Christmas 2018 Chocolate Box: Cadbury’s Roses

Geth’s mum Anne got me a pack of Cadbury’s Roses this year.  They were ostensibly for my birthday (which is tomorrow), but Geth and I ate them over Christmas, ’cause you don’t want to be still eating that stuff into January.

Here’s what I thought of each one:

Hazel in Caramel

I’m not really a big hazelnut fan, and I prefer chewy caramel to runny caramel, so I could probably do without this one.  Three out of five.

Hazel Whirl

See above re. the hazelnuts, though I marginally prefer the solid chocolate casing to the caramel.  Three out of five.

Caramel Bite

Two different types of chewy caramel in this one – lovely texture.  Bonus Geth review: he says it’s not his thing, which means all the more for me next time we have a box of Roses.  Four out of five.

Golden Barrel

It’s runny caramel, so not my favourite, but still very tasty.  Bonus Geth review: again, this one’s not his thing, so I’ll be eating these ones in future.  Four out of five.

Strawberry Dream

My least favourite, ’cause I’m really not keen on fruit cream chocolates.  Bonus Geth review: he thinks it’s lovely and sweet and tangy.  They can all go to him in future.  One out of five.

Signature Truffle

Absolutely divine-tasting – but if you eat it after scoffing about ten others, it tastes a bit too rich!  Best to be enjoyed on its own.  Bonus Geth review: he says it’s nice but not as nice as the Strawberry Dream.  Five out of five.

Coffee Escape

This one’s all right but a bit too sharp for me.  Two out of five.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk

A bit uninspiring for me, ’cause I’m not the hugest fan of plain Dairy Milk.  Bonus Geth review: he absolutely loves this one, as it’s thick chunky milk chocolate.  Another one that he can have in future.  Three out of five.

Tangy Orange Creme

Again, I’m not keen on fruit cream chocolates, though it’s a little tastier than the Strawberry Dream.  One out of five.

Country Fudge

Delicious chewy fudge – just the right texture.  Five out of five.

Caramel

Smooth chewy caramel – again, this is just the right texture, and probably my favourite flavour in the box!  Five out of five.

And to round up, this year’s best slightly grumpy celebrity tweet on the subject from T’Pau’s Carol Decker:

Cadbury's Roses
The wrappers just aren’t what they used to be.

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