Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Nestlé Aero Bubbly White Chocolate Bar (Limited Edition) Review

nestle aero bubbly white chocolate

Last December Nestlé UK ran a competition on Aero's Facebook to introduce a new limited edition Aero. The contenders were strawberry, lemon, cappuccino and white chocolate, and somehow white chocolate ended up the winner. My personal choice was for the lemon variety but alas it wasn't meant to be - the Great British Public voted white chocolate!

This isn't the first time Nestlé have done a white chocolate Aero, of course; who can forget the version with the blue wrapper from the early 2000's? Here's a pic:

Credit: chocolatereview.co.uk
This new version seems to be slightly different as there's no mention of actual white chocolate on the wrapper, it's simply described as "Smooth milk chocolate with vanilla flavoured bubbles".

Opening the wrapper, I have to say it smelled delicious and had a lovely chocolatey aroma, although it was of the milk rather than the white variety! There was also a pleasant vanilla undertone.


Cutting it in half revealed the bubbly white centre:


Taste-wise it was very nice indeed - creamy, chocolatey and with a lovely sweet vanilla flavour. The main problem though was that the milk chocolate coating overpowered the vanilla centre - it still tasted nice and creamy, but the milk chocolate was too dominant.

Overall, this isn't a bad bar of chocolate by any means but I do think a lot of people will be disappointed that it isn't all white chocolate. The milk chocolate coating distracts from the vanilla flavour and kind of spoils it.

Also I think it's disappointing this variety won the Aero Facebook competition - a Lemon, Strawberry or Cappuccino Aero would've been much nicer in my opinion and a bit different from what's already on shelves! Interesting flavours are what consumers want these days - just look at the success of Cadbury's Marvellous Creations range. Come on Nestlé, be a bit more daring next time! ;)

RATING: 6.5 out of 10.

Price: 60p at Sainsbury's.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergy Information: Contains milk, whey & vegetable fat.
Nutrition (per bar): 221 Calories, 12.3g Fat, 24.9g Sugar.

Did you know?: In the past Rowntree's made Lime, Strawberry and Rum flavoured Aero's! Here's some pics (credit: doyouremember.co.uk):


 

3 comments:

  1. A lemon aero would have been nice, I love lemon flavour. I don't like white chocolate but this looks more vanilla-y so I might give it a try.

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    1. Definitely worth a try, this is a lot more vanilla flavoured than regular white choc although still very sweet.

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  2. all time favourite chocolate bar. Was addicted to them back when you first came out and when i saw them in my local londis i dropped everything i was doing and grabbed one. Stil tastes the excat same. hope it stays

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