Friday, 19 June 2009

June 19th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Tiramisu

Kcal 566 Fat 36.7g Fat(sats) 21.0g Carbs 52.1g (per 100.0g)

A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing the Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Creme Brulee bar all the way from New Zealand. As I enjoyed that bar so much Shopenzed sent over another flavour from the Desserts range in the form of this Tiramisu variant. As far as I am aware this bar is exclusive to New Zealand and it came described as Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate with a coffee flavoured creme centre.

Just as with the Creme Brulee I was lucky enough to be sent a gigantic 235.0g bar that as you can imagine took me a fair few days to eat. The outer packaging was well designed as it kept consistency with the 'Desserts' branding yet communicated the tiramisu flavour well. The chocolate itself look remarkably similar to the Creme Brulee bar with the blocks being the same mouthful size - the only difference came in the slightly darker colour of the inner creme. I couldn't quite decide whether I liked the smell of the bar - the aroma contained the usual diary scents of the chocolate but also had a rather odd smokey coffee smell.

With Dairy Milk bars unless something is drastically wrong you can always bank on the base milk chocolate always being of a high quality. This was again the case here with the Dairy Milk providing its standard creamy chocolaty flavours with its effortless thick smooth melt. Of course the tale of the taste was largely affected by the inner tiramisu creme and I will tell you now that it wasn't as good as it could have been. Much like the smell suggested the coffee flavours weren't quite right - rather than the desired fresh coffee bean flavour hit they cut more of a musky and artificial type coffee influence. The resulting taste was like a dull flavoured mocha and just didn't grab me as anything more than a mild coffee flavoured sugary fondant centre. It was by no means repulsive, though at the same time it didn't quite bring the tiramisu experience I was hoping for.

Overall I guess I was a little disappointed with this bar, however I think this was mostly down to the impeccably high standards I judge Cadbury bars on. The tiramisu filling at the end of the day was just a little average - it was passable with its meagre sweet coffee flavours but at the same time didn't deliver the variation or impetuous in its flavours that I wanted. The milk chocolate was of course of a good standard and to be fair packing all the flavours of tiramisu into a small filling was always going to be a huge challenge. I wouldn't whole heartily recommend this bar as I think there are better Cadbury products out there - possibly worth a try if you fancy it though.

7.6 out of 10
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