27 May 2019

Jameson’s Peppermint & Coconut Ruffles (Poundland) By @Cinabar

Until I started working in my current organisation I had no idea people had such strong feelings about coconut. What is not to love, coconut is sweet, creamy and tropical tasting but where I currently work there are people who hate the stuff and can’t understand how anyone could every put a Bounty bar on the market. I think it is the texture they don’t like, but to be honest they don’t see to like the flavour either. Apparently it is the marmite of the select box. I however love coconut (in flavour and texture), but when I saw these Jameson’s Peppermint and Coconut Ruffles in Poundland my only thought was why would they mix coconut and peppermint it sounded like such an odd combination.
The brand looks like a very classical make, but I don’t recall seeing these particular sweets before. I opened up the bag and found smart green shiny wrappers containing individual chocolates. I gave one a try and found that peppermint was the flavour of the day. These chocolate had a lovely delicious peppermint taste, that was sweet and refreshing, followed by a nice hit from the dark chocolate coating them. Although the texture is very much that of a coconut fondant, with its almost crunchy tactile filling, the flavour of coconut only comes through at the very end in the aftertaste. Apart from structure I found the coconut seemed to be a bit lost, but as someone who enjoys peppermint creams I was more than happy to munch on these Jameson’s Peppermint and Coconut Ruffles. In the battle of peppermint versus coconut peppermint is very much the winner, and that really isn’t a bad thing.


The Purley Girly said...

I don't think I've ever seen these before either, but they sound lovely, I adore coconut!

Unknown said...

They are absolutely delicious! I too was slightly baffled when I saw them and mentally gave them a thumbs down as I put them into my basket.
I'm also ashamed to say I scoffed the lot before anyone asked to try one!!

Bob Digi said...

They are an alternative version of a raspberry ruffle, which they have been making since the 1930s.

Alan said...

The peppermint ruffles are my favorite of all time, shame we can no longer buy them now?