These days it doesn't seem like a month goes by without their being a new product from Cadbury here in the UK. Two of the new product developments we got last year were the hazelnut and orange Cadbury Eclairs. Both of those seem to have done reasonably well as to date (March-2014) they are both still widely available and have avoided the fate of some of the other Cadbury products last year which got nixed quicker than they were released. Well joining those two flavour varieties we now have these Cadbury Eclairs Velvets - 'soft caramel with liquid chocolate flavoured centres covered in milk chocolate'.
Overall our experience with these Cadbury Eclairs Velvets was like someone offering us £20 and giving us £10; essentially we expected something new and awesome and got something that was good but something we had before. Fundamentally these are reshaped original Cadbury Eclairs - the blurb and marketing may lead you to think something differently as it did us, but hopefully we have tempered expectations to avoid you being as disappointed as we were. We don't want to say you shouldn't go out and buy these, but if you do we wouldn't want you to think you are getting anything new or special. Cadbury got us hook, line and sinker believing we had something potentially special here; unfortunately it just wasn't the case.