“ Brand: Cadbury's „
I love Cadbury Flakes. There is something about them that seems to make the chocoalte more creamy so I was intrigued to see a Cadburys flake dipped bar.
The wrapper was much more appealing than the original flake which encourage me to but it and I'm glad I did. For a start not a single bit of that delicious flake chocolate is wasted at all. I used to have to eat flakes with a bowl and then lick the remains! Not any more!
The dipped effect means you don't have to do this any more, but there is something else about it, for whatever reason the chocolate seems more INTENSE than a standard flake and blows away the sense on your tongue. It feels deeper and richer as it melts across your tongue and its a real disappointment when you finish the bar!
Because of the dipped style though you can take smaller bites to make it last longer but I guarantee the next time you buy one you will buy two!
I'm a big fan of Cadbury chocolate and I have always loved a flake, in fact I do find them very addictive and one is never enough. The other big problem with a flake is the fact that it is rather messy to eat as the chocolate is very crumbly and does tend to go every where when you bite into it.
Well now with Cadbury Flake Dipped this problem has been reduced some what as this version of the flake has been dipped in cadbury milk chocolate so that the rough edeged flake is now wonderfully smooth as it has a chocolate layer around it.
You still get the great taste of cadbury chocolate without as much mess and more importantly for a choc o holic like myself less wastage.
The single finger bar is wrapped in the distinctive yellow wrapper but with a blue band along the bottom with the dipped logo on it. It is nice and crisp to bite into and has a smooth creamy taste which is quite sweet but one would instantly recognise.
This bar is usaully priced around the 45p mark in the shops and is not that widely available, I just wish they did a larger size double finger version like they do with Twix.
All chocolate is getting to be more and more expensive these days. I had a chocolate desire the other night, and sent my other half out on a mission. He never gets me anything I want so as he was on his way out the door, I yelled "Cadburys please" as him.
He came back with a couple of Flake Dipped for me. I've never been a huge fan of flake's, only because they fall apart and I don't seem to be able to do anything to be able to control it, ending up with a chocolate mess all around me.
All Cadburys bars seem to have had a wrapper face lift in the past few months, or it seems so to me anyway. The flake dipped is no different and sports the new purple and gold illusion wrapper which now appears to be foil wrapped instead of the crinkly paper wrappers you used to find on flake bars. I personally wouldn't have needed a newer more stylish wrapper to tempt me to buy this but all power to Cadburys for revamping their products.
I suppose they have to make up this extra cost by bumping up the charge of all chocolate bars to an average 42p. I nearly choked on my chocolate when my other half told me how much they cost. I remember when I used to be able to buy for around 20p. Yeah yeah I know showing my age, but soon it wont be long before we're paying nearly a pound for a measly bar of chocolate.
I've established it looks good, and I was ever eager to rip the wrapper open and munch away. Hang on a minute! As I opened it I realised it's very close to looking like a Twirl which is also made by Cadburys! Why have two products so similar?
There is a fairly thick layer of milk chocolate surrounding the standard sized flake bar, enhancing the chocolate taste I love so much from Cadburys. The flake was compacted into the outer layer, and it encouraged it to stay in one piece rather than sprinkling itself all down my white top.
There's nothing too pretty to say about the flake dipped, as it really is just a layer of chocolate layered all over the flake.
The taste however is something all in its own class. All Cadburys chocolate has a familiar creamy, very moreish taste, but there is usually something else to counteract the flavours. With Flake dipped there is only creamy milk chocolate followed by more creamy milk chocolate. My taste buds were going wild, and I was trying to savour every bit as I let it melt slowly in my mouth, trying to resist the urge to chomp with my teeth.
The flavour is quite an intense creaminess, but it's not too bitter or sharp that makes it too sickly. Sometimes I wish it didn't taste quite so nice as maybe then I wouldn't eat so much of it.
Funnily enough as I looked on the packet, I realised the blurb for a flake dipped is described as "Crumbly milk chocolate flake covered in milk chocolate". I found I didn't lose any of the bar to flakiness. For some people this may not appeal as part of the flake's history was the crumble factor, but for me it's a big plus point.
So now we've all enjoyed the taste and look of the flake, I'm going to have to burst your bubble by telling you about the not so good stuff, which alas has to include the calorific content.
One measly little flake bar contains a huge 12.6 grams of fat, and 215 calories. Oops, I shan't be eating too many of these in one go then!
Flake itself has been around for a long time, and there are always the odd promotional bars that stay with us for a while but never seem to last, but Flake dipped has been on our shelves since 2003 and years later are still here, so lets hope it stays a bit longer.
My only tug of love would be should I buy a Twirl instead as you get two fingers in the bar and not just one?
This review has also been posted on Ciao where I am also a member