September 25th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Rocky Road

Kcal 506 Fat 26.3g Fat(sats) 15.6g Carbs 58.1g (per 100.0g)

Today I bring you yet another review from my box of goodies from the land Daaaaaan Unda courtesy of my pals over at Shopenzed. Over the last week or so I have been slowly nibbling away on this Cadbury Dairy Milk Rocky Road - a bar like none other we have here in the UK. Reading the description of this bar I got really quite excited at the proposition of this chocolate as it was unlike most things I have ever had before. The description of 'Dairy Milk chocolate with marshmallows, cherry flavoured jellies, peanuts and coconuts' sounded like a really promising concoction of ingredients. The only question that remained was whether these would blend into a fine tasting chocolate? Of course I was to be the judge of that.

The bar came in a 200.0g size that I ate slowly over the course of seven days. As I have already alluded to the packaging really caught my attention and the combination of the on pack description and illustrations really made for an enticing looking product. Just like the Dairy Milk Coconut Rough bar the back of the packaging included a neat looking envelope type mechanism that held the foil covered chocolate below. As you can see from the photo above the chocolate contained several little bits of jelly, nuts and marshmallows that were distributed evenly throughout. When the foil packaging was split a nice mixture of cocoa and mild nut scents were released which further tempted me to dig right in.

It won't surprise you to hear that I very much enjoyed the Dairy Milk chocolate that formed the base part of this product. To repeat myself for probably only the hundredth time the Dairy Milk was sweet but nicely balanced with a thick melting creamy taste that had just the right amount of cocoa to give that all important chocolaty undertone. As you can imagine though the real defining element of this chocolate was the inner ingredients and on the whole I would say that they were implemented well. The marshmallows were firmer in texture that I was expecting, though I think this helped them bring a nice bit of variation to the smoothness of the melt. Whereas the marshmallows brought little in terms of taste the cherry flavoured jelly pieces really brought a fruity influence to the party and their chewy texture certainly brought a pleasant playfulness. In terms of flavour I would have to say that the nut elements were not quite as well delivered as I hoped they would be. The coconut was pretty much all but lost in the busyness of the rest of the bar, but that said the peanuts were a touch better and a roasted nuttiness was at times detectable. In terms of hunger satisfaction this was never a chocolate that I ate in great quantities as I felt that one or two blocks at a time was more than enough - in this light I guess it can be seen as a fulfilling product.

Overall this was always going to be an interesting product and it certainly didn't let itself down in the variety of flavours it brought with every single bite. What I found most exciting about this chocolate was that with every block you didn't know exactly what you were going to get ... well unless you cheated and looked at the underside of the chocolate to see what was crammed into the block. On reflection I guess not all of the ingredients were implemented quite as well as they could have been - the coconut element was pretty lost in the rest of the more prominent bits like the jelly pieces and peanuts which was just a little disappointing considering how well it was done in the Coconut Rough bar. On the whole I did enjoy slowly eating away at this bar and found that it was a nice chocolate to eat in small quantities. If you like your chocolate quite variable and are partial to the Rocky Road ingredients I would recommend you give this bar a try sometime in the future.

8.5 out of 10