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Mars Revels: Revel in the choices
Member Name: juggler1000
Advantages: lots of different tastes and good quality
Disadvantages: can be annoying if you don't like one of the centres
Mars Revels are a range of chocolates with assorted centres first launched in 1967 and still very popular today. Currently the chocolates include orange, coffee, raisin, maltesers, chocolate and toffee. In the past, there have also been peanut and coconut flavours. As part of an advertising campaign the divisive coffee flavour was also briefly replaced by strawberry. The range now includes not only the individual 35 gram bags, but also pouches, multi packs and treat bags. Expect to pay around 50p for a standard bag and £2 for a pouch.
Revels come in distinctive stripy packaging, with different shades of brown yellow and red. The word 'Revels' is shown clearly in the centre of the packet, surrounded by falling chocolates. The packet should be kept in a cool dark place or the fridge in the summer. Kept carefully they should last for several months.
In terms of nutrition, a standard 35 gram bag contains 168 calories (which compares favourably with most chocolate bars), 21 grams of sugar and 7.5 grams of fat, of which 4.1 grams are saturated. This makes revels a good option if you're trying to be (somewhat) good and don't want a denser full scale chocolate bar.
I highly recommend revels. Ever since I was a child I've enjoyed trying to guess what flavour the next chocolate will be, and I happen to like all of the flavours currently in the bags. However, if you happen to not like coffee or raisins it can be a little irritating to not be able to avoid them. The chocolate is good quality and smooth, while the soft centres mix well with the crunch of the malteser and the chewiness of the raisins.
Summary: higly recommend as a snack