Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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A nibble on chocolate and caramel
Cadbury Caramel Nibbles
Member Name: ryeb
Cadbury Caramel Nibbles
Advantages: Proper Dairy Milk chocolate, and a generous caramel filling
Disadvantages: High in fat and sugar, quite sweet tasting
I never need asking twice to sample a new chocolate, so I was pleased to try some Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles when my friend bought me a packet. They were labelled as "new" but I think that the chocolates have actually been around for a little while in the sharing bag format. I tried the small individual serving bag size at first - there isn't a weight given on the bag, but think of it like a small Maltesers or Minstrels type packet. She purchased the chocolates in Boots, where they cost 65p. I have since bought the larger bags which work out as better value and they are re-sealable too which is handy. Both packs are bright yellow with purple edges so they do stand out amongst the other chocolates in the supermarket.
The nibbles are described as "milk chocolates with a caramel centre." They remind me of large chocolate buttons that happed to be fillled with caramel. That is how they look, although naturally they are thicker. I like Dairy Milk chocolate, even if Galaxy remains my favourite. I did wonder if proper Dairy Milk would be used to make these as sometimes I think twists on original sweets seem to skimp on the quality of the chocolate. These taste exactly like the bars tthough, and they smell just as nice too. The chocolate is smooth and creamy, although the caramel is dominant. The filling is of the soft and slightly chewy kind, rather than the hard type of caramel, which makes them much easier to eat. It is sweet and well flavoured, and combines beautifullly with the chocolate. If I could change anything, I would make the chocolate a bit thicker, so there was more of it in relation to the caramel. But I am not going to complain that the caramel is plentiful! I do find them on the sweet side, and I actually didn't want to eat a whole one of the small packets at once. I thought that they were getting a bit sickly after 3 or 4. The fact the chocolates are in bite sized pieces means it is easy to pick at them through the day though, so there was no danger of any going to waste!
As soon as I tried these, I thought that the chocolates would make a good cake decoration. When I had bought a sharing bag, I reserved some back to decorate a few chocolate cupcakes. They were just the right size to sit on top, and as no-one knew they contained caramel, they gave a nice surprise to my taste testers when they bit into them. I can also see them working as a quick way to decorate a larger cake. My local cook shop sells something very similar for more money simply because it is especially labelled as for use to decorate cupcakes.
As a chocolate product, I don't expect these treats to be healthy or low fat. They certainly aren't one for dieters because even just the small individual bag contains 30.5% of your recommended RDA of saturated fat, which is no small amount. The sugar level is 23.3% of your RDA. I approach any chocolate as something to be indulged in every so often, when I have otherwise fiollowed a healthy and low fat diet that day. As such, I am happy to eat these Nibbles, but they won't be something I buy every week.
I recommend them to any lovers of chocolate and caramel, although I marginally prefer the Dairy milk Carmel bars as I think you get a bit more chocolate in every bite. These are still tasty though, and I will buy them every so often as a change. They are suitable for vegetarians.
Summary: A nice chocolate treat with a caramel filling