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I absolutely adore chocolate, with my preferred brand being Cadbury's. My other half however, favours the Galaxy brand of chocolate over any other and so we often have a selection of treats from both of these well known brands in our household.
The "Galaxy Cookie Crumble" is a chocolate bar from the Galaxy range, consisting of a bar of thick Galaxy milk chocolate with chocolate cookie pieces contained within it. I had only tried the chocolate once before and couldn't remember if it was to my liking or not, so happily tried it out recently to find out!
The bar of chocolate that we had was 119g in size, and it cost us just under £1. I believe the chocolate is also available to buy in a smaller sized bar.
Removing the purple-coloured foil wrapper and outer paper 'sleeve' from the chocolate, I was met with a delicious-looking bar which looked to be of a very high quality. I could see instantly that the chocolate was 'flecked' with small pieces of black-coloured filling which of course turned out to be the pieces of cookie. I could smell the chocolate before I even broke a square off the oblong bar, such was the rich, chocolaty aroma that was easily noticeable and extremely delicious, mouth-watering even.
The first thing I noticed when it came to eating the Galaxy Cookie Crumble was the familiar taste of the sweet Galaxy chocolate. I felt that the chocolate was up to the usual high standard I have come to expect from the Galaxy brand, and the smoothness of the chocolate is not difficult to miss, giving it a lovely creamy texture overall. The chocolate is very sweet as you would expect, and I would go so far as to say that I could not eat massive amounts of Galaxy chocolate as I find the sweetness has a slightly sickly edge to it.
After the initial bite, I was able to detect the Cookie Crumble which I thought was evenly and generously distributed throughout the pieces of Galaxy chocolate. The Cookie is a dark brown colour which corresponds perfectly with its taste and flavour. Being very chocolaty and extremely sweet, I find the Cookie filling adds a little too much to the overall flavour of the chocolate bar and it gives it a very sickly edge. I found that I could only eat a couple of squares of the Galaxy Cookie Crumble before the sickly, oversweet flavour took over. To let you understand, this is rather unheard of when it comes to my chocolate-eating habits, and I have a rather impressive sweet tooth which I often indulge with a variety of sweets and chocolates. There are only about three types of sweets or chocolates that I have ever found that are too sickly for me to munch happily on, but sadly I think I have found a fourth in this Galaxy offering.
On the plus side, I really liked the way the addition of the Cookie Crumble gave a satisfying 'bite' to the chocolate when I was eating it. I thought the cookie was of a very high quality and it was deliciously crunchy and quite satisfying in its overall texture. My issue was solely with the level of sweetness and subsequent 'sickliness' that the cookie brought to the overall flavour of the chocolate bar.
I can see from the nutritional information provided on the wrapper that one piece of the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate (4g piece) will provide: 1.4g fat and 22 kcal which seems quite high, but is probably on a par with most other chocolate bars that I buy regularly. I cannot see anything on the wrapper to indicate whether the chocolate is suitable for a vegetarian diet or not. The product may contain traces of nuts and this is indicated on the packaging also.
Overall, I would not rate the Galaxy Cookie Crumble particularly highly, nor will I buy it for myself again. I think it is very much down to personal choice however, as my other half loves this particular bar of chocolate. If you like extremely chocolaty-flavoured treats that are incredibly sweet, then you may well find it is right up your street.
There is a whole range of chocolate bars available from the Galaxy brand, which can be found in good supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda, as well as in newsagents and corner shops.