Product Type: Tesco Chocolate
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
A Christmas Essential
Tesco Chocolate Coins
Member Name: k2705
Tesco Chocolate Coins
Advantages: Nice chocolate
Disadvantages: None at all
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
*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.
Summary: An ideal stocking filler
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