolatey flavour to make it just the way you want it.
When the kettle is boiled, add the hot water and then give your mug a good stir with a teaspoon. I don't mind the drink like this, it tastes good and very impressive for a drink that hasn't been made with milk as it still tastes quite full and sweet. However, if I am wanting this to taste that little bit extra special, then I do usually add a touch of milk just to make the drink taste even more creamier. Not, that it needs the milk but for me it just makes it go that little bit creamier to get a warmer taste.
The drinking is very indulgent and chocolatey but in terms of it tasting like Malteser, I wouldn't really agree as to me it just tastes like any other hot chocolate drink but in terms of adding water, it still tastes as good as any hot chocolate and doesn't taste in any way bland or watery which I really enjoy about this. I think it is a really nice drink and if you love your chocolate drinks, you really should give this one a try as it isn't bad quality at all and is satisfying to taste.
If you want to buy a 300g jar of this Malteser Instant Hot Chocolate drink then Tesco are selling this for £2.08 but if you look in places like Home Bargains it is a lot cheaper. Asda sell the individual sachets of this for 27p each or 5 for £1 which is a good way to try before buying a big jar.
The official Maltesers website is http://www.maltesers.com/
I enjoy hot chocolate now and again but I tend to avoid buying big jars of the stuff as I don't end up using it all before it goes out of date! If I do get in the mood for some hot chocolate I usually buy the individual sachets, this means you can try different types of hot chocolates without spending a fortune, and If you don't like it, you haven't wasted a lot of money and know to avoid that particular type of hot chocolate in future.
I'm a big fan of maltesers and when I spied maltesers hot chocolate in the supermarket I decided to give it a go. I went for an individual sachet of the stuff as opposed to the large jar pictured here, the individual sachet cost me about 30p for 25g and is enough for one mug. The sachet is red coloured much like packets of maltesers, it has nutritional information on the back and if made up according to the instructions the drink has 99 calories.
Making the hot chocolate is easy peasy, just empty the sachet into a mug, add hot water and stir. Upon opening the packet you can detect a slight maltesery smell and you get quite a lot of powder in the sachet, I expected the drink to be quite chocolatey and was looking forward to trying it, but unfortunately it really didn't live up to my expectations....
After making the drink up and allowing it to cool a bit I took my first mouthful, I have to say I wasn't impressed. The taste is very unchocolately, you get a bit of a malty taste from the drink but it is a hot chocolate malt drink so I would expect that. It is not undrinkable or horrible tasting in any way, but it is just bland and boring and does not taste like maltesers at all, which was very disappointing.
I will definitely not be buying this again and I wouldn't recommend it to a friend at all. Am glad I only went for an individual sachet of the stuff because if I had bought a jar of it it would definitely be going in the bin!
As I do not like tea or coffee when the weather is cold I enjoy a nice mug of hot chocolate. Although I have my favourites I do like to try different brands and flavours of hot chocolate. Recently on a trip to Asda I spotted the Malteser hot chocolate and decided to purchase one of the individual sachets to try. I love Maltesers so was looking forward to trying the hot chocolate as was hoping that it would be chocolaty but have a slightly malty taste as well.
The hot chocolate can be purchased in individual sachets designed to make one mug of hot chocolate or in a larger jar. I purchased one of the individual 25g sachets from Asda which cost £0.35 which I thought was pretty good value. Obviously the larger jars work out much more cost effective but the sachets are a good idea if you are trying the hot chocolate for the first time and also if you want to keep a sachet in your bag or office desk draw.
The sachet was designed pretty much to look like an ordinary packet of Maltesers. It is a bright red foil packet that has the Maltesers logo on the front and pictures of the Maltesers chocolates. Also on the front of the packet is a picture of a mug with a number 1, this is to allow you to see that the sachet contains one serving. It also states that there is 99 calories in one serving. On the back of the sachet you can find more detailed ingredients listings, making instructions and nutritional information.
To make the hot chocolate you simply empty the contents of the sachet into a mug and then add hot water and stir. Obviously you can also make this with hot milk but it will increase the calorific content.
Obviously you can purchase low calorie hot chocolates and this is not one of the highest ones I have had but is not too bad either. The nutritional information per 25g serving (when made with hot water) is:
Calories - 25
Protein - 1.6g
Carbohydrates - 18.0g
Fat - 2.4g
I was not that impressed with this hot chocolate, although it was easy to make to the instructions the taste was very dissapointing. It did have a slight malty taste but the chocolaty taste was very weak and hardly noticable. Personally I was not quite sure how the hot chocolate was meant to taste like Maltesers as I could not taste this at all. In fact it was quite watery and bland and I am not sure even making this with milk instead would have helped much. The only thing that I was pleased about was the fact that the hot chocolate was quite frothy on the top even though I did just give it a stir with a spoon and did not use a whisk.
Overall to me this hot chocolate had little flavour and does not resemble the flavour of Maltesers in any way so I will not be purchasing a jar of this one!
First of all I have to admit I am not a massive fan of instant hot chocolate drinks as I prefer to make them with milk and not water. However I decided to give Maltesers Instant Hot Chocolate a chance. At my local ASDA they were on offer with 5 sachets for a £1 which I thought was quite a good deal.
There are 99 Calories per serving with 2.4g of Fat.
The weight of this instant drink is 25g.
The allergy advice given on the back is that the product contains Milk, Soya and Barley Gluten.
Packaging wise it is very eye catching with the usual bright red background and white lettering, it really managed to catch my eye on the supermarket aisle.
These are very, very simple to follow - just empty the contents of the sachet into a mug and mix with hot water.
However I like to mix mine up a little, I empty the sachet into a mug and then to improve the taste I add a little bit of milk I then mix the dried powder and milk into a kind of paste. I also add a teaspoon of sugar to make it a little sweeter. I then add the hot water and keep stirring until the mixture has fully dissolved.
To be honest even though I add milk and sugar it isn't actually needed as this drink tastes pretty good on its own without any additions. With me having a sweet tooth I just like to make it taste even nicer as it gives it a really creamy and sweet taste. The malt flavour comes through slightly but the dominant flavour is the chocolate. It tastes better than the Horlicks Hot Chocolate but it is so much tastier than any of the Options Instant drinks. It is definitely one of the better instant drinks on the market and has become a favourite of mine.
Another great thing about this drink is that the powder seems to dissolve extremely well. This could be due to the fact I mix it into a paste first but even when I make this drink as normal it still manages to dissolve really well. The calorie content isn't too bad either that is until you start adding milk and sugar!
I tend to keep a few in my drawer at work and if I get a bit peckish in the afternoon I will have one of these, they tend to put me on until I get home. The taste is lovely, creamy and is very easy to make with no dreaded lumps of dried chocolate powder at the bottom! I can't stand it when you finish drinking and there is a mound of undissolved powder.
Maltesers instant hot chocolate drink is great tasting with a good price especially if you can get them on offer like I did.
I am a big fan of hot chocolate. Always have been... always will. I'm not a big coffee or tea drinker and being an avid chocoholic and having a massive sweet tooth, hot chocolate just gets me going. I've been taking it upon myself to go to Sainsbury's every week and try a new hot chocolate each time.
Yesterday I bought a 300g pot of the instant Maltesers hot chocolate. I'd seen it before and after tasting the wonders of the Aero instant hot chocolate and loving the timeless malteser treats themself I thought surely this has to be as amazing! Boy, was I wrong!
The pot itself is very attractive and clearly states that it is 99 calories per serving, same as the Aero versions. I heaped 5 teaspoons into my mug, as directed (more than your average hot choccy) and mixed it into a thick paste with a bit of milk (that's the way I roll ;-]). I poured in the hot water and mixed thoroughly. The result... a perfectly acceptable mug of brown, steaming chocolatey liquid. Job's a gooden!
But then... I sat down to drink it....
Bleurgh! It was watery and tasteless, far too runny and not sweet enough for me. I expected it to taste like a cross between horlicks and a nice hot chocolate but it wasn't even that chocotastic. To me it tasted like coconut? COCONUT I TELL YOU! I did not want a warm cup of brown coconut water with a hint of chocolate. I wanted a river of malteser heaven! I want my £1.99 back mr. Mars.
Now, this was not for me and although I really don't recommend it, it might be suitable for someone who doesn't enjoy as much sugar as me; or someone watching their wasteline.
Don't do it! Buy something else. :D
I purchased 5 of these sachets to try as they were on offer at ASDA at 5 for £1.00. I like to make use of these offers as it's nice to try them before you buy a big tub of it.
I opened the sachet and poured it into a mug, at first it looks like there is a lot of powdered chocolate, but as soon as you add hot water it quickly dissolves and smells lovely. It smells just like malteasers in my opinion, with a mix of chocolate and malt, similar to horlicks. After a quick stir your drink becomes creamy and thick.
This drink really does taste like malteasers (as you hope it would do) and after a cup of this you feel like you have had a lovely chocolatey treat.
I have been on a diet for many months, and at only 99 calories a mug, this drink enables me to have my chocolate fix, without having to worry too much about calories.
I would recommend you give this drink a try, if you like malteasers you will certainly like this!
Maltesers Instant is an instant hot chocolate drink created by Mars.
Maltesers Instant is available in 2 forms, a multi-serving tub and a single serving sachet. The one I am reviewing is the sachet.
The sachet is predominately red and strikes a uncanny resemblence to the normal Maltesers packet of chocolate. It is plastic and sealed at both ends. The Maltesers name is in white bubble writing on the front with the name underneath surrounded by a little pool of bubbly chocolate. The sachet advises it contains 1 serving. The back of the sachet has the instructions, Maltesers guarantee, storage instructions, company details, nutritional information and ingredients.
Maltesers instant comes in the typical chocolate powder form which is fine and milky brown in colour. The sachet is pretty much full of the powder.
This is very simple :
Boil the kettle
Grab your favourite mug
Tear the sachet open and pour it into your mug
Add the boiling water
Stir and enjoy!
Sugar , Dried Glucose Syrup , Whey Solids , Malt Extract (10%) , Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder (8.1%) , Milk Chocolate (6.5%) (Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Milk Fat, Lactose, Palm Fat, Whey Solids , Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Ammonium Phosphatide), Flavouring) , Hydrogenated Coconut Fat , Skimmed Milk Powder , Stabilisers (Guar Gum, Hypromellose, Carboxymethyl-Cellulose, Carrageenan, Potassium Orthophosphate, Sodium Polyphosphate) , Flavourings , Anti Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Orthophosphate) , Salt , Lactose , Milk Proteins , Emulsifier (Mono and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids) .
This is one for the calorie counters!
Each sachet contains 25g of chocolate goodness and the following :
220ml with water
99kcal!!! Yes you are seeing it right!!!
18g sugar! Ok so this ruined the vision?
Produced for Masterfoods, Almia Foods Limited, Penny Lane, Haydock, Merseyside, WA11 0QZ
*Availability and Price*
A 300g tub is available in supermarkets. Asda prices theirs at £2.08. The 25g single serving sachets are 31p each or currently 5 for a £1 and you can mix and match with other hot drinks.
*Maltesers Quality Guarantee*
If you are not entirely satisfied with the quality of this product, please return it with the stick to the Customer Services Manager at the address below saying where and when you purchased it.
I am not a huge hot chocolate fan except for Costa Coffees with marshmallows and lots of cream but I spotted these on offer in Asda last week and picked up 2 of these, an Options and 2 Galaxy sachets for £1! I have just sat down to watch 24 with my lovely Jack Bauer 24 mug (yes I am sad I know but I love him) full to the brim with this steaming hot Malteser Instant hot choc..so here is my views!
The sachet is very handy and doesn't take much room in my cupboard. I bought it in this form incase I didn't like it as a full tub being thrown away would be a waste! It reminds of a Malteser packets which I particularly like and its simple to open which is perfect. I boiled up my kettle, sprinkled it in to the cup. Before I even added the water, the sweet chocolatey smell was strong and lovely! I mixed in my water and left it to cool down for a few mins.
Once it was cool enough, I had a peek and noticed it had a lovely milky froth on top which when tasted was very creamy! It chocolate was fairly rich but not overpowering so as to make me feel sick before even swallowing. Normally it takes me a long time to drink hot chocolate and I end up not finishing it, however on this occasion I finished my drink fairly quick.
I am impressed..not only did the drink taste good and very like actual Maltesers, it didn't leave an awful aftertaste which for me is a bonus!
I would highly recommend this drink, it may not be to everyones taste as some prefer Cadburys so try the sachet before investing in the tub. I will be buying the tub and be drinking this as a non calorie laden bedtime drink from now on. I might even add some normal Maltesers to it..will let you know if that is a winner or not!
Thanks for reading
This is the first branded hot chocolate that I have tried that actually tastes like it claims to.
I love Maltesers and when i saw this sachet I thought I would give it a try. At first I thought there was quite a lot of powder, but it dissolved perfectly when I added the hot water to it, and it left a lovely froth on top.
As soon as I had added the water i could smell it and it had that wonderful honeycomb scent to it. It smelt just like Maltesers and it tasted like them too.
Now your probably thinking that this product must be high in calories... but you would be wrong. The product only contains 99 cals which makes it a scrumptiously low fat drink.
Its great for those who are dieting, for those who love Maltesers or for chocolate lovers in general, its also great for kids, my son loved this product.
I definitely will be buying the tub of this now, but that's what was so great about buying the sachets, which were 5 for £1.00 from Asda, you get to try it out before making a more expensive purchase.
The packaging itself is just like a maltesers packet, red with yummy chocolate bubbles, fun yet simple.
This product is not suitable for those who are Lactose intolerant.
If you love hot chocolate then you will thoroughly enjoy this product, its affordable and great for all the family.
Now my little brother drinks hot chocolate all the time and all hell will break loose if he finds that there is none left! So the other day when I was in town I noticed that they had loads of these Malteser hot chocolates on a massive shelf on sale for 2 for 99p so I picked him up two tubs to be honest the price should have told me everything I needed to know about this product but Im a sucker for a bargain so I bought them anyway. By the time I got home Id been shopping for hours and I was freezing so I decided to make myself one of these drinks to try and warm myself up and give me a chocolate fix.
As soon as I opened the top of this tub I was struck by a scent of chocolate but it just smelt like ordinary drinking chocolate, nothing special so far but as long as it tastes nice who acres about the smell? Anyway the back of the tub told me to scoop 5 generous, heaped teaspoons into a cup and fill with warm water. 5 TEASPOONS! That seems like a hell of a lot and I thought having that many in one cup would leave loads of lumps and powder left in the cup after stirring but who am I to argue with Maltesers?!
Before I even talk about the taste let me just say how much I loe Maltesers chocolate, I could eat them 24/7 and I was soo hoping this drink would taste just like them. I was proved wrong yet again. I thought this drink would taste a) Malty b) Sweet & c) Like Chocolate. I was wrong on all counts. Even after I had stirred this for about five minutes I still couldnt smell anything that een remotely resembled Maltesers and even the chocolate scent wasnt really coming through at all so I thought maybe all the great stuff is packed into the taste. As soon as I took my first sip of this I was disappointed it didnt really taste of anything let alone Maltesers. Id have been happy if it tasted liek chocolate full stop but it just tasted really bland and boring if Im honest. I even added extra sugar to try and sweeten the drink up a bit but it just didnt work, also when I tipped the remainder of the drink down the sink I found a horrible powdery bottom, the whole bottom of the cup was covered in powder that hadnt dissolved even though Id stirred it for about 5 minutes! I was glad I didnt finish the cup after seeing that.
One cup contains around 99 calories which I reckon is quite good for a hot chocolate. Great for dieters but it wont in anyway satisfy your sweet tooth or give you that much needed chocolate fix.
Shockingly my little brother really liked this hot chocolate so I guess its really just down to your personal tastes but I think it just tasted boring and plain. I wouldnt mind but it is in no way what it says on the packet because it doesnt taste anything like Maltesers, to be honest it doesnt taste much of anything. I dont recommend this for anyone, apart from dieters and only if your not to worried about taste.
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I absolutely love Maltesers, they are the best nibble of all chocolates for my taste so, you can imagine my delight when I saw the bright red jar of Maltesers hot chocolate jumping out on the shelf to catch my attention in the supermarket. I just had to buy it to try it.
The packaging definately caught my eye, as it is the maltesers design only on a plastic jar with a twist off lid. Although I'm not a big fan of plastic packaging it can be recycled.
The price however was a tad expensive and if it hadn't been the fact that I love maltesers so much I really wouldn't have paid £1.99 for a 300g jar of instant hot chocolate, when you can get good coffee for the same price or less. This really is a luxury item and not to be bought on my budget every week.
Once home with my goodies I unpacked my shopping and stuck the kettle on, to see if my purchase was worth the price. You need 5 heaped teaspoons of the light brown powder to make one mug of creamy malteser tasting hot chocolate. Add the water a bit at a time, or even a little milk first for that extra creamy taste, stir well to make it frothy and relax infront of the television to enjoy.
The taste is just like the maltesers, although it is more malty tasting than chocolatety I did enjoy it, but to be honest I won't be buying it again. I wasn't dissapointed by the taste but did expect a more chocolatety taste than the malty one. If i'd have wanted malt I could have bought malted milk for a lot cheaper.
It does have 99 calories per serving which is quite a good chunk of your calories intake per day if you have two or three cups a day, so be careful not to over do it, mind you at the price I paid its limited to one cup just before bedtime.
It contains 12 servings and has soya in it, which I am not overly fond of.
So to summerize. The taste is alright but doesn't really blow your socks off, the price is too high for the amount of servings you get. Would I buy it again ? Well, to be honest ....no It was a noval tempt of a jar which goes to show that good design packaging does do its job but the taste wasn't up to scratch.
Ok so with the cold weather I fancied a hot choclate, but when you want some you realise the tub is empty. So the next time I nipped into Morrisons with my mum I thoguht id pick up some of the small 'one cup' satchets. I normally have always only ever drank Galaxy hot chocolate. However as i was picking up the small individual sachets and thouht I would try a different one. The malteser one I have just finished.
Well part of me thought, this is just going to taste of choclate, but then I though they are going to HAVE to include the biscuit taste that would normall get with a malteser, otherwise it defeats the ovious i thouht. Now the packet says to mix in the drink with a mug of hot water. I prefer my hot chocolate with milk, So I heated my mug of milk in the micrawave and then added the contents and whisked it all together. The taste reminded me very much of them drinks that are similar to hot chocolate but dont taste chocolatey, there designed to help you drift of to sleep. Anyways this is what it reminded me off. So I perosnally didn't like the taste, and that was with using milk, so I dread to think what it tasted like with water.
*Price & Quantity*
This has explained was one of them instant individual sachets, and was about 29p I think. The contents of the sachet was a really good amount, and easily made a nice cupful. It was a 25g packet and it clearly states on the packet that there is only 99 calories per serving. (This is if you use water, I used milk so im sure I added on plently more calories there hehe).
The overall packaging is really nice, the traditional red malteser theme with the bubbles, its a conveinent size also in case you want to pop it into your bag to take to work. It's a handy little size also to have in your cupboards in case you want to make someone an alternative drink than tea.
*Would I buy this again?*
Unfortunatly I have to say no, Im used to drinking galaxy hot chocolate and this really didnt live up what im used to. Im glad I tried it and for the price was a good deal. Its the price and packaging that I am putting it up for 2 stars, buts its the overall taste that brings the stars down. I coudlnt taste the chocolaty-ness however for all I know because maltesers are made of biscuit as well it might have been this taste I could taste in the drink. In which case does make it a malteser drink, but personally I didnt like it.
**Hope this helps
Maltesers are great sweets but their attempt to turn their sweets into a hot chocolate drink does not work at all in my opinion.
The fact they have used the Malteser name would lead me to believe that this drink was in some way going to taste like malteser`s, it does not!
There is a strong malt taste to the drink which I do not mind as I quite enjoy a milky malt drink but the chocolate is totally outdone by the malt so to call this a hot chocolate is not really right in my opinion.
The drink tends to stick around the mouth and make you feel thirstier after drinking it than you did before you started.
It is very sweet and a bit sickly when made with the 3-4 heaped teaspoonfuls that the jar recommends using but even when you use slightly less the sweetness remains but the drink becomes a bit thinner.
I was not at all impressed with this drink and the only saviour was that I only paid a pound for this from our local Poundland rather than the £1.49 that it costs in Asda. My daughter likes it but she has the sweetest tooth of anyone I have ever met so that is not really much to go on.