Saturday, 7 May 2011

May 7th: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 72 - McVitie's Twix Caramel Slices

SITE UPDATE

Hi All,

What an amazing stretch of bank holidays and royal weddings we just had huh!?

I'm sure you will all be glad to know that the usual posting schedule will return this week with reviews on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I know I always say this but I have some genuinely exciting things in store for you all including a whole new range of bars from Cadbury, some more crazyness from Japan and then whatever I fancy ending the week on :D

Looking below you will see that 'Snack of the Week' was more like 'Disappointment of the Week' - Have any of you sampled the delights (tongue in cheek here!) of McVitie's new (term used loosely) Twix Caramel Slices?

You guys might want to check out Hotel Chocolat this weekend - there are further reductions on their Easter chocolates and they are starting to get their summer lines added to the website to. Let me know if you spot anything you want reviewed.

Right I'm off to update the News Page with the non-existent news articles on chocolate this week. At least we can always bank on a few laughs from Thorntons' explaining their shortcomings for the umpteenth time.

Have great weekends

JIM

SNACK OF THE WEEK ..... a new part of '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' which will feature any manner of snacking product I have been products munching on in the week

Kcal 142 Fat 7.8g Fat(sats) 4.3g Carbs 16.6g (Per Slice)

A few weeks ago I read with great excitement about these Twix Caramel Slices in 'The Grocer Magazine' - See HERE. Being a fan of the original Twix bar, and of course a lover of Millionaire Shortbread cakes, I kept a keen eye out for them in my local supermarkets and I found them just last weekend in Tesco priced on a £1 introductory deal. Packaging wise I was impressed with the outer and inner wrappers and I liked the consistency brought over from other Twix products. Upon revelation of the slices however, an unnerving sense of familiarity came across me. McVitie's couldn't possibly have done this?? Could they?? ... Yes ... unfortunately they had!! Anyone remember these - McVitie's Caramel Shortcake See HERE??? Well welcome to the all new repackaged version! Indeed these were every bit as poor as those used to be - some might say even poorer due to their slightly smaller size. If you want my more in depth analysis I suggest heading to that old review - I refuse to waste all your time on such cheeky use of branding. To say I was disappointed with these is an understatement.

5.7 out of 10



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