Monday, 16 December 2013
Morrisons Belgian Chocolate Turkeys with Cranberry Stuffing - Review
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... or at least, the long drawn-out sales opportunity that gives us odd limited editions such as Mint Chocolate Pringles, Mince Pie Flavour Crisps, Christmas Dinner Pot Noodles, and now these - Turkey-shaped chocolates with a cranberry truffle filling! Why bother with Christmas dinner when you can get it in chocolate form, I hear you ask?! Read on to find out...
I spotted these in Morrisons alongside some popping candy christmas cracker chocolates, but these looked much more fun. They're described as "Milk chocolates filled with a white chocolate and cranberry truffle filling" and the pack boasts them as being a "gold star product", although I'm not sure who is awarding these gold stars...Morrisons themselves perhaps? It's a misleading claim as they aren't great quality chocolates by any means.
They look cool though. Opening the pack revealed 5 turkey-shaped chocolates with a somewhat grumpy expression, almost as if they knew their fate. They were packaged in a shiny, rather religious-looking gold tray (some sort of social commentary, perhaps...?):
Since they'd probably been kept in cramped, dark conditions for the last 6 months I decided to put them out of their misery.
I cut the head off one, which didn't reveal much in the way of filling so I went for the belly instead, which exposed a thin layer of white truffle "stuffing". No sign of cranberries though!
Basically, they tasted like cheap supermarket chocolates. Nothing amazing, but not too bad either - just sugary, milky and with no real cocoa depth. The white truffle had a vague fruity flavour and tasted like the filling in Jammy Dodger's - sweet and pleasant, but in an artificial kind of way.
Overall, although these are distinctively cheap chocolates despite Morrisons' claims of them being "gold star", they're definitely a bit of fun and a nice novelty product. I wouldn't buy them again personally but I'm sure kids will enjoy them.
RATING: 6 out of 10.
Price: £2 per pack or 2 packs for £3 (includes Christmas Cracker Chocolates).
Suitable for vegetarians?: Not stated on packaging.
Allergy Informaton: Contains milk and soya. May contain traces of egg, gluten and nuts.