Product Type: Nestle Food
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Show me Heaven
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Nestle in general
Advantages: It's got chocolate in it.
Disadvantages: It's got distinctly average chocolate in it.
** This is a review for Nestle Heaven Milk Truffle Chocolate. **
Nestle have been doing a big promotion for their new range of Heaven bars lately, with free bars of chocolate being sent out to internet users, taste tests in supermarkets around the country and an advert played on all major television channels. As the UK's most boycotted brand, Nestle are clearly trying to get people hooked on a new range of choccy and back eating their products.
Nestle Heaven chocolate bars retail at £1.39 each, or you can buy two for £2 at Tesco at the moment. If you signed up for Nestle's "Heaven Can't Wait" promotion online, you might have even received one of these full size 100g bars for free. That's how I got my sample to taste test for Dooyoo!
The flavours available are dark truffle, milk truffle, hazelnut crème, milk orange truffle and café latte.
Each chocolate bar is divided into twelve squares of milk chocolate with the "V" symbol from the Heaven logo embossed on each, all wrapped up in gold foil, and inserted into an indulgent thin cardboard box, dominated by a luxurious creamy background. The packaging is a bit wasteful really, but does the job well of looking like "posh choc".
With the milk truffle version, inside each square of milk chocolate, there are bits of cocoa solids, which give a mildly satisfying crunch and add a richer, darker flavour to the product. The chocolate itself is however distinctly average. It's also worth pointing out, that although this product bills itself as "creamy, Swiss milk chocolate with a gorgeously rich truffle centre and real cocoa pieces", one of the main ingredients is hazelnut. Yes, along with the cocoa pieces, are bits of hazelnut. If you look on the back of the box, it does actually say this in charming size 6pt print, but seeing as it wasn't mentioned on the front in the little blurb, I stupidly managed to overlook this.
For an average tasting chocolate, the price of my throat closing up and me feeling like I was dying, really was a bit too high to pay. Nestle promised I'd taste Heaven, and if I hadn't taken medication immediately, I might well have done. However, for your average person in the street without nut allergies, I doubt any form of Heaven would be close. Looking beyond my quite obvious new contempt and irrational dislike for the product, it's really just an okay-ish chocolate bar packaged up to look like it's something so much better.
£1.39 will buy you a 150g twin pack of Galaxy Milk Chocolate, which tastes a damn sight nicer, and is safe for nut allergy suffers (well, in my experience, anyway).
Not all of the varieties of Heaven contain nuts, but seeing as they're all probably made in the same place, I'm willing to believe that the possible "traces of other nut" described on the back probably are worth being cautious of, if you are a nut allergy sufferer.
If you're not allergy to nuts and someone buys you one of these, it's worth eating. If you have to fork out £1.39... it's not so much. There are quite simply better products available on the market for this sort of money, and the packaging is a bit unnecessary. If you missed the "Heaven Can't Wait" promotion and live in England, it's worth having a look at the following link to find out if there are free tastings anywhere near you: http://specials.uk.msn.com/heaven/sample.aspx
Summary: You could do better.
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