When I first saw these in Boots, they were at the checkout and I was just about to finalise my payment. I was just doing one final visual scout round of the chocolate stacked up under the till, and the bright Comic Relief packaging caught my eye. I only scanned the packaging for a few seconds, but I thought that this was a limited edition bar with some sort of red Smarties style sweet making up the topping. When I came to open the pack, I soon realised that the red dots were just crispy corn coloured red. The bars do look very pretty, and are perfect for Red Nose day – but it doesn’t differ in flavour (or texture) from the ordinary milk chocolate Rice Krispies Squares. Having said that it still delivered a nice chewy, sweet chocolaty hit and it is nice to feel that I was supporting Comic Relief.
Snackers are also reminded that the lovely new Walkers varieties, named after comedians, are also made for Comic Relief. It’s nice to see big companies supporting charitable events, and I’ll certainly be buying myself a discreet Red Nose Day pin badge too. I’m not sure I’d get away with one of the new red monster noses at work! ;-)