Product Type: Asda Snacks
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Asda Caramel Bites
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Asda Caramel Bites
Advantages: Taste, Cost
Disadvantages: High fat and sugar content
Much as I try to diet I seem to keep eating rubbish! My family dont help when they have offerings such as these in the fridge! Caramel Bites are Asdas own version of the Mars Bar. They are however quite a bit smaller. They come in packs of 8 in Asda for £1. They are easy to spot as they are in bright yellow wrapping and sit in the confectionary aisle.
Each bar is around 3-4 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide and tall. Again, each is wrapped in bright yellow packaging with a cartoon on the front, appealing to children. Taking the bar out of the wrapping you can see that it is smooth in appearance and has a slight chocolate aroma.
Biting into the bar I noticed that the proportions were very similar to that of a normal mars bar. However, I actually prefer these to mars bars. The chocolate is smooth, melts in the mouth and has a creamy taste to it. The nougat is not as chewy as that in a mars bar and instead is soft and easy to eat, this has a nice flavour to it but is not overpowering. The caramel is sweet and sticky however, I think there is slightly less caramel in these to normal mars bars. The 3 ingredients work really well together, providing a really nice taste and texture in your mouth. The bar is smooth and melts easily making it a pleasure to eat. The chocolate is not sickly and instead dissolves easily in the mouth.
Each bar contains 181 calories, 23.1g sugar, 7.8g fat (4.5g which saturates) and 0.2g salt. This is quite high in fat and sugar for quite a small snack, however it is much less than a regular sized chocolate bar contains!
I really enjoyed these and will continue to purchase them. They are great as a little snack and kids love them too. They were fab value for money and tasted really nice. I would recommend these to anyone!
Summary: Great as a treat!