“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Coins „
Ever since I was born I have always had a stocking on Christmas day and still do to this day, and since I moved in with my now husband my parents also do him (and our 3cats ) a stocking to open on Christmas day. One item which me and my husband always receive in our stocking is some chocolate coins, its sort of got to be a bit of a tradition, they don't always have to be the same type of chocolate coins but they have to be there and this year was no exception, we both received a net of Tesco Christmas Milk Chocolate Coins in the bottom of our stockings. The coins come in a small orange colour net bag, similar to that of the ones some fruits come in. The bag is sealed with a small metal clip and attached to this is quite a large blue label which is made from a tough plastic type material. On one side of the label is the word Tesco in white, just below this is written "Christmas Milk Chocolate Coins" again this is in white lettering. The rest of the label is taken up with a brightly coloured picture of a Santa holding a piece of holy. The back of the label is plain white, this contains information such as the best before date, allergy advice, ingredients and additional information. All of this is printed in plain black writing making it easy to read and follow, the weight and barcode also appears on the back of the label. Each net contains approximately 10 gold coins, these come in 3 different sizes, there is a 2p coin which is the largest measuring around just over an inch across, a 10p coin, this is the second largest coin which measure just under an inch across and a 5p coin, this is the smallest of the coins measuring just a few centimetres across. Inside each net there are 2 of the 5p coins, 4 of the 10p coins and 4 of the 2p coins, I was quite pleased about this as you get more of the larger coins compared to the smaller ones. Each coin is wrapped in a shiny gold foil wrapper which fits tightly to the chocolate coin itself, this comes in two halves a top and a bottom piece of foil which can be separated with ease to reveal the coin inside. Each of the chocolate coins has the imprint of a real coin on it to mimic the pattern that can be found on actual money, however this is much larger than that on regular coins and is in proportion with each chocolate coin. The gold colouring of the foil is just on the outside of the coins wrappers, the inside is a plain silver colour. Each coin is made from milk chocolate and is a couple of millimetres thick, when you remove the foil wrapper from each coin you can clearly see the imprint of the coin pattern within the chocolate. When I tried one of the coins I was impressed with the quality of the chocolate, it didn't taste cheap at all but had a lovely sweet creamy flavour. There is nothing fancy about the Tesco Chocolate Coins yet they do make a very tasty snack and are ideal if you fancy a bit of a treat. We received 2 nets of the coins (one each) and so far have eaten just one of them, however they are the sort of thing that once you have opened them they do not last long at all, personally I found them quite moreish and with only 10 coins in each net you could easily eat the whole lot on your own, well it is Christmas, however me and my husband did share them. Each 75g net of 10 coins costs just £1.00, I feel that this is quite a reasonable price for this product as you do get quite a lot of chocolate for your money as the coins are of a decent size and thickness, however I do not think I would want to pay a huge amount for a net of chocolate coins but at £1.00 I would be more than happy to pay this. The allergy advise written on the back of the label includes *Contains milk and Soya *No nuts *Made in a nut free area but nuts may be used else where This is pretty standard for this type of product, it also states that they are suitable for vegetarians which is ideal for me. There is also additional information on the back of the label which states that the product should be stored in a cool dry place and that it contains no artificial colours or flavours. There is no actual nutritional information on the back of the label stating the calorie contact etc within the product or each coin, I would be interested to know what each coin contains so I feel it would be useful to have this information available. Personally I would definitely recommend Tesco Christmas Milk Chocolate Coins, they are a basic yet very tasty treat and a must have in our Christmas stockings. They are ideal for the whole family and would be loved my both children and adults (providing you like chocolate) The chocolate in my opinion is not cheap but sweet and creamy, they make a lovely treat. For me the only down side is that it wouldn't take much for me to finish the entire net on my own as there are only 10 coins per net, each coin is also of a decent size. This is certainly a product I would recommend and they make an ideal stocking filler for anyone.
During this time of year as Christmas draws nearer, a variety of novelty goodies begin to appear in the shops. Amongst these items, you don't need to look too far for a bag of milk chocolate coins. These have been around for as long as I can remember and I was always excited at recieving a bag of these as a child. Now I am an adult, I'm not ashamed to admit that I still enjoy a bag of these over the Christmas period. Chocolate coins are sold in an orange net bag, which can be a pain to open. Usually a pair of scissors or a sharp object is needed to avoid the net cutting into your fingers. The coins come in various sizes and are made from milk chocolate and encased in quite thick, shiny gold foil. The foil has an embossed design to resemble real money coins. When the foil is removed, the design is also embossed into the chocolate. Again, the foil can be a pain to remove and takes a bit of patience. I usually find with novelty christmas chocolates, and especially with Christmas tree decorations that the taste suffers but this is not the case with these. To me, they still taste the same as they did years ago. The chocolate is creamy and milky, it may not be up there with the taste of Cadbury's, but it's not far off at all. A 100g bag of these will set you back 79 pence which I think is a fair price for the novelty factor and the quality of the chocolate. Currently they are on offer at Tesco where you can pick up 2 bags for £1. Ironically, this offer is valid until Christmas day. These are a great treat for kids and adults alike. Ingredients Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Whey Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Flavouring (Vanillin). Milk Chocolate Contains: Cocoa Solids 28 Per Cent Minimum, Milk Solids 14 Per Cent Minimum. Allergy information - Contains Milk, Milk Solids, Whey Powder, Soya & Soya Lecithins May contain Nuts *I was unable to find any nutritional information relating to this product.
This may sound ridiculous, but over the past few months I have become something of a chocolate coin expert, I have been trying chocolate coins from different supermarkets hoping to find the nicest ones. I know this may sound a little strange, so let me explain the reasoning behind my quest... I decided a few months ago that I was going to my friends and family members "luck pots of gold for Christmas." In order to do this successfully I had to find lots of lovely lucky gold treats and it makes sense to include chocolate coins. The thing is, over previous years I've tasted some AWFUL chocolate coins... and I MEAN awful. My Mum bought some from Aldo last year and they made me feel physically sick, the chocolate was disgusting! So if I was going to be buying 20 packets of chocolate coins I wanted them to be edible. Tesco's chocolate coins were the third batch of coins that I tested (other than those Aldi ones from last year). The packaging certainly impressed me... they come in a gold net and the coins are very sparkly. The coins also come in lots of different sizes and you get around 15 in each packet, which is 75g. Taste-wise I was very impressed with these, they taste just like milk chocolate - they were very creamy and chocolaty, so I decided to buy them for my "pots of gold." Call me tight but I thought that £1.20 was a bit steep for a packet of chocolate coins, so I waited until they were on offer (I knew it would inevitably happen). I got my 20 packs when there was a 'buy one get one free' offer on. The offer expired at the end of November, but I knew the coins would be ok because they are not going off until May 2010. When I called in at my local Tesco's Extra yesterday I noticed that the 'buy one get one free' offer was back on, so grab them while you can! If you are a chocolate coin fan you won't go wrong with these!
I've been buying my little sisters the chocolate coins from Tesco because they are on buy one get one free a lot and are quite cheap anyway, I think they're a nice treat for them because they're both getting mega excited about Christmas now. I've already reviewed the white chocolate coins that I've been buying for my 2 year old sister, but my other sister is 10 and so I've been getting her the milk chocolate ones. I love them too though so am eating loads too many and ruining my pre-Christmas diet! lol There are 3 different sized coins that are all held together in a net, the coins are covered in gold foil and they look wicked I think especially when you mix them in a bowl with some of the silver covered white chocolate coins. The chocolate is yummy, loads better than I thought it would be for supermarket chocolate. It's a creamy and sweet milk chocolate that melts in your mouth as good as Dairy Milk. The chocolate tastes like very good quality, it melts and tastes absolutely delish and that makes these coins brill for kids and also adults who are a bit more choosey about their chocolate. I think these are wicked chocolate coins, I remember I got some from Aldi last year and they were so rank that they actually got chucked away and they didn't even look as good because the gold foil was proper dull. For the price these are brilliant and being as I buy my sisters chocolate anyway I might as well get these and help them get even more excited for Christmas! lol
I saw these recently and I couldn't resist but to buy a few packets as I love eating them and giving them away in Christmas cards and sharing with friends!! ~~~PACKAGING~~~ About two dozen coins are packed into a netting bag with a label, which is nice, although not amazingly presentational. I personally cut off the plastic netting and display the coins in a nice sweet box or something similar. The gold foil wrapping the chocolate is very nice and makes nice decorative, yet delicious festive confectionary! HOWEVER, they do use a lot of foil don't they! I think this could be a bad thing in terms of managing resources and so on... but if they can be recycled... ~~~APPEARANCE~~~ The coins come in two sizes, some small, some large, all chocolate wrapped in beautiful gold foil and imprinted and embossed to make it more realistic. Personally, the exterior decoration on the coins is a bit cliché, but I really don't pay that much attention to these, it's the taste that counts! ~~~TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~ Once you unwrap the foil from each coin, you get smooth and delicious milk chocolate. These are similar to those found in advent calendars, and I find them milkier than usual chocolates found in a bar. This may just be due to the fact that consuming them in smaller quantities induces a feeling of greater satisfaction, but I genuinely feel these are nicer to eat. You can bite into them or savour it in your mouth, either way it is tasty and yummy, and indulgent! They are addictive, once I just kept unwrapping them and could not believe how many I ate! Make sure you have self control or you'll end up eating the whole pack without noticing!! ~~~PRICE~~~ You can buy these for around £1 ~~~OVERALL~~~ I personally find these very festive and decorative. I love eating them and giving them away. They make great gifts and great for sharing too! I would recommend rewarding your children over Christmas with these, maybe one a day instead of advent calendar, or both! I am sure they would love to receive these, and unwrapping it is just as fun as eating it!!
I have chocolate coins in my stocking every year, yes i still have a stocking... and they are usually from tescos as this is where our family shops. They are relitivly cheap, and although they do not taste like thorntons chocolate, they taste good, not like cheap over sweetened chocolate that you often get in supermarket own brands. They come in 3 different sizes, in net bags which as a smaller child i used to find very hard to open. Now however i have stronger hands. They are perfect for stocking fillers or prizes for games at partys (think treasure, treasure hunts or games involving pirates and you will get the idea) Also when you are finished with them, you can flatten the foil wrappings, and stick holes in the top. then you can thread string through them, and you have a mega cheap, but very shiny decoration for your tree!