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I''''m an absolute chocoholic so I bought one of these to try it after seeing it advertised. The Crispello is a Cadbury''''s product and is relatively new to the confectionery scene. It is packaged in the distinctive Cadbury purple wrap which features a picture of what the product looks like. Wrapping is printed with a full list of ingredients, allergy warnings and nutritional values. This product is vegetarian and contains milk, gluten and soya and may contain nuts and egg. The bar is actually comprised of three segments. They are like large pillows, which are a lot bigger than an average sweet, covered with milk chocolate. Inside one of these is a thin layer of crispy wafer which covers a stiff chocolate mousse. So nutritional values are given per piece as well as for the whole three pieces. One piece contains 55 calories and 3.6g of fat. It''''s normally difficult for me to dislike a chocolate bar but I''''m not terribly keen on this one although I would still eat one again in the future. I find the individual pieces too bulky for one bite and when you bite into one piece the crispy wafer tends to crumble all over. I also feel that the outer chocolate coating and the mousse inside have a strange waxy texture that makes the chocolate seem cheap and artificial. It''''s similar to when a bar of chocolate is left in the sun and sweats a bit. I just don''''t find the texture appealing at all. There is no denying that the overall flavour is very chocolatey though. The mousse is actually very sweet and cocoa rich and as it melts in the mouth it tastes quite nice. The mousse doesn''''t fill the crispy shell though which I find unpleasant as it causes the wafer shell to crumble and it also seems like a cheat. The chocolate on the outside of the pieces is supposed to be Cadburys but because it is quite thin it doesn''''t seem to have the same high qualities as a dairy milk bar. Overall I don''''t feel the Crispello is one of the best confectionery items on the market but it''''s still palatable if you like intense chocolate flavours. The product is sold widely in the UK and is priced competitively. I would eat one of these again but it wouldn''''t be my first choice.
I crave chocolate to the extent that I have to have at least three bars of chocolate per week. Although I am a very active person, I do have genuine fears about the amount of calories that is in each and every bar but I do end up eating the chocolate anyways regardless of the calorie content. I like trying good quality chocolate; Cadbury''s being a firm favourite of mine, especially the old fruit and nut bar. However recently, Cadbury''s introduced some very tasty chocolates such as Cadbury''s Marvellous Creations and Crispello which I''m going to review now. I only just realised that this chocolate existed under a few weeks ago. I discovered it when I was at WHSmith''s the lady at the till asked me if I was interested in buying Crispello at a reduced price of 22p. The chocolate came in an easy to open foil wrapper. Typical of Cadbury''s, the wrapper came in a shiny purple colour with the name of the chocolate, Crispello, being written on the front. The usual nutrition facts and some useful information could also be found on the wrapper. Inside the chocolate bar, the chocolate smelled divine as all Cadbury''s chocolates do. As for the looks; it wasn''t as creative as I thought it might be and to be honest it looked very familiar to me. It kind of reminded me of Kinder Bueno; it has a nice and crispy shell filled with chocolate cream. The chocolate bar consists of individual near square wafer shells which were all covered in creamy, delicious, silky milk chocolate. The wafer was so crispy and light and the chocolate that covers the wafer was thick and tasted brilliant, it gets even thicker at the base. Inside the hollow wafer, the filling was another story, it was nothing like the chocolate I earlier alluded to, Kinder Bueno. It was so much thicker. It was generously filled with chocolate cream; the texture was like just like dense whipped cream. It was rich, divine and it wasn''t so sickly sweet, it was just right with the right sweetness and consistency. It was guilt free, with only 55 calories per square so the whole bar was only 165 calories. I can''t really fault the taste of this one; it''s tasty, light and crispy though to be totally honest, it didn''t satisfy my craving for chocolate and it is a tad overpriced for a chocolate bar consisting of only 3 pieces of chocolate. Crispello is available in most supermarkets such as Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinson''s. The price varies from as little as 60p to a hefty 87p for a 30g bar. === Summary === The taste of the chocolate is absolutely perfect, it''s crispy on the inside and thick and creamy on the inside. The chocolate coating on the outside is delicious and it''s just about the right consistency. The only downside to the chocolate is that it is too light, hence it not fully satisfying my chocolate craving.
I bought these from Tesco, the offer was 3 bars for 1.20. The chocolate bars normally retail at 60p each so 3 for 1.20 works out at 40p. Crispello Double Chocolate are made by Cadbury and are less in calories than other bars of chocolate but that's because the whole 'bar' is only 30g. In comparison a Mars bar has 449 cals per 100g these have 560 cals per 100g which surprised me as Crispello seem much lighter than a stodgy Mars bar. They come in the usual Cadbury style purple wrapper which describes them as 'Thin crispy shells with a creamy chocolate filling covered in Cadbury milk chocolate' Inside the wrapper you get three individual chocolates being 55 calories each. These are nice although the milk chocolate covering them is a tad thin (but is recognisable as Cadbury) as is the wafer shell or 'pouch' but the wafer is crispy and tastes good. I'm not normally a fan of wafer type chocs but I like these. Inside the wafer shell is a firm chocolate cream which is nice as it's not a strong sickly flavour although maybe a bit salty, mind you the whole bar tastes a bit salty to me but according to the nutritional information they're not high in salt- the sugar per piece is 4.1g the salt 0.02g; no one else here thinks they taste salty though. The individual pieces are about an inch square so not filling even the three together. These are vegetarian but may contain nuts and egg. I would recommend them if you like kit kat style snacks. However they're not worth 60p.4 stars from me
I first saw these in my local shop back in October/November last year. I am a big chocolate fan and anything which says "new" on it is a definite yes for me to try so I picked them up.
Its in the usual purple Cadbury colour foil packaging and gives a good description of what to expect inside, it gives the illusion its a bar inside but its in fact 3 pieces. The concept itself I would say is similar to kinder bueno as its a wafer filled with a chocolate filling and then covered in chocolate on the outside. I tucked into my first crispello, each piece is 2 bites, or 1 large mouthful if you can manage it! The chocolate on the outside has the familiar taste of Cadbury, its thick enough to make itself known but at the same time it doesn't make the wafer soggy. The wafer is lovely and crisp and works well with the chocolate coating. The filling is almost truffle like, its a rich and creamy Cadbury filling and the combination of the wafer and chocolate filling makes it smooth on the tongue without tasting to sweet or sickly. I sat there and enjoyed the whole packet!
My next experience with the crispello was only afew weeks ago. Cadbury have been marketing this a lot on TV with the annoying adverts but it reminded me of my first taste and I vowed to get them again. I searched in the supermarkets for the big packets but could not find them. I eventually came across them in my local one stop and local boots who both were selling these at £1.99 for a 120g bag which I would say had around 12 pieces individually wrapped inside. I brought them and enjoyed the whole bag without feeling sick.
I would definitely recommend these for those who like Buenos, they are very similar in the concept and texture of it. They are not the easiest things to come across, I have seen them in several boots and one stop stores so this might be the place to get the bags from. The little packets I would say to get in your local corner shop, I haven't seen these in any supermarkets yet but they might come along in time. If you do find them definitely give them a go, I do think they are one of the better new creations by Cadbury.
Crispello, a recent addition to Cadbury's range of chocolate bars, is one I hadn't bought until this week, despite being an avid consumer of every kind of chocolate when I'm on night shift. I'd been put off trying Crispello by the advertising campaign and hype surrounding it, which I'll discuss below. However, my local Sainsbury had a pile of these reduced from 65p to 30p this week, so I finally caved in.
Crispello isn't a bar as such - it comes in three separate sections. Each chunk consists of thin wafer containing a chocolate cream filling, and the wafer is coated with chocolate. I have to say that the chocolate coating is quite thin and had chipped off two of the chunks when the packet was opened.
I'd say Crispello is pleasant rather than outstanding. Each of the segments has about two bites in it, and the chocolate cream filling is sturdy rather than runny - a little like Ferrero Rocher without the nut in the middle.
Now to that advertising campaign and surrounding press. Crispello has been marketed as a new chocolate bar aimed at women who want to watch their weight. The pack is apparently easy to re-seal so that one chunk can be eaten at a time and the rest kept for later. The whole pack weighs in at 30g, so you're not getting much chocolate for your money with this one.
I'm really not a fan of gendered products like this, and frankly had no interest in trying Crispello until the price was reduced. I'm in two minds about the idea of smaller/healthier chocolate bars in general - on the one hand, portion control makes sense, and on the other, when I'm eating chocolate I already know it's an unhealthy treat and it's up to me to balance the rest of my diet.
I won't be rushing out to buy Crispello again. It's not the worst chocolate snack I've tried, but the 'for girls' angle completely fails to sell the bar to me, and it's pretty poor value if you pay full price for it. There are plenty of smaller chocolate bars (like Cadbury's own Freddo) that are better value and don't patronise the customer.
Delicately light and crispy shell, covered in a deliciously smooth layer of Cadbury chocolate Filled with a light creamy centre