Galaxy Minstrels

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on January 29 2007 | Leave A Comment

Galaxy Minstrels

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.

Galaxy Minstrels

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?


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Comments On This Post

  1. Tim

    They remind me of a chocolate we had here in New Zealand when I was a child – I just cannot recall the name. I will probably be thinking about it for days now!

  2. deb

    mmmmmmmm minstrels r amasin they r sooooooooooo gooooooooood !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Shabnam

    I would like to find out from yourselves if this is true. Please can you tell me if Galaxy Minstrels have Animal Rennet in it, as it has come across on BBC News. Your reply would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you

  4. Sharo

    Certainly the Ministrels were creamier and dairier than any chocolate you would have ever tasted. It was the kind of chocolate which was addictive yet each packet was more than satisfying for ones appetite. I truly miss Galaxy, it is nowhere to be found in North America (well it might be.)

  5. Sharo

    I don’t think Minstrels have Rennet in it. I am pretty certain of that, even though Rennet contains the enzymes that help solidify the milk. The ingredients are as follows:

    Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Vat, lactose, Milk Fat, E412, soya, dextritin, starch, glazing agent (E903), colors (E104, E122, E124, E132), Vegetable Oil.

  6. daniel

    wow.. nicee!! but I don’t think they’re sold here in Malaysia.. :”{

  7. Robin

    Mmm they are the best. I was back in England last August and
    could not get enough of them i returned to Aussie with 10 packets..Alas they have all gone

  8. eeyore

    i LOVE ministrels too 😀 you described them exactly the way i feel about them!!! ahhhhh, craving for some now 😀 😀 😀

  9. Jennie

    Yummie in the tummie!!

  10. donna

    what where the milk and white mixed minstrels called ??

  11. lindsay

    vice vercers but were made by cadburys i think

  12. Nicola

    Do glaxy make anything that is white choco??

  13. Mike

    I want them in the Netherlands, we don’t have them here.
    How can I get it here without travelling to England?

  14. Robert

    Hi, could any1 tell me where can i get it in Malaysia else then Airports. Pls.. TQ.. I got to get it for my girlfriend coming Bday.. Pls..Thanks a bunch!

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