“ Brand: Fox's / Type: Caramel „
`i rarely buy chocolate these days because I object to paying the ever-increasing cost plus I am trying to maintain my weight. You know the old saying 'never shop when hungry...' well I made the mistake of doing so last week and somehow ended up buying a multi-pack of Rocky bars because they were on offer in our local Heron's Foods. I thought 79p for 9 bars was just too good to miss and with Lent coming up soon I thought I would get my chocolate 'fix' sorted.
Each little bar is individually wrapped but I cannot find a weight for a single one despite the fact that here is plenty of other information on both the outer and inner wrappers? I am told that the pack contains '9 bars of rugged biscuit and chunky chocolate' which just about says it all really. There is a nice texture to each bite and I think there is a good balance between the amount of chocolate and biscuit to make them quite crunchy but still feeling you have eaten a good amount of chocolate. Being smallish though I had to eat two though to give a fair review didn't I?
There is plenty of information given re: nutritional values, ingredients etc - I won't bore you with a long list but just point out the following which I feel may be important -
-may contain nuts
- suitable for vegetarians
-contains wheat, milk, oats and soya
per biscuit contains 107 calories (not too bad)
Fox's provide a web address plus a facebook page too - facebook.com/liverocky.
To be honest I have tasted far better bars but equally far inferior ones. I thought these were great for the price and had a good texture and taste but I did not find them filling enough and really there were only about 3 bites in each bar. I would have liked to have compared them to another brand of chocolate bar to give you more of an idea but I think these are unique.
I would recommend giving Rocky bars a try if you fancy a change from the more chewy and more substantial ones out there.
=== Led Astray! ===
My other half and his family have been a bad influence on me. I don't whether it was connected to being farmers, with the accompanying tradition of hospitality, living remotely or just a sweet tooth, but they had a tradition of always having to have a container well stocked with assorted chocolate biscuits. Needless to say, himself felt deprived when I tried to dispense with this tradition and it was sneakily reinstated before very long. We still have it today, partly because he inherited his late parents' biscuit container when the house was cleared - [by-the-by] a rather attractive rubberwood article, from Lakeland, I believe.
===In Need Of A Little Treat===
Often his preference has been for two-finger Kit-Kats or Penguin bars, but more recently he's taken a shine to Rockys. It was quite fortunate that this coincided with them being on special offer in Tesco, at £1 a pack, so it would have been a bit mean not to let him stock up a bit! As we still have an adult son at home, you can imagine that we get through a few of these kind of things. Hand on heart I have to say that it's quite rare for me to be tempted, though I do give in occasionally. Today, for instance, the change in weather seemed to create a need for something sweet and comforting to go with my coffee. We'd been out in the cold and rain this morning - the car thermometer read 10.5 C at one point, can you believe? - so I didn't feel too guilty about a little indulgence.
===Packaging - Outer and Inner Wrappers===
The Rocky Bars come in packs of nine, and I don't recall ever having seen them sold individually or in different sizes. Please correct me if you have. I can't see anywhere on the packet or individual wrappers that indicates the weight of the individual biscuit; my electronic kitchen scales registered 22g. The packet wrapper is the one that has the nutritional information - on the individual wrapper there is an ingredients list, allergy awareness and a 'suitability for vegetarians' notice only. If you are concerned about the calorific or fat values, then, it's clearly a good idea to hold on to the outer wrapper rather than discarding as we usually do; I'm thinking of situations where you might count a biscuit in as a treat as part of a special diet.
You also need the outer wrapper to tell you that Rocky bars are made by Fox's Biscuits of Batley, West Yorkshire. There's a freephone number, an email address and a website given. The best before date is also on the outer wrapper only.
The packaging - both the external and individual wrappers - is bright red in colour, with a purple central badge displaying a large white 'R' with the word 'Rocky' beneath. It would be hard to mistake them for anything else!
===Nutrition And Contents===
When you eat one of these biscuits you are consuming 107 calories, 8.8g sugar, 5.4g fat, 3.1g saturated fat, and 0.18g salt. The corresponding adult RDA values are 5%, 10%, 8%, 16% and 3%. From that I'd deduce that, while they're not going to wreck a healthy diet, they're best indulged in as an occasional treat rather than eaten regularly. I think they're slightly more calorific than Kit-Kats, which at 24g have the same calorie count.
The contents list is quite lengthy, though for once I can pretty much understand what everything is. Milk chocolate takes up 50%, then we have wheatflour, vegetable oil, sugar, oatmeal, glucose syrup, dessicated coconut [which surprised me a bit until I thought about it] right through to 'flavouring'. Then the contents of milk chocolate are listed.
The allergy alerts are that they contain wheat, gluten, milk, oats and soya. They may contain nuts, too.
===The Taste Experience===
Fox's promote the Rocky as a 'rugged biscuit, chunky chocolate' - so how do I find them?
Like Penguins these days - which seem smaller than they used to be - Breakaways and the like, the biscuit seems quite dainty in size. The chocolate coating is quite substantial and I can see why they say 50% is chocolate: it would be difficult to contest that! I find the chocolate itself quite tasty. I'm not overly fond of very sweet milk chocolate and generally prefer something darker, but this one I find quite pleasant. I'm not sure I would personally have used the words 'chunky' and 'rugged' had I been in charge of the advertising campaign, but perhaps I wasn't their typical target. I haven't found them quite so prone to melting as Kit Kats, but I'm not sure why that is.
The biscuit beneath the chocolate is tasty and to my liking. I thought there was a slightly nutty taste to it, and I realise now that it's probably the coconut, which I love. I'm amused by that as my OH claims to dislike it! There's a wholegrain kind of texture to it, which I suspect comes from the oats - I'm sorry, I can't think of a better way to describe it than that.
It doesn't take many bites to get through one of these. It would be a mistake to think it satisfies hunger, in my experience, though it does satisfy a sugar craving and goes very well with a mug of strong black coffee! I can't vouch for tea, as I don't drink it, but my menfolk don't seem to mind whether they eat Rockys with or without a mug of tea! A caramel version is also available, but it doesn't seem to tempt my husband.
At £1 for 9, I think they are great value for money and ideal to have available if someone calls in for a cuppa. I think the regular price is nearer £1.59 which is still not too bad. I prefer the taste of these to some of the other chocolate biscuits, but I think Kit Kats give seem to last slightly longer, because of the 'two fingers' perhaps. I was surprised that the calorie count was as high as it was, which makes me less inclined to eat them regularly. Also I'm surprised at the lack of nutritional information, Best Before date etc on the individual wrapper. It's not ideal. While I do think it's a good, tasty product I'm deducting a star for those reasons so it's 4 from me. I think my OH would have said '5', but I'm a bit mean!
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©Verbena September 2013
I eat a lot of chocolate because as anyone who reads my posts here will know as I seem to always be reviewing different chocolate bars and brands. My latest buy was a pack of 9 "rugged biscuit, chunky chocolates" also known as Rocky bars. Funnily enough when I took my first bite into it I did say to myself this is so familiar, and to my embarrassment I just realised they had changed the wrapper and it was the exact same chocolate I remember in my lunch box as a child.
The chocolate bars are from Fox biscuits which is a pretty well known chocolate brand that also makes other Party Rings and Rich Tea Creams. They are about 3 inches long and have slightly rounded edges. Each bar is individually wrapped in plastic which is perfect for just popping in a lunch box as you know it wont melt over your other food. Each bar contains 106 calories, 5.4g fat of which saturates 3.2g and sugar 9.1g.
The chocolate itself is both smooth and crunchy. The top layer of milk chocolate is quite thick so when you get to the crunchy bottom they complement each other very well and taste really enjoyable. While I admit I do love chocolate, this is one of few chocolate bars that can actually make me want to keep eating another and another, and I always have to limit myself to just one as they're so chocolatey and I don't want to run out on the first day! The basic ingredients are milk, soya, wheat, gluten and oats.
I bought mine in Tesco at 79p although I think this is a promotion and the usual price in other stores tends to be around a pound so I imagine it is the same in their stores also. This is very reasonable for 9 bars, in fact so is £1 as you are getting a bar for 10p each which you can very rarely do individually in stores now (with chocolate bars being as much as 80p now on their own).
Overall, I think this is a great product that makes a nice smack at lunch time. They compliment other food nicely as I always like to have at least one sweet item with my lunch particularly if its a very healthy meal. I really enjoy the crunchiness of this chocolate bar and would also recommend their caramel version which is pretty much the same but with caramel obviously. I think both are equally delicious and make for a nice filling treat.
The rocky bar is a small chocolate bar from Fox's Biscuits, which some may also consider to be a large chocolate biscuit.
You can buy these in multipacks, and I currently have a pack containing 9 bars as this is on offer in Tesco. I don't think you can buy the bars individually, or not so far as I have ever noticed.
This bar is about a finger length so much smaller than the likes of a mars or twix bar. It is comparable to a penguin or club bar. I think this small size makes the Rockys handy to take out with you for a snack occasionally or put in a child's lunch box from time to time. They are also well suited to have at home, and are really nice with a cup of tea or coffee and I think they feel like more of a treat than a normal biscuit!
The Rockys are coated with smooth milk chocolate. It is quite a thick layer of chocolate and gives a strong chocolate taste - it is not just a thin and barely noticeable layer. Inside there is a substantial amount of crunchy biscuit which is very flavoursome and not boring and bland like some biscuits can be. The two textures and two flavours work well together to make a classic chocolate biscuit taste.
As they are quite small, they also have fewer calories than most chocolate bars and each one has 107 calories. However if you treat them as a biscuit and have a few, they won't be a healthy option obviously. They are quite more ish so you could easily eat more than one at a time, and I have done this before! Also one biscuit contains 8% of your daily fat, so that is quite a lot especially if you do eat more than one in a day!
However despite that for the occasional treat I do really like these and would definitely get them again.
It is worth pointing out that they may contain nuts and do include cows milk, wheat, gluten and oats so should be avoided by anyone with allergies to these, but otherwise why not give them a try while they're on offer in Tesco. A pack of 9 was about a £1 but I can't remember the exact price.
I have eaten these chocolate bars for years, I mainly buy them when they are on offer - which they are at the moment - yay! £1 for 6.
These are individually wrapped chocolate biscuit bars, the chocolate I love because it's thick around the outside. The biscuit is really crunchy too - note it's not a melt in the mouth biscuit! but I like it crunchy. They are a great size for keeping in your pocket (although not on a hot day as they'd melt!) and a lovely snack. They go great with a cup of tea or coffee too.
Flavours, there are now a number of flavours; chocolate (shown above), Caramel which is in a yellow packet and has the added bonus of a caramel layer under the chocolate, toffee crunch which is in a light blue packet I particularly like this one as it's a bit more chewy and tastes really nice and then there is the newest flavour which is cola and the reason for me coming on here! yuk!! it tastes absolutely disgusting I don't know who invented it or taste tested it!! It was quite funny really because my daughter aged 9 took one to school and a spare one in plain flavour in case she didn't like it, she said she took one bite and went urgh! her friend wanted to try and she also said urgh! bin it! meanwhile I was at home and thought I'll try one of those, I took one bite and spat it out!!! when my 12 year old daughter came home I said what did you think of the cola rocky to which a face was pulled and a yuk came out!! so the rest of the packet will be going in the bin they're not even worth giving to a friend!!! be warned!!! Ooo I nearly forgot it comes in a brown packet.
But in the grand scheme of things all the other flavours are great but avoid the cola!! unless you want to try it just for the sake of seeing what on earth a cola flavoured chocolate bar would taste like!!!
A few days ago I actually sent my husband to the supermarket although he did have a shopping list and a budget. One of the things on the list was chocolate bars to go in our lunches. He came back very proud of himself with the chocolate bars that he had found a bargain in a multi-buy offer of Fox's Rocky biscuit bars.
He had purchased the Rocky bars from our local Tesco express store and got 18 bars for just £1.00. I was very impressed with the price and the fact that he had chosen smaller bars that are not as high in calories.
The bars are individually wrapped in thin red plastic wrappers that can be easily torn open by the jaggered edges at each end. There is very little information on the individual bar wrapper, only ingredients listings and allergy information, for full product details you can be found on the main outer wrapper.
The bars themselves consist of a golden crumbly biscuit coated in thick milk chocolate. In fact the chocolate makes up a whopping 50% of the bar.
The nutritional information per bar is:
Calories - 106
Sugars - 8.7g
Fat - 5.4g
Saturates - 3.1g
Salt - 0.17g
I really like these rocky bars they are like a luxury biscuit rather than a chocolate bar. The biscuit itself is very crunchy and not too sweet and the chocolate is extremely creamy which gives a nice contrast in textures. You can also buy these in the caramel version but I prefer the original as they are not as sickly. Overall I really love these little bars they are quite luxurious and provide a nice sweet treat without filling you up too much.
Rocky is a nice chocolate snack; I simply love Chocolate and this is quite filling and chunky. It has a nice crunchy biscuit inner with a thick layer of good tasting milk chocolate on the outside .
I often give my children snacks such as Rocky in their lunches; they are handy for this and for when out and about. At the moment Rocky is on special offer in Asda, at only a £1.00 for nine bars . They usually cost £1.59 so this is a great current offer. You can fairly often find snacks such as this on offer and when they are; its worth stocking up and saving yourself some money. Rocky caramel is also on offer at the moment at the same price
Rocky bars come on a Bright Red packet with the Rocky Motif splashed across the front of the packet in White and each Rocky Chocolate bar is individually wrapped ensuring freshness.
Milk Chocolate (50%); Wheat Flour; Sugar, Glucose; Desicated Coconut; Partially refined Sugar Syrup
Vegetable Oil; Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate; Sodium Bicarbonate; Ammonium Bicarbonate); Molasses; Salt; Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin); Natural Flavouring; Milk chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)
Each Rocky bar contains 106 Kcals
May contain Nuts; Contains Wheat, Soya, Milk, Gluten, Oats
Rocky are made by Foxes Biscuits. Foxes do some delicious tasting products and this is a good example of one of them. Ideal to eat at any time and great to taste! Its 4 Stars from me.
The rocky chocolate bar was the thing that, as a kid, I would always hope would find when opening my lunch box. It was a big treat in my house to have anything sweet and if I was ever allowed to pick something out of the biscuit barrel; it was always the rocky bar.
*** About the bar***
The bar has a smooth milk chocolate coat with a crunchy biscuit inside. Like all foxes bars and biscuits, there's not one part of the bar that tastes less yummy than the other. The chocolate is divine as well as the biscuit inside which in my opinion would always seems to be the disappointing ending after sucking all the chocolate off. However, each bit tastes scrummy.
The rocky biscuit bar can come in two flavours. There is the plain (which is MY favourite) and caramel. The caramel is pretty similar to the plain one that I have described but has a layer of caramel inside.
These bars are a perfect treat for any lunch box, although probably not the healthy snack some people may need. They are also great for an addition to the plate of biscuits with your tea. I love dipping mine in my tea and sucking all the melted chocolate off plus its very strong so you wont have the broken bits at the bottom of your cups.
Energy (KJ/Kcal) - 447/107
Proteins - 1.45g
Carbohydrates - 12.7g
Fat - 5.5g
Refined sugar syrup
Traces of nuts
I would definitely recommend these bars for any lunchbox as for only 107 calories, id say these treats are certainly worth the buy for there scrummy taste. These are my favourite biscuit bars out there for sure! Well done fox's.
I just cannot resist chocolate or anything sweet, I snack all the time and I have a very large appetite, and although I am much better than I used to be for eating every sweet in sight, I just cannot resist special offer ones as it does save me lots of money as I have lots of grandchildren too and although they do only eat sweets as treats, unlike me, they are best bought on offer as I know that they can look forward to those treats when visiting me or coming to stay for the night etc.
These chocolate bars are made by Fox's a very well known brand of confectionery, the bars are approximately 3 inches by 1 inch and they are each individually wrapped in a red plastic wrapper, they are a rugged biscuit coated in thick milk chocolate and they have a nice taste, the texture of them is very crunchy, the texture of the biscuit and chocolate together is absolutely delicious and they leave me wanting another one after I have eaten just one, and I often have eaten a second, and sometimes a 3rd, a little while later as I find these so irritable and very moorish.
There are 9 bars in the packet I bought and the bars are wrapped in an outer plastic wrapper, and the price I paid was only 69p and I bought them from Sainsbury's and when I saw them staring at me I just had to buy them as I had tried these many times before and knew I loved them, they are also a very good quality product and they are excellent value for the money, I am not too sure how much the original price was, but I think it is usually just over £1 but even at the higher price, I do think they are worth the price.
These bars are a chunky bar, they are easy to hold for my younger grandchildren, who love them, they are easy to chew and swallow, and once a bitten the taste of these are not too sweet, they are not sickly either, and the blend of the biscuit and the chocolate all together really does taste delicious.
Each bar contains 106 calories, 5.4g fat of which saturates 3.2g and sugar 9.1g.
These bars are quite filling and they are ideal for my lunch as I always like to eat something sweet after my lunch and these are lovely, and they are nice for a snack or treat and I recommend these for people to try as I love them and think they are a cheap biscuit bar with an exceptional brilliant taste.
I rate them 5 stars.
Fox`s biscuits are always very high quality and I really cannot think of a Fox`s biscuit I have tried and not liked, the Fox`s rocky bar biscuits are no exception to this in fact these are one of my all time favourite Fox`s biscuit.
To describe these biscuits for you I will say that they are a thick crunchy shortcake biscuit covered in a very thick layer of chocolate, the chocolate is nowhere near as good as the likes of Cadbury but it is still very nice.
These biscuits come in packs of nine, each is individually wrapped, they cost around £1.29 per pack but they are often on offer in Asda at two packs for £2 and they are worth their money whichever price you pay.
The biscuit in these is quite sweet but not too sweet and certainly not sweet enough for the sugar to overpower the chocolate taste, the chocolate and biscuit blend to make a very delicious buttery chocolaty taste that has my mouth watering just thinking about it.
As with any chocolate biscuits these are not a dieters friend, each biscuit contains 107 calories and 5.5g of fat and it is almost impossible to eat just one at a time.
Yesterday I picked up some chocolate biscuits in my local b and m bargains for my childrens packed lunches. I have to admit I usually buy smartprice chocolate biscuits for school. But these were so reasonable in price yesterday I thought I would get them for a change. (they were just over a £1 for a pack of 10 bars.)
Rocky bars are manufactured by fox's. They come presented in bright red, attrractive packaging, with bold blue lettering spelling rockey across the front of the packet. On the back of the packaging is well listed information on both ingredients and nutritional values. Additionally, there is well displayed allergy advice. All this information is written on every seperate rocky biscuit packaging too, which is excellent.
The actual taste of these rocky bars is simply delicious. They are covered in thick and creamy milk chocolate. The chunkiness of the chocolate is an excellent combination against the sweet and crunchy inner biscuit. These are very satisfying biscuits and one is more than enough to curb any chocolate cravings. They taste very induldgent and typical of fox's high standards.
I will certainly be purchasing these biscuits again. However it will not be on a regular basis as there are only four biscuits left and I only bought them yesterday afternoon. The children totally love them and so do I. Its just we tend to love them too much!!
These biscuits are not just great for packed lunches, I think they would be ideal for putting in booty bags at a party. They are also great for picnics or simply enjoying with a cup of tea. They really are superb.
When reading the nutritional values I was pleased to read that each biscuit contains 107 calories. I thought it would be considerably higher than this, simply because the biscuit is so chunky and covered in thick milk chocolate. However I would state that these rocky biscuits are very moreish and so self discipline is a must when purchasing these.
I have always loved Rockys, but I don't really have the chance to eat them, as I tink they are more of a lunchbox snack. However, I have started making lunches again and so I nicked one of these from my brother!
The packets is a plastic wrapper, with Rocky written in large purple writing, on a red background. It has a picture of the biscuit on the front and the back has the usual nutritional information.
Inside the packet, there are six bars. Now, I don't think this is a great number to hav in a packet - not sure why, but I just don't think it is! Each biscuit is individually wrapped, in the same wrapper as the outside..
The biscuits are easy to open, and reveal the lovely Rocky biscuit!!
The classic Rocky biscuit is a chocolate covered crunchy biscuit. The chocolate is a thick coating, and has a ripple effect on top. The layer of chocolate on top of the biscuit is especially thick. The biscuit it really crunchy, and is sort of like a thick digestive, but has a slight coconut taste too.
The biscuits are sweet but not overly sweet and I could easily eat more than one if I lost my self-control!!
They are great for packed lunche as they are about 3 inches long and great as a little snack. They also travel well and are unlikely to break easily.
They are also lovely to dip in to a cup of tea!
There are 106kcal and 3.2g of saturated fat in each bar which is not great, buit as a sweet snack it is good!
My Dad ot these for about 60p which is good value but I think that must have been an offer.
Rockys are available in other flavours too, and I will be reviewing the caramel ones too!
Try them! x
Rocky bars are crunchy biscuit snack bars covered in a layer of thick milk chocolate and are made by Fox's in the UK.
I just love chocolate and despite my intentions to give it up for the New Year I couldn't resist buying a pack of Rocky Chocolate Biscuit Bars. Well chocolate doesn't count if it's on a biscuit, right?
~~~ Packaging and content ~~~
The outer packet is red in colour with a large 'R' in white against a purple shield. The word Rocky is written underneath. The best before date printed clearly in the top right hand corner and on the bottom left is written the fat and sugar content of each biscuit. For those interested it is as follows, the percentage figure is the daily guideline amount:
Calories 106 - 5%
Sugars 9.1g - 10%
Fat 5.4g - 8%
Saturates 3.2g - 16%
Salt 0.17g - 3%
They are suitable for vegetarians but contain gluten so not for anyone who needs a gluten free diet. The label also states that they have been made in a factory that uses nut ingredients.
~~~ The taste ~~~
Now for the interesting bit!
Each pack contains six individually wrapped biscuit bars so they are handy for putting in a packed lunch or in your pocket for emergencies whilst shopping!
The wrappers are quite easy to remove, just tear the top.
Each biscuit is covered in a thick layer of creamy milk chocolate which is quite delicious. The biscuit inside is crunchy but not hard on the teeth. It looks a bit like digestive biscuits and has a mild coconut flavour. They taste really lovely especially the chocolate and it is hard to stop at just one bar.
I bought my Rocky bars in my local Somerfields. They were half price at only 59p for a pack of six so I think they were very good value. I might just stock up on them while they remain at that price.
~~~ Summary ~~~
Not particularly healthy but a tasty snack well worth trying.
Fox's Rocky Bar
Description: Chocolate Bar / Crunchy biscuit bars, covered in thick milk chocolate, available in several flavours: chocolate, caramel and now toffee crunch.
These biscuits come in mulit packs of 9 and are available from most supermarkets. I paid just £1 for a pack but they were on special offer at the time. I believe they retail for around £1.50 normally.
The packaging is quite distinctive, bright glossy red background with the name (Rocky!) in bright purple lettering. Easy to spot on the shelves.
Each bar is made up of a crunchy biscuit which is then smothered in really thick milk chocolate. I think it is fair to say that they have a lot more chocolate than most biscuit bars and this is what makes them so tasty. They are also quite filling, and you don't feel that you have to reach for another one - unless or course you feel like spoiling yourself!
These biscuits are all individually wrapped, which is great for taking in a packed lunch or just popping into your bag, it also means that they stay fresh once the main packet has been opened.
I definitely recommend these biscuits, they are a personal favourite, I love the cunchiness of the biscuit and the thickness of the chocolate, and buy these quite often - even when they are not on offer.
Each biscuit contains 107 calories and 5.5g of fat.
Stash these, they are great!
Rocky bars are a fantastic biscuit bar which is made by the fox's biscuit company. Fox's make so many great biscuits and I think the key to them is their quality. However with quality also comes price, but I do have to say that because these are bought in multi packs you can pick them up fairly cheap, and they are very often on special offers as well which is good.
There are many different flavours of rocky. But the main original one is basically a biscuit bottom with a milk chocolate coating which tastes really good on its own any way.
The biscuit part really is quite rocky, it is very hard and a kind of crumbly biscuit which tastes really good. The flavour of the biscuit goes very well with the chocolate which tastes really good quality.
These bars aren't massive, but there enough. They each come wrapped individually and come in packs of 9, a pretty unusual number, thought they would come in 10 really. However they are cheap as I mentioned earlier. There usually just over a pound a pack so just a bit more than 10p a bar, which is really good value anyway, but I picked some of these up this week at tesco for just 64p, that's just 7p bar, really exceptional value for such a great biscuit bar.
Crunchy biscuit bars, covered in thick milk chocolate, available in several flavours: chocolate, caramel and now toffee crunch!