“ Manufacturer: Mars / Type: Chocolate Drink „
Down our local high street we have a B&M shop. I've seen a couple of these shops pop up recently so wasn't sure what they do until I went in the other month. For those of who who don't know they seem to sells lot sof different things for pretty good prices. I think this is more a Home Bargain type of shop where you can buy food, drinks, cutlery, kitchen stuff, bedding, lamps and so on. Anything that will save a bit on money is always good I think. Anyway I was in stocking up on a few things and I spotted this down the juice aisle. I picked up 1 of these and a Milky Way one as well. Think they were selling for 39p each.
This was in a 330ml bottle. The bottle looked alright and it has a foil seal on the top which is easy enough to rip off. The lid screws back on again easy as well.
I was expecting this to be pretty sickly and sweet and I wasn't wrong - no one says that you have to drink all of this at once anyway :-). When I opened the bottle I could smell the rich Chocolate and caramel scent. It did smell just like a Mars Bar. This is pretty thick and perhaps the same kind of consistency as a Frijj Shake. I drank some of this when it was at room temperature as well as after it had been chilling in the fridge for a while and I would say it is nice either way. This is tasty enough to drink and the Rich Chocolate is lovely but I think if I was to drink the whole bottle in 1 go then I would feel a bit yuk. I know the bottle isn't all that big but I don't have the sweetest tooth.
Calorie wise this isn't the best for you - as you may have guessed. I don't have a bottle of this to hand but this little bottle definitely had more than 200 calories in it.
A nice enough chocolate Milk and 1 that I would drink again but it is 1 for the Sweet Tooth's out there.
Mars is one of the UK's leading confectionary brands. It is up at the top with Nestle and Cadbury's raking in cash as the population spend their hard earned money on generally unhealthy yummy treats. Everyone has a favourite brand and my personal favourite is Cadburys. That's not to say I don't enjoy any other brands, I just love Cadburys, although every now and then another product takes my fancy and I buy it and try it. This is exactly how I came across Mars thick shake.
Mars thick shake is made by the brand Mars and modelled on their leading name sake product the Mars bar. The Mars bar is an oblong shaped chocolate bar, coated in mars chocolate and and containing 90% nougat in the bottom of the bar and a layer of caramel making up the remainder of the bar and coming between the chocolate and the caramel. This milk shake drink tryies to recreate this flavour in a drink.
I have seen the milk shake in two different sizes. What I think is the one person size that you generally see in news agents and a larger size in a carton with is more of a family portion. They may come in even more sizes, I just haven't come across them yet.
The flavour of the milk shake replicates the bar quite well. It is creamy and caramelly, with a rich touch to it. The flavour is very much like the original bar, although for some reason in drink form it is more sickly. The taste is good its just after a few mouthfuls I am left feeling a bit queasy!
The texture of the milk shake is very thick as the name suggests, which means it is very filling, but you certainly feel like you are getting value for money. The smell is gorgeous and makes you desperate to taste it. It is smooth and easy on the tongue and before you know if you have drunk more than you think. I wouldn't recommend drinking this before a meal as you wouldn't have any appetite left.
The biggest downside to this product, as with every tasty treat is the high fat and calorie content. In my opinion this product is not good for you, although it is yummy!
I tried a couple of the new Mars milks this week, this Mars Thick Shake and the Galaxy Milk. I'm happy to report that out of the two, this one was the definite winner. It costs £1.29 for a 440ml bottle in Tesco, but you can get it cheaper on offer quite frequently. I paid less than £1 for a bottle in my local garage (about 80p I think). It's quite expensive, but it really is a treat and it's worth paying the price for the occasional indulgence.
The bottle it comes in could be improved a little, as the thick, wide-set bottle neck means this is far too easy to down quickly. Really, with it being such a thick shake, you want to drink it at a slower rate than you would do a bottle of fruit juice or the like. The packaging in general is quite thin and cheap, with the lid easy to mis-align when doing it up too. I think for the price they could improve on these things.
The shake really is extremely thick, considerably more so than the old style Mars Milkshake that they did. The texture is very much like they melted down a couple of Mars Bars and mixed them with milk. And that's exactly how it tastes as well. I was surprised to find that a mixed milk drink, without any layers like a Mars Bar has, could taste so similar to the blend of flavours you get when you eat an actual Mars Chocolate Bar.
This is one of those milkshakes that you have in place of a chocolate treat, it's really not for those who want a thirst-quenching drink. It's thick, gooey, chocolatey and with a really sweet, chocolate, caramel and even soft nougat flavour. It coats your mouth when you drink it to make the experience last that little bit longer.
Obviously chocolate heaven as sublime as this comes at a price, and not just the amount you have to pay to get your hands on one of these. Each bottle contains 396 calories, 53.2g of sugar and 11g of fat. So possibly not an everyday replacement for your usual bottle of flavoured water then. But oh so tasty nevertheless.