There are certain chocolates I loved when I was a kid that I still love now, but feel slightly awkward buying — simply because I’m not 10 any more.
Luckily, now I have an excuse. I’m a chocolate reviewer! I have to buy them! It’s the law!
Amongst my childhood favourites were Milky Way, Curly Wurly and these – Revels. I’m not entirely sure why I like them. I think it’s because you never quite know what you’re going to get in a packet of Revels.
For those of you that have never had them, Revels are a small bag of assorted milk chocolates with different centres. You get a random mix of orange cream, coffee cream, caramel, chocolate raisins, chocolate buttons and Maltesers.
But the catch is that it’s very difficult to tell exactly what you’re eating until you bite into it.
As a kid, one of my favourite games was to make a friend who couldn’t stand coffee eat Revels. A one-in-six chance of making a friend horribly ill is an incredibly satisfying game for a ten year old. And a thirty six year old, come to that.
The current UK TV ads for Revels play on this, featuring two guys engaged in a rather surreal game of Revels Russian Roulette. It’s exactly how I remember it.
Personally though, I like them all. My only complaint is that there aren’t enough orange ones. I want more orange Revels! Do you hear me!?