Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... containing individually wrapped bite sized sweets, All Stars contains miniature packets of some of Nestle's best selling kids sweets. ... more
The Box of Chocs Aimed At Kids
NestlÚ All Stars
Member Name: angeelu
NestlÚ All Stars
Date: 01/01/03, updated on 01/01/03 (1662 review reads)
Advantages: Good variety of sweets, Aimed at kids, Reasonably priced
Disadvantages: Not all sweets suitable for vegetarians
Nestle All Stars come in a box that is similar in shape and size to Roses or Celebrations - kind of top-heavy - a narrow base with a wider top. It's immediately obvious that this isn't a sophisticated box of chocolates - it's yellow and orange in colour and has huge white writing on the front exclaiming 'All Stars'. There's a star shaped window in the front of the box allowing you to see some of the sweets that are crammed inside, and scattered around the rest of the box are smaller star shaped pictures of the sweets that are contained within. The box is easy to open - a perforated panel on the front of the box clearly tells you to 'Push Here' - doing so opens this panel and easily enables you to get to the sweets!
Unlike your usual box of sweets or chocolates, containing individually wrapped bite sized sweets, All Stars contains miniature packets of some of Nestle's best selling kids sweets. A box recently purchased from Tesco contained:
* Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles Body Parts
(Chewy body part shaped pieces)
(A mini packet of Rolo's - the chocolate coated soft toffee's)
(Mini versions of the regular bubbly chocolate that is Aero)
* Mini Smarties
(The clue's in the name there... a mini packet of Mini Smarties)
* Milkybar Choo
(Almost like a finger of fudge, but white chocolate based)
* Tooty Frooties
(Chewy fruit flavoured sweets)
* Fruit Pastilles
(Mini tubes of fruit pastilles)
Occasionally however, Nestle do vary the contents of the box - information on www.tesco.com currently advises the contents of the box to inclu
Fruit Pastilles Body Parts.
... however it seems that in general there is a selection of 7 different types of sweet.
A standard box of All Stars contains 293g of sweets and is priced at ú2.98, however they are currently half-price in some supermarkets as part of the Christmas sales.
All Stars provide an excellent alternative to some of the more traditional boxes of chocolates available and will certainly be appreciated by most kids. They also make a great change for adults too - there's plenty of grown-ups out there who are partial to sweeties occasionally as opposed to grown-up chocolates. The downside to All Stars is that they won't make a suitable present for a vegetarian as most of the chewy sweets contain gelatine.
So... next time you're looking for an inexpensive present for a kid (or grown-up who is a kid at heart), before you go for the obvious choice of a box of Celebrations or Miniature Heroes, perhaps you should consider All Stars instead?