August 16th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Cola Pretzel Honeycomb

Kcal 125 Fat 6.5g Fat Fa(sats) 4.0g Carbs 15.0g (per 25.0g)

Coming just four months after the release of the first two UK Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations bars (See HERE), we today got the opportunity to try the third offering from the range. We were sent this all new Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Cola Pretzel Honeycomb by the folks @MancPickers. Those guys have been featuring on the site all week now - they've not only managed to be the first UK based firm to get stock of the peanut butter flavoured Pop Tarts, but also managed to get stock of this all new Cadbury offering (See HERE).

The new bar comes in a 200.0g form and will likely carry an RRP of around £2.50 once it hits the supermarkets/highstreet stores. The outer packaging is aligned to the rest of the UK Marvellous Creations range - you will have to have a pretty sharp eye to pick it out from the others currently in the range. Although a little non-distinctive aesthetically the quality of the packaging cannot be denied. The matted foil wrapping Cadbury utilise has always been favoured by the @ChocMission team and it again did a fine job keeping the inner contents in A-spec condition. The chocolate itself was interesting to look at with noticeable big chunks of added extras dispersed throughout the chocolate. As aesthetically interesting as it was it did cause a heck of a mess when we attempted to split it up.

What with the flavouring of the bar being an obscure mixture of Cola Pretzel Honeycomb this was the first chocolate of this kind we had ever tried. The bar came described as 'Dairy Milk chocolate with chewy cola flavour nuggets, pieces of salted pretzel and honeycomb pieces'. We were all fans of these bits and pieces individually, however quite how they were going to fuse together in a milk chocolate bar we were not all that sure of. One thing we could be sure and never doubted was the flavour delivery of the milk chocolate - thick and viscous in melt and filled to the brim with creamy, milky cocoa flavours - Dairy Milk goodness! This pleasurable milk chocolate experience was of course disrupted by the plethora of additional pretzel, honeycomb and chewy cola pieces. Whilst the mixture of these elements was admittedly bizarre, they actually worked together quite nicely and resultantly enhanced the experience.

Flavour wise they each offered offered something different - the pretzel biscuity saltyness, the honeycomb sugary caramel and the cola nuggets a penny sweet cola bottle like sweetness. Every piece and bite seemed to offer these flavours at different strengths dependent on which was most prominently featured. It was odd, slightly disconcerting, but still for the main part enjoyable with an odd moreishness.

Overall we enjoyed this new Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Cola Pretzel Honeycomb for what it was. It wasn't chocolate excellence along the lines of Artisan du Chocolat or Hotel Chocolat, but it was an exciting chocolate that offered a different and interesting taste sensation with every chunk. We all know Cadbury haven't exactly been light on the new product front this year but if they keep releasing varieties that offer something different like this one we can deal with the endless amount of Cadbury reviews we seem to be writing here @Chocmission. One thing you cant deny of the UK Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations range is that it has been lacking innovative ideas. We can't promise this will go down as one of your all time favourite Cadbury products but we would certainly say its worth giving a try if you are curious.

8.3 out of 10