Product Type: Mars Chocolate
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Celebrate Christmas with Celebrations.
Member Name: trayrope
Advantages: Good variety, good price.
Disadvantages: Fiddly wrappers, Bounty.
Having just polished off the first tub of Celebrations this Christmas I felt inspired to review them, I purchased my tub from Sainsbury's under the two for £9 offer but they can be purchased elsewhere for around £5,
Inside the trademark red plastic tub from that wonderful confectioner Mars is 855 grams of tooth aching yumminess. Each year the contents change slightly so I will list this year's line up. Galaxy, Mars, Bounty, Caramel Galaxy, Snickers, Maltesers Teaser, Twix and Milkyway. Upon removing the sealed lid I am met with a wonderful rich chocolaty aroma, the wrappers are not as Christmassy as Roses or Quality Street but the effect of lots of tiny chocolate bars is good. Each sweet is individually wrapped, the wrapper is twisted at each end, but you can't get in the ends as they are heat sealed, there is a small notch in the wrapper where you pull to disrobe your chocolate morsel.
Galaxy is as you would imagine it, a nice chunk of Galaxy chocolate that melts in the mouth. 8/10
Next up is Mars, this is like a teeny tiny Mars Bar, there is a good ratio of Chocolate and caramel to nougat, and again it is super sweet but very nice. 7/10
Following the first two scrumptious bits we have Bounty, again this is an exact replica of the full size chocolate bar. The chocolate is nice, crisp and thick on the Bounty and the coconut filling is identical to the larger Bounty bars. Unfortunately I am the only Bounty eater in our house and we usually end up with lots of these left after Christmas, out of all the coconut sweets available in Christmas tins this one is the best. 6/10
Another family favourite is the Caramel Galaxy, this is a chunk of melt in the mouth galaxy chocolate filled with a wonderful, rich and runny caramel, a sure fire winner that everyone scrabbles through the tub for. 8/10
Along comes the Snickers, again this is a large Snickers mini me, the ratio of peanuts to nougat and chocolate is just right, it is a small, nutty, sweet chocolate hit. The Husband and I are the only takers of these in the house as the kids don't like Peanuts 8/10
The top player in this tin of sweets is the Maltesers Teaser, this is different too a actual Malteser in that it is a chunk of Galaxy chocolate filled with tiny honeycomb balls, it is excellent, the chocolate melts in the mouth and the honeycomb is crisp. I have to give this 10/10 as it is the favourite in our house and the one everyone goes for.
On a side note a close family friend of mine once received a tub of Celebrations from his parents for Christmas, when He opened them He discovered that someone (his Dad) had eaten all the Malteaser Teasers out of the tub before resealing it and handing it over a present.
Second from last but certainly not the least is the Twix, in looks this is the same as his larger namesake but a bite into it reveals a more generous layer of slightly gooier caramel than what is on the full size bars. I am not a fan of the full size Twix, but this mini Twix I like so 8/10
Finally comes the Milkway, a mini version of the full size bar, a nice chunk of whipped nougat enrobed in a thin layer of chocolate, a good little sweet treat and one that is loved by my Nieces when they come to visit 7/10
Over all I find Mars Celebrations to be a good buy, the chocolate is good quality and the mixture of sweets is just right for that sweet treat during the day in the run up to Christmas. In each tub there is something for everyone and only the Bountys last till the New Year. In my opinion it's not Christmas till the tins of sweets are opened.
The tub can be washed and reused or recycled.
Thank you for reading xx
Summary: Excellent tin of Christmas sweets.