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Cadbury BrunchBar chocolate chip

I don’t think the look of this bar is very tempting. Compared to a German corn bar this thing surely looks lousy. Small and semi-finished.  Everything but the top is covered with a thin milk chocolate layer, on the top you can see the cereals kept together with honey, plus some chocolate chips. The chocolate chips aren’t very balanced, one site is well covered with chocolate chips and the other is almost empty. I think the definition on the wrapper that says ‘half covered with milk chocolate’ is a little misleading if you don’t take a closer look at the picture on the wrapper. You’d probably have expected more chocolate (as I did!).

It smells like sweet Cadbury milk chocolate mixed up with honey and the aroma of cereals; the milk chocolate dominates the thing.

Like I expected, the taste of the bar is dominated by the cereals. The chocolate coating and the honey keep the BrunchBar from getting too dry and give it a comfortable sweet taste. Sometimes the honey, and at other times the chocolate is a little stronger, depending on how many chocolate chips are on the top. I see and taste that there are different cereals in there, but I am not really able to distinguish them, as they are all mixed up. What confuses me a little is that oats and bran flakes are just the same ingredient in Germany. The texture is smooth and sticky; the bar is easy to break into pieces. Still, the bar remains very chewy and also a little crispy. Nice!

For a cereal bar I find it really tasty. It is not as chocolaty as some German versions, and it is a little drier, but still not too dry. Still, cereal bars are not really candy, I believe! What do you think?

Oh, and to add one final note: Somehow the pictures I’ve taken look way better than the product did!

6 out of 10

Name: BrunchBar
Branch: Cadbury
Price: 0.95 Euro
Calories: 155kcal per bar, 440kcal per 100g
Fat: 6.5g per bar, 18.6g per 100g

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Cadbury Buttons

Somehow I think I always get hold of the white version of a product before finding the original one. It was like that with the KitKat Chunky, the Lion White, Maltesers and it is like that with Cadbury’s buttons.

Is the penguin with the button- eyes on the front of the crème-colored bag the usual image of their wrapper? It is suitable for kids which always is one of the main target groups. The snack pack size is great for being on the run, as well as perfect to saturate your hunger for chocolate. With 180kcal per bag you have less Calories than a common chocolate bar, but you get a lot more satisfaction from the buttons, at least if you enjoy them one after another.

When I first saw them, I thought the size is a joke. They are flatter than every solid chocolate bar and even thinner than a lot of chocolate statues. Against my first thoughts, I like the size of the buttons, at least for eating them. They have just the right size to fit perfectly on your tongue. I always leave them there to let them melt away, which happens immediately. But on the other hand, because they are that small, the flavor cannot develop very well.

The chocolate is really sweet ‘n creamy. To my surprise they used dried cream instead of milk, what explains the level of creaminess coming with this chocolate. This is also why the chocolate isn’t really milky like I always expect white chocolate to be. Don’t get me wrong it is ‘milky’ in a creamy way, but the cream flavor is different from the typical white milk chocolate taste; and furthermore definitely varying from the dairy milk chocolate texture Cadbury is so famous for!
They are alright. Sweet and sugary, nice to eat but nothing spectacular. I miss a certain je ne sais quoi in the chocolate.

6 out of 10

Name: Buttons white
Branch: Cadbury
Price: 0.69 Euro
Size: 37.5g
calories: 180kcal per bag
fat: 11g per bag

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut

The combination of fruit and nuts is really cool, as there are crispy as well as chewy ingredients in there, mixed up with melting chocolate. I had high expectations as the “Full Of Plenty” bar I tried a while ago was purely awesome!

I like the wrapper: It comes in the usual Cadbury purple with part of it in wine red. It is slightly shiny and has “Dairy Milk” written all across the bar. The Cadbury logo is on the left in a dim golden color. Its scent is really milky with a glimpse of nut in it. The milk chocolate crumbles easily, but I did not expect anything different from a Cadbury chocolate treat. You can see the huge embedded nuts on the back of the bar.

The chocolate is, as expected from a “dairy milk” really rich of milk. Milk is also the main ingredient in the chocolate, the sugar comes only after it. Still, it is really sweet, but the milk dominates the entire bar. If you are a fan of milky light chocolate, you will like this chocolate.

I have mixed feelings about the almonds in the bar: Some of them were really delicious with a great amount of crunch and a nutty, not too dry experience. But others tasted kind of dry, and anything but tempting. Of course one cannot predict how a nut tastes, but anyway… This kind of thing rarely happens to high quality chocolate treats…

The fruit inside the bar are plain dusted raisins; and actually, I don’t like raisins a lot. Though, they are alright and covered by the strong and sweet milk chocolate taste of the bar. They still add a nice amount of fruit to the bar. They are chewy but smooth at the same time and remind me of jelly. A real plus is that they don’t taste dry at all.

The amount of nuts and raisins is alright, though there are some places without any filling. This is nice if you like parts with plain chocolate to let it melt in your mouth and enjoy pieces of your chocolate which is really rich of milk. It gives you a rest from chewing and provides a more versatile texture. I like the fact that the bar is neither crowded, nor under-filled with almonds and raisins.

Personally, I do not think Cadbury produces the best products out there, but some are really worth trying; especially the dairy and their more recent inventions!

6 out of 10

Name: Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut
Branch: Kraft foods
Price: 0.99 Euro
Calories: 245kcal per bar (49g)
Fat: 13.3g per bar (49g)

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Cadbury Full of Plenty berryfruit and vanilla shortbread

I’m not too well at the moment, but I need to do this today – there are so many reviews I’ve already written that just have to be posted, that I hardly find some of them in the mess I made on my notebook.

This is a chocolate I received in a candy swap, more specific, my first candy swap ever. I was totally thrilled when I saw the bar – the wrapper looks really tempting.

The chocolate is really milky and sweet, definitely what I expected of a Cadbury bar. There are not a lot parts without any added shortbread or dried fruit, but even those pieces taste a little like berries. I like the fruity flavor, it goes really well with the chocolate.

The pieces of tried fruit are awesome. They all are slightly sour, but you can distinguish between the different berries. While the elderberry is the fruitiest one, the strawberry is the sourest fruit. The cranberries are the chewiest fruit, and I am not too keen on them.
The vanilla shortbread tastes like simple buttery cookies. In Germany this seems to be a rare combination, we do not have cookies inside a chocolate treat, especially not shortbread, which contains more butter than cookies around here. I like this combination; and for me it is a new experience.

The texture is really varying. When you hit the vanilla shortbread, the bar is slightly crunchy, the dried berries on the other hand are chewy, similar to jelly. When you chew the chocolate, you feel the great mixture of melting creamy milk chocolate, crunching pieces of shortbread and when they are gone, the dried fruits will stay in your mouth, leaving you some pieces to chew.

In the end the chocolate itself is delicious, even though it is not really high quality. It stays in line with typical Cadbury products, but the entire combination of the components make it better than just average.

I really need to get hold of the other bars!

6.5 Out of 10

Name: Full of Plenty berryfruit and vanilla shortbread
Branch: Cadbury
Price: 2.70 Euro per 140g bar
Calories:505kcal per 100g
Fat: 26.4g per 100g

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Cadbury Wunderbar

This is one of the two only Cadbury bars available in Germany. The wrapper tells me that it’s made in Toronto, so this bar comes from Canada. The foil is yellow, with a thick blue “Wunderbar” on it and of course the small reminder that it’s from Cadbury. Nothing really spectacular. With 54g it is a comparably heavy chocolate bar, at least in Germany.  Anyway, does this bar have an English name as well? Oh, by the way, ‘wunderbar’ means as much as ‘amazing’. So, let’s see whether the bar lives up to its name!

Some say this bar is the twin of the starbar, but having eating the starbar as well, I can say that they look really alike, but they difinitely taste different. Maybe because of their different production places, as the ingredients are said to be alike.

The texture is varying a little, which is provided by the different ingredients: The bar consists of a milk chocolate layer filled with an inner caramel sub-layer. The center is made of a lot of peanut butter and pieces of nuts.Besides, there are some small rice flakes in there as well, but you hardly realize them among the nuts. So on the one hand, the bar is smooth, and on the other, it also contains a crunchy and chewy experience.

I start to eat it from the middle of the bar, and the first thing I taste is the salty peanut butter and the peanuts. It is awesome that you can taste the flavor of the peanut-pieces even though they are not too huge and all covered in peanut butter. The filling also prevents the bar from getting sickly, as the rest of it is really sweet: The milk chocolate is the typical Cadbury product, and the caramel, which makes 31% of the bar (I did not realize it was that much!), is too sweet to be true as well. Fortunately, you eat the bar as a whole and not the coating on its own, so you get a great mixture of saltiness and sweetness.
Even though the peanut butter is the dominant flavor in here, you can still distinguish the ingredients very well, which for me is really a pro. I like to taste the flavors changing and varying a little while I chew the bar.

All in all, this chocolate-peanut bar is really delicious, but the bar is nothing for me to get addicted. There are some bars on the market that make you want to eat another one, but I’d be alright with one bar every now and then; not because it gets sickly, but because it simply satisfies you.

What really bugs me is that there is less cocoa butter than rice flakes in there… The chocolate coating is alright, but the thought of it is not really what I appreciate about a chocolate bar.
But it is nice to have a least one good peanut butter bar available in Germany!

7 out of 10

Name: Wunderbar
Branch: Cadbury
Price: 0.69 Euro
Calories: 274kcal per bar, 507kcal per 100g
Fat: 16g per bar, 29.7g per 100g

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Cadury Flake

There are several versions of Cadbury Flake. The one I got hands on is the original, plain milk chocolate version. This is definitely not a bar to be eaten on the road. Flake is one of the crumbliest chocolate bars I’ve ever seen so far. Unless you want to have half of it on your shirt, the table or the ground, you should use kitchen paper or something alike to put the Flake on.

My expectations were high on this one as it is rated really high all the time. I’ve hardly read any bad word about it. Flake is a one finger bar consisting of milk chocolate. Only 25% of cocoa indicates that it is very sweet, as usual for Cadbury. I like the yellow wrapper in which it comes, it looks fanciful and unlike other chocolate bars. I even like the look of the flake bar. It is unique and looks tempting.

As soon as you open the foil, you can smell the delicious Cadbury-like sweet chocolate aroma. The chocolate is very light and, as already stated, crumbly. My first bite tastes a little strange; you have to let the chocolate melt in your mouth to fully taste the milk chocolate.  I find it not as creamy and melting as other Cadbury chocolate, plus it lacks of richness. I miss something…special about this bar. Of course, the texture is unique but that does not make the bar for me.

All in all I think Flake is unique but not too exclusive concerning quality.

6 out of 10

Name: Flake
Branch: Cadbury UK
Price: 0.85 Euro
Calories: 170kcal per bar

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Cadbury Double Decker

When I got my order, I was keen on this bar from the very beginning, and I don’t even know why. I guess the combination of really soft and crunchy thrills me. And so does the bar.

On the outside, it looks average, just like a typical chocolate bar. It is a little higher, but the size does not really make me think of a doubledecker.  The bottom is a bit uneven, but who cares about that as long as the bar is fine? On the inside, it just looks appetizing. You see the soft and creamy nougat top and the crunchy bottom and you already know this will be delicious.

It reminds me a bit of Milky Way combined with really crunchy cereals. At first I just do not get into the nougat part, I’d even eat only the bottom of the bar. But the combination provides an interesting and versatile texture, which I really like; with just the crunch or the creamy Nougat it would get boring fastly.  The nougat is not too soft, rather a bit chewy, but still really cramy. Sometimes it sticks to your teeth, but it is easy to get rid off again.
You can taste a glimpse of almonds coming from the nougat; and the melting chocolate coating mixing up with the other flavors. It is a well-rounded combination and it is somehow unique!

The ingredients are alright, nothing I would not have expected to be in there. I definitely will eat it again, if I get hold on a double decker.

8 out of 10

Name: Double Decker
Branch: Cadbury
Price: 39p in the UK, 0.99 Euro as an import
Calories: 275 per bar

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