Product Type: Ferrero Chocolate
Newest Review: ... are not overly nutty, I don't think and feel like a very indulgent treat. Ferrero Rocher have a very unique taste and texture that... more
Impostors of the Chocolate Box World
Member Name: Zmugzy
Date: 30/10/07, updated on 26/06/09 (452 review reads)
Advantages: There is little advantage to be gained
Disadvantages: Amost no chocolate and to sockly sweet. overpackaged
Ferrero Rocher are often described as small chocolate balls that come individually wrapped in rather unnecessary fancy gold-coloured wrapper. They are then packaged further in a transparent plastic box. They must be one of the most over packaged, overpriced and overrated confectionaries on the market. Each ball contains so very little chocolate content that I almost find them offensive, in fact I would go so far as to call them outrageous in the negative sense of the word. Just a skimpy thin milk chocolate coating is all you'll get. So in essence they can't really be called chocolates never mind Italian chocolates. In fact they are not chocolates at all and the fact that they are so often referred to as such almost amounts to a sort of chocolate blasphemy. The sweets vary in content but mainly consist of either whole or chopped fragments of roasted hazelnut mixed in with a rather revolting nutella-like cream all of which is encased in a thin uneven wafer shell. The ball exterior is also covered in nutty fragments that have the habit of sticking in between you teeth and gums. Each sweet averages about 75 calories.
These overrated sweets are marketed as something rather exotic, a type of up-market Italian chic. In fact they sprout from the cheap and tacky side of confectionary production. This is exemplified by their most unspectacular taste and rather sickly sweet texture which forms a kind of sludge on the tongue that sticks to the back of your throat like phlegm upon swallowing. The up-market appeal is all in the packaging, and the TV advertising of the brand is often aimed at a down-market audience. They are regularly promoted as a special treat for romantic occasions but the fact that the chocolate content is virtually nil means that they should be excluded from such endeavours. My advice is that you should immediately abandon any plans you might have of using these as a compliment or aid to any future amorous liaisons.
To sum up: Ferrero Rocher are impostors of the chocolate box world.
Prices at Tesco's:
FERRERO ROCHER 200G: £2.95
FERRERO ROCHER 24 PIECES 300G BOX: £4.75
Summary: Impostors of the chocolate box world
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