“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Toffee „
These haven't been out that long, say about 6 months if that, and the wife made it one of her missions to grab a bag when she was able to track them down, which was a bit harder than I would have thought it would be.
These come in a 150g bag and the right price of these is around £1.60, but when they launched they were on offer for £1, and just now they are on offer for £1 again in Tesco, so again we have a few bags in the house and I grabbed a half eaten bag for to take to work today.
The bag is alright and colourful enough looking. The orange colour is quite bright and there is yellow and brown on this as well with the Toffee Crisp writing in easy view as well.
These are little bits of Chocolate. Just the same idea as Toffee Crisp but not as thick. You get quite a few bits in the pack so the value for money is alright. I would say these are more like a scattering of Puffed Rice wrapped in Caramel which is quite sticky and not too thick. The lot is covered in Nestle Chocolate. You can easily taste all the bits in this and it isn't too sweet and sickly. At least with it being small bits then you can just have a few and leave the rest until later, but I find them easy to eat when the bag is open.
A new twist on an old favourite.
I usually try and stay away from Chocolate and Crisps as much as I can but this week me and Mr Kimbles have been at war all week and last night I just fancied actually needed some Chocolate. And the only thing I could find in the Cupboard was Nestle Toffee Crisp Clusters.
I am not a Nestle Chocolate fan as I don't find it as nice as Cadburys. I do eat Toffee Crisps sometimes though but find I have to be in the mood for them. When I feel like I do at the moment though Chocolate is Chocolate and it will be eaten. So I set off with munching my way through the bag.
Nestle is a brand that has been around for as long as I remember and not only produce confectonary but Coffee and Cereal aswell. In the Confectonary brand though they boast products such as Aero, Milkybar, Yorkie, Kit Kate, Rolo and Smarties. I have tried each on and they are good but to me are not as good as Cadburys.
Well the Clusters come in a stripy yellow and orange 150g bag with the logo in a round circle at the top showing the clusters around the bottom. It also advises you that each quater bag contains -
Calories - 191 (10%)
Sugars - 15.7g (17%)
Fat - 10.1g (14%)
Saturates - 5.8g (29%)
Salt - 0.1g (1%)
The back of the bag is the same orange and yellow strips with pictures of the clusters on again with Nestle advising you they are 'Delicious bit-sized pieces of Chocolate, Crispes and Caramel'. Just below this is the ingredients with the full nutritional information below that again.
It was really easy to open the bag and on the back it has a sticky label which allows you to reseal the bag for freshness if you haven't eaten the full bag. That was not going to be an option last night with me because I was on a mission to eat the whole lot.
The clusters themselves are about the size of a 50p peice and are quite flat. You can see the crispies through the Chocolate on them and they are very appealing. As soon as I popped on into my mouth the Choclate started to melt right away. I found that they were quite chewy though and as my teeth arn't the best I found that chewing them was quite a mission.
The Chocolate itself tastes the same as the Toffee Crisp bars itself. It is quite moreish and I found that I would have eaten the whole bag even if I wasn't in a bad modd already. I found about 100 peices in the bag which certainly satisfied my craving and after eating the whole lot I was feeling quite sick.
I will eat these again but not all at once and at £1.00 in Co-Op the price isn't that bad for me to munch the whole bag at once. And if you are a Toffee Crisp fan I would suggest you try these.
I'm not a big fan of Toffee Crisps it's not normaly the kind of chocolate I would buy, but my boyfriend bought them for me so I thought I might as well try them. I normaly find Toffee crisps really boring to eat, but when I tried these I really enjoyed them !
They are small little clusters about the size of a two pound coin and each small cluster contains a mixtue of crisped rice, a smooth milk chocolate and caramel pieces. They are very nice and tasty light bites. Normaly after I have binged out on lots of chocolate and sweets I find that I feel really full and heavy. With these little clusters I didn't feel really heavy and full after.
They come in a bright orange and yellow striped packet that catches your eye. the bag is 150g, and if your not planning to eat them straight away then I would advise you to store them in a cool and dry place so that they don't melt. The packet that they come in is one of the new designs where you can roll down the bag and stick it down so they stay nice and fresh. A quater of the bag contains 191 calories and 10.1g of fat which seems quite high but when you compare it to other chocolate snacks its not too bad.
Oveall the toffee crisps clusters are a very nice light snack, although I wouldn't advise sharing the pack else they'll be all gone in a second !
I love the toffee crisp bar and was most excited when I saw this variation of it for sale in a bag when I went to the cinema. Despite the extortionate price I just had to try it. The toffee crisp clusters come in a bag, rather than a bar like the original toffee crisps. The bag is tall and orange, similar to the original packaging. It is bright and funky rather than sleek and classy. On the front of the bag is a picture of a cluster.
The bags are plastic and you can rip them open easily to reveal the clusters inside. I am not sure if the bag is recyclable or not. The downside of the bag that I got from the cinema was that it was not resealable. If you do not want to eat them all in one go you risk losing them all over the floor of the car on the way home! Each bag contains about 20 clusters. The clusters inside are un even in appearance and lack no regular shape. They are gatherings of chocolate coated rice crispies with toffee and caramel running through the middle. If you have tasted a toffee crisp bar then these have the same underlying taste, as they have the same mixture of toffee and caramel, just with a different shape.
The clusters have a nice texture. When you first bite in they are a bit crispy, but when you get further inside they become chewy due to the caramel inside. They also have a lovely taste. I love toffee crisp bars and I love these even more as they have all the best bits of toffee crisp and more. Bite sized treats are always better to eat as they have that snacky pick at them feel where you cant stop eating them. The downside to these treats are that they work out worse value for money than the toffee crisp bar, even if you are more sensible than me and dont buy them from the cinema!
I have seen quite a few positive reviews about Toffee Crisp Clusters and since I love Toffee Crisp bars and I love Cadburys Clusters I have been looking out for them so I could try them too. I don't like to think that I am missing out on something so potentially yummy!
I was in Tesco's doing some shopping at the weekend and finally spotted them priced at £1.50 per bag so I treated myself.
The bag of Clusters is bright orange and very eye catching with the same colours and basic design as the Toffee Crisp bars. It has the words Toffee Crisp Clusters written across the front with the Nestle logo above. The wording tells us that these are 'crispy and light crunchy bites'.
There are also the boxes on the bottom right hand corner of the packet giving the basic nutritional information expressed as a percentage of the recommended adult allowance just so that you know what you are getting yourself into!
As with the Cadbury's equivalent there is an element of comedy about the packet - there is a tear off strip at the top which can allegedly be used to reseal the packet so that the remaining contents can be kept fresh. What? Who could possibly eat just a few of these and keep the rest? LOL!
If you are one of those people with iron willpower the idea is that you tear off the top of the pack and then, after eating some of the contents, you can fold over the top of the pack and then stick it to form a seal and keep the remaining contents fresh.
In the name of research (yeah right!) I have now eaten the bag of clusters and am ready to give you the details ..............
I tore the strip off the top of the packet and looked inside and immediately the smell of the chocolate assailed my nostrils making my mouth water. The clusters consisting of pieces of chocolate, crispies and caramel looked very appetising and just the right size to pop into my mouth. The sizes of the clusters do actually vary but they are all pretty much bite size so are very easy to eat one after another - I don't think I would have a problem eating a whole bag to myself in one sitting although I did save some and eat them over two days - be honest you're impressed aren't you?
These clusters tasted like miniature bites of a Toffee Crisp bar which I guess is the whole point of them and I have to say that they were delicious! The mixture of crunchiness and chewiness was just right and the chocolate just added to the experience. Trust me moreish is an understatement!
All I can say is that it is a good job that we have plenty of wood for me to saw for our log burner so that I can work off the calories and get my blood sugar back to where it should be!
Just so that you know the full horror of these lovely little clusters I am going to tell you the nutritional value per 100g (2/3 of a pack) so brace yourselves:
Of which sugars 41.8g
Of which saturates 15.5g
There is a note on the back of the packet which reads 'Enjoying chocolate as part of a varied balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is one of life's little pleasures'.
So there you are, eat them as an occasional treat and make sure that they do form part of a generally sensible diet and there won't be any serious repercussions apart from pure enjoyment and that can't be bad can it?
I love Toffee Crisp, so when they released some bite-size snacks, I had to buy them. I was pleasantly surprised, they have the same quality of the original bars and the same we can expect from Nestle. They also have a great flavour and texture combination, the same, if not better than the original. However, they are very expensive, and you don't get many in the bag which can be very annoying.
The packaging is very bright, and it has the same branding of the original bars, making it easy to recognise and find on the shelf. It can be opened easily, and is always fresh. It's also very easy to close, and they will stay fresh for quite along time, which is very good. The text is crisp, making it easy to read. The images on the front will make your mouth water.
The quality of the product is very high, with high quality ingredients and big chunks of toffee and rice crispies. The chocolate is also very thick. They also always have the same great taste, freshness that makes Toffee Crisp such a great chocolate bar.
However, the price isn't very good, with a half full bag and a higher price than alternative brands, it's the only thing that lets the product down. It's till worth it as a treat, with a great taste and the high quality.
When you open the packet, a nice sweet smell drifts out of the packet, encouraging you to eat one. They don't look as nice, with each bite-size chunk looking different with a 'handmade' look, but this adds to the charm. They taste exactly like the original, with a milk chocolate that is creamy and melts in your mouth. This is silky smooth. Then, the toffee and rice crispies combine, creating an ultimate flavour and texture. This is quite sticky in your mouth.
However, they are quite unhealthy, with lots of calories and fat. They are also quite sickly so you won't need many.
Overall, a great packet of sweets. They combine great flavour and texture, to create a great snack. However, they are quite unhealthy and expensive compared to alternative brands.
After deciding to go and get a little treat for myself and my husband I came across these delicious looking sweets, so of course felt inclined to indulge!
The sweets I will now review are - "Toffee crisp clusters"
The particular bag I am reviewing is deemed as the "share" bag, but lets be honest that happens rarely, right?!
The bag itself is a bright orange and yellow colour, with all the relevant information present, brand name, product name, nutritional information, contents an finally a tempting looking picture of the clusters enclosed within.
The bag states that there is 150g of product inside, but disappointingly the bag, when opened is only half full. Not really sure why the bag couldn't be made a little smaller, but never mind!
You rip across the top of the plastic bag and remove the strip, as this is a share bag there is also a small removable sticker on the back of the pack incase you don't eat the bag in it's entirety in the first sitting. As you can probably gather it is very rare that ever have to use this feature, though for the purpose of this review I have removed the strip and stuck the open end down and it sticks really well.
The clusters are quite similar to the new Cadburys ones that have just come out. Each cluster is around 1", round(ish), with the knobbly contents being more than visible.
Personally I would deem this as a bite sized amount, but due to the texture of the top of the cluster it would probably be more like two bites.
The smell for start of is delicious, the chocolate is evident straight away, but there is no other real scent to them.
The taste is delicious again, for those who have never tried Toffee crisps in their bar form they are chewy chocolate bars filled with caramel (solid and chewy not liquid) and rice crispie pieces, these are exactly the same, but resemble more tiny crispie cakes.
These taste just as they should, the caramel is soft and chewy, but not so bad as they would rip fillings out, the crispies are just that and the chocolate is sweet and creamy, perfect!
The nutritional information is follows -
Per ¼ bag,
15.7g of which sugars,
5.8g of which saturates.
There are no allergy advice statement on this product which is always a bonus!
For more information visit - www.nestle.co.uk
These were purchased from a corner shop so paid the extortionate price of £1.89, but when a craving hits I can't stop myself! Lol!
From the supermarket they are available for around the £1.50 mark, this is pretty much across the board for these share bags, though they do seem to be on offer quite a lot at Asda.
Thanks for reading x
OH MY GOD, how good are these? I put the product suggestion in for these a while ago, and now it has been accepted I can begin to write about these pieces of lovely Chocolate.
I had never heard of these, and about 4 months ago someone at work brought them in. These are yummy I thought and then I tried to find them at my local Supermarket - couldn't find them at all. I hadn't seen these in small bags, only the 150g bag that my friend brought it, but I eventually found them at Asda about 3 months ago.
Priced at £1.80 for a 150g bag seemed steep, and being the stubborn, sometimes stingly Scots person I thought to myself "I'm not paying that for that!" and went out the shop. I knew I would probably pay that, but only once in a while, and I was in the Supermarket the next day when the Supermarket Gods must have smiled upon me, as they were on special offer for £1 - so I bought 2 bags. Got to take advantage of an offer after all!
Packaging is quite eye catching. The bag is a normal style plastic sweet pouch. The colourings are Bright Oranges and Sunshine Yellows and this is in strips on the bag. The writing is in Yellow and although there is Yellow on the bag the writing stands out well enough. There is a few pictures of the product on the front as well.
Nutritional Information per 37.5g is
But what are these I hear you ask? well they are like tiny bits of Toffee Crisp pieces, but nicer than it sounds. The pieces are approx the size of a 10p piece and are flat on the bottom. They are made up of the Crispie Rice bits you get in Toffee Crisps and the Caramel that you get in them as well. This is all mixed together and coated in Nestle Milk Chocolate. Since they are quite small I feel you don't get the same sickly taste that you get by eating a whole Toffee Crisp and I find these really more-ish as well.
Well worth a try if you track these down, as I think they are great. Now all we have to do is convince them to be sold in standard sized bags.