“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cake „
I enjoy a nice chocolate éclair, that is the sweetie rather than the cake although I am partial to the cakes too, anyway, I digress. I do enjoy a good chocolate éclair but these smart price ones are anything but good.
For anyone that doesn't know a chocolate éclair is a toffee sweet with a helping of chocolate inside it or in the case of these particular éclairs a helping of dry chocolate flavoured something or other inside.
Where the Cadbury ones have a very nice tasting toffee outer and a delicious Cadbury chocolate inner these ones have a rather sticky toffee outer that tastes more of sugar than it does of toffee and a powdery chocolate flavoured centre that is just not nice at all.
Due to being in the smart price range the packaging is very plain and cheap looking but they smell deceivingly good, however the taste is on a par with their look, cheap and nasty and as mentioned the toffee is very sticky and even after you have chewed it for some time it doesn't really change whereas the Cadbury ones begin to melt in the mouth.
There are 25 individually wrapped sweets in the bag and although at only 32p per bag they might seem like a good buy with the Cadbury ones being around £1 per bag, trust me these are not to be entertained as a replacement for the Cadbury ones because apart from the name being the same you wouldn't know they were the same sweet.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES (should anyone care after what I have told them):
Calories - 442
Carbohydrate - 65.3g
Fat - 19.4g
OF which saturates - 10.6g
Whilst browsing in the sweetie section of my local Asda, I came across these and bought them mainly for the price - 32p!!!!!!! What a bargain.
I absolutely love toffees, so I gave these a go. I was pleasently surprised as I was not expecting something really tasty for such a cheap price.
The toffee part itself is a nice golden brown colour, not too soft but not too hard - don't worry you wont break your teeth when eating these. It does become chewy when eating, but won't stick your teeth together (great for those with false teeth - this has been tested by my dad.) It has a lovely creamy, rich taste, that isn't too sweet or sickly and has a lovely smooth silky texture.
The chocolate part itself is not great quailty chocolate and slightly too sweet, but is still nice enough and does taste nice with the toffee outing, that is I wouldn't eat the chocolate if it was on its own, but it works well when combined with toffee.
These can become quite addictive, so it's a good job you get plenty in a packet. Each toffee comes wrapped in a pleasent gold wrapper, which prevents you ending up with one big ball of toffee. The actual bag itself is very plain, but this is what you expect when paying such a cheap price - the cost is going towards the product, not the packaging, and is what Asda's "smart price range" is about and is the category these sweets fall into.
The downside to these sweets is like most sweets they are full of sugar and fat so really have to be eaten in moderation.
Now I'm quite partial to a chocolate éclair or two (or three) and I'm also quite a fan of Asda's own brand of sweets. For that reason and that reason alone I splashed out the 32p to buy myself a bag of their chocolate éclairs.
Asda's Chocolate Éclairs come in a very plain and therefore rather cheap looking bag. The bag itself is made of plastic has is green and white in colour with a clear sweet shaped window that allow you to see the plain wrapped sweets inside. The name of the sweets in question is then printed on the front of the bag in along with the information that the sweets contain no artificial and no hydrogenated fats as well as the fact that they are suitable for vegetarians.
The back of the bag has all the storage instructions, ingredient lists and allergy advice (contains milk and Soya) as well as the nutritional information you would expect to find.
Nutritional Values (per 100g)
Calories - 442
Protein - 1.6g
Carbohydrate - 65.3g
Of which sugars - 41.0g
Fat - 19.4g
Of which saturates - 10.6g
Fibre - 0.6g
Sodium - 0.21g
Equivalent as salt - 0.5g
Opening the bag you will find roughly 25 sweets. Each one is individually wrapped in a dull looking gold paper as is the average size and shape you would expect an éclair to be. Picking one out and twisting off the wrapper a sweet smell greets you almost immediately and is followed by a hint of chocolate. The sweets themselves are somewhat golden in colour and look lovely.
In this case however both the look and the smell of these sweets is somewhat deceiving as the éclairs are well and truly disgusting in my opinion. When you first pop them in your mouth they are exceptionally creamy and everything seems good, the chocolate then filters through and although this is very sweet things are still looking positive. It is when the sweet is completely finished that things get bad. Somehow the creamy taste that possessed your mouth while the sweet was there is replaced by an increasingly musky taste that ruins the entire eating experience and puts of you off eating another one.
In conclusion therefore I wouldn't recommend these sweets at all. Ok the price is enticing rather like the look and the smell but I found that after eating one I did not want to touch another.