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      11.12.2013 02:12

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      Very good value for money, cheap and tasty.

      I initially bought a few bars of the milk chocolate for culinary use (makes a decent chocolate sauce, and is lovely in a home made chocolate frappé), but I've now become partial to a bar to myself some evenings. It's not quite as good as the better branded stuff, but it's certainly not bad. It quells my choccy cravings, and for a lot less than a bar of Dairy Milk.
      It's not quite as creamy as good branded stuff, as they use powdered milk rather than fresh, and they add a little more sugar than other brands would to make up for it.

      As others have said, the plain and White versions are a little on the sweet side, so not as nice to eat on their own, but they are perfect for any recipes that require either. That said, if you like very sweet plain or or White chocolate, give these a go as you may be pleasantly surprised.

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      27.05.2013 15:04
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      30p you can't go wrong

      With chocolate going up to nearly £2 a bar for the branded stuff I am always looking of getting the same thing for cheaper. Ok you cannot compare the taste of this chocolate compared to my favourite cadburys however for 30p this is a lifesaver.
      I have tried all 3 types of chocolate:

      The milk, personally for me I will only use it in cooking but just for eating personally I will choose the dark chocolate. Personal preference. To me there wasn't much of a chocolate flavour more of just sugar

      White : again this was extremely sweet and I don't really tend to buy much of the branded stuff. Decent chocolate too, perfect for melting and cooking with.

      Dark: My favourite out of the 3 and I buy this not only to cook with but to eat as well. It isn't too sweet and it isn't bitter. I don't like a lot of dark chocolates for this reason. It basically tastes pretty much the same as cadburys bournville but for the fraction of the cost. If this is the sort of chocolate you are after then brilliant. You will be disappointed if you are after something bitter and intense.

      You get 100g in a bar and the cubes are a lot thinner than your average bar. In a way this is good for me as I can eat a whole row for 90kcal and still feel like ive had a decent amount of chocolate. This is just brain trickery but it is good for my diet.

      Overall for 30p it has a higher sugar content to combat cost but it is so cheap it really does help keep costs down especially for home baking. It is insane the price of chocolate nowadays and this is definitely worth looking at. You can't even get a 30g bar for this price of the higher end stuff so give it a go! Makes brilliant brownies and cakes. I can't tell the difference when I bake with it.

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        19.05.2013 00:43

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        I have eaten plain chocolate fom teaso value range for months and it's super delicious. It's not bitter but not too sweet. Just my type. I find other brands are overloaded with sugar, which is annoying. This chocolate is not superb but that's beyond my expectation for 30p. Def buy again And again

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        29.06.2012 20:35
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        Good value for money

        Like most people, I love chocolate and my favorites are just milk chocolate like cadburys and galaxy etc, but because of the price rising I wanted to look for a cheaper chocolate fix!

        *Price*
        For 30p you can't go wrong, or the way I look at it three for a pound and change!

        *Packaging*
        Since the everyday value re-brand, the chocolate has better packaging, the old foil and white wrap has gone and it has a proper plastic wrapper!

        *Size*
        Okay, they're nowhere near as thick as other chocolate brands, the chocolate is really thin and have a kind of crunch to them, you get around 24 of these small chunks in a bar, Overall they are about the same size of the old king size bars of galaxy you used to be able to buy, so they are good value!

        *Taste*
        At first I didn't think I liked the taste, It tastes nothing like other branded chocolate but a few bites in I got used to it and really started to enjoy it, its not really creamy but its like the chocolate on the top of biscuits and is very yummy but like in my case, you may have to get used to it!

        *Other Issues*
        Sadly, these can only be purchased at larger stores and only some metros, I can only buy these when my parents pop up to a larger store as they don't stock them in my local tesco express!

        *Overall*
        For a 30p chocolate, the taste is really good and you get quite a good amount of chocolate, but four squares equaling 90 calories and 10.5 grams of sugar, it isn't that good for you, but neither is a lot of chocolate!

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        20.05.2012 16:26
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        A good cheap white chocolate bar.

        Why do I buy this?

        In a bid to save a little extra cash, I've been trying out the Tesco Value Chocolate, as I have a serious sweet tooth. I have recently been buying the white chocolate variety, which isn't my usual choice as I know how unhealthy white chocolate can be! I always used to love Milky Bars when I was much younger, so I thought this might be a cheaper alternative.

        The packaging.

        The packaging is a little dull and plain to be honest. It comes in a basic blue wrapper, with a big picture of white chocolate on the front. The photo certainly makes the chocolate look appealing enough, but the overly quality of the packet wouldn't really grab my attention. It looks as though Tesco are re-branding the entire Value range, so the picture on the Tesco's website shows the chocolate as coming in a white wrapper (although the one that I bought in the store wasn't like this).

        The taste.

        I didn't really expect a great deal when I first tried this chocolate - but I was pleasantly surprised! It is really rather tasty. It has a nice creamy consistency, and it pretty much tastes the same as a Milky Bar to me. The blocks can be broken off into bite sized portions, and it's all too easy to eat the entire bar in one sitting! I do find that white chocolate tends to me a little more sickly than plain or milk (this is just my personal preference though) and this bar is no exception. It is quite a sweet chocolate, but it has a nice milky taste - I'm certain that kids will like this bar!

        Price.

        My main reason for wanting to try this out was of course the great price. It costs just 30p a bar - it must be one of the cheapest chocolate bars around nowadays. The size of the block is 100g, so you do get a decent amount of chocolate for the price. I don't think these bars are available in small Tesco's stores such as the Metro branches, and I got this in a larger Tesco's.

        Nutrition.

        This is where this bar falls down slightly! It isn't the healthiest stuff around that's for sure.

        100g contains 535 calories, 28.0g of fat, and 66.0g of sugars - so I think I'll have to re-think eating this all at once! I might have to be forced to share it with my boyfriend!

        I'd recommend trying this if you haven't already, as it is really tasty and cheap.

        The Tesco Value chocolate is also available in Milk, and Plain varieties.

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        21.04.2012 19:14
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        A great basic chocolate at a fantastic price.

        I have recently been doing quite a lot of baking which requires me using a lot of chocolate. With some chocolate being quite expensive I decided to try the Tesco value range as I had read some positive reviews about it. The Tesco value chocolate can be purchased from the larger Tesco stores and comes in white, milk and dark chocolate.

        The chocolate comes in 100g bars and all varieties currently costs £0.30 a bar. There has also recently been a special offer of two bars for £0.40 which I personally think is fantastic value.

        The chocolates packaging is quite basic but does the job perfectly well. It is a foil wrapper in the signiture value Blue and White colours. On the front of the pack is the Tesco value logo, a picture of the chocolate and some basic nutritional information. On the back of the wrapper you can find full ingredients listings, nutritional information and allergy advice. It also states that the chocolate is suitable for vegetarians.

        The bars of chocolate themselves are quite thin and spilt into squares which have a textured top. The chocolate is easy to break into squares by simply snapping in your hand.

        As I stated I have been using the chocolates for cooking and have found them to work just as well as some of the leading brands. I have also tasted the milk and white chocolates on there own and was rather impressed the milk chocolate tastes quite rich and seems to have a good cocoa content, 29% in fact which is higher than some of the leading brands. The white chocolate too also has a nice flavour, it is not as creamy as some but it is still smooth and sweet and has a pleasant taste. The chocolate is also easy to melt in the normal methods to use for baking and everything I have made with this chocolate has been a success.

        Overall I have been very impressed with this chocolate and will continue to use it to bake with as it tastes fine and does the job does as well as more expensive chocolate. Certainly something that I will continue to buy and would reccommend anyone to try.

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          20.02.2012 12:31
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          A good value brand chocolate bar

          A few days ago my husband decided he would like some chocolate buns. Whilst up Tesco I picked up all the ingredients I needed but instead of going for the normal
          chocolate I buy I decided to give Tesco Value Milk Chocolate a try, I had heard good things about this so thought that it would be perfect to put into my cakes or at least decorate them, if not we could always just eat it.

          Packaging
          The packaging of Tesco Value Milk Chocolate is nothing fancy at all, it comes in a plastic type wrapper with a foil inside to help keep it fresh. The design is predominantly blue and white to fit in with the Tesco Value design. The Tesco Value logo appears in the top left hand corner and there is a large dark blue strip going right across the packet with the words "Milk Chocolate" written inside it in white, in the bottom right hand corner is the nutritional information. The rest of the wrapper is taken up with a picture of chunks of the Value Milk Chocolate. The back of the packet contains the product information such as the ingredient, nutritional information and allergy advise, all easy to read and follow. The p wrapper is very simple to open, you simply tear off one corner, there is no specific tag to pull.

          The Chocolate
          When I brought the Value Chocolate I did expect it to be quite cheap tasting and not very creamy, however as I was only using it for cooking I wasn't too bothered about this, but I decided that before I used the whole lot on my cakes I would try a bit, just to see how nice it was. When I opened the packet the bar of chocolate inside looked just like any other bar of chocolate. There was no fancy pattern or writing on the chocolate just a series of light lines scored into each square diagonally. The chocolate had a lovely sweet smell to it, again no difference to the more expensive bars, when I first tasted the Value Chocolate I was pleasantly surprised, it had a sweet creamy taste to it, not the harsh cheap flavour I was expecting, to me the chocolate didn't taste like value chocolate at all. Despite the fact that the chocolate was very tasty to eat on its own I did resist and used it for my cooking and again it tasted lovely, not cheap at all. The appearance of the chocolate was very plain and basic but that doesn't really matter its the taste that counts

          Nutritional Information
          The nutritional information is written on both the back and front of the wrapper and is per 4 squares of chocolate or 17g, this consisted of
          *Calories - 90
          *Protein - 1.1g
          *Carbohydrates - 10.7g
          *Sugars - 10.5g
          *Fat - 4.3g
          *Saturates - 2.7g
          Personally I was quite surprised at the nutritional information of this chocolate especially the calories and fat content, whilst obviously it is a little on the high side you are getting 4 squares of chocolate for this and each square is quite large, I had expected it to be a lot higher than this. I wouldn't eat this (or any sort of chocolate) on a regular basis or everyday, however as a treat I wouldn't mind having a few square of Tesco Value Milk Chocolate every now and then especially with a reasonably low calorie and fat content compared to some other bars of chocolate you can buy.

          Allergy Advise
          Again this information is printed on the back of the wrapper, this consists of a statement saying that whilst this is a nut free recipe they cannot guarantee a nut free factory or that nut recipes have not previously been prepared there. This particular chocolate may also contain traces of Soya.

          Price
          Obviously I brought my Value Chocolate from my local Tesco, the 100g bar cost me just 30p, this is so much cheaper than buying cooking chocolate or other brands of chocolate, I brought 3 bars of this as I was using it for cooking and even then it didn't cost me as much as it would to buy a different brand of chocolate. In my opinion this was well worth the money, 30p a bar is a bargain.

          My Opinion
          Overall I was extremely impressed with Tesco Value Milk Chocolate, the main reason for me buying this product was for cooking and I have to say it worked extremely well, just as good as cooking chocolate and at less than half the price. However this chocolate is also very tasty to eat as an occasional treat, it does not taste cheap at all, it has a lovely creamy sweet taste to it, there is nothing fancy about the chocolate, however this did not matter to me, I just wanted a bar of chocolate that tasted good and this certainly did. I would be more than happy to eat this chocolate just as it is as well as using it in cooking. You can also buy Tesco Value chocolate in a White and a Plain variety as well so I would be interested to try these too and see if they are as good as the Milk chocolate. In my opinion this was not cheap tasting chocolate at all and is being sold at a bargain price. I would recommends this to anyone whether you want it for cooking or just as a treat, this is ideal and will not cost a fortune.

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          22.12.2010 17:36
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          A delicious budget chocolate bar!!

          I have never really shopped at Tescos before (i'm more of an asdas girl LOL) but i recently moved house and now live by a tescos express and thought i would venture inside mainly out of convenience more than anything. But my god am i glad i did!!!!! I now regularly pop in for a treat of this chocolate amongst some other tesco branded food.

          ~Useful Info~

          Price: 30p
          Stockist:Tesco/Tesco.com
          Flavours:Plain/White/Dark
          Calories:140 per serving.
          Weight:100g

          ~Packaging~

          Being a part of the tesco value range obviously the packaging really does leave alot to be desired but when your paying 30p for a 100g bar you cant really complain! The packet is blue and white plastic with the tesco value logo and nutritional info on the front as well as a picture of the chocolate. Dont really see what more you could want froma wrapper to be honest. :)

          ~The Chocolate~

          I have personally only tried the plain and white chocolate variety (i dont like dark chocolate). And they have got to be the yummiest chocolate bars i have ever eaten. Most other cheap varieties of chocolate tend to have no flavour, that couldn't be more wrong for this chocolate! The flavour is really chocolatey and doesn't taste cheap at all, the texture is smooth and creamy and the chocolate quite literally melts in your mouth. I never thought anything could ever beat a good old bar of dairy milk or galaxy when it comes to my weekly chocolate fix but i think i have found it in this, and at 30p a bar i can afford the whole shelf!!!!

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            21.12.2010 01:24
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            You get what you pay for

            As you know, some brands of chocolate can be very expensive and many of us are prepared to pay to enjoy the chocolate we love. After all, it's an indulgence so we shouldn't really crave chocolate which we don't like.

            I don't eat much chocolate but bought two bars of Tesco Value chocolate last week, ostensibly to use in cooking. However, I found myself opening a packet at the weekend just to sample it and before I knew it, I had gobbled it all up.

            The one I ate was the plain chocolate one and I have just opened the white chocolate equivalent bar - just for review purposes of course.

            Both bars are remarkably cheap at 30p for a 100g bar, so this is a huge saving on branded chocolate.

            Taste wise it was quite nice, I have to say. The texture is a bit rough and the taste is not as smooth or refined.

            The plain chocolate is 520 calories for the 100g bar. The white chocolate one is 560 calories. I didn't buy the milk one. Sugar content in the plain chocolate at 49.8% is less than that in the white chocolate which is a whopping 63.5% sugar. Fat content is broadly similar in each bar.

            The plain chocolate has 45% cocoa solids and tasted stronger than I thought it would. The white chocolate tastes very sweet and is a bit sickly to my taste.

            To me, these bars represent very good value. All I would say is that the squares are a bit big to give to a child.

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              23.11.2010 17:45
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              A superb tasting, cheaply priced chocolate that never fails.

              I remember the good old days - 10 years ago when you could buy a handful of chocolate bars and it wouldn't cost you any more than the 50p spends you were sent to the shop with. Now you can't even buy 1 of those chocolate bars for 50p at all. The price of confectionary has completely inflated in the recent years, and yet we Brits keep wolfing them down like there's no tomorrow! I use quite a lot of chocolate in my baking expeditions and have found that the 'good stuff' tastes no different from cheaper alternatives once melted down and mixed into the other cakey ingredients. This discovery led me to seeking out the best value 'cheaper' alternatives, and these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are definitely that!

              It may come as no surprise to hear that these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are only available to purchase in Tesco stores. Don't go looking for them elsewhere, as you simply won't find them! These "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" can be found down the aisle which houses all the chocolates/sweets. These bars are usually found on the very bottom shelf below the other expensive and well known brand bars such as Cadburys and Green & Blacks etc.

              The price of these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" really cannot be knocked. At only 30p per bar, these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are an absolute steal in comparison to the price of the more well known, name brand bars. These chocolate bars are the cheapest the supermarket stocks, and are definitely not to be sniffed at. They may be from the 'value' range, but the quality is excellent and the price is even more superb.

              "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are available in three different varieties - milk, plain and white. Each bar is of a 100g weight and is made up of 12 individual generously sized squares. The chocolate itself is nothing fancy with no novelty fruit or biscuit ingredient bits mixed in and no pretty pattern on the individual squares, but at 30p per bar it holds its own in the chocolate bar competition.

              Firstly, we have the milk chocolate bar. As far as milk chocolate goes, this bar smells and looks the part. The chocolate is a light brown in colour and has the distinct creamy scent that is easily recognisable as milk chocolate. To eat alone, this is where the 'value' part of the product comes in. If simply eaten 'as is', the chocolate has a distinctly cheaper taste than that of a Cadbury bar. I would liken the taste of this milk chocolate to that you find in advent calendars. Yes, the chocolate does taste much 'cheaper' than that of a brand name bar, but you can't really complain about this with the bar only costing 30p (as opposed to over £1 for a brand name bar). However, this said, I do not buy this chocolate to eat. I buy this chocolate to cook with. Once the chocolate has been melted down, mixed with other ingredients and baked, it tastes absolutely wonderful. When used in baking, the chocolate gives a wonderfully rich and creamy taste - not cheap at all.

              The second "Tesco Value Chocolate Bar" in the range is one of a plain chocolate. Again, when it comes to plain chocolate, this bar smells and looks the same as that of a more expensive bar. The chocolate is a dark brown in colour and has the familiar bitter, deep chocolatey scent. When eaten alone 'as is', the chocolate does not fall short from its nearest competitor (Bournville). The plain chocolate bar has that bitter, sharp, rich and dark flavour to it like other plain chocolate bars, and does not disappoint on the taste test. Again, I use this chocolate to bake with (with my Girlfriend stealing the odd square to nibble on). The plain chocolate melts down wonderfully and has a rich, dark, silky shine when in liquid state. This plain chocolate bar is perfect to add the depth and richness required in brownies, chocolate cake and chocolate ganache.

              Lastly, the third offering in the "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" range is the white chocolate bar. The chocolate is a creamy white in colour (think milky bar 'white') and smells wonderfully sweet and inviting. The look and smell of this white chocolate bar is exactly that of a more expensive white chocolate. To taste as it is, there is a very slight difference between this and a brand name white chocolate. In comparison to a 'Milky Bar', this white chocolate is slightly less creamy and a little sweeter. However I do think the flavour of this white chocolate is delicious and is great to eat straight from the packet. Again, I use this white chocolate widely in my baking and the bar melts down wonderfully. This chocolate, with its sweet and creamy flavour, is always a hit with children and therefore makes a great substitution for milk chocolate when making cornflake/rice krispie cakes.

              The packaging for these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" is pretty plain and can appear uninviting to those that are generally drawn to fussy and bright packaging. However do not let the outer appearance deter you from handing over 30p for a bar of decent chocolate! Each bar is wrapped in a plasticy foiled outer wrapper which is mainly white in colour. The front of the packaging is stamped with the Tesco Value logo in the top left hand corner, below which can be found the product name in a very basic font, and the bottom right hand corner carries the nutritional information 'at a glance' chart. Each bar looks exactly the same aside from a few minor differences which have been used to tell the flavours apart. The plain chocolate bar has red at both ends and a red banner directly across the middle where the product name is placed. The milk chocolate is blue at either end with a blue banner across the centre, and the white chocolate is blue at either end with a white banner across the middle. Each bar also features a background image of the chosen flavour of chocolate piled up. The back of the packaging is again very basic in its design, being white in colour and all the necessary information such as ingredients, nutritional information, allergy advice and contact details.

              In my opinion, these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are absolutely superb. The price cannot be sniffed at, at only 30p these bars are a steal! Whether you're trying to cut back on your spending on the treats front, or you're looking for a way to boost your favourite recipes without having to break the bank - these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are great! I will say that those 'chocolate snobs' out there that only deal in the finest, most expensive and well known chocolate bars will most definitely not settle for this 30p a bar stuff - however if you're not that fussy, are making cornflake cakes for the kids, or trying to win an award for the best brownies - these bars will serve their purpose! For me, these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" are absolutely fine to eat as they are, as long as you are not expecting miracles from the taste. On the other hand I do suggest baking with these "Tesco Value Chocolate Bars" as the flavour given once cooked is no different from the top priced bars. Go on, give them a go. At 30p you'd be mad to say no!

              Ingredients for milk chocolate:
              Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier (Rapeseed Lecithins), Flavouring. Milk Chocolate contains, Cocoa Solids 26% minimum, Milk Solids 20% minimum.

              Ingredients for plain chocolate:
              Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Milk Sugar. Plain Chocolate Contains, Cocoa Solids 47% minimum.

              Ingredients for white chocolate:
              Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Milk Sugar, Whey Powder, Vegetable Fat. White chocolate contains,Cocoa solids 21% minimum, milk solids 15% minimum, Contains vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter.

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                16.04.2010 20:18
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                Nice Chocolate For The Price

                Tesco only do 3 different types of chocolate in their Value range so this isn't going to be a very long In General review! lol I've tried them all for cooking and have eaten the odd square of all of them so can tell you a bit about the milk, white and plain chocolate bars without having to write a review on each of them!!!

                The bars are all 100g and cost a mega cheap 27p. Whichever one you eat you'll know you're eating cheapo chocolate but none of them are bad, even the white chocolate bar is ok and I'm not even all that mad keen on white chocolate. They come in big blocks that are shaped so that you can break a square off at a time, the squares are bigger than what you get in a big Cadburys bar but not majorly big that you can't fit it in your mouth properly.

                If you're buying them for cooking I can tell you they all melt wicked and if you're quick after you've melted the chocolate you can mix the plain and white chocolate together for a kind of marbled look. The plain one sets a bit quicker than the other 2 so if you're cooking with kids you might want to get them to hurry up a bit because you don't want the chocolate going hard before you've finished mixing the rice crispies or whatever in. I've made cornflake cakes out of all 3 of these chocolates and they've all come out brill, the white chocolate ones went down well at my sisters playgroup party and a way to give the plain chocolate a bit of richness is to add a bit of golden syrup to the chocolate when it's nearly melted and that makes the chocolate taste gorgeous.

                None of them are very creamy when you eat them on their own. The white chocolate is probably the creamiest but it's nowhere near Milky Bar, I don't like Milky Bar all that much anyway so aren't bothered about that but when I gave my mate a bit she didn't like it..... she's a bit of a white chocolate mastermind though and loves the good stuff so it was kind of obvious she wouldn't be all that impressed with this. I like the plain chocolate the best I think, the milk is nice but it tastes like the cheap chocolate you get in advent calenders so I don't always pick at that while I'm cooking. The plain chocolate is yummy though, it's quite bitter tasting but that makes it taste like better quality than it is. I wouldn't fancy eating a full bar or even half a bar because the cheap taste comes through after a bit but out of the 3 it's deffo the best.

                I've used this chocolate for all sorts of cooking and when my sister wanted to make choc chip cookies I even smashed a bar up for her to use instead of chips because we hadn't got any. It's nice melted down and mixed with icing sugar as well, but the problem with that is half of it ends up in my mouth and not on the cakes! lol

                Recommended..... all of them are wicked value for 27p and even though they taste cheap to eat on it's own it's still a zillion times cheaper than even cooking chocolate!!!

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                  20.11.2009 13:54
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                  For chocolate lovers on a budget.

                  Even in my ever scrooge like approach to shopping, I was slightly dubious of a bar of chocolate that cost 27p (100g). It is smaller than the Cadbury dairy milk standard bar, but for the same price you could buy eight of these so that argument doesn't really stand up to much. And now its gone down to 23p. Can't be bad.

                  On opening the pack, it looks a lot like chocolate. It's in ten squares (two by five) which are each larger than the Cadbury or Galaxy equivalents. Breaking one off it feels much the same as any other chocolate.

                  And finally the taste test. I was all in favour of giving it an open minded opinion as having a supply of cheap chocolate is always good but on the other hand it was VERY cheap.

                  I have to say that it is impressive, sure, its not as good as Green and Black's, Lindt or even Cadbury's but no one could have expected it to be, but it is perfectly acceptable for what it is.

                  I can see this stuff being the ruin of me.

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                  17.11.2009 18:00
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                  worth a try!

                  So as a poor student, I was tempted to try the Tesco Value 27p for 100g plain milk chocolate to appease my sweet tooth.

                  The chocolate wrapper is infitting with the 'value' branding and is pretty plain and simple with the white and blue colour scheme and a picture of the chocolate on the front. It also displays the nutritional information which is pretty bad for you but hey - its hard to buy healthy chocolate isn't it? So this packaging is pretty basic but what else do you need to know, its cheap chocolate!

                  The back of the pack tells us it is suitable for vegetarians (goody!) and it contains milk (obviously!) and soya. It also has a pretty long date on, till march 2011. (I'd like to see it lasting that long!). Nurtitional value wise, 1/4 of the pack will knock you back 130 calories, and contains 7.9g of fat and 12.7g of sugar - so this is a definite treat only item!

                  The chocolate itself is glossy, creamy and smooth to the taste. It melts nicely on the tounge and it is not 'gritty' or nasty tasting like other cheap chocolate I have tried before.

                  One of the (sort of) bad points about this is that the squares are really big, with I think 10 squares (sorry its alll gone now!) per pack so basically its easy to munch through quite a lot of this in one go without realising.

                  This chocolate actually kind of surprised me because it is quite nice and yummy, obviously its no dairy milk but I reckon it fills a gap and could be really good for cooking (apart from the big squares which would have to be broken a bit for easier melting)

                  I would give this a go if you fancy a sweet treat!

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                    15.11.2009 12:08
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                    Good for the price

                    I was looking for some plain dark chocolate for cooking and came across Tesco Value Plain Chocolate, at 27p for a 100g bar I decided to try it.

                    The wrapper is the same as the rest of the "value" brand - white and red with the Tesco Value stamp on it in one corner. The nutritional content is clearly marked on the front of the bar with the percentages guide line for daily amounts of calories, sugar, fat and saturates. The back of the packet contains a list of all ingredients, allergy advice and full nutritional value for 100g and 25g (quarter of a bar).

                    On opening the packet there was definitely a nice chocolatey smell and the chocolate looked nice and dark and glossy. As I said, I had bought this for cooking but decided to try a couple of squares first. The taste was good, a bit more like traditional cooking chocolate than say Bourneville, but it was acceptable if a little sweet for dark chocolate.

                    I was making some cookies that required chunks of chocolate so I cut the rest of the chocolate into small pieces and added to the cookie mixture. The chocolate tasted good in the cookies and I didn't notice any difference to when I have used other brands of chocolate.

                    With only 45% cocoa solids this chocolate might not work as well in say a chocolate mousse recipe or for icing a cake. However, it was great in the cookies and for nibbling!

                    Now for the nutritional value and ingredients .......

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                    per 100g
                    Cal 530kCal
                    Fat 27.0g
                    Sat Fat 16.3g
                    Sugar 40.0g
                    Salt Trace

                    Ingredients
                    Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Lactose, Emulsifiers (Lecithins, Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate).

                    Allergies Information
                    Contains Lactose
                    May contain Nuts


                    nutrient per 100g
                    Energy kCal 530 kCal
                    Protein 7.5 g
                    Carbohydrate 63.0 g
                    of which sugars 40.0 g
                    Fat 27.0 g
                    of which saturates 16.3 g
                    Fibre Trace
                    Sodium Trace
                    Salt Trace

                    I would buy this again for cake topping but think I would probably stick to Bourneville for just eating square by square. I will be trying the Value milk chocolate though just to see how it compares to other more expensive brands........ watch out for new review!

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                      02.11.2009 21:50
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                      Not my first choice or even my second....

                      As some of you may know, I'm on a quest to cut my shopping bill by trying Value or own brand products when shopping. I'm a bit of a chocoholic but I'd only allowed myself a max budget of £1 for sweet snacks to last a week. I stood looking at the chocolate bars trying to pick one when I noticed the Tesco Value bar, placed right at the bottom of the stand. Priced at just 29p for 100g it seemed silly not to try it!

                      PACKAGING

                      Like all Tesco Value product, the chocolate is wrapped in very plain packaging. All white with red writing and the value logo in the top corner. Unlike more expensive bars, the only wrapping was the outer part it didn't have any foil underneath.

                      TASTE AND AROMA

                      I've got to say, I wasn't really struck on the aroma of the chocolate when I first opened it. It smelled a bit like cooking chocolate and it wasn't as creamy as more expensive brands. The taste wasn't much better, it tasted cheap almost as if it had gone off.

                      It comes in squares and as I only had two pieces to try and didn't really fancy anymore I had to figure what to do with the rest. I didn't want to throw it away so I tried melting it down to make Crispie Cakes. I found that it melted well and mixing it with the crispies did improve the taste.

                      NUTRITIONAL INFO

                      Cal per 100g - 520
                      Carbs - 51.2g
                      Sat Fat: - 50.7g
                      Sugar: - 15.5g

                      SUMMARY

                      I wouldn't recommend this chocolate if you're looking for something to eat by itself, but it's not too bad when melted and made into cakes.

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