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Not much of a Revel-ation.
Member Name: rachyb33
Advantages: Different to the norm.
Disadvantages: Doesn't always include all varities.
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I have recently started buying Revels after many years of not primarily due to the current promotion running on the packaging in collaboration with Blockbuster films called "Bag A Free Film". When buying a pack of Revels you can gain credits towards a free film rental at Blockbusters, which is a rather inticing promotion for me as I love films! Three 35g bags will entitle you to one free rental.
Now concerning the Revels. They come in a standard single 35g pack with a recognisable orange, yellow and brown striped packaging, with Revels written across the front in a bold white font. Not that hard to miss on the sweet counter. You can also find revels in a number of different size packages including, 85g 'Treat Bag, 140g, 240g and 4 x 35g Multi-pack.
Revels are quite a long standing company, first coming to the UK in 1967 and I for one can remember then from a very young age being a possible choice at the sweetie counter! However they have changed slightly from the original offerings of flavours which originally consisted of orange creme, coconut, toffee, peanut, galaxy counters and maltesers.
I was happy to see that the coconut was replaced with coffee, a firm fravourite of mine personally. Additionally, peanut has been replaced with raisin and galaxy counters are only in certain packs.
The packs now contain six varieties of assorted centered chocolates which should include orange, coffee, raisin, maltesers, chocolate and toffee. However, I do find that not all varieties may be included in every pack, especially the smaller 35g packs, a disadvantage for me.
I find the chocolate orange soft centered, sweet and tangy. The coffee is similar in shape, round and soft, with a rich and true coffee flavour (my favourite). The chocolate only variety is disked shaped, quite solid and milk chocolate, similar to a minstrel in texture and taste. The malteser is well a malteser, quite light and crispy. The toffee chocolate is small and rounded and hard in texture and the raisin choclate is soft and moist.
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For a single 35g pack, the nutritional information is clearly displayed on the reverse of the packaging as follows:
Energy KJ= 2014KJ
Overall an okay option. Interseting "lucky dip" selection, makes it fun to eat, unless you get all the oranges and not much else, which unfortunately can happen and is a disadvantage for me. Quite low in calories at 168 for a 35g back so not too bad in that regard. I would buy it again, especially if on promotion, but not my first choice.