4 Apr 2013

Nestle Tex Review

This Nestle Tex bar was very kindly sent to me by the lovely Hannah from The Review Addict who managed to find the perfect snack to represent South Africa for my Around The World challenge. I think if I'd seen this Nestle Tex in an import shop I would have assumed it was an American bar so I'm very grateful to Hannah to opening my eyes to this hidden gem.

The Nestle Tex looks like an absolute behemoth of a bar in terms of size, it's so chunky and tall that even it's own logo doesn't fit properly on the wrapper. Although when it comes to weight it's firmly in the featherweight category, weighing in at a light 40g. It's made up of some airy ingredients, namely wafer and Aero. In fact the Tex is a chocolate that has a layer of Aero inside it. Truly epic and I couldn't wait to give it a try!

Once unwrapped the bar is very rectangular and neat, with rippled chocolate but no defined segments.

I'll cut straight to this chase, this tasted like a maxed up version of another Nestle product, the Kit Kat Chunky. The combination of wafers and Nestle chocolate is just too familiar a taste experience to not associate it with a Kit Kat. It's essentially a cross between a Kit Kat Chunky and an Aero.

Within the Nestle Tex bar, the wafer layers are even bigger and chunkier, with a much more wafery flavour. Even though that's not an actual word - you get the idea. Wafery. The outer chocolate layer is quite thin and slightly waxy. However, the Aero in between the central wafers, adds an extra chocolate layer and flavour.

The Aero layer is not quite as massive as they make it appear on the packaging but it's still very much an Aero chocolate in appearance. And even better, it really tastes like an Aero too. I'd like to see Nestle make this with an even bigger layer of Aero, one that amounts to an actual Aero bar encassed in wafer and wrapped in more chocolate. Now that would be epic!

Thanks again to Hannah for sending me this bar!

Grocery Gems Verdict: Nestle Tex

RATING: 7 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Worth a try if you can find it!
Purchased: Available from import specialists like The Stateside Candy Co.

Price: £1.69.


  1. Thanks for the mention. I am loving the Around the World challenge and glad I could contribute!

    1. I'm not sure I would have thought of looking for a South African snack, so thank you! :)

  2. You should try some more South African snacks; particularly the chocolate! I'd especially love to read what you think about Nestle's 'Peppermint Crisp bar'! My partner's family is South African and when a bunch of goodies are brought back (or bought online of course), they barely last one day! :)

    1. Thank you, I definitely want to try some more South African snacks. I will especially try to track down the Peppermint Crisp bar! :)

      Oh and I love it when family members bring back goodies from abroad!

  3. I think Mint Cracknell, available in the UK in the 1970's was very similar to the Peppermint Crisp bar mentioned above. I actually remember it well, I bought one once and it was all soft inside. My parents wrote to the manufacturer and I got 4 replacements.

    1. What a great memory Brian. I doubt you would get 4 chocolate bars for writing a letter nowadays. I hope the replacements were better than the original.

      I don't think I ever tried the Mint Cracknell but I really want to try the Peppermint Crisp from South Africa.


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