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      21.11.2011 19:23
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      great little wafers

      I do like a sweet treat mid-morning and try and avoid packets of biscuits where I can as once I start I would certainly need to eat more than just one. So I tend to opt for the smaller individually wrapped chocolate bars as then I can just put one in my bag. I do really like penguins but on my last trip to Tesco I spotted the penguin wafer bars which I thought I would try.

      The penguin wafers came in a pack of 9 individually wrapped bars for just £1.00.

      The bars are all individually wrapped in plastic wrappers which are different colours just like the original penguin bars. On the front of the wrapper is a picture of a skiing penguin. On the back of the wrapper you can find full ingredients listings, and information that informs you that the bar is suitable for vegetarians and that the wrapper can be recycled. A fun feature of the bars is that each wrapper also contains a joke, mine today was Q. What do penguins wear on their heads?, A. Ice-Caps!

      The penguin wafer bar is made up of layers of wafer sandwiched together with a chocolate cream and covered in milk chocolate. The nutritional information for each individual 17.2g bar is:
      Calories- 94
      Protein - 1.0g
      Carbohydrate - 9.9g
      Fat - 5.4g

      These little bars are very tasty and although small offer a lovely sweet treat. They are quite chunky and have a good contrast between the crispy wafer and the thick layers of chocolate cream filling with the chocolate coating offering a nice smooth, creamy finish. I do find that these bars do not taste anything like the original penguins but they are a very nice chocolate bar and certainly worth a try.

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        20.06.2011 11:52
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        A great chocolate bar

        Mcvities Penguin Triple Chocolate Wafer Bar


        Ive always loved Penguin bars and when I first saw these Penguin Triple Chocolate Wafer Bars I just had to try them. I do admit that the 'triple chocolate' plus the 'wafer' really appealed to me and I couldn't wait to dig in.

        I bought this pack in Sainsbury's on offer for £1.00, though the RRP is only around 30-40 pence more for a pack of nine which is a great price.

        Although packed full of chocolate, there are good points to these bars! There are no artificial colours or flavours, they have added calcium (25% of a Childs recommended intake) and have no hydrogenated oil. Surprisingly, these bars only have 96 calories to them and 5.7 grams of fat which is a lot less than other chocolate bars I have had, so at least I do not feel 'too' guilty about having one or two of these!

        For those who like to know the ingredients, they are as follows;

        Milk Chocolate (44%)[Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Butter Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Vanilla Flavouring], Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Milk Protein, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder.

        The taste is certainly one to cherish, and much better than even the usual Penguin bars. There is not a whole lot of wafer, though what there is makes a lovely taste and texture. Each wafer bar is made of milk chocolate and is sandwiched between chocolate cream and then covered completely with more milk chocolate! It is a chocoholics dream! It is not as big as the usual Penguin bars, though the taste certainly makes up for this!

        I absolutely recommend these bars for the great price and amazing taste!

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        26.04.2010 08:08
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        The wfe picked up a pack of these the other month for the first time. I think they have been out for a while, but as I mentioned this was the first time we had tried them. Not really sure why we didn't have them before, but they caught her eye more because they were on an end aisle as they were on offer for £1. I think th right price for these is £1.30 so not a huge amount of money to start off with.

        You get 9 in a pack and they are individually wrapped as well as being wrapped in an outer wrapper as well. The pack is quite bright and colourful. There is a picture of a Penguin on it and it looks all ok.

        When we opened the pack I noticed how small the Bars looked. They were pretty small. Not that long or wide and I guess a thickness I would expect, or truthfully I thought they would be a bit thicker. We ended up polishing the whole 9 pack off in an evening, and I had 4 in a row.

        They are nice for what they are. They are loads of thin layers of Wafer with a thin Chocolate Cream sandwiched between the layers and it is all covered in a decent covering of Milk Chocolate.

        I wouldn't say they are sickly, but they are a bit sweet but in a good way.

        Each bar has 99 calories so can be eaten while watching your weight. Just don't try to polish the pack off like what I done.

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        10.03.2010 16:22
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        McVities Penguin Wafers - layers of wafer, chocolate cream and chocolate coating.

        I have been buying Penguin biscuits for years, so when I saw these wafers, I just had to give them a go. I am glad to say my whole family enjoyed them, so they will now be another regular resident in our biscuit tin.

        McVities Penguin Wafers come in the familiar packaging of the original Penguin biscuit, so are easily spotted on the shelf. You get 9 wafer biscuits in the pack for £1.29.

        When you unwrap a biscuit, you can smell a light, sweet chocolatey aroma. The wafer is quite narrow and is more of a finger, than an average size biscuit. The chocolate on the top and sides is ripped and it does look very appetising.

        Biting into the biscuit, you find it has 3 layers of wafer inside, sandwiched together with chocolate cream. The wafer is light, flaky and has a gentle crunch. The chocolate cream is smooth, creamy and sweet, as is the chocolate on the outside and the whole wafer biscuit just melts in your mouth. Unfortunately it only lasts for about 3 bites and it's finished!

        *Nutrition Value Per Biscuit*

        Energy - 93 kcal
        Protein - 1.1g
        Carbohydrate - 10.1g
        of which sugars - 8.6g
        Fat - 5.4g
        of which saturates - 3.8g
        Fibre - 0.4g
        Sodium* - Trace
        *Salt Equivalent - 0.1g

        McVities Penguin Wafers contain gluten, milk, soya/soyabeans. They are free from artificial colours and flavours and are suitable for vegetarians.

        Calorie wise, these biscuits are not too high, but there is not a lot of them and I doubt that one biscuit will satisfy.

        I will keep on buying them because they are very tasty. They do make a great after school treat for the kids, as they fill a gap but don't stuff them too full before dinner.

        Snap them up right now in Tesco, where they are on offer at Buy One Get One Free until the 23rd of March.

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          04.09.2009 12:13
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          Good snack

          I picked these up last week during my weekly shop as they were at the tiny price of 50p for 9 bars! This was from Tesco. The outer wrapping is similar to the regular penguin bars, predominantly red in colour with a large penguin across the front.

          Once inside the outer wrapper you are greeted by 9 rather small bars. Each bar has a picture of a penguin on the front and similar to regular penguin bars, a joke on the back. This makes them appealing to children as they appear to be fun and interesting. Each bar is around 3 inches long and just under 1 inch wide which I believe to be quite small although they do make good snacks for kids as there are no leftovers.

          So the chocolate coating the bar is bumpy which gives a tasty appearance. When biting into the bar the first thing I noticed was the chocolate cream which is sandwiched twice in between layers of wafer. The cream tastes rich and chocolatey and is quite smooth in texture. The wafers are also brown in colour suggesting they are chocolate flavoured. Although they are thin they are still very crunchy and they work very well with the chocolate cream. I liked this because personally I am not a massive fan of wafer. All 3 ingredients mixed together (chocolate, cream and wafer) work very well together and create a smooth chocolate experience in your mouth. The cream softens the wafer nicely making them very easy to eat. I am told the bar has added calcium which I believe is great for kids. The only problem I have with these is the size-you may find yourself craving another!

          For the size of the bar, it does contain a lot of fat which is disappointing to me. Each bar contains 96 calories, 8.9g sugar and 5.7g fat (4.1g saturates). However they are good to be enjoyed as a treat now and then although I would add that they are very moreish and I find myself craving them! I would recommend these for kids lunch boxes or to anyone with a sweet tooth. Currently, I think they are great value for money as at 50p they work out at just over 5p each.

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            08.08.2009 19:12
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            A tasty snack

            I've always had a liking for penguin biscuits but I have to say that they are not a patch on these penguin wafers which are absolutely delicious and are a perfectly formed snack! The bars are very small compared to other chocolate snack bars but if you just want that little chocolate fix they are ideal!

            The packaging is very familiar as it is like the typical penguin wrapping with the picture of the penguin on the front. The wafers are all individually wrapped and come in a pack of nine. On the outer packaging there are three ticks which are all the good things about them. These are - no artificial colours and flavours, no hydrogenated vegetable oil and they are with added calcium. Indeed it states that the bars are a good source of calcium and one serving contains 25% of a child's recommended daily calcium intake. That's me sold then! In fact all the nutritional values are not too bad with each bar containing 96 calories, 8.9 grams sugars and 5.7 gram fat. Unfortunately McVites (who make penguins) don't represent these as percentages of the guideline daily allowance.

            Each wafer bar is just a thin strip and it is definitely smaller than many other chocolate snacks. It has a rough texture but not a strong chocolate smell at all. It tastes delicious as you would expect having been described as triple chocolate. This is because you get milk chocolate wafers sandwiched together by chocolate cream and covered with milk chocolate as well. A lovely combination of chocolate in lots of different forms! When you bite into a wafer you can see all the layers and it does look very tempting. The chocolates all merge together very well creating a lovely melt in your mouth sensation! Although it is small, it is perfectly formed and provides just the right amount of chocolate for a quick fix. Eating two might just prove to be a bit sickly so I am quite happy just sticking to one!

            The main ingredients are: Milk Chocolate (44%)[Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Butter Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Natural Vanilla Flavouring], Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Milk Protein, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder. I can't see any mention of traces of nut but it's always best to check the packaging carefully if you are a sufferer.

            In Sainsbury's, a pack of nine costs £1.29 which I think is pretty good value.

            The Penguin wafer bar does make a tasty little snack for adults and children alike, and I definitely recommend it.

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              01.08.2009 18:26
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              New product is worth a try if you can find it on offer as it is new

              I found these in Sainsburies on the offer aisle for £1 for a pack of 9 last week. They are a new product from McVities who bring us Penguin biscuits and Penguin mini rolls (oh yes I hear you shout). I think they will be sold for around £1.39 full price for 9 quite small 2.5 inch x just under an inch bars.

              They are "Penguin triple chocolate wafer bars with added calcium" (from the front of the label) or to give it another description (also from the label) "Milk chocolate covered Chocolate Flavoured Wafer Bar filled with Chocolate Cream".

              They have more of a chocolatey taste than value range Chocolate Wafers and other wafer brands such as the Blue Riband wafer biscuits. This makes them unboubtedly a McVities Penguin product. In true Penguin bar style, you also get a joke on the wrapper. But they don't appear to have anything on the wrappers to promote the WWF and McVities Penguin collaboration or the Penguin supporters pack (you need a wrapper plus £5.99 to get a Penguin pack to support penguins in the antarctic- see McVities website) which is disappointing.

              I would recommend this product (keep it in the fridge for maximum taste- although this is always controversial... try it before you discount it) and I hope it isn't a limited edition new product trial as lots of things which suddenly appear quite unannounced on the market are.

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              29.07.2009 20:32
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              A more premium flavoured and tasting blue riband

              I am a very fussy eater and am very weary of what I put in my mouth that is until we come to try anything sweet or chocolately then I am game for anything. I generally come across new products either through TV advertising or in store promotions, as I am a sucker for a bargain, so when I saw the end of aisle half price penguin promotions in Tesco I picked these up. They cost 60p for a pack of 9 bars which I thought was good value (I would presume they RRP at £1.20 as this was a half price promo).

              Each wafer is individually wrapped in the traditional blue and red packaging each one with a penguin on the front and a joke on the back (I can never resist reading these). They are about as long as a penguin (8cm) but about half the width (2cm).

              After first bite I realised I had tried something similar to these before - The Blue Riband. It is similar in taste to the blue riband with a smooth chocolate cream sandwiched between wafers and then covered in chocolate. I have never been a fan of the blue riband as it is quite a dry boring biscuit however I found this product to be much creamier with only a hint of the wafer inside. I must say that it was an enjoyable experience and personally more favourable than the blue riband. At first look I thought the bars seemed quite small but after eating one I realised it was just enough as I think if I had anymore I would start feeling a bit sick from the chocolate overload!

              Each bar contains only 93 kcals but that is because it is only 17.2g. It also has a massive 5.5g of fat! However they claim to have added calcium, which means they must be good for you - right?!

              Allergy Info - contains milk, Soya and gluten and is produced in a factory handling nuts.

              I would recommend these bars especially if they were on offer. Would I buy them at full price? Probably not.

              Overall a nice bite sized snack oozing chocolate creaminess and under 100kcals. A creamier premium Blue Riband.

              3/5 for me tasty but not my favourite and too expensive for me personally at full price.

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