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Member Name: loopcinda
Advantages: an element of surprise in each handful
Disadvantages: There's bound to be one you don't like!
I don't get out much, so often buy revels just to introduce a bit of excitement into my life!
Revels are chocolate based sweets made by Mars. They are available in various sized packets, but I usually buy the 140g hanging bags, which are priced at around £1.69 in most supermarkets, but can be bought for the much more reasonable price of £1 in Home and Bargain.
The 140g bag comes packaged in a thick type of cellophanne. The front of the pack has the revels logo written across in large letters, with a background of orange, yellow, red and brown stripes and 6 pictures - showing each type of revel.
The back of the packet has the nutritional information. Per 100g, revels contain 480 calories and 21.1g of fat
The back of the packet also lists more details about the sweets. Your bag of revels is a bit of a lucky dip as you will have a selection of maltesers, chocolate covered toffees, chocolate in a crunchy shell, chocolate covered raisins, and chocolate covered orange and coffee fondant creams.
The sweets vary in size, but the largest ones are usually the maltesers which are about 1.5cm in diameter and the smallest are the chocolate covered raisins - about half a cm wide and 1cm long.
The sweets themselves are all quite tasty. The toffee ones can be a bit hard, so it's probably not wise to give them to young children. The orange and coffee flavour sweets contain a type of hard but crumbly fondant cream and I like them both - even though I'm not normally a big fan of coffee creams.
I think I'm the only person I know who likes all the varieties of revel. My husband can't stand the coffee ones and it amuses me no end when he seems to pick those ones out repeatedly!
To open the 140g bag you tear across the top of the packet at the dotted line mark. To re-seal it there is a handy sticky tab half way down the back of the pack.
Revels won't be to everyone's taste, but I love them as it's like getting 6 bags of sweets in one.
Summary: A fun bag of chocolate