Sunday 23 February 2020

Being The Smartest Of The Bunch | Smarties Buttons Review

Hey everyone!

Welcome to a brand new blog post! I thought, that today, I would talk to you all about the new Smarties Buttons that Nestle have recently brought to the public market.

What are Smarties Buttons, I hear you ask. Well according to the production description that is on every bag of the buttons, it says that they are, 'Milk Chocolate pieces with mini Smarties inclusions (24%) (milk chocolate in a crisp sugar shell). They do come in a variety of flavours. The Smarties Buttons come in either, Milk, White or Orange.

A rectangular white pouch with a blue circle with smarties buttons in white font on a bright background

When I went to my local supermarket to hunt these down. Yes, I did say hunt, as they were out of stock for the first couple of days. Anyways, when I got to my local store, I couldn't find the Orange variety sadly, so I've only tried the Milk and White versions. If you've tried the Orange version then please do let me know your thoughts down below!

The Milk Chocolate ones were amazing. I actually took them with me to enjoy alongside, the screening of, Kinky boots which I saw at the cinema (comment down below if you've seen Kinky Boots and your opinion of it). I loved them. The texture difference between the smooth thick chocolate and the crisp sharpness of the Smarties themselves. I love the sort of sugary freshness against the slightly sweet chocolate too. I get that this sounds ridiculous, but do you ever havee something that is more sweet on top of sweet? Like a trifle, for example? The custard and cream on a trifle are both really sweet but they kind of work together to counterbalance each other? its the same with these Smarties Buttons. Incredibly moreish and the fact that they are in a pouch means that you can put them away and save them for whenever you want more. Lets be real though, no one is really going to stop and put them away for another time... Well, I'm not at least.

Obviously, the main difference in the Milk and White Smarties Button, is that the Chocolate base is different, and, I realise that, to some, this might not mean enough to write another paragraph about them, but to me, it does. I'm not the biggest fan, of, White Chocolate. I mean its pretty much made up of Cocoa Butter and Milk, so for a lactose intolerant, its not the best for me. Weirdly though, I really enjoyed the White Chocolate version/ The White Chocolate reminded me of Milkybar, and the Smarties again gave a textural and taste contrast. My main concern with both of these products, is that, the Smarties are kind of only in the middle of the product, which is fine, but means that once you've eaten the middle its just a chocolate button. In my personal opinion, I would prefer the Smarties to be dispersed throughout the Button.

Would I buy these again? Definitely. They're a great pouch to enjoy alongside a film or something like that. I think that they're good for the price, which when I bought them was, £1.50. I also think that they're a great talking point for those who had Smarties play a massive role within their childhood. I love these, and, hopefully I'll get to try the Orange ones soon.

Have you tried these yet? Let me know down below!

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

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