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We have had a Christmas bursting with chocolate biscuits! white chocolate, milk chocolate, half covered, full covered, cream filled..... I could go on. However, in my mind, nothing beats a plain chocolate covered biscuit. Therefore this is a review of Cadburys DARK Chocolate Fingers.
Cadburys trade mark 'purple' covers most of the slim, rectangular box. Large lettering 'fingers' sit alongside a mouth watering illustration of the chocolate biscuits, ensuring you know what you are purchasing. It also clearly states they are 'dark chocolate'. On the reverse of the 125g box you can find all the usual nutritional information and a list of ingredients.
A Winning biscuit?
Cadburys say ......"One may lead to another" This was a challenge to me. If I had just 2 biscuits surely that would be enough? First I broke the finger in half with a reassuring snap. The dark chocolate looked rich and shiny against the pale coloured biscuit. I bit through the smooth dark chocolate into the crisp biscuit and savoured the wonderful taste. I prefer the slight bitter taste of the dark chocolate to sweeter milk chocolate. It complements the biscuit perfectly. I crunched my way through two biscuits and stuffed the box to the back of the cupboard (I didn't want to share these little tastes of heaven). My middle son has a passion for plain chocolate and if he knew the box was open he would wolf them down. Something I would never do!!!
Ten minutes later, with a cup of tea in hand, I found he box and extracted two more biscuits - just to check they still tasted as good as I thought. Another ten minutes later half the box had gone. Oops! As the packaging states there are about 24 fingers, that means I had eaten 12. Oh dear!! At 25 cal per finger that means... ahh... um.. oh no..... I had consumed 300 calories and that was on top of the million cals I had eaten over the Christmas break!! I put the fingers to the back of the cupboard - out of sight, out of mind?!
The biscuits cost around £1.38 for a box of 24 . However you an often buy them whilst on offer.
To buy or not to buy?
BUY! BUY! BUY! I know not everyone will agree with me, but I think the plain chocolate covered biscuit fingers are the best of this Cadbury product. Far superior to the milk chocolate finger.
Yum! Cadbury's Milk Chocolate Fingers! Yes please. (snatches at the packet) Errrr, I think this ones gone off! Dark Chocolate? On a finger? Are you sure? Let me see that packet!!!
Yes this was something like my initial reaction. Have always loved Cadbury's Fingers. And have always had the milk chocolate ones, so I was quite surprised when I popped one of these in my mouth. The tag line on boxes of fingers is 'one may lead to another' however in this case it didn't. It lead to quickly looking for something else to take the taste away!
I'm not a huge fan of dark chocolate, but on things like Hobnobs, Digestives and other biscuits I do really like it. But for some reason it just does not seem right on Fingers. Maybe it's because I'm so used to the other kind, but the dark ones just have a strange taste. It still has that classic feel to the biscuit where it just kind of breaks nicely into your mouth as you bite it, but the taste is all wrong.
If you have never had any kind of chocolate fingers, they are about 2 inches long, have a biscuit centre and in this case are coated in dark chocolate. They are only small hence you tend to end up eating quite a few at a time.
Each finger has 25 calories, 1.4 grams of fat of which 0.8 grams are saturates. So just one of these is not going to make to big a dent on your daily amounts.
A packet of these at Tesco will cost you £1.38. However I notice at sainsburys they are only 92p, so quite a bargain there! The milk chocolate ones you can buy in larger packs, so I imagine if these are as sucessful we may see them in larger packs in the near future.
So overall I would say I'm not a fan of these. But there is nothing really wrong with them, its just me personally. I think there the kind of thing you will have to give a try yourself. But when you first put one into your mouth, try not to think what the milk chocolate ones taste like, you will get a nasty shock!
In my review of double chocolate fingers, I did claim that the original were always best. I'm about to contradict myself here and say that Cadbury's dark chocolate fingers are definitely worth trying too. They're the one variation I give a thumbs up. Obviously, though, it depends largely on whether you like dark chocolate. If you do, great. If you don't - er, well, this isn't for you. At all.
Dark Chocolate Fingers are simply that. The regular chocolate fingers covered in dark chocolate instead of regular milk chocolate. The picture above is a bit misleading because the packaging really isn't so retro. It's in the regular Cadbury finger box but with a tad change in colour scheme.
I didn't think I'd really like these to be honest, and they sort of just sat on the kitchen counter for months before I actually opened them. They look just like regular chocolate fingers but they, as one would expect, darker. They're pretty much black. I really like this as when you bite into them, the stark white of the biscuit stands out greatly against the dark chocolate and it's really just sort of nifty, in a sad way.
There's not much to say on the taste because of the simple recipe. If you like chocolate fingers, and you like dark chocolate, you will like these. If you like dark chocolate and biscuit, you will like these. You know, if you just like dark chocolate, you will probably like these. They really are quite nice and I sort of prefer them to regular chocolate fingers sometimes. They make me feel fancier, and I can pretend that they're a little healthier.