“ Brand: Aero „
Aero Christmas Tree...
Being a fan of all things Christmassy, I tend to be the ad man's dream consumer... I will buy anything gimmicky, especially of it's chocolate.
This particular product was available in most supermarkets, and sweet shops priced at about 50p each (well 2 for £1), and since Christmas I have seen these priced at about 4 for £1, or at my local shop 5 for £1.
They are made by Nestle, and I know many people will avoid them for ethical reasons - however I have to admit to loving mint chocolate. These articular trees are mint aero - a lovely green colour, that is filled with little bits of bubbly heaven, and then covered in milk chocolate. They are shaped like a little tree, and as such are a bit bumpy in shape, however I feel this adds to the fun of eating them. I have to admit I prefer them to a full aero mint bar, as I am trying to diet, and they are a little smaller. I personally find them to be the perfect size to feel that I have had a treat, but I can rest assured that I haven't strayed too far from the tight rope of my diet...
Each pack contains 25g of chocolatey goodness, and 146 Kcal (7% of your daily intake), and 8.2g of fat (12 of you daily intake). As such they should be seen as a treat really, but they are good...
I would definitely recommend these, and I am secretly hoping that next years they bring out orangey stars... (Or even little hanging ones that could be tree decorations - obviously wrapped in foil)...
I'm a bit of a chocoholic and so whenever the festive season approaches I look forward to seeing the 'normal' chocolate bars have their spin on the occasion.
Step forward Aero and the almighty Christmas tree shape.
I bought my mint flavoured Aero tree on a "2 for £1" offer in Tesco but have noticed , (particularly now that Christmas has been and gone), you can pick them up on even better offers. ****edit ~ now at 4 for £1 in Tesco**
The taste is, well, like you expect an Aero to be ~ smooth milk chocolate and those minty bubbles. Often with these novelty things you seem to get more packaging than chocolate but with this, it fills the space.
That's my little review of a great chocolate bar which makes a perfectly festive stocking filler. Definitely one to put on your lists next year and certainly one to look out for in shops now because at the end of the day, it's still the same chocolate just in a festive shape.
I am currently trying to eat a little healthier and have tried to cut crisps and chocolate out completely but from time to time I get a real urge for some chocolate - who doesn't!? Rather than buy a chocolate bar I try and get something smaller or something that I can re-seal so I don't eat it all at once. At Tesco a couple of weeks ago I was shocked to see the amount of Christmas confectionary that was appearing, but being Christmas mad I just had to have a look! There were many different chocolates on offer and one of them was an Aero Christmas Tree which were on a two for a pound offer.
Aero Christmas Tree is a small single chocolate "bar" which I presume is something that is maybe aimed as a stocking filler. The packaging is quite festive looking, with the background being green with the familiar Aero bubbles surrounding the Aero logo at the top. Mixed in with the bubbles you will see various sized snowflakes giving a wintry effect. Just under the logo in bold red lettering it says Christmas tree with a large picture of the product just below. The tree has a bite taken out of it so you can see what it looks like inside. At the bottom of the packet it shows that there are 146 calories per tree which equates to 7% of an adults GDA. The slogan on the back of the packet is "making Christmas enjoyabubble!"
Opening the packet you can immediately smell a really minty chocolatey aroma. Pulling the tree out of the packet you can see that the tree itself is just like a Christmas tree, with "tinsel" garlands, baubles and a star on top. Eating the tree is just like eating a regular mint aero but it is much more chunky than a standard bar. I think there is enough chocolate in one of these little trees to satisfy my chocolate craving and I think as they are quite thick it does feel like you are eating more than you actually are. I don't really eat a lot of Nestle chocolate as I am not really keen on any other than Cadbury's but this is a really nice chocolate bar and the mint takes over the taste of the actual chocolate.
**May contain nuts**
Would I recommend the Aero Christmas Tree? Yes I definately would, it is a really tasty little treat and it makes me feel all Christmassy when I am eating one (any excuse to feel festive with me!). I love how they have made a bubbly chocolate bar into something for Christmas and it makes a nice small snack. The Aero Christmas Tree is priced at around 65 pence, but regularly on offer at two for a pound which is a good offer in my opinion!
Thank you for reading my review.