“ Brand: Nestle / Type: Milk „
I seldom find a sweet that I can eat again and again and again. Fortunately, these come in a big pack so I can eat loads without the hassle of going down the road every time!
I do remember many years ago, saying (no word of a lie) that White Chocolate Minstrels would be the best invention ever. Personally relishing the idea, I vowed that one day, I would make them. And now that freckly little blonde cowboy beat me to it! Which riles me to the very core. Anyways, on with what they taste like.
If you can imagine a Galaxy Minstrel, and a milky bar. It's a brilliant mixture of both, leaving you with a lovely sweet reminiscence in your mouth for quite a while afterwards.
They are unfortunately available in a small sized pack. But only in large 170 gram bags, available from sainsbury's for £1.79, and they are in fact on sale in Poundland. Only selling 170 gram bags is somewhat annoying, as I would rather buy a small bag somewhat like minstrels offer.
Overall, these are highly recommended. Even if you just want to try them, it's unlike anything else on the market.
I saw these one day while shopping in my local Tesco. They were on sale for £1 and as I hadn't tried or seen them before I figured I would give them a go.
Milkybar Moments are a new product from the Milkybar brand which is considered the biggest brand name of white chocolate in the UK. In the past I've only ever seen the small Milkybar bar's of chocolate so I was intrigued to see what these were like.
From the bag you couldn't really guess what they were all about until you opened the bag and saw inside. I'm not usually one who's good at trying new things, especially food related products but I was happily surprised with these little pieces of chocolate.
To basically describe them, they're a small chunk of white chocolate coated in a white chocolate shell. Much like the Galaxy chocolate, Minstrels. In fact I would go as far to say that this is the Milkybar equivalent.
Now normally, I'm not a fan of white chocolate. Cadbury's Dream (possibly the second largest white chocolate brand name in the UK) is a bit too sweet for my liking and I can't eat a lot of it before I feel a bit sick. With these though they're different. The taste is more nuteral. It's the taste we recognise from the milkybar chocolate with the added taste of the shell we're familiar with from Minstrels.
The packaging comes in the traditional hanging bag form that has now become popular amongst confectionary like this. I prefer these hanging bags over bars of chocolate as there's the option to re-seal the bags and save them for later. It also makes them easier for sharing as I found out with my dad who likes this chocolate as much as I do.
From the moment you tear open the bag you're greeted with a sweet chocolate aroma that entices you to pick out the first sweet. When you first try a Milkybar Moment it can be like that test where you see whether or not you bite into one but because they're so tempting you can't help but bite through the shell and are greeted with the taste of white chocolate.
I mentioned previously that I'm not usually a fan of white chocolate but Milkybar Moments have definitely changed my opinion.
There's 500kcal per 100g serving and these bags are 175g. This is a little high considering the chocolate is morish, so you'll have to show restrain or be with a very good gym if you want to enjoy a lot of these! There's 5.3g of protein. 22.1g of fat (all per 100g).
The bag also states that the chocolate is made from natural ingredients as well as giving an ingredient list but I guess it's not enough to lower that calorie count!
These are usually priced between £1.50 - £1.80. I personally would only buy them if they're on special or if you want to treat yourself but they're definitely worth trying if you're curious!
I am a big fan of Milkybar so when I saw these a few months back I knew I had to try them. Ever since I have been hooked and they are without a doubt my current favourite treat!
Milkybar Moments are available from supermarkets, garages and grocery stores. They usually retail at around £1.75 for 175g but they can often be found on offer. Currently they are just £1 in Tesco which is brilliant value for money.
So what are Milkybar Moments? Well basically they are the white version of minstrels! Nestle describe them as 'delicious, creamy white chocolate wrapped in a crispy sugar shell'.
Each Moment is about 2cm wide and round in shape. Putting it into my mouth I immediately notice the creaminess which I can imagine is coming from the shell. Biting into the Moment, the hard sugar shell tastes very sweet and you then reach the soft white chocolate. The chocolate is smooth and creamy and melts in the mouth. Together with the shell, the chocolate tastes brilliant and the texture is really nice. Only problem is I find I can eat far more of these than I can of just solid chocolate as they are not as sickly!
A quarter of a bag contains 219 calories, 30.3g sugar, 9.7g fat, 6.1g saturates and 0.1g salt. Now obviously these aren't going to be the best treat in the world but they are fine every now and again.
The Moments contain all natural ingredients meaning you can give them to your kids without feeling too guilty, however I wouldnt give them to very young children as the shell may prove to be a choking hazard.
Overall, I love these chocolates and will continue to buy them as I think they are the perfect treat! If you havent already tried them, go out and get a bag!
If you have read my Milkybar review then you will know that I just love Milkybars! On a recent trip to Sainsburys I came across 'new' Milkybar Moments and just had to try them.
Milkybar Moments come in a 175g sharing bag - or 'pouch'. To get inside you must rip off the top but there is a resealable tab - this is very useful for when you don't want to scoff the whole lot and also keeps the chocolate fresh.
The packaging looks quite simple but quite attractive at the same time. What I find interesting about this product is that the name, design and size of the bag all suggest that Milkybar Moments are aimed more towards adults, whereas most Milkybar products are aimed at children.
Milkybar Moments are Milkybar chocolate surrounded by a white sugar shell.
They are rounded, quite large and look a lot like Galaxy Minstrels, but in white.
If you chew on Milkybar moments they are quite crunchy/crispy all the way through (due to the sugar shell) and you reach the creamy Milkybar chocolate center way too fast - it's a bit like eating a crunchy/crispy Milkybar. Very tasty but over way too fast.
In my opinion the better way to eat them is to leave them in your mouth for a few seconds until the sugar shell melts away in your mouth, then you are left with the gorgeous creamy center that you can savor until it disappears... and then move on to the next one!
To be honest the sugar shell doesn't have much taste to it (but the sweet chocolate inside makes up for it), however it adds a nice texture to the chocolate and makes a very nice change to plain Milkybar.
They are ridiculously tasty and moreish but beware because they become very sickly quite quickly.
The bag states that the product contains 'all natural ingredients' and a quarter of the bag contains 219 calories and 9.7g of fat which certainly isn't great but if eaten in moderation then I'm sure you'll be just fine.
As I've already mentioned these have been marketed more towards adults so any adults with a sweet tooth is likely to enjoy them.
Like me, my young daughter loves Milkybars. She tried Milkybar Moments and also loved loved them. I should imagine that all children would enjoy these creamy little Moments. However I wouldn't recommend them to under 3's mainy due to the fact they are quite large and could easily get lodged in the throat.
Fans of Milkybar won't be disappointed by these and white chocolate fans should also really appreciate them.
-Price and availability-
Milkybar Moments are available at Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda to name just a few.
They generally cost around £1.70 per 175g bag, although you might be able to find them on offer if you shop around - we picked up our pack on £1.00 special offer in Sainsburys.
*~* The Product Itself *~*
I picked up a 175g bag of Nestle's Milkybar White Moments whilst perusing my local Asda. On offer at the moment for £1, I thought that this was an excellent opportunity to stock up on some treats for the regular 'movie nights' that my Fiance and I have which basically involve us watching tons of movies and pigging out... Result!
The yellow and white striped pouch containing the sweets is re-sealable. This is very useful considering that I think that most people would find it difficult to eat an entire bag in one go, so this means that the sweets will keep fresh for at least a few days.
Very reminiscent of galaxy minstrels, only the white chocolate alternative, the white moments are basically white chocolate encased in a white crispy sugar shell. According to the packaging the sweets contain all natural ingredients which is at least one good point to emphasis so as to compensate somewhat for all of those empty calories consumed.
The expiry date on the bag of these that I purchased yesterday is not until March 2011. Therefore, these sweets are long lasting and can be stored for that 'special occasion' if you wish to do so.
*~* Basic Nutritional Information (per ¼ bag) *~*
6.1 g Saturated Fat
2.3 g Protein
0.1 g Salt
*~* My Opinion *~*
I love these sweets and find them to be extremely addictive. I have always been a fan of milkybar and enjoy many of the milkybar products in the range such as the desserts. These sweets are definitely a new addition to my list of scrumptious milkybar treats. The milkybar chocolate melts in the mouth and is very creamy with a nice consistency. Meanwhile, the sugary shell gives a nice crunch and these collaborate to produce a very nice, smooth sweet.
However, after eating a good few of these little chocolate filled ovals, I found them to be somewhat sickening. Therefore, I think that a bag could last a fair while, providing you with better value for money.
Being someone who is always conscious of doing my bit for the environment, I like the fact that the packaging can be recycled, as often this is an aspect that many brands neglect when packaging their products. So kudos to Nestle on this front.
*~* Overall *~*
These delicious sweets are great as a treat, but try not to over-indulge as they do become rather sickening as well as being fattening. Overall though, they are lovely and I much prefer these to their milk chocolate comparator, galaxy minstrels.
The wife picked up a bag of these in Asda. Probably more because they were on an end aisle and cost £1. She will say that's not the case, but if she liked them that much then she would probably buy them all the time. I think the right price of these is about £1.70 for the 175g bag.
These are in a pouch which is easy enough to open and eat out of. The opening is wide enough when the strip is ripped off the top, but i've seen wider bags. The bag is a light yellow creamy colour with the Milkybar branding on the front. Just looks like the dooyoo picture.
These are just lumps of White Chocolate with a white Chocolate shell. The shell isn't too thick and it crunches up easy enough. The Chocolate inside melt quite quickly, but only melts a bit. It is nice and Milky and sweet. The lumps are large enough and you get a fair amount in the bag.
These have 500 calories and 22.1g of fat per 100g. I couldn't eat a whole bag in 1 go as White Chocolate isn't really my thing, but I do enjoy it now and again. It makes a nice change, but I find it can be a bit sickly.
A nice change and a twist on the normal Milkybar. These haven't been out too long and this is the first time I have tried them. I would have them again, but only now and again.
** Milky Bar Moments **
I'm a big fan of the bog standard Milky Bars to start with, as well as a self confessed white chocolate addict so Milky Bar Moments are very much on my radar.
My favourite white chocolate is probably a draw between Nestles Milky Bar and Toblerone White Chocolate Bar but I'm up for most variations thereof.
Milky Bar Moments are small white chocolate centres with a crisp sugary shell around them. The design is in some ways akin to what Cadbury's do with their mini eggs; a sugar based bland hard covering to their milk chocolate centred eggs -except that in the case of Milky Bar Moments the interior is white chocolate, they are a lot smaller and there are no clever design colours on the outer shell it's just a creamy white colour.
The important thing though is the taste and I think on the whole that Milky Bar Moments deliver. I know white chocolate is not to everyone's tastes but if you do like it then I don't think you'll be disappointed with Milky Bar Moments.
The white chocolate melts nicely in my mouth after biting through the crispy shell and there is that full creamy after-taste once the sweet has been swallowed that I think is the mark of a good white chocolate.
If you have never tried white chocolate before, despite the colour it tastes very similar to milk chocolate except it has a little less coco depth to the flavour and a little more creaminess.
I found Milky Bar Moments to have that want-another-one appeal as soon as I'd finished the previous sweet. But with 175 grams of sweets in a bag there were plenty to satisfy even my cravings.
** My verdict **
I don't think that Milky Bar Moments knock either my favourite white chocolate Toblerone or Milky Bar's off the top spot, but they do offer something a bit different to the usual milk chocolate offerings and I enjoy them. All that for little more than the price of a flutter on the Lotto. I paid £1.20 at my local newsagent though I've seen from other reviews that you can save money by buying them from supermarkets.
Thanks for reading my review.
I am always on the lookout for new treaty bits for me and the hubby to munch, well more him as I am desperately trying to lose weight in 7 weeks for my brothers wedding, hey ho!
My husband has always been more of a fan of jelly sweets and such, but if eating chocolate he tends to veer towards the white variety with me preferring the bitterness of the dark sort.
This being the case after seeing these on offer recently at my local Asda I knew he would enjoy them immensely and I wouldn't be jealous that he has sweets and I didn't! Win - win!
The product I will now review is - "Milkybar - white moments by Nestle".
These particular sweets come within there own stand up 175g bag, this of course some with it's own re-sealable sticker incase you don't eat them all in one sitting, which has never yet happened!
On the pale yellow bag is all the relevant information expected, brand name, product name, description, nutritional information and finally a delicious looking picture of the product within, which to me look just like white minstrels.
Once the top has been ripped away, you are faced with a bag with around 30-40 minstrel sized pale yellow sweets, with a sweet yet subtly creamy scent emanating from the bag.
The sweet itself is a white chocolate centre surrounded with a crisp yellow sugar shell, which even to someone that is not a huge fan of white chocolate is delicious sounding and looking!
The taste is actually really lovely, the shell is sweet but with little else in the way of flavour, this in turn allows the creamy taste of the white chocolate to come through untainted by other flavours, though I do think that personally this is one chocolate treat I would struggle eating a huge amount of, my husband has no problems demolishing the entire bag.
The nutritional information is as follows -
Per ¼ bag,
30.3g of which sugars,
6.1g of which saturates.
Allergy advice states that these may contain traces of nuts and peanuts.
One other point is how the ingredients are listed, once an item is listed there is then a small sentence explaining where each derivative is from, this runs from the cows milk through to more technical sounding additives, I found this very informative.
Price wise these were purchased for £1.00 from www.asda.com, but at full price are available from around £1.30 onwards.
For more information visit - www.milkbar.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
I totally adore white chocolate and Milkybar is one of the most amazing inventions ever. I saw these in the local petrol station on offer at 2 packs for £3 so I had to buy them.
The sweets are described as delicious, creamy white chocolate wrapped in a crispy sugar shell. They come in a cream and yellow packet with a white, red and blue logo. There is also a picture of the sweets on the front. Milkybar is made from all natural ingredients. The sweets contain milk and may contain traces of peanuts and nuts so are not suitable for people who have allergies to either.
The bag is 175g in size. The following is the nutritional information:
Energy per 100g 500kcal Per 1/4 bag 219kcal (11% of your recommended daily allowance)
Protein per 100g 5.3g Per 1/4 bag 2.3g (5% of your RDA)
Carbohydrates per 100g 70.0g Per 1/4 bag 30.6g (13% of your RDA)
of which sugars per 100g 69.2g Per 1/4 bag 30.3g (34% of your RDA)
Fat per 100g 22.1g per 1/4 bag 9.7g (14% of your RDA)
of which saturates per 100g 14.0g per 1/4 bag 6.1g (31% of your RDA)
Sodium per 100g 0.1g per 1/4 bag Trace
These sweet are like white chocolate Minstrels. The shell is crispy and has a nice taste. The chocolate is creamy and it is thick. I did find it to be quite strong tasting and after a few I found the chocolate to be sickly. I won't be trying these again and was very disappointed by them
When I was a little girl I loved white chocolate and I must admit Milkybar was my favourite! I think it must have been something to do with the adverts and the Milkybar Kid making it all the more appealing. To be honest it does not take much to encourage me to eat chocolate, it is something which I have always enjoyed now and definately again!!
As I grew up I tended to eat more milk chocolate but when brought this lovely bag of Milkybar White Moments I was rather excited to try this new version and see if I still liked Milkybar as much as when I was a little person.
Was definately not dissapointed. Upon opening the bag I could smell that wonderful chocolate smell and was pleasantly surprised at the ammount in the 175g bag.
The packaging is similar to all other Milkybar products, very familiar looking. The White Moments are made with all natural ingredients which assists one in feeling this is a healthier option (hehe, that is what I am telling myself). On the front and back of the packet the product is described as being:
"Delicious, creamy white chocolate wrapped in a crispy sugar shell" It does not let you down.
As for the nutritional value there is 219 calories for every quater of the bag and one must be warned these are rather moreish.
One slight point I feel compelled to make is if you do decide to eat the whole bag in one sitting (as I just did) they can become a little sickly, possibly more for those who do not have a sweet tooth. The only reason this does not have a four star rating is due to the sickly factor and the fact my teeth now ache a little :)
Overall a very yummy snack I will most definately be consuming again!!
Many years ago, probably some time in the early nineties, I was an avid consumer of a chocolate treat resembling Minstrels. Only difference was, they were a mixture of milk and white chocolate "coins". I can't remember for the life of me what they were called (nor can the OH, though we've decided Mongrels would work), and to be honest, I'd kind of forgotten about them til last night. But anyone who can remember them will probably agree they were brilliant, especially the white ones....
Milkybar Moments are just like these! Available in 175g re-sealable pouches from Tescos at the moment for a diet-smashing 84p - usually £1.75. I love all things white chocolate (although Milkybar is the Daddy), and all things minstrel, and the combination of crunchy shell and oozing creamy milkybar was too much to resist at such a good price.
The packaging is great - I love the resealable pouch format. Its shaped so it sits up on the worksurface, and when you have torn across the top you can easily get your whole hand in to access the goodies. This means less fumbling, less touching all the chocs just to get a couple, and therefore less "sweaty" sweets! I also understand from more self-controlled types that the sticky strip provided on the exterior of the pack means you can make the bag airtight should you wish to save some for later.
Milkybar make a big old deal about how natural their sweets are...which I find a little much. The ingredients list is called the Milkybar recipe, and each dodgy-sounding ingredient is explained in brackets. But vegetable fat from "tropical plants" is still just as bad for you as chip oil, so although cute, I don't find it all that convincing.
Each 100g contains 500 kcal and 22.1g fat - which is entirely normal for a chocolate product - its down to you how many you eat! Nestle remind you to eat them as part of a "varied, balanced diet". I would comment that I have never seen this product available in a smaller pack - considering Milkybar is a brand primarily for kids, I think that's a bit naughty.
Onto the actual eating, then! The Milkybar moment is the perfect size for one-at-a-time eating. You are not tempted to shove a few in your mouth, as they're chunky enough to satisfy singly. They are a similar circumference to Minstrels, a little fatter and more rounded - I'm sure you probably could get 15 or so in your mouth if you tried, but I haven't. The shell is sugary and crunchy, as per the Minstrel comparative, however the fact that the edges of the disc are less tapered means thay feel harder if you bite into them. Inside is delicious creamy Milkybar chocolate - mmmmm! If you like white chocolate, you will most probably love these, and somehow the bite-size format and combination of crunchy and smooth textures makes them a bit less sickly than the bar version. In all, I cannot fault the vanilla-choc flavour or thick, velvety mouthfeel of these yummy treats!
Just as an aside, I once read in an article about psychology that you can tell people's key drivers by looking at which chocolate they like to eat. Apparently those who choose Minstrels and other "coin-like" sweets (such as these) are primarily motivated in life by money. Those who choose king-size choccy-bars with chunky girth are motivated by something else!!! Always worth bearing in mind if your boss offers to pop to the vending machine!
I really enjoyed these, especially at the bargain price I got them for. I would definitley buy them again if I saw a deal, and if smaller bags were produced, I'd probably be happy to pay full-price for one of those!
I first tried these about 3 months ago. I saw these on the end shelf in Asda, they were on offer for £1 per bag, and they were new, so all the reasons to buy them in my view.
I've only seen these sold in the large hanging bags, which are 175g, and I think they retail around the £1.70 mark normally.
These are made by Nestle and I like their White Chocolate products more than the Milk Chocolate ones. Luckily enough this is White Chocolate.
The pouch is a cream colour and doesn't really stand out on the shelf. The Milky Bar branding is red and blue, so that park is bright and colourful enough. The bag is easy enough to open, and you just rip the top off and it comes clean off. You can reseal the bag with the sticky part which is on the back as well.
The pieces inside are little crispy shells of White Chocolate. They aren't as flat shaped as Minstrels, so they are a bit rounder and a bit thicker. The Crisp shell is cream coloured and quite hard, but not too hard. There is just hard, smooth White Chocolate inside, which melts slightly when the shell is away.
These are lovely, but you really have to like White Chocolate, as there is nothing else to these. They are tasty and very Milky, and although I wouldn't go out and buy these all the time, I wil continue to pick a bag up every now and again.
Yummy, White Chocolate from Nestle.
I'm sure everyone that has a sweet tooth for white chocolate is well aware of nestle milky bar products from; milky bar white buttons to milky bar bars, and no-one can deny that the adverts for milky bar grab your attention with the age old milky bar kid advertising this delicious white chocolate sweet snack that's not just for children. Well just recently I have found that Nestle have made an addition to the milky bar family with these new Milky bar white moments.
WHAT ARE MILKY BAR WHITE MOMENTS
Who here has tried Galaxy minstrels? Almost everyone I'd presume, delicious milk chocolate wrapped in a crispy sugar shell (I'm sure that's what most chocolate lovers would say anyway). Well Nestle have essentially come up with the white chocolate equivalent to this chocolate treat for those of us who perhaps don't have as much of a sweet tooth for milk chocolate as we do for white chocolate and I have to admit I am such a creature. Milk chocolate really doesn't grab my attention in the same way that white chocolate does and when I first saw this addition to the milky bar family I just had to buy them to try them. The description of these little treats on the front of the packaging states that milky bar white moments are:
"Delicious, Creamy white chocolate wrapped
in a crispy sugar shell"
The actual chocolate treat itself is exactly as described, a creamy white chocolate colour slightly larger in size than the common Galaxy Minstrel
Milky bar have decided to present these little treats to us consumers in a 175g grab pouch - not the size of bag you would generally buy for your children so my basic assumption is that nestle have targeted the adult market with this addition to their portfolio. The bag itself has the traditional nestle milky bar logo located very noticeably on the front of the package with some pictures of what the moments actually look like. With a tear off top and the option to re-seal leaving the consumer with the opportunity to only devour a couple of moments at a time and be able to go back for more later it seems that nestle milky bar have really thought about the adult consumer when producing this packaging, the only thing left for me to do is eat the treat, because as they say - the proof is in the pudding.
THE TASTE TEST
So thinking back to the statement made on the packaging I opened up the pouch and was hit with that familiar milky aroma normally associated with white chocolate and popped the first moment into my mouth. These are a good size for those of you who like to suck on your sweet treats and the sugary coating is nothing more than a very thin shell which dissolves quickly in your mouth - like the shell you find on smarties, but it is lovely and crispy and I don't feel as though these are overloaded with Sugar although the sugary coating does add an extra sweetness to the white chocolate contained underneath. Once the crispy sugar coating has either dissolved or been crunched away you're left with the delicious creamyness of the much loved milky bar white chocolate, delicately smooth on the pallet and best of all made from all natural ingredients. I don't think I'd eat any more than 4 or 5 of these at a time because after the first few they do begin to get a bit sickly so I try to avoid that sickly feeling and stick to being satisfied with a small portion which is more than enough given the calorific nature of the treat. 100g worth of moments bags you with 500calories so best to keep the indulgence to a minimum.
WHERE TO BUY
I found my bag of moments in my local Asda where they were on offer for £1.00 but I believe that these have now gone up in price to more than £1.50 but I apologise I don't know what they are currently retailing at - pop down to your local Asda and check them out as it's the only place I've found them so far :)
A good effort by nestle to try and bring something new to the table with white chocolate and appeal to the more mature market. Some may argue that these are a little too sweet and sickly, but in my opinion they're all good in moderation.