Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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I will give this Bliss a miss
Cadbury Bliss Hazelnut Truffle
Member Name: ryeb
Cadbury Bliss Hazelnut Truffle
Advantages: It can be found cheaply but..
Disadvantages: Doesn't taste of hazelnut, sickly sweet and high in fat
I would have thought that the odds of my finding a chocolate product made by Cadbury that I really didn't like were quite low. I flip between prefering Dairy Millk and Galaxy brands of milk chocolate, but I find that both usually produce a reliably good tasting bar. However, I have just discovered a product from Cadbury that I couldn't finish eating, shock horror. It was the lovely sounding Dairy Mik Bliss Irresistable Hazelnut Truffle Bar. Thankfully I only paid 59p for it [110g] as it was a "Managers Special" at a local corner shop. More like a "managers get rid of it quick" promotion if you ask me!
The Dairy Milk Bliss bar is range is supposed to offer a more luxurious and tasty selection of fillings that the standard range. It has been around for a few years now, with flavours that seem to come and go. Cadbury say that this partiular bar offers Dairy Milk chocolate with a hazelnut truffle centre. Most of the Bliss bars that I have seen recently also seem to offer the truffle type fillings.
The bars look nice enough from the outside. They are wrapped in gold foil, with an outer layer of card. I like this packaging because it dispenses with the non recyclable plastic wrap. The cardboard layer is a smart purple with red and gold detail and it looks right for a bar that is suposed to be extra special tasting. On the back comes the bad news that two squares of the chocolate contains 22.5% of your RDA of saturated fat and 11.3g of your RDA of sugar. There is no danger of my wanting more than 2 squares in one go it must be said, but considering the fat content is so high, it is shame that would I had didn't taste more like a treat.
Each square is larger than the sort you usually get in a Dairy Milk bar for example, and they are chunkier. This leaves plenty of room for the truffle filling which is deep and generous. The outer layer of chocolate isn't that thick though, so while it does taste smooth and creamy like the normal Cadbury version, it struggles to overcome the cloyingly sweet taste of the truffle centre. I am honestly amazed that this filling is described as hazelnut flavoured because I can't detect the slightest hint of the nut. It doesn't even smell of it. It just tastes sugary and vaguely chocolatey. I like the texture of this part because it is soft and mousse like and I can imagine that with better flavouring it would work well in contrast with the more solid outer shell. But as it is, I felt the flavour was sickly after I had ate just one square. I can't say I really enjoyed it, and I ate a few more squares at different times just because I didn't want to waste the bar. In the end I binned it, as even my sweet toothed boyfriend thought it was too sacharine for him.
I have tried a Bliss bar before - the vanilla truffle one. I didn't really enjoy that either for much the same reason - it was too sugary and too weak in flavour. I thought the hazelnut version would be nicer becuase I absolutely love that nut. Sadly I was wrong. I actually don't think I will bother trying any of the other variations in the range, no mater how nice they sound or how cheap they are. I wouldn't recommend this one because it just doesn't taste of hazelnut at all, and it is over sweet even for a milk chocolate. If you want to sample it for yourself, I have noticed it on sale in places such as Poundworld and B&M for between 49p and £1 - I would try and get it as cheap as possible if I was you!
[This review is also on Ciao.]
Summary: An hazelnut chocolate that doesn't taste of the nut at all.