“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Bar „
We bought this and the Toffee Apple bar of plenty for the £1 offer. At the original RRP of about £1.69 it is a bit much.
Its very pretty. It has the usual Cadbury background on it with Willy Wonka type writing about the picture saying 'Bar of plenty'.
There is a pretty picture of 2 chunks of the chocolate on it, one showing the insides of it. Above them are pictures of various fruit, like strawberries and cranberries etc. but you don't actully get loads of fruit in it, i think its just cranberries really.
The taste of the chocolate is yummy and the fruit is just nicely sour without being too sour. The shortcake is also good and crispy too, giving a really nice texture to the chocolate.
We give this a 5 out of 5 and think its the best of the plenty bars :)
When I was browsing the supermarket last week I came across the Cadbury Dairy milk bar of plenty range and decided to invest in the fruit and vanilla shortcake bar.
The chocolate was on offer in my local co-op at just £1, reduced from £1.59 as a loyal fan of cadbury chocolate I decided to try this out.
The chocolate comes in the traditional purple wrapper carrying the Cadbury Dairy milk logo with bar of plenty in chocolate coloured writing. The wrapper is some what entertaining as the berries seem to dance around the packet and the image of the chocolate chunks containing shortbread pieces really got my mouth watering.
The bar comes in one size only 140g so you definately get more than your standard bar of chocolate but naturally the price is that little bit more.
As I opened the wrapper I could smell the berry flavours and couldn't wait to have a taste of the chocolate, snapping 2 pieces from the bar the shortbread pieces were clearly visible as were the dried fruit pieces.
As I ate the chocolate it melted at the taste and the flavours of the berries really came through the chocolate but the crunch of the shortbread gave a real bite to the chocolate.
There are 3 flavours in the bar of plenty range which are the one above;
Fruit and Vanilla Shortbread
Roast Hazelnut and Honey Roast Cashews
The chocolate is very tasty but I really don't think that I could eat a whole bar without being sick, I tend to share a bar with my husband a a whole bar really is too much.
The flavour of the berries is mainly cranberries and it is a sweet fruity taste, combined with the biscuit and chocolate it is a real fusion that tickles the tastebuds.
At £1 I think I will buy another bar of this but when it goes up to the full price of £1.59 I am unsure how many more bars I will buy.
Vamp goes bad!
I know most of my reviews have been about Weight Watchers products and healthy eating, however sometimes I need a good chocolate fix. Personally there is nothing better and sure does make me feel exceedingly happy.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit and Vanilla Shortcake 140g bar:
Personally I don't think Cadbury's chocolate is the best on the market and I much prefer Lindor or Green and Blacks, but I saw strawberries and couldn't help myself.
I have been looking at this chocolate bar for weeks now when shopping and I keep thinking to myself no it's too many Weight Watcher points! Well today I said sod it and put a bar in with my shopping. I love fruits and adore vanilla shortcake so I couldn't wait to try this.
Opening the wrapper you're met with a sweet light strawberry sent with a yummy milk chocolate mix (I was in heaven) I broke some of the chocolate up into its squares and you could see within the chocolate the berries and shortcake mix.
My first bite:
Well not as I was expecting but very close! And each square has a slightly different taste, one square I had was full of the sweet berries and tasted of pure delights another square had more vanilla shortcake chucks and tasted more like a chocolate biscuit. Then you get to the square with both berries and shortcake in; and it continued like this throughout the whole pack. (Yes I got through the whole pack in one day!)
The chocolate was lovely and smooth with the berries and vanilla shortcake it set it off a treat it was so morish that I kept popping back to the fridge and grabbing another square until it had all gone! The berries within the milk chocolate were cranberries, strawberries and elderberries an extremely nice combination.
When eating the square with more vanilla shortcake as I said it was more like a chocolate biscuit with a nice sweet crumbly crunch. I couldn't really taste the elderberries but the strawberries and cranberries did stand out; when biting into squares with more fruit it was a tiny bit chewy.
Bar of Plenty Verities:
Cadbury's have brought the bar of plenty out in three flavours, Berry Fruit and Vanilla Shortcake (the one I'm reviewing) Toffee Apple and Roast Hazelnut and Honey Roast Cashew (which I plan to try next as my next treat).
Another thing that caught my attention was the pretty wrapper its quite plan, simple but effective. With the trademark Dairy Milk logo and jazzed up writing underneath. The main part of the wrapper being purple matching the standard Dairy Milk Bars; on the back of the wrapper it tells to about the others in the 'Bar of Plenty' range, and the normal information you would expect to see contact details, ingredients etc.
With the good there comes the bad!
Per three squares:
9.4g of Sugars
4.6g of Fat
2.8g of Saturates
0.05 of Salt
(Worrying that I have eaten the whole bar within a day!)
Contains: milk, wheat, soya and may contain nuts.
This chocolate bar is also suitable for vegetarians.
Price and Availability:
I've seen these bars in pretty much all the supermarkets Asda, Tesco's, Morrison's, Sainsbury's etc I purchased mine while on offer in Tesco's at just £1.00 for the bar. Normal price is round the £1.49 mark but does differ in each supermarket.
I'm really happy I picked this bar up it tasted lovely, expensive when not on offer but as a treat now and then I don't mind the price. Huge fat contents but it was worth each mouth full! Just means I have to work extra hard for my weight in next week. I will definitely be buying this again I love the taste and texture overall remarkably happy with the delicious chocolate bar :o)
One negative I do have with the bar is that I don't think it will be a bar that will be here for years to come, as Cadbury's tend to have a newer product on the market then it slowly disappears. I'm guessing the price for what you get will put people off; it would be great if Cadbury did this as a smaller bar like the normal Dairy Milk with the lower price tag.
Four out of five stars from me
Thanks for reading :o)
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I've been reviewing a lot of chocolate bars recently. In my defence, I've had a lot of uni work to do and chocolate really helps me get through it! The other day, while I was paying for a parcel at the post office, I spied this new 'Bar of Plenty' (the post office is also a newsagent's). I had read a few reviews and was dying to try it myself, so I bought a bar. At £1.59 for 140g it was quite expensive, but everything is always more expensive in local shops anyway, and I hadn't come across this particular bar in Tesco's (and believe me, if I had I would have tried it before now!).
I chose the Berry Fruit and Vanilla Shortcake variety, drawn by the whole concept of the flavour and the packaging (yes, I'm shallow). The wrapper comes in the usual Cadbury's purple, but there is a picture of a chunk of chocolate surrounded by shortcake and fruit. Even the font used for the product name is jazzy and bright and eyecatching. According to the wrapper, however, a portion of 3 chunks of chocolate (who decides on these portion sizes? Kate Moss?) is 90 calories! I mentally blocked this out and proceeded to open the wrapper.
The bar looks like any bar of Cadbury's chocolate, except that you can see generous amounts of little shortcake chunks and, to a slightly lesser extent, pieces of fruit. Without further ado I broke off a piece and began munching.
Does anyone remember Cadbury Tiffin bars? Basically they were like Fruit and Nut except that instead of the nuts there were little shortcake pieces alongside the raisins. I absolutely loved them, but I only ever found them in one place (the vending machine at sixth form!). I have been hunting fruitlessly for them ever since, and finally gave up the search last year after even failing to find them at Cadbury World in Birmingham (which I thought, incidentally, had a rather poor selection of chocolate).
Well, my prayers have been answered because this bar is like a Tiffin bar, only better! The shortcake pieces are plentiful and taste of vanilla. The fruit consists of dried cranberries which are juicy, and there are plenty of them. According to the ingredients list, natural strawberry juice and concentrated elderberry juice are in the bar. I can't detect the elderberry juice - probably because I don't know what elderberries taste like - but I can definitely detect the strawberry, especially when I let a piece of chocolate melt in my mouth rather than munching it greedily.
I am very excited about this bar and I think it is my new favourite! I should probably knock off a star for the price, as it is expensive even compared to other Cadbury's chocolate, but it's probably a good thing as I dread to think how many bars of this stuff I would be buying - and eating - if they cost, say, a pound. Therefore I will give the bar a full five stars!
It is possible to get the Bar of Plenty in two other flavours: Roast Hazelnut and Honey Roast Cashews, and Toffee Apple. I probably won't try the former - though I like a few nuts in my chocolate, I'm not keen on a plethora of them - but I like the sound of Toffee Apple despite some negative reviews.
This bar contains milk and wheat and may contain nuts and soya. It is suitable for vegetarians.
This is one of three new chocolate bars in the Cadburys Bar Of Plenty range, the other varieties are Toffee Apple and Roasted Cashew Nut, and are retailed at around the £1.50 mark at full price so are hardly the cheapest of options if you want a chocolate fix! I bought mine when they were on special offer at Tesco, at an introductory price of £1, but even so I still thought these bars a tad expensive for what they actually are!!
The first thing I noticed upon biting into this bar was that I could not really taste any fruit. Not that plentiful then!! All I could find were big pieces of biscuit and though that was pleasent enough, it did feel like just eating a big chocolate covered shortcake! Of course, one might argue that is the intention but the packaging also alleges that the bar contains a large selection of summery fruits. These felt in short supply and, when I did locate them, felt lost behind the contrasting flavours of chocolate and biscuit!!
Whilst this bar was less disappointing than the Roasted Cashew Nut variety, which could've just been a normal bar of Whole Nut or Fruit And Nut for how much different it was from an ordinary bar, it is still less satisfying than the Toffee Apple variety which remains my favourite! That said, even that was not really worth the money it costs at full price, no matter how enjoyable it might have been and I do think that Cadburys are onto a bit of a bum note with this, their latest promotion.
I kind of get the idea that these chocolate bars are a bit of a gimmick and have little doubt that they will be around for years to come. If nothing else, I really don't think people have got the money for chocolate that frankly is not all it is cracked up to be!
The packet is the traditional Cadbury purple. On the front is the brand and product name, along with the flavour and a picture of what the chocolate should look like with shortcake and berries above. On the back is information about the product, ingredients, nutrition information, other flavours available, contact information and symbols recycling, suitable for vegetarians and to put your rubbish in the bin. It also has the weight of the bar which is 140g.
Being a self confessed chocoholic I am always on the lookout for something new and when I saw the bar of plenty being advertised in a magazine I thought I should go out and get one. When getting it home I opened the packet and was surprised at how small the squares of chocolate were, I was expecting them to be a little bigger. The smell was the traditional Cadbury dairy milk smell but I couldn't smell any of the berries or shortcake. When turning the chocolate over I could see all the bits of shortcake inside and there were lots to be found.
Now the taste test, I broke of square which came easily and I could now the fruit inside. /the ratio of shortcake to fruit, I would say was three to one. I then put it in my mouth and could taste the smooth chocolate. I then bit into the chunk and sweetness of the fruit came through along with the crunch of the shortcake. I couldn't really distinguish which fruit I was eating but it did give the chocolate a slight chewy texture. I must admit I quite liked this chocolate but I think I will stick to a normal bar of chocolate. I recommend this if you're after something different and enjoy the texture of fruit and nut.
On looking at the back of the packet I noticed it is only one type of fruit which is infused with natural strawberry and elderberry. A bit deceiving from the picture on the front.
Per 3 chunks
Calories - 90kcal 4.5%
Sugars 9.4g 10.4%
Fat - 4.6g 6.6%
Saturates - 2.8g 14%
Salt - 0.05g 0.8%
Price and Availability
It is available to but in most supermarkets and local shops. It is priced at £1.49 and comes in two other flavours which are toffee apple and roast hazelnut & honey roast cashew. It is on offer in Sainsbury's for £1.00
I didn't even know this new cadbury product even existed until I saw it yesterday. It was on offer in the supermarket for £1.00, it said it would usually retail for £1.49 and the bar is 100g.
I have since realised that there are other flavours of this new bar that I am also looking forward to trying such as toffee apple, but this one did not disappoint.
This one is called fruit and vanilla shortcake, and it is really lovely. I am a huge lover of fruit and nut and so this I found very exciting.
It is quite a big bar but the chocolate was really packed with fruit and bits of shortcake. Not like sometimes when you have to search these chocolate bars for the added extras, this was literally packed with bits of fruit and little bits of shortcake.
I found that most of the fruit was cranberries but I found that really nice, and they were actually quite soft, not like some dried fruit that is really chewy and not very nice. There were also a few raisins in there. The shortcake was amazing too, it was soft but with a bit of crunch that melted in the mouth, and really complimented the chocolate and the fruit.
I don't know about fat content or any of that stuff, we all know chocolate is not great so why spoil it with the facts, it tastes amazing so it doesn't matter, as a treat it's fine.
I will say though because of all the extras in it, I couldn't eat a lot of it, but I saw that as a good thing.
I can't believe I didn't know about this product and I think there are 2 other flavours, but I am really looking forward to trying the toffee apple one.
This could be my new favourite, I really enjoyed it.
WOW! This is the chocolate bar of the year for me. After being truly disappointed by the toffee apple flavour (I found it truly revolting) I really wasn't sure whether or not I really wanted to be disappointed again. But I was desperate for a chocolate fix last night and it's all I had in the flat, And after trying one piece I was hooked.
The base chocolate is dairy milk and mixed within is the beautiful blend of vanilla shortcake and dried cranberries with a tint of strawberry flavourings. When I first read that it contained cranberries, the first thing I though of was my turkey dinner on Christmas day. I couldn't imagine what it would taste like mixed with chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised, it was lush. It does taste quite sweet but I do have a very sweet tooth.
I purchased mine from Sainsbury's on offer priced at only £1, they usually retail at £1.49.
Each bar weighs a total of 140grams and contains 3 strips of 8 chunks.
On the back of the packaging it states that each portion is on 3 chunks. I have no idea who only has 3 chunks of chocolate and leave it at that. Trust me this is a really nice bar and I wouldn't be surprised if you polish the whole lot of without realising. As I was saying, each portion is 3 chunks which contain 90 calories, 9.4grams of sugar and 4.6grams of fat. So if you can try not to eat the whole lot.
I have previously reviewed the toffee apple flavour which isn't very nice in my books. And there is also another flavour available roast hazelnut and honey roast cashews. So expect a review on that chocolate bar coming soon.
I don't think it would be to everyone's taste but I absolutely love it. And next time I see one on the shelf in my local supermarket I'm defiantly going to pick a few up.
This is a new range of Chocolate Bars that have only been out for the last month of so. I like to try new Chocolates and food, so when I found this in Sainsbury's for £1 I was right in there. I bought 1 of each kind - just for research purposes of course! I think the right price of these is going to be around £1.90, which I think is a bit too expensive for a 140g bar.
The wrapper for this is nice enough. It is a matt shiny wrapper and feels quite thick and good quality. There is a picture of the Fruit and Shortcake on here and it looks nice enough.
The Bar is 3 small squares of Chocolate wide and 8 squares long, so 24 squares of Chocolate. I would say these are a bit smaller than a Dairy Milk Chunk, but not that much.
These are lovely. Perhaps not my favourite kind, as I love the Hazelnut and Cashew one the best. This has the Shortcake on the bottom but also mixed through the chunks as well, and the fruit pieces are juicy and tasty. They are red berries, but mostly strawberry.
I wasn't too sure how I would like this, as although I like Strawberries, it isn't my favourite fruit but this went together lovely.
Per 3 squares this has 96 calories, but i couldn't just stop at 3, i pretty much polished the bar off in about an hour.
Nice new Chocolate that is full of plenty taste. I recommend to try this, and the rest in the range.
Well everybody has heard of Cadburys Chocolate and most people enjoy this from time to time ( or some everyday!), well I have lost count of the many different bars that they have produced over the last 200 years ( especially those made in the first 150 years!). With many favourites disappearing from our shelves like Amazin raisin bar, Fuse, Coconut Boost and one of my favourites Spira's it was good to see that Cadburys have bought out a new range called "Bar of Plenty".
There are 3 different bars in this range Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake ( which I am reviewing), Toffee Apple ( which I will be reviewing) and Roast Hazlenut & Honey Roast Cashews ( which is my favourite!).
So while shopping in Sainsburys ( new experience for me as it is usually Tesco or Morrisons!) my son managed to slip all 3 bars into my basket which I didn't notice until it came to paying at the checkout.Being that he had driven me there I did buy them for him as a treat, but also so that I could try these and review them on Dooyoo!.
This bar comes in the usual Cadbury purple wrapper with the usual Cadbury logo on the front. It is a large bar at 140g and costs £1 at the moment on promotion at most supermarkets. Divided into small squares I broke a line of 3 of the bar to try.
The first thing that you will notice is that when snapping off the first square is all the little nobbly bits poking out. There is the creamy coloured shortcake biscuit sitting there in little circles, with pieces of cranberry poking out were it has broken in half from the other side.
On popping the first square into my mouth I noticed that apart from the lovely Cadbury chocolate taste there was the crispy crunchy shortcake which was nice.
Now for the second square again crispy but this time with a piece of cranberry ( these have been dried and infused with natural strawberry and elderberry) now all I have to say is that the only taste I can taste is strawberries very strongly.
For the third final square I popped it into my mouth and I must say I now was finding this just a bit to sweet and sickly for me and wished that I hadn't put this last square into my mouth at all!.
This is a very sweet and sickly bar, that even my son and daughter agreed with me on this one and the rest of the bar was put into the cupboard where it is still sitting to this day ( thats over a week ago a miracle in my house for chocolate to last for so long!).
So unless you really have a sweet tooth I wouldn't really recommend this bar, if it hadn't had the cranberries in it then it would have been really nice. Knowing that chocolate is high in calories I didn't realise that that the 3 tiny squares cost me 90 calories ( another week of dieting now!!).
For anyone thats interested 3 squares contain;
I think that if Cadbury had left the cranberries as themselves then maybe it would have been a much nicer bar without the over sweetness of strawberries!
Sorry Cadburys but only 2 Dooyoo stars from me on this one!