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Revel, Revel, Your choice was a mess!
Member Name: neildey
Disadvantages: Coffee and raisins
Ed Byrne made a joke a few years ago. He said, "When I was a kid I had a peanut allergy, the other kids used to pin me up against the wall and make me play Russian roullette with a bag of revels!"
Now before you go all pc on me I am not mocking people with the allergy,its a very serious condition. I am just pointing out that Revels have now changed beyond my child-hood recognition. Indeed I can see why the peanut revel was removed to avoid the very problem the "joke" alludes to (not the russian roulette bit, obviously).
Before I get into more trouble I`ll conduct a review of the humble revel:
The Coffee revel
This is a vile little sweet, coffee fondant that is instantly spat out by at least 50% of the sweet eating fraternity. Even the advertisers realise that this is a horrible revel as they use it as the one that every one falls to the floor choking on. It baffles me why this replaced the perfectly fine coconut revel.
The Orange Revel
A tangy orange fondant covered in chocolate, this sweet is made to taste delicious because of the sheer relief that it is not coffee!
The Raisin Revel
This little monkey replaced the pea-nut revel (which I liked by the way). The only plus point is they are easy to spot by their shape. (I don`t like raisins by the way!)
The Chocolate Revel
A very imaginative button of chocolate (i think Cadbury`s covered that one) but quite tasty and perfectly acceptable.
The Malteser Revel
We all know what a malteser tastes like so no need to explain that it is a honeycomb ball covered in chocolate (oh, I just did). This is also perfectly acceptable.
The Toffee Revel
The best revel in the packet, a toffee revel a bit like.... well in fact a replica of a toffett.
Revels come in a multi-colured pack ( a mix of orange, brown. red and yellow) presumably to indicate variety.
168 calories for a 38 gram bag loads of fat and sugar: pretty standard for chocolate products.
A 38g costs between 50p and 60p on average.
In summary, I will not be buying revels anymore since they changed the gold-posts on me, I hate coffee and raisins so I can`t eat one third of a packet. The two sweets they altered could not have been a worse choice for me. For that reason I am giving Mars revels the lowest rating possible.