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This is my review for Cadbury's Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations, Jelly and Popping Candy.
These chocolate bars are relatively new having hit the shops less than a year ago. They caught my eye in the shop as they contained popping candy which I have always liked, and then I spotted the jelly which intrigued me to have a try. I popped two bars into the trolley and carried on my way.
This bar is basically a Cadbury's Dairy Milk filled with popping candy and jelly chunks. Each bar has 5 sections which you can snap off to make into mouth sized pieces and usually each section has either some jelly, popping candy or a bit of both. The popping candy is a nice edition as it gives the bar a little crunch in places and I also love the feel of the candy popping and making the noise in my mouth (big kid!!). I was surprised how much I enjoyed the jelly pieces and what a lovely contrast it was to the chocolate as the jelly is actually fruity flavoured. I love the chewy texture of the jelly chunks dotted inside the chocolate and the flavours really work well together.
Each bar will cost you between 60-90p depending if you are shopping in a supermarket or a petrol station! This has really become one of my firm favourites as I feel it really brings something different to the already massive selection of chocolate bars on offer these days.
Each bar contains 235 calories, 27.5g of sugar, 12.5g fat, 7.7g saturated fat and 0.11g salt so it really should be a treat and not an every day consumption.
A delicious addition to the ever growing selection of chocolate bars, thanks for reading.
I am a chocoholic and Cadbury's chocolate would be one of my favourites. When I saw these advertised, I had to try one. When these were first released, I found it hard to track this bar down, but now they are available in most supermarkets, garages and corner shops. You can expect to pay anything between 60p and 80p in most shops, though they are often on offer as well.
This is part of Cadbury's Marvellous Creations range .This particular bar appealed to me, as I love popping candy, and also like jelly beans, smarties and Dairy Milk. I'd just never thought to put all of them together.
Inside my bar is 5 individual sections, all different sizes and shapes with different textures. When you bite into the bar, you immediately get a hit of popping candy, and each bite reveals whatever whatever is in that section, whether candy shells, jelly beans or just chocolate. As with all Dairy Milk chocolates, the chocolate is sweet and creamy. I love the effect of the popping candy, although this does tend to be the dominant flavour/effect with this bar. The soft jelly beans and crunchy chocolate filled shells are an after effect.
My only real criticism of this bar would be that I feel the jelly beans distract rather than add to the overall taste of the bar. For some reason, all the textures combined just leaves the jelly beans with a slightly soggy texture, which confuses my taste buds. However, this hasn't put me off sampling the occasional bar!
Ingredients are as follows:
Milk, Sugar, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Glucose syrup, Invert sugar syrup, Lactose, Emulsifiers (E442, E476, Soya lecithin), Wheat Dextrin, Dried whey, Fat reduced cocoa, Dried whole milk, Glazing agents (Gum arabic, Shellac, Beeswax, Carnauba wax), Colours (Anthocyanins, E172, E171, Beetroot Red, Carotenes, E101), Flavourings, Citric acid.
This bar is also suitable for vegetarians.
With 505 calories and 16.5g saturated fat per 100g, it's not the healthiest of snacks, but it is a very tasty occasional treat and definitely satisfies your sweet cravings.
I do enjoy the occasional bar of chocolate, especially Cadburys dairy milk so when they launched there marvellous creations range I couldn't wait to try them. There are 3 different varieties in the range with my favourite and the one I will be reviewing today being the dairy milk with jelly popping candy shells.
The marvellous creations bars can be purchased in most supermarkets or convenience stores and come in small individual or larger sharing bars. I purchased an individual bar today from my local Tesco store where it was priced at 60p or 3 bars for £1.20.
The bar is wrapped in the usual signature purple plastic wrapper and details all the usual information including ingredients listings and nutritional information.
The bar is described as milk chocolate with fruit flavoured jellies, sugar coated cocoa candies and popping candy. The bar itself although shaped in the usual rectangle, the individual pieces are not the usual uniformed shape but instead all random and have different textures on the top. When you break the pieces off you can see the candies and jellies inside which look really nice as they are all different colours.
Obviously all those lovely sweet additions to the chocolate make this bar really high in sugar and calories. The individual bars contain the following nutritional information:
Calories - 235
Sugars - 27.5g
Saturates - 7.7g
Salt - 0.11g
I really do love the taste and textures of this chocolate bar. The dairy milk chocolate is its usual creamy self but with the added crunch of the candy pieces and chewiness of the jellies all combined with the popping candy really makes for a taste explosion. It may sound like there is far too much going on for one bar of chocolate but in my opinion it really works and although the bar is quite sweet this chocolate is a little addictive and as soon as the popping candy melts and stops popping it makes me want to reach for another piece. I also love the chewiness of the jelly pieces, I wouldn't say they taste very fruity but they add a nice texture contrast.
Overall I think this is a fantastic addition to the Cadbury's range, it is something really different to the usual chocolate bars and is also super tasty. This is a chocolate bar that I would recommend to any Cadburys fan and will certainly continue to purchase even if it does not help my waistline.
A Chocolate Bar with a Difference!
These are a current favourite of mine. They have the perfect mix of flavours and textures, you have the rich flavour of Cadburys chocolate, along side the soft fruity taste of the jellies, and then the tingling sensation of the popping candy. What more could you want?! Well... maybe a few more jellies would be nice, in these small bars you don't always get many of them. But as for flavour I cannot fault it, it is my perfect chocolate bar.
I must say I am not generally one for plain chocolate bars so this is something a bit different that caught my eye. I always enjoy trying the different creations that they come up with, and this one is certainly marvellous! On a downside, it is high in calories (a huge 505Kcal per 100g!) and of course has a few E numbers in it, but as a consumer you generally expect this with chocolate and sweets, why do you think they taste so good?
It all depends on your personal preference of course, as not everyone will enjoy the sensation of the popping candy, my sister for one is not a fan. But give it a go, it might just be your new favourite!
I was recommended to try this chocolate by my brother who thought it divine. I was a little wary but must agree that it is very special and cadburys have done themselves proud.
A little more expensive than the 'ordinary' cadburys chocolate bars, I already had high expectations and it didn't disappoint. The bar isn't segmented in regimented pieces, but seems a little haphazard so I ended up breaking off more than I'd estimated (is this a ploy?). I first felt the creamy chocolate you expect from Cadbury and then hit some chewy jelly beans. The effect of the popping candy (not too much, so just right) was a surprise as it worked! It took me back to those popping candy days :)
I had purchased a large bar and I ate about half. I can see how too much of this would make you feel sick and I think that it's harder to judge when you would hit that point as it is very sweet. But as a treat, it's sure one to try.
Unsure of what others are in the range, but I would definitely try them.
I love chocolate and have a really sweet tooth. I would always opt to go for a pudding rather than having a starter when going out for a meal. I am quite partial to chocolate bars and know my favourites, double decker, yorkie, mars bar and reeces pieces, but when a new one comes out that catches me eye I quite often buy one and see if I like it. This creation from Cadbury's was no exception.
I think it was the Heston Blumenthal like popping candy idea that did it for me tied in with some of the Willy Wonka magic. It's clear from looking at the packaging that it is a Cadbury Dairy Milk product as the trade mark purple is their, however, it looks very different to the normal wrapper and I feel is aimed at children more than adults. "MARVELLOUS CREATIONS" is written in large letters across the front of the wrapper and we get a look into the middle of the chocolate bar which reveals some of the lovely coloured jelly beans and the intriguing popping candy. I quite fancy a bar just thinking about it. The bars come in two sizes, the normal small bars (about the same size as your standard dairy milk) and a larger bar that you can break up if you wanted. The smaller bar retails at between 50 and 70 pence and is available from most supermarkets and newsagents stores.
So, that's the packaging, but what about the bar itself? Well, the bar is divided up into pieces which are joined together, but I found them hard to break into individual pieces because of the jelly and popping candy running through the bar. When I first tasted the bar I didn't really get what all the fuss was about and felt a little disappointed as all I could taste was the jelly beans, however, the popping candy builds up in your mouth as you munch your way through the chocolate bar. I found I forgot about the popping candy and then felt the tingle and pop on my gums and tongue, which is different. It's a nice tasting bar, but I was not blown away, although I've been back for more!
A chocolate bar is never going to be the healthiest thing in ones diet, but from time to time they are a nice treat. This particular chocolate bar contains the following: 235 calories, 27.5grams of sugar, 12.5 grams of fat, 7.7 grams of saturated fats and 0.11 grams of salt. These values aren't horrendous, but they're not the best either, but then what do you expect from a chocolate bar!
Overall, a nice and different from the norm chocolate bar. I give this four dooyoo stars ****. Feel free to comment.
Cadbury chocolate is my favourite.
Popping candy was always something I loved as a kid.
Pop them together and Cadbury have come up with a chocolate that is fabulous.
I've bought this a number of times now as a normal sized bar to one of the bigger share packs (not that I share this!) Most times I have managed to get it on offer so have only paid £1 for the big bar and around 60p for the smaller version. Average these days for a bar of chocolate.
The wrapping sticks to the traditional Cadbury purple with some burst of colour - Marvellous Creations screams 'fun treat'.
The advertising says - Roll up! Roll up! Marvellous Creations are in town! A milk chocolate bar filled with jellies, popping candy and cocoa candy shells isn't exactly ordinary. Luckily, we're far from ordinary here at Joyville!
I think the confectionary market needs this type of sweet - something that is different.
The bars I have eaten all had a good mix of the soft jelly, the crunchy candy shells and then the popping candy. Mixed with the wonderful Cadbury milk chocolate, well you can't go wrong - a treat for the taste buds and senses.
It really is a treat for your tongue...
The other day I was really pleased when my Mum handed me a bar of this. I had seen it around and about on my travels but always opted to buy something else over it and kept meaning to try it!
The plastic feeling wrapper is oblong in shape and purple in colour with little pictures of what looks like mini jelly beans and a piece of chocolate on it and we are clearly told that it is Cadbury Dairy Milk Presents Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Shells 'Covered in delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk' and that it is a new type of chocolate and that a bar contains 235 calories then on the back of the wrapper other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice, there is a full nutritional chart given and contact details for Cadbury's are clearly listed. No weight is stated on the wrapper however this is a standard sized bar much like a Whisper, Lion and Yorkie bars.
What you get is 5 pieces of milk chocolate all joined together. A couple of pieces looked smooth and a couple more textured and they are in random sort of shapes instead of being all square or oblong and you can see bits of coloured sweets poking out randomly throughout it.
Taste wise this is really nice and an unusual chocolate. You get the usual creamy tasting chocolate and then you hit little pieces of sweet candy which are yellow, red, blue and orange in colour. The chewy candies taste really nice against the chocolate and make the texture interesting to be nibbling on and after you've eaten one or so chunks you get a slight popping sensation going on in the mouth.
This chocolate bar is very different to any other bar of chocolate I have ever consumed before. I do think the chocolate could be a bit creamier like other bars of Cadbury's chocolate that I enjoy however the jelly tastes nice and is plentiful and I do like the popping feeling it sets off in my mouth that isn't painful or too full on!
Nutritionally speaking with 235 calories within it and 7.7g of saturated fat this is a great treat but watch over eating it cos your hips won't like too much of it I'm sure!
Available in all good supermarkets etc and this costs about 60p a bar though it is available in other sizes too!
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I am somewhat of a chocolate addict! I love trying the new items that come onto the market. Of late Cadbury have brought out a Marvellous Creation range. When I first saw this collection my mind just screamed Willy Wonker and the Chocolate Factory!
Cadbury Dairy Milk - Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Shells:
'Roll up, roll up Marvellous Creations are in town. A chocolate bar filled with jellies, popping candy and candy shells isn't exactly ordinary. Luckily we're far from ordinary here at Joyville'
One of my favourite things to do is to relax with some chocolate, not something I do daily, sadly! It has only been recently that I spotted this newer range from Cadbury. Me being me had to have one; there were a few to pick from however my inner child was yelling 'popping candy'!
Opening up the wrapper I noticed the smell of the Dairy Milk wasn't as prominent as the normal plan bars. It was still a sweet scent that tickled my nose but the chocolate seemed to take a back seat.
On first bite it was smooth milk chocolate that I tasted first, followed by the texture chewy jelly sweeties. Which were a little fruity like in taste, then with a mix of like mini smarties. The mini smarties I really liked within this chocolate.
After the overloaded sweet chocolate taste I was hit with popping candy, which sadly didn't last all that long. I am a bit of sucker when it comes to popping candy, I love it! And sorrowfully this didn't live up to my expectations on the popping front!
For me I don't think I will be purchasing this particular bar again. The milk chocolate of the Dairy Milk bar doesn't seem as rich as the plan ones. The jelly sweeties I don't think really fit in well with the chocolate not to mention getting stuck in your teeth.
However like I said the smartie aspect of the chocolate bar worked well for me. Overall I can see this appealing to the younger generation as it does look fun and inviting. Sadly for me, it just doesn't do it for me!
Calories - 235
Sugars - 27.5g
Fat - 12.5g
Saturates - 7.7g
Salt - 0.11g
Suitable for vegetarians
For what it is, this chocolate bar is rather unhealthy.
Price and Availability:
I had the smaller bar but you can also purchase the larger sharing bars. I paid 69p which nowadays seems to be the going rate on chocolate bars. I have spotted these pretty much everywhere of late so pretty easy to get your hands on one.
Overall two out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
Cadburys are always coming up with new tasty ideas and now they present us with there marvellous creations range which consist of the cookie nut crunch and also the jelly popping candy bar which I am going to focus on in this review.
'JELLY POPPING CANDY SHELLS COVERED IN DELICIOUS CADBURY DAIRY MILK'
Back in May in Tesco this chocolate bar straight away caught my eyes. I'm not hugely a chocolate person I prefer a bag of sweets but this little chocolate bar had sweets in it therefore I thought it would be worth a try also with it being cadburys chocolate who are a very reliable and great tasting brand. The chocolate bar mainly stood out to me among all other chocolate bars due to the eye catching colours. The packaging of this chocolate bar is the usual classy purple colour of a Cadburys chocolate bar with the Cadburys logo in the top left corner however what makes it different is the almost circus like presentation with white blocks coming from the square pink box which outlines a smaller cream box this all very bright and making the chocolate bar different to all other cadburys bars. In large purple writing and block letters is 'MARVELLOUS CREATIONS' it really is hard to miss then underneath this writing with a pink background and white writing is 'JELLY POPPING CANDY SHELLS covered in delicious cadbury dairy milk.' Also next to this on the right hand side of the packaging is a picture of the chocolate bar showing the bright coloured candy shells and jelly I literally couldn't resist buying this eye catching chocolate bar.
The back of the chocolate bar presents you with the nutritional information incase you are dieting, the ingredients for those with allergies and even instructions how to open the chocolate bar. There is also options to return the product with an address for the companyy if you are not satisfied, all of these which are clear.
The chocolate bar can be bought either as a small snack bar or a large 200g bar which I personally went for due to it being on offer for £1 whereas the small snack bar price ranges from 45p-70p ish therefore it made sense for me to get more for my money. Usually though the 200g bar is around £1.50 in stores such as Asda and Tesco though prices will be higher in local shops or petrol stations etc so I'd certainly recommend getting yourself to a supermarket for the best deals. Though the chocolate bar as new is available at most stores and supermarkets.
There are a few key ingredients which make this chocolate bar different to all other Cadburys chocolate bars which I believe it is essential to focus on and explain.
When I first bought this chocolate bar the popping candy ingredient was mainly what stood out to me. The popping candy is a not so quiet or subtle ingredient but certainly makes the bar different and can only be described as a strange sensation when trying for the first time. BUT I LOVE IT. The popping candy I believe is spread out across the chocolate bar and you are bound to get some as you would expect with a high quality brand such as Cadburys. The noise is not over powering but I certainly wouldn't recommend eating it in a silent area.
2)Fruit flavour jellies.
I actually, perhaps stupidly, didn't realise the chocolate bar would have fruit flavour jellies in it. This most likely due to the fact I didn't read the back of the packet therefore it came as a slight shock when I come across something chewy in the chocolate bar. These are smallish and very fruity and chewy and colourful and a favorite part of the chocolate bar for me I love coming across these though be careful as they can stick to your teeth which is the only downfall. But these again certainly make the chocolate bar different to any other I have tried.
3)Sugar coated cocoa candies
Again, something I didn't realise as I thought the candy shells would infact have the popping candy in them but this is not the case the small brightly coloured candy shells simply are filled with more chcolate but these help to add crunch to the chocolate bar making it all the more random. The bright colours can be seen throughout the bar when breaking pieces off.
This chocolate bar is not the same of the usual standard blocks of square chocolate you may be used to and is now a more bubbly and random shaped blocks and pieces all with different random textures and patterns although some are just smooth with the cadburys logo I believe all of this helps add to the randomness of the chocolate bar and makes it again more individual. As I mentioned above the brightly coloured shells do stand out again making it look different and perhaps more appealing. As the bar is not shaped as simply in squares you may think pieces would be awkward to break off but do not worry this is not the case and it is still easy to break off without making a mess.
As soon as you open the chocolate bar a beautiful scent meets your nostrils the one of cadburys well known chocolate. I can only describe this as a gorgeous creamy milk chocolate scent which is truely irresistible. Now time for the taste test, once you let this chocolate meet your mouth it starts to melt on your tongue but this chocolate bar is different you must take a bite into it to see what surprises you may get. Will it be the popping candy crackling and popping on your tongue? Will it be the chewy jelly pieces? Or will it be the crunchy candy shells? This is for you to find out!
Get yourself to the shops for this sweet but not sickly random chocolate bar, its unique very different to any other chocolate bar and certainly of great value and quality. Its one of the best chocolate bars I have ever tried.
Thanks for reading.
Cadbury's have recently released a new bar in their Dairy Milk range. I was well aware of how delicious Cadbury's Dairy Milk was, having eaten many, many bars of the stuff in my lifetime, but I'd never tried the Cadbury's Marvellous Creations Jelly Popping Candy Shells Bar before.
The wrapper is the familiar Cadbury's purple but with a striped design that screams "fun!", "entertainment!" and "circus!". I've no idea why they've designed the wrapper that way but it gave a hint of the confusion that was to come when I unwrapped the bar.
Instead of the uniform squares or oblongs that most Cadbury bars are moulded into, this is pressed into five totally irregular-shaped pieces. The chocolate looks like normal Dairy Milk (albeit a little lumpy in places) but when you bite into it you discover little chocolate beans covered in multi-coloured crisp candy shells - imagine mini Smarties - are embedded throughout the bar. They provide a satisfying crunch before the next surprise hits your tongue. There's a gentle hit of popping candy hidden in the bar too. It's not too aggressive, just a little bit of fun before the final twist as you're left chewing some fruity and flowery-tasting jelly beans. All the while the gorgeous Dairy Milk has melted away from this freaky mix of tastes and sensations. It really is a weird combination, a bizarre but not entirely unpleasant hotch-potch of a bar.
When I got to the end of it there was just one question that I asked, a much more important question than whether I'd enjoyed it or not: just who did they think would want to buy such a crazy, mixed-up bar regularly?
The Chocolate Bar
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Although I am a big fan of chocolate, I have tried to cut down on this a lot as it's full of so much fat and sugar. I do often get a sweet craving every now and again and I love trying new chocolate bars when they come out so when I saw this, I just had to try it. I saw these products online a while ago but have only just seen them in stores. I was looking forwards to trying this some-what different kind of chocolate bar from Cadbury. This chocolate bar is part of the Marvellous Creations range and is a dairy milk chocolate bar which contains Jelly Popping Candy Shells. To me this bar certainly sounded interesting and also very different to any other chocolate bars which are currently available to purchase. The chocolate bar comes in a foil wrapper which has the typical Cadbury purple colour on it along with a cream colour and a sign on the front stating 'Marvellous Creations'. The style of the writing and the wrapper gives the chocolate bar a slight circus feel to it. There is a picture of one of the chunks of chocolate on the front of the wrapper which looks quite appealing. It states on the top right hand corner that this product is new. On the back of the wrapper you will find a list of nutritional information, ingredients and contact information for Cadbury should you wish to contact them for any reason. This chocolate bar does stand out from others due to the eye catching wrapper as it makes the bar look very different. You can still tell that this is a Cadbury product due to the purple colour in the wrapper.
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Each bar contains the following:
Calories - 235 (12% RDA)
Sugars - 27.5g (31% RDA)
Fat - 12.5g (18% RDA)
Saturates - 7.7g (39% RDA)
Salt - 0.11g (2% RDA)
Contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Soya.
Product may also contain Nuts.
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I purchased this from my local Co-Op store for 69p which I think is a little pricey for the chocolate bar. Although in comparison to other chocolate bars this is about average price.
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I tore open the foil wrapper which revealed the dairy milk chocolate bar. The bar is split into 5 pieces; each one is a slightly different shaped (not square). The pieces have different textures on them such as smooth, wavy lines and dots. The shape and texture on pieces of chocolate gives the bar a totally different look a normal Cadbury Dairy Milk bar. The chocolate looked very smooth and I could see some of the candy shells slightly nestled in the chocolate. It was obvious that these were the candy shells due to the bright colours which included yellow, orange and purple. The bottom of the bar was flat and again you could see some slight traces of the candy shells in the chocolate due to the bright colours. The smell of the chocolate bar was delicious. I couldn't smell anything else apart from a creamy chocolate smell which made my mouth water slightly. The chocolate bar looked delicious and I couldn't wait to try a piece of the bar.
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The chocolate pieces break off from the bar easily. I put the piece of chocolate in my mouth and immediately the chocolate started to soften and melt on my tongue. I gently sank my teeth into the chocolate and as I did this my teeth sank into a jelly piece that was in the chocolate. I have to admit that this felt a little strange finding a jelly piece in a piece of chocolate. As well as the texture of the jelly piece the chocolate was starting to melt so there was a creamy taste in my mouth as well as the sensation of small piece of the popping candy. The jelly pieces tasted slightly fruity to me and were quite nice. I love the sensation of the popping candy in my mouth as it's very gentle and not like the popping candy you ca buy in packets from sweet shops. In every piece of chocolate there was at least 1 small piece of jelly and a good amount of popping candy. Although the sensation of the jelly, popping candy and chocolate altogether was a little strange they surprisingly tasted very nice together and the overall taste and texture of the bar was quite nice. I did find that the jelly does tend to stick to your teeth as little when first biting into it and chewing it. The bar is quite sweet due to the creaminess of the chocolate, how-ever I didn't find it too sweet or sickly which I was surprised at. After eating the chocolate there was a slight creamy chocolate aftertaste in my mouth which soon disappeared after a glass of water. I actually decided to chew some gum after eating the bar due to the jelly pieces sticking to my teeth.
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I loved the sound of the chocolate bar as it sounded unique and very different to anything else that is currently available to buy. I love the look of the packaging as well as it also looks different and stands out from other chocolate bars on the shelves. In terms of the actual bar it did taste a little strange at first due to the jelly which is nestled in the chocolate bar. I couldn't get used to the texture of this with the chocolate at first, how-ever once I had a 2nd piece of the chocolate bar it wasn't too bad. The jelly pieces have a delicious fruity like flavour to them which actually went well with the creamy chocolate and took away the sweet taste from the chocolate a little. I like the fact that the popping candy wasn't too strong and it gave my tongue a slightly tingly feel as the small piece fizzed and popped on my tongue. In terms of value I did find the bar to be slightly pricer than other bars that are available, how-ever I do think Cadbury can get away with this due there being no other bar like currently available. The product does contain a lot of sugars which does put me off buying this bar regularly. I would only purchase the bar every now and again as a treat. This bar isn't going to be for everyone and I'm sure some people won't like the texture of the creamy chocolate, fruity jelly and popping candy at once. If you are a chocolate lover I would definitely recommend you to try this as you won't find a similar product to this one.
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