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Member Name: Jon K
Date: 05/08/03, updated on 18/08/03 (935 review reads)
Advantages: Nice selection of different fillings, An alternative to chocolate bars/blocks, Quite cheap
Disadvantages: Might not appeal to everyone
Anyone who likes different or unusual chocolate products (i.e. not in bars or blocks) might already be familiar with Revels. If not, read on and discover for yourself one of the nicest types of chocolates available.
Revels are small pieces of milk chocolate with assorted centres. Made by Masterfoods, most of the fillings are borrowed from other Masterfood confectionary products. The different types of Revels you can get are Orange, Coffee, Maltesers, Peanut, Caramel and just Chocolate (these are similar to Minstrels, but not identical).
The six different fillings you get in Revels are good, and anyone who has tried them is bound to have a favourite. The different flavours :
- Maltesers - same as the chocolate of the same name. Crunchy and subtly-flavoured, this is arguably the nicest one.
- Coffee - soft and mild coffee-flavoured centre, almost like a creme centre but thicker. Works well with the chocolate.
- Caramel - chewy, but slightly hard, caramel centre. Nice, but a bit plain for my liking. Better when they're a bit softer, and chewier.
- Orange - like the coffee filling, the orange centre is soft, but it's fruit flavour is quite tangy. Again the flavour complements the chocolate covering.
- Chocolate - a small, flat circular-shaped piece of milk chocolate. Soft, a bit plain and bland, but still nice enough. Best eaten after being chilled, though!
- Peanut - small-ish peanut centre. Pretty basic, but surprisingly nice and almost like a bite of a Snickers bar minus the caramel. Like Maltesers, this is another one I like slightly more than the others.
The nutritional values for a small 35 gram bag* of Revels are:
Energy - 720 kj/172 kcal
Protein - 2.1g
Carbohydrate - 22.8g
Fat - 8.0g
* the values for the 175g pack will be higher, but on it they are only given per 100g.
All flavours of Revels are nice, in my opinion, but as I ment
ioned, one or two do stand out in the selection. One disadvantage is that the product does contain nuts and obviously this applys mainly to the peanut centre.
Revels cost about 36p for a small bag (35 grams), but bigger bags (175g) are also available and cost around £1.39, depending on where you buy them. If any of the aforementioned flavours/fillings sound appealing and you haven't tried Revels, I recommend them, especially if you're a chocolate lover.