Monday, March 17, 2008

Ferrero Prestige (Ferrero Garden)

imageFerrero always does a nice job of packaging their chocolates. They’re best known for their clear plastic boxes, which show off the lovely foil wrappings of their spheres of Rocher, Rondnoir and now the Ferrero Garden.

While most of what you’re paying for in these boxes is the box itself, for drug store or discounter fare, the Ferrero line is dependable and unique enough in its offerings that I’m often drawn to it.

Ferrero sent me a box of one of their special packages for Easter. This one is the Prestige assortment, which includes their trio of favorites weighing 4.8 ounces and shaped like an egg. There are five Rochers, four Rondnoir and four Garden (13 pieces total, I don’t know if that’s a comment on the Last Supper or not ... I’m doubting it).

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I’ve reviewed the Rafaello and the Mon Cheri, but not the Garden. Honestly, I thought it was the Rafaello, just thrown inside some silver foil and given a new name. And it pretty much is.

There seems to be a lighter coconut coating, and instead of being completely spherical, these have a little flat bottom. The top has a little dollop & drizzle of a white confection (they call it meringue, but really it’s more like a white chocolate).

Inside is a milky tasting cream and a little sliver of almond. It’s all very sweet but has a nice touch of coconut and the crisp of the wafer cookie sphere balances it all well.

The assortment here has a good balance between the very sweet, mild & nutty and dark intense chocolate. The plastic tray can be popped out and the domed egg container can be reused. (There are no stickers to take off or anything.) The only drawback is that the plastic box doesn’t stay closed very well when tipped up on its side, so it’s more of a display box than a utility one.

They also come in other shapes, like bunnies and a stand-up egg. These should retail for about $5.50. (The non-holiday version of this is $6.99 on the Walgreen’s website for 5.5 ounces.)

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Name: Ferrero Prestige Egg
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Ferrero
Place Purchased: sample from Ferrero
Price: $5.50 retail
Size: 4.8 ounces
Calories per ounce: 163
Categories: Chocolate, Coconut, Cookie, Nuts, Germany, Easter

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Comments
  1. I thought these were going to be the fruit flavored Ferror Garden when I read the title. (Like the ones reviewed at sugarhog.net http://sugarhog.net/?p=252 .)

    Still great review!

    I also enjoyed reading your comment about the Last Supper.  I won’t presume to know your beliefs, but as a Christian, I’m always happy to hear it referenced.

    Comment by Justin on 3/18/08 at 2:13 pm #
  2. I loved these.  I bought four of them the day after easter and it totalled to $6 for all of them.  Great sale!

    Comment by Rita on 4/03/08 at 9:35 am #
  3. I am looking all over for MonCheri’s. I would love if someone could let me know where to buy these online. Various Walgreens have them from time to time but not any where I live. I love this blog!

    Comment by Patti D on 4/05/08 at 8:52 am #
  4. These are nice candies. I much prefer the dark and the white to the milk—I find the sweet hazelnut in the milk more than a little overpowering. But the dark has a nice contrast of bitter and sweet and the white is just different.

    Recommended, one of the better “more expensive looking than they really are” candies.

    Comment by doug on 7/27/08 at 6:14 pm #
  5. I got the Ferrero Garden as a part of a larger wedding gift from a friend who lives in Germany.  I LOVE them. However, I cannot find them anywhere online or in the store for purchase in San Diego, CA.  Can anyone direct me to any sites or stores that carries the Garden?  Thank you!

    Comment by Caroline on 8/16/08 at 9:32 pm #
  6. I am desperately trying to find somewhere to buy these or that will send them to the UK! I have contacted Ferrero directly but never seem to get a reply. Obviously Frankfurt is fairly close but does anyone else know of a supplier at all? PLEASE PLEASE

    Comment by Maxine on 5/11/09 at 4:24 am #
  7. I’m looking for Ferrero Garden limone candy- purchased them in Italy but want to order by mail-please help!

    Comment by Annette on 8/02/09 at 1:04 pm #
  8. Wow,
    Simply delicious. Chocolates Ferrero Garden, I have to admit, lead to heaven when it melts in your mouth.
    Congratulations. Cocoa is not a show of Brazil but is also excellent.

    Comment by Matheus Brito on 11/16/09 at 9:08 am #

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