Something else I managed to find whilst on my travels in Europe was a small box of eight Ferrero Garden Pistachio thingummies (balls? orbs? Rochers?), and I’m not sure these are available in the UK (but I haven’t honestly looked at anything Ferrero Rocher related in a long time).
The classic Rocher has been with us now for decades, seemingly on the back of one badly dubbed ad which unaccountably made them Choc of Choice for any ‘special’ occasion (Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, Ambassadorial shindigs, you name it) for years.
Well now it seems that Ferrero have broken out f the drawing room and are now relaxing in the sun lounger outside. A light green box, shiny green foil, and a white petits fours case all reinforce the message that these are different.
…and they most certainly are…
As you can see – no chocolate! At first I thought ‘white chocolate’ but I was wrong. Ought I to end my review right there? Hang on, maybe there’s chocolate inside?
Inside the crispy outer shell, which has been coated in almond chips glued on with some sort of soft cream, you will find a nutty tasting creamy goo which holds suspended a single pistachio nut.
I’ll say one thing for them – they’re easy to eat. a couple of bites and your Garden is gone. The combination of sweetness, creamy filling and almond and pistachio flavours make these alarmingly easy to dispose of. I found myself almost immediately fancying a second, then a third. The third one did it for me, but those with a sweet tooth should perhaps avoid buying these in quantities greater than eight. It could prove expensive.