Galaxy Minstrels are another of my childhood favourites that I haven’t had in years. Of course, back in my day, they were just “Minstrels” (sans Galaxy).
Unusually, these are even better than I remember them as a kid. I’m not sure if it’s just my imagination, but they seem bigger – and the Galaxy chocolate is certainly creamier.
For the uninitiated, Minstrels are solid, spheroid shaped (oblate spheroid, to be precise) chocolate, coated with a crispy shell. They’re somewhat akin to (British) Smarties or M&Ms. Except they’re so much nicer… and they’re not coloured with chopped up beetles. That’s always a good thing.
Oh. And they do look quite nice when served in a large wine glass…
It’s difficult to say why I like Minstrels so much. They’re very simple. Sugar-coated chocolate. But it’s done so well. I think the chocolate is the key. It’s quite sweet, but very smooth and creamy.
While I like Galaxy chocolate, it’s not normally my favourite – simply because it is so sweet – but the size of Minstrels makes all the difference. You get just the right amount of chocolatey creaminess and crispy shell in each one.
Apparently, they’re also great for sharing. But I wouldn’t know about that… the Minstrels are mine. Got it?
Definitely a thumbs up. But go buy your own, Ok?