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Which will you get?
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Advantages: Lots of individually great sweets.
Disadvantages: Not a great mix, sometimes get bags heavily weighted towards one.
Revels are a funny chocolate, I buy them all the time but somehow find myself constantly disappointed by them and wishing I hadn't.
Revels consist of a range of 'standard' sweets - coffee and orange in similar styles to mint poppets, I'd like to call them creams but they're not quite. These are two of my favourites, I have a great loving for all things coffee flavoured (except strangely, coffee itself) and I just love the texture of the two of them generally, kind of hard but also very very sugary at the same time, a brilliant mixture.
There are also small chocolate discs, these are somewhat similar to Mars' other chocolate product, Revels - but lack the crispy outer shell, which is a shame, as frankly they could do with it to make them a bit more interesting as to be honest, in a lucky dip packet, who wants plain chocolate? I used to assume that this was a branding thing, but I noticed on the pack today that they actually advertise the Malteaser like sweets as Malteasers, so that can't be it - it actually must be someone's conscious decision along the line.
So that's orange, coffee, chocolate, malteasers all covered so far.
Next is raisin, this is just a standard chocolate covered raisin, there's not much else to say on it really, it's the same you get in a large number of sole packaged bags.
Finally there's toffee, usually a smaller sized sweet made of hard chewy toffee coated in milk chocolate.
Overall the mixture is rather nice, but so many of them are quite a let down when drawn out of the bag. Revels occasionally switch the mixture of sweets around, having removed peanut a while back (thankfully!) and even more recently switch coffee out for strawberry milkshake (a sweet similar to coffee that tasted suspiciously like someone had super compressed Nesquick powder into a ball covered in chocolate)
Overall a lot of these sweets I would happily purchase separately but for some reason I don't enjoy as a mixture. There's nothing particularly wrong with any of them, but in my opinion they just don't work together, and sadly often get bags heavily weighted towards particular sweets (usually Malteasers). Why do I keep buying them? I actually don't know, I guess it's because I can't get the coffee and orange separately.
Summary: A sad mix, but one that others may enjoy more.