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      20.02.2014 18:19
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      Inexpensive bars for a quick snack but not as flavoursome as some more expensive ones.

      ===Now in Tesco Everyday Value packaging which is cream with purple writing and images===


      ===The Product===

      Tesco Everyday Value Caramel Wafers.
      3 layers of wafer covered in milk chocolate.
      Individually wrapped bars are 1 x 3.75 inches - rippled chocolate on the top and sides and a smooth base.
      Pack contains five individual bars each being 17.8 grams.
      Each bar contains 90 calories and 8 grams of sugar.
      Contains no artificial preservatives, colours, flavours or hydrogenated fats.
      'Now with 10% more chocolate.'
      Cream wrappers with purple writing and an image of the bars on the front. Bars inside are individually wrapped in cream paper with the purple writing and the 'Everyday Value' branding of images of mugs and teapots etc.
      Long shelf life - mine was until August 2014.
      Contains milk, wheat, gluten and soya.
      Suitable for Vegetarians.
      Produced in the UK for Tesco.



      ===Cost===

      40p for a pack of five.



      ===My Opinion===

      I have not tried these bars before and do not regularly buy chocolate or biscuit bars but when I found these online for just 40p for five small bars I thought they were worth a try.

      The packaging is now different to the image above as Tesco have re-branded their 'Value' items and done away with the red, white and blue wrappers and now these bars come with cream and purple packaging - but it still looks and is easily identifiable as being the 'Value range.

      The bars are wrapped in packs of five and inside are also individually wrapped for carrying with you or lunch boxes etc.

      They are quite small but for the price you could not expect any more really.

      These have quite a thick layer of milk chocolate covering (47%) and this must be because of the extra 10% of chocolate which is highlighted on the packet.

      The wafer inside comes in three layers with a caramel layer sandwiching them together. the chocolate covering is good and thick and quite sweet.

      When bitten into the centre layers are quite chewing to pull apart - evidently the toffee like caramel filing - but this is a very thin layer and the taste of it is not really noticeable. The wafers are good and crisp as you would expect.

      These are reasonably decent wafer bars - quite all right to eat - they do not taste too cheap or look too bad when out of the wrappers. Nothing especially to distinguish it though and although sweet it does not really have any discernible special caramel flavours.

      Possibly I am being too critical as I think you have less expectations when buying a 'Value' product and I also tend to be more sceptical and critical of these products.

      I often do buy the Everyday Value products - some are really good and others not quite so good.

      These biscuits are quite edible and with no problems - and for 8p each you cannot grumble at all. They would be fine for children to eat - as they often wolf down bars like this without even tasting them.

      The bars do not have any artificial additives so they are not as bad as some bars on sale.

      Not something you would really say you loved or craved to have more of - but a cheap sugar fix if you want something small and sweet and inexpensive.



      ===Star Rating===

      4 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.tesco.com



      ===Ingredients===

      Milk Chocolate (47%), Caramel (34%), Wheat Flour, Soya Flour, Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Salt, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Cornflour, Milk Chocolate contains: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Milk Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Natural Flavouring, Caramel contains: Invert Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Fat, Condensed Milk, Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Salt, Milk Chocolate contains: Cocoa solids 20% minimum, Milk solids 20% minimum.

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        08.02.2012 20:18
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        wouldn't recommend, there are better value chocolate biscuits out there

        Packaged in the usual tesco value style of blue, white and red with very little fuss these caramel wafers come in a pack of 5. Inside the outer packet the wafers are individual packaged to keep them fresh. There are 80 calories per wafer (which is pretty reasonable) and cost about 40p in tescos.

        The wafers are pretty self explanatory, chocolate coated wafer bar with caramel and are around 4" in length. I haven't bought these wafers in a while and I used to really like them, but unfortunately they seem to have seriously gone down hill since the last time I got them.

        The chocolate is tasty enough, but it is the "caramel" that lets them down, there doesn't seem to be anything caramelly about them! Under the chocolate layer there are layers of wafer biscuit and I assume what is meant to be caramel sandwiched between them, I really don't get any hint of caramel... when I bite the biscuit it tends to just snap in my mouth as opposed to being a bit chewy like I'd expect when there is caramel in there.

        I guess you do just get what you pay for and if I want a decent caramel wafer then I should pay I bit more go for tunnocks which I know are delish!

        At only 40p its not like I've wasted a lot of cash on them and its not like they are inedible, but I will not be buying them again

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        29.03.2010 18:03
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        If you have the money, buy Tunnock's; if you don't, these will keep you going

        I am quite a big fan of caramel wafers, and in general I stick to the classic Tunnock's brand, but sometimes the pressures of the wallet have to take precedence and under such circumstances I am forced to look at cheaper alternatives. About as cheap as you're likely to get, in this as in so many other cases, is the Tesco Value brand: it's really rather difficult to argue with a five-pack for just 42p, which is about half the price of a *four*-pack of Tunnock's finest wafers. I believe they used to be 47p, so they're even cheaper than they used to be!

        As you would expect from a Tesco Value product, the packaging is pretty dull and boring: it's mostly white with the odd splash of blue and red, although the front does bear a photo of some of the wafers themselves and manages not to make them look too unattractive. The inner wrappings (ie those around each individual bar) are even less thrilling, with the decoration consisting of little more than a blue band with "Caramel Wafer" written on it in white. Excitement indeed.

        Tesco are known for their refusal to join in the "traffic light" at-a-glance nutrition wheel scheme that other supermarkets (Sainsbury's, for one) subscribe to, but the nutrition information here is still perfectly clear; this is a case where the lack of jazzy packaging probably helps somewhat. Each bar is a measly 17 grams in weight, but that does mean that one will provide just 80 kcal, and even the sugar (7.9 g) and fat (3.3 g) figures aren't too high. The bars are veggie, but do contain milk, soya, wheat and gluten. And they're made in the UK - hurrah!

        The inner wrapper is a bit fiddly to remove, but once you've cleared that little hurdle the bar inside doesn't look too bad: slightly rippled (and yes, it does have a flat underside, for those who remember the old Boost slogan) and smelling okay as well, if not quite leading to instant and uncontrollable mouth-watering. That may be a good thing, mind. The ingredients list mentions that the chocolate is 20% cocoa and 20% milk; those are the same proportions as Cadbury Dairy Milk, but I don't think you can really expect to get that sort of quality of chocolate here!

        Biting into the bar, the texture is surprisingly good, with a nice chewy feel giving your teeth just the right amount of resistance. There's also a decent, if slightly artificial and overly sweet, honeyish flavour to the caramel; it's only the thinness of, and lack of much flavour in, the chocolate coating itself that really betrays the bar's extreme cheapness. Well, and the small size I suppose, but I can excuse that for this price. Although Tunnock's certainly do it better, these are quite good by Tesco Value standards and worth a look.

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          17.12.2009 13:18
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          A NICE CHEAP BISCUIT

          I have been trying some of the items from the Tesco value range to see if they are any good. A packet of biscuits that I tried the other week was the Tesco Value caramel wafers.

          The packaging is not very nice looking and it is not eye-catching. The packet is a white wrapper with a blue and red Tesco value design on a white back ground and the Tesco value logo. There is a picture of the chocolate biscuits on the background so I can see what they look like.

          There are five biscuits in the pack and this is good value because they cost under 40 pence. The biscuits have their own wrapper each so they are good for packed lunches. I would normally spend about £1 on a packet containing six biscuits so for me it was a good way to save some money on my weekly shop by trying out the Tesco Value brand for a change.

          I like these biscuits and do not think they taste like a value item as they are quite nice. The chocolate wafer biscuits have layers of wafer in them and a layer of caramel too and they are very chewy and taste nice but they are very sweet. I think all caramel wafer biscuits are very sweet though so I am ok with them being so sweet.

          They do not taste to be to cheap and I have found cheap biscuits are really not nice to eat but this is not the case in the Tesco Value chocolate wafers and I think they are tastey especially with a cuppa.

          I have put them out with coffee and have had no complaints from anybody visiting me.

          I have had nicer biscuits than these wafers though but as these value wafers were so cheap I do not mind that they are not the best.

          I would buy them again and I suggest giving them a try as they are very cheap but they taste nice so I am happy with the money I am saving by buying these instead.

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          09.08.2009 18:16
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          This is one of the product to avoid at all cost

          Caramel and wafers, two of my favourite types of food. Like any other type of food product, there were a wide range of different brands and product range.

          I came across the Tesco Value Caramel Wafers, when trying to find a new snack that tasted different from the usual choices. The packaging of the product was very simple with a white background, and a simple photo of the product. It had the Tesco Value label clearly displayed which led me to be a bit sceptical about this product.

          Initially, I decided to purchase them because of their cheap price in comparison to other brands.

          Upon opening the package, the size of the wafers were quite good, not being to small to enjoy. The wafers are less thick than usual and some people might find it hard to enjoy a slightly thinner wafer.

          There is caramel and milk chocolate covering the wafers which does make it look quite appetising. The texture on the top is quite decent with a random pattern involving horizontal strips. In my opinion, this looks better than a plain texture which would make it look very plain.

          The taste itself, is indeed sweet as a whole. If you are a seasoned cameral addict, you would find there is not as much caramel as you would prefer. For occasional eaters, you only get a little taste of the actual caramel.

          Furthermore, the caramel is not too sticky which gets annoying because the wafer starts to stick in your mouth before you chew them.

          I also find it useful and handy that each individual wafer is wrapped individually, which means you would not have to use a container to store them once you have eaten one, and it would also be ideal for travelling and whilst on the move.

          At less than 50 pence for each pack which contains 5 wafers, I feel that it is reasonable for the price, but some might find it less acceptable if they except to be overwhelmed with caramel.

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            26.05.2009 13:29
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            I love Tunnocks Caramel Wafers. I could probably eat a whole 8 pack in 1 sitting, so when I saw these ones from Tesco, I thought they were worth a shot. They may be good, and end up saving me money I thought!

            You get 5 in a pack and they cost a bargain 46p per pack. Compared to the brand named ones, I think this is a good saving.

            So what are these? This is strips of Wafer with caramel mixed through it and a covering of Milk Chocolate all the way through these. The bars are rectangular and quite slim, and about the lenght of a middle finger. The wafer inside had a little bit crispiness to them, but I thought they tasted a bit stale. The were more soft than crisp though. The Caramel inside was enough to taste it, but not overly so. It was kind of sweet, but not sickly sweet. I wasn't that keen on the Chocolate. It didn't taste particularly Milky, and I guess from the price and it being Tesco Value range then it wouldn't have been made with Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate, but it just tasted slightly powdery and pretty cheap. The Chocolate was a thin covering. I would normally say that is a bad thing, but perhaps that was good in this items view!

            Each bar has 115 calories and 4.8g fat, so average for a Chocolate snack bar.

            Packaging wasn't exciting. Each bar was wrapped in an individual wrapper and all the 5 bars were wrapped in an outside wrapper. The outside wrapper was white with some red bits on it. It had the Tesco Value lable on the front, and a picture of the Chocolate bar.

            I ate one of these from the fridge, and at room temperature, as I prefer Tunnocks at room temperature, as the Caramel goes soggier and I find them sweeter and tastier, but these ones I preferred straight from the fridge, and they tasted a little better this way.

            I wouldn't buy these again and I will stick to the brand named ones for this kind of product. It's a shame, as i've found a few Tesco Value things I buy now instead of the brand name, but unfortunately these aren't one of them!

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            25.05.2009 18:58
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            You don't even really get what you pay for..............

            Sadly, this is not one of those Tesco Value products that I find a bargain. The range usually has a few good items, and some of them are indeed in their confectionery range. This product, however, really is for the financially desperate, or for those with shot taste buds who want something a bit sweet and only have 50p in their pockets.

            The packet of 'wafers' is loosely packaged in flimsy plastic film, and this may be one of the reasons that the product is so disappointing. Opening it is easy, and reveals average looking chocolatey wafers. Sadly, this is where 'average' finishes and 'poor' starts, as picking it up and taking a bite immediately leads you to check the use by date to make sure that the soft, lack of crunch wafer bite wasn't a result of a shelf stacker forgetting to take the product off.

            No, well within its date, leading me to wonder and turn the item in my hand, gazing curiously at it to work out exactly what I'm eating. Thin wafer, with a sickly caramel flavour (although weak!) and a thin coating of anaemic looking chocolate. I finished the one I was holding, thinking that maybe it would improve as my taste buds let the flavour evolve in my mouth. This was not to be, though, and I happily offered the rest to my darling wife, who was really thrilled to be offered chocolate, that is, until she, too, tried it, and I realised it wasn't just me that couldn't stomach it.

            The product reminded me visually of the Blue Riband choc bars I used to have when I was a kid, but the taste wasn't the same. I know that the price was low, and at just under 50p for the packet, I do concede that one of these bars may actually cost half of this on its own, were it a different brand with, perhaps, a higher quality. There are 5 bars here, making them under 10p per bar. I suppose this is jus one of those occasions where you really do get what you pay for.

            Nutritionally, it's not too great, either, with one bar/wafer giving you 115 calories, 5g of fat and over 10g of sugar. There are better, similar products on the market that don't cost a whole bomb extra, and that may give you a bit of crunch with your wafer, as you would expect. I suspect that it's the quality of the product inside that combine to make the wafer combo so soggy and unsatisfying, but either way, it's a product I recommend staying clear of, and not worth the money.

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              25.05.2009 12:13
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              It doesn't happen very often, but every now and again, an item of confectionary will find its way into my house that I wish hadn't. This was how I felt on discovering these Tesco Value Caramel Wafers.

              I just looked up the price and found that they're dirt cheap at just 47p for a packet of five bars. So maybe some people will be able to justify buying these for kids or something as kids do tend to have less sophisticated palettes than us adults (who've eaten enough chocolate over the years to know better).

              These wafers are basically caramel flavour wafers like you'd get in ice creams or kit kat bars. Only these are a bit on the soggy side and mostly they're chewy rather than having any crunch to them like a kit kat does. They're covered in a thin layer of cheap milk chocolate to finish them off, that tastes like the cheap stuff you get in the form of snowmen and reindeer at Christmas time in those little bargain nets.

              Eating one of these hurt my teeth and offended my taste buds. It was soggy and chewy, it smelled a bit funny, and I found myself wishing I'd just had a couple of custard creams instead. They're not very good for you either. The packet says that each little bar has 115 calories in it and nearly 5g of fat and nearly 12g of sugar! So it not only tastes awful but is really quite bad for you too.

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                19.04.2009 01:04
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                A nice cheap and cheerful wafer

                I am a bit of a chocoholic and with my wee tea in the afternoon at work I have to have a wee biccie and it HAS to have chocolate on it. Tescos value range of biscuits are, in my opinion, of a high standard and their 5 pack of caramel wafers were no exception.

                ~~Price and Packaging~~

                Contained within Tescos own signature blue and white wrapper. They look cheap, probably because they are very very cheap at 47p per pack. The value pack design make sit easily recognisable as a cheaper brand so should not be too difficult to spot on the shelf.

                ~~Taste, value for money?!~~

                Definitely. They consist of thin wafer strips piled on top of each other draped in chewy caramel and covered in chocolate. They have a lovely milky chocolate taste - they do not necessarily taste cheap although they look it. The caramel is very detectable in some and less noticeable in others which is slightly disappointing, although some wafers do have lashings of it making them very chewy. They are crunchy and chewy at the same time, brilliant combination!

                ~~Nutrition~~

                Not to bad for the waist line!

                Each bar (as stated on clearly on the front of the pack) contains:

                Calories - 80 (4%)
                Sugar - 7.9g (9%)
                Fat - 3.3g (5%)
                Saturates - 2.0g (10%)
                Salt - Trace (<1%)

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                  15.04.2009 21:36
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                  Deffinatley worth it, kind to parents pockets!

                  Ooh I saw these added in the new products section and just had to! One of my all time favourite cheap value range products from Tesco. Now if you've read any of my other reviews I might come across as a bit of a labels snob and I hold my hands up to this. I am fussy when it comes to food, yes.

                  These caramel wafer bars though are just brilliant. You get 5 bars for 47p ( under a third cheaper than the leading brand ) weighing in at (120g) . calorie wise you are looking at 80 calories per wafer , compared to 120 for the leading brand, so not only saving you money here but saving that lovely figure of yours too!

                  My bug as usual in this is the packaging , again if you read my reviews on Tescos value produce you'll know I'm not overly keen on their use of the basic packaging which I think is put there to almost make you buy the slightly more expensive versions which they brand themselves too however they also recognise especially in this current economic climate there is a real need for good low priced alternatives.

                  The wafer itself - OK so yes its not the massive chew you would get from one of the better known branded caramel wafters this I agree with and because of this its gone quite quickly , I've been known to eat two at a time ( blush ), the chocolate on them , again , its not as thick as some of the more expensive products but its pleasant tasteing and its deffinatley quite moorish!

                  What I like about them is they are so cheap I can buy several packets at a time and have them stocked in the cupboard for the kids to take at will without getting annoyed about it. It saves me an absolute fortune a week because I used to buy them treats for after school at the local shop , and three branded chocolates a day certainly mounted up money wise.

                  They have a pleasant taste and I would recommend them with anyone who has sweet toothed little mouths to please in terms of sweetness, texture and price.

                  Well done Tesco, we like this one!

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                    14.04.2009 21:11
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                    They're not foul at least!

                    I love Tunnock's caramel wafers so when I saw this packet of a similar sort of of idea at the price of 47p (for 5!) I thought they were well worth a go! I do like chocolate and I was impressed that they only 80 Calories each so not too bad as a treat for my waistline lol!

                    The Packaging:


                    Large white oblong packet with red, white and blue writing on the top of a photograph of the wafers telling me that they are Tesco 'Value' 5 Caramel Wafers 'Milk Chocolate Coated Wafer Bar', that they have no artificial flavours or colours and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there. On the back all in blue writing I'm given a list of ingredients, allergy advice is given and I'm told they are suitable for vegetarians, nutritional information is listed, I'm told how to store them, I'm told the size, 85g (5x17g) and given the contact details for Tesco.

                    Individually the bars are wrapped in white plastic oblong wrappers and in red and blue writing on each I'm told they are Tesco Value Caramel Wafers and on the back of each one allergy advice is given. It's all very cheap looking, economy packaging but it's taste that counts after all!

                    The Caramel Wafers:

                    Small in size (hence why they are only 80 calories bar), not too thick they really are quite small and oblong. Milk chocolate that isn't too glossy and rather thin is covering cream coloured wafer and you can see a very, very small amount of caramel in 3 layers that is a dark yellow in colour but really it's a really small amount (you have to bite through to see it).

                    Taste wise well they're ok really. Not lovely but the chocolate although probably a cheap milk one is so thin anyway it tastes nice enough and quite sweet. The wafer is slightly moist which gives it a weird consistency. You bite it and expect a crisp crunch and you sort of do and you sort of don't. Mine although very much in date actually felt a bit stale to me and lacked 'body'. The caramel was barely there and all I could really taste was wafer. Not messy to eat, they actually tasted alright but they're nothing special and I couldn't call them a treat as such. Sadly they are just lacking in chocolate and caramel and the wafer is pure odd really! Cheap in cost and cheap in taste, these really are!

                    Nutritional Information:

                    Per Bar:

                    Calories: 80
                    Fat: 3.3g
                    Saturates: 2.0g

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