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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Nestle Milky Bar Raisin and Biscuit Confirmed sighting: Nestle Milky Bar Raisin and Biscuit
Posted: 09:35 Sun 25-Jul-2010. Price: 55p. Location: Sainsbury, East Kilbride, Scotland. Nutritional unusualness: 11% raisins, 5% biscuit, 189kcal, 10.1g of fat per bar.
Zeddy reports: I kept a look out for this since I heard it was coming out. I USED TO LIKE Yorkie Raisin and Biscuit till they dicked around with the chocolate recipe and I have fond memories of Milkybars as a child. So can I just say how filthy this bar tastes!? The combination of ingredients with the "chocolate" gives a most unpleasant taste that reminds me of the butyric acid odour of Parmesan cheese/puke. Needless to say my children wholeheartedly endorse the product. You see children basically don't have any taste. I however will not be purchasing this abomination again.

...Nestle inadvertently give Zeddy permission to reacquaint himself with his breakfast here - I didn't think the bar was that bad, though wasn't overly reassured by the ingredients-for-dummies explanations ("Cocoa butter - made from cocoa beans, Vegetable fat - from tropical plants", and so on). Still, in other variously cocoa-containing compounds: Chocolate Weetabix promises to be a chocolate cereal [...] healthy enough to be advertised to children, though no such claims have been made regarding Kellogg's new Coco Pops Choc 'N' Roll; while Jim's Chocolate Mission prefers Thornton's Lemon Smoothie over their Raspberry Burst summer bars (49p/35g), and also linked to the news that Cadbury's centrepiece this Christmas will be an aerated chocolate and truffle centre Wishes milk chocolate star.


Posted: 12:00 Sun 25-Jul-2010 by "choccieman" # permalink comment
Comment: It never sounded like a good idea to me, 'ooh people like retro so lets make an adult version of a classic childrens product, don't worry about the taste...'

If Cadbury can combine aerated chocolate and truffle for Chrimbo does that means there's a remote chance of a Wispa truffle bar?

I was wondering why they need to state cocoa butter from cocoa beans, is it because they fear we might assume it comes from industrial run-off, or (more likely) because too many people these days have no clue where ingredients come from (I saw an episode of Nothing to Declare the other day where a passenger claimed not to realise that beef jerky contained meat).

Posted: 12:07 Sun 25-Jul-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: If it's Wall's beef jerky, it probably doesn't. I commented on March 16th about the vile nature of Milky Bars these days. Why do Nestlé DO this? It can't be to bring it in line with European chocolate because that's generally much better, and it can't be to attract American sales because they make all their own. Have childrens' taste buds become so damaged by Cookie Crisp and Cheerios that they actually prefer this stuff?
Posted: 14:26 Sun 25-Jul-2010 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: had just sat down to try a raisin and biscuit milkybar when i saw this post. you're right, it's ass.
Posted: 18:28 Sun 25-Jul-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Sorry about the poor pic, Snackspot. I was shaking with disgust at the time (allegedly).
Posted: 14:07 Tue 27-Jul-2010 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Or maybe it was the Milkybar sugar rush.
Posted: 21:52 Wed 28-Jul-2010 by "Foodstuff Finds" # permalink comment
Comment: Err... just wanted to say I liked this bar... sorry, felt someone needed to balance the negativity. Sure its sweet and creamy, but that's kinda nice - and the mix of textures is good too. Its not trying to be a Lindt or top end bar, its just a nice tasty fix for a sweetness craving.
Posted: 17:49 Thu 29-Jul-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Foodstuffs, girls always like white "chocolate" for some reason! ;-)
Posted: 16:00 Wed 11-Aug-2010 by "Holly" # permalink comment
Comment: I <3 <3 <3 these!!! I am going to buy one in a minute!!!!
Posted: 16:03 Wed 11-Aug-2010 by "Matthew" # permalink comment
Comment: The white chocolate was, as Milky Bars ever are, gorgeously sweet and 'melt in your mouth'. The biscuit was exceptional, giving the bar depth, variety, and texture. And the raisins gave that fruity contrast and aftertaste, the metaphorical cherry on the icing on the cake. The six segments granted languid enjoyment and my palate is still basking in the rich flavours. A resounding 9/10 and a special mention for trying something different white chocolate, usually the reserve of the plain and unimaginative
Posted: 14:45 Fri 13-Aug-2010 by "Ewan" # permalink comment
Comment: poo stain flavoured
Posted: 21:15 Sat 14-Aug-2010 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Happy to take your word for it.
Posted: 09:01 Fri 20-Aug-2010 by "Chappers" # permalink comment
Comment: saw some of these at my local petrol garage this week...have they only just came out? One of my mates has been raving about them but to be honest there wasn't much difference between this adn the original - alright there were a few raisins in it but not that many!

maybe I just had a duff bar...

Posted: 12:55 Fri 20-Aug-2010 by "bertie" # permalink comment
Comment: i think the advert is racist - why do they use a black kid with blond hair. Also he's not actually black he has been coloured black - makes it worse.
Posted: 16:40 Fri 20-Aug-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I bet Trevor Phillips is on the case as we speak.
Posted: 16:26 Wed 25-Aug-2010 by "Milky milky" # permalink comment
Comment: "Vegetable fat - from tropical plants"

Tropical plants? Would that be a euphemism for the dreaded orang-utan murdering palm oil?

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