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I love Kinder chocolate but refuse to pay the extortionate price tag that comes with a Kinder Egg, especially when its the chocolate I am interested in and not the toy (the toys are rubbish these days anyway!) Then I discovered these - little treat sized bars of heavenly goodness.
They are basically a kinder egg but in chocolate bar form. They can be bought seperately for about 20p or in multipacks which normally cost between £1 and £2 depending on where you buy them from. They come individually wrapped in paper foil and consist of 5 small squares of chocolate. The bar itself is the delicious kinder milk chocolate, and inside is the creamy white chocolatey goodness that only Kinder seem to have the recipe to! They are simply heaven in a bar, although they are very sweet and sicky so if your not a fan of that then you probably wont like them.
Overall I would definitely recommend these to anyone who loves kinder chocolate and the kinder egg, they come in perfect little treat sizes too so you dont have to feel too guilty when you have one! Just try and stop yourself from going overboard and munching your way through several bars until you feel sick like I normally do!
I love Kinder- the eggs are an amazing product, but guess what? The whole line of Kinder products are fantastic! These Kinder Mini Treats are also perfect for child or adult. Read on.
Each pack of Kinder Mini Treats comes with 16 individually wrapped mini bars, each wrapped in paper foil. It is great that they are individually wrapped as they'd make perfect little treats for lunchboxes of just breaks in general!
~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
Each minibar is split into five squares, so you can enjoy this milky pleasure bit by bit! Or just chomp it down in one go... Anyway, the milk chocolate exterior surrounds a centre of dreamy creaminess that is absolutely divine, and is perhaps the trademark Kinder formula!
The chocolate itself is slightly too sweet but along with the cream centre tastes fabulous. The whole thing is deliciously smooth and the mix of subtle flavours absolutely gorgeous.
I love eating this as a treat- a square after each finished task... it would also be great to reward children with for good behaviour!
They cost over £1 at most supermarkets,although sometimes they do offers for it for just £1. Alternatively try poundland or the 99p store- if you're lucky you can find this there as well.
I love Kinder products, and this is no exception. The design, size and packaging is family orientated, makign it great for adults and children alike. They are absolutely delicious and the flavours, taste and texture are subtle, smooth and yummy! I would recommend this to anyone who isn't lactose intolerant as you won't regret trying this. Children would love these as a treat, and I really can't think of anyone who would say no to these dreamy treats (again, apart from those allergic, lactose intolerant or diabetic).
A box of 'Kinder Mini Treats' contains sixteen small bars of chocolate, which I suppose is reasonable as it retails at around £1.60. However, I am never going to be satisfied with the quantity of chocolate as I could eat Kinder all day! It says 'Family Pack' on the box, which makes me feels guilty as my kids don't get a look in!
I used to love the Kinder Eggs as a child, the only downfalls were the inclusion of a cheap toy (which simply wasn't necessary), the extortionate pricing (probably due to the toy) and the fact that you just simply don't get enough chocolate to indulge in, as the egg is of course a hollow one! By the late nineties, Kinder Egg consumption in Britain seemed to suffer a certain decline, most likely due to these small faults. This is possibly one of the reasons why the solid bars have been made more widely available across Britain in the last few years...and thank heaven for it!
There's something unique about European chocolate in general, 'Milka' bars for example have that smooth texture and exquisite creamy flavouring that you just don't find in popular British chocolate. Kinder Bars are just as tasty. The milk chocolate outer layer and the thin white chocolate interior ,which is irresistibly light, adds to the unique look and taste of Kinder chocolate. Everytime I go to the supermarket, I can't resist a packet......or three!
Just a quick one though...Kinder EGGS are still in production. Why?
I love kinder chocolate with is perfect combination of white on the inside coated with milk chocolate and used to get the eggs as a treat when I was younger - you know, the ones with the toy inside!
When I was over in France recently I saw a multipack of 16 bars with each bar consisting of 4 chunks of white filling coated in milk chocolate. We bought them and shared them with the family throughout the trip and I missed them when I got home!!
When I was shopping in Lidl for a few bits I came across these treats but in a 6 pack of 6 chunks for just 66p so thought they were great value and snapped them up.
Both the white chocolate creamy fondant centre and the milk chocolate covering on these treats is delicious and I savour each mouth full. I have allowed my son to have the odd square and he seems to thoroughly enjoy this. It is not a regular thing for him as I do not want him to have too much chocolate at his young age, but at around 100 calories for a large 6 chunk bar I would be happier to allow one of these as a treat occasionally when he is older.
So for now, while I can not use my son as an excuse I let myself have one occasionally and they are almost guilt-free with their low calorie count, on my new healthy eating regime! I do need to ditch the sweets though so I will try to avoid these in future!
They taste great kids love them. I do hate the way they market ti kids though!
Okay in moderation - but far too tempting for me!
Kinder is mainly known for the chocolate eggs which contain a toy, they have been around for many many years and are still as popular as ever.
I can across this multi pack on offer for £1 at my local tesco a couple of years back. My daughter was around 1 year old at the time and I was reluctant to let her try any type of sweets but thought we would give these a try.
There are 16 bars in total each individually wrapped. The bars are very tiny but absolutely perfect for little hands, just the right amount of chocolate. Ok so if youre a little bit older than 1, you may need a few of these to satisfy you!
The chocolate bars are milk chocolate but with the white chocolate on the inside - just like the kinder eggs yet thicker, bite size and MUCH better value.
Two years on these are still a firm favourite in our house for child and parent alike. You can still pick these up for around £1 a box at such a bargain price for 16 chocolate bars you just cannot go wrong.
So when I was young, the kinder toys were a very fun time consuming little puzzle to assembly and sticker etc. But now I should have grown out of the little toys (note the SHOULD). Besides which chocolate eggs are not the simplest thing to shove in to a handbag and then eat discreetly
Instead I have decided to graduate on to the snack bars. Which I am actually finding are rather a fab little snack.
They come in multi packs of 16 which are about £1.50. Currently on offer for £1.00 at Tesco!!!
The bars weigh 21g each and have small sections of chocolate. Each bar it divided in to 5. They are literally about 10cm long , 1cm deep and 2cm wide. These are not a big filling chocolate snack. They are literally a quick bite to take the edge off!!! Although you could always eat several of them....
The bars are coloured in the traditional kinder white and orange with blue, black and orange writing. They are very obviously a part of the kinder range. The covering is folded foil packet and has a card layer on top. The box is flimsy card with a window (can be recycled!!!)
The taste of the bar is the most important bit. It is similar to a Kinder egg in having the white and milk chocolate - but I find the taste better!! The milk chocolate is used as a set covering, it is fairly thick, creamy and sweet, it's not strong at all. The most cocoa taste you get is in the after taste. It covered an unset white chocolate mix. It I a bit like praline in consistency and it is noticeable that there is cocoa butter and concentrated butter in the bar, giving the really creamy texture. Personally I find these the best when they have been in the fridge - you really notice the consistency and solidness change.
Kinderschokolade, as it's known to the Germans, is creamy, delicious chocolate. Kinder, although not a hugely popular choice for adult snacks, is a well-established manufacturer with a well-known range of products generally aimed at children.
Kinder is a product of the Italian manufacturer Ferrero, so you'd expect quality products in their range. Kinder was established in 1956, and is probably most notorious for its overpriced surprise egg. Since that, the range has expanded slightly, with Maxi being released to offer the best of their creamy chocolate in a bar.
I think the 'snack bars' that are described for this review are slightly smaller than Kinder Maxi bars, which I am reviewing, but they're the same thing, the only difference being Maxi are slightly larger. Kinder maxi are sold individually as a 21g bar, costing around 24p (Tesco). They're also available in multipacks of 6 individually wrapped bars, which cost 96p usually in Tesco (though they're currently on offer at 72p (07.09). Some stores also sell a 16 multipack, which I believe are slightly smaller than the Maxi snack bars and cost around £1.50, which is a good way of saving a few pennies. Considering they're only small bars, I think the price is probably about average compared to similar snack-sized branded confectionary.
The bars have a plastic wrapped which has foil on the underside for freshness. The wrapper is recognisable by it's trademark orange and white design, and It's easy to open by peeling it off.
Once you've unwrapped your little treat, you can see the smooth chocolate divided into small rectangles. As this is a snack bar, primarily aimed at younger consumers, it's rather small so it wont go far to satisfy your hunger, but it's great for a small chocolate fix.
Kinder products have 'more milk less cocoa' and so their chocolate has a very creamy texture. The outside of the bar is milk chocolate, and the inside is white in colour, describe as a 'deliciously milky filling'.
Each bar contains 117 calories and 7.1g fat, which is about average for a chocolate treat, especially as this tastes rich and creamy.
I don't buy these often, but when I do I eat them slowly and savour the taste. It's a good way to indulge a little in a luxurious chocolate without having to eat a huge sickly sweet bar of chocolate.
As for the texture, it's smooth and soft. It's relatively thin, but there's enough depth to get satisfaction from the creamy filling. The taste is delicious; chocolatey and sweet but not sickly. There's no bitter aftertaste, probably because there's more milk than cocoa, which helps thicken the consistency and make the bar silky to taste.
Overall, Kinder Maxi brings the delicious chocolate you get from a Surprise Egg into one snack-sized bar. It tastes silky smooth and creamy, with a lovely chocolate flavour and feels like a quality chocolate treat. Definitely recommend if you like Kinder chocolate, and definitely recommended if you haven't tasted their chocolate before.
Kinder Mini Treats are a brilliant idea for giving to little ones as a treat. We eat far too much junk as a society in general, and I think it's important to limit the amount of chocolate we give to our kids. We don't want them ending up chocolate monsters like our generation have become after all.
These Kinder Mini Treats cost £1.43 in Tesco for a packet of 16 bars. That works out at 9p per bar which is slightly expensive but still reasonable. These are frequently available on offer at £1 a packet which I think is a much more realistic price for these.
Each little bar is individually wrapped in a foil wrapper that little hands will find extremely easy to get off. Inside, there's a little chocolate bar that's divided up into small sections just the right size for preschoolers and younger children to bite off one at a time.
The chocolate is milky and creamy, with a fluffy, milky centre. I say fluffy, but it's a centre that has a fluffy taste to it with a rather more firm texture in fact. It's a little like they've solidified a mousse in my opinion. I think these taste quite a bit like the traditional Kinder Eggs do actually, so if you like those then I think you'll like these too.
These are very nutritionally appropriate as treats for young kids. There are 70 calories in a bar, 6.6g of carbohydrates, 1.3g of protein and 4.3g of fat. It's important to remember that these bars have a high milk content, so some of that fat is the good sort that very young children need in their diets. That's not to put these across as being healthy mind, I just think it's important to note that these are healthier than a lot of the chocolate bars out there being marketed at youngsters.