“ Brand: Cadbury / Type: Toffee „
I saw these bars in Poundland recently where I discover quite a lot of unusual sweets. They were of course £1 each. Given the nature of the bar, a toffe apple and cinamon one, I could not help but wonder whether this was in fact a product that had been released at Halloween time and then Cadbury was trying to get rid of its remaining stock though I cannot say that I had seen this Bar of Plenty range before.
According to the back, there were 3 variants in the range, this one, a berry fruit and vanilla shortcake which I thought sounded interesting, and also, a hazelnut and cashew which I suspect would have tasted just like Wholenut. Anyway, there was only this one available so this one it was.
The bars are 140g so there's enough in it for a few days unless you really really like it I suppose. It's a combination of chocolate, spiced apple chunks and toffee pieces. What I did really draw my attention is the packaging, I think it looks great. The words Bar of Plenty are written in a cool orange story book kind of font and there's a green picture of chunks of apple and toffee flying around. I really liked it.
So onto the taste, my first impression, and lasting is that it was not as nice as I thought it could have been. The chocolate was standard Dairy Milk so no suprises there, however, the zing of the apple seemed to contrast too much with the rest of the bar, I suspect it was overly spiced for my taste buds. I would prefer it if it was just plain apple really. You can see the little chunks of apple which is a nice touch and I suppose you may get a teeny tiny bit of vitamins from it if I am looking for good points.
Overall, it was okay, I will eat it but not buy it again,
I have had many a chocolate bar in my time, but today after purchasing a bar of plenty from Poundland I was left wondering what next. You see this is perhaps the most bizarre chocolate I have tasted to date; in fact I might even go as far to say that it is weird.
Bar of Plenty
There are three different bars in the Cadbury Bar of Plenty range and today I purchased the toffee apple one for a £1. The 140g bar is divided into the usual size Cadbury chunks which is just as well, since this is a chocolate that you not going to be eating all at once.
That is not to say it is in any way a bad chocolate, it is just a bit strange............for a chocolate bar. The initial taste is of cinnamon; there is a very strong hint of this in every bite. There are also small pieces of moist apple, which taste quite nice one you have sucked off all the chocolate. There are also fairly decent chunks of what I gather is supposed to be toffee. It does look dark and toffee coloured, but it is not toffee as I know it.
The three components to the bar are randomly scattered throughout its fairly large frame so there is a pretty good chance of getting a bit of everything in each bite. It is no way unpleasant and you can get a general feeling of what it is supposed to be, but I've never had a toffee apple, which had cinnamon through it. The mix might well have worked better without this and I am an avid fan of cinnamon, I just think it is misplaced in this bar.
The chocolate is of the usual Cadbury high standard and the apple and toffee do exactly what you'd expect them to, but they keep getting interference from the unnecessary cinnamon. It is a nice bar and it does taste pretty nice if unusual, I couldn't eat the whole 140g in one sitting as I might with other Cadbury bars it would just be too much.
Being a chocoholic, I found this a bit disappointing on the whole, and being a cinnamon fan I found its addition to be of little help. The bar was nice, but not delicious as lets face it most chocolate is. I don't think I'll be buying another bar of plenty at least not this flavour, I may try the others if I can find them.
Along with my other bar of plenty, i bought this one also for the £1 offer. I didn't buy the nutty one because im allergic to most nuts.
really much the same as the other bar, It has the usual Cadbury purple background and Willy Wonka style wrting.
This time the picture is (quite obviously) of the Toffee apple chocolate. The chunk at the front still shows the insides of the chocolate. Also the packaging shows a few pieces of sliced green apples and toffee flakes floating around.
I did enjoy this chocolate bar, perhaps not QUITE as much as the fruit and shortcake, but its a very close second and almost a draw.
The thing my family members didn't like about this bar was the fact that the apple had quite a fairly strong cinnimon flavour to it. I didn't mind this as i quite like the flavour of cinnimon, but if you don't like it, perhaps try and stick away from this bar.
Also the apple was quite chewy and the lumps of it were slightly bigger than we expected, although this isn't always a bad thing.
The toffee is very nice, not chewy in the least just very slightly crispy which is nice. The flavour still does come across well despite the fact fo there being apple in there as well.
i rate this bar a 4 just because the apple was a bit chewy for my liking but other than that (and the chewyness of the apple wasn't really too bad) it is very tasty and satisfiying.
Also i imagine this bar would be great at halloween with some toffee apples! :)
In my local Co-op store I spotted these at the end of the aisle for £1. I had tried the Berry and shortbread version but when they had run out of stocks hubby put this version into the basket.
The chocolate is in the traditional Cadbury Purple wrapper and inside is 140g of amazingly tasty chocolate.
This is the toffee apple version and to me it was a taste of bonfire night as I bit into the chocolate and could taste crunchy pieces of toffee flavoured with a cinnamon apple flavour. The taste is very sweet but combined with the chocolate it is not too sickly.
The bar of plenty logo appears fun and different combined with the Cadbury Dairy Milk easily recognised logo.
There are 3 different versions of the bar of plenty;
Roast Hazelnut and Honey Roast Cashews
Berry fruit and vanilla shortcake
The guideline daily amount is based on 3 chunks and for 3 chunks the calories are 85 calories, 10.5g sugar, 4.3g fat, 2.7g saturates and 0.03g salt.
Hubby and I tend to eat this as a treat and it feels a bit more like an extravagent treat which is really nice as the darker nights set in.
The toffee pieces are really crunchy and tasty and really give something different to his chocolate bar. The spiced apple is fairly overpowering in the chocolate bar but if like me you enjoy spiced apple then you may just like this.
I did find that I could only manage a few pieces as it really is quite sweet and the more pieces I ate the more sicklier I felt but in a way it worked quite well for me as it stopped me eating the whole bar.
The RRP is £1.59 but most supermarkets have this on offer.
This is a new chocolate bar by Cadbury's and I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to new things. When I see something new or on special offer I generally tend to get it. I basically like to try new things, at least once.
I like chocolate that has something else added to it such as nuts, biscuit or dried fruit rather than a plain bar of chocolate. So when I went to Asda I saw these bars for £1 and they were a new variety so I thought I would try them. I got the apple and toffee and the shortcake bars. At first I was only going to get the shortcake one but then I got the apple and toffee one as well because I like toffee.
The apple and toffee bar has pieces of dried spiced apple and toffee pieces. The apple is rather quite nice with the cinnamon but it is really chewy and I don't like the texture of the apple. The toffee pieces are hard and small and I prefer toffee that is soft and chewy. I don't like hard sweets and the toffee is pretty hard but because it is small it is not so bad. I didn't like the apple and toffee bar and I don't intend to buy it again and I wish I hadn't bought it but I just gave it to my brothers because I couldn't finish it.
I think the price is reasonable as I got it for £1 and it is 140g which is what a standard bar is normally. I don't think that the bars come in any other sizes as this is a new edition to the cadbury range but there may be in the near future if there is a demand for it (which I doubt).
I didn't like the apple and toffee chocolate and I wouldn't get it again. If you are like me and you like to try new things then I would recommend that you try them and see for yourself as at £1 it isn't too expensive. I did think that it was a little too sweet as well but this could be because I don't really like sweet chocolate.
This is part of a new range of chocolate bars released by Cadburys to spice up their Dairy Milk bars. Bar of Plenty bars come in 140g slabs and cost RRP £1.59. I managed to pick it up for about £1 on special offer in Asda soon after they were released into the stores. The packaging is really cute I like it a lot and it attracted me to the product when I saw it on the shelf. It has a sort of 'Willy Wonka' feel to it with the decorative curling script and the bold colourful picture.
The bar looks appealing and is a warm brown colour. It has a traditional chocolate bar appearance with rows of indented blocks, each stamped with the Cadburys logo. It smells delicious, sweet with a hint of spice. There are a generous amount of toffee and apple pieces dispersed throughout the chocolate. The toffee is crispy and chewy, and the apple tastes warming and sweet, very much like a Bramleys cooking apple flavour. The overall taste feels odd to begin with, but as the milk chocolate begins to melt the overall flavour becomes more rounded and you're left with a pleasant sweet aftertaste. I wasn't keen on it to begin with and after an initial tasting the bar sat in my cupboard for a few weeks. I rediscovered it recently and gave it another try, and now I seem to have acquired a taste for it.
The Dairy Milk is as good as always, and is a high quality milk chocolate with a generous dairy content. The chunks of toffee and apple add extra texture to the usually smooth consistency of Dairy Milk. I find the stronger flavour of this bar better satisfies my appetite, so I tend to eat less of the bar than if I had some plain milk chocolate.
The recommended portion sizes are very strict - only 3 chunks! As long as you eat it sparingly it's a lovely treat and the strong flavour is sweet and long lasting, more like a pudding than a piece of chocolate.
I liked the cashew Bar Of Plenty so when the shop by me had the Toffee Apple bars on offer for 75p I brought a bar even though when I tried a sample in Sainsburys I wasn't mad keen on it. It's Dairy Milk with pieces of dried apple and crunchy toffee, they only come in big bars that I think are 100g and that's a bit crafty (Krafty! haha! just got it!) because it means if you like the chocolate you can't buy a cheaper small size bar and have got to fork out about £1.49 for the big one.
The pieces of apple haven't got a very nice texture, they're very dry and don't taste of much when you get a bit in your mouth. It's weird though because the actual chocolate has got a very strong apple flavour and for me that completely spoils the taste of the Dairy Milk. The chocolate doesn't taste anything like plain Dairy Milk and the apple flavour is deffo overdone, it's dead fake as well because you can tell the taste doesn't come from the actual apple! lol
I like the toffee bits because they're hard and crunchy and are a lovely change from the apple. The thing is there is loads more apple than toffee and that done my head in because the toffee is the best thing about the bar! It's mega crunchy and has got a taste that is like a cross between a Daim bar and butterscotch, the toffee is very sweet and is in all different sizes so sometimes you'll just get a flake but then there are some pieces that are big enough to really chomp down on.
Even though the toffee is sooooo good, this is still one of the worst Cadburys chocolate bars ever. The best thing about it is the wrapper because it's proper classy looking, the Bar Of Plenty bars have all got old fashioned cute wrappers and this one is as gorgeous looking at the rest of them.
Not recommended...... sounds like a wicked idea for a chocolate bar but I don't think it works very well.
Having seen these new chocolate bars on offer in my local supermarket at 99p per bar i thought i would try the one that sounded the nicest out of the 3 new bars. I chose this toffee apple one, and i definately feel i made the right choice! If you like something different in a chocolate bar then this flavour is certainly for you as it has small chunks of crunchy toffee pieces throughout the bar combined with small chunks of real chewy apple. The textures and flavours of the two work really well together and are perfect for people who like the idea of chocolate and fruit together. I'd say the only thing you would have to be cautious about is whether or not you like cinnamon because cinnamons like marmite you either love it or you hate it. This chocolate bar has a strong taste of cinnamon which for me makes the chocolate bar even more so better! The only thing is it does not tell you that it has cinnamon in it just tells you that the apple is spiced, so if you do not like cinnamon i would not recommend this to you.
The chocolate bar itself is exactly what it says on the label "Bar of plenty" as it is bigger than an average bar of chocolate but smaller than the sharing bars, so as it says on the label it is "plenty". I bought this bar on offer for 99p but the selling price is usually about £1.30 or more which i think is quite expensive for what it is as you can buy bigger bars of chocolate for around that price.
So if you have a keen taste for cinnamon, and you love the idea of toffee, apple and chocolate together, this is the perfect chocolate bar for you!
Since trying the fruit and shortbread version of this I really wanted to try this flavour as I love toffee and apples, so I thought it would be a good chocolate bar for me.
When I tried the other flavour it was on offer at £1.00 for a 140g bar, but this time I had to pay full price and it cost £1.59 for the same size bar. I thought this was quite a reasonable price for that sized bar.
This chocolate bar consists of lovely cadbury chocolate, and it says it is apple and toffee and spices. The taste of all this things is very prominent and it's a really nice combination. There are fairly large chunks of squidy apple, little pieces of crunchy sweet toffee and you definitely can taste the spices, although they are more of an after taste, but they are still there.
The apple and the toffee and the spices all go so well together, and the main spice you can taste is cinnamon, but it's a lovely after taste.
I thought this was a great chocolate bar, and it had lots of nice elements to it. It was really packed with the toffee and the apple pieces, cadbury have definitely not skimped on the fillings.
I didn't look at the nutritional information, as I didn't want to ruin the chocolate. I imagine theres quite a lot of fat in there, but as a treat, I don't think it does too much harm.
I think this is definietly worth the money and I would buy it again. It's such a different taste for chocolate, it's really interesting and different.
Cadbury's Bar of Plenty are the new range of chocolate bars which have added ingredients, they are available at the 140g bar size and cost around a pound. I've not tried all of the others but this one is by far my favourite of the ones I have had.
Cadbury's Toffee Apple is a lovely mix of chocolate, apple and toffee pieces. They haven't been received with glowing reports by everyone on DooYoo but for me are my favourite chocolate bar at the moment.
This bar tastes very similar in format to a biscuit and raisin Yorkie bar, it has the acidity and chunkiness from the apple, the cricpiness from the toffee and of course the creaminess from the milk chocolate base. The chocolate also has a lovely smell, it reminds me of Christmas for some reason with a hint of spice and alcohol. I love the taste of the chocolate, I do love the biscuit and raisin Yorkie bar but dislike the chocolate used for the Yorkie bar so this bar has the best elements of the fruit and crunchiness and adds far better chocolate to the mix.
There are of course bad things which go with any chocolate bars and as this is only available in the bigger size comes with the warning that there are loads of calories per bar. However, as a bar to share it's perfect and I don't think Cadbury's need to make a smaller or bigger bar.
I'm pleased that Cadbury are starting to make chocolate bars with added elements which doesn't contain nuts, I've got a mild nut allergy and used to love fruit and nut chocolate or at least the fruit part of the fruit and nut bar. I always felt annoyed that there was a whole nut version and not a whole fruit but here we have a bar which itches my fruit and chocolate taste bud and not a nut in sight.
So eat and enjoy and take pleasure in chocolate with apple and toffee.
I am a sucker for all things Cadbury,so when I saw this new line of chocolate flavours I just had to try them. On a visit to Sainsburys I spied the bars for £1. I chose the Toffee Apple variety. The bar is described as 'Milk chocolate with dried spiced apple chunks with toffee pieces' Chocolate and toffee , to me, are the perfect combination. The addition of apple sounded interesting.
The 140g bar is wrapped in the trade mark cadbury purple foil. The picture shows a delicious mouth watering chunk of chocolate surrounded by apple pieces and tofee bits. Each bar contains 495Kcal, 24.8g of Fat 24.8g and 61.5g of carbs.
I saved the chocolate for a whole week before I gingerly peeled back the wrapper. The scent that reached my nostrils was firstly the cadbury chocolate ( a good sign) followed by a slightly spicy aroma. I broke off a row. It looked like Cadburys. I ate the first square. The chocolate was most definitely Cadburys, with the slightly cloying texture. However the addition of the crunchy toffee bits added a new dimension. I couldn't actually tase the flavour of the toffee, but I knew it was there as it was incredibly hard. It was the spicy apple though that prevaded my taste buds. Unfortunately it was not a flavour that I particulary liked. It was in many ways overpowering as it took away from the chocolate taste.
I was very disappointed with this chocolate bar. I did finish it, but it took me a week which is a sure sign that I didn't really like it. I am the woman who can eat bars of chocolates in a matter of minutes! Apple is not really a fruit that you associate with chocolate, especially spicy apple. I can understand the link with the toffee, but apple is a leap too far.
There are two other flavours in this range, but I think I will give them a miss.
Stick to Cadburys Dairy Milk.
I have read a few reviews on these new bars by Cadburys called bar of plenty. There are 3 flavours available. The first one for me to review is the toffee apple. After the first chunk I really wasn't too sure if I liked it. After having another 2 chunks I had made up my mind that this wouldn't be a chocolate bar I would purchase again. It left a horrible taste in the back of my throat and I think it really ruined the taste of the original Cadburys dairy milk.
I purchased mine from my local Sainsbury's supermarket priced at only £1. It was on promotion. Normally they are priced at £1.49.
I noticed on the bar it states that one portion is only 3 chunks. Honestly who eats only 3 chunks of chocolate, I know I can't. But to be honest with this chocolate bar 3 chunks is enough. Although the main base chocolate is dairy milk, I can't fault that part of the bar. But the apple I found was spiced apple and I tasted more cinnamon than anything else. It was that over powering it covered the taste of the dairy milk. The toffee yet again I couldn't really taste due to the overpowering apple flavour though it did give the chocolate a nice chewy feeling.
Each bar consists of 3 strips of 8 chocolate chunks, weighing a total of 140grams. There are 85 calories per every 3 chunks at 10.5 grams of sugar and 4.3grams of fat. Yet again this is per every 3 chunks.
My end conclusion on this flavour of the bar of plenty is that I really dislike it and it will not be landing in my shopping trolley again on my weekly shop. Though I am looking forward to when I open the other 2 bars I purchased. So look out for my review on here about them.
"Bar of Plenty" is the new delight from Cadbury's, the chocolate makers extrordinaire. I saw these on the shelf at Tesco and they were on a very special offer of £1.00 for a 140g bar, so it was useless to try and resist.
Clad in the instantly recognisable Cadbury's purple foil wrapper, the 140g is mid way between a little snack and a family size bar, so it was ideal - I need to have a lot of product to test!
There were actually three flavours available to choose from in this new Bar of Plenty range, but this time I picked "Toffee Apple". It promises "Milk chocolate with Dried Spiced Apple Chunks and Toffee Pieces". Lovely.
The ingredients seem fairly natural, and include apple juice and mixed spices.
Biting into it, it's the same old familiar Dairy Milk flavour, then a texture that is very similar to the Whole Nut or Fruit and Nut (Although this does not contain nuts). The toffee and apple pieces give a lovely crunchy, chunky texture.
Downside? If I hadn't read the label, I would not be able to specifically tell you that I tasted 'Toffee' or 'Apple', the flavours are fairly well meshed together into a general sweet chocolateness!
However, the overall effect is gorgeous, and I will be back for more - and I will also be testing the other two flavours in this new range (purely for DooYoo of course!).
The other day whilst doing my weekly shop at my local generic supermarket, I spotted these new bars from Cadburys priced initially at £1 each. Rather steep for a bar of chocolate I thought but they were flavours different to anything else available on the market at the moment so I thought I would give a couple of them a go. As well as Toffee Apple, the other two varieties Cadbury are currently producing in this range are Roasted Hazlenut And Cashew Nut and Berry Fruit And Vanilla Shortcake. I decided to go for the nutty one and the Toffee Apple because I didn't want to be spending £3 on chocolate however nice it might be and these looked to be the better two of those on offer.
My initial response was highly favourable. Though a tad on the pricey side even on special offer (and I am forced to wonder how much they will charge for these bars once the introductionary period has ended) the Toffee Apple flavoured bar is suffciently different from anything else I have experienced to tempt me enough to buy it again! It is extremely sweet, and may be too sweet for some palates, but the flavours of toffee, apple and a combination of cloves, cinnamon and spices are all there encased in the good quality chocolate that Cadburys have become best known for.
(My opinions of the Roasted Hazlenut bar were less high but I will save those for now for another review.)
The bar did not last long I can tell you which made me glad I had not purchased all three varieties of the chocolate! By the time I had tucked in, shared small amounts with my wife and daughter and appreciated just how novel, unique and interesting in flavour this was for a chocolate bar, it was all gone. The fact that I was left wanting more can only be a good indication of how much I enjoyed it but, if I am honest, there is no way I could have managed any more right at that moment as there was just enough to leave me satisfied without me feeling like I had over-indulged too much! My only regret was that I had not kept anymore for the next night but that has as much to say about me being a pig as it does about anything else. For any normal person, they could probably eke this out over a couple of days!
The ingredients and the nutritional details are as follows:
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per 3 chunks):
(of which sugars): 10.5g
(of which saturates): 2.7g
Salt equivalent: 0.03g
Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, E472, E476, spiced apple pieces, dried apple, dextrose, glycerol, concentrated apple juice, modified maize starch, mixed spice, natural apple flavouring, malic acid, glucose syrup, vegetable oil, sweetened condensed milk, butter, soya lecithin, flavouring
Suitable for vegetarians
Contains milk, soya, sulphites
May contain nuts, wheat
As a chocoholic, or a fat pig with a sweet tooth if that is the term you prefer, I cannot recommend this Bar Of Plenty variety enough. Let me tell you where I am right now.....I'd buy that for a dollar!