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Cadbury's Roses- Rich in flavors but what happened to my favorite COFFEE!!?
Member Name: BryanMCritic
Advantages: Good Quality chocolates, Cadbury's finest.
Disadvantages: Depending on what Roses selection you buy. The contents of goodies inside can be completely random!!
Remember the days when you was a kid at Christmas and you just finished your amazing Christmas dinner and you and your other siblings would gather as your parents would pop open a tin of Roses!
Well i do, well back when i was a kid my favorite flavor was coffee creme, my god! it had that amazing peculiar taste of a rich and unique taste of coffee that was seriously addicting; till this day i still do not understand why they got rid of the amazing coffee flavor! I remember battling my siblings for the delicious creamy centered coffee ones!
Back to the review; in terms of its value for money i would recommend getting a big tin, as whenever i purchase a small box it leads to a big heap of disappointment as many of the 'average' flavors are stuffed in. The tin however tends to carry more of our favorite creamy treats; the only down side to that is they only seem to be around for the festive season!!
The contents of the roses are pretty self-explanatory if you live in the UK or any of the commonwealth countries i.e (Australia, New Zealand) nevertheless i will share my opinion and recommendations of which are the best flavors and my overall rating in terms of it's value for money and overall quality of the chocolates.
Here's the breakdown of the chocolates that will await you upon opening a Roses Box/Tin and my own personal account with these treats:
Brazilian Darkness 4/10- Don't get me wrong, i love dark chocolate always been a big fan; however chewy toffees and I do not mix well!! I'm not a huge fan of toffee, however to toffee lovers this is one of the flavors for you.
Mini Cadbury dairy milk 7/10- Who doesn't like the taste of an old traditional flavor that is the face of Cadbury's. I thoroughly enjoy the dairy milk full chocolaty goodness; nevertheless after eating about 3-4 of Dairy milk ones the taste becomes rather bland and sickly very quickly.
Golden Barrel 9/10- Now we are talking!! this one bursts with caramel joy once eaten, when they say it's a barrel it really is a barrel of caramel. The flavor is extremely yummy; the reason i can't quite give this a 10/10 is because of how easy it breaks in the foil cover so sometimes you end up opening up to a nasty sticky surprise!
Cadbury's caramel 8/10- Not quite as good as the Golden Barrel but what i don't understand is WHY DO WE HAVE TWO OF THE EXACT SAME FLAVOR! The world will never know. This is where the coffee creme should be to add more variety!
The 'Purple one' (Hazelnut in Caramel) 7/10- OH god! Remember that awful advert of this purple treat? either way this is pretty much the same as the two above; i don't understand why Cadbury's love their cadbury's so much! The purple one is very exquisite flavor however as the hazelnut works well with the caramel and I'm a huge fan of nuts in chocolate despite absolutely loathing nuts in chocolate as a kid.
Hazel Whirl 4/10- This bugger seems to be everywhere in the boxes of roses; this is my worst flavor in my opinion, its bland and just simply a chocolate smothered Hazelnut.
Strawberry dream 10/10- Strawberry Creme dream!! This flavor is now my all time favorite, it is just the center cream really tickles your taste buds! I love strawberries and chocolate now their is a mix that everyone goes crazy for!
Orange cream 10/10- This tangy treat is just simply amazing likewise to the strawberry cream the treat explodes with flavor and the dark chocolate works really well with the tangy taste that keeps satisfying customers.
Country Fudge 9/10- I love fudge, this is very good flavor; however it tends to get mix reviews as it has a love/hate relationship with the majority of the UK customers. It's soft and very tasty, definitely a friendly flavor within the bunch.
Overall most of the flavors are great! but seriously three different caramel flavors: come on Cadbury's you have to work harder than that!
Value for Money 5/10
In terms of Roses in general, prices vary. If you can get a small box on offer for about £1 then it's a bargain, however the contents of the boxes and tins are at total random and most of the boxes I've had, led to disappointment; an invasion of Hazel whirls! The tins are very good though; in terms of flavor variety. If i had to choose between Roses now to Heroes; i would probably choose Heroes because there is just simply more choice and i miss my coffee creams but in terms of price Heroes aren't particularly cheap either!!
Quality of Chocolate 8/10
Cadbury's are the best mass-producing chocolate company going in my opinion; they make some of the best chocolate in the UK. I give Cadbury's an 8 out of 10 because they aren't exactly atThornton's standard level but Thornton's is a completely different price range. Roses i think is consistent with the quality that Cadbury's provides.
Overall i give Cadbury's effort on this one a 3 out of 5 Dooyoo stars!!
BryanMCritic! - putting the 'tic' in critic!
Summary: Good Quality Treats, not my favorite personally however i do like to have them as treat once awhile.