February 25th: Nestle Blue Riband Coffee Cream

Kcal 99 Fat 4.7g Fat(sats) 2.8g Carbs 12.8g (per wafer)

Like many an office coffee/tea room around the country we are always on the look out for new chocolate biscuit options to brighten up our day. Kit Kats, Cadbury biscuits, Tunnocks Tea Cakes, these are the most common things we buy week to week but this week things got changed up a bit and we've managed to find ourselves a new favourite in the form of these Nestle Blue Riband Coffee Cream wafer biscuits.

We found these on sale in our local Sainsbury's on an introductory £1.00 deal in the chocolate biscuits aisle. The £1.00 of hard earned cash bought us a multipack of 8 x 19.3g bars - enough to survive us just two days after we all worked how great they were :) To be honest it was lucky we picked them out on the shelf at all. We hadn't been subjected to any press releases or news they were coming out. Neither did we think the subtle change to the usual Blue Riband packaging was obvious enough for any casual shelf browser to pick them out. Luckily our beady eyes did and noticed the non-obvious beige coloured 'coffee cream' branding.

The bars came described as 'crisp coffee flavour wafer biscuits covered in milk chocolate'. In description these reminded us a lot of the American Nestle Coffee Crisp - See HERE. Luckily we thought these tasted a lot better. None of the separate elements would have stood out in isolation, but the combination of the sweet milk chocolate, crisp biscuity wafer and subtle creamy coffee filling really worked and complimented each other. Dipped straight into a coffee or hot chocolate before eating was a real treat, these just put a smile on the face of anyone that tried them and even one felt like more than enough to satisfy a rumbling stomach.

Overall we were really pleasantly surprised by how much we loved these Nestle Blue Riband Coffee Cream. As we said above even though these had no outstanding individual element to them they just proved to work really well all in the same bar. Neither the chocolate, wafer or filling were overly dominated in the taste and despite their meagre 19.3g size they were strangely very satisfying. All four of our team loved them and we've already bought another two packs since finishing off our first. Make sure you give these a try if you see them - let us know what you think of them @Chocmisssion.

7.8 out of 10