April 12th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Crème Brulee

Kcal 569 Fat 36.7g Fat(sats) 21.0g Carbs 52.1g (per 100.0g)

This Cadbury Desserts range is one I have been wanting to try for absolutely ages. Thanks to Shopenzed I now have the opportunity to bring you my reviews on this Southern Hemisphere exclusive product line. Today I tried the Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Creme Brulee variant - which appropriately came described as 'Dairy Milk chocolate with a Creme Brulee flavoured creme centre'. What with Creme Brulee being one of my all time favourite desserts, I was very intrigued to see if Cadbury could really pull this off.

It seems that Cadburys' stealth downsizing of their big bars has made it as far as New Zealand - this bar weighed in at 235.0g having used to be 250.0g. I immediately like the presentation of the product - the outer paper wrapping had a nice glossy look to it, whilst I thought the creme brulee flavour theme was communicated well with the tempting looking pudding. Inside the bar was split into rows of four blocks that were a perfect size to eat piece by piece. The inner foil layer maintained not only the look of each block, but also concealed a simply wonderful sweet smell that had heavy vanilla influence.

I have remarked before that I believe that the Southern Hempishere Dairy Milk isn't quite as good as our UK stuff; this again was the case here. In comparison the NZ Dairy Milk had just a little more emphasis on its on sweetness than its milk flavours, and just seemed to have a touch more of a sugary taste. Despite this the chocolate was still very tasty and to be honest this was a bar more about the excellence of the filling. The golden coloured filling that was held inside each of the blocks was nothing short of delicious. It had had a simply luxurious custard type appeal that was creamy, sweet and hinted with some fantastic vanilla and butterscotch influences. Both the outer chocolate and filling were wonderfully smooth and thick; additionally the rich flavours meant that just four blocks made for a substantial snack (25.0g!!).

Overall this was a really enjoyable bar of chocolate and in my opinion I think Cadbury managed to pull this one off. The only way I think this bar could have been improved was if there was the addition of some caramel crunchy pieces that would give the burnt sugar effect. I guess one consideration of this might be the balance of the flavours - at present the creamy filling perfectly compliments the milk chocolate and it would be a shame to upset this. From this review I am sure you can tell this is a bar I really liked. If you do buy this bar I would strongly suggest putting it in the fridge for an hour or so before eating it ... trust me it makes it all that bit better. I would very much recommend this product if your a Cadbury or Creme Brulee fan.

8.7 out of 10