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You may have realised from some of my previous reviews that I do have quite a sweet tooth and do indulge in chocolate quite frequently. My chocolate bar of choice today was a Cadbury's starbar which is quite similar to a boost bar but has a peanut flavoured centre.
I purchased my star bar from a shop called B&M which is a discount store at a cost of £0.39 which I thought was good value for a single bar of chocolate.
The starbar consists of a smooth peanut flavoured centre which has pieces of chopped peanut distributed through it, the centre is covered caramel and then in chocolate.
The starbar comes packaged in a yellow/orange plastic wrapper which has jagged edges at both ends which easily allows you to tear it open. The wrapper has pictures of peanuts on the front and the slogan 'a chewy cosmos of peanuts and caramel' it also details all the products information including ingredients listings, nutritional information, storage instructions and allergy advice.
As you can imagine from the description this is not the healthiest of options with each 49g bar containing the following nutritional information:
Calories - 250 kcal
Protein - 4.9g
Carbohydrate - 25.0g
Fat - 14.1g
The taste and the texture of the starbar is lovely, with the combination of the smooth, creamy cadbury's milk chocolate, the slightly chewy caramel and the soft peanut paste with crunchy peanut pieces. There is also a slightly salty taste from the peanuts which works well against the sweetness of the chocolate and caramel. These bars to me are just delicious and I also quite enjoy them after they have been chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours as it sets the caramel and makes the bar more chewy.
Overall this is another fab chocolate bar from Cadbury's and certainly a favourite of mine. I will continue to purchase these and would certainly recommend anyone to try them.
At the moment, I have a slight addiction to Cadbury's Star Bars.
I remember these being out when I was a kid in the early 1990s. I don't know if they were suddenly brought back a few years ago like the Wispa was, but they seem to have reappeared again and you can get them in most shops (where I live, anyway). A lot of people seem not have heard of them, or else have never tried them, and they are missing out!
I'm not a big fan of most chocolate bars. I dislike bars like Mars Bars and Snickers and normally it's only a Dime or Crunchie that will tempt me into buying one. Until I rediscovered Star Bars that is.
They come in a bright orange and yellow wrapper with the name on in white, and the Cadbury's logo. The wrapper looks a bit cheesy and retro - but who cares. It certainly stands out.
Inside, the bar is substantial and chunky-looking. The chocolate coating is fairly thick, and breaks nicely when you bite into it. Under the chocolate is a mixture of slightly hard caramel and crunchy peanut. There are large chunks of peanut, but also ground peanut in the caramel. It is sweet (some may find it too sweet... if so, why did you buy something with chocolate AND caramel?!) and very, very chewy indeed. The chewiness is my favourite thing as you can really savour the taste while chewing, and it means you don't scoff the entire bar down too quickly. It tastes great with a hot mug of tea as the chocolate melts into the caramel and peanut. I WANT ONE NOW.
I was reluctant to find out the calorie and saturated fat content but here it is (*deep breath*) - 270kcal and 8.5g saturated fat.
Ouch. Best not to eat them all the time, but when they're this delicious, that's very tough.
I wish they weren't so nice. I could stop buying them then. Everyone else should buy them instead so that supplies run out and I am forced to eat something else instead!
These cost around 58p.
Thanks for reading.
I would never in my life seek out to buy this chocolate bar, as its just something I've never really been attracted to or seen or heard much about, but I was given one by a colleague as there was some left over from a corporate social event we held. I was told it was her favourite chocolate bar, so as a choccy fan, I was naturally intrigued!
The wrapper is quite child-like in bright yellow colour, with the word Star Bar written in superhero/space adventure style font. The catchphrase on the bar is 'A chewy cosmos of peanuts and caramel'. I like caramel, I like peanuts. Sounds good right?
This bar is in one whole piece rather than in multiple 'sharing' pieces which is good, as I always feel obliged to share when it's like that (damn you, Bueno!), so you can have it all to yourself. Inside the wrapping, it's quite a boring looking bar, slightly round in shape, with not too much style or character, but hey, we'll let the taste decide!
This bar is indeed very chewy, and there is something a little galactic about it, as you chew and have the ever so slight sensation of popping in your mouth (I have no idea how!), and it's a more smoother amalgamation of filling than what you would get in something like a Snickers bar.
Being Cadburys, the taste of the bar is nice and enjoyable. Now the real question is, would I buy it voluntarily? The answer, unfortunately my little starry friend, is no. although I enjoyed eating you and devoured you completely (you can't waste chocolate now can you), I found you a bit too chewy for my liking, and I would much prefer to buy a Snickers bar if I wanted a peanutty chocolate fix. Having said that, its quite nice tasting so depends on your preference...
Price: around 55p, available most newsagents and supermarkets.
Starbar is another delicous creation by Cadburys. It has a chocolate coating with the centre oozing with chewy caramel and explosions of peanuts. These are a frequent purchase when im chocolate hunting.
There are 260 calories in the whole bar which isnt the healthiest chocolate bar but is not one of the worst either it is also by far one of the tastiest. It weighs 56g, so just the right size for a snack. It has a yellow and orange wrapper, which is bright and eye catching. Going across it says 'Starbar' which is in blue and and has a golden outline going around it, extremely attractive to the eye and clear to read. On the wrapper it also says made by Cadburys Ireland for Cadburys Limited.
This chocolate reminds me of the Cadburys boost bar which I love.As you crunch through the thick smooth chocolate you dive into chewy caramel and crunchy peanuts.The combination of textures and tastes is mind blowing. The balance of nuts caramel and chocolate is just perfect.
You can find these in supermarkets and shops all over the country. They cost around 45p-50p, which is a bargain. They taste like a high quality chocolate that would cost you a fotune in a chocolate shop like thorntons or hotel chocolate. If you go into petrol stations then they will cost abit more,which is to be expected, but they are well worth the money.
Yet again cadburys delivers a utterly delicious taste sensation!
Start bar is a chocolate bar produced by Cadburys which consists of chocolate, peanuts and caramel. I have only started eating these recently but keep coming back for more.
It somes a bright yellow packaging with a tint of orange/pink. The word 'Star Bar' is written broadly across the packaging which is in a dark blue font and has a gold out line around it.
Its weight is 53g and has 260 calories per bar. One thing it does say on the wrapper is 'Made by Cadburys Ireland for Cadburys Limited'. This means that the Star Bar is produced in Ireland and brought into England which I didnt knoe until reading the packaging just now.
You can find a star bar in most newsagents across the country. They normally cost around 50p although some places may charge alot more and some may charge less.
I think this is Cadburys version of the Nestle Snickers but both of them have a different kind of taste. This is probally similar to Cadburys boost but without the added extra enegry.
If you love eating chocolate then you would love this bar. Try one today, you will love it.
Now here's a bar with an interesting history. Cadbury's Star Bar might almost be called the bar - and brand - that wouldn't die, it or something very similar having spent periods of its existence as, variously, Nudge, Nunch, and Boost Peanut, as well as being called Moro Peanut in Ireland (despite the fact that the British Star Bar is *made* in Ireland!) and Wunderbar in both Germany and Canada. Until a few years ago, it was notably difficult to find in the shops, but these days it always seems to be in stock in my local Co-op for around 48p. You still never see it advertised on TV, though.
The wrapper is highly distinctive, and is a far cry from the understated elegance of the mostly (and, thanks to advertising laws, necessarily) adult-orientated bars of today. It's a blazing orange-yellow, with the bar's name printed in bold capitals in a typeface strongly reminiscent of the Star Trek era of TV science-fiction programmes. Oh, and there's a star, of course. Yes, it's all very obvious, but I think the cheerful, retro look works extremely well. It also helps that Cadbury have resisted the temptation to splash purple everywhere.
On the wrapper you can find the Star Bar catchphrase: "Shot through with peanuts and caramel". It's not entirely clear what "shot through" actually *means*, but if you're looking for any sort of deep meaning then this bar is not the one for you. This is a vegetarian bar, but - rather obviously - is not suitable for those who cannot eat nuts or milk. The bar weighs 53 grams, which is quite generous, and provides 260 kcal of energy, which is also quite high. This is not a bar for dieters, unless you're using it to replace a six-course banquet!
Undo the wrapper, and the smell that hits you is not bad at all: the chocolate covering is not true Dairy Milk, as evidenced by its 14% milk solids content (Dairy Milk has 20% milk solids), but nevertheless there's an enticing smell of sweetness mixing with the nuttiness. It gets better, though: the chewiness of this bar is wonderful, with plenty of resistance from the nicely thick caramel but not so much as to make you fear for the future of your fillings. The peanuts are of good consistency too, but it really is the caramel that shines here. The chocolate itself, as mentioned, is not quite up to Dairy Milk creaminess, but it's a pretty solid effort and the layering (especially on the top) is satisfyingly thick.
The Star Bar is about the closest approach in existence to a Snickers bar with Cadbury chocolate, which would be one almighty combination, and though it's not *quite* as filling as a Snickers bar I do think it's the better bar. The way in which Cadbury have balanced the taste of chocolate, caramel and peanuts is highly successful, and it remains a mystery why the Star Bar is still treated with something approaching disdain by the company management. Go out and prove them wrong!
Before last week it's been so long since I've eaten a Star Bar. I used to see them all the time up at the shops and then no sooner have I decided that I'll go out and buy one, they disappear. Thankfully my local off license stock them so even though they are at a higher price, I am willing to hand over my money for a bar which is quickly becoming one of my favourites.
The actual packaging does look a little outdated but then it is a 1970s bar. It is a bright orange/yellow colour so it does stand out from the rest of the chocolate bars. I've done a little bit of looking about and discovered that the reason as to why it's still being produced is because it appareantly has a small fan base and a website. Dedicated to the chocolate bar it sells the bars in bulk amounts. Minimum spendage of 3 bars for £1.65!
There is the usual nutritional information on the back, however it is all in small print and I found it not all that easy to read. Although I do have terrible eye sight so maybe thats another factor!
Despite the fact that it contains soft caramel and lots of peanuts the bar is very smooth and solid looking. Unlike other chocolate brands which tend to be very textured in appearance. It also has a slightly cylinder shape to it.
Once you bite into it you realise that you get your moneys worth concerning what's inside. The caramel is sweet but not sickly and is soft without being too runny that it goes everywhere. The peanuts give it an extra bite and makes it a bit more chewy. They don't leave a bitter taste in your mouth afterwards either and they combine with the caramel flavour nicely, giving you a good combination of milk chocolate and sweet tastes.
I find these quite morish but I am able to restrain myself from buying more than one at a time. They do not have a taste which would make you feel sickly if you digest too many either. Although they do have a very sweet flavour it isn't too much.
They are bigger than other chocolate bars which are more well known so you do get more for your money. I don't think the manufacturers are trying to rip you off by decreasing the size then highering the price. I buy mine for 47p which isn't so bad.
Overall, you may have caught on, that I really like them. They aren't available in many shops which I've come across although I can't see why. They do have a high fat content but if you eat everything in moderation then I don't see what the problem is. A bar that everyone, aside from those with nut allergies, should try!
The Starbar was something I'd not tried until recently and I won't be trying it again any time soon, however I can say I did try it. It's obviously the Cadbury answer to the Snickers bar which sees a chocolate coated peanut and toffee bar stuck on the shelf in a garage. The wrapper unlike Snickers' is bright and colourful and stands out brilliantly on the shelf, unlike the rather boring brown of Snickers. The wrapper has Blue, Red and Orange and really is the sort of eye catching wrapper that would catch the kids eyes as they walked past it on in the shop.
Looking at the actual bar it's a sort of semi circular bar about 4 inches long and covered in the always lovely Cadbury's chocolate (which personally I prefer to most of the other major brands of chocolate) covering a toffee and peanut filling. Sounds familiar doesn't it? Sounds nice, doesn't it?
After biting into it and taking a mouthful I realised a few things about the bar, the most obvious of which was that it was crunchy, much more so than the Snicker's I'd had ever dreamed of being. As unlike Snickers which has a few peanuts this has a full layer of them on top of the bottom layer of chocolate, packed in like sardines. Then you get hit by a layer of nougat like toffee above the nuts and then another layer of chocolate. Still sounds lovely doesn't it?
Well the problem is that it's too packed to truly enjoy, yes it's lovely to have a lot of nuts there and toffee, however it's too happy to take a leaf from Double Decker bars which seem just about able to be the right size. This manages to over do it and becomes too filling, and with salty nuts this is a huge problem as it makes me overly thirsty and quite sick. Sadly this seems like the child of Snickers and Double Deckers which should be pretty amazing in all honesty, but proves that when you take two good things and put them together it doesn't guarantee an amazing result. At 53g the bar is large despite it looking quite small, it just seems like it's been compressed so that it looks a lot smaller than it should be. My mouthful was all I could manage, the need for a drink and a rather full feeling was a bizarre combination from a single bite of a chocolate bar (even if it was a large bite). The bar is just too big (in weight) for it's own good, they could have made it 36g or so, not compressed it and it would have been a wonderful bar. However with so many peanuts per square inch it's just too much to take in.
Of course some people will adore the cross of Snickers and Double Deckers, but sadly this isn't for me. If I want something filling I'll have a Double Decker, if I want a nutty bar I'll have a Kinder Bueno (with a much nicer Hazelnut taste). If I want to feel inadequate and defeated by a chocolate bar then this is one I will challenge again. This is one that seems like it's only for the obese or those who feel like they are starving.
For those who look closely at your bars this contains:
Vegetable Fats, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Whey, Soya and Peanuts, however it is fine for vegetarians.
As well as the following E numbers:
260 Calories (13% RDA, and just 6 less than a bottle of Lucozade Energy)
Overall I feel the bar tries to out Snicker the Snickers bar, but it manages to out do me and leave me thirsty. A great idea badly done.
I have read so many reviews on the Star Bar that I just had to try one. To be completely honest I hadn't even realised it was made by Cadbury's despite the fact that I have spotted the bar numerous times in the shops, this is down to the fact that the packaging of the bar is so different to any other bar made by the Birmingham chocolate giants.
I must say, I'm impressed although I can't see me eating many of these as I did find the overall experience of the bar rather too sweet and sickly for my liking.
As my title says, isn't a Star Bar just the old Peanut Boost? It seems to be exactly the same to me, right down to the delicious crumbly chocolate housed inside the smoother milk chocolate casing.
The Star Bar is a long chocolate bar which appears to be made of solid chocolate until you bite into it, then you'll quickly realise that the inside is crammed full of peanuts and the crumbly sugary chocolate centre I mentioned above. There are far more peanuts than I thought there would be and they are all of extremely high quality, sweet and slightly oily they compliment the smooth chocolate perfectly with their vaguely crunchy texture.
The crumbly chocolate is hard to describe. It really is just like that found in a Boost bar and put me in mind of hot chocolate which has been mixed with sugar and then allowed to set a little before being separated into a softer powder and then slightly set again! Does that make sense? Probably not, although I'm afraid that is the best I can do so perhaps you should just buy yourself a Star Bar and see what I mean!
The flavours all compliment one another beautifully; the smooth Cadbury's chocolate coating is creamy and sweet while the peanuts and chocolate in the centre add some interest to the texture of the bar. The crumbliness of the centre makes it feel as though you're eating a much more upmarket chocolate bar that its price tag of 49p would suggest and afterwards I found my craving for chocolate and sweet foods was completely satisfied.
But it's so sickly! After I'd eaten three quarters of the Star Bar I realised I couldn't manage much more as I suddenly became overwhelmed by the sugary flavour of it, of course I battled on and finished the bar but I was left feeling uncomfortably full for quite a while afterwards due to the heavy nature of this particular chocolate bar.
Unfortunately I threw my wrapper away so don't have ingredients or nutritional details, although a quick look online informs me that the 53g Star Bar contains 260 calories and almost 15g of fat - presumably this is down to the peanut content, although I'm glad I won't be eating many of these bars with a fat content like that!
I love nothing more than a bar of chocolate, on a health kick or not! Today coming out of the gym I felt in a really naughty mood so decided to treat myself to a bar of chocolate in my local Sainsbury's on the way home! This was one I've actually never tried before and that's why I ended up buying it!
Bright yellow long plastic wrapper with purple writing on it telling me it is Cadbury's Starbar which has peanuts and Caramel in it. On the back of the wrapper ingredients and allergy advice is given as is nutritional information, contact details for Cadbury's are listed and finally the recycle symbol, size (53g) the Vegetarian symbol and bar-code are shown. It's a nice enough, easy to tear open wrapper and it's informative enough.
I don't know why the thought of eating this choccy bar didn't fill me with glee but I simply loved it! When you rip open the wrapper you are met with a rather large bar of milk chocolate that is smooth but rippled slightly to the top of it.
So bite into it your are met with a delicious amount of nicely sweet and creamy chocolate and then a crunchy peanut bar really. The nuts taste roasted, sweet and are in little pieces rather than whole nuts and then you get a really decent amount of very moist, slightly chewy caramel that is stretchy but not messy to eat. Alot of people who who have written reviews on this bar of chocolate describe it as a peanut butter tasting bar. To me it isn't that though. It really is a mixture taste wise of peanuts and caramel, as separate flavours until you chew with a mix of cereal products.
This is a superb and filling bar of chocolate that is robust to handle, doesn't melt too quick at all where it shouldn't but melts in the mouth beautifully! Lovely!
Contains: Peanuts, milk, cereals, (wheat, malt, barley).
May Contain: Other nuts, soya.
Nutritional Information Per 53g Bar....
Energy: 270 Kcal
I paid 49p for my bar.
After shopping at Tescos today and purchasing petrol, my eyes moved towards the confectionary display and a bar that I have never tried before, Cadburys Star Bar. I have never seen this product advertised before so I thought I would give it a whirl.
What is it? The main panel describes the Star Bar being "shot through with Peanuts and Caramel". This is more simply described on the reverse as being "milk chocolate with caramel and peanut centre".
Packaging: The wrapper is a red and gold colour, with the Star Bar logo in big bold blue letters next to a golden star. The ingredients and nutritional information are listed on the reverse panel. The weight of the bar is 53g.
Appearance: The bar itself resembles a Cadburys Boost, with a ridged appearance on top and small ingrained squares at the bottom of the bar. The bar looks quite a bit smaller than the overall size of the wrapper.
Smell: The subtle Cadburys chocolate smell is instanty reconigisable when you open up the wrapper.
Taste: The taste is excellent and is not what I was expecting. Inside the outer chocolate coating there is a layer of caramel, with a peanut based centre. The peanut taste is quite noticable and blends well with the chocolate and the caramel. The only slight drawback is that the peanut and the caramel sticks to your teeth so beware!
Healthy?: Each bar contains 270 calories (13.5% of your GDA), 22.7 sugars (25.1% of your GDA), 15.4 g fat (22% GDA), 8.5g Saturates (42.5% GDA), 0.18g Salt (3% GDA). So all in all, this bar is not particularly healthy particularly on the saturated fat front. It is a good job that this is not a king size bar!
Overall: The Star Bar is a nice change from some of the other normal types of chocolate I buy (e.g. Twix) and is very tasty and goes well with a cup of tea. Watch out for the bar sticking to your teeth though!
I am a huge fan of cadburys products, I really enjoy dairy milk and I think that no other brand comes close to cadburys. I think they wave a little bit of magic over everything they do and that even extends to the lesser known star bar.
I onyl tried this bar very recently. I just dont see it in as many shops as the usual twirl and flake etc, so sub conciously I presumed it was not as good. I ended up purchasing it when nearly everything else had sold out, and Im really pleased I gave it a go.
Star bar comes in bright yellow and red packaging, not like the usual Cadburys traditional purple that they splash over everything. It has stars on the front and star bar written in large letters across the front. As far as I know this bar only comes in the small lunch box size, costing around 45p.
The packaging is easy to tear off and remove without destroying the chocolate bar inside. I am not sure if it is recyclable or not. The chocolate bar inside is long and thin and cyclindrical shaped. The bar is coated in cadburys chocolate, which of course is amazing. Inside the chocolate outer edge is a mixture of caramle and crushed peanuts. It sounds like a very wierd combination. I would never have thought it would taste good but it really does taste amazing. The peanuts are crushed really small, so they are subtle in texture, but the taste genuinely applies to every bite. The caramel compliments the nuts as it makes it softer and creamy, yet is not too sickly.
The star bar is an amazing combination of sweet and savory wrapped in famous cadburys chocolate. Every bite is enjoyable, but, now for the downside. Dont be fooled, its also full of calories!
As a self confessed chocoholic, and I have the waistline to prove it, there is one chocolate bar I can heartily recommend and that is the Cadbury Star Bar. Described by the manufacturers as "milk chocolate with a caramel and peanut centre" it really is a product that offers something different to the confectionery market.
Priced at 46p, the 53g bar comes in a simple orange and red wrapper with "Star Bar" printed in large purple lettering - nothing pretentious or fancy.
The chocolate bar itself comprises a buttery ground peanut core which is surrounded by a thin layer of sweet chewy caramel, smothered in an outer covering of creamy Cadbury milk chocolate.
If you enjoy chocolate bars and are partial to the taste of peanut butter, then this is the product for you. The Star Bar is absolutely delicious. However, as is the norm with all things that taste good, there is a hefty price to pay in the calorie department. Each bar contains a whopping 260kcal of which 14.8g is fat - not recommended for people on a diet. I personally am thankful that Star Bars are not sold in multi-packs because by now I am sure I would be sporting a figure not dissimilar to Jabba The Hutt.
Apart from the nutritional breakdown, another fly in the proverbial ointment with Star Bar is the fact that it is not universally available. There are not that many newsagents and supermarkets that stock this chocolate bar as standard. When I enquired about this at my local McColls newsagent, I was informed that they didn't stock Star Bar because there was no demand for it; which was a silly response in light of the fact I was standing there in the shop asking for one! I'm sure demand would be greater if the marketing team at Cadbury were to get their collective finger out and promote it more because it is a great tasting, relatively unique product that should easily hold its own in the marketplace.
If you are looking for a satisfying, filling, tasty sweet treat, look no further than Star Bar. A word of warning, though - they get a bit sickly after the first half a dozen!
Caramel, peanuts, chocolate. So simple yet so tasty.
I remember stumbling across a Star Bar for the first time as a youngster whilst I was looking to purchase the long since discontinued, and almost identical, Peanut Boost bar.
Star Bars come in a not particularly inspiring yellow wrapper and will cost you in the region of 45 to 65 pence. It is also not as well stocked as some of the more traditional favourite chocolate bars like Snickers or Mars Bar, it is not uncommon for me to look for a Star Bar in a newsagents or supermarket only to be disappointed.
The taste of these things is incredible, they are so rich and moreish yet at the same time I have been told by some people that it is too sickly for them to finish.
You bite through a quite thick layer of chocolate, then you hit almost sickly sweet caramel, then in come the crunchy and satisfying roasted peanuts and then some kind of chewy nougat.
Careful though, cos just like hot pizza, the caramel is gonna stretch out by about 12 inches if you are not careful.
I tend not to buy more than one of these at a time now as I can't trust myself and know I would just chomp my way through them like a madman, however many of them I buy.
This really is a guilty pleasure.
Each 53.5g bar contains 260 calories and 14.8g of fat.
When you think about it, upon walking in to a well-stocked newsagents, we should really feel quite overwhelmed at the sheer variety of options available at the chocolate counter. There's chocolate chocolate, biscuit chocolate, caramel chocolate, nougat chocolate, nutty chocolate... all in various combinations. And yet most of us can walk in and make our choices in a matter of seconds.
The problem for me is that I just can't do this. If I'm buying chocolate, I won't necessarily pick up an old favourite with an instant decision - instead, I stand there, looking over and over everything until I eventually decide (after much deliberation) on my final choice.
And my choice today? A Starbar of course!
The Starbar on the outside looks a bit like a Boost, with a chocolate covered log-type appearance. The packaging is attractive and brightly coloured yellow/orange with blue text. The bar itself is a reasonable size, again probably around the same as a Boost.
Inside, however, the Starbar is very different. You encounter chewy caramel and peanuts, coated in a thin layer of chocolate - and it's actually very very nice. The peanuts are very tasty, perhaps more so than a Snickers, with a kind of sweet/savoury tanginess to them. The caramel and chocolate is delicious and the texture is chewy but not too much so - soft enough to eat without a problem!
The only downside here - and the one offputting thing about the Starbar - is that with soft chewiness comes super-stickiness! This is not a bar that can be eaten in a hurry, as you will find bits of nut and caramel stuck to your teeth and to the roof of your mouth!
Overall, a very tasty and also quite unique chocolate bar. If you've got the time to enjoy it, I highly recommend.