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I know Kellogg's use the tagline "have you forgotten how good they taste" when promoting their breakfast cereals but the same sentiment sprung to my mind today after eating a Snowball from Lee's.
These have been around for ages and I remember them from my childhood, so when I saw a box of 10 Snowballs on offer today at Morrisons at 2 for £1.50 I had a journey back down memory lane. If you haven't seen these before they are a dome shaped, mallow centred chocolate flavoured treat that has a generous helping of desiccated coconut liberally sprinkled all over the outside and are delicious.
The white mallow is light and fluffy and quite sweet and melts in the mouth and is combined with the thin chocolate flavoured coating which provides a protective layer over the mallow. The addition of coconut adds an exotic element that makes these a unique treat to enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee that is unlike anything else available to buy.
I was quite pleased as well to see that the manufacturer of these is still Lee's of Scotland and they haven't been taken over by one of the big name confectionary companies like Cadburys or Nestle, it makes a nice change to eat a product that still comes from an independent company and not one of the large conglomerates.
At 73 calories per Snowball they won't be that much of concern to anyone watching their weight or daily limits and being Gluten free and suitable for vegetarians they do seem to be a treat that many people can enjoy. The only thing to point out is that you may find it hard to stop at just one as they are incredibly moreish and one can quite easily lead to another.
I'm really pleased that I spotted these today and eating a couple (see, told you) just now with a cup of coffee reminded me just how nice these actually are and they made a very nice change from having a biscuit of chocolate bar.
I have nothing but praise for these Snowballs from Lee's and from me they receive a well deserved 5/5 Dooyoo stars. If they are available where you are then they make for a cheap, tasty and somewhat healthier alternative from your regular treats and now that I have rediscovered them I will make sure that I buy them again.
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I am a stickler for treats, as people may know i am all for people having a treat now and again - it's good for you. And one thing that is really nice to buy in from time to time is Snowballs. I tend to go for Tesco Snowballs mostly but i did buy the Lees snowballs if i'm not mistaken i think they cost around 79p.
The package itself is really cute, there is a illustration of 2 penguins and a polar bear launching snow balls at one another. You have the 'Lees' logo in the top left and you can clearly see the 6 snowballs inside.
Inside, you have 6 gorgeous looking snowballs that are almost circular, a plastic case protecting them. Each one coated in coconut, I would say be careful when opening and taking one out as they have an habit and shedding millions of coconut bits at you. Inside the chocolate coated cake you have a thick white marash mellow it's, and the combination of the two is divine and makes a fabulous texture. My nephews love these, i always see them on plates at kid's birthday parties.
This is when your waist line takes a knock, per 100g you have 430 cals so not the best things to eat but hey, there's only 6 in a pack. When you put the cakes to your mouth and bite, the whole cake just melts into your Glucose, Chocolate Flavoured Coating, Whey Powder.
Thesemouth and it's gone before you know it anyway.
Some ingredients consist of :-
Mallow, Desiccated Coconut, Fat reduced Cocoa Powder, Rice Flour, Sugar,
These are suitable for Vegetarians. And also contains Milk, Soya & Egg.
I would recommend you try these out. They are utterly gorgeous. The taste of the light creamy centre, with the chocolate and coconut around make a great texture. You can never get enough of snowballs.
I was craving a sweet treat the other day but trying to keep it reasonably light in terms of calories and I ended up grabbing a pack of Lees snowballs from the shelf of my local spar. Well I actually ended up picking up two packets as a six pack was 79p and two packs cost a pound. Good for my pocket but not for my waistline.
The packagine contains a picture of penguins and polat bears merrily throwing snowballs at each other. Inside the packet each snowball is nestles in its own little compartment which offers this delicate treat some protection.
Each snowball half of a sphere shape. The outside is almost totally white with the little strands of coconut almost covering all of the chocolate coating. Nestled inside the chocolate and coconut is lovely soft and gooey snowy white mallow.
I love to try and bite off the outer chocolate layer first and love the taste and texture of the coconut. This is a delicate operation as the snowball starts to crumble as soon as you hold it. The taste of the snowball is delicious with a lovely combination of crispy chocolate, chewy coconut and gooey mallow and is not overly sweet. They are particualrly popular with kids.
Lets see how they do calorie wise. Points off to Lees here who only provide information per 100g. Each 100g contains 430 calories and each pack contains 110g. A quick calculation shows that each of these sweets has just 78 calories meaning that eating them wont spoil your diet.
These are an ideal treat to keep in your cupboard but their delicate nature means they are unsuitable for lunch boxes. Why dont you try one today.
Lees of Scotland Ltd are makers of biscuits and Confectionery and they are the manufacturers of the famous 'Snowball'. I love these. They are absolutely delicious and very light in texture. The Company also produce raspberry coconut ice and jaffa orange and their goods are widely available throughout the UK from the small local shop through to the larger supermarket. Lees also supply to the catering trade and export abroad too. The Snowball has been around for a good few years and has become a firm favourite within the UK household and over 50 million are sold here each year.-
Snowballs are great fun! Squidgy and totally delicious, Snowballs epitomise the fun element in food. Nonsense food really; no real substance, but so tasty even in their lightness; Lees Snowballs are a delicious product and their name suggests an activity which brings great pleasure at the time of year when snow might just fall. So all in all they a good fun treat for children and adults alike -
Snowballs are great served up at a children's party and look very inviting displayed upon the plate. Kids love them and their melt in the mouth quality makes them fun to eat and also extremely more'ish. Hey but that's ok! One Lees Snowball will only deliver fifty calories, so one or two won't do any harm to those of you counting your calories.
Lees have been producing the well known Snowballs since the 1950's and they managed to keep their prices on a pretty even keel since then. The product size that I have contains 16 Snowballs; 4 of them being free and the packet costing £1.00 with the weight at 2x133g. The packaging for the product comes in a bright blue thin plastic covering with a winter scene displayed across the front. Look out for the yellow flash on the packet which contains the 'Extra Free' offer. Upon the front of the packaging a group of penguins are playing snowball with a polar bear wearing a green striped scarf and bobble hat. The scene is wintry and playful and depicts the Snowball as a fun product that is perfect for children.
The Snowballs are housed in a plastic casing where they each sit in separate compartments. They are quite fragile but the chocolate coating which encases the light centre seems to protect them quite well from squashing and damage. The snowball is round and covered in pieces of white desiccated coconut which is atop the thin brown milk chocolate layer. Inside this there is the most delicious, soft, and melt in the mouth, white mallow centre.
When you take a bite on one of these, the chocolate top coat bends beautifully with the flavour of the gorgeous fluffy mallow centre and the taste experience is set off with the small pieces of chewy desiccated coconut pieces which cover the top of the Snowball. With the smattering of the coconut they do indeed look like a small snowball and this adds to the fun when eating them. This product should be stored in a cool dry place, though some people say they are delicious when frozen. So I shall have to try this and see what I think.-
Mallow (57%) - Chocolate Flavoured Coating (26%) - Desiccated Coconut (17%) - Sugar- Glucose - Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil - Reconstituted Egg White - Whey Powder - (from milk) - Fat reduced Cocoa Powder - Rice Flour - Emulsifier - E405.
This product contains: Egg - Milk - Soya -
The Lees Snowballs are a totally delicious treat. I love the flavour of the mallow centre to them. It is really creamy and light. I think it must be the palm kernel oil which gives the mallow its taste edge. Considering the amount of mallow the snowball contains at 57%, they aren't actually that tacky, which is quite good, or your hands and mouth would be covered with the white fluffy goo! I think that the Snowballs are extremely good value and my pack of 16 cost only £1.00. They are also available now in a bigger size packaging and the 'Luxury' mini snowballs are to be found in a large plastic tub. There is also a fun snack size containing three small Snowballs which is the perfect size for a light bite. Lees Snowballs are a tasty and fun product which is perfect for children's parties or anytime. They are a light and delicious treat that won't break the bank. -
"If you put all the snowballs sold in one year end-to end, they would stretch from Scotland to the North Pole". :O
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Soft fluffy mallow covered in flakes of coconut.