June 13th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate / White Bubbly

What with the re-emergence of the Cadbury Wispa, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly (reviewed back in February 2008 - See HERE) has taken somewhat of a backseat in Cadbury's way of thinking here in the UK.

Conversely, in the Southern Hemisphere (where the Cadbury Wispa doesn't exist I must add) the Bubbly sub-brand is being heralded as big 'new news', and has been recently brought to market in three different varieties. Today, thanks to ShopenZed I will be doing you all a two-for-one review looking at the original chocolate and white chocolate Bubbly offerings.

Both of these bars came in 175.0g sizes, and were produced in Australia. Packaging and presentation wise these both looked very nice and incorporated the usual purple Cadbury colours with some appealing on-pack pictures and branding to communicate Bubbly theme suitably. Out of the two, the white chocolate Bubbly did look the more exciting with it's uniquely coloured centre, though to be fair both variants looked pretty appetising with the bubbly textural effect on full show when the blocks were bitten in to.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bubbly

Kcal 533 Fat 29.5g Fat(sats) 18.2g Carbs 57.9g (per 100.0g)

'Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate with an aerated chocolate centre'

In proposition this was no different to the UK Bubbly bar, but like I have mentioned in previous Cadbury reviews on products from the Southern Hemisphere, there were noticeable differences in the taste of Dairy Milk chocolate. Starting with what was similar, the aerated texture was just as well implemented as in the UK bar and it created a pleasant sensation when melting on the tongue. In terms of the differences I detected in the chocolate, in comparison to what I am used to from the UK Dairy Milk, the taste was a little less creamy, and had a slight hint of yogurt amongst the latter stages of the melt. The cocoa volume was totally comparable from UK to Aussie recipe, though the Australian flavours were sustained less as the melt was noticeably a little thinner.

7.6 out of 10

Cadbury Dairy Milk White Bubbly

Kcal 545 Fat 31.3g Fat(sats) 19.4g Carbs 56.9g (per 100.0g)

'Dairy Milk milk chocolate with an aerated Dream centre'

I have to admit I did shudder when I saw this bar included Cadbury Dream chocolate - you may recall it is not one of my favourite white chocolates - See HERE. Despite my scepticism it came as a pleasant surprise to me that this Bubbly bar actually benefited from the presence of the Dream chocolate - one day I will learn not to judge a chocolate by it's wrapper. In terms of proportions the Dairy Milk outweighed the Dream chocolate 64%:36%, so as you can imagine the milk chocolate was by far dominant in terms of the taste. With the Dream element constituting the Bubbly part of each block it actually only had a very fleeting say in the taste due to the fast melting texture. The condensed milk like flavours contributed were super sweet, but they gave the taste a little extra depth without being over bearing like Dream chocolate normally is. It wasn't a chocolate I wanted to eat in great quantities, but I actually ended up preferring it to the original variant due to the extra interest brought to the party by the white chocolate - I never expected to say that!

8.1 out of 10

Overall I am going to give up trying to predict what chocolates I am going to prefer over others, because once again I was proven totally wrong when it came to these two. Speaking of the original Chocolate variant first, in comparison to the UK Dairy Milk Bubbly chocolate it was slightly less to my preference due to there being a touch less creaminess in the taste and it having a thinner melting texture. In regards to the White variant, it seems a little funny to say how having less of something can actually be beneficial, but this was very much the case with the Dream white chocoalte in this Bubbly format. It is going to be interesting to see what I make of the third flavour from the Aussie Bubbly range - expect that review in the coming weeks.

Fancy trying the Australian Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly range for yourself? Head to ShopenZed - CLICK HERE