Food: Cadbury Snow Balls

It’s been mildly interesting to see how much left over Christmas confectionary is still languishing in the shop, slightly discounted but still largely overpriced

I was happy to accidentally find Cadbury Snow Balls discounted enough to make trying them seem amusing; they are little balls of chocolate which you hit with a small plastic spoon to decapitate and then eat the white sugary filling

The chocolate is the standard new Cadburys style, which is a lot less nice than the older recipes, the white filling is very sweet and the highlight was probably the spoon!

Although I only noticed the small instruction to “wash spoon before use” when it was too late, oops…

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Food: Cadbury Salted Peanut Biscuit Fingers

I like reduced price stickers, I really like reduced price stickers on weird sounding food combinations – such as Cadbury Salted Peanut Biscuit Fingers.

Salt and chocolate does seem to be very hip still – generally in the form of salted caramel, so salted peanut sounded weird.

On closer reading it is “Peanut flavoured biscuits with a salty crunch, enrobed in velvety smooth Cadbury milk chocolate.”

cadbury fingers salted peanut crunch

On even closer reading it says “may contain nuts” – may? I should hope that is does in some way contain nuts!

Anyhow, whether or not they contain nuts didn’t really impact the flavour as they tasted very mildly of nuts, a bit of salt and a lot of grit.

They were very very gritty, it wasn’t necessarily a bad taste or texture but it meant I could cheerfully eat one at a time and made 9 fingers (half the packet and technically just over two portions) spread out to last through an entire working day.

I will stick to Reeses feanut butter cups for the taste and try harder at rationing them!

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Food: Cadbury creme egg biscuits‏

I haven’t tried the new recipe Cadbury creme eggs – there is one in the cupboard that has been there since before Easter as I’m too chicken to try it. However I did pick up a heavily reduced packet of Cadbury creme egg biscuits‏.

The biscuits were approached with a completely open mind and were found to be very thin chocolate with crunchy biscuit and a layer of soggy sugar.

cadbury creme egg biscuit

They bore no relation to a old school Cadbury creme eggs to justify why they were branded as such. They weren’t even fun biscuits, a Twix is a far more enjoyable way to eat biscuit with thin layer of chocolate!

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Food: Cadbury Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Ice Cream – Not so marvellous.

At £4 for a 500 ml tub I was expecting a certain standard from the Cadbury Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Ice Cream.

What I got was novelty value pried up to give the impression that it was a quality product.

Clearly cheap chocolate and vanilla flavour ice cream contains lumps of jelly sweet – including sugar coated ones that clash with the ice cream, and random chunks of chocolate.

marvellous ice cream

This really felt like cashing in on the success of the chocolate bar whilst offering nothing half as nice!

Very disappointing to the extent that I wouldn’t buy even if it was half the price!

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Food: Cadbury Animals Halloweenies – More trick than treat

These are basically Mini Animal biscuits in arguably Halloween shapes, for example cats, toads and spiders. The appeal is the same as the mini animal biscuits, you pull out a biscuit, look at the shape then bite the head off.

cadbury halloweenies

I hadn’t previously noticed how much more biscuit there is than chocolate on mini animals and these really didn’t hit the spot – even if I could bit their heads off.

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Food: Cadbury Marvellous Creations cola pretzel honeycomb – Weird

I REALLY liked the jelly popping candy version of Marvellous Creations and have bought it a couple of times now. However due to similar packaging I ended up buying the Cola Pretzel Honeycomb version.

This sounded rather scary so it sat in the cupboard for ages and ages. I finally got the courage to try it and it was… weird. I don’t know how to describe it articulately, it was sort of jelly cola, with semi-savoury pretzel and random sugar tastes that were probably the honeycomb.

giant cadbury marvellous creations cola pretzel honeycomb

It wasn’t as gross as I feared, but nor was it nice enough to buy deliberately.

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Food: Nestle’s Violet Crumble

Randomly purchased a Violet Crumble, mostly due to the name.

The odd name masks an Australian chocolate bar which is chocolate coated honeycomb – which sounds very close to a Cadbury’s Crunchie.

It has an odd slogan “It’s the way it shatters that matters”. I didn’t really notice the shatter to be honest.

nestle violet crumble

The taste wasn’t all that, it is a poor-man’s Crunchie and certainly isn’t worth the Over The Top imported price!

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Food: Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland

Christmas chocolates seem to have taken over an entire aisle in my local Tescos and there was on that caught my eye – the Cadbury Daily Milk Winter Wonderland bar.

Basically it is a plain Dairy Milk bar with some little white chocolate trees inlaid into it.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland

 

The trees are why I bought the bar but they don’t add anything to the taste, if you closed your eyes it is the same as eating a bar of Dairy Milk – so do eat this with your eyes open!

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When chocolate attacks

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate has been having a bit of a flavour experiment of late, which is potentially an example of a brand eagerly defending its territory and trying to attract a few new customers. Alternatively it could be the sign of a midlife crisis…

One of these flavours is Dairy Milk Toffee Popcorn. I bought this because it was on offer and it sounded interesting in a freaky sort of way.

toffee

Opening the bar there were lots of bits of popcorn, more than the figure of 16% led me to expect, which looked promising! However with the first piece I realised that something was very odd, it turns out the popcorn is lightly Salted Caramel Coated Popcorn Pieces.

Salted caramel is normal, but I wasn’t expecting toffee popcorn to be salted! That will teach me not to read the small print!

Apart from the two squares eaten for testing (one for me, one for the Other Half) the bar has been sitting in the fridge for a week now.

It is almost unheard of for food to go uneaten in this household and M (my-OH) is a bit of a chocolate fiend so it is pretty drastic! I am at the stage where posting it back to Cadbury’s is sounding fun!

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