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I'm one of those annoying people who is on a diet every other week. Lucky for me, this week is an off-diet week and therefore I have been stuffing my face! My current favourite naughty snacks are Snowballs.
My Snowballs of choice are Tunnock's. Tunnock's were established in 1890 and are said to 'still be a family business'. Their most famous product is the caramel wafer (although I prefer their tea cakes!), written on the back of the Snowballs box is 'These Snowballs are prepared from the purest ingredients, to give you a most delightful product made by the makers of The Caramel Wafer'. The Snowballs come in a pack of 4 and each Snowball is individually wrapped which makes them good for out and about (lunchboxes etc), although they are quite delicate. The packaging is a long yellow cardboard box with red writing. I like the look of the packaging as it looks quite traditional and not too mass produced (even though it is!).
Snowballs are marshmallow covered in chocolate with coconut sprinkles (dessicated coconut) all over. The white coconut sprinkles make them look like snowballs.
The main thing I have to say about Tunnocks' Snowballs is that they are absolutely delicious! I love the fusion of chocolate and coconut - if you like Bounty chocolate bars, you will probably like Snowballs. The coconut tastes strong and there are a generous amount of sprinkles. The one and only downside of Snowballs is that they're impossible to eat without making a mess - I have to use a plate if I eat one indoors - the sprinkles fall off everywhere! There is also a generous amount of marshmallow inside which is really soft and sweet. They contain no gelatine so the marshmallow isn't springy or chewy, you can eat these Snowballs so effortlessly. They are a 'light' snack which means they don't fill me up and make me feel guilty, but they make my tastebuds happy!
The Snowballs are made from sugar, glucose, coconut, vegetable oil, skimmed milk powder, egg albumen crystals, whey powder, cocoa powder, soya lecithin, salt, vanillin, wheat flour and sodium bicarbonate. As you can see, they aren't the healthiest of snacks and don't contain much goodness (sadly I don't think the coconut counts towards your 5-a-day!) but that's to be expected. Each Snowball contains 6.2g of fat and 134 calories so I do try to eat these bad boys in moderation. They are suitable for vegetarians too.
I buy my Tunnock's Snowballs from Morrisons for 70p (not a bad price in my opinion, that's about 17p per Snowball) as I have not seen them in any other supermarkets, even though most supermarkets stock other Tunnock's products.
Has to be 5 stars from me.