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      29.08.2012 21:12
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      Far too yummy for my own good!

      Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut chocolate is a milk chocolate bar with raisins and nuts contained within it.

      I think that Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut is far more enjoyable and satisfying than regular Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. You not only get the yummy chocolate but also the gooey texture of the raisins and the crunchy texture of the nuts. I think this multi texture experience adds up to a really good chocolate bar.

      Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut is not a premium chocolate bar so if you are after a high cocoa percentage then look elsewhere.

      I think Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut is very good value for money. A medium sized bar of 120g can be currently purchased for only £1.39. Sometimes special offer packs of the same size are available for only 99 pence. That is such a tiny amount for enough chocolate for two people.

      The negative side of Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut is, like any chocolate, it is very high in calories and fat. It's best therefore eaten in moderation. I am personally not very good at this kind of moderation where Cadbury Fruit and Nut is concerned!

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        28.06.2011 18:00
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        Hunky Chunky Almonds

        I enjoy eating chocolate of any kind really, whatever brand or company it is produced by but I do admit to having a particular fondness for Cadbury as I suspect many people do in the United Kingdom. I love the colour and the smell of their chocolate, I adore the sweet taste of many of their bars but sometimes I just like to have a bar of the milk chocolate in the famous purple packaging. I can quite easily finish of a large bar by myself with a glass of milk or a cup of tea and especially like it if it has been stored in the fridge for a while.

        These large bars of the dairy milk are a favourite of mine but you can purchase all sorts of varieties with many different ingredients and components added to make them extra special and tasty. A well known alternative to a regular slab of dairy milk is the Fruit and Nut version which is your normal milky sweet chocolate but with raisins and almonds added. These nuts and raisins are nowhere near as sweet as the chocolate and so contrast wonderfully and temper it nicely. The milk choc can be hard if chilled but the nuts definitely add a good bit of texture as they crunch when bitten in to and of course at the other extreme the raisins are soft creating a nice mix to enjoy.

        A 230g bar of this is currently priced at £1.97 on the Tesco website and this one would be ideal to share with friends and family or if you have good self control, a bar this size could be kept in your fridge to break a few pieces off when you are tempted. If you limited yourself to eating 5 chunks of this Cadbury's bar on average you would consume 140 calories and 7.4g of fat which is not too bad but I am fairly sure that 5 pieces of this is not as much chocolate as you would find in a Twirl or maybe a Wispa. If you can eat this in moderation it is definitely a great treat, a nice twist on dairy milk chocolate.

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          04.06.2010 07:34
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          A gorgeous chocolate bar that simply melts in your mouth

          For those of you who have read some of my previous reviews, you'll be aware that I'm a chocoholic! Unfortunately, I cannot keep chocolate in my house for more than five minutes, as I simply can't resist it!.

          Whilst I favour nearly all chocolate bars, I have a few firm favourites. The chocolate I'm reviewing today is Cadbury Dairy Milk with Fruit and Nut.

          The chocolate comes in a plastic wrapper; the top of which is purple in colour as with all of the Cadbury advertising. The lower part of the wrapper is a dark shade of red with the image of a square of chocolate surrounded by fruit and nuts. The gold Cadbury logo is situated above the large wording of "Dairy Milk" with the unique glass and a half of milk being poured into the letter "I".

          The lower left of the wrapper advises that Cadbury are the official treat provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games and shows an image of the 5 symbolic circles.

          The rear of the packaging advises that the chocolate is made with fresh milk and not powdered and Cadbury state this is the reason why their chocolate is so creamy. We are also advised that the equivalent of 426ml of fresh milk is used to make every 227g of milk chocolate.

          Unfortunately, I cannot tell you how many squares were in my bar as they have mysteriously disappeared! However, I can tell you that the squares easily separate to give you bite-size chunks, with each containing a generous amount of almonds. Whilst there are raisins throughout the bar, they are somewhat scarce and I would have liked a lot more. However, what I love about this chocolate is that the raisins and almonds are whole, as opposed to tiny pieces, so you can properly enjoy the taste.

          As with all Cadbury chocolate, it is extremely creamy and simply melts in the mouth. The problem I find with chocolate is that I cannot stop at just one or two pieces. I can't help but carry on eating until the whole bar is gone!!

          I was absolutely horrified when I read the nutritional information, as whilst I realised that chocolate was fattening, I did not release that just three chunks contains 85 calories! Gulp! I've just eaten a whole bar!!

          Oh well, I suppose it's a good way of getting my calcium!! I provide below the remainder of the nutritional information based on three chunks:-

          Protein 1.5g
          Carbohydrates 9.8g
          Of which sugars 9.7g
          Fat 4.5g
          Of which saturates 2.5g
          Fibre 0.2g
          Sodium 0.01g

          It's only since I've started reviewing products on Dooyoo that I've really scrutinised the labels and in writing this review, I've realised that I seriously need to do something about my intake of chocolate!!

          Cadbury Fruit and Nut is available in a variety of sizes and the bar I reviewed is 140g with the recommended retail price of 99p printed in the top right hand corner.

          Whilst the raisins are rather scarce, this does not lose a star as I simply cannot give less than 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars for this chocolate, as it's simply delicious.

          I hope you found my review useful and I would thank you for reading.

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            01.03.2010 17:11
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            Bliss, a glass of wine a CDM and good company, what more could there be?

            CAdburys Dairy Milk (CDM) fruit and nut bar has got to be one of my favourite chocolate bars, this bar is currently on offer for £1 for 140g at my local Co-op, I must admit I only purchase it when its on offer because it tastes nices this way.

            I usually put it straight in the freezer after purchase as I like my chocolate frozen. On opening the bar, the aroma of chocolate immediately hits you and my mouth starts watering straight away. I then bite into it and the plump juicy raisins, with the whole hazelnuts make a fantastic combination. Chocolate , rich , creamy and smooth, its chocolate at its best and I hope with the "kraft" takeover nothing is changed.

            In a typical bar of CDM you will find:

            Milk Chocolate ( Milk**sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442), flavourings)
            Dusted raisins 18% (raisins, cocoa)
            Almonds 7%
            Contains : nuts, milk, may contain wheat , soya
            **The equivalent of 426ml of fresh milk in every 227g of mik chocolate


            After reading that, I can see how its so creamy as Cadburys uses so much dairy fresh milk in each bar , alot of other brands use a powdered milk in part of theres. It definately makes a difference to the taste.

            Nutritional information per 100g


            protein 8.3g
            Calories 490 kcals
            Carbohydrates 55.8g
            of which sugars 55.2g
            Fat 25.9g
            of which saturates 14.5g
            Fibre 1.4g
            Sodium
            0.08g
            Equivalent as salt 0.2g

            As you can see by the calories this is an extremely fattening treat, it makes up nearly 25% of a ladies diet...but boy is it worth it.

            The only thing is its so moreish that I personally cant eat a coulpe of squares, I have to eat it all at once , so I tend to purchase the smaller a bar because I`m a chocoholic

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            07.12.2009 23:07
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            Buy buy buy - this is a taste sensation

            Cadbury's Dairy Milk 230g bar costs £1.46 from Tesco currently, as it is on offer. I have always been a fan of Dairy Milk, moreso than any other brand, yet have never really diverted from the regular type. However, since this chocolate was on offer in Tesco, I decided to buy it.

            Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut consists of your standard Dairy Milk chocolate (which, incidentally, is delicious), raisins and almonds. Dairy Milk pride themselves on the amount of calcium in their chocolate, and in every 227g of chocolate, there is the equivalent of 426ml of fresh liquid milk. Therefore, in this bar, there is around this much.

            This chocolate is absolutely delicious, and I don't believe there is any way to better sum it up. The chocolate is rich in flavour, yet without leaving the horrible after taste which some chocolate does (especially dark chocolate). It is milky, creamy and light and leaves nothing to the imagination. The raisins in the chocolate are juicy and full of flavour, and the almonds are very crunchy and also very tasty. This is quite impressive since it would have been quite easy for Dairy Milk to simply cover up tasteless raisins and almonds with the rich taste of the chocolate.

            I do have one terrible complaint about this chocolate - how addictive it is. It is incredibly difficult to just have one chunk of the chocolate and I often find myself shovelling 10 or 15 down my throat at once! This does, however, make it perfect for a girls night in when plenty chocolate is the order of the day! And the great thing is, it doesn't get sickly half as quickly as other brands of chocolate. All in all, possibly my favourite type of chocolate ever - and trust me, I'm well experienced when it comes to chocolate :)

            Nutritional Information:
            (Values are per row of a 230g bar, or per 5 chunks)

            Calories - 140 (7%)
            Sugars - 15.9g (17.7%)
            Fat - 7.4g (10.6%)
            Saturates - 4.2g (21%)
            Salt - 0.05g (0.8%)

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              30.11.2009 23:37
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              Great snack, excellent taste.

              Out of all the Cadbury Dairy Milk Varieties, this is definately my favourite.

              I find that the regular Dairy Milk chocolate gets quite boring, quickly. I find the Caramel variety far too sweet and the Whole Nut variety is too dry, and makes me thirsty.

              Therefore, Fruit & Nut is a good compromise for my taste. The raisins and almonds add texture to the bar, making it a much more interesting treat. The almonds add a satisfying crunch, while the raisins have a nice soft texture to even it out. The raisins are also juicy, so the bar isnt made too dry as with the Whole Nut variety.

              The chocolate itself is delicious, of course. The traditional creaminess of Dairy Milk chocolate is still identifiable. It is very sweet chocolate, with 55.2g of sugar per 100g of chocolate (according to the nutrition table on the packaging). However, it's not sickly except if you have loads, which is common sense really.

              This bar is quite calorific, with 490 calories per 100g! However, you can't expect any kind of chocolate to be that good for you. Keep it as a treat, not a frequent snack.

              Overall, this is a great variety of chocolate. A good variation on the original Dairy Milk we all know and love.

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                25.11.2009 21:01
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                I love it

                Cadbury's is a UK company and one that we should be proud of. There is a lot of speculation in the news lately over a takeover from Kraft, I just hope this doesn't happen. Anyway, I am reviewing Cadbury's fruit and nut 230g bar!!

                The packaging has changed from the above picture and if anything, it has gone more old fashioned which sort of relates to the history of the company! On the front is the famous Cadbury logo with the same colour theme and a gorgeous picture of a square of the chocolate itself! It is the official treat provider for London 2012 which is shown by a logo in the bottom left hand corner.

                On the back of the pack there is nutritional information and other useful information!!

                This is lovely Cadbury's milk chocolate with raisins and almonds!!! The cocoa beans come from West Africa and they pay good prices for them. Cadbury's are now a "Fair trade" company- which makes them go higher in my opinion!!

                When you get this out of the packet, you can smell the delicious chocolate that is almost soothing and attacks all your senses! The fruit gives this a hint of sweetness and the almonds make this chocolate a whole lot better. They make this stand out from the crowd and make it a million times better than any other chocolate!

                In 5 squares of this chocolate there are 140 calories, 15.9g of sugar, 7.4g of fat, 4.2g of saturates and 0.05g of salt. This is really not to good with all the healthy eating products that are available nowadays, but it is worth it every so often- chocolate is a girl/boy's best friend!!!

                I personally love this chocolate because you can buy it from anywhere, it is not too expensive, about £1.50 and it tastes great. When I am feeling that little bit naughty I indulge in this :) 5/5 from me!!

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                  15.11.2009 20:29
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                  Thanks for reading :-)

                  Cadbury's Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut.

                  61p (from my co-op corner shop) for a 49g bar which has 6 chunks.

                  There is no denying that cadbury's chocolate is deliciously enjoyable, can it still taste great when teamed with fruit and nuts?

                  My verdict!

                  You can see just by looking at the opened chocolate bar that it contains whole nuts which do compliment the taste of the chocolate really well. The almonds are not too big or to hard, so probably very little danger of chipping a tooth. The raisin, well the ones I could find really added a nice sweet taste to the chocolate. I think the chocolate, nuts and raisin combination works really well, and find this to be an enjoyable chocolate treat.

                  This 46g bar is a nice size and doesn't leave you feeling like you have over indulged.

                  I think cadburys have been very generous with the nuts, but not too generous with the raisins, I didn't find many raisins there seemed to be about 6 or 7 nuts in my bar and 3 or 4 raisins. I would have liked to have had more raisins in my bar. I must point out that my daughter did pinch a chunk, maybe that chunk was packed with raisins!

                  The nut to raisin ratio may well be a bit of a lottery with each bar, maybe I should buy some more to test this theory, ha ha.

                  Nutritional info.

                  Each 49g bar contains
                  245 calories
                  26.8g sugars
                  13.3g fat
                  7.4g saturates
                  0.10g salt


                  Ingredients

                  sugar
                  cocoa butter
                  milk solids
                  cocoa solids
                  emulsifiers(442,476)
                  raisins
                  almonds
                  It also contains artificial and nature identical flavouring substances.


                  4/5 I loved it and it's a yummy treat, more raisins though would have got it 5/5

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                    06.11.2009 19:48
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                    a great choccy bar

                    Cadbury dairy milk fruit and but is probably one of the only chocolate products that I actually enjoy which contains nuts. I can eat some nutty chocolates especially when the nuts arnt that bad tasting for example I cant stand peanuts, however even though I can eat some products I don't usually enjoy them, however this is a product that I do really like.

                    This is dairy milk with fruit and buts in, the fruit being raisons and the nuts being those mild tasting white nuts. The Cadbury dairy milk chocolate is the same as it always is and its just one of the best tasting chocolates on the market in my opinion.

                    The raisons go great with the chocolate and I kind of knew they would already as I have always like chocolate coated raisons and it gives a similar flavour to this. The nuts are fairly space in here which is a good thing if anything however as I mentioned earlier there very mild tasting, and in fact to be honest you cant really taste nuts at all in here as the taste of the chocolate and the raisons really overpowers the nut taste.

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                      26.10.2009 21:43
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                      A chocolate for adults and great for sharing

                      I don't think that I have ever eaten so much chocolate in my life before, but this one is an adult time only chocolate that I love to share with the man I love.

                      Package

                      This is part of a dairy milk range from cadbury and this is stated on the front of a dark blue and burgandy packet. It has a good size cadbury sign on the top corner of the bar and a picture of two milk galsses being poured over a block of chocolate and a pile of nuts and raisins. On the back of the pack it gives you the usual calorie, sugar, saturates and fats that each bar holds and the ingrediants that are in the bar that you are about to enjoy eating. It also gives you the contact details for any quieries or problems you may have. It also states on the back the contact number for cadbury world to see how the chocolate is made. The most interesting information that this packet has given me is the advert for gift ideas from cadburys and gives you the website to visit. This site I will be visiting shortly to see what they offer for the christmas period for family members.

                      The chocolate.

                      This is a block of chocolate that comes in little square with the big bar and retangular blocks for the smaller bar. This bar is filled with almond nuts and rasins throughout. The nuts give the bar a nice cruncy texture to the chocolate and the rasins give it a nice chewy sweet falvour. The chocolate is creamy rich and thick. It is a good size bar that is complemented with adult flavourings.

                      Summery

                      I love to share this with my partner so I tend to buy the big bar that will usually cost around £1.29 but you can also pick a bar of this size up for around £1 on a special deal in some shops. The one and only problem with this chocolate is that I don't think there is enough rasins in the chocolate apart from that it is great and for adults only in my opinion.

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                        08.10.2009 23:55
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                        It's like they hand you the crown jewels in every pack

                        This addition has got to be one of my most faviourite variations of all time! it has everything I ever expected of a top quality chocolate bar. Nuts , Milk and of course my favourite raisons!
                        The splendid taste that you get with cadbury's is more than enough to tempt me but these features speak for themselves!

                        The fruit and nut version of dairy's milk is simple concept for a chocolate bar which has sold millions world wide, make a chocolate bar and add bits in! which genius thought of that?
                        The combinations work very well however, as you can now buy several of them there's bound to be at least one you like whether it be caramel or fudge .etc.

                        The one thing you cannot fault Cadbury's for is taste, as time after time they deliver the taste needed without fault. This isn't just a once in a lifetime because the cadbury's chocolate's are always smooth and tasty which shows a developed consistency in they're produce( they are good at making chocolate and make it very well whenever they make it!)

                        The recommendation's which must be carried out!
                        I declare you to go to Tesco's and buy any of the dairy milk's and I challenge you to try and think of a word other than perfect or divine to describe a cadbury's bar. They are unbelievable.

                        Thanks for reading
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                        07.10.2009 12:28
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                        Lovely bar in a great range

                        One of the most popular and biggest brands in the chocolate industry (especially in the UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada) is the Cadbury's Dairy Milk range which includes a vast array of bars under the banner. Although the range seems to be getting reduced as Cadbury's realise some people buy Wispas for the nostalgia and not the quality or taste there are still some main stays, such as the standard chocolate bar, the nut bar and the fruit and nut bar.
                        On the whole the bars are 6 chunks long (though a larger size is available for sharing and larger "personal" bars are available under the "bar and a half" idea that Cadbury's are going with) and weigh 49g, though often costing around 48p so it's not the cheapest on the market. The simple fact is if you like chocolate, the best you can get in the UK is pretty much Cadbury's, the milk chocolate rivals such as Nestle and Mars don't seem to be able to compete, whilst Kinder don't have a large enough range to always appeal. Sadly this seems to be the reason why Cadbury's don't have any white chocolate products (or not enough) available, which is a crying shame, though it means Nestle's white chocolate (which is lovely) gets more of the shop space.

                        So opening the purple and brown wrapper (the Dairy Milk brand are all purple on the top half with the second half having something that relates to the other part of the name). The chunks snap off quite easily (I'm saying quite as when I tried to snap 1 off 2 came off) and at the end you can see a nut or two or a raisin protruding through the freshly snapped part of the bar. When eaten it's sweet yet smooth as a chocolate product, the nut adds a bit of crunch to the whole proceeding whilst the fruit provides a bit of a raisin hint at the end. Although you'll almost certainly find your self eating the bar before realising you'd started you'll enjoy it if you like nuts and decent quality chocolate, though unlike my mums boyfriend (who seems to permanently have a big bar of this with him) I wouldn't say this was my favourite.

                        Nutritional Information (per 49g bar)
                        240 Calories (12% RDA)
                        27.0g Sugars (30%)
                        12.7g Fat (18.1%)
                        7.2g Saturates (36%)
                        0.1g Salt (1.7%)

                        Contains Nuts and Milk, may also contain Wheat and Soya.
                        One thing to say about that, why is there so much saturated fat in there? And a second thing to say, it's called Fruit and Nut, only idiot would assume it's not got nuts in...then again it says Dairy Milk, so only an idiot would think it's not got any milk. What next? "Contains Chocolate"?

                        Overall despite (like I said) it not being amongst my favourites it's difficult to find fault with it other than the saturated fat content. The Cadbury's chocolate as always is a delight to eat and as always makes me want more (luckily I have plenty more having recently stocked up on half of the available "Dairy Milk" branded chocolate). If you like nutty chocolate but are suck of peanuts dominating the taste such as in the Reese's products or even the Snickers then this could well be perfect for you. This is a chocolate bar with nuts, not a bar that uses chocolate to stop your hands from getting messy.

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                        02.09.2009 22:07
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                        A Fantastic Bar Of Chocolate With Raisins & Almonds.

                        I love nothing more than a nice square of creamy chocolate and Cadbury's milk chocolate with fruit & nut has to be one of my favourites these days. I have also recently noticed that the chocolate is now 'Fair Trade' and still seems to be the same price (although this may be changing in the future).

                        Cadbury's chocolate comes provided in a familiar purple wrapping which is foil fresh to keep the chocolate in pristine fresh condition. Each bar of chocolate (no matter what size) is moulded in to squares and each one is lovingly marked with the Cadbury's logo so you know it's the real deal! The addition of almonds and raisins to this bar is fantastic, the squares are packed with lots of chewy and crunchy bits of almond & raisins and the quality is decent.

                        Cadbury's chocolate has a delicious, creamy taste to it without being too sickly sweet. The chocolate melts in the mouth absolutely deliciously and always leaves me wanting another square. The quality of the chocolate is fantastic and I really can find nothing to fault with it. The raisins very lovely and plump and juicy while the almond were delicious and crunchy.

                        As well as being available in one person, 49g sizes you can get other sizes such as 230g and 400g which represent better value for money. The 400g bar is £2.43 in my local Sainsburys and these bars are frequently on special offer so I usually just stock up then.

                        Overall I love cadbury's chocolate and the many different forms that it comes in. There are yoghurts, bars, bars with additional items such as mint choc chips or crunchie pieces. There really is nothing bad when it's surrounded by cadbury's chocolate!

                        Per 100g of cadbury's dairy milk with fruit & nut there is 490 calories and 26.4g of fat so this should definitely be enjoyed in moderation.

                        I am going to rate cadbury's dairy milk with fruit & nut 5/5 as it's creamy and delicious and even better when eaten cold from the fridge. There is 16% raisins and 7% almonds per bar so this is reasonable without being too much and the balance is just perfect.

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                          17.08.2009 19:49
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                          Amazing chocolate bar.

                          Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut is a chocolate bar made by Cadbury.

                          The chocolate bar comes in a large rectangular bar which is wrapped in a purple plastic wrapping which is similar to all Cadbury Dairy Milk products, the pack also contains red which I suppose is to represent some fruit. You also can see a picture of a square of chocolate and some tasty looking almonds and raisons.

                          The chocolate is breakable into squares but if you have bought the smaller bars the pieces are rectangular and slightly larger. When you take the bar out, It looks rather bland and like the regular Dairy Milk bar until you break the squares off and you will see some pieces of almond and raisons they are not as uniform as the picture suggests with bits of raison and almond hanging off the chocolate when you break it.

                          The chocolate is smooth and has a creamy taste which contrasts well with the crunchiness of the almonds in the chocolate, the raisons again add a new texture being chewy and sweet with a slight sharpness that really goes well with the chocolate really giving it a lovely acidic edge. I know some people that cannot stand the fruit and nut chocolate because of the raisons but I personally love the chocolate so much because of the raisons it contains!

                          If you can stick to just having a couple of squares, you will need some serious willpower, you will be okay but in any significant quantity this chocolate is not going to do your waistline any good as it is high in fats and sugar, unless say you prefer the jolly and round look!

                          Per chunk of chocolate

                          Energy: 30Kcal
                          Protein: 0.5g
                          Carbohydrate: 3.2g
                          Of which sugars: 3.2g
                          Fat: 1.5g
                          Of which saturates: 0.8g

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                            06.08.2009 12:15
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                            Go for something that there's more of for your sugar and fat levels.

                            I spotted these in the shop the other day & thought I'd give them a whirl. Each bar weighs around 25/26g so is an ideal size to pop into a lunchbox or to have on a break or so I thought until I looked closer at the nutritional information. But, more of that later......

                            The outer packaging of the multipack is purple, white & red with the famous Cadbury Daily Milk Fruit & Nut logo across the front. There's a big "4 Pack" sign in the top right hand corner. On the back there's the usual ingredient, nutritional information and all the rest of the usual bumpf you'd expect to see along with the Cadbury website address:- www.cadbury.co.uk

                            On opening the pack you'll find 4 of the fruit & nut bars individually wrapped. These also have the logos on the front & the ingredients & nutritional information on the back. Each bar contains 6 segments on chocolate which measures around 3 1/2 cms by 2 cms.

                            Nutritional Information per bar {per 100g in brackets}

                            Energy kJ: 800kJ {2040kJ}
                            kcal: 190kcal {490kcal}
                            Protein: 3.3g {8.3g}
                            Carbohydrate: 21.9g {55.8g}
                            of which sugars: 21.6g {55.2g}
                            Fat: 10.2g {25.9g}
                            (of which saturates): 5.7g {14.6g}
                            Fibre: 0.5g {1.4g}
                            Sodium: 0.03g {0.08g}
                            Salt Equivalent: 0.08g {0.20g}

                            Contains: nuts , milk
                            May contain: wheat, soya


                            Ingredients:

                            Milk Chocolate {Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegatable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings}, Dusted Raisins (16%: Raisins, Cocoa), Almonds 7%

                            Price:

                            I paid 99p for a multipack of these which contains 4 bars of Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut.



                            Taste & Opinion:

                            The Cadbury's chocolate tastes pretty much as you'd expect it to taste. It's fairly creamy without being too oversweet. Whether you'll like this bar depends, I suppose on how you feel about raisins & nuts. My partner doesn't like either of those so if I ever buy something containing either of those items I know it's not going to "mysteriously" vanish from the cupboard or fridge where I've left it!

                            Personally I like both raisins & nuts & both are fine with the Cadbury's chocolate in this combination. But, as raisins & nuts are prone to do, they do get stuck in your teeth from time to time which is not something that everyone wants to have to deal with when eating chocolate.

                            The bad news hits you when you look at the "Each Bar Contains" panel. For just one small bar of chocolate (around 25g) you get:-

                            24% of your Recommended Daily Amount of sugar
                            and
                            28.5% of your Recommended Daily Amount of saturated fat

                            Those are high figures by any stretch of the imagination, particularly when you consider the size & weight of the bar & the fact that it's probably taken you less than 3 minutes to actually eat the thing. You certainly wouldn't want to eat more than one in a single sitting, especially if you were on a diet or trying to watch your weight. There are certainly other sweet / dessert options out there that ramp up the sugar or fat counters but actually provide you with more 'weight' for your trouble. As nice as I think these are they're really too high on the sugar & fat fronts to warrant any further purchases.
                            There are other Cadbury's options out there that, whilst still high in sugar & fat, are lower in one or both that this Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bar.

                            Or, in terms of a different dessert option, you could, for treat yourself to a Walls Blackberry & Banana Smoothie bar. Weighing 225g (so about 9 times heavier than the choccie bar) it'll "cost" you just 18% of your RDA for sugar and 3% of your RDA for fat.

                            So, despite the fact I actually like the taste & the texture of these it'll only rank 3 stars from me due to the fact that it 'provides' you with such a lot of your RDA for sugar & saturated fat for something relatively small in weight

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