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Cadbury dairy milk has been one the top Uk chocolates since it was introduced in 1905 in Britain and is made with fresh milk. This is probably one the basic but yet tasteful chocolate around with it being very creamy but not too sweet. The packaging the dairy milk bar draws me in as it's always reminded me of the type of chocolate I wanted watching willy wonks mad the chocolate factory as a child. I love this chocolate ,I remember when I was younger going with my aunt and cousins to cadburys world in Birmingham for the first time and going round to see the history of cadburys and at the end going into the shop and buying the unlimited amount of dairy milk to stuff in my face because I loved the taste so much. Apart from the normal galaxy chocolate , dairy milk is probably the only plain chocolate I like. I'm Usually A crunchie or snickers fan since I like chocolate with nuts and honeycomb in.
There's nothing like treating yourself occasionally, especially when it's something you probably used to be spoilt with rotten on occasion when you were a child and you realise that, deep down inside, there's still a bit of child in you that craves that magic substance.
For Cadbury's Dairy Milk is one such goodie. Being something of a restrained chocoholic, let me say that I certainly don't gorge myself on it as much as I'd like to. On the other hand, familiarity breeds - well, not exactly contempt, but maybe boredom. Spoil yourself too much, and it won't be special any more. Treat yourself occasionally, and you will enjoy it far more.
So much for the overture. End of waffle. What is the product really like?
GETTING TO THE POINT (OR THE FOOD)
Hand over your hard-earned fistful of change to the shop assistant, or alternatively put your coins in the machine, and a small package in a dignified-looking matt surface dark purple wrapper, emblazoned with the gold Cadbury logo and DAIRY MILK in large white letters, and the Fairtrade logo underneath that, is all yours. Of course, there's a bewildering variety of sizes and prices available at your local newsagent, supermarket or convenience store. The usual ones as far as I can make out (try Londis, Mace, Co-op and so on, or the big supermarkets) are the three-pack, total weight 117g, or a single bar, weight 120g, both selling for £1. I did however notice recently that our local, very small Co-op was selling 120g bars for £1.59, and 200g bars for £1.50. Had I had time on my hands, I might have turned into Bill Bryson and sought out the most junior assistant within sight to ask why. A bit Gilbert & Sullivan topsy-turvy, eh? Would I be that cruel...
Whichever one you buy, unwrap it and what is inside? Let's take the first two above. The three-pack provides you with bars each measuring 4¼" x 1¼" (11cm x 3 cm), six chunks each, of milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifiers (E442, E476), and flavourings. Break the chunks off singly or doubly, or even in three if you want, and the result will melt in your mouth. Or you can chew if you like, for a stronger and instant but less long-lasting fix.
As for smell, it's not that strong. But I've had a poor sense of smell at the best of times since ongoing sinus problems a few years ago, so I'm probably not the best person to ask.
I've got a moderately sweet tooth, and for my palate the flavour is about right - not too sweet and sickly, just rich enough, not too bland. Plain chocolate is OK, but I tend to prefer the milk and white varieties. As far as milk chocolate goes, this one ticks all the boxes as far as I'm concerned.
If it's the single large bar, measuring 6" x 3" (15 cm x 7.5cm), again break off as much as you can manage at once, and it's all yours. You can of course share it if you're feeling generous, but if your appetite for the precious bounty is as vast as all that, it won't last long - and even less time, obviously, if somebody else gets their hands on any of it. So keep it to yourself and nobody will be any the wiser.
The Cadbury website lists larger bars available - for example 360g at £4.23, and 1kg at £9. That's if you really want (a) to wait a few days to get your eager hands on what's inside and (b) pay an extra £3.95 delivery charges for an order up to £10. Needless to say, if you are within walking distance of the right shop, think of all the extra chocolate you could spend the money on which would otherwise be eaten up in carriage charges. In the same way you could doubtless get your fix from Amazon, but they build something of a premium into the price to cover p&p charges. Go to the shop (or the vending machine) - you know it makes sense.
It's terribly moreish, by the way. If you're used to seeing the little rectangular chunks wrapped up in a box or a jar of Cadbury's Roses (you know, the ones that someone from senior management at work might bring round to deposit in your office at Christmas if they're feeling exceptionally charitable the week before you break up), you'll realise that they're hardly the real deal. Five seconds after entering your mouth, they are gone. A decent-sized bar is the only way to make sure you get a proper helping.
A BRIEF HISTORY
As most if not all of you would be more interested in knowing what the product tastes like than in having a history lesson, I'll wrap this one up (well, it makes sense to wrap 'em up, doesn't it) fairly quickly. In 1904 George Cadbury was given the challenge to develop a milk chocolate bar with more milk than anything else on the market. This, launched with the strapline 'a glass and a half of milk in every half pound bar of chocolate', was the result. Over a hundred years and still going strong.
If you're anxious about the nutritional values and everything, the wrapper contains all you need to know about GDAs (Guideline Daily Amount) and typical values (protein, carbohydrate, and so on) per 100g, per 3 chunks, per bar.
Apart from containing milk, Cadbury's Dairy Milk bars may also contain nuts, wheat and soya, and they are suitable for vegetarians.
I can't vouch for it but can only repeat what others say - but there is also an American version of Cadbury Daily Milk, a reformulated version made under licence by Hersheys. Apparently the British version (something to do with having cocoa butter, which its US cousin does not have) makes it far superior in taste. Being a trusting soul, I'll take their word for it.
Right, that's it. What's not to like? Funny how my desk suddenly seems rather full of chocolate wrappers (only joking). Seriously, if you're a chocoholic at heart, it's a good treat to be savoured when you feel like rewarding yourself.
[Revised version of a review I originally unwrapped on another review site. I did clear up the wrapper and crumbs afterwards, honest]
I just want to start off by saying that this is my most favourite chocolate in the whole wide world. It is the most basic and yet popular chocolate that caters for you sugar cravings at any point. I love everything about it. The taste is amazing and the packaging is a delight to my eye. I really like the vibrant electric purple colour. It stands out so much from all the other chocolates. It is readily available at all the major stores due to its popularity and demand.
Sometimes I just like to bite the chocolate but other times, I let it melt at the back of my mouth. I also learnt a trick from a friend. When having your hot chocolate drink, dip a piece of this chocolate in to your drink and let it melt. The melted chocolate tastes absolutely amazing. What a treat for a winter's cold night.
If there is such a thing called Happy Food than this is definitely my happy food. Just looking at it makes me feel so happy. I would pick this chocolate over any other any day.
Overall, this is by far one of those chocolates I can't ever get sick off. You have to try it to know how nice it is. It even smells nice. An absolute comfort food of mine.
As per usual at the till point doing a top up shop in one of my local supermarkets, I have a 1 year bored out of her brain and having a little whinge, and a 3 year old placing his sticky fingers all over the sweets stored next to the till saying ' mummy, can I have some chocolate please? '. I have two options here-I either say no and dont get to the exit alive and shopping packed, paid for and flung under the pram in the space of an hour, or I can give in, buy the stupid sweets and have 2 children who have lost the will to speak and move due to sheer excitement of getting a treat. Sorry-Im weak and in a rush, chocolate bought! An Aero, Bounty and a Dairy Milk ( 45g bar ) bought ( 3 for £1.00 ) and eaten in the space of 10 minutes!
One of my favourite choclate makers due to most of it being milk rather than dark or plain ( which they do make-but Im not that interested! ). We as a nation have enjoyed them for years and they are readily available everywhere, in so many forms such as Flake, Wispa, Roses etc. Originally a family company that turned their passion of cocoa and drinking chocolate to our best loved confectionary products in modern times!
How is this packaged?
Same plastic wrapping in the traditional purple colour.On the front the logo of ' Cadbury ' in gold, then just below ' Dairy Milk ' in white, with two glasses of milk being poured into the lettering. Just below this is a picture of a piece of chocolate and next to it the calories per bar info. In the top left hand corner is the fairtrade symbol and in the right top hand corner is the words ' New Shape '.
On the back is the ingredients list, guideline daily amount information, best before date, nutritional information.
Milk, Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings.
CONTAINS: MILK. MAY CONTAIN: NUTS, WHEAT
How does it look and taste?
Im not one for gimmicks when packaging changes or things like that, so wasnt too excited over this new shape business.As long as it tasted the same I would buy it, regardless. Rather than the bar being in small retangular ' boxes ' that are joined together and you have to snap to seperate, they appear to be rounded on the top and sides, very curvacious. Still got the Cadbury logo embossed into it, same colour etc, just looks alittle more tactile, which it is in feel. Not hard to look at but doesnt get me all excited.
Thank God they havent changed the taste and texture.Still very milky and smooth in taste and texture. Takes awhile to melt but not long to eat ( Im greedy! ). Not gritty in texture or taste or bitter. Not the shinest of chocolate but that doesnt concern me. Sweet, yummy chocolate goodness in a bar.
Would I buy again? Yes I would.Not because of the shape change ( I wonder how much that cost them? ) but because its still the same good tasting piece of indulgence that any kid or adult will eat and enjoy!
Cadbury is probably the most well known chocolate brand of them all. It's been around since 1905 (According to google!). I've bought their products for as long as I can remember and they're still as popular today as they were when I was younger. Cadbury isn't a paticularly luxurious brand like Lindt or Thorntons but is more of an every day chocolate, perfect to munch on when you're watching a film or to pop in the kids lunchboxes.
Cadbury make a large variety of chocolate products including their original dairy milk bar that I'm reviewing. They also make chocolate fingers, buttons, cake bars, biscuits, drinking chocolate, eggs and different varieties of the chocolate bars like the caramel and Boost bars.
The original Dairy milk bar comes wrapped in Dark purple foil and has the Cadbury Dairy Milk logo on the front in big letters. There's a picture of a glass pouring milk into a few sqaures of chocolate on the front giving the impression that the chocolate will be quite milky. The chocolate itself is a rich brown colour, not too dark or pale. The chocolate comes in a bar or slab with equal squares marked out so you can easily snap bits off. Each square has the Dairy milk logo on which is a nice touch.
The chocolate itself is lovely. It's sweet, obviously, but it isn't overly sweet or too rich in flavour like some brands so you can enjoy quite a bit of it without it getting sickly. The chocolate melts quite easily and fills your mouth with smooth, milky chocolate which is just gorgeous. It's got a great flavour and it makes a nice change to eat plain milk chocolate these days as everythings got caramel, honeycomb or nuts in lately. I don't recommend putting this chocolate in the fridge as I find it goes a bit too hard for my liking. I prefer it to be softer and melt easily as I'm eating it.
If I'm making cakes and need chocolate, this is the brand I use. I'll get a big 360g slab and pop some in a bowl in the microwave. I take it out every 20 seconds or so to give it a stir and it really is the most heavenly smell in the world! This chocolate melts nicely and is very smooth so it's great to use on your cornflake or rice crispie cakes. The real challenge is not eating it all before you make the cakes!
You can get a small dairy milk bar for around 50p which is a suitable size for a snack or to go with your lunch. You can get them in almost all convenience stores and supermarkets. You can get a pack of four bars in Asda for £1.75 or an 8 pack for £3 which is ideal for school lunchboxes or to take to work everyday as it works out cheaper than buying them individually. You can get a 120g bar which is quite big for around £2 or a large 360g 'slab' for £3.48. The big bar is ideal for sharing when you're watching a film but I wouldn't recommend opening it on your own as it's very likely you'll end up eating the whole thing and feeling incredibly chocolate-bloated as I often do.
Overall, this is a great chocolate. It's simple and original and tastes great. It's widely available in all shops and convenience stores, both in Britain and abroad as it's so popular. I'd definitely recommend this as a treat and snack as it's really nice.
I have tried all sorts of chocolate bars but nothing quite like a square of Cadburys Dairy Milk, just melts in the mouth. I hope Kraft will not change the taste of this bar, how can you improve on perfection?Ashamed to admit I can sit and eat a whole bar all on my own but persuade my husband to share it with me or I would be a whole lot larger than I am now!
** Updated 27/9/12 **
What is it ?
Ok so at the end of the day it's a chocolate bar, but more than that, I'd say it's the most recognized chocolate bar and a very iconic piece of Britain (within food retail, it's up their with Heinz and the rest of them in my opinion). It has the Royal logo on the packaging which says 'as appointed to by her royal highness; which means this company have supplied it's products for the royals for at least 5 years. It's recently become 'official treat provider' of the London 2012 Olympics and they now have the 'fair trade' logo on the front of the packaging also. It's a product which lots of generations would have grown up, and although the packaging would have changed lots, the product is still how every knows and expects it to be.
Now here comes the scary bit, only 3 chunks contains 80 calories 'ouch'!
Were can I get it ?
Dairy Milk can be pretty much bought anywhere, from vending machines, cafe's, petrol stations. They come in a variety of sizes and they often jump on the sales bandwagon by bringing out promotional items around Christmas, Easter and valentine's day ect. Because this product is produced by Cadbury, they even have a very famous factory in Birmingham in which you can look around at all its chocolate goodness; I haven't been here myself personally, but it seems like a fun day out.
Not only do you need to decide were to buy your chocolate from, but also what size do you want, they offer quite a variety. Tiny packed lunch snack size, medium sizes that often come in packs of 3, your standard petrol station or vending machine bar. You then start getting bigger and more into your sharing sizes; theres so much choice.
I used to always always be a Galaxy girl, however recently I have been more tempted with Dairy Milk. It's creamy texture is very moreish, I personally love eating this followed by a glass of ice cold milk, as I feel this compliments it beautifully, or I even sometimes dip it into a hot cup of tea, so it gets a little bit melted (aww bliss). Dairy Milk is the original and plainest item from the line which Cadbury have made, other items include Dairy Milk ... whole nut, fruit & nut ect; but for me it's this golden bar all the way.
Overall a great traditional chocolate bar for a great price, sizes for all the family.
Summary: A great traditional home grown British brand
Cadbury's Dairy Milk is perhaps one of the most popular milk chocolate brands worldwide- it is widely available in worldwide locations and it is very unlikely for you to walk into a major food retailer or supermarket which does not sell this, in some kind of shape and size. It is known for containing much more milk than other chocolate bars (so you get enough calcium, whilst eating something enjoyable!) and it also will be sponsoring the Olympic Games in London (2012).
Though Dairy Milk is not exactly what you would call a Luxury chocolate brand, it is good enough quality for me and, on top of that, incredibly good value- the chunks (which are actually quite a bit thicker than some luxury chocolate brands) are easily broken off, and shared around. The taste is smooth, and strangely rich, despite the fact that it contains so much milk and is not meant to be a dark chocolate; it is not very brittle unlike some inferior quality chocolate brands. This is a perfect treat after a long hard day, though it can be a little too sweet sometimes.
Dairy Milk is usually packaged in lovely, luxuriously purple foil, with the Dairy Milk crest and all the other sorts of information that you would expect to find on a chocolate wrapper (ingredients etc.), though they have had different sorts of packaging for events like the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. Dairy Milk bars come in lots of different shapes of sizes, but it is relatively cheap for chocolate. For example, you can usually find a 100g of Dairy Milk for £1, though there are usually promotions you can find on the bigger sizes, to save you a little bit of money on your chocolate budget.
I know several people with nut allergies, and Dairy Milk is one of the few chocolate brands that they eat regularly without getting an allergic reaction, which is an added plus. However, the fact that it has a lot of milk in it makes it unsuitable for people with lactose intolerance.
In my opinion, the best use that could possibly come of a bar of dairy milk is melting it using a microwave in a mug for around a minute, giving it a good stir with a spoon, and either eating the melted chocolate straight from the mug or using it as a dip (this could be used for anything- strawberries, biscuits, etc.). Ordinary melted chocolate is normally very tasty. But melted Dairy Milk is superb- rich and thick. If you let it cool in chocolate moulds (which works quite well, as I have tried by making chocolate stars out of Dairy Milk), the texture remains deliciously smooth and soft, a little bit like truffles, more so than normal non melted dairy milk straight from the packet.
And on the subject of truffles, I have actually tried making Dairy Milk truffles by heating up thick double cream using a saucepan and pouring it over several Dairy Milk bars' worth of chocolate (I know, the mix of both DOUBLE cream and chocolate, how unhealthy!) and stirring, before shaping it into round balls (after letting it cool, of course) and rolling them in cocoa powder. The outcome was delicious, better tasting than Cadbury's Bliss bars, though it was not rich enough for me, and the truffles kept melting in my hands. But that is just an idea of what you could do with Dairy Milk if you have the spare time.
Dairy Milk is a good chocolate brand, and you can obtain it at reasonable prices. However, being a chocolate brand, it cannot be exactly healthy as such, but it is perfect for treating yourself! 5 out of 5 stars for this.
Chocolate is a fabulous thing. I have tried lots of different kinds and the majority are yummy. But to me, the Dairy Milk bar is the KING of chocolate. Simple yet sweet is how I find this bar of gold (or purple!)
The wrapper for the Dairy Milk bars has always been the same. Iconic dark purple and the words 'Dairy Milk' in a white sash below the Cadbury logo. Next to it is a picture of glass and a half of milk pouring onto a block of Dairy Milk, forming a Cadbury logo by the looks of it.
I open the wrapper and I find the bar made up of six pieces, each block with the Cadbury logo engraved in it. I take a piece off and I pop it in my mouth. The texture is nice and soft and the taste can't be described as anything better than: chocoglory!
The Dairy Milk bar has many different variants like Caramel and Fruit and Nut, yet I find that the simple original is the most stunning. Good news is that it isn't a rare product! You can find it in lots of different shops and in vending machines. So why don't you try a bar for yourself today?
ok so i wanted some chocolate last night and decided to nip to asda for a bar when i got there i had a look at the selection and came across a hugh 400g bar for £2.00 i thought this was a really good price and couldnt resist it so i picked it up and came home very happy
the bar its self came in a purple plastic wrapper not to foil and paper like they used to
i have to say this chocolate is not healthy or a guilt free treat its 135 cals per 4 chunks thats 6.8% rda
After a closer inspection of the pack i noticed that cadbury are the official treat provider of the 2012 olympics and also it has the fair trade logo on the front suggesting its a fair trade porduct so i had a look on the back and it said "it is made with a glass and a half of fresh milk from the british isles and fairtrade cocoa beans from ghana" and theres more infomation on there website so i guess eating ur not so healthy chocolate is helping someone in ghanda have a fair trade company backing his crop
the taste is as i always remember creamy very chocolately and a lil sticky (very sticky if its soft from being warm) its very hard if you leave it in the fridge too long too so i guess its better at room temp
also this product is very good for cooking with when you want milk chocolate it melts very and can be melted in the microwave. its horrid when burnt so be careful, its great for chocolate topped flapjack and cornflake cakes with the kids
heres the GDAs of the choccy - per 4 chunks - cals 135 6.8% - sugars 14.2g 15.8% - fat 7.5g 10.7% sat fat 4.6g 23.0% - salt 0.05g 0.8%
its a very nice chocolate better then some of the other leading brands and much better then asda own brand chocolate
I was wondering why this Chocolate is called Dairy Milk, it is because they use fresh Dairy Milk, I guess so. I love this chocolate it is one of my all time favourites.
If you are looking for a dreamy creamy bar of chocolate then this one fits the bill. You can buy this in any supermarket, garage, convenient store, newsagents it is widely available.
You cannot mistake this chocolate as it has a covering that it well known by Cadburys, it is purple in colour ans has the wording Dairy Milk across the bar. You can buy various sizes of this delicious chocolate ranging from thin little bars that cost 37pence, right up to the size that is on special offer at this moment for £1.00 for a 230gram bar, it is easy to open and have chocolate inside the outa sleeve which is wrapped in foil to keep it fresh.
I love the taste of this particular chocolate it is really creamy nd just melts in your mouth, thats if you give it a chance and dont chew it like i do, I really cant get enough of this I think the taste and texture is really silky and reamy, and the chocolate is in little squares so you can break of a little or a lot depending on how much of a chocolate adict like I am.
I pefer to have my chocolate straight from the fridge, as I dont like the taste of warm melting chocolate so you will always find some chocolate in my fridge for that moment when you just simply have to have some.
I love this and melted and poured onto rice krispies makes a great cake like treat for my grandchildren, and it is a treat if you use this cadburys chocolate to make them with.
I love this it is my all time favourite and I would recommend it always.
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@ About, packaging, value for money @
Dairy milk bars normally come in strips or "bars" and cost about £2 for 230G in one bar from Tesco. The one thing I like about Dairy Milk (and cadburys in general) is that they use fair trade ingredients - this makes me feel like I am doing something for those in a third world countries who cannot afford to feed their families. The logo is clearly displayed on the front of the bar.
Each square on the chocolate has the cadburys logo on it. Normally it takes seconds for the chocolate to melt in your hand so I would recommend holding it in its wrapper. The outside of the wrapper on a dairy milk is smooth and silky, I guess in a way Cadbury is trying to give off an idea of what the chocolate is like just through packaging. It's quite thick but also cannot be recycled, and is shiny silver on the inside.
@ Taste, Texture @
The chocolate is quite stiff when you bite into it at room temperature and to break it off you have to force your mouth away with a little effort to break a piece off. Normally I only get little fragments of chocolate break off, just three or four of them about 5mm long in size.
The chocolate is sweet but not too sweet - and there is a hint of a milky taste to it. The chocolate isn't that strong either but does leave an aftertaste of the chocolate in your mouth for a while after you eat it. I find myself sucking my cheeks in to get the last of the taste out because it is quite dry. A drink after eating this chocolate is quite refreshing.
The texture is very smooth and silky and like I say, I think they have tried to give that away with the packaging. There are no rough bits of the chocolate and you won't get big lumps of it in your mouth either. The chunks break off whole and have the same texture throughout.
@ Overall @
This is a very delicious chocolate bar and puts up a good rivalry against Nestlés galaxy bar. I find it this a very smooth and tasty treat but it is slightly drier than I like my chocolate. The fact that cadburys supports fair trade is just a great added bonus and makes me even more likely to purchase it again. I love dairy milk and I would definitely recommend it over any other milk chocolate brand on the market.
I adore this chocolate. You can buy it in various different sizes and it's widely available to buy in most supermarkets and newsagents. The chocolate is suitable for everyone and it has a lovely creamy taste that just melts in the mouth. I would recommend keeping it in the fridge during the summer months as it can sometimes melt in warmer weather. However, it can pretty much be stored anywhere.
The chocolate is quite filling and very moreish. You can easily break off a couple of pieces and eat them after meals as a little treat. Dairy Milk in moderation is GOOD for you as the chocolate contains REAL milk and calcium, all of which are good for the teeth and bones. The chocolate has a high fat content so I tend to eat it little and often, plus if I eat too much of it in one go I start to feel sick. It is made with genuine Cocoa too.
The chocolate has a lovely aftertaste that leaves you feeling satisfied. I've discovered that just a couple of squares are enough to satisfy a chocolate craving. They're enough to satisfy a sweet tooth too!
This really is a gorgeous chocolate and it's excellent quality. The special wrapper helps the chocolate to stay fresh and I can verify this as it does keep well.
The best quality chocolate out there.
I am guessing your probably wanting to tell me that Cadbury is now under Kraft ownership, an American company- and is now not completely British hence the title! However I must say that Cadbury Dairy Milk is my favourite REASONABLY priced milk chocolate bar money can buy! I am here to inform you to tell you why.
Where does the name come from?
The name of the chocolate bar came about when George Cadbury (The son of John Cadbury, the founder of Cadbury) created, in 1905, a chocolate bar with a higher proportion of liquid milk than previously known brands- to challenge Swiss chocolatiers. Many names for the bar were suggested including "Highland Milk" and "Dairy Maid". It was later suggested by a customer's daughter "Dairy Milk" and the name stuck.
(Here's a new one!) The Ingenuity Of The Taste; I have to say that I find the actual taste to be ingenious! Why use high cost cream in chocolate when there is plenty of "The white stuff" around? I have to say George Cadbury has done a marvelous job with the taste! It is incredibly creamy and sweet. I have to say it doesn't taste cheap etheir. This is because I could still detect the cocoa bean in the chocolate- There is a perfect balance here- of sugar, milk, and cocoa bean mass. The only niggle I can find here is the fact that Cadbury Dairy Milk is not best used in cooking- however Cadbury have overcome this by creating Cadbury Bourneville (A rich, dark and creamy chocolate cooking bar)
Smell; Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate smells very creamy and sweet. It also smells strongly of cocoa mass. Over the years Cadbury Dairy Milk has become very distinct in smell- because of the overall recipe has stuck.
The Ingenuity Of The Packaging; I think the advertising used here is ingenious- It says on each Dairy Milk package- "A glass and a half of milk" of fresh liquid Milk in the bars (The equivalent of 426ml of fresh liquid milk in every 227 grams of solid chocolate) This can therefore look rather pretty on the shelf- Everyone knows the benefits of milk! (Such as the protein and calcium content) It almost makes you believe this bar could even be considered healthy! I also love the distinctive "royal" purple colour's for the packaging- as it makes the bar look rather special and up market. Another feature I like about the packaging is the one and a half glasses of milk being poured into the square of chocolate on the packet.
Product Quality; I am a huge fan of Cadbury Dairy Milk and I was very impressed when I saw the high quantity of the Milk inside the bar. I also like the fact that Cadbury are proud to say that there cocoa beans come from a tropical country, called Guyana, on top of that Cadbury are part of the Fairtrade group- meaning they pay a premium for the cocoa beans. This means the lives of the Cadbury cocoa bean growers get a better life, as they rightly deserve. This, along with the taste, leads me to say the quality of Cadbury Dairy Milk is good, however I would like to see them rid of the vegetable fat and the Emulsifiers (E-numbers)
Value For Money; I have noticed- (Possibly because of the rising fuel costs) that the price of chocolate has shot up over the last 3 years. Sadly Cadbury's chocolate is no exception. For the largest bar (230g) you will pay roughly £1.99, for the 120g bar, you will pay around £1.00, finally for the standard bar weighing 46g you will pay around £0.60. Oddly I often find the 120-gram bars to offer the best value for money if your buy two of them- as you get 10 grams more than you would if you buy the larger bar and you will only pay £0.01 more! Currently however the larger bars (230g) are on offer Waitrose and Sainsbury's are offering them for two for £3.00, *Asda has the best multi offer deal however as it is offering two for £2.50! Tesco have actually raised the price from £1.97 to £1.99! There are currently no offers at Tesco for this etheir! I found this data at www.mysupermarket.co.uk. I can therefore then say that Cadbury Dairy Milk is very good value for money because of the recent Supermarket price wars! Even when paying full price I still feel it good value for money because of the Fairtrade system and the creaminess of the chocolate.
**Verdict; The KIA Cee'd of the chocolate bars (Top Gear fans will know what I mean!)
** For those who want to know about the nutritional values and ingredients please see below!
Ingredients; Milk,*** Sugar,*** Cocoa butter, ***Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings.
*Asda are currently selling the 230 gram Cadbury Bars very cheaply, even without the multi offer- at £1.31!
*** Fairtrade Certified
This review has also been published on Ciao by jjcross- Thank you for reading and rating.
Cadbury's, hands down, make the best chocolate in the world. I have tried Hershey (ugh!), Thornton's, the much coveted Belgium chocolate but, in my humble opinion as a self-confessed chocolate lover, Cadbury is the best. Having made that declaration of love, I will also say that Cadbury Dairy Milk is the cream of Cadbury and nothing else can really beat it.
The Cadbury Dairy Milk comes foil wrapped to keep it clean and fresh before it is opened to be eaten, and it comes in the distinctive Cadbury purpley/bluey colours with the glasses of milk on the front being poured into the chunks of chocolate. It comes in a variety of sizes and, being the true piglet I am, I usually opt for one of the larger sizes. I recently bought the 230g bar from Tesco for £1.89 - which I think is a good price as it is a fairly big slab of chocolate heaven. The bar comes whole but is segregated into smaller even chunks which means you can easily break off chunks, which makes it easier to eat.....or dare I say it.....share.
The taste of the chocolate is divine. It is smooth, rich, chocolatey and just so creamy and full of flavour. I like to gradually let it melt in my mouth and then I experience the full effect of the creaminess which I love so much. Although the chocolate is sweet, it is not that overly sweet and sickly taste that some chocolates possess - and it also doesn't have any other bits (like fruit, nut or honeycomb) in it to detract from the chocolate itself. This is a pure taste indulgence and I defy anyone to say it's not the best chocolate. I love it!