Product Type: Mars Snacks
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I'm forever blowing bubbles, the ungrateful sod!
Mars Galaxy Bubbles
Member Name: ryanando
Mars Galaxy Bubbles
Advantages: Galaxy chocolate
Disadvantages: less chocolate than usual
My body, having just about gotten over the fact it lost an hour in bed the other week, has now started to rebel. It has noticed that with the change in the clocks also comes more sunlight. Not to sound like a dirty, rotten, blood sucking vampire but I hate the sun, it makes my skin burn and it makes the coffin I sleep in discolour after a few millennia. Why do I hate the sun so much? Well, I work on a later shift (11:30 to 8) so the sun going away means the following "Oh thank god it's nearly time to get out of this hell hole" therefore giving me something, however small, that gives me an iota of hope. With the sun being out longer, it tends not to set before I finish my shift and as such gives me no feeling of hope at all, making my working day seem horrifically long and unbearable. (As an interesting side note, apparently you can actually get reverse seasonal affective disorder! Who knew?) To what end am I rambling about this? You will soon find out!
On one such day this week I decided that I was going to screw the personal recession my wallet has been hit by and spend my last pound on something to cheer me up. Off I jaunted to the candy laden vending machines (healthy selection? Hah) and popped in my pound. Suddenly something caught my eye. Something...NEW! Galaxy Bubbles?? "What is this shiny demon?" I asked myself. Back to my desk I ran with my new found treasure, ready to devour its soul. Back I ran to the vending machine to grab my 50p change before someone else did. Then right back to the desk again.
Truth be told the reason I noticed it was mostly due to the packaging. It's got bubbles over the front (reminiscent of aero packaging, imaging that) and the edges are trimmed in pink. Pink. My initial thoughts, if I'm being honest (and let's face it, honesty always causes more trouble so I always strive to be honest) were "oh god that has to be the gayest chocolate bar I've ever seen". I felt the need to text my boyfriend and tell him. I managed to stop myself. The manliest of men may feel a tad put off by a chocolate bar that has "I'm a big girl" written all over it. Most others will just giggle a bit at most.
The bar is shaped the same way normal Galaxy bars are but are filled with bubbles....almost like an Aero. It's almost like Mars (owners of Galaxy) have tried to rip off Nestle (guess what they own) In I popped a piece of this chocolate, expecting to be wholly bored with the thing. I was soon to be amazed. It seems that galaxy is slightly better quality chocolate than Aero which made the whole bubble thing actually worth your time. Let a square of it melt on your tongue and you do actually feel the bubbles caress you as they die a horrific, mucus related death. Impressive. The flavour of the chocolate is the usual lovely creamy Galaxy that most people will be well acquainted with. Always a plus.
Mars, I salute you. You have taken an old idea and made it decent. What took you so bloody long? In between all this frivolous bubble caressing, you may be interested to know how many calories you are applying to your finely toned buttocks. Mars have ever so politely worked this out for you and popped it right on the front of the package. You will be consuming 169 calories, which is 8% of your daily guideline allowance. That means you can have 12 and a half of these every day before you have to really feel guilty about it. Yes. Yes it does. If you want to know anything about proteins, carbohydrates or fat, well, that's up to you to find out. It's on the back of the pack but is set out for every 100g and your bar is only 31g.
This last fact and the incredibly girly wrapping are the only things I take issue with. Why? 31 grams? A dozen pennies weighs about the same as that. 31 grams is only ten grams more than that horrific film with Sean Penn. More to the point 31 grams is less chocolate than you will find in the other galaxy bars. They weigh in at 46 grams! Mars, you sneaky buggers! Trying to do me out of 15 grams of chocolate by replacing it with air and then having the audacity to charge me the same amount?? How DARE you.
Calming down from my rage, having realised I was getting pissy about 15 grams of chocolate, I have decided that, overall, this chocolate bar isn't bad. I think I still prefer the original galaxy more, but I can accept Galaxy Bubbles in an emergency "we've ran out of chocolate and have ten minutes to live" situation.
Summary: Galaxy does Aero