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Posted: 12:22 Sun 31-Oct-2004. Price: both 40p/ tube. Location: Romford, E.London/ Essex; Newsagents, Wigan. Nutritional unusualness: (Rolos) Carb 35.6g; Fat 11.2g (per pack, presumably).
"George" reports: "Deliciously creamy white chocolate Rolos filled with smooth Irish Cream flavoured caramel" is the promotion and it's not far off the mark. Quite sweet, as with most white chocolate, and the soft caramel filling does have a hint of those toffees you can get with "Irish Cream" flavouring. OK rather than anything special.

...In other Nestle innovation: "Heather Wood" claims to have spotted an Aero Baci ("Shaped like a KitKat but looks from the packet to have the usual bubbly Aero texture") outside Goodge Street Station - though I'm wondering whether she means the Hungarian Boci Aero I also spotted on the London Underground, rather than an Aero version of this. Meanwhile, "Stuart Campbell" continues the albino weirdness with the White Chocolate Smarties he describes as follows: No mention of a limited edition on these, even though they come in Christmas colours (red, white and green). And not much that you can say about them, really - they're Smarties, except made with white chocolate. The crispy shells help balance the oversweet sickliness often associated with white choc, and it's pretty easy to pour most of a tube down your throat in about a minute. Move along, nothing more to see here.


Posted: 18:35 Mon 01-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps people should avoid munching on the red Smarties...they are made from insects:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ [URL display truncated]

Posted: 03:44 Tue 02-Nov-2004 by "really?" # permalink comment
Comment: really? and kit kat christmas pudding is made of lobster meat
Posted: 05:48 Tue 02-Nov-2004 by "JazzJazz" # permalink comment
Comment: It's true what he says, red (and some yellow) food colourings are produced by crushing insect remains... God knows how this idea was stumbled upon.
Posted: 19:47 Tue 02-Nov-2004 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: Both of these were on a 3-for-99p at Budgens today, along with another Nestle white offering "Milkybar Snowfall" - little balls of milkybar chocolate about the size of peanut M&Ms.
Posted: 14:19 Fri 05-Nov-2004 by "simon hb" # permalink comment
Comment: Red smarties made by crushing insects? I thought they'd stopped using real cochineal and had returned to using the fake stuff...

(although, of course, apparently the smarties used by McDonalds does still have the beetle 'neal in it...)

can anyone confirm? (NB: Not using the Daily Mail as a source, as they tend to copy their stuff off the web verbatim)

Posted: 14:22 Fri 05-Nov-2004 by "simon hb" # permalink comment
Comment: ah... maybe I should have double checked the link first.

This really puzzles me, as I'm sure Nestle announced years ago they were going to use fake dyestuffs for the red smarties - does anyone know when they switched back again? Anyone?

I do like the quote from Nestle that they can't produce "limited numbers" of sweets to satisfy a small demand... not like white chocolate smarties, then?

Posted: 16:55 Fri 05-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Or Caramac for that matter...

Tried the Rolos today, they are ok, though the irish cream taste is not nearly strong enough. Plus the white chocolate is a bit too sweet combined with it - they should have used milk chocolate instead.

Posted: 18:15 Sun 07-Nov-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: maybe it's just me, but i thought the white chocolate rolos tasted like lard

also: what flavour is irish cream supposed to be? is it slightly minty? (or is that just the flavour that the irish creams have picked up from the other ones in the tin of christmas toffees?)

Posted: 10:19 Mon 08-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: It's one of those things you have to try to know. It's certainly not minty though.
Posted: 15:00 Mon 08-Nov-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: From the horses mouth:

"Thank you for your recent enquiry via email. May we first apologise for the delay in our reply.

All the products you mentioned, Rolo Irish Cream, White Smarties, Milkbar Snowfall and Milkybar Choco Mousse, are Limited Editions for Christmas 2004.

They are just being launched and will be in most major stores shortly.

Thank you once again for taking the trouble to contact us and for the interest you have shown in our company."

Posted: 15:50 Mon 08-Nov-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: What is a Milkybar Snowfall? Saying that, Milkybar Choco Mousse is a great choclate bar
Posted: 16:11 Mon 08-Nov-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: "little balls of milkybar chocolate about the size of peanut M&Ms", according to "Lee": http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0410311222sbc#20041102194700
Posted: 14:28 Thu 09-Dec-2004 by "C Moaghan" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried these today, they were so delicious, not too sweet and sickly, just perfect.

Put in the fridge for half and hour before eating to get the best taste!

Posted: 10:08 Fri 17-Dec-2004 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: I know I'm a bit late to the party with this one, but Irish cream is meant to be Bailey’s flavoured- ie whiskey-and-cream.
Posted: 11:14 Fri 17-Dec-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: milkybar chocomousse made perfect front steps for my gingerbread house.
Posted: 14:07 Sun 19-Dec-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I had some Irish Cream truffles recently and the filling was A LOT better than what is in the Rolos. Not too strong and not too weak.
Posted: 13:20 Thu 27-Jan-2005 by "Big David Grove" # permalink comment
Comment: They have those Irish cream rolos at http://www.britishcandy.com
Posted: 17:20 Wed 27-Apr-2005 by "Basil Dog" # permalink comment
Comment: Whilst visiting the Farringdon McColls Newsagent having been tipped off about the Black & White smarties, I made a detour on the way to work to buy some and also took the opportunity to obtain my first Chunky Kit-Kats in Red berry and Mango & Passionfruit flavours (I have previously sampled the Seville Orange and Caramel ones). Whilst looking for the smarties, I notices a creamy coloured Rolo packet and upon closer investigation saw they were Rolo Irish Cream, with the tag line 'deliciously creamy white chocolate rolos filled with smooth irish cream flavoured caramel'. Cant tell you what they taste like yet as I will have to take them home to let the 'other half' sample on first!!!
Posted: 19:03 Wed 27-Apr-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Just got a tube o Irish Cream Rolos. They taste of nothing much. Just sweet and chewy. If you think about Baileys, maybe you get a sniff of Irish Cream flavour. I might as well have been eating bathroom sealant. However I have never really been a big fan of Rolos. My offer to let my boyfriend not only have my last Rolo, but the last ten was kindly turned down. Turns out he thinks they're crap as well.
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