Somehow, we haven’t managed to review Galaxy here on Chocablog yet. We’ve done several of its variations (Galaxy Ripple, Galaxy Caramel, Galaxy Vanilla Heaven, Galaxy Minstrels), but not plain old Galaxy.
Well, Mars have recently changed the recipe and design for Galaxy, so it’s probably about time we checked it out.
The thing that sets Galaxy chocolate apart from its similarly priced competitiors has always been the creaminess of the chocolate. Well Mars have used this product refresh to make Galaxy even creamier and smoother. As you can see from the photo as well, they’ve also changed the shape of the chunks
Now Galaxy has always been one of those chocolates that I could take or leave. In very small doses, I love it – but as soon as I have more than a few chunks, that creaminess starts to turn to sickliness and I just feel ill.
This new bar is the same… except more so. The flavour and texture are noticeably creamier than before, but somehow that extra creaminess seems to be at the expense of chocolateyness. The result (for me, at least) is similar to eating a large bowl of sugary whipped cream – great for the first few mouthfuls, but it doesn’t take long before you start to feel very sick.
After 2 hours, I’ve managed to eat 3 chunks of this 6 chunk, 46g bar. And to be perfectly honest, I don’t think I’m going to be able to manage the rest today.
Don’t get me wrong, Galaxy is far too nice to throw away, it’s just that I like my chocolate to taste of chocolate, not cream and sugar. If you’re the kind of person who liked the flavour and texture of the old Galaxy, I’m sure you’ll still like this. But for me, it’s just a bit too sweet and a bit too creamy.