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My Kind Of Roses
Member Name: k2705
Advantages: Nice chocolates and often half price at Christmas
Disadvantages: The calories!
For Christmas each year one of the items we always buy when it comes to purchasing our Christmas food is a tin of Cadbury Roses, to be honest most years we end up being bought a tin of chocolates but we always end up buying a tin ourselves just in case we don't receive one. Roses are one of my favourite tins of chocolate and ones I always associate with Christmas time, purely because the only time we ever buy them is actually at Christmas, also when I was younger most years my parents would have a tin of these as well. This year was no different and we ended up with a large tin of Cadbury Roses.
Cadbury Roses come in a distinctive bright blue metal tin, this is covered in red coloured rose heads, these cover the sides and the lid of the tin. The lid of the tin has a white rectangle in the centre of it with the words "Cadbury Roses" written on it in swirly blue writing, this is also repeated on the side of the tin along with a picture of the chocolates inside the tin. That is basically it for the design of the tin, there is not a huge amount of detail on it however it does stand out and you cannot fail to recognise it as Cadbury Roses. The base of the tin is plain silver and it contains various product details such as nutritional information and the ingredients, these are written in black writing and stand out reasonably clearly against the silver background.
Cadbury Roses are basically individually wrapped chocolates of different flavours, the chocolates some in a variety of different shapes and are each wrapped in a piece of foil with the same rose heads on as the tin, this is then wrapped in a coloured yet transparent plastic wrapper and twisted at each end, however some of the chocolates are just wrapped in the foil alone. You et quite a large selection fo different flavours in a tin of Cadbury Roses ranges from soft centres, to chewy centres and some including nut, I would say that there is something to suit pretty much everyone. The range of chocolates include
*Brazilian Darkness - This is a square piece of toffee which contains small pieces of hazelnut, the whole thing is then covered in dark chocolate
*Orange Creme - This is a square chocolate with has an orange pattern engraved on top of it, it is then filled with a orange flavoured fondant
*Cadbury Dairy Milk - This is basically 2 small squares of the traditional Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate joined together with the Cadburys C engraved on the top
*Strawberry Dream - A square chocolate (similar to the orange creme) filled with a strawberry flavoured fondant
*Golden Barrel - A half barrel shaped chocolate engraved with the pattern of a barrel and filled with soft caramel
*Hazel Whirl - A done shaped chocolate with a swirly pattern on top, the chocolate has a hazelnut in the centre
*Caramel Velvet - A piece of Cadbury Caramel with added truffle filling
*Country Fudge - A rectangle piece of fudge covered in milk chocolate
*Hazel in caramel - A half moon shaped chocolate filled with caramel with a hazelnut in the middle
As you can see there is quite a large selection of different centres with Cadbury Roses, personally my favourite is the caramel barrel, however I will quite happy eat most of them, I do not like nut so probably the Brazilian darkness is my least favourite, with the other nut chocolates in the tin I will eat around the nut and just leave that bit but with the Brazilian darkness you cannot do this, so apart from that particular one I would say that there isn't really any others that I do not like or wouldn't eat. Personally I would say that these chocolates are ideal for the whole family to share, due to the variety of centres of the chocolates they are ideal for both children and adults.
Each tin of chocolates comes with a blue piece of paper inside it again with the same roses pattern on it as the tin itself, on one side this lists all of the different chocolates in the tin, it gives you the name of the chocolates, what they actually are, although I think the names are quite self explanatory and also a picture of each chocolate wrapped up so you can easily find the chocolate in the tin and you know what colour it is. Personally I find the key to the chocolates clear and very easy to read.
With the large tin if Roses you get 850g worth of chocolates (this includes the wrappers) I'm not sure exactly how many chocolates this works out as but you do get a lot per tin and the tins are always full pretty much to the top. Each tin is advertised as being priced at £10.00 however every year when we have purchased a tin they have been half price, to be honest I do not think I have ever seen them sold at £10.00 a tin and I'm not sure I would be prepared to this much money for a tin of chocolates. I do think that £5.00 is quite good value for money as you do get a lot of chocolates for the money, however I do think that £10.00 is a little over priced even for Christmas.
There is not a huge amount of dietary information on the tin however if you go onto the Cadbury website it does inform you of the following information
*Cadbury Roses are suitable for vegetarians (perfect for me)
*They contain milk, and soya
*They are not suitable for vegans
*They do not contain peanut, wheat or sesame
*They do not contain gluten so are suitable for coeliacs.
Overall I would definitely recommend Cadbury Roses, personally I like most chocolate, but I do think that with a tin of these you get a good range of different chocolates which are ideal for sharing with friends and family on special occasions. I do not think I would buy a tin of Roses any other time other than Christmas, although you can buy smaller boxes of them, purely because I could not trust myself with a large tin of chocolates in the house, once they are open they have to be eaten.
Whenever I have bought tins of Roses they have always been half price so personally I would say they are good value for money as you do get a lot of chocolates per tin, however if they were to be sold at full price I would have to say that they are a little over priced. I would certainly recommend Cadbury Roses to anyone looking for a decent tin of chocolates for a special occasion as these are ideal for the whole family.
Summary: A nice chocolate treat