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I sometimes buy Marks & Spencer chocolate cornflake mini bites (which my son loves) but spotted these mini chocolate bites recently. I noticed that you can buy 2 tubs for £4.00 (mix and match). I decided to get both these chocolate mini bites and my usual cornflake mini bites.
Marks & Spencer describe these chocolate mini bites as ; 'delectable chocolate sponge mini bites with yummy chocolate buttercream, smothered in milk chocolate'
The chocolate mini bites come in a Blue sort of bucket shaped container which is quite large and is 315g worth of the product. When you look at the picture on the front of the mini bites, they look a bit like the old traditional sort of chocolate Swiss roll. I was guessing that this is what they may taste a bit like. However, this is a bit far from the truth. These chocolate mini bites are absolutely delicious. They are covered in a really thick layer of smooth and creamy milk chocolate. It remind me slightly of Galaxy milk chocolate. Its tastes lovely. The inner of the mini bites are a moist chocolate sponge with a chocolate butter cream filling. They are in small rolls which are about an inch and a half long.
I wouldn't recommend you eat too many in one go as they are quite rich; although you will find it hard not to eat more than one!!!
Milk chocolate (49%)
Pasteurised free range egg
Dark chocolate (2%)
Fat reduced cocoa powder
Pasteurised free range egg whites
Dried skimmed milk
Emulsifier; E405, E471, Soya Lecithin
Baking powder (Raising agent; E405 (i), Sodium bicarbonate.
Milk chocolate contains Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Dried skimmed milk, Milk fat,, Lactose, Emulsifier; Soya lecithin.
Dark chocolate contains Cocoa mass, Sugar, Cocoa butter, Fat reduced cocoa powder, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin)
There are no artificial colours, artificial flavourings or preservatives contained in this product.
Contains cows milk, Eggs, Soya, Wheat, Gluten
It is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers.
There are 95 kcals in each mini bite. So its quite fattening but that is to be expected.
What I like about this Marks & Spencer product is that all the information about it is very clear to read. There are so many products and foods where you need a magnifying glass to read the ingredients for example! Everything is written very clearly, concisely and informatively on the label of these Chocolate mini bites.
Another thing which is god is that you can easily reuse the container (which Marks & Spencer remind you off on the label). I think I will use it to save up my loose change.
Marks & Spencer do some delicious chocolates, cakes and puddings and these are certainly no exception to that. Admittedly they are not that cheap; but for £2.00 a bucket and the great taste, I think they are well worth it and the quality is excellent. I certainly recommend treating yourself to these now and again.
The ultimate bite size chocolate comfort food! I adore these. When I worked in Bath, very near to M & S, at the first sign of a stressful day for any of us in our office, I'd pop down to the local M & S food section and buy a bucket of these. Quite often they'd be on offer and so I'd either 'just have to' buy a chocolate orange mini swiss roll bucket as a companion, or if I felt like having a slightly healthier alternative, then I'd pick up the mini flapjack bite one instead. They would disappear within a day usually and went down an absolute treat with a cuppa. I have never tasted a shop's own chocolate swiss roll that was quite as satisfying. They are expensive I suppose (over £2 I think nowadays) when bought on their own. But they often had deals in M & S where you could buy two buckets for £3 - that's more like it!
I treated myself to a tub of these today, as I like the others in the range and also they were on offer 2 for £4. These are from Marks and Spencer and cost £2.59 per tub. Marks and Spencer food is nice, but often on the pricey side unfortunately.
These come in a thick plastic tub, which hasa removable lid. The tub is round and is narrower at the bottom and widens at the top. The weight is 325g.
So what are these? They are little chunks of Chocolate chunks. Kind of like Mini Rolls. They are completely covered in thick Milk Chocolate and have Chocolate sponge inside with a Chocolate cream swirl going though these. The reason they are named Extremely Chocolatey is because all the sponge, cream and coating is all Chocolate.
These are really nice but I find them really sickly. Doesn't mean you have to eat all of these at once, so even eating a couple at a time would take care of a sweet tooth. I didn't count these before I started eating them, but at a rough guess I would say there are about 18 in the tub.
In the Marks and Spencers Mini Bites range there is 5 different varities, and they are all lovely.
Nutritional Information per Bite
These aren't my favourites in the range, due to them being a bit sickly and I wouldn't say they are overly dry, but they could do with a smidge more cream in them.
Nice for a treat, especially when they are on offer.
The tub is labelled "extremely chocolately" and there are no advertising laws being broken here - they really do what "they say on the tub".
The chocolate on these mini rolls is lovely and thick and it doesn't all break off when take a bite into the swiss roll. The swiss roll has a really nice chocolate buttercream which isn't too sweet.
The roll is also moist and tasty. I was half expecting the tub to be half empty but I was pleasantly surprised that it was almost full to the brim. This makes it an ideal treat for lunchboxes, or when the children come home from school.
A you get quite afew in the tub this offsets the expense - I quite often buy them when they are on the 3 for 2 offers so that they end up only being just over a pound a tub.
They are also great for children's parties. I often buy them a treat for me, as they are quite small they don't have too many calories and so I don't feel too guilty
You really have to try some of these next time you venture into Marks & Spencer, you will find them in the biscuit and cake section. They are quite easy to spot, with the royal blue tub staring back at you.
What are they?
You know as a kid you used to get mini chocolate swiss rolls at tea parties, well they are essentially those. You get a good handful in a tub and they should last you a week if you eat sparingly.
Sheer indulgence, they don't taste as synthetic as some the leading supermarket swiss rolls. The chocolate has a rich and lingering flavour to it and you can feel it sliding over the teeth. The outer part of the is a harder chocolate casing which cracks when you bit into it. It is not too hard though and melts in the mouth wonderfully. Inside this casing is a soft brown sponge filled with even more chocolate! The syrup inside is richer still and the highlight of the experience.
I ate four once in a row and felt a little sickly, too many is unwise.
You don't get that many in a tub, so if you were buying for a big party I would advise a couple of tubs
Overall: Dearer than supermarket swiss rolls, yet worth it for the rich smooth taste
What lover of chocolate wouldn't love mini chocolate rolls in a tub? These chocolate rolls are quite nice and perfect for a party, particularly childrens parties, where you can just put them in the middle of the table in their tub.
The chocolate rolls themselves are a nice, light sponge with a chocolate creme filling and chocolate on the outside. However, I did find that the chocolate on the outside tasted a bit too processed and plasticy, perhaps an after effect of the packaging. The chocolate left a bit of an aftertaste on the top of your mouth. Despite this, they still taste really nice, which is another problem, I could quite happily sit and eat the tub.
All in all, this tub of chocolatey goodness is worth the money, you even feel like you are doing your part for the environment as the rolls are loose in the tub, rather than being individually packaged, in one big packet. Good value chocolate, lots of them and easy to share, you just can't ask for more from choccies. However, you may end up buying them on a regular, possibly daily basis, and I am excluding myself from being held responsible for any possible weight gain this may cause.
I'm personally not a huge fan of shopping at Marks & Spencer's, I don't think their customer service is very good and I find there's always really long queues and I spend at least half of my lunch break queuing in there as everyone seems to go there on their lunch, but moving on to the important bit . . . Chocolate mini bites!!
***THE MINI BITES***
Delectable Chocolate mini bites with yummy chocolate butter cream smothered in Milk Chocolate. (According to the side of the tub)
You get about 18 of these which comes in a sturdy and very handy plastic tub with a tight lid to stop the bites from drying out.
Everyone must have had mini rolls at some point in their life with the jammy middle? Imagine mini rolls but all chocolate. A gorgeous soft sponge with chocolate butter cream swirled around the sponge and then covered in thick milk chocolate.
As soon as you take the lid off of the tub you can smell the gorgeous smell of fresh chocolate. Just opening the tub made my mouth water and soon enough I had one in my mouth.
As you bite into the mini bite you can feel the thick milk chocolate coating on the mini bite crack beneath your teeth. It reminds me of a bit like the Magnum adverts when you see the lady bite into the ice cream and you hear the crack of the chocolate breaking.
Once you have cracked through the thick milk chocolate, you will then be greeted by soft chocolate sponge and gorgeous butter cream which just melts in your mouth.
As you chew on the mini bite you will be in chocolate heaven. This is a truly amazing experience for chocolate lovers.
And after you have finished, there's still plenty more in the tub to eat. I did find these were very more-ish and addictive, but they can also get very sickly after too many!
***ALL THE YUCKY STUFF - INGREDIENTS***
Milk Chocolate (50%), Sugar, Wheat flower, Butter (6%), Pasteurised Free Range Egg, Plain Chocolate (3%), Fat Reduced Cocoa, Pasteurised Free Range Egg White, Humectants, Vegetable Glycerine, Dried Skimmed Milk, Glucose Syrup, Emulsifier: E471, Soya Lecithin, Raising Agent: E450, Sodium Bicarbonate, Salt.
Milk Chocolate contains - Sugar, cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Skimmed Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Emulsifier, Soya Lecithin.
Plain Chocolate contains - Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Fat Reduced Cocoa, Emulsifier, Soya Lecithin.
Not Suitable for Nut Allergy Suffers - This product has been made in a factory which uses nut ingredients.
CONTAINS - Cow's Milk, Eggs, Soya, Wheat, Gluten.
***THE INFO YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW***
Please note this is the information per Chocolate Bite! (Just 1 little bite!!)
Energy - 380kJ
Protein (g) - 1.1
Carbohydrate (g) - 10.5
Of which sugars (g) - 8.7
Fat (g) - 4.9
Of which saturates (g) - 3.1
Fibre (g) - 0.3
Sodium (g) - 0.03
Equivalent as salt 9g) - 0.1
This is definitely once which needs to be left as a treat and definitely not a regular thing to be eating every day for your tea-break!
***COST OF THESE TREATS***
These are on offer in Marks & Spencer in a range with other mini bites at 2 for £4.00 which is a good price.
These are a yummy treat, and are VERY addictive. After about 4 though it can become quite sickly even though you may want to eat some more, I doubt you will be able to manage it.
They are great to get for a party or for a girls night in, for a treat for the children or just a little treat for yourself.
The tub they come in is very handy to stand on any surface, and can fit nicely in between your legs when you are feeling peckish on the bus or if you are on a long journey. The tub is also great to re-use again as the lid fits quite tight it keeps other bits of cake, etc quite fresh.
Go on treat yourself!!!
Thanks for reading and rating
(Review also on ciao)
These come in tubs as shown, in a slighlty bigger size as a pack of six and even as a giant chocolate log now. They cost about £2.49 for the tub and although this is quite expensive you get about twenty mini bites in there so it's not really too bad.
These are very chocolately as the name says. They have covering of chocolate over chocolates sponge filled with chocolate butter cream and this makes them really rich. If you like chocolate and cake you'll love these.
They are a lot better than other chcolate rolls out there and I think that these are much nicer than even the cadburys mini rolls. They are definitely better than the tesco or asda versions. I like them and I buy them as a treat every so often.
These are very good for parties and lunchboxes though like any junk food you should only eat them in moderation.
I love birthdays, especially my own! I don't like getting older! Who does? But the cards, pressies, treats etc - yes please:-)
Working in an office with 30 others we always bring in a treat for our birthday to share, why do we do this? Others should be bringing in treats for the birthday girl/boy not birthday person supplying.
Anyway, today was yet another birthday, and one treat they bought in was the Marks and Spencer Extremely Chocolatey Mini Bites. During coffee break I grabbed one, well you have to celebrate don't you!
In a plastic re-sealable tub, you find lots (don't know how many exactly) of mini chocolate swiss rolls, coated in milk chocolate, they are short and dumpy but too big for one mouthful.
There's a good covering of chocolate, which surrounds the soft chocolate sponge inside. The sponge which is rolled like a swiss roll contains a chocolate butter cream. Compared to the picture above, and on the lid of the pot, my mini bite didn't contain much butter cream; I therefore found the sponge a bit dry and heavy going. The whole thing does have a great chocolatey taste and I could easily eat another 1 or 2.
To eat a whole pot in one go would be far too much, but I would definitely consider buying them for home, to have as a treat.
I believe M&S do have other mini bite varieties, so I would love to see what else is available and try these.
A few things to be aware of -
- Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers
- Contains - Cows milk, Eggs, Soya, Wheat, Gluten
- Suitable for vegetarians
Jamie, Hugh and Gordon would be happy with these, as they contain 'Free Range Eggs'
Only 90kcal per mini bite