It’s been a while since I’ve had any Galaxy, so I thought I’d give this one a go. If you don’t know Galaxy, it’s a smooth, sweet, creamy milk chocolate sold by Mars in Europe and roughly equivalent to Dove in the US.
Somewhat annoying, the wrapper doesn’t give the percentage of cocoa solids in the chocolate, but it does give the percentage of milk solids (14%) and the percentage of cookie pieces in the bar as a whole (8%). In this day and age, manufacturers really should be giving us these numbers so we can make informed buying decisions (before cramming it into our faces without reading the label anyway, of course).
The front of this bar is divided into these rather sexy, curvy chunks with a single letter ‘G’ embossed upon them. This is obviously designed to further enhance the sexy, indulgent image that Mars like to promote Galaxy with, and I think it does the job quite well.
The top of the bar may be smooth and shiny, but the underside is studded with the outline of lots of small pieces of ‘cookie’, as you can see.
And those cookie pieces are the downfall of this bar. Rather than adding an exciting texture, they’re exactly the right size, shape and texture to get forced painfully into the roof of your mouth when you bite into a piece. Most of the time it’s just a mildly annoying texture, but every now and then you’ll get a piece that just hurts.
The problem is that the crunchy texture invites you to bite, but the pieces are too small and you end up almost having to chew it. But chewing isn’t exactly the most indulgent way to consume a creamy milk chocolate. You could wait for it to melt, but then you’re just left with a mouth full of small, biscuity rocks.
And that cookie doesn’t add much in the way of flavour either. The Galaxy chocolate completely overwhelms any flavour that may be there. But having said all that, this is still quite a moreish bar – providing you can get through it all without doing yourself an injury. If only those cookie pieces were a little big larger or softer, I could easily see myself picking one up again.
From what I’ve heard, this particular variety of Galaxy is only available in Tesco, so I’d be interested to hear if you’ve found it elsewhere.