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Asda Take a Break Orange & Chocolate

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Brand: Asda / Type: Biscuit

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      14.03.2010 07:50
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      I WONT BE BUYING THESE AGAIN.

      Yesterday in my husband took the children out for the afternoon in order to get me a mothers day present. They also popped into asda to get some groceries and something for tea. When they came home, the children were pleased that they had managed to blag their dad into buying them lots of goodies. He is such a pushover in that department. However one of the items did catch my eye. Asda take a break chocolate orange biscuits. The packaging is different from the one shown in the above picture. I believe the one above is for the mint flavour. The packaging for the orange take a break, is not suprisingly bright orange in colour. It is very bold and colourful and in turn makes the product seem young and refreshing. On the reverse side of the packaging, is a comprehensive list of ingredients, great nutritional information and useful allergy advice. All written in clear bold black lettering. There is also a promise statement that the product does not contain any artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats. When opening the packaging you will find that there are eight individually wrapped chocolate biscuits. These again look really cheerful in their bright orange packaging. I think that all children will be pleased to find one of these funky looking biscuits in their lunch box. When opening the wrapping. I was suprised to see how large the chocoalte biscuit is in size. I was also pleased to discover that there was a breakable segment between two fingers of the chocolate biscuit. (exactly like a kit kat.) These chocolate biscuits are very satisfying, enough to satisfy even the most ardent of chocaholics cravings. When biting into the biscuit I was very impressed to discover the thickness of the chocolate. The chocolate was also very flavoursome and not at all bitter. Inside of the chocolate is an orange centre. This centre is not runny and does not ooze out. However it is quite fondent like and does add a very orangey dimention to the flavour of the biscuit. At first I was very impressed with the flavour of these biscuits. I loved the strong chocolate flavour against the softer milk chocolate taste. However after a further few bites, I found that the orange centre was far too overpowering and totally overshadowed the chocolate. I found the orange to be quite sour and it even made me pull a face at one point. I cant say that these biscuits are unpleasant. I would just say that they are not for me. I find that they are just too strong in orange flavouring. The chocolate is very nice, but just gets totally missed when mixing it with this rather harsh orange. For a packed lunch, I think these chocolate orange biscuits are ideal. But I would check first that your child actually likes the taste. My five year old took one bite, and promptly decided that they were horrible!! I would also like to point out, that these chcocolate orange biscuits leave quite a bitter aftertaste in the mouth. For only 78p for a pack of 8 biscuits, the price of this product can not be disputed. However I think that we as a family will pass on these bargain biscuits next time and leave our little orange friends firmly on the shops shelf.

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      22.02.2010 00:36
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      The orange flavoured treat

      Looking for something to fill my cravings whilst I am on my diet, I came across these delicious little treats during my weekly shop at Asda **Packaigng** The packaging is a little bland, it is an oranage wrapper, which is bright orange in colour, and has 'Asda Take a Break Orange' written on it in white letters, nothing majorly exciting **Ingredients** Milk Chocolate (65%) [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Whole Milk Powder, Whey Powder (Milk), Skimmed Milk Powder , Butterfat (Milk), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Flavouring] , Wheat Flour , Sugar , Vegetable Fat , Dextrose , Maize Flour , Soya Flour , Sunflower Oil , Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins) , Peppermint Oil , Salt , Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate) **Calories** Each 2 stick bar has around 128 calories, and for people on Weight Watchers, this comes to 2 points **Taste** When you put a piece in your mouth, you can instantly taste the smooth milk chocolate. As you bite into it, you are welcomed by a nice biscuit with an orange flavouring, and then a slight orange tang. The orange tang then becomes quite strong, creating a lovely taste in your mouth **Price** You can get a pack of 6 for around 78p **Conclusion** This is such a lovely flavoured snack, and is okay for the amount of calories it has. I would definetely reccomend this product to anyone, as it is definetely worth the price

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      10.02.2010 20:53
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      A great cheap snack!

      I bought these Take a Break chocolate bars as a little treat to put in my packed lunch that I take to work on a daily basis. I chose them mainly because I love orange chocolate, the price of 88p for a pack of eight wasn't bad either! ***Packaging*** The first thing to point out is that the packaging is not the same as that shown in the picture. The outer wrapper is a simple orange coloured plastic, which contains eight separate chocolate bars. All the bars are wrapped individually in an orange packet with the classic Asda logo printed across the front. The wrappers certainly are not eye catching so you have to have a good look for them amongst the higher priced branded chocolate bars. ***The Chocolate/Taste*** Inside the wrapper you will find two fingers of chocolate joined together - much like you would expect from the branded Kit-Kat bar. Each finger consists of layers of crunchy wafer combined with an orange cream, these fingers are then coated in a thick layer of milk chocolate. The combination of the flavours is a pleasant one, although for me the orange flavour could be a bit more dominant - that may just be my personal preference though! The textures from the mix of wafer and chocolate is enough to allow it to melt in your mouth, making it the perfect treat to savour every moment. Although the chocolate isn't a branded name, it doesn't taste cheap as I imagined it would - each bite left me wanting some more. Calorie wise these do contain quite a lot for a small snack. Each bar contains approximately 128 calories, if you are trying to watch what you eat then perhaps these wouldn't be the best snack to have. ***Price and Availability*** These are only available from Asda as they are an Asda own brand. They cost me 88p for a pack of eight - not bad in my opinion! ***Overall*** A tasty snack for your lunchbox, a cheap alternative to some of the branded chocolates. I will definitely be buying these again! Thank you for reading, this review will also appear on ciao under the same username.

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