Review of Ferrero Rondnoir

Blossom S By Blossom S, 28th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Ferrero Rondnoir is a name for the dark chocolate version which contains a pearl of dark chocolate in the centre instead of a hazelnut, chocolate cream instead of Nutella and crunchy chocolate bits instead of crushed hazelnuts.

Apart from producing Ferrero Rondnoir dark chocolates Ferrero also comes in Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Ferrero Collection assorted confections.

Review of Ferrero Rondnoir

Ferrero is an Italian manufacturer of chocolate and other confectionery products. It was founded by confectioner Pietro Ferrero in 1946. As a family business it is based in Italy, but has high reputation around the world. Their most famous and popular products are Nutella and Ferrero Rocher. The one I’m writing is about Ferrero Rondnoir. That is a name for the dark chocolate version which contains a pearl of dark chocolate in the centre instead of a hazelnut, chocolate cream instead of Nutella and crunchy chocolate bits instead of crushed hazelnuts.

The Packaging:

Ferrero Rondnoir 240g is packaged in a recyclable cardboard box. The box looks very appealing. It has lots of dark colours as background. The name of Ferrero Rondnoir is displayed in white colour. Underneath there is a bigger Ferrero Rondnoir name in chocolate colour. A raised chocolate is noticeable on the front that shows you what the inside chocolate looks like. The number 12 tells how many you can get. The back of the box has same colour but simpler design. Mainly it delivers the information about ingredients of the chocolate and best date to eat.

The ingredients:

There is a brief information about Ferrero Rondnoir. It is a fine chocolate covered speciality with a smooth dark chocolate centre in which there are fine chocolate (41%), sugar, vegetable oil, whey powder, wheat flour, fat-reduced cocoa (5.5%), whole milk powder, starch, emulsifier, milk proteins, raising agents (ammonium hydrogen carbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate), skimmed milk powder, vanillin, salt. May contain traces of hazelnuts.

The taste:

Opening the box you can see 12 chocolates that is individually wrapped in a dark brown coloured foil and set inside a little paper tray with four rows. Unwrapping the chocolate you can see they are covered in lots of tiny pieces of dark chocolate. Once biting in one you will firstly notice it is crispy crunchy. The little ball of dark chocolate is smooth, but not bitter. In opposite you can taste strong sweet from the chocolate cream.

The price and availablity:

In the UK you can get Ferrero Rondnoir in most outlets such as Sainsbury's, Tesco, ASDA, Amazon, just to name a few. As a guide it’s priced £4.99 for Ferrero Rondnoir 240g and £1.29 for Ferrero Rondnoir 40g in Sainsbury's.

My opinion:

I love chocolate, particularly Ferrero Rocher. However for the price I just occasionally buy them. One day I came across a 75% off offer for Ferrero Rondnoir in my local Sainsbury’s. Although I had never tried it before, bearing the Ferrero name and the price I picked a box which contains 12 Ferrero Rondnoir and was just 81p.

Compared to my experience with Ferrero Rocher I felt a little upset with Ferrero Rondnoir. As a Ferrero product it is packed in eye-appealing way. The chocolate is similar with Rocher ones in size and appearance. However the taste is not as great as them. If I didn’t buy it in a supermarket, I would think it’s a quality knockoff of Ferrero products. The outside chocolate pieces taste like sand without any taste. Also some of which flake off and make a mess everywhere. The inside chocolate ball is so small which you would hardly notice. Most importantly the tastes of the outer coatings and the chocolate ball can not be mixed. I feel more like eating plain and dry chocolate pieces and sweet cream separately, bland with little taste.

My conclusion is I would not buy it as a high quality chocolate especially in the original price. However for 81p it is by all means a lot better than many ordinary candy.

More information:

Apart from producing Ferrero Rondnoir dark chocolates Ferrero also comes in Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Ferrero Collection assorted confections. For more details please visit Ferrero official website.

For more products about chocolate please visit my article Review of Nestle Milkybar White Chocolate Advent Calendar

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Chocolate, Dark Chocolates, Ferrero, Ferrero Candy, Ferrero Chocolate, Ferrero Collection Assorted Confections, Ferrero Dark Chocolate, Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, Ferrero Rondnoir Box, Ferrero Rondnoir Dark Chocolates, Ferrero Rondnoir Price, Nutella

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Blossom S is a writer and economist from the United Kingdom. She likes writing and travelling.

Her articles are published on ciao and dooyoo under the username of happysh2009;

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author avatar Denise O
1st Mar 2011 (#)

I have not tried the new dark chocolate ones but, the milk chocolate with the hazelnut in them is my favorite and my son loves the white chocolate with coconut. I have to admit I like the white chocolate ones also. They are very expensive. It looks like we shop the same way. I always wait until things get marked down as well. Nice review.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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