Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
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NestlÚ All Stars
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NestlÚ All Stars
Date: 19/04/02, updated on 19/04/02 (374 review reads)
Advantages: not all that many
Disadvantages: the size, the price, the packaging
I left my job just before Easter and in traditional style, took in a box of chocolates on my last day. Instead of the usual Celebrations or Roses though, I thought we’d have something new for a change. I was wandering aimlessly around Asda one Saturday morning when I came across All Stars. On a whim (and since they were on offer) I popped them into the trolley. Even if you haven’t tried them, you’ve probably heard of Nestle’s latest offering to the word of boxed goodies. They’ve been advertised on television for quite some time now – you know the one, little kids prancing around to Hearsay songs because they’re “all stars, with All Stars”.
All Stars are presented in a cube shaped yellow box with a folded over pointed liddy thing. The packaging is bold and bright, and no doubt very appealing to little ones. Inside it a collection of miniature chocolate bars and packs of sweets. These are really, really tiny and to be honest, one is not enough where these are concerned. The selection is as follows :
The Milkybar kid may be strong and tough, but obviously he liked his chocolate doll house size. This is a tiny bar of pure white chocolate with 4 or 5 pieces, each around the size of a little fingernail. Really
A shameless attempt at seeing how much distance they can get out of the Milkbar brand, the only similarities this bares to the original is that it’s white. It’s soft, chewy fudge covered in a thin layer of milkybar chocolate, and is a bit sickly to be honest.
A rather repulsive looking bar (at least to me and my grown up colleagues), this is a purple, raspberry flavoured slab filled with green “snozberry” nerds. It looks gross and it tastes gross. So that’s a “gross” rating for the Wonkalate then.
favourites, these, they’re significantly smaller than normal smarties. You get about 10 in a tiny packet. Hardly enough to top your ice cream with :-(
Again, the normal fruit pastilles you can buy in shops, but only 4 in a pack. There seemed to be an abundance of black and red ones in our box – the two colours I don’t eat. Coincidence or conspiracy? You decide.
FRUIT PASTILLE BODY PARTS
A weeny packet of chewy jelly suits with the same flavours as fruit pastilles, shaped like parts of the body. Fun for playing with and making pictures from, but not all that eatable, especially after my art projects.
Individually wrapped rolos complete the selection – theoretically a good idea, but since when was one single rolo ever enough? We got 5 of these in the whole box – not even a full sized tube-full.
All the items are available in larger packs in shops, and I suppose in some ways this could be a good way to try them all, if you ignore the fact that to buy a large bar or packet of each would cost less than half what you’ll pay for this box. The bars and sweets are an odd size – larger than Celebrations or Heroes but much smaller than even “snack size” varieties. One’s not enough as I said before, but eat more than a couple and you start to feel greedy. Even though you, y’know, shouldn’t.
All-stars are sooooooooooo kiddie orientated it’s not even funny. While you could have a bowl full of traditional boxed sweets in your home, these wouldn’t work like that – they don’t even look pretty. The packaging is almost illuminous, and some of the flavours those which only children would contemplate eating.
You do get what you pay for, but what you don’t realise is that you’re paying for an expensive ad campaign, fancy package designs, lots of wrapping on
the items and, best of all, some expensive air inside. Do yourself a favour and don’t buy them. Stick to proper, decent 1 kilo bars of chocolate instead, and you’ll do just fine.
For more info have a look at www.nestle.co.uk/allstars
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