October 14th: Cadbury Dairy Milk Snowy Delight

Kcal 87 Fat 5.8g Fat(sats) 3.4g Carbs 7.6g (per 3 blocks)

Last week we took great delight in informing you all that our friends over @MancPickers had sent us all of the latest British Limited Edition Christmas themed chocolates. The package they sent included all manner of goodies including the newest offerings from the likes of Nestle, Mars and Cadbury. Last week we kicked off our look at the Christmas 2013 Limited Edition Cadbury bars with our review of the Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland - See HERE. Well that bar isn't the only new addition to the Cadbury Dairy Milk range this year; this Cadbury Dairy Milk Snowy Delight also features in the line up and today we got our very own chance to see what it was all about.

This Cadbury Dairy Milk Snowy Delight was slightly larger than the Winter Wonderland bar and came in a 120.0g size. On the pack the bar was described as 'Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate with a vanilla flavour filling'. This was a proposition we had previously encountered with Cadbury before ... even on more than one occasion! Indeed this very combination had previously been utilised twice previously for Cadbury Limited Edition chocolates - firstly in the Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss (See HERE) and more recently only last year as part of the 2012 Olympics range with the Cadbury Dairy Milk Silvery Creme (See HERE). We thought the packaging made the product look attractive with the Christmas theme communicated through a variety of Christmassy cues such as the silvery snowflakes and sledge illustrations. Whilst the wrapper gave the product a nice festive feel the inner bar was also pleasing on the eye with the pale coloured vanilla filling looking very generously portioned sandwiched between the milk chocolate.

Despite the proposition being all too familiar the allure of the Dairy Milk chocolates scents were just too tempting not to have us all try this just to make sure things hadn't changed from our previous experiences :-) You wont be surprised to hear that indeed the chocolate and vanilla combination was exactly the same as the one used in the previous Bliss and Silvery Creme. On one hand this was a little disappointing as the part of us desiring something totally new and exciting was frustrated we were essentially tasting something we had done so many times before. From the other perspective however we simply couldn't deny that this was a pretty tasty chocolate. The moreishness of the sweet cocoa Dairy Milk and vanilla noted creamy filling was still there and the pleasant smoothness at which the chocolate melted still had a lovely mouthfeel. The provision of a satisfying chocolate flavour hit was never going to be questionable.

Overall whilst we don't want to come across as encouraging for brands to simply repackage old flavour variations and brand them as NEW Limited Editions we can do little but award this bar a respectable score based on what it is. At the end of the day the Cadbury Dairy Milk Snowy Delight is a very nice chocolate bar - that matter of fact is undeniable. What is also undeniable however is that this bar is essentially just a third iteration of a combination we have seen previously. The fact that Cadbury have seen fit to repackage an old bar and not go for something more adventurous is a little bit of a disappointment. If you've not tried this flavour combination from Cadbury before you are probably wondering what the fuss is all about and if that is the case you should certainly give this bar
a try. If you are an individual who has tried the previous incarnations you may want to give this one a miss based on your what you thought of it times previous.

8.2 out of 10