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Paynes Choc Chip Cookie Poppets

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      23.05.2010 11:07
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      An ok snack

      Ah, Poppets. Favourite sweets of my childhood. I used to like the Fruit ones best - you can't get these any more though, sadly! The Mint ones were good too, and I think they are still available. The Choc Chip Cookie flavour seems to be new, though, and this inspired me to pick up a pack last time I was in Tesco, at the reasonable price of 37p.

      The Poppets pack has been redesigned since the last time I had them, and looks pretty funky. This particular variety comes in a pale blue box with white writing, and pictures of the Poppets on the front. From the picture it is apparent that the Poppets contain cookie pieces with mini chocolate chips in.

      The box rattles pleasantly, and the little message on the lid made me smile: "Just Poppet in"!. The Poppets themselves aren't perfectly round, they are slightly flat on one side and sometimes a little bumpy. Taste-wise, they remind me of chocolate-covered biscuits, which is hardly surprising. The biscuit is crunchy, though it's hard to taste the chocolate chips as they're so small. The chocolate covering made up for this, though. They weren't the tastiest treats around, being somewhat bland and a bit dry.

      A pack of Poppets contains 130 calories, which is pretty decent for a chocolate-based snack. They are suitable for vegetarians, but contain gluten and may contain traces of nuts and eggs(!). Overall they were a decent sweet snack - I probably wouldn't rush to buy them again, but I enjoyed them well enough. They are a cross between a biscuit and some sweets, but to be honest I'd rather have one or the other.

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        01.03.2010 21:37
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        Once you pop you will want to stop!

        Today I bought a box of these new Poppets in Tesco as I thought they sounded lovely, oh but I couldn't have been more wrong.

        In replace of what I thought would be sweet, crisp cookie biscuit with chocolate chips, was a bland and dry tasting crunchy matter which could just about scrape at being called biscuit, with no sign or taste of chocolate chips. This clearly shows that the illustration on the bright blue packet was quite deceiving!
        The chocolate covering the somewhat small and oddly shaped balls, was very thin and didn't taste too good. There is definitely something missing from these chocolates, if either the cookie centre or the chocolate had more taste to it then they would be slightly better. I know the chocolate on Poppets isn't amazing, but it goes well with the toffee ones, unlike with these cookie ones.

        I wouldn't recommend these mini, tasteless chocolates to anybody, there are better choices of snacks available.

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        11.01.2010 09:48
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        Dull And Boring Poppets, I'd Rather Have The Mint Ones

        They was selling 4 boxes of these for £1.00 in the pound shop so I got some because I haven't seen Choc Chop Cookie Poppets before.

        They're ok but there's not much flavour in them and I still prefer the mint ones for their strong taste and they also feel like more of a treat.

        These are milk chocolate covering a centre that is made of crunchy chocolate chip cookie, biting one in half I can see there aren't that many chocolate chips and the ones that are in there you can't taste much because the milk chocolate round the Poppets is a lot stronger tasting.

        These Poppets have got a very bland taste and the cookie hasn't got as much flavour as I thought it would. The milk chocolate that covers each Poppet is very good quality, it's a smooth and strong flavoured chocolate and that's a good job because of the lack of taste in the cookie filling. The cookie itself is quite sugary tasting but there's not much other flavour in there and like I said you can't even taste the chocolate chips much.

        I don't know why but I was really looking forward to eating these because I thought they'd taste something like Maryland cookies coated in chocolate, they're mega disappointing though and I don't think they taste a lot of cookies at all.

        Because of the crunchy texture you can tell it's a biscuit filling but there's a big difference between biscuit and cookie and if Poppets are claiming that this is a Choc Chip Cookie then I reckon they should have made the sweets taste a lot more like cookies!

        I'm not impressed with these even at that cheap price, another thing is that a couple of them in my box had gone mega hard and like the biscuit had gone compact on itself. That means that the 3 boxes I've got left I can't even give to my 2 year old sister because if she got one of these very hard Poppets then she might not be able to chew them and could choke on it.

        Not recommended!

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          30.10.2009 02:17
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          Don't waste your money

          As I am a fan of Poppets (the orange ones from the original mixed boxes being my favourite) my mum found the choc chip cookie version in a shop on offer so bought the 3 for £1.

          Packaging
          This flavour is in a nice, bright blue coloured box. On the front we get a fun looking 'Poppets' written and some little pictures of the product. On the back is the traditional ingredients, nutritional information and the contact details of the company if dissatisfied with the product. The best before date is imprinted on the side of the box and hard to see but I cna just make out that I have 9 months before the expiry date.
          My real annoyance with the packaging is the way to open it. You have the typical bit on the side of the box that you are supposed to push in and it just pops in and you get a neat little opening, enough for a couple of poppets to 'pop out' at a time. Well, it just doesn't go to plan though. After some frantic pushing with my finger I gave up and used some nail scissors to cut the top of the box.

          Nutritional information
          Each pack contains:
          130 calories
          5.6g fat
          2.9g saturated fat
          For such a small box of chocolates that is an aweful lot of calories and saturated fats! I wouldn't be letting any children eat these.
          This product is suitable for vegetarians but contains gluten. It may also contain nuts and eggs. The package also tells us that the product may contain vegetable fat and cocoa butter in the milk chocolate.

          Taste
          This is not a product I will be running out to the shops to buy. It taste, well, it doesn't. The nearest thing I can compare it to is a packet of cheap choc chip cookies, a type of product I could buy for cheaper and get a lot more of for the price if I wanted to. It is bland and the tastes disappears before the product does. The texture is very unpleasent. First a too-smooth chocolate that is gone in a flash and then a too-crunchy texture that sticks in your teeth. The individual poppet is too small to just eat one at a time and the packet is gone quickly. Although, mine wasn't because I couldn't bare the taste after eating half the packet and threw the rest away.
          The other packets I am going to leave for my brother to eat because he will eat anything.

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          20.09.2009 09:21
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          So-so product that rather underwhelmed me

          I've never really eaten Poppets, though probably because I always saw them as a sweet rather than as a chocolate. We spotted these new ones at a special chocolate shop near the Monkey Forest, and deciding they looked like a cheap version of the Hotel Chocolat munchkins we'd just picnicked on, decided to buy up all they had left (NB there were only two packets, and two of us, but it just sounds better that way).

          These Poppets are, allegedly, chocolate chip cookie covered in milk chocolate. They are small, round balls, though the ones in my packets were all different shapes, and somewhere between the roundness of a Malteaser and the flatness of a Minstrel. They are smaller than both - more like a chocolate covered peanut size. I was originally impressed that I could eat the whole box and only ingest a measly 130 calories, which is definitely on the good end of the chocolate scale. What I didn't realise, was that that would be enough, and not in a good way. I would say that the illustration on the front of the packet makes these look a lot more tempting than they are, with thicker chocolate and more chocolate chips inside a perfectly round ball. Hmpf.

          The chocolate on these is very thin, and slightly soft, as cheaper chocolate-flavoured things can be. It tasted a bit like advent calendar or pound shop Easter chocolate, i.e not good enough to be sold in bars year round, just in seasonal gimmicks. If you bite into one of the balls, the chocolate comes away in a soft, bendy piece, leaving the biscuit centre behind. You can then see the biscuit is a white/cream colour, flekked with darker bits. Those be the choc chips, me thinks.

          The biscuit part is very crisp, but also a little dry, in stark contrast to the Hotel Chocolat treats which use shortbread and are therefore more buttery. The biscuit in these, on the other hand, tastes cheaper, like a standard supermarket value range's non-descript any-shape plain biscuit. It doesn't have much flavour, and I think a smidge more salt or sugar would have produced a much better product. The chocolate chips go some way to disguising the blandness of the biscuit, but only when they're present, and they seemed to be unevenly mixed through.

          I wasn't won over by these balls, because I didn't think they lived up to their potential. They could have been delicious, but the poor quality chocolate and the dry biscuit that tasted a little old (though obviously wasn't) let them down. I was also put off that the pack contained nearly 12g sugar, and yet didn't taste anywhere near sweet enough. They seemed poorly made, thanks for the misshapen balls (every one different), the manner in which the 'chocolate' bent and peeled off in a way chocolate never should, and the way the biscuit mixture wasn't mixed evenly enough.

          I thought the box was a generous serving, and I didn't feel short-changed as you often do with lower calorie treats, so I would have loved them to be a tasty treat, but they just weren't. Hard to categorise as to whether they're more a chocolate or a biscuit, because neither part redeems the other.

          These are most easily found in pound shops or other discount places, where you'll get 4 boxes of more for a pound, but I wouldn't bother with them again. However if your children are pestering you for a sweet treat and don't have the refined taste buds of yours truly, these are fun to eat, take a while (you have to manoeuvre them out of the small hole in the box, like one of those small hand-held toys where you have to line up the silver balls) and are nowhere near as bad as a Mars bar.


          http://www.poppets.co.uk/our-range/our-range_choc-chip-cookie.html

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            06.09.2009 11:51
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            A nice treat although perhaps these would be appreciated more by children than adults

            I bought my granddaughters' a packet of these new Poppets last week as they were of special offer if you also bought the Mint flavour, which they love.

            These new Cookie Poppets come in a blue box which makes them easily distinguishable from the other flavours in the range. This time around Paynes have filled the Poppets with a Choc Chip Cookie mixture and eventually I decided to try a box of my own as I love the new Galaxy Cookie bar and thought this might be similar.

            The little round chocolates are nice enough, but I think I shall stick with my usual mint ones as these are a little bland in flavour in my opinion and lack the 'fun' of eating a box of these yummy little treats.

            They're nice enough, please don't misunderstand me, it's just that I didn't find them as sweet as I had been expecting and the addition of the cookie centre gave me the feeling of eating a biscuit rather than a sweet.

            The milk chocolate surrounding the centre is very tasty, although not of a particularly high quality. The chocolate on all the varieties of Poppets is the same, but it's made to taste so much nicer thanks to the strong flavours of the centres. In these Cookie Poppets the chocolate is the overwhelming flavour and the lack of creaminess really stands out unfortunately.

            The biscuit centre is rather plain in flavour and the chocolate chips are so tiny that I couldn't actually pick out the individual flavour of those. Of course, this chocolate will work with the rest of the components of the Poppet to add to the overall chocolate flavour but still I would have preferred them to take of the choc chip cookies I had been promised rather than just a very generalised biscuit centre.

            The texture of the Poppets is very nice indeed. Although not creamy, the chocolate is obviously soft and will begin melting in my mouth as soon as I 'Popp-It' in and then the delightfully crunchy biscuit centre provides a delicious change of texture.

            I'm sitting firmly on the fence with these Poppets. While they're not exactly my cup of tea, I'm positive that those of you with different tastes will love them. Perhaps they appeal more to children, I know my granddaughters' certainly loved theirs and so did my nephew who is 14. I'd eat them again if there was nothing else there but personally I can't see me buying a box for myself again, and even if I did it would be when I fancied something biscuity rather than when a chocolate craving hits.

            A box of these Choc Chip Cookie Poppets contains 130 calories and 2.9g of saturated fat, which isn't bad really as I was expecting the figures to be rather higher than that. One thing I do appreciate Poppets for, this variety included, is because I am dieting it's nice that you can eat a couple and then close the box and spread your treat throughout the day - if you have the willpower!

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