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I'm Sorry Cadbury but I picked up some of these the other day, after a rather stressful day all round. I saw them and thought, "what an attractive pack" and they looked quite nice. They were half price at my local supermarket, down to £1 from £2. I never pay £2 for chocolate goodies, so I was rather impressed that I got them half price.
Let's go in for the positives first shall we. Like I said, the packaging and design in excellent, but you wouldn't really expect anything else from Cadbury, would you? I like the gold foil - stands out alot from the blues and reds of the other chocolate goodies. You get quite a few "rocks" for the size of the bag but I'm afraid that is where the disappointment begins.
I got the first rock out and my first thought was "didn't I used to make these when I was 7?" You know the ones I mean, with rice crispies and chocolate and it looked a right royal mess by the time you had finished? If you were anything like me, you would then try and fob them off on your family as masterpieces - a bit like Cadbury in this instance. My second thought was that it was shaped like a dog turd.
I do not even know what it is supposed to be - obviously crunchie of some sort given the name, but there were bits of chocolate, rice crispies, caramel. I don't know what Cadbury were thinking here as their other products have always been good - tasty, original and different - these are just weird.
Cadburys only saving grace is that they don't taste horrible, but they do not taste nice either. Kids may eat them however the older generation may see through the gold foil packaging as cheap marketing attemps. Cadbury needs to get back on form!
I'm a massive fan of chocolate (which female isn't??) and after years of thought I came to the conclusion that Crunchie is my fave (followed by Maltesers). I just love the honeycomb, the thick chocolate, etc.
Anyway, I was doing my grocery shopping at Sainsbury's the other day during my lunch break and came across Crunchie Rocks - the first time I'd seen them, and guess what, they were on offer for £1!
Now, at first sight, the pack looked quite small and I didn't think there was much inside. I bought 2 packs to give it a go as I knew one wouldn't be enough (Crunchie fan that I am).
These Crunchie Rocks are too good. The pack says "share that Friday feeling" but honestly, these are WAY too good to share (and I'm generally not a greedy person). The honeycomb pieces are scattered in the clusters of thick milk chocolate, with cornflake pieces.
Halfway through the pack
I just keep eating and eating. I was surprised at how many rocks were in the pack - more than I initially thought there would be, which is brilliant!
I went back the next day and bought 10 more packs!!!
Crunchie fans and non-Crunchie fans, a piece of advice - TRY THESE OUT!
They are too good to miss out on!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and that my review helped =)
When my work colleague and friend came in to work a few weeks ago she had brought some goodies with her. For me she had brought a bag of crunchie rocks and I shall review them now!
Crunchie rocks are a relatively new arrival to the Cadbury's range. They come in a 145g share bag and retail at around £1.75 per bag. They can often be picked up on a two for three pounds offer or something similar in large supermarkets so it is certainly worth looking out for deals.
The crunchie rocks come in a golden coloured bag with red writing. The packaging fits in well with the Cadbury's crunchie which I am sure is the intention. The Cadbury's logo is in one corner of the pack and we are also told that the product is new in the opposite corner.
To open the bag you should pull off the top. The top is slightly perforated it seems all the way across so it is easy to access your treats. On the back of the pack there is a sticky label which you can use to reseal the pack when you have had enough or feel like you should stop eating!
Once the bag is open you can immediately smell the sweet Cadbury's chocolate smell which is very inviting! When you remove a crunchie rock from the bag you will see that although they are not all the same in shape and size that they are generally around the size of a two pound coin. They are actually made from bits of honeycomb and golden cornflakes which are then rolled around in Cadbury's milk chocolate to make the finished product.
Biting in to the crunchie rock is just brilliant! The crunch of honeycomb and cornflakes together with the sweet Cadbury's chocolate is genius and I love it! The rocks are very sweet though and I find I cannot eat too many in one sitting as it can make me feel a bit sick. Despite this, these treats are very moreish and they are certainly one of my favourites!
Of course with any treat such as this they are not going to be particularly good for you and in each 1/3 of a bag there are 235 calories and 10.3g of fat so they are certainly not something you should be eating copious amounts of every day. I do believe everything in moderation though I have to say and I personally love these treats and so does my son!
Recommended for occasional consumption!
Thank you for reading my review!
Price: £1 on offer (usually around £1.89)
I've always adored Cadbury's Crunchies, so when I spotted these Crunchie Rocks on offer in Morrisons I had to give them a go. I also recently tried the new Crunchie biscuits, which turned out to be a massive disappointment, so I was hoping against hope that these would live up to the Crunchie name!
They come in a resealable foil pouch so you're not pressured to eat them quickly as you can just re-fasten the bag. However, when they say it's resealable, they just mean it has a sticker on the back of the pack which you can use to stick the top of the bag down, and this doesn't always stay in place, particularly when you get towards the bottom of the pack.
The Rocks are basically bits of honeycomb and cornflakes stuck together in clumps with chocolate. They are all different shapes and sizes and they don't look anything like rocks, so I'm not really sure where the name comes from.
Until I read the description on the back of the pack I wasn't aware that there were cornflakes in them. I could just about tell that there might be something other honeycomb pieces, but I wasn't sure and certainly couldn't have told you what it was. I think they add simply to the texture rather than the taste to be honest.
The texture is very crunchy, a combination of the honeycomb and the cornflakes, then you have the chocolate to just soften it up that little bit. They taste ok, though as I said before I couldn't really taste the cornflakes. The honeycomb tastes quite nice but it's not the same as biting into a Crunchie bar. The chocolate is just the usual Cadbury chocolate, in fairly sparing amounts so it doesn't get too boring, and the overall taste of the Rocks are not too sweet or sickly.
A third of the bag (around 49g) contains 235 calories, 30.6g sugar, and 10.3g fat. This is quite high for me, especially considering the taste is nothing special. I'd much prefer to just stick to the usual Crunchie bar which tastes much better.
All in all I found these quite disappointing.
Thumbs down from me.
Crunchie Rocks are another new item from Cadbury's, they are made from the popular Cadbury Crunchie and are very basic but addictive.
This snack comes in a bag, like giant buttons and so on, this is not an item you buy, to eat the whole thing (well maybe). It is more like something to buy at the cinema or for a family snack to share at a picnic.
The actual product is like a cornflake cake (we all know what those are) with Crunchie (honeycomb) bits in it too. This creates a Crunchie effect in the cornflake cake. The overall 'rock' is of course covered in Cadbury chocolate.
These are highly addictive, I like them, I wouldn't even say I love them, I know I like other things more but once you've had one, you honestly can't stop. I find myself eating them even when I really don't want to. I think the size of the bag doesn't help, you know there is always more.
The bag is plastic with a pressed seal, there is a sticker to roll down the bag and stick closed to keep fresh. Although I find these a waste of time and they always undo. As has this one. Maybe my technique needs reviewing?
I am a honeycomb, Crunchie fan, if you aren't then I'm not sure how you'd take to these, there isn't too much honeycomb in each rock, but there is some.
Personally I don't find it over powering, you definitely get more honeycomb in a Crunchie, and other Crunchie products, like the Dairy Milk with Crunchie.
The bag contains 145 grams (approximately) and each bag contains 235 kcal, 980 kj. These are not the healthiest snack you could choose, but they are tasty. In fact I can honestly say due to my new found lack of willpower I probably won't buy these again because I have eaten a whole bag myself.
The cost of a bag is approximately £2-£3 depending on where you buy them. They seem most popular in petrol stations and cinemas where the price seems to be higher.
Although I may say I have more of a savoury tooth than a sweet one, recently I've been eating more sweet things. Perhaps it is to do with so many special offers on Chocolates at the moment that is swaying me, as I like a bargain and I also like new things.
I first saw these in the shops just a couple of weeks ago. I think it was Asda or Tesco and the price for the 175g bag costs around £1.80. although this was a new product the shop I seen them in wasn't giving a special offer price. I didn't pick them up, probably because the bag looked sort of small and I wasn't convinced it would be worth the money. When I was in Sainsbury's last week I saw these were on offer for £1 per bag. Although I hadn't tried them I ended up buying 2 bags as I decided that I would probably love them. I was right that I liked them as they were nice and tasty Chocolate and a nice new product to eat.
These were in an easy to open bag. You just ripped the top off them and it came off easy enough. The bag is a nice golden shiny colour with the Crunchie branding on the front and a little picture of the Crunchie Rocks.
When I opened the bag I saw that the Chocolates were quite small but there seemed to be a good amount of them. not sure why they are called Rocks, as they are more so flat.
So what are these? They are just like little Chocolate Cornflake cakes. They are flat on the bottom and are made up of little pieces of what does taste like Cornflakes with little lumps of Crunchie mixed through these and the whole lot is covered in Cadbury's Milk Chocolate. The lumps of Crunchie Honeycomb are quite large and quite hard but the flakes are that bit softer and it is nice with the harder and more softer bits through these. The covering of Chocolate is just right and all the ingredients go together jusr right.
Per 100g of these there is 500 calories and I would say it is easy enough to eat the whole bag in 1 go just by reaching for another one.
These are really nice and if you like Crunchies and other crispy things then you should like these.
I recently reviewed some of Cadbury's pouch bags though this was one I had not planned on trying but when in Sainsbury's yesterday, I saw these Crunchie Rocks at just £1 which is too good a price to miss.
I had originally thought that these were simply a re-jigged Crunchie bar, that they had just combined chocolate and honeycomb in a different shape like they did with the Crème Egg and the Twisted bar. However, on reading the description, I found that they also had flakes of cereal in them. I've been seeing these in the shops for about two months but funnily enough they aren't on the Cadbury site yet.
The packaging is very similar to that of Buttons and Clusters and Cadbury Nibbles, matt with a re-sealable top for those who like to keep their sweets fresh as a daisy. The colouring is the traditional Cadbury purple with gold so it looks quite smart.
Each rock is an amalgamation of honeycomb and cereal flakes covered in milk chocolate. I tend to find Crunchie a bit too sickly these days but just love chocolate cornflake cakes so thought it would be interesting as to in which direction it went. I like the name of the product though and the pieces really do look big and jagged like a rock.
These are lovely and crunchy to bit into and of course very sweet when your teeth hits the honeycomb but because the Crunchie is toned down by the cereal flakes, it is not too sweet overall and I find each cluster really satisfying to crunch through it. Due to the presence of the cereal within, which I think may be cornflakes, I suppose it is a slightly more filling product than most. Another thing I found however is that it got all over my fingers which is quite annoying when you're snacking on them whilst trying to do other things like type for example.
Because they are quite big rocks or clusters, to equal the weight of 145g of the other products in the range, you don't actually get that many rocks in the bag which means they do get eaten awfully quickly which did leave me feeling a little cheated though not as much as I might have had I paid full price for them which is roughly about £1.80 I think.