Saturday, 30 July 2011

July 30th: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 82 - Rolo Biscuits

SITE UPDATE

Hi All,

Another week passes and there has been a mixed bunch of reviews on the site this week.

If you are going to take the time to read just one then I strongly suggest you head over to the review I posted this past Monday when I took my first look at a brand called Valrhona. Their Jivara milk chocolate offering was up there with some of the best chocolate I've ever tasted. Speaking as an idiot who has eaten some form of chocolate product everyday for the past three years you should understand that as a pretty glowing recommendation - See HERE.

There will be some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks as a few independent UK chocolatiers have been getting in touch requesting some reviews. In addition to them I will have some more new products from the likes of Hotel Chocolat & Thorntons appearing - these guys should be starting their summer sales on their websites soon so I would take a look HERE to see what they are up to.

Now we have hit edition 82 of '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' I want to freshen things up a bit. Are there any topics/interviews/features you guys want to see posted about at weekends? There is potential for me to do anything you want so that is very much an open ended question! Drop me a comment or an e-mail if you have a view on that.

.... if you don't then just have yourself a great weekend :D I will of course be back Monday ... but will I be back with Hotel Chocolat Monday??? Log on and find out :D


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 weekRolo Biscuits
Kcal 95 Fat 4.7g Carbs 12.1g (per biscuit)


Lets keep this short and sweet - What do you get if you take the biscuit out of a Rolo Biscuit??? ... a Rolo ... Fortunately that isn't intended to be a joke. It's in actual fact just the reality of what is on offer here with Snack of the Week - Rolo Biscuits.

I want to bypass the cheekiness of the on-pack 'New' claims (these were first launched in 2000 - See HERE) and more just focus on the product as it is now. Allow me the please to bring out the cliche 'back in my day ...' (god I feel old!!) ... these were an awful lot bigger than they are now. Indeed, now these Rolo Biscuits clock in at a measly 18.5g and contain only 85 calories. Some might say this was a good thing - greedy guts like me would disagree! The part of the product taking the biggest sacrifice appears to be the biscuit portion, which though evident aesthetically, was totally AWOL in the taste and texture department. Essentially what you get here is a jumbo sized Rolo - average milk chocolate with a sugary sweet toffee/caramel soft centre. Of course this was no disaster, but Nestle if you are promising me biscuit .... I want biscuit dammit!! Have you guys noticed these reappearing in your local stores?

7.3 out of 10


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