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      17.02.2010 23:43
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      Tastes yummy but the calories are a bit disturbing!

      I am not very keen on normal Cadbury's Dairy Milk as I find it a bit thick, tough and cheap-tasting. So when I was given a large bar of this Dairy Milk Double Choc, I wasn't expecting to like it very much either, but I was pleasantly surprised.

      The Double Choc bars are packaged very similarly to the regular Dairy Milk, with most of the same graphics and the same purple and white foil covering. However the Double Choc bars show a picture of a square of chocolate that has been bitten into, and from the middle a chocolate-coloured liquid appears to be oozing out.

      I was surprised to find when I bit into my first square of this chocolate that the substance inside is more like a thick fondant rather than a liquid, and it is really nice. It has a very rich taste to it and seems to taste more like dark chocolate or chocolate ganache than Dairy Milk.

      I found that with the filling, the chocolate was much more interesting and also much more satisfying than regular Dairy Milk, and it felt like a real treat. I was really impressed with this product and would buy it again when looking for a change from my normal Galaxy.

      The only thing wrong with this was of course the nutritional information which was quite scary, as you might expect. Each SINGLE chunk contains 40 calories, 4.3 grams of sugar, 2.0 grams of fat and 1.2 grams of saturates. Thankfully the chocolate is so sweet that you're unlikely to want to eat too much of it!

      A 230 gram bar, which should keep you going for quite a while, normally costs £1.55 from Asda, but they are currently on offer at 3 for £4, and you can mix and match them with many other Cadbury's bars, such as Whole Nut, Caramel and Turkish Delight. This represents a good saving so if you like these bars get down to Asda before the offer runs out!

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        12.02.2010 16:04
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        Only to be consumed when in need of MEGA chocolate fix!

        It is amazing what you find at the bottom of the Christmas goodie bags, and what is even more amazing is that two months on there is still some of the Christmas goodness hanging around the kitchen drawer.

        I found a 230g bar of Cadburys Double Choc in such a drawer. In need of chocolate and having never tried it before, I was more than happy to give it a go. It comes in the usual shiny enticing wrapper of dark purple and chocolate brown with a bitten chunk of the bar on display, oozing away in all of it's glory.

        NOTE - if you are going to try this, do so before checking out the calorie content! I expected it to be sinful and there are worse offenders out there but each chunk / piece of chocolate contains;

        40 calories
        4.3g sugar
        2.0g fat
        1.2g saturates
        0.03 salt

        Not hugely offending when you are looking for a treat, but watch how many chunks you munch at each sitting. The bar in its entirety contains over 1116 calories! So munching it down in one sitting is not advised!

        Now, I love chocolate, no doubts about it and I love seriously chocolaty sickingly sweet things too but the Double Choc even put my munching power to the test. I only had four chunks and I was done. Completely satisfied, riding high on the sugar coaster and feeling slightly sick.

        The outer shell is the infamous traditional dairy milk we all know and love but the inside is a devilish, sinful centre of chocolate goo. It is richer than the outer shell and darker in colour with a caramel like texture. I did not find it as gooey as a caramel though and it did not ooze out all over the place, which was a bonus!

        This is not one for the faint hearted and if you need a chocolate fix, a few squares of this will have you sorted in no time so the larger bar will last a long time (if your treat wise!), though too much in one sitting and I fear you could be faced with several uncomfortable hours! It definatly is a 'now and again' type treat!

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        04.06.2009 08:23
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        I'm still split down the middle

        Launched in 2007 the Cadburys Dairy Milk 'Double Choc' range is just the latest luxurious and addictively gorgeous offering from the best chocolate making business there is.

        The Dairy Milk part of the Cadburys empire has continued to swell over the last few years or so with a wide variety of different ideas crawling out of the woodwork and into the hearts of the nation.

        A 230g bar of the chocolate is disgustingly priced these days as I paid £1.65 for this from my local Tescos and I haven't seen it cheaper anywhere else unless there's an offer. However, I'd received some bad news over the bank holiday weekend so I felt that a chocolate binge was the best therapy money could offer. The chocolate definitely looks inviting in its wrapper, laced with the usual deep purple colour that is associated with the Dairy Milk brand and undercut by a rich and intoxicating shade of brown that shows a chunk of the chocolate with even more chocolate oozing out from it. This mouthwatering picture alone was enough to persuade me to part with my money.

        The chocolate itself put me in mind of the similar Cadburys Caramel bar as when you bite into the chocolate you're instantly hit with that gooey and sickly taste however after chewing it for a few seconds that taste is taken over by a strong surge of chocolate that leaves a rather 'full' feeling in your stomach after just a few chunks. The problem I found was that the centre tasted exactly the same as the outer shell only in a liquified form so you're just being bombarded by the same taste twice and it makes the chocolate difficult to swallow and also not very enjoyable to eat after so much of it even if you leave it for the next day and come back to it. Also the calories would be enough to make any stick thin blonde faint.

        I also made the mistake of breaking one of the chunks in half and the centre wasn't even thick like the caramel one it just sort of dribbled out everywhere and made a mess.

        Whilst I think this initially tastes fantastic I could only really stomach one of the standard sized bars every few months or so. The calories are atrocious, even more so than the rest of the Dairy Milk range and the result is just far too sickly and hard to stomach unless you can handle that sort of thing.

        Cadburys have taken an idea that has worked for them before and taken it to a new level with is good but the end result here is not one of their most amazing products out there. I can't help feeling that it would work much better if the chocolate centre was of a different taste or texture. Perhaps if they really wanted to make the 'double choc' idea work they could use dark chocolate or something that isn't as samey in taste as the initial chocolate itself.

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          09.04.2009 17:30
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          Satisfies a sweet tooth and makes for a great luxury chocolate gift.

          I was initially given a large 240g bar of this 'Double Choc' Cadbury's bar as a gift. The look and decription of the chocolate on the packaging certainly says 'luxury' and I think it in theory it makes for a brilliant present. I have since purchased the smaller sized bars as an occasional treat and find that the rich double chocolate blend satisfies this chocoholic's sweet tooth.

          This product in the Cadbury's chocolate range is desribed as milk chocolate with a soft chocolate centre. The milk chocolate casing is the conventional Cadbury's Dairy Milk, which according to the brand's promise, contains a glass and a half full of fresh milk per pound of chocolate. This brand is huge in the UK and they deserve to be. The quality of the chocolate is very high. The chocolate has a milky, fudgey taste and the texture is soft yet the fine cocoa mass is noticable and has a bittersweet tang. Rival firms like Galaxy and Green and Black's have very soft and sticky chocolate textures which melt away to nothing in the mouth but Cadburys has a thicker, more powdery texture, providing a longer lasting substance when chewing.

          The illustration on the packet shows the chocolate centre as being light brown and sauce-like. This perhaps is quite deceptive. The centre is more like a thick, toffee or caramel. It is burned black in colour and does not look attractive or very good to eat. It looks rather like tar or aged molasses. When you bite into the sqaures of chocolate the centre goos out slowly. It actually reminds me of garden slugs. When I first tried this bar I was dissapointed by the centre. I imagined it would be a runny, rich sauce - something like Hershey's Chocolate Sauce that is very soft and would melt in the mouth. The texture is a lot tougher than the caramel in Cadbury's Caramel bar. The taste of the centre is infact very chocolatey, more bitter perhaps than the creamy milk chocolate covering. It is also very sweet and has a sharp cocao kick.

          The overall taste is very nice. A blend of bitter cocoa, mild milk and tastebud bursting sugar! It is definately very rich and may even be too much for some! If you don't consume a lot of chocolate then I suspect you may find the taste overbearing. The texture is not so nice, with the caramel centre being much too tough, thick and sticky for my liking.

          The wrapper supplies lots of information about the product including nutritional information. This chocolate is pretty fattening with one small bar having 10.9g of fat in it. There are 220 calories per bar. It is a little bit shocking considering an average woman should only eat around 30g of fat per day! This is also suitable for vegetarians. It may contain nuts, wheat and soya.

          More information about Cadburys can be accessed at:

          www.cadbury.co.uk

          and they also have a gift ideas website which is advertised on this wrapper:

          www.cadburysgiftsdirect.co.uk

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            07.10.2008 17:41
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            Wonderful chocolate

            Not too many positive reviews of this chocolate which is unfortunate as its one of my favorites, but I am a total chocolate lover. I eat it when im happy, when im depressed and when im bored. Basically all the time. Galaxy is my favorite chocolate but DairyMilk is a close second.

            I get the 230g bar from tesco where it is 1.38. The bar is 19 cms long and 10cms wide. It is divided into squares which are inprinted with "cadburys" so you can break of the amount you need easily and the whole bar consists of 7 rows of 4 squares.

            You can recognise this bar from the rest of the dairymilk range as the bottom half of the front of the packaging underneath where it says dairymilk is a rich brown colour (other types have a different colour on the bottom half for example the turkish delight variety is pink), as well as the fact it says double choc of course!

            Inside the squares of the wonderful tasting dairymilk chocolate is a blob of chocolate caramel, it is not runny enough to fall out when you bite into a square but it is sticky enough to attach to your teeth, although you can just lick that off aftwards :D

            Some people are saying the chocolate filling is too sweet or sickly and I think that is a personal preference. Personally I can eat two or three rows before feeling I need something savory or a drink as ive had too much of a sweet thing. I didnt find there to be any after taste myself other than the lovely chocolate flavour.

            Now comes the bad news though. Fat content! Cadburys have put as well as the normal nurtritional information table a larger guide to how much of your daily amount of calories fat and sugar this bar contains. It is set out rather like how tesco do this on their own products, with the amounts it contains ingrams and then the percentages of daily recommeneded intake below. The percentages are based on a "typical adult" who needs 2000 calories a day, 90g of sugar and 70g of fat of which 20g is saturated.

            Per chunk there is 40 calories - 2% of daily amount
            4.3g of sugar - 4.8%
            2.0g of fat - 2.9%
            1.2g of saturated fat - 6%


            Now I dont know about anyone else but I wouldnt describe myself as a typical adult, but per 100g of chocolate this works out as having 485 calories and 24.9g of fat of which 15g is saturated.

            So this chocolate no matter how much i love it (which is a lot!) is only for a treat.

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              17.06.2008 19:39
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              Very sickly choc bar

              Cadbury plc is a company most noted for chocolate related products. Founded in 1824 by John Cadbury, it initially produced coffee and tea, although it soon branched out into chocolate. It has recently demerged from the American drinks company Schweppes, and now stands alone as Cadbury plc.

              Cadbury's Dairy Milk Double Choc is definitely one of those chocolate bars that is designed and geared for chocoholics. My wife likes them, and says they're lush, so I thought I would try eating one. I have to say, it was a bit sickly for me. They aren't kidding when they say double choc. It is twice the strength, with a strong and heavy chocolatey taste coming through.

              However, hidden behind the sickliness is a good quality chocolate. Cadbury's always give out quality, and cater for a market. The simple fact is that I am not a chocoholic, and that's why this is not for me. My wife pounced on the second half of the bar that I couldn't finish, guzzling it down and uttering between mouthfuls: 'How can you think this is too sickly?'!!

              I bought the standard sized small bar, which is just under 50 grams, from Somerfield for 55p. My wife thinks this a bargain. I'm glad she likes it, it's just maybe not for me.

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                18.05.2008 17:14
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                Too sweet

                Cadbury's is one of the best chocolate makers ever, they produce such tasty chocolate in many different varieties.

                Cadbury's Dairy Milk Double Choc is one of the very many varieties of dairy milk, it has a sticky dark filling that tastes a bit like dairy milk caramel, but a bit thinner and runny. This is covered in a smooth creamy milk chocolate which you can find in all dairy milk chocolate products. This can be a bit too sickly because there is too much of the chocolate filling.

                This chocolate comes in a purple wrapping with the words "Dairy Milk Double Choc" across the middle with a square of this chocolate below it bursting with the chocolate filling. This is very similar to other dairy milk products.

                An individual standard bar will cost you around 40-50p in your local newsagents which is a reasonable price for the chocolate, although it is not as good as other dairy milk products.

                You will also be able to buy this in bigger bars if you want to share or just cannot get enough of it.

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                  15.07.2007 10:52
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                  definitely not the best creation from cadbury!

                  As the Cadbury dairy milk double choc bar has been the most plugged bar during my favourite show (coronation street) recently I have been getting more and more tempted to try one. Being that I don’t like to do things by halves I popped out the other night and came home with the 250g bar. As I had bought it from a late night garage I paid over the odds for it (£1.89) I believe these can be found priced around £1.40 any way never mind I was desperate to try one.

                  As I sat down with this new delight in my hands I was sure this was going to become one of my new favourites. WRONG! This chocolate bar is far too sweet and left me very disappointed. For those of you who have tried a galaxy caramel you will know that the caramel is runny unlike the firm caramel in a Cadbury`s bar, well the chocolate inside these bars is just like the runny caramel from a galaxy only chocolate flavour of course. even the lovely taste of the Cadbury`s chocolate isn’t enough to take away the sweetness of the centre and it leaves a kind of bitter after taste too.

                  It comes wrapped as any other dairy milk bar in its distinctive shiny purple wrapping with the even shinier silver inside and the smell as you open it is the same as any other Cadbury product... BEAUTIFUL! Unfortunately then comes the taste and it all goes wrong

                  As I have told you it tastes you will no doubt already be imagining that it won’t be very good for you either and you will be right. It has a massive 485 calories per 100g and also in the same 100g contains 24.7g of fat so if you do enjoy this bar better not to enjoy too much of it at once.

                  I would probably still have eaten this bar again in moderation if it had not been for the bitter after taste it left in my mouth but because of this it will be the last time I try this bar as well as my first.

                  To sum up, if you are an out and out chocoholic or you just happen to have a very sweet tooth then maybe you will enjoy this bar, otherwise I suggest you steer well clear!

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                    26.04.2007 20:11
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                    A nice bar but others are preffered.

                    Cadbury's have come up with something a bit different here, yet it is also quite familiar. The bar is in the standard Dairy Milk format being that there is six chunks per bar and the bar is about 6 inches long.

                    Each chunk or oblong of chocolate is therefore about an inch wide half an inch high and one and a half inches long. The height is dictated by the dome shape that forms over the rectangular base. Very similar to that of a galaxy caramel or indeed a Cadbury caramel.

                    The chocolate which covers the chunks is as per usual of the highest quality and is sweet but not too much. It is a creamy smooth consistency and the cocoa can be tasted, but then Cadbury does produce a lot of chocolate so they must be doing something right despite the adverse publicity they are currently undergoing.

                    Hidden underneath the dome is a soft sticky liquid which is dark brown a sort of clear. As you bite your way through the outer surface it can get a bit messy. This part is where the double choc bit comes in, since this liquid is chocolate flavoured and definitely a darker chocolate than then of the shell protecting it.

                    It is not nearly as sweet as the normal chocolate and has a slight bitter aftertaste which is not meant as a criticism, because it does add significantly to the overall experience. The outer chocolate seems for a while to be the predominant taste, but slowly the soft liquid overtakes and the experience is most pleasurable.

                    I think however that 6 chunks is more than enough at one sitting or perhaps even two sittings since it does become a bit sickly and your mouth gets a bit clagged up. Having said this I have never had much of a problem when my mouth gets clagged up with chocolate, it’s just a hazard of being a chocoholic, and a rather nice one too.

                    They bars retail at a very respectable 50p and are currently quite easy to obtain. All in all they are a good chocolate bar with a bit of an usual experience, but if push came to shove I’d most probably opt for something else in future.

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