Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Branded Choclate Vs ALDI alternatives!

Good Morning everyone! Or Good evening depending where you are in the world!

Today we have been testing out branded chocolate bars and comparing them to the ALDI alternatives. Its a hard job but someone had to do it! So we choose four different chocolate bars and then bought the ALDI alternatives. All the branded chocolate was bought from pound land so oh course was £1.00 for four.  With the exception of the tunnocks bars which were six in a pack.

So firstly we have the Mars bars And their alternatives the racer bars.  

  We opened them and tried the mars first.  it had the usual soft caramel and nougat covered with chocolate.  It tasted like... well a normal Mars bar! Opening the Racer bar, which is the ALDI alternative, the first thing we recognised was that they are the same size.  Good start!  They come in a pack of 6 for 65p.  We tasted them and found they indeed did taste like a mars bar.  For the price we were very impressed.!

Next on to the tunnock caramel bars.  These are Mr PB's favourite ever chocolate snack.  On tasting we saw that they were layers of caramel followed by layers of wafer in between and then covered in chocolate.  Very tasty!  The Aldi alternative was the same structure of caramel and wafers.  They cost 81p for a pack of eight.  Upon tasting we saw that once again these were very similar to the branded tunnocks and apart from their not being as many layers we couldn't see much difference. 

On to the Snickers bars

The alternative to the Snickers is the Titan bar.  They retail at 65p for six.   This time after tasting the Titan bar we did see a difference.  There is a lot of caramel and not many peanuts.  After having such good experiences we felt a little let down by these and we give you a thumbs down for these ALDI. We will not be repurchasing these.

Lastly we have the twix Vs the jive bar.

With these we found that again they were the same size and came in a pack of five for 65p.  These are extremely good value and are exactly the same structure as Twix.  In fact we decided that we preferred these Jive bars to the Twix.  They tasted not as over poweringly sweet and were a nice snack. 

All in all we would definitely purchase the ALDI snack bars over the branded ones. (with the exception of the titan bar)   They are definitely a good cost effective alternative and they don't scrimp on taste.  We also filmed while we were taste testing and you can find our video here

So thanks for visiting us here today and we hope to see you all back again really soon.  Bye for now
The PB's xx

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