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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting:  Ferrero Giotto Confirmed sighting: Ferrero Giotto
Posted: 12:24 Wed 30-Mar-2005. Price: 35-39p. Location: Woolworths, East Kilbride, Scotland; Jacksons, Fulford, York. Nutritional unusualness: An impressive 33.5% hazelnuts; hydrogenated peanut oil.
"Zeddy" reports: 5 little wafer balls covered with chopped hazelnuts with a hazelnut paste filling. Sound familiar? Kinda like Rochers from the same company. Possibly nicer tasting.

..."Zeddy" got in first with these "Moreishly nutty wafer bites with a creamy hazelnut centre"; "Whomper" was merely minutes behind, providing a slightly better photo, but losing crucial points for consistently spelling "Rocher" as "Rochet", as follows: Picture the scene; it's the Ferrero Product Development team, brainstorming over new products. Banking almost solely on the exquisite Rochet, and stung by the failure of that odd thing full of lurid green mint, the team needs to come up with innovative new products to open up new markets. After much hair tearing, the chairman says - "Sod it. Why don't we make slightly smaller Rochet, without the expensive wrapping, and sell them in foil-wrapped packs of five?" The result is the Ferrero Giotto, and it's really rather nice. About the size of your average clay marble, they're visually an almost yoghurty looking affair, with chocolate and nuts stuck into a white ball. The inside is classic Rochet filling, perhaps slightly creamier, and the overall taste is a less bitty Rochet. Price is superb - 39p for five Giotto vs 69p for four Rochet, and it's also competitive with the Guylian Bar, both in price and girlfriend-pleasingness.


Posted: 13:11 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: These aren't stricly new as they have been sold in Germany for a good few years now. I remember getting in trouble for eating some once in Germany as they were a birthday present for my cousin. Oops! There's an even tastier product called Ferrero Rafaello which is sort of balls of crispy shell covered in coconut with a yummy cream filling. Mmmm they are absolutely gorgeous and I hope they bring them out over here too.

For more info... http://www.sweettooth1.com/raffaello.html

Posted: 13:15 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: Drat. They're pronounced "Rosh-ay" right? I figured Rochet (like cachet) was more feasible than Rocher.

What were those green minty things called? I just remember the adverts, with the butler peeling his face off after an Ambassador's Reception style beginning.

Who owns Ferrero?

Posted: 13:26 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: They're a family-owned company. They also make Nutella and Kinder surprise products. More info: http://www.mind-advertising.com/it/ferrero_it.htm
Posted: 13:29 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: haha only kidding "Whomper", wouldn't have pointed it out only you'd clearly taken so much care with the rest of your sighting...

(fwiw, i think it's the plural of a European word for "rocks" - maybe French or Dutch or something?)

and I didn't even mention that you'd managed to get your girlfriend into a sighting *again* :) http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0501251311sbc

Posted: 14:21 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: rafaello(es?) were out here years ago. wasn't there some stupid ad with a woman saying 'raf-a-ello?' in an inquisitive girly voice? i hear the word that way when i read it in any case... and how was your green tea kitkat, snackspot? ;)
Posted: 17:22 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Were they? OMG can't believe I missed them. I need some now.
Posted: 20:35 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "> > Bob > >" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey this isnt to do with snacks, but does any one no of a site where i can download a spyware remover? Thanks >>Bob>>
Posted: 21:08 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i use ad-aware: http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
Posted: 21:33 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah Raffaelo were out years ago, i remember the ad too!

I like kinder buenos, totally addictive and also have creamy hazelnut within.

Posted: 00:15 Thu 31-Mar-2005 by "> > Bob > >" # permalink comment
Comment: Hey thanks charl, it worked! : )
Posted: 15:29 Tue 12-Apr-2005 by "Rob" # permalink comment
Comment: Oooh. Delicious. I just found them in the local shop. Bought a packet - gave one each to two friends and then popped 3 in a row. Ran back into the shop and bought two more packets... Only 5 in a pack is such a swizz though.
Posted: 15:59 Mon 02-May-2005 by "chapatti_face" # permalink comment
Comment: Does antone know where I can buy giottos in bulk preferably on the net?
Posted: 20:28 Sat 15-Oct-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: I just tried these now with a Coffee. They're like baby Ferrero-Rocher. Unripened Rocher. The creamy Hazelnut guff inside is quite liquid, which is nice - not at all like the powdery shit you find in cheaper cream filled confections. They are ridiculously delicate though, after demolishing the first one, I found it was wise to handle them like landmines.
Posted: 16:33 Mon 07-Nov-2005 by "samantha "
(apparently posting from midd-cache-6.server.ntli.net) # permalink comment
Comment: i have just tried it i am 14 and they are ohh lovely i do not like coffee but i eat them on there own
Posted: 17:59 Mon 07-Nov-2005 by "RosieH" # permalink comment
Comment: hey I'm new to this site but very excited to get girlfriend as well as stomach pleasing tips - high praise indeed. I don't have one of those but would like to know if they might be equally pleasing to a BOYfriend? (I don't have one of those either but it's good to bear in mind for the future) 51777 8 93
Posted: 12:47 Tue 16-Jan-2007 by "Discontinued?" # permalink comment
Comment: Are these discontinued? I would religiously buy a pack daily, and now I find they are no longer stocked in Tesco, Boots, BP garages, or any other major retailer where they were formerly available.

Posted: 23:50 Sat 28-Apr-2007 by "gianni" # permalink comment
Comment: what about in superdrugs? thats where i first found them!
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