Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury Dairy milk
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
Member Name: ask_eve
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
Advantages: Original, simple and lovely, widely available.
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.
Summary: A lovely original chocolate.