I love chocolate and I love biscuits. Clearly this is a product for me! It tastes delicious!
I don't see these chocolate bars around very much. Generally just in large supermarkets but not in little local shops. I have only ever seen these available in the large size which is a shame. It would be great if they were available in the small standard chocolate bar size as it makes you feel less greedy. Of course a big bar of chocolate is great and probably works out as more economical - but only if unlike me you do not have to eat it all at once! Also a smaller bar are more impulse buys whereas I tend to think more about price when it is the larger ones.
The Dairy Milk chocolate is lovely and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. The shortbread adds a lovely bit of crunch to your chocolate and also a little bit of saltiness. This is a lovely flavour and texture combination and I love it!
Generally I have seen Dairy Milk Shortcake Biscuit bars for sale at around £2 which I do think is a bit pricey. However, they are occasionally on special offer at my local Tesco's and its worth getting this at around £1.50 (only at 50p saving I know but it seems a lot of a difference when you are down the chocolate aisle and your on a budget).
I would recommend this product to any one who like me loves chocolate and biscuits!
These came out a few years ago and are really lovely. Unfortunately I don't think they were ever released around out area in the smaller individual sized bars, so as a result i've always had to buy it in the 200g bar size, which isn't that big a deal, but there is the temptation to eat the whole bar in the 1 go.
The 200g bar costs about £1.60.
This is basically a Dairy Milk with some crunchy, crumbly Shortcake pieces through it. The squares are the normal sized squares from the larger Dairy Milk bars, and shaped the same, but the base part of it is where the Shortcake is. It is quite a thick amount and not just a solid base, it is dotted through the Chocolate.
The Dairy Milk Chocolate is nice and Milky. All Dairy Milk is meant to be made with a glass and a half of Milk, and I would say it probably is, since it tastes so milky. The Shortcake has a slightly salty taste to it, and there is a malt taste which is a bit like Digestives, which again is tasty in my view.
I don't have a bar to hand - unfortunately, but think per 6 squared there is over 120 calories.
One of the newer Dairy Milk additions on the block and a great addition at that. It is tasty and a change from a standard bar of Chocolate.
Asdf1 - your comment is recent and i would love to know where you bought your dairy milk with shortcake biscuit bar from as it is my favourite and being craving it for a year and a half now i would absolutely love to have one.
please comment again with where you bought it and if you see someone in the shop with stacks of them in her arms paying with a note between her teeth that will be me haha.
these are the best things ever! its so crumbly and velvety and just plain yum!!
i would seriously recomend them to anyone... i dont have a problem with big bars because yes ill admit it i am an oink and i would stuff the whole thing no problem and still want more ;)
me and my whole family are cadbury and nestle lovers, we are choc-a-holics and we do love a good munch.
it has a lovely creamy taste, a sweet smell as soon as the wrapper is torn, its not sickly like galaxy. its a great combination of soft and crumbly that is savoured with every bite.
Nutrition info. is per 100g
Cadbury Dairy Milk with biscuit is another great addition to the dairy milk range. The bar, which as far as I know is only available in the large 230g size, consists of your standard dairy milk chocolate with pieces of biscuit throughout the bar, it's not chocolate biscuit though (it tastes similar to shortcake) meaning it doesn't get sickly, as is the case with Galaxy's cookie crumble.
The chocolate is the same as all dairy milk - a good creamy taste, not the 'strongest' chocolate ever but still having a good chocolaty taste to it. The biscuit as I said earlier tastes similar to shortcake with a pretty crumbly texture. Together it's quite an interesting combination and makes the chocolate a bit crunchy and slightly less sweet than ordinary dairy milk.
Overall, I think it is a great combination and a very successful variant of the nation's favourite chocolate bar.
Nutrition info. is per 100g
A few years ago now Cadbury started to increase a range of their 250g chocolate bars and making a few new flavours as well incorporating some existing products into these larger bars. One of the new products they made however was this short cake biscuit chocolate bars.
The Cadbury shortcake 250g bar is just a fantastic chocolate bar and a fantastic concept. The little bubbles of shortcake biscuit are only small little balls however there mixed into the chocolate and there are quite a lot of them in each chocolate piece of the bar.
The flavour from the shortcake biscuit just goes so well with the Cadbury dairy milk chocolate that we all know and love and makes this product taste just fantastic.
The big bars are quite big and although they are made for sharing I sometimes just get myself one of these because I love them so much and I can usually make them last quite a few days however they are very tempting and its easy to get a bit greedy and eat the whole thing.
They can be quite expensive though and are usually about £1.50 or more but they are totally worth it as you do get quite a lot in each bar and they are a great tasting bar as well.
Cadbury certainly struck gold when they made the decision a few years ago to include different things in their larger 250 gram bars of chocolate. This consisted of a variety of things including crunchie, mint, orange and caramel. I was very pleased about this due to the fact that I cant eat nuts so beforehand the only type of large dairy milk chocolate bar I could buy was the original dairy milk and this was getting a little boring. The Dairy Milk combined with Shortcake Biscuit is absolute heaven. I'm a big fan of shortcake biscuit along with chocolate and the two are an absolutely perfect combination! The two flavours complement each other well and provide an interesting chocolate which is not too sickly as it has a good substance to it. I would certainly recommend this chocolate to anybody who is a chocolate fan as it is number one on my list!
Cadbury's Dariy Mily Buscuit is by far the best thing Cadbury's invented.
It's your typical cadbury's chocolate but mixed in is crunchy biscuit bites that give the chocolate an extra kick.
The bar originally came in a 200g slab but it's now been fazed out and replaced with a 250g bar which is perfect for sharing or having to yourself!
Sadly though it looks as though this product is also being fazed out as of 2008. Whenever I've gone to the supermarket I keep an eye out for it but most chains no longer seem to be stocking it which is definately a sad day for chocolate!
Cadbury's has had a long history in England, it promotes the healthy consumption of drinking milk and in its advertising slogan the words "a glass and a half full" is usually mentioned.
This is just one of the many bars that has become a cultural icon of the UK and has found its place in other countries. Yet I found when I tasted Australian cadbury's it just wasn't the same as the British version.
At the end of the day though, this will always be my favourite and I hope they bring it back. After all they brought back wispa didn't they?
I'm really not keen on shortcake biscuit and I don't favour Cadbury's chocolate. However, a friend offered me some of this, telling me how great it is. Although I was originally skeptical, I tried it and could not believe how tasty it is.
For some reason the chocolate improves the taste of the shortcake, and the shortcake does the same to the chocolate. This creates the most gorgeous texture and taste which I would readily devour.
If you haven't tried it and are a Cadburys fan, I can assure you that this is a great product. Obviously it isn't the healthiest choice but if you're going to buy chocolate then surely you're better off having less of a good quality bar than scoffing down tasteless weight watchers junk.
Of all the flavours introduced by Cadburys this is by far my favourite. The others are all too sweet or have horrible textures.
When it first came out, I was very hesitant about trying the new dairy milk as I had been accustomed to the fruit and nut. I make myself seem like a chocaholic, but that's not actually true, I just enjoy a bit of chocolate once in a while. Right, back on topic.
After getting over the initial hesitation for this product I decided to try it... with a pleasant surprise. Shortcake and milk chocolate actually proved to be a very good mixture.
Not only the chocolate is very tempting, but the very good value price also. Many people may suggest that Dairy Milk chocolate is cheap because it isn't good quality, but for the money you pay I don't think you can get a tastier, wide selection of chocolate.
However recently I have noticed a pretty sudden decline in this particular strand of Dairy Milk in all my local shops. I don't know the reason for this, but it is quite a shame. Looks like it's back to the fruit and nut!
I love the fact that Cadbury ave started to increase the range of their 250g bars of chocolate by offerring lots of different varieties now.
You still get the consistently good quality Cadbury milk chocolate however they have started to use both the ingredients and brand names from their standard sze chocolate bars to bring some additional variety to the brand. In some cases though they have also bought ut something a little different as is the case with this particular bar.
It combines the great tatse of the milk chocolate with shortcake biscuit and the two work really well together. It is stll a chocolate bar however inside the chunks there are small bits of short cake biscuit. This gives the whole chocolate bar a bit more of a crunch texture whilst still maintianing a sweet chocolatey taste to it.
At the moment in Sainsbury you can get two bars for two pounds rather than the normal retail price which is about £1.45. There are other varieties as well and personally my favourite is the Crunchie one but this one makes a nice change and a couple of pieces go nicel with my cup of coffee during a break from the office.
*edit* I posted the review in the wrong category. I have asked for it to be moved, hopefully it is in the right place by the time you are reading this :)
It's Monday morning and I'm walking down the high street, fresh and alert. Suddenly the heavens open and I reach for my umbrella. Then I feel a 'plonk' on my head. I reach up and find a small square of chocolate lying there. I pop it into my mouth and the taste is lovely. Suddenly there is chocolate falling everywhere, and oddly each piece has a smiling face... they are all smiling at me and beckoning me to eat them. I reach out and grasp as many as possible and....
On with the review :)
Cadbury Dairy Milk was first introduced in the 1900s. It was wildly successful and has been the top selling chocolate brand in the UK for many years.
A few years ago, Cadburys began to expand their range of Dairy Milk chocolate. These new bars were called:
Cadbury Dairy Milk Crunchie
Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut
Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut
Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly
Cadbury Dairy Milk Shortcake Biscuit
Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel
Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish
Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint Chips
Cadbury Dairy Milk Crispies
Cadbury Dairy Milk Orange
I think that's all of them... please feel free to add any more in the comments section :)
The bars are available in two sizes: the standard 6 piece, 50g bar, and the much larger 200g bar. We all noticed how extremely appetising they looked.... mmmm... but at the same time knew they weren't very healthy.
All these bars are the same in size, look and packaging except for the different flavours. The bar in question in this review is the 200g 'Dairy Milk Crispies'.
Recently I have become quite fond of this bar. Too fond, in fact!
The Dairy Milk Crispie bar consists of 32 squares of Dairy Milk chocolate mixed with small chunks of shortcake.
The chocolate is wrapped in a purple and silver foil packet. The packet has serrated ends like most chocolate bar packaging, which makes it easy to open.
For me, Dairy Milk is the high standard for milk chocolate and aside from Nestle/Terrys I would give short shrift to anything else (and yes I can see all those Nestle campaigners frowning right now, but that's another review). This chocolate is lovely on it's own. In this bar, the makers have added Crispie bits which are very similar to Rice Krispies. This is an interesting choice of ingredient as you cannot find it in any other type of chocolate bar (unlike Dairy Milk Crunchie for example, which is a merging of two bars). There are about 15-20 crispies in each square; it may sound a lot but there is still plenty of solid chocolate in each square.
Break off a square and put it in your mouth. Let it melt slowly, that way it lasts much longer and is more pleasurable. Don't start crunching furiously as it won't last very long. And don't eat more than a square at a time, either!
The whole bar should not be eaten all at once, or quickly, because you will feel ill afterwards. But then you know that already! When you reach the final square, make it last as long as possible because you won't be having anymore... mmmmm.....
Have I made all that chocolate sound luscious and sweet and heavenly? Well it's time to come back down to Earth with a dull thud
because there is something wrong with this bar. There is too much of it!!!
The problem boils down to this: a man's daily fat intake should not exceed 95 grams. For women it is 75 grams. Now if you have a look on the back of the packaging, you will see that the amount of fat per bar is 27.4g. This is pretty bad but not absolutely horrendous. However if you look closer, you will see just above this it reads 'per 100g'. Which means that the true fat content is *double* the amount displayed! The fat content is 54.8g!!! Factor that into your meals and it probably takes you way over the amount of daily fat you should be having!!! So why don't Cadburys display the true fat content of the bar? Could it be that they are afraid of not selling as many? And as far the carbohydrates...
Despite knowing this I still purchase the bars on a regular basis as I am simply too fond of them. At least now I have passed on a warning to each and every one of you reading this review. If you must buy one, then spread it out, otherwise beware, you will become addicted!
The 200g bar varies wildly in price. They are stocked in most branches of WHSmith, but for an extortionate price - £1.69! They are also available in most supermarkets, for example Sainsburies sells them at £1.24 each. However if you have any 'bargain' shops in your home town, have a look inside. My local branch of Home Bargains sells a few types. The Crunchie bar is only 79p and the Crispies bar a lower 69p! If you're lucky you might find the Orange flavour for 59p (they have just sold out in my branch).
Recommended as a one off, but don't buy these often as you might develop an almost fatal taste for them! Five stars for the chocolate but only three overall because of the fat content.
Nutritional Information per 200g:
Energy 4280 kJ
Ingredients: Milk chocolate (Milk, Sugar, Cocoa mass, Cocoa butter, Vegetable fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings), Crispie cereal (10%)(Rice flour, Maize flour, Sugar, Vegetable oil, Dried skimmed milk, Salt, Dextrose). May contain traces of nut, wheat and soya. Suitable for vegetarians.
You can find a short history of Cadbury Dairy Milk on their official website at
I found the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar with shortcake biscuit to be very tasty. It was a nice treat after a very long days work, and was extremely different to other chocolate bars I usually eat. The chocolate bar is a combination of two of my favourites, shortcake and Dairy Milk Chocolate. I've found that the bars often cost less in widely known SuperMarkets e.g. Asda, Tescos e.t.c In shops such as CostCutter or my local newsagent they are £1.29 or often more. This chocolate bar is another in a large variety of more interesting chocolate bars Dairy Milk have brought out recently, however this is the best yet. Although a disadvantage is that this Chocolate bar is quite sweet, however it is alot less sweet than other types such as the Cruncy Cadbury Dairy Milk bar.
This version of Cadburys is not, i must say, as good as the other ones they have brought out. Rather like a poor little shortcake biscuit that has evilly been drowned in cadburys. But it is still cadburys, all the same, and still has the delicous, creamy, addictive taste to it. It has to be said, one usually eats Dairy Milk bars and Shortcake biscuits seperately, one with wine and the other with beer and curry! A stark contrast against each other, in my opinion the shortcake should have been a bit more buttery and the chocolate thicker- yum yum! Ill give it or take it, its not the first thing ill pick up at the sweet shop but if im desperate for a chocolate hit ill manage it i suppose!......
I would firstly like to point out that Cadbury's have ceased to make what was Cadbury Dariy Milk with shortcake biscuit and replaced it with what is now called Cadbury Dairy Milk with Crispies so that is what I am reviewing. I believe the Crispies bar is the replacement for the Dairy Milk with shortcake biscuit. After having tried Dairy Milk Bubbly last week, I feel that I am obliged to try another of the additions to the new Dairy Milk range launched by Cadbury's last year. (All in the name of research, of course!) To me chocolate is an essential part of my life though generally I eat very healthily but I am constantly on the look out for new products to satisfy my cravings. For me the new Dairy Milk range is a dream come true. The nicest chocolate around with a little something else thrown in. This time while I was buying my lunch in Boots I decided to go for the Dairy Milk with Crispies bar. They had one of those small circular stands with a picture of each of the bars above a whole barrel full of the different bars in the new Dairy Milk range. These sort of things just seem to call out to me every time I see them so I was helplessly drawn to this stand. I had already tried the Bubbly version so I decided to go for what I thought would be the next best thing. Dairy Milk with Crispies. The bar cost 38p and in my opinion no price can be put on chocolate this is worth every penny. The packaging is a purple foil pack. On the front is the picture of the two glasses pouring cream and around these are small crispie pieces. There is a little picture of the chocolate bar broken in half showing you the crispie pieces. Don?t know if they thought they had to prove that they were
in there or something but if the point of showing us this is to make us buy the chocolate then hey, I guess it worked on me didn?t it. On the back of the packaging I noticed something that has not featured on Dairy Milk bars before now. A fact bubble telling us the wonders of chocolate. This told me that ?chocolate triggers good feelings? and gives an emotional boost. Whether they thing that this will stop us realising that chocolate is one of the most unhealthy foods available I don?t know but to be honest it really doesn?t work when they place it next to the nutritional information section Ah yes the nutritional info section. Probably the only thing I despise about this chocolate bar. At 510kcal and 27.4g fat per 100g this chocolate is definitely something I should regularly indulge in. (not that this is going to stop me). Finally onto the eating part. On opening the packaging the bar does just look like a regular dairy milk but as soon as you snap off one of the six sections you can see those little crispies. When I bit into the chocolate I noticed immediately the wonderful cadbury?s taste and smell but I was surprised at how crispie the little crispie pieces actually were. I was expecting them to be a lot less crispie than they actually were. The ingredients section describes them as ?crsipie cereal? so basically just rice crispies then?! But anyway they really add that extra ?bite? to this chocolate bar. If you love cadbury?s chocolate but want something a bit more than just chocolate then this one?s for you. It is best enjoyed bitten as when I sucked a square the crispie pieces seemed to melt and go soggy rather then stay crisp so bite into it for maximum crispness! One warning for you: this chocolate bar is unsuitable for those with dairy, soya or nut allergies, as the pack
aging states that the product contains milk and soya and could contain nut traces. Also don?t over indulge too much else you?ll be piling on the pounds. I?m a right one to talk since I eat chocolate every day but I never seem to put any weight on so in moderation it can be enjoyed. Enjoy!!! Thanks for reading!
I was looking around for a snack a few weeks ago when i spotted this new packet of chocolate. Curious, a bought it, and savoured the buttery shortcake and creamy chocolate over a cup of hot chocolate. After that, i was officialy hooked. Out went the boring old plain Dairy Milk bar and in came the shortcake one, with its crunchy yet buttery and melt in the mouth consitency, mixed with the good old creamy, sweet taste and texture of Dairy Milk. I reccomend this to all other chocolate addicts.