March 19th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin

Kcal 245 Fat 12.5g Carbs 29.1g

This was one of those bars I had to wait ages to try, but I finally managed to get my hands on one thanks to *The Irish Shop*, a UK based Irish firm who import their goods. So whats does the Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin comprise of? It is a pretty simple bar really - 'Dairy Milk chocolate with raisins and biscuit pieces'. What with the Cadbury Dairy Milk Biscuit bar now out of distribution in the UK this is about as close as your going to get to it.

As with every Irish Dairy Milk bar I received this in a 49.0g serving. As ever I really liked the presentation, the paper wrapper and foil combo looked classical and did a job maintaining the freshness - great stuff. Wrapped in the lovely gold foil the blocked pieces looked pretty appetising - I was a little disappointed at the lacking of the fruit and biscuit content though, which didn't look all that generously portioned. The Dairy Milk smelt as fabulous as ever, the sweet smell didn't fail in raising my expectations of what was to come.

In my previous Irish Dairy Milk reviews I have constantly referred to the real thickness of the Irish Dairy Milk melt. This was again present in this bar, and unfortunately again didn't prove to be advantageous. Before I get into that I must express the fantastic nature of the Dairy Milk - I can't say it often enough ... I think its absolutely fabulous for the price. It combines a rich, creamy taste with real lasting and friendly cocoa flavours ... nothing short of delicious. Personally I thought the raisin and biscuit elements didn't quite hit it off with the Dairy Milk. At the best of times raisins can have difficulty exerting flavour in chocolate, and this was very evident here due to the real thickness and dominance of the chocolate. The raisins flavours were really non-existent and couldn't muster a real influence on the taste. The biscuit element was ever so slightly more successful at generating a malty, wheaty hint to the taste, though the sheer lacking in the number of biscuit pieces really limited their impact. That said I did eat this bar in one sitting, and it certainly made for a very delightful snack.

Overall this was a bar that I very much enjoyed, however at the end of the day thought it could have been executed better. The quality of the milk chocolate was as ever unquestionable - simply luxurious. However, it was the thickness of the melt that really rendered the limited presence of biscuit and raisin elements quite meaningless as they really struggled to contribute to the overall taste. To be honest I don't think this is a bar I will be rushing back to try again anytime soon, though being a Dairy Milk fan I am really quite glad I have finally been able to review it. It isn't the best, but worth a look at if you enjoy your Cadbury products.

7.8 out of 10