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I think it's fair to say I'm in a minority when I say I love coffee creams. Years ago all the various boxes and tins of chocolates used to include a coffee cream but they seem to have been removed these days. Once this happened I used to buy a little bag of them from Thorntons for a couple of pounds only to go in one day a few years ago and find they too had stopped making them except ones covered in either plain chocolate or white chocolate, neiter of which I like. So I kept my eyes peeled for someone who still produced these lovely delicacies and finally found our local Boyes store sold these Beech's Milk Chocolate Coffee Creams. At the time of purchasing my last box they cost £1.79.
Each box contains 170g of coffee creams which equates to 16 chocolates. As I don't eat any chocolate in large quantities a box of these can last me months. I keep my box in the fridge, I thnk all chocolate tastes better from the fridge and as it takes me so long to get through a box this helps keep them fresh.
The box looks exactly as above with a photo of the chocolates and the majority of the box done in a warm brown to make us think of coffee. Apparently these are not suitable for nut allergy sufferers due to the method of maufacture so I'm assuming they are made in a factory where they also make nut chocolates.
Beech's are not someone I'd heard of until I found these but according to the box they have been around since 1920. There is no nutritional statistics on the box either which is good if you don't want to know how many calories you are consuming but not good if you want to include these in a diet. I eat them infrequently so I don't worry.
The chocolates are arranged in lines inside the box and each one looks like a fat ten pence piece. They are about a centimetre thick and the chocolate on top is in a raised line pattern.
Onto the taste test, I'm having one now for the purpose of the review of course! The chocolate is thick and creamy, thankfully it doesn't taste of cheap chocolate so it doesn't detract from the taste of these.
The centre is described as a "coffee flavoured fondant centre" which means it is not runny when you bite into these, more like a solid cream. It tastes of good, strong coffee with a kind of fudge taste underneath so very, very sweet at the same time as being bitter because of the coffee. They melt in the mouth if you leave them in there for a few seconds and the mixture of milk chocolate and coffee centre is a gooey, creamy, tasty sweet messment! Absolutely delicious but very sickly which is why I never eat more than 2 in one go as my maximum. The best before date is about 2 years away on each box so you've got plenty of time to eat them too.
These are absolutely gorgeous and anyone who likes coffee creams but doesn't want them in plain or white chocolate will love these. These are the only coffee creams I've seen in years in milk chocolate and I will continue to buy them for as long as Boyes sell them. Delicious sickly little devils that I adore!