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Tesco Rocky Road Chocolate Bar

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      22.04.2010 00:39
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      A lousy Rocky Road, you'd be better off making your own

      I have to admit to having a sweet tooth, and I have a special attraction to anything chocolate. Rocky road, tiffin and caramel chortcake are some of my favourite. Seeing a traybake pack of Rocky road in the Tesco cake section I thought I'd give it a try. The packet is mostly clear, and according to the information on the front serves 6. This would be accurate at one piece each and they would be reasonable size pieces too. It also states that it is Chocolate flavoured mix with biscuit, sultanas, marshmallows and glace cherries. Unfortunately I didn't see the 'chocolate flavoures' when I bought it as this is usually a dissapointing statement. I am right to be downhearted about it being 'chocolate flavoured' as the chocolate type product isn't very tasty, in fact, after two pieces I may not even bother eating the rest. It seems to be quite like that 'chocolate flavoured' cake topping you can get that to be honest isn't very chocolatey at all. I havn't yet found any glace cherries having eaten half of the 240g pack. Interestingly I only know the pack weight because it says each 1/6th piece weighs 40g, isn't product weight one of the statutory things that has to be displayed? There is a reasonable amount of biscuit although this is a little 'damp' and in small pieces without a satisfying crunch. The sultanas seem to be OK, there are a reasonable number of them, and they seem to taste OK too, with a good fruity sweetness to them. The mini marshmallows are supposed to be one of the best things in rocky road, however these let down this product quite considerably here. They use pork gelatin so they are unsuitable for vegetarians. They are chewy and rubbery, not a nice chewy but a chewing on foam rubber type of sensation. I can't remember how much this product cost, but it was in a special offer too, so it wasn't much probably somewhere between £1 and £2 I guess. Overall I would have to say it isn't a very nice product, I have eaten 2 pieces just to check whether the taste would grow on me, and it hasn't, I don't think I'll even eat the rest of it. And I certainly won't be buying it again. I would rather buy a bar of real chocolate, a bag of mini marshmallows, some biscuits, raisins and make the whole thing myself, it would taste better, be more satisfying, and I could lick the spoon of melted chocolate too :-)

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        26.10.2009 12:53
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        I found this up the Cake aisle in Tesco and decided it was worth a try. This cost around £1.29. This looks like a tray bake. The packaging is a rectangular foil tray and the pack is wrapped in cellophane. There isn't much colouring on the pack, but there is a little picture and a good amount of writing. AT least this way you can see the product before you buy it. This Cake was made up of a Chocolate sponge Cake with Chocolate Cream Icing spread on top of it. As with Rocky Road there is Marshmallows, Chocolate Balls and Chocolate Flakes sprinkled on top. So it all sounds impressive - yes? It was alright. Although you could see how deep the Cake was by the style of the packaging, it wasn't that deep a Cake. The SPonge accounted for about half the thickness, and the rest was the cream. I'm sure some people would like a 50/50 split, but I would have preferred a bit more Sponge and a little less Cream. Although the Mini Marshmallows were spread out evenly, I would have liked a few more. Per 1/6th of this Cake there is 300 calories and 16.3g fat, which is pretty high in my view, since 1/6th doesn't give you that much Cake. It was a nice Cake, and i've tried the other Cakes in the range and they were nice as well, but there just seemed to be something lacking with this. It was nice and sweet as well, but perhaps the Icing was too sweet for me. I would buy this again, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it!

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