April 30th: Galaxy Roasted & Caramelised Hazelnuts

Kcal 249 Fat 14.5g Carbs 26.7g

Is it me or are Mars forever trying to out-do Cadburys in the namestakes....for your Cadburys 'Biscuit' you have the Galaxy 'Cookie Crumble'...for your 'Fruit & Nut' you have 'Raisin, Almond & Hazelnut'...and now for the 'Wholenut' equivalent we have 'Roasted & Caramelised Hazelnuts'..bit of of a mouthful eh!

This bar came in a 47g single portion serving - just the right amount if you ask me. Looking on the wrapper aside from the overly long name the bar described itself as 'smooth and creamy milk chocolate with roasted and caramelied hazelnuts'...these nuts which were supposedly comprimising 14% of the bar. If you take a look above those were the pieces that actually contained the relatively less amount of hazelnuts than the others...the bar was absolutely crammed full of them.

Despite the high nut content the blocks actually broke away relatively easily and with less mess than I expected. The bar offered a slight nutty aroma which was very pleasent but mostly the scent wasnt overly detectable which was slightly disappointing.

Tastewie the hazelnuts were neither the best nor the worst. They had that slightly woody nutty flavour but were relatively shallow in taste when considering the sheer volume. The chocolate was its usual dreamy smoothness that retained its normal Galaxy creamy flavour. There seriously isnt much better than Galaxy chocolate...unfortunately the overall flavour was hindered by the texture of the bar.

Due to the volume and nature of the chopped nuts the overall smoothness of the texture of the bar was disrupted. Of course its normal to expect not the smoothest of texture with a bar that contain nuts, but the silkyness is really the main strength of Galaxy chocolate and I just feel that this probably isnt the most suitable ingredient to combine with it - that appears to be the case anyway on evidence of this bar.

Overall this is no doubt a good tasting bar - the chocolate is the normal dreamy Galaxy delighfulness, and the hazelnuts although not as flavoursome as they could possibly be arent at all bad. Personally I just dont think the roughness of the chopped nuts really suits the super smooth chocolate and that stops this being one of the top bars in the Chocolate Mission table. If you enjoy trying different bars with nuts, this is definately worth you checking out.

7.9 out of 10