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I recently received a bag of Koko by Cadbury's truffle collection and I definitely have to thank the person who gave them to me.
I love Cadbury's chocolate as I think it's the tastiest on the market, made with lots of milk and proper cocoa and so anything they produce is usually always a winner in my book. I had never seen these chocolates before. They come in a nice little bag which makes a really nice little gift, better than say just a box of Roses or the like. The bag has a little ribbon at the top which allows you to carry the bag and it has a pretty brown and blue colour scheme with a nice pattern on the bag.
The truffles inside are amazing. They are described as, "A sumptuous assortment of smooth milk chocolate truffles, heavenly almond truffles and hazelnut praline truffles. There are three different chocolates inside the bag as it says above and each is individually wrapped in a nice shiny wrapper. Each variety has a slightly different coloured wrapper. THe milk truffle is in a dark brown wrapper, the hazelnut truffle is in a light brown wrapper and the almond truffle is in a light gold wrapper. Each of the wrappers have a swirly patterns on it which makes them look very posh and good looking chocolates.
Each chocolate is round with a thick shell of chocolate around it and a smooth centre. The centre is very very smooth and each variety is amazing. They all taste fairly similar but the almond one is my favourite as this has quite a strong nutty taste. Obviously if you don't like nuts or are allergic to them then this chocolates are not for you but they are great and well worth a try.
We got plenty of sweets given to us at Christmas time from friends, work colleagues, and visitors to our home over the festive period, and we are slowly working our way through them, not that it takes much persuasion. One box of sweets that we received that I was totally unfamiliar with was a box of Cadbury's Koko truffle collection, a box of which will cost around the £4 mark, according to my research online, although Tesco have these currently on offer for £3.
THe packaging itself it quite different, and I am therefore quite surprised that I had never noticed these on the shelf of my local supermarket before. The chocolates do not come in your usual square/rectangular chocolate box, and instead come in a 195g giftbag style, with a ribbon handle. There are two types of chocolate truffles in this Cadbury's Koko collection - one being entirely milk chocolate, whereas the one that we received as a gift is a truffle collection, featuring three different types of truffles. My packaging is therefore in turquoise green and brown, whereas the milk cholocate collection is more pinky/red and brown in colour, with a complementing ribbon handle.
The three truffles included in our set were: milk truffles, hazelnut truffles and almond truffles. On the front of the bag, it states at the bottom that this is a 'sumptuous assortment of cmooth milk chocolate truffles, heavenly almond truffles and hazelnut praline truffles'.
There is also some nutritional information on the back of the bag, though sometimes it is better not to look at this when consuming chocolates. Each chocolate truffle contains 75 calories, 5.4g of fat, 5.9g of sugar, and 0.03g of salt. So eating one or two may be fine for those watching their weight, but anymore and it really isn't going to do your any favours in terms of healthiness.
The chocolates themselves may come in a gift bag style, however there aren't really a lot of chocolates inside, and it certainly isn't filled to the brim. The three chocolates come very stylishly wrapped in three different shades of brown shiny foil wrapping, with a further silver foil wrapping around each chocolate, so you are ensured the chocolates both look chic and are kept fresh. The only problem I encountered was that the three brown shades looked pretty alike and it was difficult to discern from the guide at the back which was which truffle, although you could argue it didn't really matter as they all tasted yummy anyway.
My only other criticism of the otherwise delcious, though rich chocolates, were that I didn't really notice a huge difference in terms of taste between the three truffles Yes, there was a hint of praline, or a hint of almond, but not overtly, and thus I felt that none of the truffles really stood out for me in terms of taste, as they were fairly similar. All in all though, they are nice chocolates, and there certainly won't be any left over in our house, just a pity there aren't a few more in the bag!
We received a packet of these as a gift over the Summer and only just started eating but they are going extremely quickly!
In the triangular shaped bag/pouch pack, each chocolate is wrapped in a beautiful plastic then foil wrapper which you can easily unwrap to reveal the chocolates. The design of the pack is very classy and beautiful that you can just give it as a present without having to wrap it again. The colour scheme is extremely neutral and complimentary that is appealing to everyone and easy to spot in the supermarket.
~~~APPEARANCE, TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
The chocolates after being unwrapped are round in shape with a luscious swirl of chocolate that looks really well made. Biting into it, the hard milk chocolate shell reveals the soft luscious chocolate within.
I was pleasantly surprised to find the chocolate was very creamy, milky and smooth and not the sickly sweet stuff I would usually associate with Cadbury's. I have hated almost everything they've done previously- they were too sickly and just not pleasant. This is more geared towards the milky stuff Galaxy produce and that is a good direction to go in.
The chocolates cost around £4 and can be bought from supermarkets. Chocolates in the same price range are more appealing than this is, so I'm surprised of the cost. I don't think I would buy this again.
I quite like this chocolate and definitely think is the best from Cadbury's but on the scale of chocolates on the whole, it is mediocre. Whilst the packaging is very presentable and great for gifts, the chocolate themselves aren't as amazing as other brands that cost about the same amount- Guylian, Ferrero Rocher, Lindt. I wouldn't buy this again, but if given to me as a gift, I'd happily eat it.
I had never heard of Cadbury Koko until yesterday, when i received them as a gift from work. I didn't even realise they were cadbury until this morning and thought they were Thorntons or another 'posh' chocolate shop.
I have no idea what the RRP of these is, I have a little advert on my screen that says £3.98. £3-4 sounds about right to me.
*What are they*
Cadbury Koko is a 'sumptuous assortment of smooth milk chocolate truffles, heavenly almond truffles and hazelnut praline truffles'.
The truffles come in a small cardboard bag, which looks very smart indeed! The bag is mainly brown with pale blue writing. Also, there is a pattern of pale blue and different pinks along the bottom of the bag. The bag has a little ribbon handle at the top with a small card describing the three types of truffle inside.
The truffles themselves are wrapped in a soft foil. Each type has a different coloured wrapped. However, these colours are quite different to tell apart.
Although these sound amazing, they are still chocolate. I happened to glance at the back of the bag whilst eating one and felt like throwing the lot in the bin!
Each truffle contains:
At 75 calories per truffle, I am keeping the box to use as very special treats! Imagine eating a whole box!!!!
As I have already said, there are three different truffles in the bag; milk, hazelnut and almond.
I am not a great fan of Cadbury's chocolate but, trust me, one of these and you feel like you're in heaven!
The outer chocolate is hard but easy to break with you teeth, it tastes just like your average Cadbury chocolate bar. Once you are inside this outer layer, you hit a smooth, creamy chocolate. With the milk chocolate ones, this tastes just like soft dairy milk. However, the other 2 have little bits of nut in which give a good texture to the chocolate.
Cadbury Koko truffles are delicious! There is no question about it! Any chocolate lover would adore these.
However, they are very creamy, which makes them very sickly. I can just about manage 2 in one sitting before I feel I must stop eating them!
I love the packinging that they come in, the bag looks very smart, nothing like Cadburys at all, and they are very feminine. I'm not a big fan of the wrappers that the truffles are in, although these continue the theme of looking 'smart' they are very difficult to tell apart from each other.
I don't think I would buy these for myself, mainly because of the nutritional value, but they are lovely as christmas or birthday presents and I would be happy if I unwrapped them.
Well Im sat here actually eating some of these as I write the review :) I got given these for my birthday by Casper the pet dog (although I have a funny feeling it was my mum who actually purchased them)
*** Packaging & Price
These tend to cost around £3, I have never seen them any dearer than this. It's a 200g box which I think comes with approx comes with around 14 individually wrapped chocolates. The packaging is quite quaint, it's in a rectangular shaped box, yet when looks at from the side its a triangular shape, as it goes in at the top; you carry it with the dainty pink ribbon also which constrasts the pink on the side of the box. The packaging opens at the top and is resealable so does make it slightly easier when you want to close it, in an attempt to stop you eating any more :). The indivisual chocolates inside are a good decent size and wrapped very nicely into a tall swirl.
*** Bad Bits
At the end of the day, these are a box of chocolates and so the calories arn't just going to dissapear into thin air. Each truffle contains a whopping 75 calories, which I just gasped at, considering I managed to scoff 6 (i counted the wrappers) with ease; which thus means I'm deffinatly gonig to have to push myself at the gym tommorow. Anyhoo moving on.
*** Product & Brand Info
Basically these are a truffle made by the company Cadbury. They are called KOKO, why; I am still unsure, I can not see what relevance they have at all, however it fits. The truffles have an extreamly soft and delicate centre, which as they described is encased within a milk chocolate shell. For me as soon as I bite into them the soft centre is truely heavenly, which Im not surprised at after reading the calorie intake, anyways. These are relativly new, I only saw these for the first time Christmast 09, however I have seen them everywere, supermarkets, home bargains, B & M's ect, so they appear to be widley available.
*** Would I repurchase?
Yes, deffinatly. These are the ideal present for someone who you may not be super close to, yet need to buy them little gesture gift. Or for example someone has got a promotion or passed a driving test, their ideal to put with a little card, and the price is very good for the product and brand which you are recieveing in return.
Hope this Helps :)
The first time I saw these choccies was yesterday, when I recieved some as a gift. I had certainly never heard of them before, seen them in shops, or seen any sort of advertising for them.
Koko are chocolate truffles made by Cadbury, but this is hard to tell when you first see them. Where is the bright purple packaging?!? Koko are packaged in a more subdued chocolate brown and salmon pink bag/box, with a pink ribbon handle. Methinks Cadburys are aiming for a more sophisticated market here....
The box boasts "Sumptuously smooth milk chocolate truffles encased in milk chocolate." Mmmm...got my attention there then.....
The chocolates themselves are wrapped in shiny brown cellophane, in the style of continental sweets. You twist the top to open them. There is another inner foil paper surrounding the chocolate itself.
The chocolate is a dome shape,topped by a swirl, and immediately I think this is Cadburys attempt to break into the same market as Lindor by Lindt. These are after dinner style choccies. The chocolate has that distinctive yummy cadbury smell.
On biting into the chocolate, the outer shell cracks, leaving a softer truffle centre, which is creamier and slightly buttery. They are lovely to eat, but you couldn't eat loads because they are quite rich.
Each chocolate has 75 calories (oh no, how many have I already eaten for this review?) and 5.3 grams of fat.The chocolates themselves don't contain nuts, but the box warns about nut traces, which may affect some sensitive individuals.
Koko is a lovely addition to the Cadbury family, which offers something a little different. They would make a lovely gift, or something to bring along to a dinner party. They are more "grown up" choccies, although the kids pinched a few!
I thought these were really good, nice quality supermarket chocolate truffles.
Following many years of receiving Guylain chocolate seashells as 'treats' from my other half, I finally bit the bullet this Christmas and admitted that I've never really cared for pralines all that much, actually. I duly received these Koko by Cadbury Chocolate Truffles as a stocking filler instead.
'Koko' truffles cost £3.00 for 200g in Tescos at the moment, which, given the pretty good quality of the chocolate, I'd say is a reasonable price for them. I didn't count the exact number of truffles you get in your 200g, but I'd say there were 'lots' (at a rough guess, at least a dozen). This is opposed to comparably priced, notionally 'higher end' supermarket sweets made eg. by the Ferrero Rocher company, where you buy a big fancy box containing about five elaborately-wrapped chocolages in the bottom. The Koko truffles are individually packaged, and do come in a very appealing, attractively designed 'gift bag' style cardboard carton, there is more to the product than just fancy packaging.
The truffles all the same flavour (milk chocolate) and the individual wrappings take the form of slightly retro 'bon-bon' style top-furled plastic foil wrappings. I thought the individual wrappings were a bit excessively large, personally, and would have benefitted from being slightly scaled down, though this is a minor point.
The truffles themselves take the form of little flat-bottomed spheres of smooth chocolate, each about 3/4 to an inch in diameter. The truffle inside is near-indistinguishable form the milk chocolate coating as regards taste, though it does have a noticeably smoother texture - so when you eat these it's like consuming a little bolus of pure chocolate. The taste is very good - nice and 'chocolatey' (which may seem an odd comment to make about chocolates, but after having pretended to eat pralines for so long, I'd say it's certainly possible to buy chocolates that taste barely chocolatey at all) and if the texture was slightly too smooth (and therefore overly reminiscent of praline) for my taste, that's just my personal preference speaking.
I would rather find myself eating a lot fewer Koko truffles than a whole load of other 'treat' type chocolate confectionery (eg Quality Street, Celebrations etc).
My sister bought me a box of these for Christmas this year and I had never heard of them before so did not know what to expect.
The label says they are chocolate truffles and I have had truffles before and quite like them although some can tend to be sickly.
The box itself was very luxurious looking, it is brown and pink and is shaped very differently to your usual box of chocolates, it is more like a hand bag shape and it has a pink ribbon on the top like a little handle. The packaging is very impressive and I like the swirly pink and brown pattern across the bottom, it would certainly make the box stand out on the shelves once I knew what to look for. There is a tag attached to the ribbon that looks like a gift tag and it has a picture of what the truffles look like. The wording on the label says "Sumptuously smooth milk chocolate truffles encased in milk chocolate". This really fits in with the style of the packaging and makes you expect you are getting something special.
Now to the chocolates them selves. There were 15 truffles in the box and they were individually wrapped in lovely foil paper. The outside wrapper is brown metallic with gold writing on and it looks again luxurious. The paper is twisted on the top with the sweet enclosed at the bottom.
On opening this wrapper you find the sweet itself is also wrapped in another wrapper, this time it is paper with a silver coating.
Then the best bit, tasting the truffle. The sweet is quite big, about twice the size of a Rolo or a bit bigger even and has the shape of a small dome with a shiny appearance. If you put the whole thing in your mouth at once it is quite filling so I tried to bite it in half but found it a bit fiddly as the outside chocolate was crumbling off so had to go the whole hog and put it all in. It tasted lovely, the centre had a cold feeling to it and then there was a big taste of the chocolate. You certainly wouldnt need to have many of these in one go to get your chocolate fix for the day.
Now to the information on the packet. The total weight you get is 200g. The warning on it says it contains milk, soya, and may contain nuts. This is written in clear writing on the back so you would see it straight away and wouldnt have to hunt for it.
The nutritional information is per truffle - 75 cals, 6.2% sugars, 5.3% fat, 2.9% saturates, and 0.03% salt.
This is a nice addition the Cadbury range and I would be proud to give a box of these as a present and would just love to receive another box of them as unfortunately they have all gone now.