With Easter around the corner, all I can think about is chocolate. So it was no surprise when these arrived in the post that I decided to review them, for you obviously. With a name like Frutels, you're expecting a fruit flavoured sweet, but be prepared for a bitter dark chocolate which allegedly supports clear skin by dosing you up with vitamins and antioxidants and the like. I found these whilst I was looking at a report about innovation in cosmetics, I thought they looked intriguing so I requested a sample.
At 24 calories per ball, each ball being about 1.5 cm in diameter, you might think these are "good" for you but it's still chocolate at the end of the day. Each ball contains 2.5g of fat so eating a few of these on top of your normal food will push your fat intake up. It's like buying in to the idea of diet coke, so many people got the wrong end of the stick - "just drinking diet coke will make you thin? Even if you drink it with a doughnut?"
I am not a fan of dark chocolate, preferring the milk variety even more preferably with caramel inside, but these are quite intense once you get used to them. Once you get over the disappointment that it is dark chocolate, they give me a chocolate high without the sugar high and accompanying low. However, despite containing cocoa butter (not that nasty Orang-utan killing palm oil that cheap chocolate uses) it is still crumbly rather than melting.
I eat one of these every so often, have found that nothing has changed about my skin and if it did I don't think I could attribute it to this product alone.
Nope, no caramel here!
Frutels website is here.
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