Saturday, 3 September 2011

September 3rd: '7Days of Chocolate Reviews' - Edition 85 - Lily O'Brien's Uglies

SITE UPDATE

Hi All,

I hope you will all agree that it's been a pretty cool week on the site where I've managed to fill the review slots with new product offerings from Mars, Thornton's and Nestle.

Mars Triple Choc - See HERE
Thorntons Bakewell Tart - See HERE
Quality Street My Purple Bar - See HERE

The arrival of a new season has brought about vast amounts of NPD - being totally honest with you guys I could have filled these slots several times over with various other products sent my way in the last week or so. You will notice today that I even managed to fill 'Snack of the Week' with another new set of products from Lily O'Briens.

Suffice to say it is really busy times for me at the moment. The site is attracting a record number of visitors and comments and I can only thank all of you who continue to provide constant feedback and your own thoughts on whatever I'm reviewing.

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Have great weekends - Oh and don't forget to visit the news page!!

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

As I stated above in my Site Update today, Snack of the Week consists of yet another two new products you should be seeing appear on retailer shelves near you soon. Indeed, Lily O'Briens have decided to extend it's recently launched 'Uglies' range further afield than it's Irish homeland and extend distribution to the UK. This Uglies range consists of two varieties - Their Honeycomb Crunch and Cocoa Cookies. I was lucky enough to receive some single pack samples of both - my very brief thoughts on them are below:

Lily O'Brien's Honeycomb Crunch
Kcal ??? Fat ??? Carbs ???

'Honeycomb and wheat scrunchies smothered in milk chocolate'

This single piece 20.0g chocolate looked appetitisng split in half and there was evidence of copious amounts of both the promised honeycomb and wheat cereal pieces. Essentially this was very similar in proposition to the Cadbury Crunchie Clusters (See HERE) and frankly it didn't taste that far apart from them either. The chocolate was obviously differentiated from the Cadbury alternative in that it was a touch less sugary but with less distinctive in it's milky taste - the melt was also a lot thinner in comparison to Dairy Milk. Chocolate aside the honeycomb and cereal delivered exactly in line with expectations - sweet honey led flavors burst out from their respective crunchy crisp textures. Pleasant but frustratingly small and moreish.

6.8 out of 10




Lily O'Briens Uglies Cocoa Cookie
Kcal ??? Fat ??? Carbs ???
'Cocoa cookie pieces smothered in milk chocolate'

This was another 20.0g single piece chocolate that was very similar to above not only in proposition but also product delivery. In a nutshell this simply swapped the honeycomb and wheat cereal, for chocolate biscuit pieces. In terms of taste these Uglies Cocoa Cookie chocolates were far less sweet than the above and their chocolatey flavour impact left a longer lasting impression in the mouth. The flavour longevity was longer, however their small size subsequently made them similarly unsatisfying.

7.2 out of 10



Hey forget what I say :D What do I know :D You know I'm always keen to hear what you guys make of these. Drop me a line with your thoughts I'm interested to hear from you.

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