Kcal 588 Fat 39.6g Fat (sats) 29.2g Carbs 51.9g (per 100g)
Surprisingly good value at £1.40 for a 100g bar, Sainsbury’s Swiss White Chocolate is from the supermarket’s Taste The Difference Range. To begin with I was sceptical about this range, as I didn’t really believe you would be able to taste the difference from their standard or Basics options. But after trying a variety of their products (fruit, chips, ice cream, sliced meats, etc) I changed my mind. I could definitely tell they were better quality. There are some occasions, however, when I can’t taste the difference at all. Which was this going to be?
Given that Switzerland is considered on of the best chocolate makers in the world, it is a promising start. The cardboard packaging also has everything going for it; I particularly like the fact that you can see a picture of the product on the cover so that you know what you are getting. The chocolate is easy to break off into segments, and is just the right thickness to create a slow melt in the mouth experience. The chocolate has a smooth texture, but I would not go as far as to say it was velvety, like claimed in the description.
Although white chocolate has a habit of making you feel hungrier rather than fuller, I found it quite sustaining. It is fortunate that I did not need a lot to make me feel satisfied, because it falls into the old age trap of being too sweet. Aside from the cocoa butter itself, I also thought the chocolate had a distinct lack of flavour. Usually white chocolate includes vanilla extract to give it that extra depth, but it was undetectable here. I should probably have expected as much before even taken a bite, because there were no sweet aromas coming from the bar.
In all, the answer is no, I could not taste the difference on this occasion. It is nice enough, but I wouldn’t get it again, and I would probably prefer a Milky Bar.