Product Type: Fox's Chocolate
Newest Review: ... of sweetness. I don't find these biscuits particularly crumbly, which I like. ~*~*Ingredients~*~* Milk Chocolate (43%), Caramel (26%),... more
Slightly Chewy, But Not As Hard As Rocks!
Fox's Rocky Caramel
Member Name: Verbena
Fox's Rocky Caramel
Advantages: Good when you fancy a change.
Disadvantages: Lack of nutritional information on individual wrappers.
~*~*Can't Resist A Bargain!~*~*
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.
~*~*The Important Bit!~*~*
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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İVerbena, October 2013
Summary: Average but tasty little snack.