Product Type: Weetabix Snacks
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Oh No - Who Pinched The Fudge!
Weetabix Alpen Light Chocolate and Fudge
Member Name: angelboouk
Weetabix Alpen Light Chocolate and Fudge
Advantages: nice texture, will appeal to others, fibre content, kept fresh
Disadvantages: I find them bland, price, hardly any fudge
As part of my Slimming World diet, I am allowed one or two Alpen Light bars (for fibre) on a daily basis. I have switched from Special K bars to these bars and whilst the fruity flavoured bars are my favourites, I decided it was about time that I tried out the Chocolate and Fudge flavour.
The Alpen Light range includes a few different flavoured cereal bars. The light bars are high in fibre and are designed to aid a healthy digestion. The chocolate and fudge bar is described as 'prebiotic mixed cereal bar with fudge, plain chocolate and a plain chocolate drizzle'. The cereals that make up this bar include whole wheat, whole oats and rice.
Alpen Light bars are presented in a cardboard box which illustrates delicious pieces of fudge and chocolate. Each bar is foiled wrapped for freshness and is ideal for popping in your handbag for a light snack. Alpen Light bars are 65 calories per bar (says 70 on the front of the box). There is 4.1g of sugar and 0.5g of saturated fat present too.
~Price and Availability~
Expect to pay £1.99 for a box of 6 x 19g Alpen Light bars. They are available from supermarkets. Tesco, Asda and Morrisons often have them on offer at 2 for £3.00.
I only ever buy these when they are on offer and usually tend to stock up. Whilst I'm more likely to prepare a breakfast from scratch, cereal bars are perfect for if I'm in a rush to go out or for taking to my class with me to eat after being weighed. I wasn't too sure about trying this particular flavour to be honest. Whilst I absolutely love chocolate and fudge, I'm funny when it comes to the way chocolate tastes. For example, I love Cadbury chocolate but when it comes to Nestle, I only really like their white chocolate. Anyway, I had nothing really to lose by trying them out.
The bars are quite small so not incredibly filling but they are fine with a piece of fruit or yoghurt. The foil wrapper keeps the bars fresh and they smell oaty with a hint of sweetner when unwrapped. Whilst I am allowed two of these bars, I couldn't eat through two in one sitting as I get bored easily of the flavour. Each bar is a little bit sticky and quite thick. The texture is good - chewy but not too hard. I find this flavour to be a little dry compared to the other fruity flavours. The different flavoured cereals are rolled together tightly and coated in a light syrup which stops the bar from falling apart. A fine drizzle of dark chocolate is visible across the bar. I personally didn't realise that it was dark chocolate when I bought the bars as I'm not keen on dark chocolate.
Taste wise these bars are okay but I didn't get the sweet/chocolate fix and satisfaction that I would have by eating a bar of Dairy Milk. I'm not sure what else to expect for 70 calories though so I cannot grumble too much! I can definitely taste the different cereals in the bar and compared to the likes of Special K, the bar isn't very sweet and is really rather plain. I can mainly taste the chocolate through the bar and it reminds me of cheap baking chocolate rather than a high quality dark chocolate. It isn't too bad but it isn't particularly favourable. I find the fudge pieces (they are supposed to make up 12% of the bar) to be very minimal. They must be tiny pieces and well blended as I can taste a hint of fudge but the pieces add nothing to the texture of the bar.
These are definitely not my favourite flavour of Alpen Light. I find them to be a bit bland so don't think I would buy them again. The chocolate leaves a slight bitter aftertaste in my mouth which I'm not keen on. I'm sure when will like the flavour but the lack of fudge flavour makes them less appealing to me personally. I have used them as part of a Slimming World cheesecake type dessert and they act as a great base. I have finished the box but will stick to the fruity flavours and eat a small, child sized chocolate bar to combat my chocolate cravings.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not my favourite Alpen bars