September 10th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Golden Biscuit Crunch / Toffee Popcorn

Last week I was yet again the recipient of a parcel from the folk at Cadbury HQ. A day earlier I had stumbled across this article HERE informing me of these two, soon to be released new Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. I never thought I would have them in my hands so soon, but over the last few days I've been sharing them around with work colleagues and friends to get their opinions.

The two new bars are the Cadbury Dairy Milk Golden Biscuit Crunch (200.0g) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Toffee Popcorn (150.0g), and they should be in all good stores by the time you are reading this review. Bars in hand, the first thing that I noticed about them was that the Kraft influence was very obvious, and they reminded me a lot of some Milka bars I had reviewed in previous years - see Milka Choco Rice HERE & Milka Choco Swing Biscuit HERE. Below are my own thoughts on these two new flavours:

Cadbury Dairy Milk Toffee Popcorn
Kcal 510 Fat 26.5g Fat(sats) 16.0g Carbs 59.5g (per 100.0g)

This one came described as 'milk chocolate with pieces of lightly salted caramel popcorn' and comes hot off the heels of the launch of the Cadbury Popcorn pouch which I reviewed back in June - See HERE. I thought the chocolate was very cool looking and I liked the way that the bar was absolutely crammed full of popcorn pieces - see my pic above! With comparisons to the aforementioned pouch product inevitable, I soon came to the conclusion this bar format had both upsides and downsides. On the positive side the use of the Dairy Milk chocolate was all for the better flavour wise, and I could certainly detect a creamier chocolatey taste. The denser melting chocolate however did present a downside for the popcorn element, as its already weak flavours never seemed to come to the fore whatsoever with the salt and toffee elements MIA for the large part. Ultimately it was a decent enough chocolate but it wasn't one that left me gagging for more.

7.8 out of 10

Cadbury Dairy Milk Golden Biscuit Crunch
Kcal 545 Fat 33.0g Fat(sats) 19.0g Carbs 55.5g (per 100.0g)

This next Cadbury Dairy Milk Golden Biscuit Crunch came billed as 'milk chocolate with a creme filling, milk chocolate creme filling and biscuit'. My photo really hasn't done it justice, but aesthetically it looked terrific with the different multiple layers clearly evident with the bar broken apart. I've long been waiting for a decent Dairy Milk biscuit bar since it got taken out of the range mid 2000's and I'm pleased to inform we finally have one. This chocolate was nothing other than delicious and I thought every layer played its part in what was a multi-dimensional taste. The outer Dairy Milk was as usual a terrific carrier for the inner filling with it's sweet, cream laden cocoa flavours a delightful lead in to the crunchy biscuit center. The layers of creme that lay between chocolate and biscuit didn't particularly add to much to the experience, though that really mattered little with the buttery, salt licked shortbread like biscuit bring added interest and intrigue to the party. Unlike the Toffee Popcorn bar above, once I opened this chocolate I really was left wanting more - I didn't deny myself.

8.8 out of 10 

Overall with new additions coming and going from the Cadbury Dairy Milk range at an increasingly fast rate these days, it's easy to write them off as bars that wont stand the test of time. Perhaps I'm being overly optimistic, but I rate the chances of at least one of these bars sticking around quite high. I will make the very non-risky prediction that the Cadbury Dairy Milk Toffee Popcorn will not be around this time next year :-) On the contrary I rate the chances of the Cadbury Dairy Milk Golden Biscuit Crunch a heck of a lot better. The latter of the two for me just brought more to the party in terms of it's proposition and uniqueness and I don't think there are than many similar alternatives currently in the Dairy Milk range. Have you tried these bars yet!? Let me know what you thought of them @ChocMission