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Score: 9.4/10  [10 reviews]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 7403 - Chocolate Raspberry Balls
Manufactured by RJ's Licorice

Chocolate Raspberry Balls
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Chocolate Raspberry Balls product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsSoft raspberry licorice pieces covered in silky smooth milk chocolate. Fire these morsels into your mouth for a flavour explosion. Hidden inside creamy Belgian milk chocolate are nuggets of our special recipe raspberry licorice. These are a confectionery blend of licorice and chocolate firepower. They will blow your taste buds away, and are disarmingly good!

Deliciously more'ish bites, available at all good supermarkets and confectionery merchants.

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Review by: nikkib90 (Nikki)
Dated: 1st of February, 2017

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This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

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Score 10 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10

RJ's licorice is very much loved in this home! As we are big fans of the raspberry chocolate twists and the raspberry bullets so when RJ's Chocolate Raspberry balls were spied in the treat isle of the grocery shop they surely, without hesitation, ended up in the trolley.

Much to our delight, they are delish! The soft raspberry licorice is coated in the milk chocolate and are just the right size to enjoy a single one or offer to the children as a treat without needing to have finish the bag (although that is clearly easy to do with the sweet tooth of the husband in this home). I found the taste to be perfect, the chocolate is a great mix with the licorice and the flavor of each is balanced against each other.

The package size is perfect - enough to enjoy without them going stale and the cost of $4.99 is just right to pop in the trolley as a treat and not worry about justifying it or blowing the budget. We often take licorice on all our car journeys and the chocolate raspberry balls are perfect if the car has a chilly bag handy or a console fridge - but unfortunately in the heat of summer with hot little hands they aren't passed around due to the mess of melted chocolate.

RJ's keep coming out with new varieties and combinations and rarely are we disappointed so thank you again RJ's for adding another one of your products into our regular shop.

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Review by: melissaandchloe (Melissa)
Dated: 4th of January, 2017

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This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

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Score 10 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10

RJ's licorice is an absolute favourite in our family, while our household loves the raspberry and fruit flavoured licorice varieties, both mine and my partner's parents are fans of black licorice. I have tried the RJ's raspberry licorice rolls and also the raspberry licorice twists before and these are something we tend to buy at least once a month in our weekly groceries as we love them so much, or if my partner is going out fishing he always chooses to take a pack of licorice logs as he says they are easy to eat and hold when on the boat. To see that RJ's have Chocolate Raspberry Balls in stores now was something I was excited to learn about thanks to KIWIreviews, but something I was even more so excited to try!

Like most RJ's products these come in a plastic bag in which you can see through a clear window the exact product you are buying. Looking through the window these looked to me just like Maltesers! The packaging was highly appealing and I loved that it showed both the inner and outer of these delicious little morsels so that there is no mistaking what you are actually buying. The bag was easy to tear open, and inside was a very generous amount of tiny little chocolate coated raspberry balls of uniform size, I am always so impressed when I open up a bag of RJ's licorice to find that there packages contain a decent amount of pieces as many companies have become rather stingy with the amount of product per package over recent times!

These balls taste amazing and are very morish, it's hard to stop at just 1! The licorice inside is of a delicious sweet raspberry flavour and is noice and soft to bite through and the creamy Belgian chocolate outer is so creamy and rich and is of a good thickness, the flavour goes hand in hand with the licorice. Although great on there own these also work well as a decoration to cupcakes, I used them over Christmas when Miss 3 and I made some reindeer cupcakes, these became the noses. They also go well chopped into smaller pieces and added to a rocky road slice.

These have been an absolute hit in my house, and we have already purchased several more bags to enjoy over Christmas, I wish I had discovered these sooner as they really are that good. I would love it if RJ's could perhaps make a mixed bag of licorice balls in various different fruity flavours as I think this would make an amazing product which would lead you to a nice surprise each time you were to eat a ball. 10/10 from me!

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Review by: alexmoulton (Alex)
Dated: 1st of January, 2017

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This Review Score:
Score 9 out of 10

Taste:
Score 9 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 8 out of 10

I have a fierce dislike of black liquorice, but I do enjoy the other flavours so whenever I get the opportunity to try new products, I'm more than happy. RJ's have had other products where you get liquorice wrapped around chocolate, but chocolate wrapped around liquorice is a bit difference, mainly being the ratio of chocolate to liquorice is flipped the other way around, in chocolates favour. One thing that I found with the other varieties where the liquorice was wrapped around the chocolate, was the liquorice was very soft and often got stuck in the teeth, so I was curious to see whether this product would act similarly, or whether a different liquorice would be used.

Looking at the packaging, it claims to come with 5 servings per pack, with a serving consisting of 8 pieces. Well when they mentioned above that the product is more'ish, they weren't kidding. As I sat through a movie, I ate the entire pack on my own before I could even take a photo of the product (luckily I had recently won a second pack through the '12 days of KIWImas' promotion). So it is very easy to eat more than is advisable. One thing I do like about the packaging is how they separate the ingredients in the liquorice components and the chocolate components. makes it much easier to determine what ingredients are used where.

The balls themselves are enjoyable. I tend to eat them the same way that I eat a scorched almond, where I bite the chocolate off and then eat the liquorice separately (very different to how I eat the liquorice covered chocolate). This is made possible by the fact that the liquorice is clearly different.

In my photo you will see three things; a complete chocolate raspberry ball, a choc raspberry ball (minus the chocolate), and piece of a raspberry chocolate log. You can see from the picture that the colouring is far less intense in the liquorice from the chocolate balls, compared to the raspberry log. Texture-wise, the liquorice from the chocolate raspberry ball is a lot tougher. It has greater tensile strength and chewiness to it that gives it the properties of a hard jube as opposed to a wine gum (if I were to compare it to other lollies).

The extra strength to this liquorice makes it much easier to eat, as it doesn't all get stuck in your teeth as much, and it allows me to have fun separating the chocolate from the liquorice in my mouth. The flavour itself seems very similar to that of the colouring in that it isn't as strong. I'd normally dislike that, but it makes it complement the chocolate that much better.

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Review by: jopukeko (Jo)
Dated: 29th of December, 2016

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This Review Score:
Score 9 out of 10

Taste:
Score 10 out of 10
Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I have tried a lot of RJ's other products and have a household of red licorice fans so I was sure that their raspberry balls would be a hit with us too. When I first got them I put them in the fridge as I believe chocolate needs to be in the fridge or freezer in summer. My youngest daughter (nearly 7 years old) discovered the packet when she went to make her breakfast. The mean mother that I am would not let her have them for breakfast no matter how much she and her eight year old sister pleaded with me. The packaging obvious had instant appeal to them.

I decided to use the balls as an incentive for the my girls to tidy their room. It definitely increased their productivity when they saw the open packet. They both loved the taste and were willing to do almost anything for another raspberry ball. My husband and I also enjoyed them and I had to hide the rest of the packet so I could enjoy it once the kids were in bed.

The balls are all a uniform size about the same as a Malteser. Most of it is soft raspberry licorice with a coating of quality milk chocolate. This is the first RJ's product I had tried with chocolate and was really pleased to see that they had not compromised on quality with their chocolate. The licorice is also of the high quality I expect from RJ's.

I will certainly be buying these again and I'm pleased to see that they are readily available in the various supermarkets in our area. They would be great served in a bowl with RJ's allsorts and medley to give another colour, shape and flavour.I recommend these to any raspberry licorice fan. You won't be disappointed.

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Review by: michelleh (Michelle)
Dated: 12th of December, 2016

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This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

Taste:
Score 10 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

I love raspberry licorice and I love chocolate so I was looking forward to trying RJ's Chocolate Raspberry Balls as they looked like heaven! In order to give a quality review, I had to hide them from the family and sample a few first and I have to say that these were delicious! The chocolate is a lovely, smooth tasting Belgian chocolate which, when chewed with the licorice, gives a delicious, sweet berry chocolate flavour.

They are very moreish and very addictive with just the right amount of chewiness - not too much to make your jaw ache but enough that you get to savour each ball! When my husband and daughters saw the packet their eyes lit up and both my girls loved them. My youngest showed great willpower by sucking the chocolate off first to show my a square shaped piece of licorice, not a ball which I had expected. My husband said they were a little sweet for him but not enough to stop him for eating more!

I thought these were reasonably priced for a family treat. They are the sort of confectionery that you could share with the family or take round to friends, put in a bowl and enjoy after dinner. RJ's are renowned for quality licorice and they have really outdone themselves with these tasty morsels. They will definitely be finding their way into my supermarket trolley again!

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 11th of December, 2016

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This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

Taste:
Score 9 out of 10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I love liquorice... almost every sort in fact. SO far, I have yet to discover a liquorice-based treat that I didn't enjoy but there are some that really stand out as great ones. This bag of delightful morsels only *just* missed out on reaching that rating by the slimmest of margins, and it was only that I am not a huge berry fan that stopped them from becoming a personal favourite. Now... wrap chocolate around some of the RJ's Orange Liquorice and I may have to revise my opinion. Wink Icon

But, I digress... these little balls of raspberry liquorice, wrapped in silky-smooth milk chocolate - surprised me with how tasty they were, and how more'ish. Not being a huge berry-flavour fan, but having found myself enjoying a wider range of berry flavours thanks to review products, I was willing to take the plunge and give these a go. So glad I did, as they were a great little treat for when I was working through the evening doing some personal projects on the PC. I could pop one in my mouth and just let it slowly dissolve and give me a yummy little energy boost. I managed to make the packet last me almost three full nights - for anything chocolate, that's almost unheard of with me.

Overall, a very nice treat, and something I may look at buying some of in the future. I was planning to try using these in some kind of dessert, but to be honest I didn't want to risk losing any to failed experiments... so I just had them as-is and found that was plenty satisfying enough.

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Review by: kelly21 (Kelly)
Dated: 5th of December, 2016

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This Review Score:
Score 9 out of 10

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Score 9 out of 10
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Score 8 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I am a really big fan of many of the RJ's products, their raspberry licorice logs being my absolute favourite. I had seen these raspberry chocolate balls in the supermarket during recent grocery trips but had been a little hesitant to try them, thinking that if I bought them over the raspberry licorice logs I might be disappointed and wish I had bought my usual instead. I was quite excited when they came up for review and took the opportunity to request them to review so that I could decide whether I liked them or not.

The bag of raspberry chocolate balls didn't stay in the box for long before they were open. In fact, while on my lunch break I unpacked my review box and took a picture just so I could open the packet and enjoy some after eating my lunch that day. As I opened the bag I could smell the sweet scent of chocolate! I looked inside and noticed lots of little round balls of goodness. The shape and size of the balls is actually quite perfect - big enough that having one at a time is sufficient, but small enough that they don't overfill your mouth while eating them. Within the bag they all seemed to be reasonably uniform in size which is good.

I picked up one raspberry chocolate ball and ate it as one complete piece. The chocolate they have used it delicious, however I had expected more of a raspberry taste. I guess this is where they are different from the raspberry licorice logs. In the logs the raspberry licorice is the main star yet with these balls the chocolate is definitely the main event. I decided to bite the next piece in half to see just how much licorice was inside. I bit it in half an noticed a small cylinder shaped piece of licorice in the middle. It looked a little different to the licorice used for the logs, but this could simply be because it is a small piece that doesn't have chocolate in the middle. I ate a few more and the flavour grew on me. Once I got over wanting a strong raspberry licorice taste I realised that they are yummy for what they are. When craving chocolate they would definitely be near the top of my list of options to buy. I am sure that they will make their way into my supermarket trolley on a shopping trip soon!

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Review by: cherrycola27 (Cheri)
Dated: 3rd of December, 2016

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Score 10 out of 10

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Score 10 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10

Having tied RJ's raspberry and chocolate twists in the past I was keen to give these a try to see if the RJ's brand of products were all this yummy or if I had just struck one good product in the range of what they have available. I am more than happy to report that these raspberry chocolate balls are in fact delicious and a product that we will be buying again in our household.

Something that I was excited to try, I was quick to open the packet as soon as this arrived from KIWIreviews and put one straight into my mouth along with offering the packet to the other three adults in the room. We were all impressed with the taste and upon finishing the first one all immediately reached for the bag to have another. No doubt something you probably shouldn't do but I'll be completely honest and admit that the four of us quite easily enjoyed and finished the entire bag in one go!! Whoops haha Smile Icon I think this shows just how much we loved the taste of this product when it disappeared so fast.

I sucked all the chocolate off one of mine so I was able to see exactly what was inside and was quite surprised to find it was a square of raspberry licorice. Not that it makes any difference to the greatness of this product but I was totally expecting this to be a ball of raspberry, I guess because that's what the photo on the package suggests. I was also a little bit surprised that the texture of the raspberry licorice inside is kind of rubbery, a bit more like a lolly than traditional soft licorice. This is not to say I didn't like the product as I really did but just as a warning in case anyone out there is expecting this from the product. The Belgian chocolate is divine and simply melts in your mouth.

The price of this product is a little expensive for a treat, but it is a good quality product and you pay for good products so I kind of feel that this is expected. The bags also go on sale at the supermarket which makes it even better value Smile Icon I have already brought several more of these bags of goodies and I am sure we will continue to do so. I totally recommend you try RJ's chocolate raspberry balls today.

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Review by: batcat (Alix)
Dated: 29th of November, 2016

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This Review Score:
Score 9 out of 10

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Score 9 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10
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Score 9 out of 10

As a lover of licorice I was incredibly excited to try these and bought them for a picnic with my brother and hi son family, including my very rambunctious niece Victoria. In the end, we busted them out before we had even left the ferry to Devonport! I got very seasick and Victoria kept annoying other passengers so we thought it was the ideal time for a chocolate covered distraction. Just the crinkling of the thick plastic packaging and the anticipation of the treat was enough to settle Victoria and my rumbling stomach!

They are about the same size as a malteaser. I was hoping for bigger to keep Victoria quiet a bit longer while she was chewing! The texture is closer to a confectionery product than traditional licorice but it was very tasty. I ate at least six! Maybe seven! I would have eaten eight but my brothers wife had to put the packet away to hide them from Victoria. Next time I think I will bring my own! Or the mango and white chocolate product RJ's also sell as I am very partial to it. I think it is the bees knees.

I must confess, I didn't even look at the price when I grabbed this from the shelf at a run (picking out food for a picnic on the way to the ferry is never a good idea) but I did not feel upset when I checked the receipt later. My husband had a bit of a grumble I had bought too many items but that is husbands for you! He ended up eating more than the rest of us so he can't be too upset! I will buy these again, though I hope to eat them in a more serene environment next time!

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Review by: kymmage (Kym)
Dated: 23rd of November, 2016

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Score 10 out of 10

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Score 10 out of 10
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Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

I have seen these in the supermarket and I have toyed with buying some because they looked so good. However, they didn't make it into my trolley the last few times I have seen them. When I got a chance to review them for KIWIreviews I was pleased because I would know for sure if they were worth buying.

After dinner one night I popped the bag open and gave each of my family four of the balls. My youngest really dislikes licorice so I was not expecting much. She ate the first one, and then the second one and after she finished her potion she asked if there was more. My eldest was a bit scared. "What is this mum?", she asked. I said, try it and find out. After some hesitation she tried one and then she pretty much monstered the rest and asked for more. My husband liked them, but he loves raspberry licorice.

I tried some myself. The first one I was surprised at the rubbery texture of the licorice in the ball. I wondered if that was because of the shape of the licorice. So I bit off the chocolate and discovered that the licorice in the middle is a cylinder shape rather than a ball. I'm not sure why, but they are a bit more rubbery in the middle than the bullets.

The next night I decided that we should have more for dessert. The kids were thrilled, but I discovered that the bag was a lot less full than the previous day. Later I was in the kitchen and suddenly felt like someone else was in the room! There was a child at the table very quietly emptying the bag into her hands. So my nine year old had been taking them and scoffing them.

In the end they were so popular, that I have already bought a replacement bag. No doubt they will continue to be a favourite here. We already love RJ's licorice, but now we have a new favourite product. We would definitely recommend these. I'm use to the texture now and the kids just love them.

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