Friday, 10 April 2009

April 10th: Fannie May Mint Meltaways

Kcal 240 Fat 16.0g Fat(sats) 10.0g Carbs 23.0g

Thanks to *IShop4YouII* over the last week or so I have been able to review some Fannie May products in the form of their 'Trinidad' and 'Pixies' offerings. Today I tried their 'Mint Meltaways', which were formed of 'chocolate mint centers in a pastel coating'. One thing I did note before eating these was that a single pack contained 50% of the GDA of saturated fat, contrasting this with other products this did seem remarkably high.

As with the Fannie May Pixies these came in a three-piece, 42.5g pack that I ate over a single sitting. The packaging once again impressed me, and as with the other offerings from the range looked stylish with its contemporary look. The chocolates had a very vivid appearance with their pastel, winter green colour; when cross-sectioned the inner chocolate had a noticeably smooth, dense texture. Opening the packet I was immediately met with an extremely strong mint aroma. To be honest even then I found it somewhat overpowering - these were one of those chocolates that simply could not be stored in any close proximity to any other chocolates once opened.

As overpowering as the smell was, I wasn't quite expecting the sheer dominance of the mint in the taste. The outer pastel coating had a taste that simply consumed every other flavour influence on offer. It delivered a really one dimensional menthol taste, which was very severly limited in its flavour progression. The peppermint flavours were not exactly repulsive, though at the same time their cancelling out of the dark chocolate centre was bitterly disappointing. The pastel coating had a rather waxy type melt, though I must say I really quite enjoyed the texture of the dense, almost chewy dark chocolate centre - it was just a shame it had no impact tastewise. Due to the quite simplistic taste I didn't find these all that satisfying - certainly not enough to warrant 10.0g of saturated fat thats for sure.

Overall I am disappointed to say these are the worst offering I have sampled from the Fannie May range. Despite looking the part, they simply placed far to much emphasis on the mint flavouring in this product. As I stated above, the mint flavouring was not particularly bad, just it quickly became monotonous and boring in relation to what the product really could have delivered. Personally I would suggest your probably best avoiding these unless your a real mint-aholic.

6.4 out of 10
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