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Give them a shot and see what you think
Member Name: Codfish
Advantages: Not sickly, Strangely Attractive
Disadvantages: Teeth breakingly hard, Average Taste
It seems I've been kept in the dark for the last few years when it comes to these giant rabbit droppings! This last weekend I was at my parents for a weekend break away and as usual my dad went out and did his level best to ensure I get fatter and more unhealthy, buying a lot of chocolate. Part of this feast I was greeted with included a bag of Cadbury's Shots. I was immediately intrigued and looking at the bag I assumed they would be the same as the newer Aero Bubbles and tucked into the Roses he bought instead. As far as I was concerned these were a new product but it seems I was wrong and they have actually been around for a good few years.
On returning home last night I decided to open the shots and give them a go and I was shocked. They were not at all what I was expecting. I was expecting a soft chocolate coating with a soft chocolate inside and they are actually the complete opposite. For anyone who has tried the Cadbury's Mini Eggs, they are basically a non-coloured version in a ball rather than egg shaped version of these. They have a very thick crisp coating that practically shred your gums when you bite into them and have a hard chocolate centre. The balls are approximately 1.5 to 2cm in diameter. The chocolate is very tasty but is not the sort of chocolate that melts in your mouth. It is very solid and remains hard even when left in a warm room overnight as I can vouch for, as I did this also. Although they are made with Milk Chocolate, they taste more like dark at times. The chocolate almost tastes dry, which makes them extremely Moorish as they are not at all sickly which isn't so good if you don't want to eat them all!
The taste isn't revolutionary but they are a nice treat and something keeps dragging you back to the packet despite them being nothing really special in the taste department. They are not something that I would go out and by again, there are far too many things I would rather have instead. However, some people may well love them. I guess this is for you to find out. I certainly wouldn't recommend them to anyone with soft gums dentures however because the crispy coating could do some damage to the unsuspecting pensioner!
The bag of balls you're buying are 200g bags, the same sort of size as most large bags of sweets and will cost you around the same as these other bags. Around £1.20 - £1.80 depending where you buy them from.
So you know what the damage to your wallet is going to be, what about your waistline? Here is the all important nutritional information per 100g:
Energy (KJ) 2040
Energy (KCal) 490
(of which Sugar) 65.4g
Total Fat 22.4g
(of which Saturated Fat) 13.9g
These chocolates are suitable for vegetarians although not vegans and wheat and gluten free. They are not however suitable for people with nut allergies, nor people allergic to milk products.
My advice would be to give these a try. You might really love them. On the other hand you may be like me and not really bothered either way. I won't be buying again, but if someone bought me some I wouldn't be disappointed either.
Summary: Pleasent enough though better out there