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      04.02.2010 08:30
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      An ideal snack

      Cadbury's Dairy Milk

      It's true, everyone loves a piece of chocolate. There's no shame in admitting it. In fact, its been proven that chocolate is good for us, so there's no excuse not to eat it - dark chocolate is one of the new "superfoods", and all chocolate releases endorphins into the bloodstream which make us feel good. Have I put you in the mood for a piece yet?

      One of my favourite chocolate bars is the humble Dairy Milk. It proudly proclaims to contain a glass and a half of milk in each pound. Does it? Probably, but that's not why I love it...

      #Packaging#

      Who could mistake that shiny purple wrapper for anything but a Cadbury's Dairy Milk? Its bold, eye-catching logo makes it stand out against the many other brands in today's sweetie-filled world. Purple is the colour of elegance and royalty, and the Dairy Milk is certainly the King of the low price chocolate bars.

      #The Chocolate#

      The bar is split into 6 sections, each just right for popping into your mouth, and is quite chunky. It's a very satisfying feeling, biting into a nice chunk of chocolate! It has a lovely taste too; a strong, milky flavour that makes you want to eat it all in one go. And at only 205 calories per bar, you don't need to feel guilty if you do!

      #Summary#

      Okay, it's no Thornton's or Lindt, but at around £1 - £2 for a 5 pact, and about 50p for a single bar, it's well worth the money. Chocolate isn't the healthiest of snacks at the best of times, but at only 205 calories - that's 45 less than a Galaxy bar of the same size - you don't need to worry about the diet going to pot. (However, the new Fairtrade bar, which is slightly heavier than the ordinary one, is 255 calories, but this isn't a review of the Fairtrade type!) So go on, have a Dairy Milk!

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        17.12.2009 11:26
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        Tasty

        Is Cadbury dairy milk the classic choclate bar? It could well be, especially here in the UK where it is the nations favourite and top selling chocolate bar. Cadbury may be a big multi-national but a lot of people still seem to think of it as a nice little English company. They have a very nice taste and are very milky and aren't overly sweet in taste and this could be why they are so popular. It is better than Nestle chocolate, although I think I prefer Galaxy chocolate (although not the other Mars Inc. products). Cadbury have now gone fair trade with Dairy Milk - it doesn't seem to have happened with the Dairy Milk varieties though, which I find a bit weird. They typically cost 51p (about the same amount you get paid for writing a review on DooYoo) for a small one, don't buy from more expensive vending machines or train stations, airports, etc. unless desparate. Don't buy if you're in America either as it tastes very different and not as milky or chocolatty. Cadbury UK still use palm oil unfortunately, maybe they could start looking into this issue now.

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        02.12.2009 13:10
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        Perfect little snack to fill the chocolate hole.

        If someone asks you to name some chocolate brands, Cadburys will always be on the list. It is one of the most popular recognisable brands of chocolate available at the moment and in the past with a wide selection of products and flavours ranging from a small snack bar to a large 100g bar and boxes of chocolates. This review will focus on my lunch time snack bar Cadburys Original dairy milk bar.

        The dairy milk product is well known amongst chocolate lovers and it has lasted over many years as being a popular brand of chocolate. I saw the Dairy milk bar on offer in my local CO-OP it was selling a multi pack of 4 for a £1.00. I decided to get a pack as the standard bar size would fit inside my lunch box and the standard chocolate bars normally retail on the own between 55p and 60p.

        Throughout the ages Cadburys have always had a very recognisable packaging. The standard bars come in a purple foil wrapper with white writing, an image of a small piece of chocolate with two milk glasses being poured in to it. This is an iconic image as it is featured on all Cadburys products and is instantly recognised as Cadburys.

        ~~taste and texture~~

        Now on to that lovely creamy mouth watering Chocolate that's melts in your mouth mmmmmm....

        The standard bar is a good size and comes in 6 biteable chunks, just enough chocolate to enjoy and gives me my little chocolate kick at lunch time. I choose to have the dairy milk for my lunch today because I fancied a nice little treat and have not had the Cadburys dairy milk bar in a long time so it was lovely to taste the nice creamy texture that Cadburys do so well. The biteable chunks where the perfect size to eat whole or bite in half. I sometimes prefer a plain chocolate bar instead of other bars that contain nuts, caramel or nugget as I feel that you get to taste the creaminess of the chocolate on its own and know that it is a good chocolate bar when you can enjoy the soft, melting texture while you eat it

        ~~Now the bad news~~

        The packaging states that each standard bar contains

        205 calories
        22.2g sugars
        11.7g fat

        Which isn't brilliant if you on a diet or trying to eat healthily but they are a lovely treat. Each bar contains milk, and may contain nuts, wheat and soya; which is understandable as Cadburys do many other flavours and may be produced in the same factory.

        For a lovely little treat or if you are craving chocolate in general then Cadburys dairy milk bar is the perfect choice it fills you up and has a lovely creamy texture that melts in my mouth. It is definitely on my list of favourite chocolate bars.

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        28.11.2009 19:43
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        Still the gold standard for high-street chocolate bars

        For some reason there's a category here for "Cadbury Dairy Milk" *and* a category for "Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate". Perhaps one is for the classic bar only and one is for the Dairy Milk range in general? It's impossible to tell, but I'm choosing to use this category to review the classic bar. I paid 61p for my standard 49-gram bar of Dairy Milk in the local Co-op, but you should be able to find it for a few pence less in supermarkets - and it is extremely easy to find, being stocked by just about any shop that sells chocolate bars at all.

        The wrapper design has changed fairly recently from what is shown at the top of the page. It's now an entirely purple wrapper with "DAIRY MILK" written on it in white and the rather pointless addition of a prominent note telling you that it is "milk chocolate". Thankfully the classic Cadbury "glass and a half" logo remains: this originates in the fact that there is a glass and a half of full cream milk in every half pound of chocolate. The glasses are half-pint glasses, but rather ludicrously in the small print this is metricated into "the equivalent of 426ml of liquid milk in every 227g of milk chocolate", which I'm afraid just does not have the same ring to it!

        However, the most important new element of the wrapping is the addition of the Fairtrade logo, showing that the bar passes the Fairtrade Foundation's standards for giving a fair deal to producers in the developing world. Although Fairtrade chocolate had been available on the high street for several years (most notably in the Co-op's own-brand range), Cadbury has become the first of the real heavyweights to offer a Fairtrade bar. This is excellent news all round: consumers know that the cocoa farmers in Ghana are being recompensed properly, and can therefore buy this famous bar with a clear conscience.

        Looking at the nutritional information, we see that Dairy Milk is suitable for vegetarians - though I'd hope it was obvious that it isn't vegan-friendly! - and that as well as containing milk it "may contain" (that overused get-out clause) nuts, eggs and soya. One 49g bar provides 260 kcal, which is a little high but not startlingly so. 14.1g of fat per bar (of which 9.1g is saturated fat) is quite a lot, however. Milk solids are listed as "20% minimum, actual 23%", though what this difference means is not explained; cocoa solids are also at 20% - low, but traditional for this bar.

        One thing that many people, including me, worried about when the Fairtrade certification was announced was whether Dairy Milk would retain its very distinctive smooth and creamy appeal. I was certainly reassured when I tore open the wrapper, as the smell was exactly as I've remembered it since childhood. It's sweet without being excessively so, with a very nice milky touch to it as one would expect from a product with such a name. The bar is simply designed, being divided into six chunks each embossed with the Cadbury logo.

        So, does the taste measure up to that? Happily, the answer is yes, almost entirely. That very slight reservation is because - no matter what Cadbury may insist - I'm not sure it is *quite* the same as it used to be. There does seem to be a slightly stronger hint of cocoa, especially in the aftertaste, than there used to be; certainly more than one might expect from a bar with only 20% cocoa solids and I'm not sure it's an improvement in a bar with a name like this. However, the difference is very small if it's there at all, and the chocolate melts in the mouth and slips down just as easily and smoothly as it always did.

        Dairy Milk, therefore, remains very much worthy of its classic status. You may wish to play the amusing game of "bait the newspaper food writer" with it: many of them hate the fact that it's such a popular bar and fantasise that one day we'll all eat 99% cocoa bars at £5 a throw, after which we'll disdain Dairy Milk for ever. Not happening, I'm afraid, folks: I *have* tried (and in some cases liked) posh artisan chocolate, but I still love my Dairy Milk. I might have said 4.5 stars given that new taste, but having the Fairtrade logo bumps it back up to the full five.

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          25.11.2009 20:44
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          Highly recommended

          The nations favourite chocolate? - Probably. Cadburys Dairy Milk is a well known brand of chocolate, that comes in a recognisable packet (a purple background and white trim). Each bar is milk chocolate (as you can probably tell from the name), and tastes absolutely delicious. It has a really creamy, milk chocolate taste, that is personally my favourite type of chocolate in Britain - much better than Galaxy!

          Each individual bar has seven chocolate blocks that are fairly thick; this is more than enough for one bar, as the chocolate is so rich and creamy! I bought my latest bar from Tescos for 54p, but prices will vary from shop to shop.

          As well as eating the chocolate by itself, I have found that this chocolate can also be used for cooking, in other recipes. For example, I have found that steaming the chocolate till it is in a liquid form, and then adding it to rice krispie cereal and shaping into individual cakes works really well - and provides a really crunchy, tastey treat!

          Overall, I would say that this is a top quality chocolate - my personal favourite.

          Some nutritional Info (Per Bar):

          Calories: 205
          Sugars: 22.2g
          Fat: 11.7g
          Saturates: 7.3g
          Salt: 0.10g

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          11.08.2009 11:30
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          Tasty, but not great on the nutritional front

          I spotted these in the shop the other day when I got the Cranberry & Granola bar & remembered that I hadn't had one of these bars for ages so into the basket they went. Each bar weighs around 25/26g so is an ideal size to pop into a lunchbox or to have on a break but then you do need to bear in mind the nutritional information, more of which later.

          The outer packaging of the multipack is predominantly purple with the famous Cadbury Daily Milk logo across the front. There's a big "4 Pack" sign in the top right hand corner. On the back there's the usual ingredients, 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 Dairy Milk bars which are 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: 860kJ {2190kJ}
          kcal: 205kcal {525kcal}
          Protein: 2.9g {7.5g}
          Carbohydrate: 22.3g {57.0g}
          of which sugars: 22.2g {56.7g}
          Fat: 11.7g {29.8g}
          (of which saturates): 7.3g {18.5g}
          Fibre: 0.3g {0.7g}
          Sodium: 0.04g {0.09g}
          Salt Equivalent: 0.10g {0.23g}

          Contains: milk
          May contain: nuts, wheat, soya


          Ingredients:

          Milk Chocolate {Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegatable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings

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



          Taste & Opinion:

          This chocolate in this bar is rich & creamy with a taste that lingers slightly after you've eaten it. I don't find it to be too oversweet but a number of friends of mine think that it's quite sickly & prefer to stick to dark chocolate instead. As with most of the chocolate products I buy I like to pop it into the fridge & then crunch into it rather than allow it to melt in the mouth. So far so good in terms of taste but then you see the bad new on the "Each Bar Contains" panel. For just one small bar of chocolate (around 25g) you get:-

          24.7% of your Recommended Daily Amount of sugar
          and
          36.5% 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.

          They are also worse than the Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bar which contains:

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

          and also Cadbury's Caramel which contains:-

          21.2% of your Recommended Daily Amount of sugar
          and
          13.0% of your Recommended Daily Amount of saturated fat


          In terms of Dairy Milk, Fruit & Nut and Caramel then the bog standard Dairy Milk bar is the worst option in terms of sugar & saturated fat. Go for the Caramel if you're trying to limit your fat & sugar intake in any way at all. For those of you wanting to put weight on, look no further than these babies. Gobble down as many of them as you can stomach!

          The problem with these bars is that they really are very nice. But, it's only going to be 3 stars from me purely for the reason that they are worse in dietary terms than both the Caramel and Fruit 'n' Nut bars are.

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            01.02.2009 21:50
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            Keep them in the fridge for best results.

            When I was a kid I loved Dairy Milk. It was always a good solid chocolate bar that satisfied my chocolate craving but I ate so many I sickened myself and have to say that I hadnt had one in over 10 years.

            It was only a few weeks ago when I was in Tesco and they had the multipack of 5 on offer and my 4 year old asked if we could get them that I even considered buying them.

            When we got into the car we opened the packet and had one each on the way home. As soon as I opened it I know that they hadnt changed one bit. They definately smell the same and taste the same oh boy do they taste the same. Real chocolate, rich and sickly. I could only eat half but my daughter, who doesnt really have a sweet tooth, devoured the lot (t0 my amazement).

            When we got home I put the rest in the fridge as they had began to melt ( I had put them in beside the cooked chicken) and days later thought I would open one and have to say I cant eat these and room temperature but cold out the fridge these are the perfect pick me up and reward after a work out. Great with a glass of water and only 205 calories if you can eat the whole thing.

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            07.09.2008 17:30
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            enjoy

            the cadbury dairy milk chocolate bar is still possibly the best and most popular chocolate bar of it kind today! it is creamy and mouth watering and delicous! it acts as the ultimate pick me up and craving quencher.

            it was first introduced in the early 1900s and became a immediate success- with the cadbury 'glass and a half full' slogan becoming one of the best known pieces of advertisment of all time. the chocolate is sold around the worl in over 30 different countries and has an international retail value approaching $1billion!

            this is the original form but today their are plenty of different varieties including dairy milk whole nut and dairy milk fruit and nut and dairy milk shortbread.

            this particular sized bar is sold in nearly every supermarket and news agent all over the country with prices ranging from 40p to 60p. the bar itself contains 255calories and a whole lot of love!

            by far the best chocolate bar on the planet

            thank you and enjoy!

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              13.06.2008 00:09

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              soo satisfying to eat

              This chocolate bar really has managed to last the test of time, it was created years and years ago and still thrives today as one of the most bought chocolate bars, it was the original cadbury chocolate bar and still maintains its place on the top today.
              There is something about this chocolate bar that is just perfect, it is the bar that everyone goes back too, they may get a taste for something else for a while but they will always come back to this, and why not? It really is high quality chocolate.
              The size of the bar is almost not enough, I always wish I had more when I buy one because I can never decided which the best way to eat it is, Sucking it? Biting it? Melting it and then mixing it with cereal? Or just stuffing it in my mouth as fast as I can. I want to do all of these with the same bar but you can't.
              It's a shame that the price of everything has gone up, I remember when these chocolate bars were in the range of 30p and now they have skyrocketted to nearly double! Surely Cadbury's doesn't need all that money. It's almost like I can't enjoy them as much anymore knowing that I got ripped off. Sort of a bitter sweet chocolate bar.
              It's soo soft and soothing in your mouth and tastes soo nice, and when you reach the last piece you really do want to savour it soo much, and when you finish the whole bar you search your mouth for the final morsels.

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