Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Aero

Name: Aero
Brand: Nestle Rowntree (UK)
Place Purchased: Cost Plus
Price: $1.29
Size: 1.62 oz
Calories per ounce: 142
Type: Chocolate (Milk)

I’ve seen these bars before, usually in import stores, and as I recall I picked up one or something similar in London when I was there. It’s basically a milk chocolate Nestle bar that’s been whipped into a froth and then quickly molded into a bar. It creates a bit of a lighter feeling treat than a dense chocolate bar.

What’s amazing about this is when you look at the bar unwrapped, it looks like a king sized bar, but it weighs about the same as a regular bar. It’s overwhelmingly sweet and chocolately smelling. Upon biting into it, it yields easily, more like marshmallow or fudge than chocolate. In fact, that’s what it resembles most to me, fudge. It’s definitely very chocolatey, a little sticky feeling in the mouth, but because of all the air, it melts fast, bursting on the tongue.

Note that because of the bubbles, I suspect that it’s a little more prone to softening in the summer warmth than other bars, so you might want to store this one in the fridge. In fact, I’ve heard that some folks prefer it that way.

On the whole, it was a pleasant bar. The chocolate is very milky, as European chocolate usually is and if you like that, you won’t be disappointed. I find European milk chocolate tastes a little like powdered milk to me which is not an entirely pleasant reminder.

My rating: 6 out of 10.

See also - taquitos.net review.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:19 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewNestleAeratedChocolate6-TemptingUnited Kingdom

Comments
  1. mmm aero… have u tried the mint aero?

    Comment by suze on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. ” it melts fast, bursting on the tongue”

    I guess that answers the question posed by the wrapper! Not sure if you felt that was good or bad, though!

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. Wow, this looks so good.  And mint aero?  Imma hit my local Cost Plus looking for this one soon.

    Comment by Bottom Feeder on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. we have those in canada too.

    Comment by Randi on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. I live in the UK and we get these everywhere. We get many different flavours: Normal, mint, orange, honeycombe and white and normal chocolate together. Yumm!

    Comment by Matt on 12/08/05 at 5:56 am #
  6. This is the closest thing available to the long-discontinued Nestle Choc-o-Lite bar of the 70s.

    The mint Aero ROCKS!

    Comment by marn on 3/20/06 at 7:47 am #
  7. Mint Aero is sex in a wrapper. Happens to be my favorite chocolate bar. Glorious.

    Comment by Polly on 7/15/06 at 3:20 pm #
  8. candy

    Comment by RAY on 7/18/06 at 9:32 am #
  9. If you like this kind of candy, please try a Cadbury Flake bar if you see them.  It is that sweet, milky Cadbury chocolate in thin sheets all rolled into a bar.  Fab texture.

    Comment by Kristine on 7/29/07 at 3:49 pm #
  10. i would like o point out we did have an aried bar in the US, it was called WISPA and didnt last very long, i did see them in the UK a while ago thou.

    Comment by jk on 11/25/07 at 4:40 pm #
  11. I had to buy them a few years ago when i went to canada.Now they sell them at the local krogers in the U.S.

    Comment by mmmm on 2/08/08 at 11:42 am #
  12. The WISPA bar is the Cadbury version of the aero and was introduced in 1981. It was discontinued in its original form in 2003 and renamed Dairy Milk Bubbly but after much opposition and petitioning, the Wispa was re released and after a trial is back on UK shelves for good as of last october. The Bubbly was no where near as popular.

    It far outsells the aero 3 times over and is something of an icon in Britain. It also came in a caramel variety (being re released as a limited edition in september) called Wispa Gold, a mint one called Wispa Mint , a Biscuity one caled Wispa bite and a coffee one called Wispacino.

    I didn’t know these had once been available in the US. Cadburys don’t use powdered milk as most opponents do (inc nestle) just fresh dairy milk hence the delicous unique fresh creamy taste that UK dairy milk is associated with and loved for across the world. Wispas are gorgeous!

    Comment by alan on 7/12/09 at 5:13 am #
  13. I tried both Milk and Mint Aero recenlty even back on Black Friday… mmmm Aeros are Delicious…

    Comment by Harvey on 12/30/09 at 3:36 pm #
  14. This is REAL BRITISHNESS… A British masterpiece… USA needs a truckload of British snacks

    Comment by Harvey on 2/13/10 at 10:02 pm #
  15. America NEEDS Lots Of British candy when Americans start learning more of England… if I had a grocery store I’d be the 1st store in town to have a British aisle! lol

    And yes we Americans who’ve heard of such snacks famous in the UK want some!

    Aero, Mars bar (UK), Galaxy, name it…

    Comment by Harvey on 2/20/10 at 3:03 pm #

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