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Posted: 15:09 Thu 18-Jan-2007. Price: 2 for 2. Location: Sainsbury's, Sheffield. Sub-flavours: Chocolate, Toffee [tested]. Nutritional unusualness: 95 calories, 3.4g fat per bar.
"Grace" reports: For a low calorie cake bar option these were rather nice. They have the added bonus of being covered in Cadbury's chocolate which always makes the Highlights brand superior to other low fat options. They didn't taste much of toffee, more a sweet pasty stuff on them. But overall they were pretty tasty.

..."Grace" returns with this new addition to the ever-expanding Highlights range (they've also added a Fudge flavour to the Cookie Crunch biscuits) - I wasn't quite so persuaded by the chocolate or toffee varieties, which seemed to have a hint of artificial-sweetener bitterness, even though there's no mention of anything like that in the ingredients. But perhaps I've been spoiled by the (cold) Baked Chocolate Sponge you can apparently both "Have" and "Eat" in KFC's 3.99 Complete Treat Meal, or the Beard Papa Fresh'n Natural Cream Puffs which have suddenly materialised on London's Oxford Street - the website implies they have a range of products with a selection of fillings but, when I visited last week, the entire store was inexplicably devoted to selling tennis-ball-sized custard-cream profiteroles (1.30 each, or 5 for 6).


Posted: 23:42 Sun 28-Jan-2007 by "bobince" # permalink comment
Comment: Wow, Beard Papa made it to London?

Their shops in their native Japan have also only ever served me tennis ball-sized profiteroles.

For a while they had chocolate-filled 'roles as well as the standard vanilla (custard) ones. Either way, they're awesome, until you've eaten a box every day for a week, at which point illness ensues.

UKP1.30 seems a bit expensive compared to the Japanese version, IIRC.

Posted: 13:12 Sun 04-Feb-2007 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: The Toffee is Horrible! Tastes more like Coffee!
Posted: 20:01 Wed 14-Feb-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: Am I the only person who thinks that the highlights range is hugely overpriced. I bought some of the honeycomb nibbles, they are so dear. It is so expensive to eat healthily (not that I'm advocating that these are healthy, just healthier than the alternative!). Any snack that is considered better seems to mean they increase the price double fold!
Posted: 20:05 Wed 14-Feb-2007 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Hard to eat healthy? Rice, pasta, vegetables and fruit aren't that expensive. Infact when all is added up it's much cheaper than buying processed crap.
Posted: 20:39 Wed 14-Feb-2007 by "Grace" # permalink comment
Comment: I do eat healthy (very healthy) I'm just saying the highlights range is expensive!
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