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General Category => Discontinued? => Topic started by: Scarlet_Salome on September 21, 2008, 08:46:54 am

Title: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: Scarlet_Salome on September 21, 2008, 08:46:54 am
I hadn't bothered looking at boxes of Roses chocolates for months and months, but the other day I noticed that they no longer have the praline (silver wrapper) or Chunky Truffle (blue wrapper), both of which were my favourites. It seems to be virtually entirely comprised now of caramels, fudges and creams; all of which (bar the few nice plain-ish chocolate ones) I find to be rather similar, and unappealing (bar the few nice plain-ish chocolate ones).

I wonder what prompted this move, as I'd have thought that, considering the boxed chocolate market, pralines and truffles were popular, so removing these would be detrimental from a marketing and target audience perspective, as a product like Roses would (one would have presumed) be aimed at as wide a market and cross-section of tastes as possible. Bizzare.
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: paulham on September 21, 2008, 09:13:19 am
I think they have been listening to my previous diatribes about the all pervasive nature of pralines in the chocolate world these days.
There is however, always room for a chunky truffle.
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: Scarlet_Salome on September 21, 2008, 02:20:24 pm
Exactly. They have actually removed any sweets of that kind of nature from the assortment thus alienating a whole area of the chocolate sector. Personally I'll really miss the praline as I love it. I still cannot understand why they've done this: to me it makes no sense both from a purely logical/intellectual and a marketing/target audience point of view.
Are pralines not as popular as I suspected? Why so many assortments dedicated to them then? I loathe creams and fudges and am not overly keen on toffees or caramels. Am I really weird?
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: paulham on September 21, 2008, 05:37:41 pm
Prahleens are in every box of chocolate generally these days.
They are a very boring filler that takes no imagination to come up with.
Ask Oldspice about the sad demise of fruit fillings in a box of chocolates nowadays.
Toffee, nougat, chocolate, honeycombe, caramel, raisin, mint, coconut, Turkish delight and macadamia. Now these I like!
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: Scarlet_Salome on September 21, 2008, 08:30:59 pm
Oh now if they came up with some different and interesting (but not sickly i.e. always ganache/mousse) fillings then it would be cool. Turkish delight, nougat, honeycomb/butterscotch/nuts/any kind of flavour chips/pieces/bits of fruit etc. Now these would be a wonderfully refreshing and welcome change.But now the majority of the damn assortment is toffee, fudge or caramel, which are really permutations of the same concept. No variety at all. And for someone who cannot stomach anything buttery or rich...
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: paulham on September 23, 2008, 07:43:34 pm
I've got a 20p piece and a tub of Flora if that helps....
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: goldencup on September 24, 2008, 08:10:44 am
The chunky truffle was my favourite too...
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: paulham on September 25, 2008, 07:22:02 pm
Let's start a petition....

The ladies are missing their chunky one and want it back to make them happy.
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: drterror666 on September 26, 2008, 10:05:57 am
The ladies are missing their chunky one and want it back to make them happy.

Fnarr, fnarr! ;)
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: loulou on September 27, 2008, 01:06:57 pm
I don't like truffles.
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: paulham on September 29, 2008, 08:20:23 pm
Yes but do you like a big chunky one?
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: drterror666 on October 02, 2008, 11:14:26 am
I'm not a big fan really, but my girlfriend likes a big, chunky one every now and then.  Ooh, missus!
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: Scarlet_Salome on December 11, 2010, 08:29:02 pm
Apologies for the necromancy, but I didn't think it warranted a new topic:

Not that I'm particularly fond of truffles, it seemed more of a curiosity... They have weighout bags of Roses blue truffles in the discount-sweet-shop-thing in Willenhall (I think its named 'The Market Hall', but it isn't the <i>actual</i> market hall).

More than anything, this begs the question... HOW OLD ARE THEY?
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: drterror666 on December 12, 2010, 02:13:45 pm
I have no idea. Don't they do these in Roses anymore?

Oh, and if you want anything in italics try [], not <> ;)
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: goldencup on December 13, 2010, 02:26:36 pm
What do you expect in Willenhall?
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: smurfboy on December 14, 2010, 02:08:19 pm
Willenhall - the town they built to make Wolverhampton look glamorous.
Title: Re: Truffles in Roses?
Post by: 623058 on January 09, 2011, 12:35:34 am
When did Brazil nut get added? Look at what were missing out for:

In Australia/ NZ the varieties     * Cherry Ripe - Red and gold.     * Turkish Delight - Orange and red.      * Lemon Cheesecake - Yellow and silver.    * Peppermint Cream - Green and silver.