February 23rd: Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Sprinkles

Kcal 93 Fat 4.9g Fat(sats) 3.0g Carbs 11.0g (per bar)

Much has been made over the lack of Dairy Milk flying around some Cadbury products this Easter *ahem - See HERE*, but one chap that isn't lacking on the Dairy Milk front is our dear friend Mr Freddo. Ahhh Mr Freddo, we've had a few run-ins down the year, we've mainly remained advocates of this chap but one thing we've never been impressed with is how his price has gone up over the years. We remember being able to buy a Cadbury Freddo for a meagre £0.10 in our local corner shops - well the game has changed now folks, he's likely to cost you more than double that these days.

You should be able to find these NEW Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Sprinkles in any decent UK chocolate stocking shop (try your local supermarkets if all is failing you!!). £1.00 should be enough to buy your 5, that's exactly what we did to go about our review today. Each Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Sprinkles weighs 18.0g. As usual it's highly unlikely one won't be enough to satisfy any consumer over the age of 10 to any great degree, that said we still see the role they play as a suitable smaller chocolate snack for kids.

These came described as milk chocolate with coloured sugar strands - this had as slightly unsettled that these 'sugar strands' might turn out to be popping candy but luckily this wasn't to be the case - phew. Taking the Freddo out of his purple foil packet we were disappointed to see that the inner sprinkles did little to add any sort of fun colours to the chocolate. Only when you looked up really close to the chocolate could you see them inside the Dairy Milk. Taste wise they were also a little anonymous, they made it sweeter but frankly that wasn't really desirable given the sweetness of the chocolate in the first place. Suffice to say the team weren't all that eager finishing off the few remaining we had.

Overall despite the team being big Cadbury Dairy Milk fans these really went down a little like a lead ballon. Perhaps this sounds silly but we all kind of expected more from the sprinkles. We thought they might add a cool colourful element to their look but frankly they did little but spoil the taste making it sweeter. We aren't the sort to buy Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddos anyway but if we were to again we would head for the plain ones instead of these. These are a gimmicky limited edition for Easter if ever we have seen one. We wouldn't recommend going near them.

4.0 out of 10