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This review is on a ruffle bar, which is made by Jamesons, and comes in a pack of 5. This was purchased recently at a cost of 99p from Home Bargain. I have seen these on sale many times before at HB, but never actually bought one. It is a shame I hadn't, as these really are nice.
At a mere 20p a bar, some might not expect too much. However I am happy to say that they are delicious.
The packet itself comes in a pink and black colour, with Jameson's across the front. It also has a picture of a truffle bar that has been snapped in half.
Each bar is individually wrapped, which keeps them fresh, and makes them convenient to take on a picnic or packed lunch.
For those who do not like coconut or dark chocolate, these are not for you. Each bar comes with a raspberry flavoured coconut centre, covered in dark chocolate. The centre is pink in colour and the texture is quite soft. It is also quite sweet. This is were the dark chocolate comes into its own, by complimenting the sweet centre very well.This is my opinion stops the bar from becoming too sickly.
Each bar weighs in at 28g and has 5.6g of fat. It also has 19.0g of sugar.It also contains 130 calories. It therefore goes without saying that these should only be eaten in moderation. For those with allergies it also contains soya and may contain traces of milk and sulphites. It is also Halal approved.
Sugar,Dark Chocolate (20%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins)), Desicated Coconut (19%), Glucose Syrup, Natural Colour (Beetroot Red), Raspberry Flavourings with other Natural Flavourings, Invertase, Citric Acid.
I have given these to my children and they have enjoyed them also. So from myself and the stebiz crew, I can recommend this product to you. The company, Tangerine Confectionery Ltd, may not be a very well known company. However they are UK based up in sunny Blackpool, and the quality is second to none.
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Raspberry Ruffles are a coconut and raspberry fondant covered in dark chocolate. They come in bite size sweets as shown in the picture above, and in a small bar which is what I'll be reviewing. Most of this review applies to the smaller sweets too, other than size and nutritional information.
The bar comes wrapped in a black and pink wrapper with gold and white flowing writing saying "Jameson's Ruffle Raspberry" on. The back of the wrapper has the standard ingredients, nutritional information and contact details.
The bar itself is a finger shape, about 10cm long, 2.5cm wide and 1cm deep. I can't find a weight anywhere on the packaging, but I've figured out from the nutritional information that it's about 30g.
The coating is a layer of dark chocolate about 2mm thick. It has a lovely smooth appearance and a rich but not very sweet flavour that nicely compliments the filling. Inside the bar is a light pink coarsely textured filling. This is a combination of fondant, dessicated coconut and raspberry. The coconut gives it a nice slightly chewy texture quite like a bounty bar. When you taste it you'll first notice a strong very sweet raspberry taste followed almost immediately by coconut. Both flavours go very well together and the dark chocolate coating prevents the sweetness being too much.
The bar may be small but it's very rich and sweet so I don't think I could eat a bigger one. It also contains 125 calories so while not the healthiest bar, it's small size keeps the calorie content lower than quite a lot of others. It cost me 35p from an independent newsagent and can often be found in cheap multipacks so it's pretty good value as chocolate bars go.
I've loved Raspberry ruffles ever since I was a kid. My Nana always used to go into Woolworths and get me some from the pick and mix.
Nowadays I buy them when ever I see them usually from the Pound shop but you can also buy these from your local supermarket for around £1.60 on the sweets aisle.
When you open the bag of Jamesons Raspberry Ruffles the fresh aroma of the chocolate and raspberry smells great. Once you unwrap the translucent and foil wrapper it reveals a bite size dark chocolate and once tasted you'll love these sweets as much as I do.
Inside the chocolate is a rich tasting coconut and raspberry flavour fondant that taste just amazing and melt in your mouth! (A whole bag is eaten in 5 minutes of me opening one).
The packaging of these sweets come in a black and purpley coloured bag with the word Jamesons in golden letters down the lefthand side of the bag which makes this product stand out in a crowd.
These quality sweets are produced in the UK by a company called Tangerine Confectory Ltd in Blackpool.
The Ingredients are as follows -
Sugar, dark chocolate [sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavouring], dessicated coconut (19%), glucose syrup, flavourings, citric acid, colour (E122), invertase
Plain chocolate contains 40% minimum cocoa solids.
These sweets are definitely one of my favourites.
Jamerson's Raspberry Ruffles have always been my favourite chocolates since I was a little girl. They are little individually wrapped sweets that are raspberry flavoured coconut covered in dark chocolate. The coconut is moist and flavorful and the dark chocolate is rich and delicious!
You used to be able to get them in the Woolworths Pick n mix and we always used to stock up for Christmas. Now Woolworths is no more we have to look elsewhere! Sometimes they sell the packets of loose sweets in the £1 shop which is a bargain as they retail for a lot more everywhere else. You get a lot in the bag so they are good value for money and work out cheaper like this than they would have done in the pick n mix. You can also get Raspberry Ruffles as a chocolate bar, although the bars are very small and leave you wanting more. They are also quite hard to find as only a small number of shops I can find stock them.
I am reviewing the bar sized Ruffles which I usually buy in a pack of 5 but you can buy them individually too.
I paid 89p for my five pack in a bargain shop called B&M but they normally cost just over a £1 in supermarkets.
They're suitable for vegetarians and vegans but the allergy advice warns that they contain soya and may contain traces of milk, sulphites and egg.
So what are they? Well, they're small bars of chocolate-coated coconut and raspberry fondant and they're very yummy!
They have a really sugary smell and when you bite into them you can't taste the chocolate very much but the raspberry is certainly noticeable. The centre is very sweet and the overall bar is firm to bite into but soon crumbles as you chew it.
After you've finished it you'll still have a sweet aftertaste in your mouth and bits of coconut caught in your teeth!
I really like these and it's a shame the bars are so small (each bar is 28g) because I always have to eat two to get the full satisfaction, or maybe I'm just greedy!
Sugar, plain chocolate (20%) (Sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, fat reduced cocoa, emulsifier: soya lecithin), desiccated coconut (19%), glucose syrup, flavourings, citric acid, colour (E122), invertase.
Plain chocolate contains cocoa solids 40% minimum.
Energy - 520kj/125kcal
Protein - 0.5g
Carbohydrate - 18.5g
(of which sugars - 17.2.g)
Fat - 5.3g
(of which saturates - 4.1g)
Fibre - 1.5g
Sodium - trace
These little chocolates are amazing. There is coconut in the middle with raspberry flavouring. I usually hate chocolate with coconut but these little sweets are yummy. I bought them from Poundland too! Cheap or what? £1 for 149g!
Who will like this product:
Those looking for a good quality chocolate sweet that will satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths.
Where to find this product:
You can pick this up at most confectionary counters in most supermarkets or grocery shops.
What it cost:
A 165g bag will cost around £1.69 in most shops. this will be greater in cinemas and petrol stations. You can also buy this product in small bars found in local shops as well as in some places by the quarter. If you really like this product it would be cheapest to buy a jar of them from your local cash and carry.
Sugar, Plain chocolate (22%), [Sugar, Cocoa mass, Cocoa Butter, Fat reduced cocoa, Emulsifier (?Soya Lecithin)], Desicated Coconut (19%0, Glucose Syrup, Flavourings, Citric Acid, Colour (E122), Invertase.
This product contains Soya, it may also contain traces of milk, sulphites and egg.
Jameson's Raspberry Ruffles can be bought in 165g bags, which are made of foil for freshness. The bag itself has the classic Jamesons logo and is Bright pink and Black. Each individual sweet comes wrapped which is very charming (if not the best for the environment).
Rasperry ruffles are coconut and raspberry flavour Fondant creams covered in dark chocolate. Therefore they are dark on the outside and pink and fluffy on the inside.
These are my all-time favourites!! i remember my nan always having a stash when i was little and we were allowed one or two after our dinner. Moving on to my teens, i worked in my uncle's corner shop where i discovered these beauties once again. I'd buy a quarter before the start of my shift and munch my way through them by the end. They are goreous bite sized drops of heaven in my mind. Okay, thats going too far but ive made my point that i love them. Also they come in such pretty packaging and will look delightful in a bowl in your living room or as an accompniment to a cup of tea for guests.