“ Brand: Co-Op / Type: Coins „
I usually buy a pack (or several packs) of the Co-op's chocolate coins around Christmas. This is partially because they're great for 'padding out' presents which don't look to have enough quantity, and partially because I'm a chocoholic with little to no chance for recovery.
These are usually £1-£2, dependent on how big the bag is. They normally come in that weird plastic-y netting stuff that you have to tear a hole in in order to open.
In the past, I've bought them in milk or white chocolate variations. The milk chocolate coins come in a gold toned foil wrapper (which makes up the whole 'coin' look,) and the white chocolate coins come in a silver toned foil wrapper. There's usually a variety of sizes of coin in a bag, ranging from about a 10p piece size, to larger than a £2 coin. They are also much thicker than real coins.
These coins are usually fairtrade and suitable for vegetarians. Unless the co-op suddenly decides to change this, I assume that this is still the case.
The chocolate itself is not of the highest of qualities - verging more on the milk than the coco content - and reminds me of the cheaper chocolate that you sometimes get in kids' Easter eggs. Saying that, they're still quite tasty, and very sweet.
When we were younger, there was usually a net-bag or two of these in our Christmas stockings, so it might be an idea if you're struggling to fill a stocking or gift bag.
Co-Op Chocolate Coins
When it starts getting closer to Christmas, I always seem to buy chocolate coins for some reason. I love to sit by the Christmas tree and gobble them up whilst watching Christmas films!
What are they?
Chocolate Coins are usually a varied size of circular coin shaped milk chocolates covered in a gold/ silver foil inside a little string or net type of bag. The Co-Op have designed their coins in a golden foil within a red netted bag with a small rectangular label stating what they are hanging off.
Considering you only get twelve-ish in a pack, I like to take my time with these. They smell of quite a strong chocolate that is so yummy and delicious. They taste soft and sweet hence why I do not share these!
Price and Place
These were on sale for around one pound in the Co-Op and they have been on sale since November time.
These are small festive treats to get you feeling the Christmas Spirit- Wahey!!