Product Type: Mars Snacks
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Mars Galaxy Bubbles
Member Name: Sarahjh
Mars Galaxy Bubbles
Advantages: Rich sweet chocolate
Disadvantages: Lots of calories
I will be the first to admit that Galaxy chocolate does not usually come top of my shopping list. But our local discount shop had a heap of the Galaxy bubbles 100g bars on offer at £1.50 for 2 bars. Mars confectionery have been producing top quality chocolate and sweets since 1932, maybe one of the most famous chocolate bars that they have ever produced is the Mars bar. I had never bought a Galaxy bubbles bar but because they were reduced in price I felt I had nothing to lose. Galaxy chocolate was first introduced in 1960 and there are Galaxy Minstrels, Galaxy block chocolate, Galaxy caramel, Galaxy cookie crumble, Galaxy counters or a Galaxy flake to choose from.
The wrapper on the chocolate bar is slightly different. The normal Galaxy chocolate bar has a dark brown and white wrapper but the Galaxy bubbles bar comes in a lighter brown wrapper that is tinged with a dusky pink. Quite an eye catching wrapper with a few `bubbles` floating across the front and the words `Galaxy bubbles` and `new` floating across the top of the paper wrapper. Remove the outer paper sleeve and the bar of Galaxy bubbles chocolate is swathed in a shiny pink foil wrapper. I feel that the wrapping is aimed at the adult market, there is not a sign of anything remotely childish about this bar of chocolate.
Unfold the lovely pink foil wrapper and therein lies the bar of Galaxy bubbles. The bar of chocolate has a fluted edge, it is marked off into pieces and each piece is marked with the letter`G`. I may be mistaken but the bar of Galaxy bubbles is quite slimline. Remember the old style Galaxy bar?, a thick bar of creamy chocolate that comprised of pieces of chocolate that were memorable. Each piece was something to `get your teeth into`. This chocolate bar looks elegant and suitable for catwalk models to devour in between changes of clothing.
The bar of Galaxy bubbles does look appealing though. The chocolate is `snappy`. By that I mean that when you break a piece away from the bar it snaps cleanly. Mars confectionery seem to have created a refined chocolate bar. Bite into a piece of Galaxy bubbles and take note of the thin layer of aerated chocolate that lays within. The chocolate is sweet but I feel that it is not quite as sweet as the normal Galaxy bar. I quickly check the wrapper on an ordinary bar of Galaxy and find that the calorie content is much the same as are the nutritional values. One 5g piece of The Galaxy bubbles bar contains 28 calories.
Mars consumer care advise that the bar of Galaxy bubbles chocolate is fine for vegetarians. In the list of ingredients I notice that the bar may have traces of nuts, though the nuts cannot be tasted. The outer shell of the chocolate bar is firm and that has to be `sucked away` before you reach the soft sweet layer of bubbled chocolate that lays inside. Ordinary Galaxy chocolate often tastes a little sickly to me but the Galaxy bubbles does not have that effect. In the name of research I have now eaten over a half of the bar!
I have just checked with Tesco online to see what price they charge for a 100g bar of Galaxy bubbles chocolate and their price is £1. So it seems that I did not have the bargain of the century. A pack of four 31g of Galaxy bubbles bar will set you back about £1.73p and a single 31g bar comes in at about 57p.
Galaxy chocolate is still not top of the tree from my point of view but the bar of Galaxy bubbles is lighter and less intensely sweet that the plain Galaxy bar. If I find it on offer again I may be tempted to buy it again but I will look for a further discounted price!
Summary: Good in moderation