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Member Name: HS28
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The local Spar has a good offer on at the moment on malteasers, revel and minstrels which I can't resist form getting when I pop in on the way home. You get 4 small bags fro £1.50 in a multi-pack. So I have now munched my way through 2 packs of revels and 2 packs of minstrels.
Revels are made by the Mars chocolate company and have always been a favourite of mine. I like the Russian roulette game you play with them on which flavour you will end up choosing. They are a fun kind of chocolate treat and have changed over the years. The peanut one seems to have disappeared and the minstrel is no longer called a minstrel but a chocolate which is now a minstrel without the tortoise shell.
I have a 35gram packet which is about 50p but I got 4 in a multi bag for £1.50. you can get grab bag and humungous bags but they are too moresih and the bigger the packet doesn't mean you are more inclined to share but more inclined to be greedy and gorge on them. The packet has revels written across the middle in big writing and different chocolate treats across the bottom. It is an orange packet split into different colours of orange, brown, burgundy, caramel, brown and orange. On the other side is the bar code and ingredients only in English. The minstrels had lots of different languages so perhaps minstrels sell better world wide than the humble revel!
**The ingredients and calories**
Per 100grams you have 480 calories and that is per pack of 35grams only 168 calories. In a pack I guess there are about 15 sweets and these are different types too. Per pack there is 23.6 grams of carbohydrate and 7.4grams of fat. There are the normal ingredients in chocolate as well as some e numbers and it they are suitable for vegetarians. I would recommend looking at the back of a packet if you want more detail on the ingredients.
There are 5 flavours currently which are raisin, malteasers, coffee, orange and chocolate. I utterly despise raisins and can't forgive the fool who decided chocolate mixed with raisins was a good idea -ewwwwwwwww. But if I get one accidentally and I forget it is raisin I mange to chew it up. The chocolate tastes the same to me no matter the flavour. The caramel one can be quite hard and chewy but enjoyable. The malteasers is well a malteasers and the inside honeycomb melts in your mouth. The orange one is an orange cream type centre and sometimes can taste a bit too sweet and sugary where as the coffee one is more easy going. The chocolate shell-less minstrel is quite plain and simple and easy to consume. They are super tasty and moreish and will easily solve a chocolate hunger attack. Though you may not give up until the packet is empty which is why you should only by the small sized packets.
I find the sweets delicious and a great treat when watching TV or at the cinema or even as a little treat. I love the TV ads where they play them game on seeing which flavour they hate as I am like that when I get a raisin one. I do enjoy these and have done for years and think they are a good sweet to choose if you want a few varieties to choose from. Although I do think sweets and chocolate in general have got a tad expensive lately.
A 4 out of 5 for me as 5 sweets and I only hate 1 of them (Rasins).
Summary: Play Revel Roulette with 4 out of 5 tasty treats