September 16th: Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim

Kcal 80 Fat 4.5g Fat(sats) 2.6g Carbs 8.5g (per 15.0g)

Since the Kraft takeover of Cadbury Ltd and subsequent formation of Mondelez we've seen many collaborative products marrying up brands from both formerly disparate entities. We've already had the Cadbury Dairy Milk with Oreo (See HERE), Cadbury Philadelphia spread (See HERE) which have both been very impressive and will no doubt be more than short term limited additions to the Cadbury range. Today we got to try what we hoped would the next successful Cadbury/Kraft synergy in the form of this new Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim bar. This bar is set to replace the very successful Milka with Daim bar here in the UK. This may come as disappointing news to fans of Milka chocolate, however Mondelez have understandably made this decision to 'avoid duplication' (we expect they also probably needed to grab the shelf space from somewhere!!).

The new 120.0g bar was sent to us by one of the Cadbury's PR companies and the team shared it as a mid-afternoon snack. As expected the packaging and presentation was aligned to the rest of the Cadbury Dairy Milk range. The Cadbury Dairy Milk logo and purple colouration still very much the dominate branding of the product with the Daim logo taking a secondary role just like on the Oreo bar. The matted foil material as ever maintained the bar in great condition with the chocolate itself segregated into the usual sized Cadbury Dairy Milk block sizes. Despite the heavy presence of the Daim pieces within the bottom portion of the chocolate, breaking it apart was no issue as it broke cleanly and with no additional messyness.

Given the wealth of experience with both Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and Daim chocolate bars the team's expectations were pretty well set and obviously relatively high. The aromas emanating from the chocolate were dominated by the usual distinct sweet chocolatey scents of Dairy Milk, though there was an underlying hint of almondy nuttyness that indicated the presence of the Daim. The block sizes were perfect for standard ChocolateMission taste testing practices - simple placement of the chocolate on the tongue with the melt allowed to develop. Doing this instigated a wonderful flavour journey, firstly the creamy sugaryness of the sweet cocoa Dairy Milk and then the burnt sugar caramel nutty Daim introduced later on. The latter Daim element came to the party once the chocolate had melted away and the small pieces of the Daim were left to chew on. As chocolates go it was on the sweeter side of the spectrum, a 35.0g was agreed by the team as a decent portion size.

Overall this Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim met all of our expectations and was generally well liked amongst the ChocolateMission team. Having been long time advocates of the Milka with Daim chocolate we all felt like we knew what we were in for and this chocolate neither under-delivered or exceeded the experience that was anticipated. The bar itself had many similarities to Cadbury Dairy Milk with Crunchie in the way it was presented and delivered. The Dairy Milk was still very much the dominance aspect of both the packing and taste, however the Daim was still well established and played a key role in both taste and texture when the inner pieces were eventually encountered. If you are a fan of the Milka with Daim you will be very well versed as to what you will be getting here. Luckily the chocolate is a very good one as far as Cadbury bars go these days. Just as we thought we would be concluding this Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim can lay claim to a ChocoalteMission recommendation.

8.7 out of 10