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Most supermarkets own brand sweets are usually on offer, but even if they are not they are usually about 40p a bag, which is a pocket money treat.
Tesco chocolate footballs are little balls of solid chocolate, wrapped in a patterned foil wrapper so it looks like a football. You don't really get many in a bag.
If you are a chocolate snob, you won't really be a fan of the chocolate. It is bog standard supermarket own label fayre, but as this product is aimed at kids, it shouldn't matter too much.
The foil wrappers can be an advantage and a disadvantage. One advantage is that you can pass a bag around a group of kids to share and you know you are not getting germs on the sweets from the grubby boys who don't wash their hands. The fact they are wrapped also means they are good for taking on trips or days out, because they won't leave a mess in your bag. The wrappers are a bit awkward for smaller children to unwrap without help. My 4 year old needs help unwrapping them. There is also the mess of lots of little pieces of foil to think about. This could be messy on public transport or a car journey.
Tesco chocolate footballs are perfect for kids party bags, especially if it a football themed party. they make a nice treat for kids as I prefer to give my kids chocolate to sweets as the sugar doesn't stick to their teeth so much, and you can hand out an appropriate amount, which would equate to less chocolate than say, an average chocolate bar.
I sometimes buy these chocolate footballs from Tesco for something to munch on in the car on the way home, they're not my fave sweet because I think they're a bit boring but sometimes they're just right for a little chocolate treat.
For about 40p you get about 15 foil wrapped balls of chocolate, the foil is decorated to look like a football but the ball inside is plain with no decoration or anything.
They're easy to unwrap because the foil doesn't stick to the chocolate, the footballs are solid chocolate so if you're giving them to little kids you'll have to watch out that they don't swallow the whole ball because they could choke on it.
The chocolate isn't majorly good quality but it's just right for this kind of sweet, it's Tesco own brand chocolate so I wasn't expecting Cadbury quality but it's a lot nicer than other supermarket own brand chocolate I've had. It takes for ages to melt and even when it does the melting chocolate isn't that smooth, the taste is quite sweet and sugary and it just tastes like typical kids chocolate to me.
You can make a bag of these last ages if you suck the footballs for as long as you can, the chocolate isn't that yummy that you're going to want to make them last too long though but it's a nice little challenge to yourself to see how long you can make each ball last for! lol
I think these are quite nice, they're not something I'd pick to eat at home in front of a film but they're fine for when you're in the car on the way home. I know kids love them because I've brought them for both my sisters before, for the 2 year old I cut the footballs in half though in case she swallowed the whole thing and choked.
Recommended..... but don't expect majorly good quality chocolate!
Tesco Chocolate Footballs are little chocolate balls with a foil football wrapping around them. They are part of the Tescos brand sweets and therefore a part of the three packets of sweets for one pound offer on in store.
The chocolate contained in the sweets isnt that great, it tastes cheap and lacks texture, I suppose though you get what you pay for, you cant really expect them to be of galaxy standard for the small price you pay for them. Their taste however isnt bad, its just that cheap chocolate taste, that some people like and some people dont.
Children seem to however prefere these sweets, as the novelty of the football wrapping seems to out weigh a great tasting galaxy bar or some other brand that is equally as nice.
These sweets come in a blue packet with an alien in football gear on the packet, this alien is common to most tesco brand sweets.
I recommend you try these sweets if you like the other Tescos Brand sweets or just if you fancy some chocolate on a budjet.
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Looking in my desk drawer were I keep all of the wrappers etc of things I am waiting to review I decided that it was high-time I set to reviewing the mountain of sweets (well their wrappers anyway) that are living there. The first bag I pulled out was one that at some point in its life used to contain Tesco's Milk Chocolate Footballs and so it is these that I am going to review today.
Milk Chocolate Footballs cost 38p a bag but can be purchased on offer with two more bags for £1 from Tesco's. The sweets come in a 75g bright blue bag that is reasonably eye-catching when on the shelf. The bag also has a picture of a yellow alien wearing red shorts and football boots and kicking a football into the bag. This bag design combined with the bag colour probably attracts more boys than girls although the high chocolate content within is guaranteed to be a hit with the ladies.
The back of the bag also gives me allergy advice, an ingredients list, storage instructions and a table containing nutritional values. It also tells me that the sweets are suitable for vegetarians but that the sweets were produced in a factory that uses nuts.
Nutritional values (per 100g)
Calories - 520
Protein - 6.4g
Carbohydrate - 62.1g
Of which sugars - 58.9g
Fat - 27.2g
Of which saturates - 16.8g
The sweets therefore obviously aren't healthy. They are high in calories, carbohydrates and fats but to be perfectly honest who really looks for healthy when they are looking for a treat.
OK so how about what was in the bag. Upon opening the bag you aren't immediately greeted by a smell as each of the chocolate footballs is wrapped in it's own silver foil wrapping. I can however tell you that once this foil is taken off the chocolate smell is rather appetising and not a sickly sort of smell that is often associated with cheap chocolate. The bag itself contained 24 chocolate footballs, which I thought was good value.
Taste wise the chocolate footballs are delicious. They taste much more expensive than they actually are and so make a great treat. The sweets themselves are solid chocolate too, which is always a bonus and when you leave them in your mouth the melt wonderfully rather than simply breaking up.
The bag size is also another bonus to these sweets, as they are small enough to conceal in a pocket or a handbag. Overall I would highly recommend these sweets as they are not only good value but they also taste great, making them brilliant for both children and adults alike.