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Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:16 pm
by James S Roper
You're all an opinionated bunch and I'm bored during the study break, so help settle a debate would you?


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Edit: It's also been so long since I last posted I still have my old pseudonym, interesting..

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:40 pm
by Matt Morrison
Not answering as I was prepared to rank bar mitzvahs and half-birthday parties.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm
by Tom S
Think I did
1. Malteser
2. Twix
3. Milky Bar
4. Galaxy Caramel
5. Galaxy
6. Mars
7. Snickers
8. Bounty (excuse my prejudice)

6,7 and 8 under the would not eat category.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:07 pm
by Mark James
Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Think I did
1. Malteser
2. Twix
3. Milky Bar
4. Galaxy Caramel
5. Galaxy
6. Mars
7. Snickers
8. Bounty (excuse my prejudice)

6,7 and 8 under the would not eat category.
I'd go with that. Maybe swap Milky Way and Galaxy. Definitely agree with Snickers and Bounty down the end. Don't know what it is about Snickers, I usually like peanuts in chocolate (m'n'ms, Starbar etc), but they get it so wrong.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:23 pm
by Tom S
Mark James wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Think I did
1. Malteser
2. Twix
3. Milky Bar
4. Galaxy Caramel
5. Galaxy
6. Mars
7. Snickers
8. Bounty (excuse my prejudice)

6,7 and 8 under the would not eat category.
I'd go with that. Maybe swap Milky Way and Galaxy. Definitely agree with Snickers and Bounty down the end. Don't know what it is about Snickers, I usually like peanuts in chocolate (m'n'ms, Starbar etc), but they get it so wrong.
Gah it's just the coconut that is the issue in Bounty, and the nuts in Snickers............

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:47 pm
by Marc Meakin
Why all the hate for Bounty I had it as no 2 behind Galaxy caramel

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:38 am
by Thomas Carey
Yeah bounty and Snickers top two easy. Fight me

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:23 am
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Not answering as I was prepared to rank bar mitzvahs and half-birthday parties.
You can do that here.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am
by Gavin Chipper
I think they're all decent actually. I put Galaxy Caramel top and ended up putting Malteaser bottom, but mainly because I can't remember exactly what it's like. All the others are miniatures of proper bars, whereas the Malteaser Celebration isn't a mini Malteaser. It's its own separate thing, and as such not really a thing.

Actually, is Galaxy Caramel a proper bar? Probably not, but it's a more intuitive item.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 am
by Zarte Siempre
In yet more evidence that everything Gev says is rubbish, I had Malteasers top and Galaxy Caramel bottom.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:12 am
by Matt Morrison
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am
I put Galaxy Caramel top and ended up putting Malteaser bottom, but mainly because I can't remember exactly what it's like. All the others are miniatures of proper bars, whereas the Malteaser Celebration isn't a mini Malteaser.
Really embarrassing spelling mistakes/comprehension errors in here. It's "Malteser" not "Malteaser". I think the little ones in Celebrations are called "Malteser Teasers" or something, and whilst I'll allow you to suck this up into a "Malteaser" (they may well do this themselves sometimes, I don't know), certainly you must be ridiculed at least a little bit for your failures.

Anyway, it's tiny bits of Malteser inside a chocolate bar. A bit like Nestle Crunch (fuck Nestle obviously but this was (is?) an awesome bar) was to puffed rice. And don't you dare try and correct me for not putting the accent into Nestle.
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 am
Actually, is Galaxy Caramel a proper bar?
It absolutely is, though part of me wonders (not sure why even) whether the full-size bar or the Celebration came first.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:46 am
by Gavin Chipper
Literally just copied the spelling off the poll. And I put Malteaser bottom because that was the thing I voted for in the poll. If Malteser was in the poll I would have voted for that.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:34 pm
by Matt Morrison
Haha :) I haven't missed chocolate this much in ages actually.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:04 pm
by Peter Mabey
Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Gah it's just the coconut that is the issue in Bounty, and the nuts in Snickers............
No particular preferences otherwise :) , but entirely agree about those.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:07 pm
by Peter Mabey
Tom S wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Gah it's just the coconut that is the issue in Bounty, and the nuts in Snickers............
No particular preferences otherwise :) , but entirely agree about those.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:51 pm
by Marc Meakin
Why so much hate for the Bounty.
It's my no 1 choice......feel free to post me yours if you hate them so much.
Not keen on the Twix, although judging by how chocolate bars are getting smaller these days, how long before the full priced Twix will be the same size

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:05 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:34 pm
Haha :) I haven't missed chocolate this much in ages actually.
Eat some chocolate then. You can get vegan chocolate.
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Why so much hate for the Bounty.
It's my no 1 choice......feel free to post me yours if you hate them so much.
Yeah, it is a bit odd. They're perfectly fine.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:59 pm
by Phil Reynolds
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 am
I had Malteasers top and Galaxy Caramel bottom.
I believe both can now be successfully treated on the NHS.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 pm
by Ben Wilson
1. Malteasers (obviously)
2. Galaxy ('normal' chocolate is ridiculously underrated)
3. Twix
4. Milky Way
5. Bounty (despite coconut being my favourite food)
6. Galaxy Caramel
7. Mars
DQ Snickers (allergic)

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:58 am
by Gavin Chipper
Now that we have this thread, should we also rank Cadbury Heroes? And also discuss the elephant in the room - do Celebrations and Heroes render Roses and Quality Street pointless?

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:33 am
by Matt Morrison
I don't think they do at all. For me, Roses/Street are much cuter, have more tradition/emotion tied to them, and, on a far more logical level of judgement, provide a lot more variety which is the whole point of these sort of boxes right?

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 am
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:33 am
I don't think they do at all. For me, Roses/Street are much cuter, have more tradition/emotion tied to them, and, on a far more logical level of judgement, provide a lot more variety which is the whole point of these sort of boxes right?
Well, I think it's just that Roses/Quality Street chocolates don't tend to exist outside of their own domain, like as individual bars. And that to me implies something about their general quality. People used to buy them because they simply were the small chocolates you could buy in boxes. But now you can buy the chocolate bars you would actually choose to buy individually but in small form in boxes. Having said that, I don't necessarily think that all Roses/Quality Street chocolates are rubbish, but I think it's sort of implied by the nature of their existence.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:26 pm
by Matt Morrison
Nonsense. You only have to look at sexy truffles, which don't exist in fist-sized versions, to know you're talking shit.

Some reasons why small chocolates might not exist in large form:
- they are higher quality and would be too expensive for the consumer to eat in one go at a larger size
- they are a different type of chocolate (truffle centres, caramel centres, fondant centres) that would be too sickly to eat in one go at a larger size
- similarly, producing them at a larger size would lose some sense of their balance between filling(s) and outer layer(s)

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:47 pm
by Gavin Chipper
OK, there are expensive small chocolates, but Roses and Quality Street are not that, so I could have added that in to the explanation.

Maybe you have a couple of points to consider, but I would be interested to know if sales had fallen since the introduction of Celebrations and Heroes.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:10 pm
by Ian Volante
1. Mars
2. Bounty
3. Snickers
4. Malteaser
5. Twix
6. Milky Way
7. Galaxy
8. Galaxy Caramel

I agree with the general comment that straight chocolate sweets are underrated, but Galaxy is a bit shit.

I'm mainly glad that they haven't started making any of these salty yet.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:03 pm
by Jon O'Neill
Milky Way
Twix
Galaxy
Malteser
Galaxy Caramel
Mars
Snickers
Bounty

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Looking at the general rating of Bounty, I think having Bounty as your worst thing is a good problem to have. Heroes have Eclairs...

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm
by Thomas Carey
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Looking at the general rating of Bounty, I think having Bounty as your worst thing is a good problem to have. Heroes have Eclairs...
^^. Eclairs are fine if that's what you want but it's a chocolate selection box thing so generally you don't. Although heroes do seem to push the definition of chocolate a bit with fudge and the creme egg thingy, the latter of which I eat way too many of since it's pretty much the only food my mum doesn't like.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ok what about Quality street.
Hate the round toffees.
Only give them to the dog as it entertains me for a good five minutes.
Favourites are the purple hazelnut one and the green triangles

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:14 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:03 pm
Looking at the general rating of Bounty, I think having Bounty as your worst thing is a good problem to have. Heroes have Eclairs...
^^. Eclairs are fine if that's what you want but it's a chocolate selection box thing so generally you don't.
Hard toffee is rubbish though.

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:15 pm
by Ben Wilson
I agree with Marc about the toffee pennies in Quality Street but the hard chewy caramels in Roses are usually my favourites. I don't mind it putting up a bit of a fight but if it takes out a tooth, then I don't consider it to be a 'sweet'.