Monday, February 5, 2007

Ferrero Rocher

One of the more familiar candies that’s marketed for Valentine’s Day would be the Ferrero Rocher. They’re pretty candies all year round but during the season for lovers they’re placed in clear plastic heart-shaped domes of varying sizes.

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I picked up a 3 pack because I was cheap and didn’t really want another heart-shaped box. It’s what’s inside that counts, right? 

Ferrero is an Italian company that makes all sorts of hazelnut confections, some under the Ferrero name and others under the Kinder name. Their best known, perhaps, is Nutella, but they also make the Kinder Eggs, Tronky, Pocket Coffee, Kinder Bueno, Kinder Happy Hippos and Tic Tacs. The Ferrero Rocher wasn’t introduced until 1982 and didn’t make it to the US until 1985 but it has quickly filled a niche in the confectionery market as an upscale chocolate available at drug stores and grocers in more than 100 countries.

imageBut what is a Ferrero Rocher? At its center is a whole hazelnut, surrounded by a chocolate hazelnut paste filling which is inside a light chocolate wafer sphere covered in more chocolate and crushed nuts. 

These were nice and fresh and had a wonderful sweet chocolatey aroma mixed with the smell of hazelnuts. They’re a bit big, but can fit in your mouth as one bite, though I usually do it in two (to see if I get the whole hazenut in the first or the second). They’re very nutty which helps to keep them from being too sweet. They’re much better, as far as I’m concerned, than Tronky, Happy Hippos or Kinder Bueno. I think it’s that the hazelnuts are so strongly featured. The packaging is also quite smart and classic. If you see them on sale after Valentine’s, this is an excellent product to pick up.

Their caloric density is rather high (169 calories per ounce) so it’s a good indulgence for a special occasion or in moderation. There are no trans fats in them.

Related Candies

  1. Ferrero Raffaello & Rondnoir
  2. KitKat Temptations: Hazelnut & Coconut
  3. Ferrero Mon Cheri
  4. Baci Bar
  5. Kinder Bueno
Name: Ferrero Rocher
    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: Walgreen's (Echo Park)
Price: $1.39
Size: 1.3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 169
Categories: Chocolate, Nuts, Cookie, Canada, Ferrero

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Comments
  1. Oh the Roche are very nice. But my favorite is the Rafaello!  Oh, how I adore the coconut. Pity, it’s hard to find.  Sometimes I can find it around the holidays…

    Comment by Maggi on 2/05/07 at 7:00 am #
  2. I’ve always loved Ferrero Rocher, they market themselves as upscale, which I don’t agree with but they are still a guilty pleasure on holidays.

    Comment by Helen on 2/05/07 at 7:21 am #
  3. Mmm yum, i love them. You should try ferrero garden :o)

    Comment by A on 2/05/07 at 8:24 am #
  4. I fell in love with these when visiting my wife’s family in Catania, Sicily.

    I was so glad to see that they were available here when we came back. These are the single best chocolate-hazelnut “hit” I have ever tasted. The crunchy, ice cream cone style wafer layer makes it close to perfection.

    YUM!

    Comment by Douglas E. Welch on 2/05/07 at 10:38 am #
  5. i love these! they are really good.
    sometimes rite aid has them on sale for 1.99 for a pack of 12.

    Comment by annie on 2/05/07 at 11:42 am #
  6. i also hear that people in hong kong like these as gifts, simply because of the gold wrappers (for good luck).

    Comment by annie on 2/05/07 at 11:44 am #
  7. At work, the HR department had a Christmas tree-shaped stack of these.  I’ve never had them before, but their gold foil reminded me of Almond Roca.  No one was eating them, so every day I ate one, and they were good.  Now that I know they’re 169 calories per ounce, I regret eating them.

    Comment by Marvo on 2/05/07 at 4:31 pm #
  8. Ferrero Rocher is notorious in Europe for its cheesy and poorly dubbed commercials featuring a blonde bimbo thanking an ambassador for “spoiling” them with Ferrero Rocher in an official banquet.

    They’re not high-end, but they are good. Part of the reason is that Ferrero has monopolized the production of a specific variety of Piedmon hazelnuts in Italy, that lend their distinctive taste to Nutella (the real kind from Europe, not the bowdlerized version in the US with peanut oil) and Rocher. You can often find big boxes of them on sale at Costco.

    Comment by Fazal Majid on 2/05/07 at 7:21 pm #
  9. Ahhh! I never realized I had an Americanized version of Nutella!!!!  Now I will have to buy it at the European Market!

    Comment by April on 2/06/07 at 2:28 am #
  10. Does anyone know the name of the dark chocolate version of ferrero rocher?...i’m not sure if its under the same brand, but its basically the same thing except its dark chocolate and its in a red wrapper. I ate one a few months ago, but sadly I forgot to look at the name on the wrapper and threw it away.

    Comment by Kristin on 2/07/07 at 8:43 am #
  11. Baci form Perugina is much better than Ferrero Rocher. Try it.

    Comment by Mia on 2/17/07 at 2:38 pm #
  12. Cybele's avatar

    Mia - I’ve reviewed the Baci before ... it got a 10. However, Perugina is now owned by Nestle ... some folks don’t like that, so this is an alternative.

    Kristin - I haven’t seen a dark chocolate one, but I’ll keep my eye out (there’s no mention of it on the website).

    April - I didn’t know that either, tho the first time I had Nutella I was buying it in Toronto. (I was afraid they were going to take it away from me at the border because I had so much.)

    Fazal - I imagine that their ads are rather like those curious ones we used to have for Mentos.

    Marvo - each one doesn’t weight that much since they have that foamy wafer. (Okay, that doesn’t make that big of a difference, each one is about .4 ounces.)

    Annie - I hear that in Japan parents give their kids KitKats for luck at exam time. I don’t mind any excuse for candy.

    Doug - I think it’s the wafer that gives it a little lighter touch than the Baci, which is really rich from start to finish.

    Maggi - I’ve got my eye out for the Rafaello. They had some mixed boxes but I didn’t really want a whole pound of all the Ferrero stuff (but maybe I’ll see them on sale).

    Helen - yeah, they’re mass market but I have to admit that they still look and taste pretty classy for something from a drug store.

    A - Ferrero Garden? You mean I can plant these and a Rocher tree will grow?

    Comment by Cybele on 2/17/07 at 2:52 pm #
  13. my husband is a truc driver and he saw in one o our newspapers an advertisement for a job for a truck driver.  did anyone see this advertisement and could you tell me where to go to find employment with ferrero rocher??

    Comment by teresa hay on 2/24/07 at 1:18 pm #
  14. 0 Trans fats??? We don’t know this for sure. The ingredients list “modified palm oil” which could be a tricky substituted phrase for “partially hydrogenated palm oil”!

    I have eaten so many today already, then I finally realized this ingredient could mean trans fat! Ick!

    I want to email Ferrero to ask, but they only have a snail mail address online that I could find.

    Just be aware that these MIGHT contain trans fat afterall!

    Comment by Corinna on 4/16/07 at 9:55 am #
  15. Cybele's avatar

    Corinna - well, they don’t have to declare trans fats if there’s less than .5 grams per serving.

    Modified Palm Oil, as far as I’ve read, does not contain trans fatty acids. However, this modified oil may have its own host of ill effects, so all things in moderation. (I’m also wondering about this new stuff I see “fractionated palm oil” as well.)

    Comment by Cybele on 4/16/07 at 10:06 am #
  16. mmm…. so sweet… so nice…

    Comment by Kate on 7/12/07 at 10:45 pm #
  17. These candies are truly delicious. that does not mean there the best quality i bought some from a local costc0 it turns out they were made in china and contained moth eggs, to bad i didn’t know that before i had 5 of them. you can tell if they contain moth eggs if they have white bumps on the outer shell.

    Comment by nick on 9/13/07 at 10:56 am #
  18. The name of the dark chocolat ones are “Ferrero Rondnoir”.  My husband got them as part of a mixed box at Walmart.  It had the regular ones, the dark chocolat and the coconut ones.  I don’t like dark chocolat but these are good.

    Comment by Mariann Katz on 10/03/07 at 3:39 am #
  19. I had my first Ferrero Rocher candy the other day, and they are like little minature orgasms. I can’t wait to eat more and they just might help me quit smoking and gain some weight!!!!!!!

    Comment by Stephanie on 10/15/07 at 9:51 am #
  20. Palm oil is liquid at room temperature so it has to be hydrogenated oil. It’s criminal not to say it on the label.
    And peanut oil in nutella? Please. In the laboratory if you want a tumor to grow you inject it with peanut oil.
    There are better chocolates without the deadly “oil”.

    Comment by Bruce on 10/27/07 at 6:52 pm #
  21. wow you are all really stupid commenting on a fricken chocolate bar website! im on cause i have a project about ferrero roche and i have to find the countries it is made in and stuff but talking about chocolate is really stupid!like no joke you might as well go on a website bout paper and leave a comment “i like blue paper cause….. it just stupid now do you self a favor and get a life.

    Comment by c on 11/06/07 at 1:14 am #
  22. Cybele's avatar

    Oh, C your goal is so much more lofty than ours! You’re getting an education!

    We’re just enjoying ourselves.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/06/07 at 5:02 am #
  23. Hey I was wondering if all you Rocher connoisseurs could help me with something.  A friend of mine just adores Rochers, and she was talking about a certain kind she really enjoyed and wanted to find again.  She said it was all Rochers, but there were different variations on them.  It’s not the Prestige or the coconuts, etc.  They were all hazelnut Rochers, just of different kinds.  Anyway, if anyone has any idea what such a set is called or where to find them, I’d really appreciate it.  Thanks!

    Comment by Matthew on 11/08/07 at 9:54 pm #
  24. I am looking for a box of just the ferrero garden.  I have a friend who just tried one and i want to get her them for Christmas.  I can only find them in the gift sets and in assorted packages.  In case some are not aware of what those ones are, they are in the silver wrapper and they are cocoRafaellonut. They are different from the Rafaello.

    Comment by Jenelle on 12/07/07 at 11:35 am #
  25. I also am looking for the Ferrero Garden… Any ideas??

    Comment by Kelly on 12/09/07 at 3:47 pm #
  26. Hello, Rocher fans,
    Yesterday I received as a Christmas present a heart-shaped box of Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut chocolates.My family and I each stuffed a whole one in our mouths and suddenly my daughter said,“Doesn’t it taste old?” We all spit it out except my hubby who had already swallowed his. I do not see an expiration date on the box or on the Ferrero website. Does anyone know anything besides the fact that now I know from going on the Internet that the heart-shaped box means Valentine’s Day. The question is, what year? Thanks!

    Comment by Kathy on 12/18/07 at 3:56 am #
  27. HELLO, ROCHER FANS

    TODAY MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME A BOX OF FERRERO ROCHER HAZELNUT CHOCOLATES FOR MY BIRTHDAY, SO I DECIDED TO SHARE THEM WITH MY KIDS, MY KIDS UNWRAPPED THEM AND EACH TOOK A BITE, I OPENED ONE ABOUT THREE SECONDS LATER AND TO MY HORROR THERE WERE THESE LITTLE FAT WORMS CRAWLING ALL OVER THE DELICACIES, IQUICKLY TOOK THE ONES FROM MY KIDS, AND THOSE WERE ALSO INFESTED WITH CRAWLERS, I GUEST I WONT BE EATING ANY ROCHERS AGAIN AND THIS BOX HAS A AN EXPIRY DATE WHICH SAYS BEST BEFORE 12 -08 -08.

    Comment by MRS FARANZA NAIDOO on 12/20/07 at 10:16 am #
  28. How do you make the tree out of Ferrero Rocher candy?

    Comment by Nina Record on 12/21/07 at 4:38 pm #
  29. I purchased Ferrero Rocher chocolates for 8 of my co-workers for Christmas.  Since I love them, I kept one for myself.  They are my favorite candy and the center is usually soft.  These seemed dried out and hard and did not taste like they usually do. I could not determine a last sale date.  The bottom has “13F 085A”.  Can anyone tell me when these were made or when the expire date is from those numbers.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Anne Ford on 12/22/07 at 3:06 am #
  30. your chocolats are disgusting while i was eating one in the little nut in the midle there was a tiny little worm.How disgusting is that,its also somthing that the health department might want to know about.Make sure it dosent happen again.

    Comment by kylia bryan on 1/02/08 at 1:20 pm #
  31. Cybele's avatar

    Kylia & Mrs. Naidoo - this is not the Ferrero website, I merely review products that I pick up. You should probably contact Ferrero directly to register your issues. (Though often the contamination of products with cupboard moth worms is a storage issue and happens at the store/warehouse, not at the factory.)

    Comment by Cybele on 1/02/08 at 1:24 pm #
  32. OH BOY! CHRISMAS IS OVER AND I CAN"T FIND MY FERRERO COCCONUT ANYWHERE. WALGREENS HERE IN KENT,WASH.HAD THE MOST STOCK I EVER SEEN. I MUST HAVE BOUGHT 30 BOXES BEFORE THE HOLIDAY. OF COURSE I HAD TO SHARE. LOTS GONE FOR GIFTS. SO I GO BACK TO WORK ON 1-2-08 AND SOME OF MY FREINDS ASK ME IF I CAN GET SOME MORE. WELL I WAS ON A MISSION TO WALGREENS. BUT THEY OF COURSE ARE ALL GONE. PLEASE LETS HAVE THIS EVER SO MOUTHWATERING CANDY ON THE SHELVES ALL YEAR ROUND. WHAT DO YOU THINK? THANK YOU. I ONLY CAN HOPE THAT WALGREENS WILL SOON STOCK THERE SHELVES AGAIN. MONIKA RICHOTTE.

    Comment by MONIKA RICHOTTE on 1/05/08 at 2:55 am #
  33. Modified Palm Oil is typical trans fatty acids for sure.

    Comment by ee on 2/02/08 at 8:59 pm #
  34. i love this candy im sooo addicted to it, i buy it every day of my life it’s the LOVE of my life without it im nothing its like a drug it make me additive…it just a BIG piece of HEAVEN

    Comment by Aleena on 2/07/08 at 8:06 am #
  35. I would like to know how to read the expiration codes.

    Comment by Alice Lonfellow on 2/08/08 at 6:01 am #
  36. Meh, they’re not really high end and upscale?  Frankly I would rather get a box of these than a box of “fancy” chocolates (which generally I can’t stand.)  They’re delicious.

    Comment by Rita on 2/12/08 at 10:23 am #
  37. Where can I purchase just the Ferrero Garden?  They are the best!!

    Comment by Lila on 2/18/08 at 7:35 am #
  38. My husband purchased ferrero for valentine’s and there are little moths in the box that have laid eggs. The chocolates are obviously old but are no fault of the retail outlets but Ferrero’s packaging department and i would like to know who to contact regarding this???

    Comment by Jessy on 2/20/08 at 1:22 am #
  39. My boyfriend purchased me a ferrero heart for valentine’s day and when I opened it there was rat shit inside. I saw this after he ate one and there were worms inside. I opened one and cut it in half and to my horror there was a fingernail in it! WTF~

    Comment by Joesephina on 2/24/08 at 12:30 pm #
  40. Cybele's avatar

    Joesephina - please refrain from using foul language on my site. This is about candy and should be safe for families to enjoy together.

    Have you lodged a complaint with the place where purchased the candy or directly with Ferrero? What did they say?

    Comment by Cybele on 2/24/08 at 1:46 pm #
  41. Ugh, these comments are enough to seriously put me off Ferreros!  I’ve seen worms numerous times in different kinds of candy, especially Reeses.  I contacted Reeses about it, and they told me that it happens a lot to candy with nuts.  They said it’s a storage issue (on their end or on the grocery store’s end), and it’s inevitable to some extent, so try to get the freshest candy possible.  I still eat nutty candy, but I check it verrrry carefully.  smile  And I don’t buy it on clearance ‘cause that means it’s old!

    Comment by Lesley on 2/24/08 at 4:53 pm #
  42. Hi, I have seen at the local Costco they have the golden wrapper kind and then there is a brown color with dark chocolate inside instead of a nut and then there is a silver kind which I think is called the Ferrero Garden—- What is in the Ferrero Garden kind?

    Comment by Francis on 2/25/08 at 7:26 pm #
  43. Francis, The Ferrero Garden are white chocolate with coconut and a soft creamy centre.

    Comment by Adam on 3/10/08 at 8:00 am #
  44. I love your Ferrero Rocher, but my husband does’t like regular chocolate. His favorite is white chocolate. I have not seen any of your candy made with white chocoalte. Please let me know if there is one out there, if not then I have one you can experiment with. Do a hazel nut in the center then have a thick lushious creamy carmel and finish it off with the light airy ending like the Rocher with the white chocolate instead of regular chocolate. Please let me know what you think….
    Thank you,
    Cary Weidner

    Comment by Cary Weidner on 3/15/08 at 3:57 pm #
  45. This is for everyone looking for the fererro garden. It seems to me they are the same as the Fererro Raffaello candies. I’ve been searching for them to ship to some friends in the UK. They were at walgreens above the fererro rochers DUH LOL!

    Comment by steph on 3/29/08 at 5:08 am #
  46. To Rocher Company… the packaging was lovely, but
    not much inside… We recieved 1 eggshaped boxes on
    March 23, 2008, and we were disappointed with the
    SIZE of the coconut and dark chocolates, as the
    size of your candy seemed to SHRINK big-time,compared to the size of your candy in the
    past.  What a big disappointment!

    Comment by Donna Jordan Dusel on 3/30/08 at 2:25 pm #
  47. IM very sorry i was just having a really bad day i think this is a really good i dea that you have this site cause so many people might need to get ii deas for candy please forgive me

    Comment by kk on 4/10/08 at 10:31 pm #
  48. Good Day

    I would like to know if I can purchase some boxes of Ferrero Rocher for a wedding cake in August this year.

    Comment by Desiree on 6/02/08 at 2:10 am #
  49. Re:Your product,“Tic Tac Bold Mint”

    I am was a user of “TicTac Fresh Mints” but could not find in Smart & Final where I shop.

    Purchased a case(24)“Bold” instead and find them to be terrible -too strong and have aftertaste.

    How can I exchange them for “Fresh Mints”?

    Comment by Barbara Jacobs on 7/10/08 at 8:47 am #
  50. Good Day I have read all the comments I was wonderdering if this is all true as I need to make a wedding cke out of Feero Rocers and dont want to be dissappointed.

    Comment by Desiree on 7/10/08 at 7:27 pm #
  51. Mon Cheri Gift Box Hazelnut Chocolates….why in gods name are you stop making this is the best chocolates on the face of the earth…if you keep me happy with my fave chocolates i would be willing to lett you paint your logos and candy ads on all my charter fishing boats here in wa state   and my own truck?  the bartell drugs here in mountlake terrace wa 98043 needs a refill please contact me for im in need of my Mon Cheri Hazelnut Chocolates please sos help….
    thank you.

    Comment by cliff on 8/10/08 at 9:01 pm #
  52. To the people posting false information about Palm Oil - please, do a bit of research first. If you knew anything about palm oil, you’d know it has a lot of saturated fats, which is what enables it to remain semi-liquid at room temperature.

    Also, as regards the claims of worms in candy: nonsense. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it’s just exceptionally unlikely. It would have been on the news.

    And to the person TYPING IN ALL CAPS - stop it.

    And people? Seriously? This is not the Ferrero Rocher site.

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 9/06/08 at 7:39 am #
  53. About 2 years ago the Roche “combo packs” we found at Christmas has a delightfuly light and crispy candy wrapped in silver foil. Now the silver ones are the coconut garden. Anyone know what happened to the silver wrapped ones that I remeber so fondly??

    Comment by Deb Gore on 11/23/08 at 10:15 am #
  54. i am now in my mid 30’s. i remember when i was 10 i purchase a butter finger when i open the wraper it hat small worms in it. i wonder if this is a problem with chocolate. ty guys for jogging this back to my memory. i will always check all my candy before i eat it. this company is getting too many comments about worms. please check into your product. i love your candy but this can be a real health problem.

    Comment by april on 12/17/08 at 5:41 pm #
  55. I LOVE THESE CHOCOLATES SOOO DELICIOUS!

    Comment by Ashley on 12/18/08 at 12:55 pm #
  56. I NEED MON CHERI!!!! It was my absolute favorite!! Way better than the ?Rocher? candies. I guess you don?t know what you got ?til it?s gone…........ We ALL need to write them @ Ferrero USA and let them know that we NEED this candy back!!!
    contact them at:

    FERRERO USA INC.
    600 Cottontail Lane
    Somerset, NJ 08873

    Maybe if we all protest, beg, cry, and write them; they?ll listen!!!!
    PLEASE HELP!

    Comment by Teresa on 12/29/08 at 5:32 pm #
  57. people complain about different gross things inside these chocolate, well the reality is that is in almost ALL kinds of chocolates. I watched something on tv and a newscast bought 15 very expensive brands of chocolates and then put them under a microscope. What they found was startling.

    Comment by kc on 12/31/08 at 7:29 pm #
  58. Yum, we always pick up a package of these around Christmas. Kind of a tradition - we love hazelnuts around here. We’re Nutella freaks, too. smile

    Comment by Cattie on 1/03/09 at 8:45 pm #
  59. How do I determine whether I got a fake ferrero or original? is there like a label on it that says it’s authentic? I don’t like the worm version 8)

    Comment by waga waga on 1/17/09 at 8:45 am #
  60. ferrero rocher chocolate (hazelnut golden wrapper) is the BEST CHOCOLATE in the WORLD!!!! A BILLION TIMES BETTER THAN GODIVA…

    Comment by Sarah John on 3/01/09 at 11:25 am #
  61. If you fancy something different for your Wedding or and other event- then take a look at our Ferrero Rocher Tower !!

    Comment by Paul on 3/26/09 at 6:27 am #
  62. I bought a big box of ferrero chocolates and their were almost half missing. How do I get reimbursed for this??

    Comment by neil session on 4/25/09 at 2:36 pm #
  63. EVEN MY 4 YR SON LIKE THIS CHOCOLATE VERY MUCH HE ALWAYS DEMAND ME TO BRING HIM FERRERO CHOCOLATE WHEN I RETURN HOME.HE LOVES TO EAT THIS CHOCOLATE AND I LOVE HIM TOO VERY MUCH

    Comment by IRFAN on 4/27/09 at 8:41 pm #
  64. I’ve just recently found out that Ferrero Roche makers ALSO make Nutella spread.  No wonder, I love them both!

    Just for fun, here’s my recipe for Nutella Banana Cream Pie:
    http://www.handmadenews.org/article/index.php?id=832

    Comment by thehappyhoneybee on 5/16/09 at 8:32 am #
  65. i love chocalte so ferrero rocher goes right along with one of my favorite chocalte, it has everything you want in a candy and that what i like

    Comment by celeste on 5/18/09 at 6:47 am #
  66. This is the best candy ever.  I can’t even imagine a better tasting candy then Ferrero Rocher.  I’ve tried their Rondnoir too, which is pretty good, but nothing trumps Rocher smile

    BTW, this is not opinion, but fact!

    Comment by Chris on 6/21/09 at 5:20 pm #
  67. Just tried a Ferrero Rocher chocolate for the first time today.  After one bite I thought something tasted off.  I looked down to see live worms crawling.  Just glad I didn’t pop the whole thing in my mouth!  I am sad to hear that they make Nutella spread…b/c I will now never be able to eat that again.

    Comment by Laura V. on 8/06/09 at 5:41 pm #
  68. no wonder ferror-rocher does not list any e-mail address on their web-site.

    dropped by walmart today to get box of fr’s . . . got home ‘n smelled kind of strange. but i proceeded to unwrap one and popped the whole thing into my mouth. second one . . . smelled bit worse . . . popped four into my mouth.

    and, yes, there were white bumps on the outer shell. no idea about worms . . . already digested.

    omg . . . the candies tasted so old . . . and, afterward, definitely tasted the “fat” . . . no idea if it is trans-fat.

    if you look at the cellophane wrapper surrounding the plastic case . . . they have the month (sell by mm/dd) . . . but NOT the year !

    will be going back to walmart tomorrow and getting refund.

    sheeesh . . . had to gulp down half-can of soda afterward . . . once finding out moth larvae probably inside.

    yikes . . . now i keep imagining tiny worms trying to climb out through my skin pores.

    Comment by pnamajck on 11/10/09 at 5:06 pm #
  69. I just bought a box and I have learned that they are expired. Mine say ‘sell by APR 10 “I” ‘on them. Well the “I” is the 9th letter in the alphabet, or in other words “I” equals “09”.

    So the expiration date is APR 10 ‘09 and they expired 8 months ago.

    I will return them to the store.

    Comment by John on 12/24/09 at 3:08 am #
  70. FERRERO ROCHERS DEFINITELY HAVE A CHOCOLATE MOTH - LARVAE PROBLEM.  Over the last year I have purchased several boxes of their candy and with the exception of one have discovered moths or silken webs in the boxes upon opening.These were purchased at reputable drugstores (RiteAid, Wahlgreens) in LA and dates were good.

    A websearch shows candy, particularly chocolate candy, can get infested with a variety of moths. Immature moths, or caterpillars, are known to feed on stored food products and infestation can occur when moths mature and lay more eggs. this can happen at several points on a manufacturing/distribution route from the mill to packager.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sets limits for insect parts and other materials in food. Chocolate must have less than an average of 60 insect fragments per 100 grams (which is about one-fifth of a pound), according to the guide.  To avoid critters in your chocolate, ther are recommendation to check chocolate packaging for holes, debris and insect webbing.
    Nice eh?  - they were my favorite chocolate but I don’t like eating them anymore and certainly DO NOT risk them as a gift.

    I will be writing to Ferrero USA in NJ since they have no other contact option on their website.
    Caveat emptor.

    Comment by SHIRLEY on 3/16/10 at 3:03 pm #
  71. I am from the UK and can say that we have never had a problem with worms or anything in the chocolate. I did get a bit sick of them after me and my friend made a ferrero Rocher Tower (just like the adverts) for my friends 30th and we used about 6 large storage boxes worth of them for the tower it was about 3 ft high and all chocolate. we had to spend a lot of time working out how to make it work but it was magnificent.

    Comment by Frances on 4/06/10 at 6:03 am #
  72. Hi Frances, How did you get it work in the end? I’m building one for a 30th party too! Thanks

    Comment by parrclarke on 9/17/10 at 5:15 am #
  73. Hi Parrclarke,

    i wish I could add a photo to show it but we had to experiment. We had a large tray with a lip on the edge and filled it with Ferrero Rocher silver. Then we cut out disks of card and layered ontop and filled each layer with more Ferrero Rocher and kept going to the top. We lightly glued the ferroro’s on the outside of each circle so they could still come off but didn’t all collapse. We had different flavours and built in a swirl of colour going up the whole tower. This method did use an awful lot of Ferrero’s we got all the family buying them and had boxes and boxes of them. Hope this helps. There is another method you can find on the Ferreo Rocher website but in my opinion its not as spectacular as ours was but cheaper.
    F
    xx

    Comment by Frances on 9/19/10 at 4:15 am #
  74. Hi
    I simply love this chocolate,The taste is so amazing,If I start eating then it gets difficult to stop,The only prolem is the calories intake,69 Calories at a shot!

    Comment by Crimson on 11/17/10 at 11:53 am #
  75. hola quiero saber como puedo conseguir el chocolate mon cheri ya que estoy viviendo en orlando, fl y no deseo comer uno d eso.  Espero su mas pronta respuesta gracias!!!!

    Comment by arilin gonzalez on 1/26/11 at 3:13 pm #
  76. Please make bags of just the white chocolate candy

    Comment by JoAnn Place on 1/31/11 at 1:06 pm #
  77. why can;‘t you just buy the coconut silver wrapper of the ferrero rocher you cna get the gold or the chocolate one but what about the silver one please help

    Comment by Larita on 2/15/11 at 12:26 pm #
  78. Take under consideration that the taste of each Ferrero good changes in time because it is pure nature. The more fresh it is the taste is better. Usually 2 months from production data it is the best.

    Comment by Marcin on 8/26/11 at 11:14 pm #
  79. I bought two boxes of Ferraro rochner chocolated its covered with a white layer of something..disgusting to see such thing in such a brand of chocolates..sigh..!! quality s getting worse:/

    Comment by Ashwin on 11/20/11 at 10:17 pm #
  80. There are fake Rochers on the market in especially USA. The real ones are called Ferrero Rocher. The fake ones are typically called Ferraro Rocher and are from Japan. When you tell stories about these disgusting finds in the chocolates i think you should check firstly if it is the real or fake ones you bought… In Denmark we don’t have problems with moths or worms in our Rochers, if they are bought at regular food stores.

    As for the expiration dates on the Rochers they do not give a day as many of you Americans think. In europe dates are given day-month-year and on some products they only give month-year on the expiration date. If it (as someone early used as an example) says April 10, then it expires in April 2010.

    As for the trans-fat-acids they are absolutely illegal to use in all food products in for example Denmark where i live and therefore the Rochers cannot contain trans-fat, because then they wouldn’t be sold in Denmark.

    Comment by Katrine on 12/18/11 at 2:35 pm #
  81. Why is there lots of white bumps on my Ferrero rocher? Also we ate one so it is it bad

    Comment by Priyanka on 8/25/13 at 7:22 am #
  82. I hate to break it to all of you Ferrero Rocher chocolate lovers but i recently had a traumatizing experience. After i took a small bite from the chocolate i notice small crawling bugs on the table. I immediately try to find where they came from. Then notice a couple of them crawling around the chocolate wrapper. If my message does not get through to this blog i will post a video on youtube with the other chocolates i have not opened yet. I am 100 percent sure that there are bugs in them. The purpose of this message is to warn others from having the same experience. I would not waste my time if what i said was not true. But if you ignore my message just make sure to inspect the chocolate before devouring it.

    Comment by T. Lima on 10/20/13 at 4:17 pm #

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