I rarely touch coffee but when it comes to chocolate-coated coffee beans, my hands cannot stop.
As a snack huntress who loves to browse supermarket shelves or confectionary shops for the perfect nibblings, I have noticed a strange shortage of chocolate-coated coffee beans in Singapore, as compared to Japan where major confectionary producers would count them as one of their regular items. Finally after much anticipation, ROCQ Star, the first chocolate brand in Singapore to launch chocolate-coated coffee beans, is now born and their products are now distributed at retail stores......
Priced at $3.90 per pouch, the chocolate coffee beans proved to be a dangerous snack as one can easily polished the entire pack at one go. It is rather pointless to pick between Espresso and Mocha as both were good and not too sweet. Once you experience the crunch and bitter caffeine kick from each of these dark morsels, you will understand why they are irresistible.
For the fruit lovers, there are Cranberries and Raisins coated in dark chocolate. The cranberries aren't exactly tart but the rich and smooth dark chocolate helped to boost the natural taste of the fruits. I thought they were better than the nut options to satisfy the sugar craving after dinner without giving too much guilt.
In the nuts category, there are no peanuts but hazelnuts and almonds, expertly roasted and drenched in dark chocolate. There is more than meets the eye for these snacks as they are great source of antioxidants and vitamins. Moreover, all products are FREE of preservatives, artificial coloring, flavorings and sweeteners. Grab yours now at the nearest retail store for just $6.90 per pack.
To celebrate the launch, there is an ongoing #IAmARocqStar social media campaign which you can stand a chance to win ONE YEAR's supply of ROCQ STAR Choc-Pops (worth $600)! YES, one year!
All you need to do is:
1) Follow ROCQ STAR on Instagram (@rocqstarsg)
2) Post a photo showing why you are a ROCQ STAR on Instagram
3) Hashtag #IAmARocqStar + #rocqstar
4) Caption why you are a ROCQ STAR (e.g. #IAmARocqStar because I love helping my friends! #rocqstar)
5) Like ROCQ STAR SG's Facebook page
21 winners will be chosen as finalists, based on judges’ discretion
The public can then vote for their favourite ROCQ STAR!
Winners will be chosen based on 40% public voting, and 60% judges’ discretion.
Submissions close on 31 December 2014.
Cold Storage (All ROCQ Star Products)
Giant ( All Fruits and Nuts Pops)
SPC/Caltex (Almond, Cranberry, Coffee Beans)
Cheers (Coffee Beans)
NTUC (Currently unavailable)