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When it comes to giving my 18 month old Son Jayden a snack I like to try and give him something healthy like fruit, however I do think it is important for him to have a bit of a treat now and then.
Recently when he had been particularly well behaved all day I decided to let him have a little treat and bought him a packet of Cadbury White Chocolate buttons, he loves Cadbury buttons both milk and white chocolate so I knew he would be pleased with these, he loves them so much that we cannot mention the B word, if we do he takes you hand and marches you straight to the kitchen.
Cadbury White Chocolate Buttons are basic in design, the are small round discs of white Cadbury Chocolate, they are flat on one side and have a slight dome on the other, there is a slight criss cross pattern on the underside of the buttons.
The buttons are not overly big, however they are the ideal size for a your child to be able to manage alone, I find these are just the right size for Jayden to be able to pick up and manage himself (he is supervised at all times however) The white Cadbury chocolate that these buttons are made from has a lovely sweet creamy taste to it, as soon as you taste one of the buttons you can tell it is Cadbury straight away, they really do have that distinctive creamy Cadbury taste that all Cadbury chocolate seems to have.
One thing I particularly like about the Cadbury White Chocolate Buttons is that they are suitable for vegetarian, Jayden is not brought up on a vegetarian diet however this does mean that I can share a bag with Jayden should I wish to. For me the only down side of the Cadbury White Chocolate Buttons is that they are quite high in calories, they contain 180 calories per bag, I tend to give Jayden just half the bag at a time in a little pot, I do not feel that he needs the whole bag in one go.
I have purchased Cadbury White Chocolate Buttons from both Tesco and a local convenience store, they are available in most supermarkets as well as convenience stores with a confectionary section. Each bag of buttons is sold for around.55p, this depends on where you purchase them from. Buying the bags of Cadbury White Chocolate buttons individually does work out more expensive compared to if you purchase multi-bags, however as I do not purchase these that regularly I do not mind buying a bag from time to time.
I would definitely recommend Cadbury White Chocolate Buttons, although when I do buy them it is mainly for Jayden I have tried them myself, they have a lovely creamy taste.
Size wise the buttons are ideal for little hands to pick up, the chocolate is not too thick so it easily melts in the mouth. The chocolate buttons are averagely priced compared to similar products and can be purchased cheaper in multi packs as I have already mentioned. I will definitely continue to buy these in the future for Jayden as an occasional treat.
I bought a pack of these simply so that I could compare them to Milkybar buttons.
When you open the pack you will first notice that the Cadbury's buttons are significantly bigger but you do get less of them (in this particular pack I got 23 compared to the 30 that I got in the Milkybar version).
These buttons also have more of a crunch to them. They are a lot harder than Milkybar and when you put them on your tong they sit there for a bit before they start to melt. They didn't have the creamy taste that Milkybar have. For this reason I wasn't much of a fan and was quite surprised because they tasted really plain and didn't really do anything for my taste buds.
As with Milkybar buttons I think this they are marketed towards children due to the cartoon character on the front. This time it is a penguin and I am not really sure what a penguin signifies, but I guess many children love penguins. I think it is also a very poor effort at a cartoon penguin and it certainly doesn't make me want to buy them for their look. The pack is a creamy white colour a bit like the colour of the chocolate. Size wise it is smaller than the Milkybar offering and measures 8cm by 12cm approximately.
The weight of the pack isn't stated but the calories in it are, they have 180 calories in them compared to 165 calories in Milkybar. So this would suggest that Milkybar type are healthier, but to be honest you can't really class chocolate as healthy. The calories are also stated as being 10% of a child's recommended daily allowance.
Price wise these seem to be slightly more expensive than the Milkybar version and are only available in two sizes (standard and large). I don't think I would buy these again, especially so if they have Milkybar buttons. The taste just isn't good enough and they aren't as satisfying. I wouldn't recommend these for that reason, but that is not to say I didn't like them, they are just very average.
Cadbury chocolate buttons are a pretty well known and like product however they aren't really the most interesting product in terms of most other chocolate products on the market. They are simply chocolate cut into these little button like shapes hence the name Cadbury buttons.
They are usually made with Cadburys dairy milk chocolate though, which is nice however these ones are made from white chocolate. Cadbury don't make as much white chocolate products as some other manufacturers though so you could be unsure about what these are going to taste like.
Especially as they are so similar to the milky bar buttons product made by nestle who make a lot of white chocolate products and do them very well. However these do taste great, the white chocolate is similar the their dairy milk in that its very sweet but also very creamy too.
These are a similar price to other chocolate products and also the milk bar buttons and I think If I were going to choose from the two id definitely but these ones.
Much to my shock yesterday I found out Cadbury's had their own white buttons on the market to directly rival those of Nestle. Why this shocked my I don't really know but I'd always assumed brown ones we're Cadbury's and white ones we're just Nestle, there wasn't a Cadbury's white one. It just didn't seem right, yet I needed to try them, see if they we're as god as the Nestle ones.
When it comes to Normal Milk chocolate I find that Cadbury's is the best of the big 3 in the UK (Mars, Nestle and Cadbury) though things like Marabou and Kinder are better, the lack of products in their ranges is sadly able to negate the quality of the chocolate. However what Cadbury's have never really done is drive a strong white chocolate campaign, often dropping their white chocolate products such as the Snow Flake or having them difficult to find like the Dream bar, whilst Nestle have for me always been strong white white chocolate. Nestle of course doing the Milky Bar (not to be confused with the Milky Way), white Crunch, Caramac and their own white chocolate buttons. Often the Nestle white chocolate seems a significant improvement over the normal milk chocolate by the same company.
So after really enjoying the other 2 sets of buttons out their (Cadbury's brown and Nestle white) I was thinking these had an awful lot to live up to to claim their own stake in the market.
After opening the yellowish bag the first thing to strike you is the size, they are by far the biggest buttons out there, and of course this is always a good start, bigger is better as they say. The colour is almost identical to the Nestle ones, a light yellow colour, that all "white" chocolate should be. So far so good. Then it got to eating them and they were disappointing, they seemed to avoid melting easily and we're rather frustratingly plain tasting, they weren't very chocolatey or strong strong tasting, in fact the absent of taste was rather irritating when comparing it to the other two. One of the bets qualities about the Nestle ones is you can suck them and they melt relatively quickly to form almost a chocolate liquid in your mouth that spreads the flavour, sadly these seem to end up crunched more than melted.
Nutritional Information per bag (approx 30g)
19.1g Carbohydrates (all oc which are sugars)
11g Fat (6.6g Saturates)
Contains Milk, Soya and Whey.
Overall I can't help but feel Cadbury's were out chocolated by Nestle here, their lack of white chocolate on the mainstream market needs to be changed but only after they sort out the quality of it, they need to add more cocoa or something. It's odd that they used to do brilliant Snow Flakes but dropped the product that could well have been the forbearer of their white chocolate products and these seem like one of their only white products.
Go back to the drawing board lads, get some tastier chocolate that melts a bit quicker, even down size if you need to. When you are trumped by Nestles chocolate this easily you have a problem.
I love cadburys daily milk buttons and I love mily bar chocolate. I was hoping that these would have been an amazing combination of the two when I say them in the shop and purchased them expecting great things.
To me Cadburys is the far most superior of chocolate names and needless to say the packaging of these buttons advertises cadburys. The buttons come in a white bag with purple writting and logo on them. The bag is a foil type bag which is incredibly easy to open without mashing up all the little buttons. I am not sure if the packaging is recyclable.
Once opened you get about 18 chocolate buttons. The taste it has to be said, is some what average. They are not as nice as the normal chocolate buttons by cadburys and they are not as nice as milky bar chocolate, so i was dissappointed, but maybe I had far too high hopes?!
I think bags of buttons in general are not great value for money compared to other chocolate, weight wise you get a lot less, so do not expect these to fill you up or anything.
Overall these are reasonable tasting buttons, nothing amazing though, so I would recommend you stick to the normal darker buttons.
From a very young age I have been a milky bar buttons addict. In a moment of sheer insanity I grabbed these by mistake - how did they fair?
Well, as i mistook them for milkybar buttons, they obviously look similar to those, and the colour of the packaging reflects the product itself... that smooth lovely textured white chocolate. The logo on the front does vary a bit according to the packet but usually involves some kind of shape forming a picture along with the shape of the chocolate button. The purple shiny writing is also a nice touch and drags your attention to the product.
Inside my pack I counted around 25 buttons which I suppose isn't too bad, but if you eat more than one at once you obviously power through them. I find that only have one at a time leaves me feeling a little unsatisfied and as though my chewing effort isn't worth it. On the other hand this does make them last a bit longer, which is a good thing at almost 70p for the pack!!
The taste of the buttons is totally pleasant. The chocolate is of a good quality, the sort of thing you'd expect from cadburys but there just isn't that milky quality that I expect from milky bar buttons. As their main competitor I think it's important to compare the two. The white chocolate is sweet and slightly creamy, but it doesn't offer much more than that and is quite a disappointment.
There is a reason kids love milky bar buttons, and it's because they taste so very good. The kids have it right, these are just inferior, even though they are made by cadbury, so my message to the milky bar kid is to simply ride on!
Currently sat here stuffing my chops with a packet of Cadbury Buttons, I bought them for my freinds baby, but it seems to be 1 for him 2 for me!!
They are about the size of a 1p piece, The bag I bought was 42p, there is no weight on the bag but it contained around 20-25 buttons. The bag is in the same colour as the chocolate a creamy yellow colour, with bold writing. As soon as you open the bag the overpowering chocolate smell hits you.
The taste of these are very creamy but quite sickly (doesn't stop me eating them!) They on my opinuium are not as nice as Milky way buttons, also Milky way buttons are a better size for younger children and you get more in the bag :-)
The ingredients are: Sugar, dried whole milk, lactose, milk proteins, cocoa butter, emulsifier and flavouring.
The nutritional info per bag is 180 cals and a shocking 11g a bag! I had always thought of these as a more healthy chocolate treat - I do not now I have consulted the nutrition panel, however I doubt it will stop me from scoffing these little treats!
To give my youngest a little treat I have opted for Cadburys white chocolate buttons. I have chosen the white chocolate over the milk chocolate as they seem to make less mess!
The packet is cream in colour and made from a foil material. There is a picture of a button on the front and this packet sees it having legs and a beak drawn on so it looks like a chicken, but this does change from packet to packet. The Cadburys logo is at the top.
The back of the packet has the ingredients and nutritional information and there is also a joke.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION - per bag
Sugar, Milk preparation (Dried whole milk, Lactose, milk proteins ) Cocoa butter, Emulsifier (Soya lecithin), flavouring.
My youngest loves these chocolates. They have a very creamy taste and are not too rich for him. When opening the pack there is a very pleseant and nice smell of the chocolate which I dont find too strong and overpowering.
The buttons do melt in his mouth so I don't have to worry about him chewing them.
The bag usually averages about 30 buttons but I only every give him about 4 in any one sitting. To keep them fresh once opened I put a small clip over the folded down top.
The packet always have a joke on the back which he is too young to understand but my older children always find this quite funny.
Although these sweets are not a very healthy option I find they are great for babies from around 7 months and over as they melt in the mouth due to the temperature. I have found though that if he does hold them in his hands they easily melt over his little fingers but he does not mind this and finds it quite funny.
My elder children also like these as they are a change from the normal milk chocolate and I especially like them to have these if we are out as the milk chocolate version seems to end up all over their clothes and looks very messy!
Personally for me I find that I cannot eat a whole packet as the taste gets very sickly after a bit.
The average price for a packet of these now is 35p but this will vary from shop to shop and they are widely available.
I to prefer these white buttons to the milk chocolate as they seem to make less mess.
If you would like more information on this or any Cadburys product then check out their web site at www.cadbury.co.uk.
I also have this review posted on Ciao! under the same name.