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Walnut Whips

Walnut whips themselves have always been pretty iconic confectionary, both in looks and name. Over the years, they were rolled out by Nestle in a range of delicious flavours, including maple and coffee flavours. The original vanilla is the only one still going and it consists of a whirl-shaped cone of milk chocolate and inside is a dollop of whipped vanilla fondant topped with that all-important walnut. At it's peak of popularity (probably in the 90s), Nestle claimed that a walnut whip was eaten by someone, somewhere in the UK every two seconds!

The only change to the recipe along the way was the addition of a decorative walnut on the whip's outer peak. Later, the inner walnut was removed to avoid walnut overload presumably.

The walnut whip recently achieved a boost, thanks to Ken Livingstone, who famously claimed that the London 2012 Games would cost each Londoner only the price of a walnut whip at 38p.

Whatever happended to Walnut Whips with coffee cream in the middle? God they were delicious!!


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Walnut Whips Last post by battyrat
15 July 2012

Do You Remember Walnut Whips?

Do You Remember Walnut Whips?

  • Anonymous user
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    Very nice Nestle but please bring back the other flavours!
  • Anonymous user
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    Of course there's only one way to eat them - bite off the top and get your tongue down in there. Heavenly - especially the coffee ones. Yes, I remember the days when they were true spirals and the base was a veritable doorstop of chocolate! Incidentally I hated the walnut and always used to give it to my dad.
  • Anonymous user
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    These were always deemed too expensive and luxurious for kids and we were not allowed them. Somewhere between that thought being put in my head and me earning my own money, I lost interest in trying one and have still not had one ever, in 45 years of chocolate ignorance. I have a sneaking suspicion they might taste a bit like Ferrero Rocher but worse (except for the walnut) so I'm a bit reluctant.
  • Anonymous user
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    The old ones were produced with a true spiral of chocolate, which meant sometimes you got a really thick bit of chocolate. The ones today are a pale imitation being produced by a mold. Oh, and much smaller!