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A misfired shot
Member Name: eatingpinkzebras
Advantages: Taste ok
Disadvantages: Not new or interesting, shells are brittle
I tried Cadbury's Shots at a friend's house for the first time last night, partly because I fancied some chocolate, and partly because my Dooyoo brain thought 'Hooray, another potential product to review!'
Shots come in a purple, white and brown bag with a very simple design on it. The colours are classic Cadbury's but I find the packet a bit boring and I think they could have made an effort to distinguish this sweet from other Cadbury's products.
The shots themselves are little round balls, about the size of a Malteaser or slightly larger. They are solid chocolate and are surrounded by a crisp sugar shell. They are very much like Minstrels, except for being round rather than disc-like, and having Cadbury's chocolate rather than Mars.
I found the chocolates reasonably tasty. I am not a huge Cadbury's fan but the chocolate wasn't too sickly or milky as some Cadbury's products are, and in fact in tasted a bit more like Mars or Nestle chocolate. The sugar shell on the outside was a little brittle though, and was likely to splinter when you bite into it, which isn't too pleasant.
The chocolate balls are OK but I do not like them as much as Minstrels. Nevertheless I was able to eat quite a few of them at once! I don't think I would choose to buy them above other chocolates or sweets but if they were offered to me I would not decline.
These are average sweets and I cannot imagine them picking up much of a following. There is just nothing different or exciting about them.
Shots are not very easy to get hold of. I have just checked the Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's websites to see if I could find prices, but none of them offer the Shots to purchase. The only place I can find them is on Ocado, where you can buy a 200 gram bag for £1.30. No nutritional information is given on Ocado so I can't tell you how many calories are in the sweets, but I would guess at a lot!
Summary: 2.5 stars