Product Type: Marks & Spencer Chocolate
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Marks and Spencer Operetta
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Marks and Spencer Operetta
...You aint seen nothing yet!
I don't normally shop in Marks and Spencers , but today I went past and saw a queue outside the shop . Never one to miss out on the action, I asked someone what the queue was for, and was told the store were running a Penny Bazaar, offering items at a penny to celebrate 125 years . I joined the queue, got in, and spent 5p on a selection of items, and as I was leaving, spotted a little free trial stand with a selection of tasty sweets .
Intrigued by some chocolate looking, nut coated objects, I popped one into my mouth, and was informed by the woman behind the stand that they were 'Operetta' and were available in the food hall , at £2.50 for a 200g box . I promptly picked up a box to enjoy at home!
The box is pretty classy looking, a nice gold colour, with some pictures of the chocolates and of some Hazelnuts , with the word Operetta written in scripted writing . Not something I'd be ashamed of giving as a gift actually.
Inside the box, there are two plastic trays , each wrapped in cellophane and containing 8 chocolates each . The chocolates are a lovely glossy brown, with a bumpy texture, and some lighter chocolate drizzled across .Taking a bite, these are delicious - imagine Ferrero Rocher, only made with better quality chocolate . The same Hazelnut is there in the centre, surrounding by a velvety smooth rich praline cream, and coated in some lovely quality milk chocolate studded with crispy wafer and chopped hazelnuts.The milk chocolate contains a minimum of 40% cocoa solids and minimum 18% milk solids, and it just screams quality, none of that awful fatty greasy aftertaste cheap chocolate can leave you with .
The whole things melts on contact with the tongue, the flavours coming together wonderfully . Naturally, anything that tastes this good has to be bad for you, but the lovely people at M&S have made it a little easier for me to work out just how bad by including the nutritional info per chocolate on the box.
One of these lovely little sweets will cost you 70 calories, with 4.6g of fat. I'd just displayed a huge lack of will power and eaten a whole tray of 8 before reading this nutritional info, but in all honesty, I couldn't give a stuff, these chocolates were lovely, and if I have to live on soup all day tomorrow to make up for it, I'll gladly do so .
I love these chocolates, and highly recommend them !