Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury's Mini Rolls
Member Name: minkypolly
Cadbury's Mini Rolls
Advantages: The definitive mini-roll.
Disadvantages: Rarely deep-discounted
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.
Summary: Individually-wrapped purple pleasure-machines!