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I LOVE Cadbury Boost Cake Bars
Cadbury Boost Cake Bars
Member Name: Holland1
Cadbury Boost Cake Bars
Advantages: Taste just like Boost bars...but in cake form! Just the right size
During my usual weekly shop, I tend to throw a few treats or snacks in the trolley, to avoid us going to the corner shop every night and spending a couple of quid each time on some overpriced muffin or chocolate bars. I look for things that are on offer, new or a bit different, and last time I went shopping these Boost Cake bars jumped out at me because they were new (according to the packet) and they were on offer. Good start!
The bars come in a pack of five, and they were on offer with two packs costing £2. This worked out at 20p per bar which is good value for something to have in the cupboard to fight hunger cravings. According to the Tesco website the full price for these is £1.45.
My first thought was that with Boost being my other half's favourite EVER chocolate bar, these bars would be under more scrutiny and pressure than most things I bring home, and I was hoping they wouldn't disappoint.
The bars come in packs of five, and each one is individually wrapped making them ideal for lunchboxes. The packaging is blue and looks very similar to the Boost chocolate bar, but with Cake Bar written on them, and there's no chance of mistaking the two as the cake bar is a lot smaller in size (about three inches long).
I needn't have worried about these being a disappointment, as they went down brilliantly in our house! I find a lot of these cake bars that are out at the moment (Galaxy, Cadburys Caramel etc) are nice enough, but don't actually bear a great deal of resemblance to the original chocolate bar. This is not the case with the Boost bars, as they taste very much like the chocolate bar but in cake form.
The bars have a chocolate sponge base, topped with chocolate crème, crunchy biscuit pieces and caramel, and all this is encased in a reasonably thin layer of Cadbury's chcocolate. I found the combination of ingredients in these bars gave it the unique Boost taste, and it tasted just like the chocolate bar but without the chewiness. When I first bit into the bar, it was harder in texture than I expected, as most of these cake bars are quite soft. I think this was the thick helping of chocolate crème which gave it its firmness, and the recognisable Boost flavour.
The Cadbury's chocolate covering is quite thin, but this isn't an issue because there's enough lovely chocolate and caramel in the bar to give you a big chocolate hit, and I think if the outside was any thicker it might get sickly.
Speaking of which, I found these bars to be exactly the right size. A bar of this size wouldn't usually fill me, but this satisfied my hunger and chocolate craving without making me feel like I'd over-indulged. Again, I think this was due to the thick chocolate crème layer.
Nutritional information per bar is as follows:
Calories - 190
Sugars - 18g
Fat - 11g
Saturates - 7g
Salt - 0.2g
The nutritional information is much better than for a full Boost chocolate bar (which contains 305 calories per bar!), so I would recommend getting your chocolate hit from these if you're watching the calories.
The bars are suitable for vegetarians.
Summary: Give yourself a Boost!