Saturday, 5 November 2016
Bounty & Galaxy Trail Mixes Review
When these new Trail Mixes containing Bounty, Galaxy and M&M's first came out I was eager to try them...until I saw the price. For 25g of fruit, nuts and chocolate they cost nearly 80p in The Co Op which is just too much. Luckily, one of my local stores had them all reduced to just under 20p recently on clearance, so I nabbed a few packs.
The Bounty variety contains a mix of golden raisins, dried pineapple, milk chocolate, tropical flavour sultanas and sweetened coconut. A bit of a tenuous link to Bounty bars...but I'll let them off. They're suitable for vegetarians.
The mixture was quite pleasant, it definitely had a nice tropical fruity vibe and all the fruits mixed well with the chocolate. The problem was, there just wasn't enough chocolate! I know these are meant to be healthy but c'mon...if it's labelled as Bounty you expect a decent amount of chocolate. There were just a few small drops, like the ones you can buy for making cookies with. Nice, but doesn't justify the RRP. Thank goodness I got these cheap.
7 out of 10.
Galaxy Trail Mix:
This variety was even more lacklustre, it contains a mix of orange flavoured cranberies, golden raisins, Galaxy milk chocolate and cashew nuts. The inclusion of cashews in this bag did make it a little more substantial but I still felt there wasn't enough in the bag. It's like a rabbits portion!
6.5 out of 10.
Overall, these Trail Mixes are a bit of a ripoff in my opinion. They're clearly attempting to cash-in on the healthier eating trend, and maybe it fits with the whole idea of "a little bit of what you fancy", but you'd be far better off buying your own chocolates, fruit and nuts and mixing them together yourself. Far cheaper and you can create your own ratios then.