Canstar Blue’s 2021 boxed chocolates review has seen Ferrero Rocher, Lindt Lindor and Cadbury Favourites compared on taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
Whether it’s sending a surprise delivery of fresh flowers, or even something out-of-the-box from an online gift delivery service, we all have a few ‘Twix’ up our sleeves when it comes to finding last-minute gifts. But if you’re looking for an easy crowd-pleaser that also won’t break the bank, a box of chocolate is the way to go. Let’s be real, who doesn’t like choccies? Plus, you can pick up boxed chocolates from any ol’ supermarket. Win-win.
To help you find the best options on shelves, Canstar Blue surveyed nearly 300 consumers for their feedback on the chocolate box(es) they’ve bought and eaten in the last three months. Respondents rated brands on taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that met the minimum survey sample size of 30 responses are included in our ratings.
Ferrero Rocher was the #1 pick for boxed chocolate, earning five-star reviews in all categories. These include taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
Here are the best brands of boxed chocolate in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:
Ferrero Rocher achieved a sweet victory after receiving the only five-star review for overall satisfaction. Runner-up Lindt Lindor scored four stars overall, plus full marks for variety. Cadbury Favourites finished third with three stars for overall satisfaction.
Ferrero Rocher has been about celebrating life’s golden moments, reflected in its striking gold foil packaging. The hazelnut chocolate was created in 1979, by Michele Ferrero. Ferrero Rocher balls have a layering of crunchy hazelnut in the heart with a creamy hazelnut filling, plus a crisp wafer shell covered with chocolate and gently roasted pieces. You can get the original flavour in several sizes, including in packs of three and boxes of 48 pieces.
Lindt Lindor offers the same ‘delicate chocolate shell and irresistibly smooth melting filling’ in a range of flavours, available in boxes of assorted flavours or bags of your favourite flavour. Some products to choose from include Lindt Lindor Assorted Gift Box, Lindt Lindor Dark Assorted Gift Box, Lindt Lindor Sea Salt Caramel Bag, Lindor Strawberries and Cream Bag, Lindt Lindor Dulce de Leche Bag and Lindt Lindor Double Chocolate Bag.
Cadbury Favourites packs a mixed bag of popular chocolate bars, in bite-sized portions. You can choose from three types of boxes, including the classic Cadbury Favourites, the Cadbury Favourites Party Edition and the Cadbury Favourites Dark Edition. Some Cadbury choccies to expect include Dairy Milk, Crunchie, Flake, Turkish Delight, Cherry Ripe, Old Gold and Boost.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.
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Our survey saw Ferrero Rocher rated best in most categories:
Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and consumed boxed chocolate in the last three months – in this case, 288 people.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfactory rating of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.
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