Wednesday, 20 June 2012

June 20th: 'Bits n Bobs' Cadbury Superpost # 3

Back in June 2011 I posted my second 'Bits n Bobs' review that was solely dedicated to Britain's most famous chocolate producer Cadbury Ltd - See HERE. Well since then I've managed to accumulate yet another random assortment of Cadbury chocolate goodies. When I say 'random assortment' there I do really mean it! Some of the products you will see today were purchased in my local supermarkets, whilst others have come from as far afield as Canada. Without further hesitation I suggest we get on with things ....

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Cadbury Sweet Marie

Cadbury Sweet Marie
Kcal 320 Fat 18.0g Fat(sats) 7.0g Carbs 33.0g
'Fudge covered in fresh roasted peanuts and light rice crisps, all smothered in a rich, creamy chocolatey coating'
Origin: Canada

Cadbury chocolates from Canada have had mixed success here on ChocolateMission. The ones that stick out in my mind are the Cadbury Wunderbar (See HERE)and the Cadbury Caramilk (See HERE). Both of these bars were fine examples of what Cadbury Canada could do - I was hoping for similar success from this Cadbury Sweet Marie (formely manufactured by a company called Nielsen).

Like many of the chocolate offerings you get in Canada this was another huge one that both looked large and was large - clocking in at a mighty 60.0g. Aesthetically the film material wrapper and inner bar did little to inspire much confidence, though the strong peanutty smells were a lot more promising. Thankfully these smells weren't misleading - the taste was strongly influenced by the salty roasted peanut flavours which played off very nicely indeed against the sweet caramel and condensed milk like flavours of the chocolate. Each mouthful provided a nice mixture of chewy, crispy and melting chocolate textures. These combined with the multi-layered taste depth and fulfilling size made for another Canadian Cadbury well worthy of a ChocolateMission thumbs up.

8.2 out of 10


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Cadbury Milk Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Rich Tea Biscuits
Kcal 60 Fat 2.6g Fat(sats) 1.3g Carbs 3.9g (per biscuit)
'Rich Tea biscuits half covered in milk chocolate'
Origin: UK

My recent biscuit superposts have stirred up many reader requests, and amongst them a common found one seems to be a call for me to review Cadbury's own biscuit offerings. There isn't much in the way of innovation with these - Cadbury have quite simply taken the British biscuit classic the 'Rich Tea' (See HERE), and applied a half coating of their own milk chocolate.

As you can see from my graph below I felt comfortable handing out average marks across the entire Jim's ChocolateMission rating spectrum (gosh that sounds geeky! Haha!) - 7.0 just seemed appropriate for the entirety of what I experienced with these. Packaging and overall presentation really run of the mill stuff. Nothing was outlandishly Cadbury branded but it was all still aligned to their 'purple' style, and the biscuits bore the branding on their chocolate undersides. As with any Rich Tea biscuit the flavour notes offered by the biscuit were malty hints of brown sugar. The chocolate taste was apparent, yet not overtly recogniseable as Cadbury due to it's short presence longevity as a cnsequence of it's very thin portioning. At push you could describe the taste as a little more milk led, though it wasn't differentiated enough to have me telling you that you need to buy these over the McVitie's equivalents.

7.0 out of 10


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Cadbury Digestives
Kcal 80 Fat 4.1g Fat(sats) 2.2g Carbs 4.7g (per biscuit)
'Digestive biscuits half covered with milk chocolate'
Origin: UK

Well it wasn't like I was just going to stop at the Cadbury Rich Teas was it :D As you will no likely have guessed, Cadbury also have a Digestive biscuit offering. My US readers might want to refer to WIKI again as you probably won't have a clue what a 'Digestive' biscuit is ... according to WIKI it's illegal for them to be called this in the states - don't you just love random WIKI facts :D

If your a UK reader and need me to describe what a Digestive biscuit please send an e-mail to Wherehaveyoubeen@allyourlife.com ... :D seriously if you haven't ever had a Digestive biscuit before you must have led a very deprived childhood. Suffice to say the biscuit portion delivered the same wheaty, brown sugared, salt hinted taste you would get from any McVitie's and supermarket alternative. As opposed to the Rich Teas above, the chocolate layer here was portioned more generously and that of course helped it come across better in the taste. The chocolate taste still wasn't immediately attributable to Cadbury, but still it was nice enough for what it was. They were better than the Rich Teas.

7.5 out of 10


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Cadbury Mini Animal Biscuits

Cadbury Mini Animal Biscuits
Kcal 95 Fat 3.9g Carbs 13.1g
'Animal shaped mini biscuits half covered in milk chocolate'
Origin: UK

Whilst I was more than happy buying the two Cadbury biscuit products above, I left it up to one of my work colleagues to provide me with these for the review today. I don't know what it is, but buying Mini Animal Biscuits just seems kinda wrong for a twenty-something year old male :D This seemingly wasn't a problem for one of my work fellows, who bought a multipack of mini bags from their local Sainsburys supermarket.

As you will have determined from the description and most likely the photos, these were a similar proposition to the Cadbury Digestives but in a mini format. Portioned in nice looking matted Cadbury bags I have to admit the biscuits looked fun, and the animal characters (Ella Funky the elephant :D Leroy the Lion :D and Rockodile the crocodile :D ... legendary stuff haha) were nicely scribed into each biscuit. Taste wise you may be surprised to hear they came off tasting better than the larger sized alternatives above as the chocolate was a whole lot more prominent in the taste. The sweeter chocolate emphasis brought additional creamyness and played of nicely against the saltyness of the wheat based biscuit. Who would have guessed that the kiddie offering would have come out as the best in class here - not me!!

7.9 out of 10

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