New Nestle Gingerbread Matchmakers Review
It's that time of year again...September, the classic month to get in the festive mood prematurely! Yep, lots of Christmas themed snacks and gifts are now appearing in shops (plus a few Halloween things), and amongst all the niknaks this year is a new Matchmakers flavour! Initially I thought this might be replacing the Salted Caramel Matchmakers from last year, but it appears not because that's also available alongside this in Tesco Express, currently for a mere 75p. At that price I couldn't say no to a pack!
Described as "Gingerbread flavour chocolates with skimmed milk chocolate, dark chocolate and boiled sugar pieces" these weigh 120g. Opening the box I was immediately hit with a sugary, slightly artificial but definitely gingery aroma.
It was very strong indeed...I wasn't sure if I liked it to be honest!
I did what had to be done: dug out my fancy festive star-shaped snacks dish and arranged the Matchmakers on it. It's surprisingly perfect for the sticks!
I took a bite of one. Hmmm, I wasn't sure about this. It's quite gingery indeed, although artificially so, with the sweetness of the chocolate and boiled sugar pieces quickly taking over. I ate another one...and before I knew it I was happily munching my way through them! There's just something about Matchmakers that has that effect on you, no matter which variety.
I can't say I loved the flavour, but it's certainly a nice change from the norm of Orange or Mint and gives you the warm gingery spiciness you may be craving at this time of year (or rather, later in the year!). All in all, these are ok and I'll eat them at Christmas if offered but I still prefer Orange or Mint a lot more.
7.5 out of 10.
Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa mass, glucose syrup, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, lactose and proteins from whey, whey powder from milk, vegetable fat, emulsifier sunflower lecithin, natural flavouring.
Nutrition Info per 100g: 495 Calories, 21.3g Fat, 70.6g Carbohydrates, 63.9g Sugars, 3.7g Protein.
I do wish Nestle would bring back "Wicked White Chocolate Mint" Matchmakers...now they were something! Anyone else remember them? (They also did Blackcurrant and Strawberry at one point!)