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I make no bones of the fact I love my food. Would never pretend to be a foodie, as my tastes are fairly simple and predictable.Having a sweet tooth from being a child and loving any form of food that is carbs based, this particular food product fits the bill in so many ways: chocolate, cake and cream. Heaven!
These mini rolls come in afew different flavourings in regards to the filling in the middle and different pack sizes.But the one that was brought into my house ( I didnt buy them on this occasion ) was the mini rolls milk chocolate variety that contained 10 mini rolls, costing £1.50 from a local shop.
Who are Cadburys?
Cadburys was founded over 200 years ago. A family run business, it started off as a grocer shop in Birmingham that sold cocoa and drinking chocolate which then began to sell 16 varieties of drinking chocolate and 11 different cocoas. They moved with the times trying to be more cutting edge with their products, and began to create chocolate after the first chocolate bar was created in 1875. But their original product, which was cocoa, remains in their products today. Since those early days, Cadburys has been a familar, well loved brand in our everyday shopping baskets that has created many much loved products such as Dairy Milk, Curly Wurly, Chocolate Burtons, Roses, Milk Try just to name afew.
How are the mini rolls packaged
The mini rolls are packaged in a cardboard open white box which is then covered with a plastic wrapper. The wrapper itself is mainly purple in colour with a yellow strip around one end stating its a family pack and contains 10 mini rolls.On the fron is a picture of a mini roll on it with the words ' Mini Roll ' on the top.In the corner it tells you there are 10 individually wrapped mini rolls inthe packaging and obviously the brand logo ' Cadburys ' also in the corner. On the back is advertising in the form of a picture of another Cadurys product, nutritional information, ingredients and company contact details.
Each roll inside the package is individually wrapped in plastic that mirrors the colouring and design of the outer packaging with ingredient details on the back.
Milk chocolate (33%) [Sugar, Cocoa mass, Cocoa butter, Dried skimmed milk, Vegetable fat, Milk fat, Dried whey, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin)], Vanilla flavour filling (26%) [Vegetable oil, Glucose syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Flavouring, Emulsifiers (E475, E471)], Sugar, Wheat flour, Pasteurised whole egg, Glucose syrup, Pasteurised egg white, Humectant (Glycerol), Fat reduced cocoa, Vegetable oil, Dried whey, Raising agents (E450, Sodium bicarbonate), Soya flour, Salt, Emulsifiers (E475, E471), Milk protein, Preservative (Potassium sorbate).
Its good to know they are suitable for vegetarians and they make their allergy warnings very clear:
CONTAINS: WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYA
MAY CONTAIN: NUTS
What do I think in regards to taste and product overall?
Mini rolls are roughly 4 inches long. They are basically rolled up chocolate sponges with a vanilla cream in the middle and the whole thing is dipped in chocolate. They are moist, chocolately but not too much. Because they are milk chocolate in flavour rather than dark, they arent sharp in taste or too strong. They are not too sweet, and dont feel clawring in the mouth.The sponge itself melts in the mouth quite easily and theres just the right ratio between the sponge and cream. I dont find these filling, so great for a snack on its own or maybe with a hot drink.
I love the fact that they are quite small and individually packed as it means they are easy to throw in my bag and eat out and about if needed. It also maintains freshness because if they werent in their own wrapper and you opened the whole box but only ate afew at a time, air would get to it and they would dry out.
Great snack for both kids and big kids alike! Perfect for sharing.
Would I buy these again?Yes I would.Its great they have different variations of this product so it makes a nice change and gives you an option, but overall Im more than happy with these scrummy pieces of chocolate goodness.
There seems to be an increasing amount of cake bars around at the moment with all of the main chocolate bars now making cake bar version to. But in my opinion the original cake bar is the Cadbury's mini roll. These little cake rolls with there crème filling and Cadburys milk chocolate covering have been around since 1962 and make a lovely sweet treat. I remember having them as a child and they were always featured at tea parties for birthdays.
I purchased my last pack of mini rolls from Iceland as they have a special offer on a pack with extra free bars in and money off. I paid just £1.00 for a pack of 10 mini rolls which I thought was excellent value as some of the newer cake bars can cost more than this for just six.
The cake bars consists of chocolate flavoured sponge with vanilla filling covered with milk chocolate. The rolls themselves come in a cardboard lined plastic wrapper, with all the rolls individually wrapped in the signature Cadbury's purple plastic wrapper. There is limited information on the individual roll wrappers, with just a description of the roll and allergy information. If you require more detailed information then this can be found on the outer packaging.
Obviously a cake bar, covered in chocolate is not going to be the healthiest option but compared to a chocolate bar then they are a little lighter on the calorie front. A single 26g mini roll contains the following nutritional information:
- Calories - 116
- Protein - 1.1g
- Carbohydrate - 14.7g
- Fat - 5.9g
I love these Cadbury mini rolls and never get bored of them, the sponge is light and moist and the swirl of vanilla crème inside adds a nice texture and sweetness to the roll. The vanilla swirl is placed in the roll to look like the swirly 'C' at the start of the Cadbury's name which I think is a nice touch rather than just being a line running through the middle of the sponge. The sponge roll is then covered in delicious Cadbury's milk chocolate which is smooth and creamy. These mini rolls make an excellent sweet treat, addition to a lunch box or are also great at party's for children and adults a like. Also if you can find these mini rolls on offer they can work out much more cost effective than some of the more modern cake bars now available and taste just as good.
This started out as a break time snack at school, and has now progressed to being a form of dessert. Mini Rolls come in packs of 10, sometimes they have a 20% extra box, so you get a few more. Eaten once a day, they can last over a week, but believe me once you start; it's more likely you'll be eating two or three a day, if not more.
Each mini roll is packaged in a soft plastic cover that is purple in colour. It looks like a kid's snack, but if removed from the packaging entirely and put on a plate with a bit of ice cream on the side, can look quite posh. The cover is easy to open, just tear it from the top, or open it like a crisp packet, though it is much easier to open than a crisp packet which makes it very convenient.
The mini roll is quite small, two or three bites at best, it is therefore not particularly filling, but can still make a nice dessert alternative. The outside of the roll is soft milk chocolate, which encases chocolate sponge, with a creamy white swirl in the middle. The sponge is very soft, and I've noticed it remains soft even when kept in the fridge during the summer months. The cream softens the sponge even further when you take a bite. The combination is very tasty, and the texture is soft but not too soft. The chocolate and the chocolate sponge are quite sweet, but the cream is even sweeter. I find that while it is rich in taste, it is not too rich.
This is a roll that can be eaten in different ways, the easiest being straight from the packet as a snack to take the edge of your hunger and give you a little bit of energy. If kept at room temperature the whole roll remains soft, but the chocolate encasing the sponge will melt if kept outside the fridge during hot weather. When kept in the fridge, the sponge remains soft, but the chocolate is slightly harder, and the coolness of eating it straight from the fridge makes it feel like a cold dessert, perfect for after dinner. I have tried microwaving the roll, which softens it further and makes it taste a little bit like hot chocolate fudge cake, but this is not my favourite way to eat the roll.
Overall, this is a great little treat, and is available in most supermarkets.
Recently my eldest has started school and although I wanted to pay for her to have school dinners and have a hot meal like most 4 year olds she had other ideas and insisted on a packed lunch. The next issue I had was what could I put in her packed lunch that would be easy for her to deal with by herself, I went for the basis of healthy items plus one treat and since I found these at 75p for a pack of 6 in Asda I decided these could be one of her treat options.
Like I day I got them on offer at 75p but they do usually cost a bit more at 97p or you can often pick up a 12 pack which is generally better value. The mini rolls come in two varieties, original and strawberry and at the moment they have brought out a special edition for Halloween.
The packaging is made of soft plastic in bright purple like most of the Cadbury items have with the words mini rolls in large white writing that is quite childish and I think this is done purposely to draw in children. Mini rolls are not the healthiest of items but being chocolate based you wouldn't think they would be good for you, the nutritional information per cake is,
Calories - 120
Protein - 1.4g
Carbs - 15.1g (sugars 12.3g)
Fat - 6.2g (saturates 3.1g)
As a treat I believe these are ok but I wouldn't allow my daughter to eat one every day as the saturated fat content is 15.5% of an adults daily intake so would be more of a childs.
Inside the pack there are 6 individually wrapped cakes, these are wrapped in bright purple wrappers and display the same words as the main packet. The description on the pack is "chocolate flavoured sponge with vanilla flavour filling, covered with milk chocolate" I personally like to eat these straight from the fridge so that the outer chocolate is lovely and hard. The chocolate when cold has a lovely crunch to it and I love the sound of that initial bite, one bitten into the cake smells strongly of sweet chocolate, the cake is very moist which is one reason I like these as I personally think dry cakes aren't very nice. I don't think eating these normally you really taste the vanilla cream but personally I like to bite the chocolate from around the outside and then unroll the cake, well with nutritional info like above you have to enjoy every second of it. I would recommend these but I won't be buying them all the time as there are treats that have much better nutritional values although my daughter does picking them out for her packed lunch so she obviously enjoys them as much as me.
Mini Rolls have been produced by Cadbury since 1962. They have gone from strength to strength and are now the number one brand in the snacking cakes market.
Cadbury's Mini Rolls come in a multi pack of 6 or 10. They are packed in a cardboard tray and wrapped in thier easily recogniseable blue/purple packaging. The rolls are individually wrapped and this keeps them lovely and fresh until you want to eat them.
The milk chocolate on a mini roll is thin and as you bite through this it 'cracks' and you do have to be careful that you don't lose too much of it onto the floor, or on your clothes. The chocolate is smooth and creamy, but I'd like it just a little thicker. The chocolate sponge is sweet and chocolately, but not sickly in any way. It is very light and moist and has a creamy vanilla filling which is rich in flavour and very soft. The combination of vanilla and chocolate goes perfectly together and I love the soft, melt in the mouth texture of Cadbury Mini Rolls.
Not surprisingly, these are quite heavy on the calories, with one mini roll containing 120 calories. I find my mini roll lasts for about 3 bites and it's gone, so it wouldn't be that hard to consume two in a sitting. This wouldn't be good for the waistline!
Cadbury Mini Rolls are available in Tesco in a 6 pack for £1.20 and a 10 pack for £1.99.
On the pack it says that they may contain nuts and that they're suitable for vegetarians.
I do love a Cadbury Mini Roll and so do my children. They make a lovely treat, but are not something I would comsume everyday.
Mini rolls are very popular and I for one do not understand why. The concept is slightly appealing miniature swiss rolls coated in cadbury chocolate but the execution is extremely disappointing.
The chocolate coating is nice enough on it's own, it is after all dairy milk. However the filling leaves something to be desired it is in the style of a swiss roll and the cake is a generic foamy sort of concoction which has little taste except being mildly sweet. Fortunately the foamy tastelessly sweet cake is balanced by tasteless, excessively sweet and frothy icing.
It is not entirely unpleasant more just generically sweet however this makes it extremely sickly and you will probably wish to have a drink with you when you consume one.
>Nice cadbury dairy milk chocolate
>Foamy mildly sweet tasteless cake
>Generally sickly and unpleasant cake redeemed only by the chocolate covering it.
Cadbury Mini Rolls are some of the most gorgeous chocolate cake snacks in the world and I find it so hard to resist them every time I walk past them on a shelf at the shops.
They are snack size chocolate sponge which has a swirl of vanilla flavour filling inside and is covered in milk chocolate. The chocolate is the wonderful usual chocolate that Cadbury's make which is the reason they are so delicious. The chocolate sponge is so soft and the outside milk chocolate is hard but quite thin so as soon as you bite into it it breaks up in your mouth. The vanilla filling stops the cake from tasting too dry and adds an extra yummy flavour to the whole thing.
These really are so delicious and whenever we have them at out at parties they are the first thing to go. They are so much nicer than the cheaper varieties you can get - nothing compares to these.
I only wish that they were cheaper as, being Cadbury's, they are quite pricey. They cost between £1.15 to £1.40 depending on where you buy them for and for a pack of only 6 mini rolls this is quite high in price. But occasionally, or when in an offer, I do like to treat myself as these are the type of chocolate snack that you can really enjoy and savour.
You can get these in a few different flavourings thesedays. The Cake and Chocolate Part is just the same with all of them, it is just the filling part that is different. In my view these are the Original and best ones.
You get these in a 5 pack and they cost about £1.40. For what they are they seem a bit expensive, but they are nice and I could probably eat the whole pack of them.
The Mini Rolls aren't that large, and I would say that 2 of them give a decent amount of Cake for a snack.
The Chocolate Sponge part is nice, the Chocolate coating is quite thin but alright. Could do with a bit thicker though. The Cream inside is white, creamy and although doesn't look like a lot of Cream, it is a good amount for you not to find the Sponge that sickly.
These are the nicest in my view, as the Caramel and Strawberry ones just seem a bit sickly and I just like these being simple and tasty like they are.
Cadbury's Mini Rolls
What are they?
Small sized chocolate sponge rolls by Cadbury's.
These are chocolate flavoured sponge cakes with a vanilla flavoured filling covered by milk chocolate.
What do I think?
I love these but I'm sure they have tonnes of sugar in them as they do taste quite sweet.
When you bite into these cakes, the texture is the soft, moist sponge and quite smooth from the vanilla filling, surprisingly not sticky and doesn't all melt away too quickly in your mouth. For some reason, the combination of the milk chocolate, sponge and vanilla filling is very comforting and all three are still distinguishable. The taste isn't too sugary or sickly, not overly rich but allows some complexity for the taste buds.
I am very impressed with this. Being a chocolate lover, I am always very annoyed when manufacturers use chocolate 'flavoured' ingredients rather than the real thing itself. If I hadn't done a review on the mini rolls, I would have had no idea that they had used chocolate flavoured sponge and vanilla flavoured filling. Although still a bit miffed, as it tastes so good and does include a bulk of real milk chocolate, this fact of using flavoured ingredients is not such a big deal right now (!).
There are six small individually wrapped sponge rolls in the pack and all for only £1 ! Actually, they usually cost more than this - around £1.39, but still okay at this price I think!
Got to go and stock up on more of these...
Thanks for reading.
Cadbury's Mini Rolls
I probably should not be writing a review on these as I really do need to watch what I am eating and these just make me crave for chocolate! Mini Rolls are manufactured by Cadbury and I think they are fantastic. These have been out for years and they are very very popular with young and old people.
These are a little bit like a chocolate Swiss roll but they have a covering of Cadbury's milk chocolate on the outside. There is sponge and cream filling which adds to the whole naughty flavour! They are very soft in texture on the inside, but if you put these in the fridge the Chocolate goes a little bit hard! The cream in the middle is vanilla flavoured and this is soft too and very delightful!
These come in packs of six and they are all individually wrapped in a themed plastic wrapper. By this, I mean to say that they all have the purple themed wrapper. The design on the packet is the same as the picture above. It has a large picture of a mini roll on it, so if you look you will see what I am talking about!
I think that these smell really sweet and chocolatey which can be off putting for some people but it just makes me like them even more because they are one of my favourite Cadbury products! The cream inside is swirled right the way through and I love how this goes great with the sponge. Overall, the only problem with these are the fact that they can be a little bit sickly!
They are actually on offer in Supermarkets for around £1.50 which is great and I think that may be for a pack of 9! Bargain! These are also sold in convenience stores.
1 Mini Roll:
In my opinion these are wonderful and very chocolatey!
I've not got much of a sweet tooth but my partner has! Recently he bought a pack of Cadbury's Mini Rolls so he could take some to work with him and this prompted me to try one. I haven't had one of these in years as things like this don't really catch my eye when we're shopping so I'd forgotten how sweet they are.
Cadbury's Mini Rolls are about 4 inches long and come in a purple wrapper that can easily be opened by both adults and children alike. The wrapper tells us they may contain nuts but do not contain dairy cream. The only other real information on the individual bars is these are "chocolate flavoured sponge with vanilla flavour filling, covered with milk chocolate". The outer wrapper is also Cadbury purple and has a picture of a Mini Roll on it.
The nutritional statistics for these are as follows: 120 calories, 1.3g protein, 15.2g carbohydrates of which 12.4g sugars, 6.2g fat of which 3.1g saturates and not much else! So calorie wise you could kid yourself these weren't that bad for you but sugar and fat content is very high for such a little treat.
Each Mini Roll is literally a couple of bites for an adult, I got 3 out of mine but they are just a little sweet treat, they are not intended to be filling. The outer milk chocolate is of course Cadbury's and just a thin layer that flakes as you eat them so there is potential for mess! The sponge is surprisingly quite moist and soft and chocolatey and shaped into a swiss roll kind of arrangement with the vanilla icing in between. It's really the vanilla icing that makes these so sweet, it is very sugary and reminded me of butter icing which is ok in small doses but as there's plenty of in these they were a bit sickly for old savoury tooth here!
My partner eats a couple of these in a sitting but he's got a much sweeter tooth than I have and never counts calories or sugar or fat so they just get shoved down one after the other. Even he mentioned they were a bit sickly though so it's not just me!
They are a nice little treat though if you do have a sweet tooth. I can imagine kids would love these and one in their lunchbox occasionally wouldn't do any harm. They are high in fat and sugar so I would say occasionally is the operative word about these and if you decide to eat one in your car or somewhere mess matters do keep any eye on those pesky bits of chocolate that fall off as you bite into it and rapidly melt on your clothes etc.
To buy these are inexpensive and a 6 pack costs about £1.25 and a 10 pack is £1.99. They also make these with jam in them too but I haven't tried them. Look out for special offers too as these are often on some kind of offer, our pack has 50% extra free so we paid £1.99 for 15. I won't be indulging in many of these but they are a nice little treat as long as you don't expect them to fill you up.
Recommended for those with a sweet tooth.
Mini rolls I have always loved, ideal for a packed lunch or just a quick snack, these are an ideal treat for everyone. I normally get a pack when I go to the supermarket as you wont tend to find these individually sold as these are a cake bar as appose to a bar of chocolate
These come in the customary purple of the Cadburys branding, both on the outside and on the inside individually wrapped. The outside packaging is mainly purple with a brown swirl across the front. Each mini roll is in affect a mini swiss roll covered in cadburys chocolate, these have a cream swirl underneath all that chocolate.
Around £1.25 for a pack of six mini rolls, currently on offer at Asda 3 packs for £3.00 (until 31.12.09)
About the Taste?
The swiss roll on its own tastes really nice it doesnt taste cheap in any way shape or form, with the cadburys chocolate adding to it this makes it taste of real good quality, the creamy centre is nice too, a little manufactured in its taste but you cant notice it that much, it just takes away the dry edge.
120 kcal per mini roll, traffic lights have the fat as red 22.5 grams per 100 grams (ouch)
Great for pack ups, not so great for eating too many calorie wise, great taste of cadburys and a fluffy mini roll thrown in for good measure
These used to be my absolute favourite when I was a kid - for the sole reason that my "sweet" treat for packed lunches was a piece of fruit all year round, except for when I was at school on my birthday, when one of these would magically appear! They therefore became far more "special" in my eyes than they really were...
Having no need for packed lunch treats these days, I haven't bought these for years. That is, until I saw a "2 for" deal whilst doing my online shopping at Tesco. Over-excited by the little red OFFER banner, I clicked two packs into my trolley. Normally they retail at £1.35 for six at Tesco, and my offer was £2.50 for 2 packs. I have only just realised what a naff deal that is - especially compared to Mars Mini Rolls which are BOGOF at the same price! Had I not been deal-blinded and sugar-hungry I probably would have just got the one pack.
The mini rolls are just as I remember them - individually foil-wrapped in the gorgeous Cadbury's purple, and fully coated in delicious chocolate. I don't think its regular Dairy-Milk that's used, although the flavour is similar; the coating is a little creamier, probably to make it stick to the roll better and not get smashed in the box.
The sponge is soft, light and chocolatey, and the vanilla filling is just the right consistency that you never get that "mouthful of dry crumbs" sensation offered by so many other cake-bars. Somehow all the flavours combine perfectly without being overly sickly - the sweetness of the cream is tempered by the sponge, and the dryness of the sponge by the cream and the choccy coating.
Each contains 120 calories and 6.2g of fat. Personally I don't eat cake to lose weight, so this doesn't bother me, but dieters out there should not fool themselves that one of these makes an ideal chocolate treat. It would if you could stop at one, but they come in sixes, and you will NOT be able to control yourself, trust me!
Nut-fearers should be aware that the blighters may be found in this product - everyone else should DEFINITELY give them a go.
Cadbury's Mini Rolls are a favourite (daily) treat of Mr Lools' so these are a constant feature in our snack cupboard as they form part of his packed lunch. Although we have these in the cupboards constantly I very rarely eat these, but did have a nice reminder of how great these cake rolls taste today when I had a sneaky Cadbury's Mini Roll with a cup of tea.
Cadbury's Mini Rolls come in a long purple plastic wrapper with white detailing. The colours used on the packaging is the same as a bar of Dairy Milk so it is instantly obvious this is a Cadbury's product, even more so that the Cadbury's logo is also visible on the outer packaging.
There are six mini rolls per pack, each of which is individually wrapped in a plastic wrapper so you can pop in a packed lunch box or bag and eat on the go.
Asda and Tesco sell a six pack of Cadbury's Mini Rolls for £1.25. I think this is a reasonable price to pay as these are made with branded Cadbury's chocolate and supermarkets own brand versions are sold at around £1.
***Cadbury's Mini Rolls***
Cadbury's mini rolls are mini cake bars essentially. These consist of chocolate flavoured sponge with a vanilla filling (very much like a mini chocolate and vanilla Swiss Roll) which is then covered completely in a thin coating of Cadbury's milk chocolate.
When you open the individually wrapped cake bar you are hit with the familiar appealing scent of Cadbury's milk chocolate which is sweet and creamy. When you initially bite into the mini roll the milk chocolate is the most predominant flavour which is a very smooth creamy chocolate taste but not overly sickly. The sponge cake inside the chocolate coating has a very subtle sweet chocolately taste and is just the right consistency moist but not at all soggy.
As you chew through the sponge you get a taste of the vanilla cream filling. This filling is very creamy and has quite a strong vanilla taste and adds to the creamy flavour the outer coating of Cadbury's chocolate gives to the cake bar.
Per Mini Roll
As with most "cakes" Cadbury's Mini Rolls should be eaten in moderation if you do not want to end up with your own "rolls" of fat!!
These are only small therefore not the most filling of sweet treats. Therefore if you are watching your weight but are after a more filling treat these might not be the cake bars for you.
If Mr Lool's reads this he will be pleased to hear his treats are safe as I probably would not eat these regularly as although these are sweet and chocolately so satisfy my sweet tooth, I find that as a treat Cadbury's Mini Rolls are slightly plain and boring and would rather treat myself with a more exciting cake or sweet treat. These are a great packed lunch treat as they are individually wrapped so conveniently fit into a packed lunch box, great for those that like sweet treats on the go.
I don't normally buy these but I found some at my boyfriends house which apparantly his mum had bought on offer (12 for £2 I think at ASDA) and I thought I would try a nostalgic treat.
These come in individually wrapped little rolls which are good to pack in a lunch box or a handbag for a snack on the go. The packets are the standard Cadbury purple but the plastic is thin and doesn't feel at all luxurious or nice. The font in white on the front that reads "mini rolls millk chocolate" is large and in your face in a quirky fat font.
The roll looks yummy once the wrapper is taken off, it is a fat little roll completely covered in silky looking brown chocolate. The chocolatey smell is good too! But hey, lets get on to the tasting. On my first bite I got the end section of the roll which has the most chocolate on it, yummy! The chocolate outer layer was nice but a little thin and can flake off a bit easily. The cake roll is ok, I do like it but it is a bit too dry for my liking. A standard shop bought chocolate sponge though I think, i deffo prefer homemade! The "vanilla flavour filling" inside does try to keep the sponge moist but this also tastes very artificial and chemically. I did like it though. It is a very white and I would never eat it on its own but it does work with the rest of the roll.
The cakes are suitable for vegeterians, and it states that on the packet - which I like, it also has a sign to get people to put the packet in the bin.
I don't have any nutritional info because I just got one from a multi-pack but I think they are relatively bad for you, but not horrendous as they are quite small weight-wise. (but with being too small, I could probably eat two!)
Basically they are nice and i'll eat them again, but I wont really go out and buy them for myself.