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Not so long ago I reviewed the 'classic' Rocky biscuit. There's something about writing a review that seems to make me more aware of similar products, or variations from the same range. When I noticed that the caramel version of the Rocky biscuit was selling in Lidl for the bargain price of £0.75 I just had to get a pack and try them - oh, and let the men in the house have a taste, too! A more typical price would be in the region of £1.59, as currently in Tesco, though they are not infrequently seen on offer at £1, along with others in the range.
The packaging for these caramel biscuits is very similar to the traditional Rocky, except that the wrappers are yellow rather than red. I don't think it's a great surprise, then, that the biscuits seem to be identical in size and weight - 24g, according to my kitchen scales: the things you do for reviews!
You get 9 biscuits in a pack. I have the same gripe with the packaging as I had with the traditional Rocky: I feel the nutritional information - calories etc - should be on each wrapper, not just the overall wrapper.
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Never mind the packaging; it's the taste that counts! I will just say, though, that they are easy to unwrap as the zig zag closure at each end tears easily. This seems to be quite standard for most biscuits of this kind.
As I bite into the biscuit I notice that the chocolate layer is noticeably thinner than on the plain Rocky Bars. The biscuit itself has a concave surface and I presume this is to accommodate the caramel layer so that the final top surface is still level, if that makes sense. The biscuit looks like something similar to shortbread in colour and texture, though little comes through in the way of flavour as the chocolate and caramel dominate. It lacks the coconut that for me gives the original Rocky its character. The caramel is of a similar texture to the one used in Twix bars. It's no surprise that the main sensation I get is one of sweetness. I don't find these biscuits particularly crumbly, which I like.
Milk Chocolate (43%), Caramel (26%), Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Cornflour, Dried Skimmed Milk, Salt, Flavouring, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin.
Milk Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Skimmed Milk, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Dried Whole Milk, Vegetable Oil, Butteroil, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Disodium Diphosphate.
Caramel contains Invert Sugar Syrup blend (Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Salt), Sweetened Condensed Milk, Vegetable Oil, Butter Oil, Emulsifier: E471, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate.
Suitable for vegetarians
101 calories [5%]
9.3g sugar [10% ]
4,7 g fat [7%]
2.7g saturated fat [14% ]
0.14g salt [2% ]
Standard Rocky Bars are 107 calories, so I guess these are slightly healthier. The fat levels are slightly lower, too. It's not going to make a significant difference, though, unless you eat them by the packet!
Contains Cows Milk and Gluten, Wheat, Milk, Soya\Soybeans
The product has been made in a factory where nuts may have been used.
There are so many of these kind of biscuits that I feel we're spoiled for choice and am hard pushed to name a favourite. I would have to say this isn't one. There's nothing wrong with it at all, but for me there's nothing that stands out. I would still prefer the traditional Rocky over this, and I think Twix has a more satisfying flavour. The Rocky wafer biscuit - blue wrapper - has a lower calorie count if you're looking for a diet treat. However it's one I would buy from time to time to make a change or to have a selection available for guests. Certainly it's worth buying when it's available at £1 or less for 9. Three stars from me - maybe a bit tight but I rated Rocky original as 4 and I'm not quite so keen of this to buy it at full price.
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I will always make sure my two younger brothers are sent off to school with one of these delicious Rocky bars in their lunch pack - and they'll make sure they have more than one!
These scrummy biscuits come in a pack of nine, encased in yellow plastic, with a rather funky and urban looking re-designed Rocky logo. Individually wrapped, they each have the Rocky logo branded, just to remind you who to go to if you start getting chocolate cravings again. Because they each have their own wrapper, this prolongs the freshness and you can keep them in the cupboard for ages without them going soggy - not that they ever last long in this house! The wrapper is the routine grab and pull so that it splits down the middle, easy and quick for a little treat.
I wasn't surprised that I began drooling the moment the wrapper was opened up, as you can smell the delicious biscuit and milk chocolate. A rather flat but long oblong shaped bar, it includes a biscuity shortbread - the likes of which I can only compare to a cross between a twix base and millionaires shortbread - covered in a smooth caramel and all layered in Fox's milk chocolate. The chocolate has little folds occasionally along the biscuit, giving it textural and aesthetic appeal, and the caramel is silky to taste with the perfect amount of chewyness. The biscuit, chocolate and caramel work really well together, and I can admit I became a little bit addicted to them!
I got these at ASDA for £1.00, working out at around 11p a bar. As you can probably tell, this is amazing value! I would definitely buy these again and recommend them to a friend. There is an 18 pack on sale, but for more than double the price at £2.69, so its better value to grab two 9 packs than one single 18 pack. However, saying this, I have seen them on rollback for £2, putting them at the exact same value for money as the 9 pack.
Great for a little snack, and perfect size for putting in lunchboxes or handbags. Cheap enough too!
When it comes to chocolate I'm rather a fan of it sadly. I say sadly cos my hips hate the stuff but oh well lol!
I was in my local Tesco the other night and spotted a packet of 9 bars of these on offer for a pound and decided that as they were that cheap (they usually cost more like £1.50 for 9 bars) I'd give them a whirl!
Well these as I have stated come in a packet which is plastic and of 9 and then they are all individually wrapped too. All of the packaging is bright yellow and the outer wrapper clearly states what they are on them with an at a glance nutritional chart shown and on the back all the usual information such as ingredients, allergy advice, nutritional information and contact details for the manufacturer (Fox Biscuits) are given. Each individual wrapper again tells us what they are on it and the ingredients are listed. Simple enough to tear off and get to to the bar of chocolate they are and thats the main thing I think!
The Bar Itself:
What you get is a milk chocolate quite wide but not very thick biscuit based bar. The milk chocolate is smooth and creamy yet a little thin then under that you get a healthy dollop of very sweet caramel that is spread evenly over the biscuit and then under that a whitish coloured crunchy biscuit...think Twix though shaped slightly different and not as nice tasting as it is sweeter!
For me though these are not coated in enough chocolate and are way to small...probably best for lunchboxes and the likes opposed to a greedy guts like me. I like the textures being smooth and then crunchy however I find the caramel a little to much on the sweet side!
Not a bad buy but only worth a quid for 9 bars in my opinion. Good enough quality but personally I'll stick with my beloved Twixs from now on as they really are a poor copy to the original and the best!
Nutritional Information Per Biscuit:
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Caramel Rocky is a biscuit bar made by Fox's, a major UK biscuit company. The Caramel rocky is biscuit and caramel, surrounded by a thick layer of yummy milk chocolate. The bars are quite small, about half the size of a normal chocolate bar, but they are still good enough to satisfy a chocolate craving.
The bar gives a nice crunch when you bite into it, and the texture is thick yet smooth at the same time. The caramel is lovely and creamy and soft, without being over thick or sickly sweet. I get about 4 bites out of each small bar. The bars comes in a shiny gold foil wrapper, which is crimp pressed closed on each end, and has Rocky printed on the front in chunky blue writing. These are only available to buy in multipacks, but they are are pretty good for price and are available in most UK supermarkets. I recommend these to everyone, although please eat them once in a while as they do contain fat and calories on the high end of the scale.
Biscuit, with a caramel topping, all coated in chocolate. Kind of like a twix, but flatter - and nicer :-) The difference is in the proportions - this is a thinner biscuit with a more generour serving of caramel
They don't have quite the same sugar "hit" as the Fox's Classic but when you want something a bit less intense, or with just a bit more flavour than straight sugar then these hit the spot. It's almost like the poor man's caramel (Millionaire's) shortbread - the same idea and very tasty but not quite as rich.
The caramel is lovely, and smooth, and there is enough of it to taste properly (compared with some chocolate bars which have a scant layer). The caramel also gives the biscuit a round domed top which makes it feel more than a basic flat biscuit somehow. The chocolate is very nice too and the whole thing comes together well.
The Rocky bars come in caramel and chocolate varieties, the chocolate one is just a chocolate coated biscuit - ok but not great. They are reasonably priced, and both Tesco & Asda regularly have them on special offer - although watch out for smaller pack sizes sometimes! Around 100 calories per bar and an excellent choccyy biccy.
Fox's Rocky Caramel bar coated in yummy milk chocolate was made in heaven. For some reason it took me a very long time until I discovered this chocolate bar in the Sainsbury's but now I am addict.
I bought a pack of 9 individually wrapped bars for only 1 pound as almost all Fox's products are on offer in Sainsbury's at the moment. Its full price is 1.31 pounds. It comes in a yellow plastic wrapper and although there is an eye-catching huge Rocky logo on it I have to admit it looks a cheap product. For some reason I decided to buy this one and since we opened it with my son we are addict to this chocolate bar.
The individual bars have the same design packaging as the large one was. The bar itself weights about 21 g which was quite small one so I had to open a second one to be sure that this lovely biscuit tastes as good as I felt. After you opened the packaging you can see a medium brown chocolate coated bar which has very chocolaty scent. Then you bite into the bar and you see the crunchy biscuit base topped with runny but thick caramel and the thick and creamy milk chocolate coat around them. It is simple and very very tasty.
I really like Fox's products one is better than the other they never let you down. I like that they work with premium quality ingredients and all their biscuits are really crunchy and their sugar content is well matched. The chocolate they use to coat their biscuits and cookies is really creamy and very tasty as well.
The ingredients are as follows: Milk Chocolate (43%), Caramel (26%), Wheatflour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Raising Agents: Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Disodium Diphosphate, Cornflour, Salt, Flavourings, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Milk Chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Caramel contains Invert Sugar Syrup Blend (Invert Sugar Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Salt), Sweetened Condensed Milk, Vegetable Oil, Butteroil, Emulsifier: E471, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Carbonate.
The nutritional values for 100 g are as follows:
of which sugars: 49.2g
of which saturates: 13.7g
Equivalent as Salt*: 0.62g
I think this is a cheap looking but very well done biscuit bar topped with yummy caramel and coated in Fox's best milk chocolate. I will definitely buy the Rocky bar in the future.
I do like to have a little snack at around 3pm every work day with the obligatory 3pm cup of tea. This usually means a chocolate bar of some sort, to help me get though the final few hours of the working day. A regular staple at this point is a Fox's Rocky Caramel Bar. This is a chunky milk chocolate and caramel covered biscuit.
Fox's State that these are rugged biscuit, smooth caramel. I'm not quite sure about the 'rugged' bit up these bars are super tasty. The chocolate is really thick and milky (what I mean is that it tastes really smooth and creamy, because for me some milk chocolate is not milky enough but this is just great). The caramel filling is really rich and toffee flavoured and almost treacle like, with a much deeper flavour than you would normally get with a caramel filling. What you do need to me careful of is that the chocolate has a tendency to melt really quickly so you do end up getting chocolaty fingers! But because the chocolate is so soft and the caramel with a good consistency it really does melt in the mouth.
Each bar contains 101 calories, with 4.8g of fat (with 2.9g of that saturated). So you can see that they are far from low in calories, in fact they are quite high for the size of the bar. They only problem is that they are so darn tasty.
As well as the caramel bar you can also purchase a milk chocolate bar, but for me I far prefer the caramel version.
A pack of 8 bars usually costs between £1 to £1.50 and they are on offer a lot in major supermarkets, so you can pick them put at a reasonable price.
Overall: These biscuits are really tasty, but the great taste does come at a price, that being that they are quite high in calorific content. So if you like a bit of a treat great, but if you are a calorie counter there are other products out there that could relieve your chocolate craving for a few less calories.
I've gone a bit mad on these Caramel Rocky bars just lately, I'm cutting down at the minute and these are a nice small chocolate biscuit but the caramel in them makes it feel like you're eating a bar of chocolate. There are still shedloads of calories in one but not as many as a Whole Nut! lol
It's about the size of a Club but the ends are a bit of an oval shape, that makes them look smaller but they're not really because the biscuits are quite tall.
The chocolate on them is milk chocolate and it's yummy. It's quite thick on the biscuit and when you bite through it the chocolate is soft and it melts nice in your mouth. That means it also melts on your fingers so I'd say keep it in the wrapper for as long as possible unless you want to be washing your hands after.
Actually you'll probably have to wash your hands anyway because the caramel is a bit stretchy and you'll deffo either get it on your chin or your fingers! lol The caramel is proper nice, it's not madly sweet like the caramel in other chocolate bars but it's got a bit of a toffee or teacle flavour. It's not spread majorly thick but is just right because you get a strong taste of caramel and the texture of it is yummy with the chocolate and biscuit.
I LOVE the digestive biscuit in these Rocky bars, it's got a different taste to eating an actual digestive and is mega addictive. I reckon out of the whole bar it's the biscuit that gives it most of it's delish flavour, I could eat loads of these one after the other just because of the taste of the biscuit and I'd love it if they started selling packs of the biscuit without the chocolate or caramel! Yummy!
Caramel Rocky bars are about £1.25 for 8 in the shop by me, it's weird because I've never brought them in the supermarkets so don't know how much they are in the bigger shops.
Fox's Rocky caramel bar, a quick and cheerful way to beat of chocolate cravings without piling on the pounds. A great addition to packed lunches or to have with a mid-morning cup of tea or coffee these little bars seem to always find their way into my shopping basket.
Sold in packs of 9 (DooYoos picture seems to say 10, but my pack is 9) each individual biscuit is wrapped in a cheerful yellow wrapper with the brand name across the centre, it is described as being a "Rugged biscuit with smooth caramel", personally I think the term "Rugged" is pushing it a bit but nevertheless its the taste thats important, especially with chocolate.
The chocolate coating covers the biscuit nicely, not too thick and not too thin and as you bite into one you immediately notice the sweetness of caramel, you dont get a huge amount of caramel admittedly but it is a lovely sweet contrast to the biscuit itself. I always find Fox's biscuits to have a satisfying crunch to them and these are no exceptions!
Each biscuit contains:
So cant be classed as a health food, but certainly hits the spot if you are having cravings for something sweet.
Fox's do this variety and also the chocolate covered biscuit without the caramel and both to me are always handy to have in your cupboards.
The list of ingredients is quite extensive to say its only a little bar so I wont bore you with the details, suffice to say Allergy suffered need to be aware that the product does contain Cows milk, Soya, Wheat and Gluten and does warn that the bars have been made in a factory that uses nut ingredients.
All in all then I think these are fabulous little bars to have in, and by getting a pack of 9 they should last you quite a few days if you can manage not to eat more than one at a time! Normally priced around £1.20 for a pack of 9, available on the biscuit aisles at your regular supermarkets.
4/5 for me, the bars are on the small side, but great for a cuppa or a quick fix
First thing to say is that a Rocky Caramel biscuit is no health food so logically it is loaded with calories, sugars, fats and additives. That's 101 kcal, 10.4 grams and 4.8 grams of fat per biscuit. Or to put it another way it's nearly half sugar and not far off a quarter fat.
That's not healthy but is it tasty? I'd say yes. The nearest thing to it in my experience is a Twix but the Rocky Caramel has a lighter biscuit and a creamier, less sticky caramel. The milk chocolate coating is similar in both. Overall, I prefer Rocky Caramel as do my children and best of all it is usually cheaper, depending on your local supermarket's special offers. I have just bought an 18 pack from Tesco for £1.12, which is a little over 6 pence per biscuit.
The current packaging is rather different to the illustration with a large crowned and winged "R" above the word "Rocky" on a scroll. The accompanying slogan - Rugged biscuit, smooth caramel - seems a bit lame and suggests not much money has gone into the marketing budget, which is probably a good thing. You will only discover they are made by Fox's Biscuits by turning the pack over. The nutritional information on the pack is clear and complete as well as legible, even for my aging eyes.
These biscuits are suitable for vegetarians but not for anyone with a nut allergy, since they are made in a factory that uses nut ingredients.
I love all kinds of snacks but sometime I have a very sweet tooth and that's when a nice chocolate biscuit or bar comes in handy, lol!
These 'Rocky Caramel' bars are made by Fox's Biscuits in the UK in a factory that uses nut ingredients so not good for allergists then, plus they contain milk, Soya, wheat and gluten.
At the moment they are half price in Morrisons so we picked up a pack of each for only 49p for six which is really good :)
Suitable for vegetarians and containing 43% milk chocolate which is pretty nice in flavour actually...
The calories per biscuit are 101 with 10.4g sugar and 4.8g of fats so not healthy at all, but then they are treats :(
This means one portion is 5% of an adult's daily allowance if you fancy a sugary indulgence...
Describes as 'Rugged biscuit, smooth caramel' on the front of the eye-catching bright yellow plastic pack, the best before date isn't until next April not that they will last that long!
Each bar is individually wrapped to keep then fresh so are perfect for packed lunches which is what mine are for, the six is roughly one inch by three inches in length so not bad...
The texture is really crunchy with the dry crisp biscuit inside and then the softer chocolate coating which is really thick and tasty, yum! The top has a deep rippled effect which looks really good. The caramel is really thick and gloopy and chewy, lovely!
It make a nice combination I think I and I really enjoy the appetising sweetness of all three texture combinations. Best with a hot drink to bring out the flavours properly in my opinion though...
Five stars from me as they are very satisfying and you only need one!
Rocky's are my favourite snack chocolate bar. They have everything that you should look for, a good taste, a good price and a small snack. Rocky's tick every single one of those boxes. Fox's Rocky has been around for quite a while and over the years they have got better and better. The caramel version basically consists of a biscuit base with caramel on top and then the whole thing wrapped in chocolate.
The 3 main parts of the Rocky chocolate bar all get along very well with each other. As everyone knows, caramel and chocolate is already a successful combination. The biscuit just adds that extra bit of texture and taste that separates the Rocky bar from it's rivals. The most prominent taste in the Rocky is the caramel, by quite a long way. Although the caramel doesn't completely dominate the whole of the bar, the chocolate and biscuit also add to the taste quite a bit. The milk chocolate tastes very good and is just right. Not to milky, but not to rich; just in between. The biscuit at the bottom adds the feels to the bar and also gives off a good taste. Think of it like a chassis, without it, the whole thing would fall apart. Taste wise and literally too. So overall, the taste is very good, the caramel tastes brilliant as does the chocolate.
Appearance and Price
On Appearance, the Rocky is short, but think bar. The top is slightly textured with several straight lines going across it. In terms of price, I can honestly say that I think Rocky's are the best value, edible item out in the UK today. I mean, you can buy 20 Rockys for a pound. That really is something. Rockys are stocked in any supermarket and a few other shops too. Unfortunately they only come in multi packs of 12 or 20. Although it would be a waste of time selling them separately. So overall, Rockys are unbelievably good value.
So on the whole, Rocky's are bargain of the century. They taste absolutely fantastic and they are super cheap too.
Biscuits are my Diet downfall and especially Chocolate ones. I've been a fan of Rocky Bar since my mum used to have them in the Biscuit tin and there was the choice of these or Penguins, which I was totally bored with at that point.
Anyway back to these Biscuits. Rocky Bars are made by Fox's and you get them in Milk Chocolate or these ones which are Milk Chocolate with Caramel. You buy them in a pack of 10 and they normally cost about £1.20 at my local Asda and Tesco. Sometimes Asda has a deal of 2 for £2 on their branded Chocolate Bars, so it helps save the pennies a bit.
The packaging is alright for these. They are in a quite long, thin rectangular pack and it is nice and metallic Yellow colour. The bars are individually wrapped in the same type of wrapper and the Rocky writing is in a shiny Purple Colour, so it stands out well on the pack.
Each Chocolate Bar has 106 calories, and I would say that is pretty average for the item. Each Bar is about as long as an average index finger and they are quite chunky in width. They are about the thickenss of 1cm as well.
So what are these? They are a hard Biscuit base which has a thick hard caramel topping and this is all covered in thick hard Milk Chocolate. The base of these are flat but the top where the Caramel is is slightly rounded and there is a ridged pattern on the top. The Caramel taste quite sweet and a bit sickly but that isn't so bad as there isn't too much of it. It is enough for the bar size though. The Chocolate is nice and Milky and although it isn't in the same league in my view of Dairy Milk and Galaxy, I think Fox's have nice Milk Chocolate.
Although I could eat Biscuits for fun, I could only probably manage 2 of them and then I would feel full up of the product, but that doesn't bother me - it makes them last a bit longer after all!
Although I normally store these in the fridge and they are nice to eat when they are cold, if you eat them at room temperature then the Caramel melts a little and tastes a little sweeter if thats what you're after.
A nice Chocolate Biscuit.
We are hosting foreign language students this summer, and one of the things we have to do is to provide them with a decent packed lunch. Whilst my own children are used to having jam sandwiches and an apple, the specification for the language school is to include such luxuries as a chocolate bar or biscuit.....
So, the last few grocery shops have seen me looking for cheap and cheerful packed lunch items that will satisfy the students' requirements, yet won't cost me the earth.....after all, I take students in to earn money, not to spend it all in Tescos!!
This weeks students have had "Rocky Caramel bars" in their lunchboxes......they were about 90p for 9 bars - so 10p each.....that's about right for a lunchbox treat I reckon. I certainly wouldn't want to pay any more.
Of course, for the purposes of dooyoo research, I had to sample one of these for myself.
These are individually wrapped chocolate biscuits. You can also get a version that does not contain caramel, but they are, in my opinion, very boring, and not worth bothering about at all, when you can have a biscuit with a bit of extra in, for no extra money!
Each biscuit is about an inch wide, by about 3 inches long.....so not huge. The biscuit itself is shortcake type plain biscuit, not too crumbly, with a dollop of caramel on top, with the whole thing then covered completely in milk chocolate.
The chocolate is "weak" - it doesn't have the quality of Cadbury's, for example, and is definitely cheap....but hey, it is chocolate, and the kids won't really worry about the quality of it. The caramel is noticeable if you are looking for it, but really isn't dominant enough for my liking.....boy, I am sounding quite fussy now! The biscuit itself is fine, nothing to write home about, but ok.
All in all, this is an OK biscuit, not substantial - it is gone in just two bites - but it is fine for a lunch box treat for a child, or to put several on a plate for a childrens' party. It certainly isn't "man enough" for an adult, unless that adult is on a diet. Which brings me on to the fact that each biscuit only contains 103 calories, so if you ARE watching calories, this might be just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet for the day.
I wouldn't rush to buy these again - there are far better chocolate biscuits on the shelf at the same sort of price, but no one has complained about these this week, so I suppose they have done their job.
Fox's Rocky Caramel bars are absolutely delicious. They retail for £1.29 for a packet of 9 in Tesco, and at the moment you can get two packs for the price of one which is an absolute bargain!
If you've ever had a Rocky bar, then imagine one of those but with lashings of soft caramel weaved through the centre.
For those who've not had either of the Rocky bars before, these are basically crunchy biscuit bars that taste like a cross between honeycomb and shortbread. They're smothered in a thick layer of chocolate, and these caramel bars also include a really thick slathering of sweet, soft caramel all through the centre of them.
These are some of the tastiest biscuit bars I know. They're quite small unfortunately, about the size of a standard Milky Way bar. But it's handy that like Milky Ways are, you'll find these all individually wrapped inside their multipack wrapper. That makes these a good choice for taking out and about in your packed lunch if you want to.
The drawback to these fantastic little bars is their fat and calorie content. There's 102 calories in each bar, which isn't too bad, but 4.9 of fat and 10.1g of sugar. This wouldn't be so bad if I could eat just the one - but I have to eat at least three at a time!
Despite the fact that these are obviously not a healthy choice, I absolutely love them. They're better than most chocolate bars taste wise and they fill a little gap too.