Ferrero Rocher is a spherical chocolate sweet made by Italian chocolatier Ferrero SpA. Introduced in 1982, the chocolates consist of a whole roasted hazelnut encased in a thin wafer shell filled with hazelnut cream including vegetable oil and covered in milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. The sweets each contain 73 calories, and are individually packaged inside a gold-coloured wrapper. Rocher comes from French and means "rock".
Detailed ingredients are listed in the official site .
Ferrero varieties 
A range of Ferrero chocolates benefit from the advertising of the Rocher type. These different chocolates are sold separately, and also as boxed collections of mixed types.
- Ferrero Rocher – a whole hazelnut, coated in milk chocolate, surrounded by a hazelnut filling, and encased in a nut croquante[clarification needed].
- Ferrero Rondnoir – a 'pearl' of dark chocolate, surrounded by a dark chocolate cream (with an almond center since the new recipe was released), encased in a croquante and encrusted with dark chocolate Sprinkles.
- Ferrero Raffaello – a half almond, surrounded by meringue and milk cream, encased in coconut wafer coated with coconut flakes.
- Ferrero Garden (Coconut) – a half almond, surrounded by coconut cream, encased in wafer coated with coconut flakes, and topped with white chocolate icing cap.
- Ferrero Garden (Lemon) – as above, but with lemon cream centre and flavouring, and lemon icing cap.
- Ferrero Mum (Forest Fruits) – as above, but with strawberry & centre and flavouring, and strawberry icing cap.
- Ferrero Garden (Pistachio) – as above, but with pistachio cream centre and flavouring, and pistachio icing cap.
- Ferrero Garden (Almond) – as above, but with almond cream centre and flavouring, and almond icing cap.
- Ferrero Garden (Hazelnut) – as above, but with nutella-like centre, and a white chocolate icing cap.
- Ferrero Giotto – a chocolate cream centre, within a wafer sphere coated with hazelnut pieces.
The Rocher always bears a golden coloured wrapper, the Rondnoir a dark brown wrapper, and the Garden come in various colored wrappers; the pistacchio in a green metallic wrapper, the forest fruits in a pink metallic wrapper, the coconut in a silver metallic wrapper, the almond in a yellow metallic wrapper and the hazelnut in an orange metallic wrapper.
Discontinued varieties 
- Ferrero Fresco Mint – fresh centre of clear liquid mint, encased in wafer and coated in chocolate
In most English-speaking countries, Ferrero have concentrated on advertising the Rocher chocolate, and allowed the associated recognition of their company brand name to sell other Ferrero chocolate types. In the United Kingdom the 1990s advertisement series based upon a party in a European ambassador's official residence has been repeatedly parodied in popular culture. The opening voice-over (voiced by UK actor Jonathan Kydd), "The Ambassador's receptions are noted in society for their host's exquisite taste that captivates his guests", together with the on-screen comments of guests such as "Eccellente" and "Ambassador, with these Rocher, you're really spoiling us", remain widely recognised and quoted in the United Kingdom. The concept of a butler wandering between party guests holding a silver tray with a pyramid of Ferrero Rocher has become a trope and a popular stereotype of diplomacy in general. There has been discussion about the socio-economic targeting of the advertisement, and the extent to which it may or may not be insulting to the more down-market audience to whom it was presented as an aspirational brand by means of an Italian advertisement dubbed in English, such as this quotation from the New Statesman: "Within this inner sanctum of the smart set, a distinguished manservant glided silently through the moneyed throng, with a pyramid of golden baubles, perched on a silver salver, offering a huge piled plate of the sweets to the guests at an embassy party."
Popular culture 
- In the Channel 4 comedy Father Ted, when a group of three bishops visited, Mrs. Doyle stacked the Ferrero Rocher in a cone shape and the bishops proclaimed, "Father Ted, with these Rochers you are really spoiling us."
- In the panel quiz show QI, host Stephen Fry commented on an ambassador's reception he had attended, causing panelist Phill Jupitus to interrupt, "Stephen, let me guess... Ferrero Rocher as far as the eye could see?"
- In French and Saunders' spoof of Phantom Menace, each time the word "Ambassador" is said, a plate of Ferrero Rocher is presented.
- In Little Britain, Bubbles DeVere repeatedly offers Ferrero Rocher to the many men she attempts to seduce.
- A BRILLIANT IDEA … FERRERO ROCHER.
- Wordreference.com: Rocher
- Spelling note; the spelling 'pistachio' is common in English. The actual sweet by Ferrero is sold in a box which has multiple different spellings in assorted European languages, rather than preferring one particular national variety. For illustration of this packaging see here.
- YouTube Video
- The Guardian.
- William Cook (2000-02-14). "Eurochoc". New Statesman. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
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