Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Milkybar Giant Buttons Milkshake Mix Up
Both Nestle and Cadbury have recently launched two opposing versions of mixed chocolate buttons, Cadbury with their Dairy Milk Mixed Buttons (review soon) and Nestle with this Milkybar Giant Buttons Milkshake Mix Up...but which shall reign supreme?!
Sadly it won't be Nestle! These Milkybar Giant Buttons Milkshake Mix Up contain a mixture of regular Milkybar Giant Buttons as well as Chocolate Milkshake flavoured buttons. Yes, that's right - not actual chocolate buttons but chocolate flavoured buttons.
As you can see in the pic above (hand selfie alert!) the chocolate milkshake buttons look a lot paler than real milk chocolate buttons, more of a malty kind of colour, and that's how they tasted really; malty, milky, and very sweet without much chocolatey flavour. I was very disappointed, but I suppose they are called Milkshake Mix Up so it's no surprise they're more milky than chocolatey.
I do think Nestle missed an opportunity here to make something rather special and unique: why not do a mix up of different milkshake flavours, like banana, strawberry, raspberry...? White chocolate and milk chocolate is hardly a "mix up" of milkshake flavours!
Overall, these are a disappointment and a bit of a gimmick, they could've been much better but I suppose kids will enjoy them at least. They certainly don't add anything new or worthwhile to the snacking table for the rest of us.
6 out of 10.