Product Type: Mars Chocolate
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Celebrate With Some Chocolate
Member Name: k2705
Advantages: Something for everyone
Disadvantages: No Galaxy truffle
Like most people even though Christmas was a week ago now we still have cupboards full of food including several boxes of chocolates which we are trying to work out way through. One of the box of chocolates we have and currently have open are Celebrations. Most years we end up with a box of these in our cupboard whether its a big tin or a smaller box.
The Celebrations chocolates we have come in a bright red cardboard tub which is slightly narrower towards the bottom compared to the top. The word "Celebrations" is written in larger letter across the top of the tub with each letter being in a different colour, the letters are also slightly raised if you run your finger along them. The name is written within a cream coloured section which is outlined in blue and gold lines to make it stand out. The rest of the cardboard tub is jus a bright red colour which is covered in slightly lighter red and white stars of different sizes. The word "The Sparkling Selection" is also written right at the top of the tub above the name in small white lettering. There is a clear window in the centre of the box, this allows you to see the chocolate inside. Normally that would be it for the design of the Celebrations tub, however this year a couple of changes have been made to the selection of chocolates inside and this year, there is a red circle with the words "Twix is Back" written inside it (which is pretty self explanatory) this is written in the same gold and red colours that feature on the Twix chocolate bar wrapper. The back of the cardboard tub is the same red colour as the front and covered in a star pattern. Right at the bottom of the tub on the back is the nutritional information and the ingredients, these are written within small boxes in white writing making them easy to read against the red background. The rest of the back of the box is taken up with a description of the chocolates that can be found inside the box, these are shown through a small picture of the actual chocolate wrapper, underneath each of these is a little catchphrase. Again the name of the chocolates is written right at the top of the box with the words "A Sparkling Selection of the biggest names in Chocolate" written just beneath in white writing. The top of the tub is slanted slightly with a large red plastic lid slotted into the top of the tub, this is help into place with a cardboard seal each side which simply need to be torn to open the lid. Once the lid has been removed it simply can be replaced by pushing it back into the top of the tub, the slanted angle means it can only go on one way.
Celebrations are basically a box or tin of chocolates made up of famous well know chocolates that you would normally buy bars of from the shop, however these are mini versions of them, the chocolates included are
Each chocolate is individually wrapped in a foil wrapper which mirrors the same wrapper that the regular sized bars of chocolates come in, for example the Mars comes in a small black foil wrapper with the word Mars written across it in red, this is the same for all the chocolates within this box. The foil wrappers are easy to open, they are twisted at each end and there is a small split in the middle of the foil where the two ends overlap, you simply tear along this split to reveal the chocolate inside. As I have mentioned, on the tub we have next to each chocolate is a small catchphrase about it, for example
*Mars - "Another way to make your day"
*Milky Way - "For the child within... young and old"
*Malteser - "Everybody's favourite, grab 'em before they're gone"
Personally I do not think these are necessary as all of the chocolates inside are well known and most of us are going to know what they are just by the name, the catchphrase doesn't really tell you anything about the flavour or type of chocolate each one is, they would be better with a description of what the chocolate is underneath the name, for example if it contains nuts or coconut, this would be more use to people who are not familiar with the range of chocolates inside the tub.
This year there have been a couple of different ones added to the range of chocolates inside, as the front of the box suggests there is now the addition of Twix to the selection, I was quite pleased about this as I do like Twix, however after studying the back of the box we discovered that the Twix now replaced the Galaxy Truffle which use to be included in Celebrations, my husband was not pleased about this at all as this was always his favourite one and he would always try and get them before anyone else. Personally I'm not too worried about this being missing as I do like all of the other flavours inside with the Malteser and Galaxy Caramel being my favourites. Out of the 8 different chocolates that make up Celebrations the only one that me or my husband do not like is the Snickers, these are always left at the end of the box and end up being sent over to my parents to eat, for me I think they would probably have been better replacing the Snickers with the Twix and keeping the Galaxy Truffle, however this is just my personal opinion.
We have a 420g box of Celebrations, these can be purchased in most supermarkets, including Tesco which is where ours came from. Our tub cost £4.00, although over Christmas I have seen them on offer a few times. Personally I feel that they are averagely priced compared to some boxes of chocolates you can buy, especially as each tub is full right to the top with chocolates, not half full like some you can buy. I'm not sure how many chocolates are in each box, although you do get quite an even selections of each of the chocolate types however I have never counted to check this.
The nutritional information which can be found on the back of the tub is per 100g so roughly per quarter of a tub, this includes
*Calories - 492
*Protein - 5.6g
*Carbohydrates - 62.0g
*Fat - 24.2g
*Fibre - 1.2g
*Sodium - 0.16g
Personally when it comes to this sort of product I find its best not to look at the nutritional information, especially the calorie and fat content because as you can see it is quite high for just a quarter of a box. For me the calorie content is the only down side to Celebrations (or any type of chocolates)
Personally I really like Celebrations, they are something which we generally only have at Christmas, and whilst they only contain well know chocolate brands rather than the different sorts of chocolates you can get in tins, I do particularly like this selection. We like most of the different chocolates which make up Celebrations (apart from Snickers) they are also reasonably priced, although they do not last long in our house. They are ideal for all of the family as there is something for everyone whether you are a child or an adult. I would definitely recommend Celebrations chocolates to anyone whether you have people coming round at Christmas or just for a night in they are an ideal treat. I will definitely continue to buy celebrations in future years, however it would be nice to see Galaxy Truffle return just for my husband to stop him moaning about their absence.
Summary: A good selection of mini chocolate bars
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