Product Type: Iceland Chocolate
Newest Review: ... normal price of 5. A bargain not to miss out on! *Nutritional Bits* Each 'finger contains 149 calories, 1.8g protein, 18.3 carbs, 7.6g ... more
Rocky Road - Ultimate comfort food
Iceland Rocky Road Fingers
Member Name: princesslilo
Iceland Rocky Road Fingers
Advantages: Look appealing
Disadvantages: % of Ingredients do not add up
~ The Product ~
Made exclusively for Iceland - Chocolate Rocky Road Fingers by
Johnstones Just Desserts Ltd
The Rocky Road Fingers are housed in a vivid purple box with a visual of the product on the front. This shows that there is a small layer of biscuit on the bottom and this is topped off with thick milk chocolate with mini marshmallows and small cherry pieces encased inside. Rocky Road Fingers is labeled in white across the box with 'Chocolate Flavour biscuit topped with cherries, marshmallows and chocolate flavour topping. The fingers sit in seperate compartments in a plastic tray and wrapped in cellophane. The back carries all of the nutrional information, company contact details and ingredients.
I feel the packaging falsely represents the product inside. The biscuit is almost three times as thick as on the box and the chocolate is just a very thin layer on top. Yes the marshmallows and cherries are covered in chocolate but the marshmallows just sit on top of the finger instead of being completely inside the chocolate as the visual suggests. They do look very delicious though.
These fingers just sound like the ultimate comfort food. Full of chocolate lovelyness and filled with chewy mini marshmallows, cherry pieces and biscuit. The fingers are firm, not moist as you would have thought it to be. The biscuit base tastes like the insides of a Penguin bar but a little crumblier and is not very sweet - it has a slightly salty taste. The chocolate is quite bland but the cherry pieces and marshmallows are a nice touch. I thought that the cherry pieces seemed a bit of an odd ingredient but they work well. The most I have eaten in a sitting is two as they can be quite sickly.
With around 149 calories per finger they are not too bad to eat every now and then. The breakdown of ingredients are as follows: 5% Cherries, 9% Marshmallows, 36% Biscuit and 50% Chocolate (This was not the case in my packet unless somebody had nibbled away some of the chocolate before I purchased them!) They have been made in a factory that contains nuts so not good for anybody with allergies to them.
Originally priced at £1 for 5 fingers, they are currently on offer with 2 free. If I saw these in a bakers for 20p each I don't think I would find them very good value for money but against Mr Kiplings prices they are not that bad value.
I wanted to like and enjoy them as they sounded so yummy - I just didn't think that they were to die for. I would have rather purchased Mr Kiplings Mini Battenburgs for the same price.
Summary: It's 3 out of 5 stars from me!