Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nestle Aero 70% Dark

Nestle Aero 70%I found this smart looking bar at Mel & Rose Wine and Liquors a few weeks ago, before it got blisteringly hot and I’m adverse to buying chocolate.

The Nestle Aero line is a fun sort - it’s aerated chocolate. That means that air bubbles are trapped in the chocolate, making it light and fluffy, kind of like chocolate pumice. This is rather foreign to us here in the US where aerated chocolate isn’t that common. Europe Cadbury has a whole Wispa and Diary Milk Bubby line of products and they’re also popular in Israel where Elite makes some bars.

The Aero 70% Cocoa bar was a little more expensive than some of the imports I find, I paid $2 for mine, though in Canada, where these are from, they might be more reasonably priced. It’s five inches long and 1/75 inches across making it seem like a large bar. It only weighs 1.41 ounces, which is a great portion for chocolate but at this size it looks large but feels a bit puffy. Well, that’s because it is. The wrapping is simple and elegant. There’s a lot of info on the bar but they balance it well with the bubbly graphic elements and the matte paper keeps it from being too chaotic.

Nestle Aero 70%

Inside the foil wrapper, the bar is nicely molded, the shape is great and does a great job of highlighting the bubbly attributes while still making it easy to portion. The bubbles vary in size, but are consistently distributed throughout the bar - no solids spots.

The bite is easy and doesn’t flake or crumble. The scent is odd, almost alcoholic - like whiskey with hints of tobacco and cedar. The chocolate flavors are similarly woodsy and rich with just a hint of tannic cherries. The melt is creamy and slick. It’s amazing how good this is for a Nestle bar. Like all the best things about Nestle Chocolate Morsels, but even creamier.

The nutrition label was kind of shocking. The reason the melt was so smooth was the level of dreamy cocoa butter in the bar - it has one of the highest calorie counts per ounce of a whole chocolate product: 169. There are 16 grams of fat in here, but also 4 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar and finally 3 grams of protein. There’s a shocking 35% of the Canadian RDA of iron & 25% of the magnesium. The front of the package also says that there are 500 mg of polyphenols. The ingredients are also simple and easy to understand: cacao mass, sugar, cocoa, cocoa butter, soy lecithin & natural flavor.

I happened to have some of the Bubble Chocolate 60% Dark bar around to compare it to, and the Nestle Aero is surprisingly richer and smoother. I ate the whole bar and would probably buy it again if I saw it - it’s my favorite of the aerated bars I’ve had.

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Name: Aero 70% Cocoa
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: Mel & Rose Wine & Liquors
Price: $2.00
Size: 1.41 ounces
Calories per ounce: 169
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Nestle, Aerated, Chocolate, 8-Tasty, Canada

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:07 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyReviewNestleAeratedChocolate8-TastyCanada

  1. I love this bar, it’s really amazing to me. It’s about a buck in Vancouver usually, and is frequently on sale.

    Comment by Tom on 7/15/10 at 3:31 pm #
  2. Nothing beats a Cadbury Wispa IMO.  It is the king of aerated chocolate for me.

    Comment by Mark D. (sugarpressure) on 7/16/10 at 8:24 am #
  3. What’s so shocking about 35% of RDA of iron and 25% of magneium ? These are good things to have in your diet - they’re essential minerals

    Comment by chris on 8/19/10 at 6:05 am #
  4. these are delicious! i love every kind of aero bar, especially the mint chocolate

    Comment by Dee on 1/24/11 at 2:05 pm #
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