Advantages Good for dipping in and out of.
Disadvantages High in sugar
Asda Milk Chocolate Raisins – 200gFollowing my review of Tesco Chocolate covered raisins last year; I thought I would try Asda’s version of the same thing. I’m still hoping that this type of product qualifies for one of my ‘five-a-day!’ The packet describes this product as, ‘Juicy raisins covered in smooth milk chocolate.” Well, there is only one way to find out if this is true – eat them!
This product is in a shiny blue and black plastic pouch, which is 18.5cm x 12.5cm x 1.5cm (approx). I will not go into detail as to what the wrapper looks like as you can see from the picture I have provided, which has changed since the one provided by Ciao. I was particularly pleased that the wrapper has a 4.5 cm clear strip across the front that enables the shopper to see the contents. Most of the information about the product is on the backNutritional Information etc.
This information is per 100gCalories …… 430 kcal
(For full details see back of wrapping)Ingredients
Milk Chocolate (55%), Raisins (44%), Glazing Agents, Modified Tapioca Starch.
The Milk Chocolate contains Vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter, Cocoa Solids 25% minimum and Milk Solids 14% minimum.
(For a full list of what else the Milk Chocolate contains see back of pack.)
• This product contains milk and soya.
• It may contain traces of nuts and peanuts.
• It has no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat.
• It is suitable for vegetarians.
• The best before date on my bag indicated that the contents would keep for 12 months. (Not in my house they wouldn’t!)
The bag opens very easily by pulling the top apart, or by getting a pair of scissors and cutting it. There was no obvious smell until I sniffed inside the bag and then I could detect the aroma of milk chocolate with a hint of raisin. There were161 chocolate covered sweets in my bag. Naturally, I counted them purely for the purpose of reviewing the product, it’s not some strange habit that I have. The raisins varied greatly in size and shape, so I would imagine that the amount in each bag will be different, but the weight will obviously be the same. Some of the sweets consisted of two or three raisins stuck together and covered with chocolate. Unlike the bag of Tesco ones I had last year, all of the raisins were fully covered with chocolate of about 1mm thickness.
How do you like to eat mine? Sometimes I like to suck them until the chocolate has gone and then chew up the raisin. This way you can taste the chocolate in your mouth and as it trickles down your throat. It is then followed by the pleasure of chewing the juicy raisin. The sweet also lasts longer this way.
Other times I just chew the whole sweet up in one go and get a mixture of the flavours together.
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