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Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
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Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
Date: 06/06/12, updated on 28/05/13 (334 review reads)
Advantages: Good price and quality
Disadvantages: A bit sweet
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.
Summary: Lovely for a treat!
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