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      11.07.2012 16:14

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      A delicious chocolate bar, just be wary when eating it!

      Out of all of Cadburys chocolates avaliable, Cadbury flake has always been up there as one of my favourites. Its odd shape and texture has always appealed to me and its long winding yellow wrapper always seems to stand out amongst other chocolate bars. The purple writing contemplates the yellow background, and the writings wavey almost luxurious style reflects the chocolate itself. Flake really does taste a lot different from a typical cadbury bar, for example dairy milk. I always seemed to find cadbury chocolates often tasted the same, but i can safely say Flake is a very different yet delicious taste indeed. The chocolate melts very quickly in your mouth, but the taste lingeres, which allows you to really take the taste in. The chocolate is quite rich, but for a sweet tooth like myself it is a small problem compared to the overall chocolate. The only real problem that occurs with a flake is the sheer mess it can cause! If your quite a messy eater like myself, youl most likely find the chocolate crumbling all over your clothing and floor, so I suggest your not wearing anything too formal if you intend to eat a flake, or at least make sure you have some tissues at the ready!

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      14.07.2011 22:52
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      Nice For A Once In A While Treat!

      Packaging: The flake comes in the form of a 39 gram bar. The bar is wrapped in colourful, bright yellow and purple packaging which has the Cadbury logo and product name (Flake) on the front. The back of the packaging lists ingredients, calories, contact info etc. Overall the packaging is quite luxurious looking because of the rich colours, but it is ideal for anyone - men, women, children - i especially think that children would be attracted to this due to the bright colours. I don't think the packaging would put anyone off buying this product as it's so versatile and suitable for anyone. Taste & Smell: This tastes pretty much like an average cadburys milk chocolate bar, but because of the flaky texture it alters the taste a bit more because it spreads over the tounge more - it's hard to explain! It's a very milky, chocolatey taste and because of the delicate texture it melts quite quickly which is nice. The smell is also lovely and much more prominant than a normal dairy milk bar - it's a chocolatey smell but has a really sweet tint to it aswell and overall the smell and taste is lovely. I love savouring this and because it's quite a fiddly chocolate bar it does take that bit more longer to eat it so it's nice to enjoy each crumb! When i was little i remember my mum freezing these as it helped them stay together rather than crumbling all over, but to be honest i think that kids like the crumbliness as it makes it more of a fun and unusual chocolate bar. Nutrition: 170 calories and 9.9 grams of fat per bar, and an absoloutley shocking 17.7g of sugar! Not bad as a treat but it wouldn't be healthy to eat these everyday. There is a very tiny plus side though - each bar contains 2.6g of protein. This chocolate bar also contains E numbers. Price & Availability: Flakes are available everywhere! Newsagents, supermarkets, garages, etc. I think personally the cheapest place to buy them is supermarkets, and i get mine from Tesco. They're 56p each but are available in multipacks of 4 or 9. A multipack of 4 is £1.65 and a 9 pack is £2.74. This is not the cheapest chocolate available, but at the end of the day you're paying for the quality and the fact that this is a Cadbury's product. Overall: A nice chocolate bar as a treat, but not something i would reccomend indulging in too much due to both the price and calories.

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        19.01.2011 21:34
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        A chocolate bar which is great value for money

        Cadbury Flake (personal account) This has to be one of the tastiest chocolate bars I have ever tasted. I don't usually buy this product but I today. I actually forgot how good they are and what I was missing out on since the last time I had one. It is one of the most chocolatey products on the market at the moment and it leaves you wanting more. It is an extremely mourish product. However since the last time I have had a flake they have deffinately shrunk in size which isn't a good thing. While eating this product I actually found out why it is the crumbliest flakiest milk chocolate on the market. The chocolate just kept crumbling and made a mess of my clothes and got between the keys of my laptop which is dissapointing seen as it is such a mouth watering product. Information about Flake The flake comes in a yellow wrapper which can be tough to open. The flake logo has purple text to show the richness and high quality of the bar and like all Cadbury products. The information about the product like what it contains is in rather small text but not many people usually read that. The flake bar costs approx 60p which is well worth the money for such a brilliant chocolate bar. The bar contains- 135 calories, 14.1g of sugar, 7.9g of fat, 4.9g of saturates and 0.06g of sugar. Ingredients - Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass and Flavourings. The flake weighs 32g The Taste This product is extremely rich and is at an extremely high quality. You can tell the product belongs to Cadbury as it has a unique taste which is amazing and no other chocolate company can make. The different layers of the flake make the product makes every bite delicious. The flake just melts in your mouth which makes you feel all dreamy. Overall Opinions Flakes are one of the most amazing chocolates ever made. The soft texture of the chocolate bar makes it easy to eat for all ages and is just simply mouth watering. If you have never eaten a flake or havent ate one for a while I would highly recommend that you do. Thanks for reading lilloulfc (Also on Ciao under the same name)

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          13.01.2011 22:32
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          Yum Yum

          Flake is a chocolate bar made by Cadbury which is simply delicious. Flake is firstly identifiable by its yellow wrapper which has the words 'Cadbury Flake The Crumbliest Flakiest Milk Chocolate' written in purple across the package it is also different from other chocolate bars in the way its package is sealed as it is sealed at each end by the plastic being rolled together they always remind me of Christmas crackers because of this strange but true. The flake to look at is bumpy and like lots of thin long pieces of chocolate fuzzed together. On opening your flake you need to be prepared for the flakiest bits to maybe drop out on you as the chocolate does crumble easily. The chocolate is the same as dairy milk but with flakes it is definitely the texture that makes it. Biting some off using my free hand to catch the flaky bits you can feel the different textures in your mouth and it adds to he pleasure of eating the chocolate the flake melts slowly and I find it to be a real treat I like to take my time eating flakes and sometimes like to dunk them in my tea which makes the top layer melt together but when you bite the middle bit is still crumbly. Each flake contains 135 calories, 14.1g sugars, 7.9g fat, 4.9g saturates and 0.06g sugar. Not the healthiest but if you want healthy then it should be the apples you are reaching for anyway not the chocolate bars lol. I give flakes 5 stars they are one of my favourite Cadbury chocolate bars they can be purchased individually as multi-packs or in selection boxes and prices will vary depending on where you buy them.

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            07.05.2010 17:24
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            Great taste but the mess lets it down.

            I always forget about flakes, until selection packs come around at christmas and I always wonder why I don't eat more of them, and after eating one I always realise why.......because they make so much mess, and if you are prone to clumsiness and spilling things like me you will end up with chocolate everywhere. The chocolate bar is made by cadburys and has a very distinctive yellow wrapper, with purple writing. The wrapper is twisted at each end to keep it shut and this often is the main cause of the chocolate spray that goes everywhere. I think you can generally pick up a flake at most shops for about 50p but obviously it depends on the store. The bar is made up of lots of thin layers of cadbury chocolate, and is actually one of their lighter bars. It seems to melt in the mouth very quickly. It has the usual distinctive creamy delicious taste of dairy milk. I would say the average flake is about 20cm long, which means you have to bite it to eat it, and this also seems to make a lot of mess. I did get some mini flakes in an easter egg this year and they were much more safe for me to eat. It says on the packet that there are 170 calories and 9.9g fat in a flake, which is about right for a bar of chocolate. It's not too healthy, but as a treat it can't be that bad. A flake is always better after a couple of hours in the fridge, it makes it very snappy, and seems to make the mess a little bit less. I love the taste of a flake, and the delicateness of them, however the mess that ensues is just not worth it, especially if I am wearing white, that is just asking for trouble! I can't imagine these are very easy for children to eat without causing carnage either. So I would recommend them on taste but they are not the easiest of chocolate bars.

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            07.04.2010 11:10
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            MMMMmmmmmm

            MMMM what can I say, this has to be the ultimate milk chocolate experiance. It retails for 57p for 30g and it available in multipacks of 4 in the £1 shop sometimes The crumbliest, tastiest bar you could find. On opening the wrapper up, you are immediately caressed by the aroma of chocolate, tempting your nostrils. I know it doesnt sound like a chocolate review but , flake is so mouth watering. When you bite into the chocolate, it crumbles into you mouth and is so creamy and moist. Its so morish, but when you`ve eaten it its so satisfying. I take my time eating mine and sometimes i add it to ice-cream. I`ve also used it as a stirrer in milkshakes and I`ve even used the crumbs on a latte. Its so verstile . I remember once using it on the side of a cake I made as the forest for a cowboy and indian cake. Ingredients ======== Milk Sugar Cocoa butter Cocoa mass Vegetable fat Emulsifier Flavourings For all you ladies and gents out there on a diet, this is the lowest points on a weight watchers and Slimming World for a standard sized chocolate bar. And I used to have one as a weekly treat. I feel that flake is one of the more expensive cadburys bars but when opening it I have the vision of the lady , painting in the poppy field and its the all round experiance not just the bar

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              08.01.2010 18:02
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              Brilliant chocolate bar, I wouldn't be without them.

              I've been getting down my selection box again - and unfortunately I still have to many waist expanding choccy goodies still left (probably enough to last me till next Christmas). But while it's snowing outside I thought it would be a good time to review my latest confectionary delight: The Cadbury Flake. I love Cadbury Flakes from ever since I was a child. Those old adverts with seering sultry saxaphone and then later guitar versions of the famous advert tune got me hooked. 'Only the crumbiest flakiest chocolate tastes like chocolate never tasted befre'. While it sounds like a lyric Lily Allen would right it's so childishly simple Cadbury's have a point. It really is incredibly crumbly and flakey chocolate. This can be noth a good and bad thing. Bad because if you eat one when you are out somewhere there's a 99% chance that you'll get chocolate all over your clothes. Good because I like to get a plate, deliberately crumble up the chocolate into small pieces and then eat those crumbs and chunks. I know I'm weird but it works for me. Unfortunately I have to behave when there are other people about and eat the flake normally (and then get covered in the stuff). According to Cadbury's there's only 135 calories in my bar which isn't too bad I suppose. I think Cadbury's make bigger versions though because I've read some reiews that give a higher calorie rating. But the bar I have from my selection box looks about normal size to me. I really enjoyed eating my flake and I buy them often anyway. I think the flake does have some stiff competition from the Galaxy Ripple however. I wouldn't want to pick which is my favourite as they are both really tasty. I think Cadbury's are on to a good thing with their Flake. I don't know anyone who dislikes them, apart from the mess they make of your clothes if you don't have a plate or use my weird method of deliberately breaking the bar up to start with. Brilliant chocolate bar with a sweet wonderfully crumbly taste and texture, I hope Cadbury's never stop making them.

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              03.01.2010 23:04
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              Yummy Chocolate From Cadburys.

              I seem to be doing loads of food reviews lately so sorry about that for the "anti-food" reviewers on this site lol but I did receive a fair few selection boxes for Christmas and Im not even half way through reviewing the chocolates contained in that so Im trying to get them all done! So anyway people who read my reviews regularly will realise how much of a chocoholic I am and Cadburys in my opinion is the best or at least one of the best chocolate makers out there and I am a big fan of their chocolates. Nutritional Information: 170 Calories 9.9g Fat Which is around the same amounts you would find in most bars of chocolate so this doesnt really surprise me if Im honest. Useful Information: I thought the packaging of this chocolate was important to mention as it isnt shown in the image attached to this review. The normal packaging which is I assume the same everywhere is bright yellow and has Flake written across the side in swirly purple writing very simple yet instantly recognisable. Manufactures: Cadbury Suitable for the vegetarian diet and made out of "pure" milk chocolate. The Taste: The smell of this chocolate is yummy and you get a massive waft of milk chocolate fragrance as soon as you open the wrapper so that is a hint of things to come. This chocolate is very sweet but at the same time tastes very creamy and rich in my opinion exactly what chocolate should taste like. The chocolate is made up of layers in wavy shapes which gives it, its "flaky" texture and seems to crumble as you bite into it. This part obviously makes the eating process a little bit messy so wearing a white top while eating this bar is not advised lol. I find that eating about half a bar of this is enough to satisfy my sweet tooth because any more than that and I think it would start becoming a bit to sickly and sweet. This is the perfect chocolate to dip in a nice cup of coffee and that makes the perfect morning snack for me. Overall Opinion: If you like other chocolates from the Cadburys range and haven't already tried this particular one then I highly recommend you do. It is the perfect sugar hit and is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth but as with all chocolates this is obviously better to be eaten in moderation ans not everyday! If you like chocolate that tastes creamy, flaky and delicious then look no further, get out and buy a bar of this. Thanks For Reading x-0 Salz 0-x

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              19.12.2009 11:12
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              Only the crumbliest, flaaakiest chocolaaaaaaate.....

              Any regular readers of my reviews will know by now that I am a huge chocoholic and in particular I love anything from the Cadbury's range. One chocolate bar that had somehow managed to escape my radar for a long time though was the Cadbury's 'Flake' and this was brought to my attention recently when my other half brought home one of the yummy chocolate bars for me as a treat. Surprised at myself for not having one of these bars for absolute ages - considering it is probably in my top ten 'favourite sweeties' list - I decided to make a cuppa and enjoy my little snack. I was amused to see that the wrapper had pretty much stayed the same since I was little - a bright yellow wrapper with the familiar 'wispy' looking writing on the side has been like that for as long as I can remember. The top right hand corner of the wrapper has the price printed on, which is 39p - bargain! Unwrapping the yellow-coloured wrapper, the familiar smell of the Cadbury's chocolate instantly made my mouth water. It is not difficult to tell that the Flake chocolate is of a very high quality and this is confirmed when I take my first bite. The sweetness of the chocolate is the first thing I am aware of, although it doesn't taste overly-sweet and so is not sickly or too rich. The Cadbury's milk chocolate has a lovely creamy taste to it and I find that it is really quite delicious. The 'flaked' design to the bar is made up of layers of milk chocolate that are formed together to make a bar, and this is the novelty factor behind this bar, although I will admit that it makes the texture of the Flake bar very delicious and it certainly has plenty of 'bite' which is surprisingly light at the same time. I personally like the way that the Flake bar crumbles as I bite into it, although I know that this makes the bar a bit difficult to eat 'on the go'. This isn't a huge problem, but it is worth noting that if you are looking for a snack to eat on the train on your way to an important job interview, you can be pretty much guaranteed that you will end up with a significant mess on your lap, formed by a little piece of melted chocolate. My advice would be to buy some wine gums instead :-D. A useful way of using the Flake is to have it crushed or sprinkled over ice cream... A 99 in a bowl!! Yummy! I also usually sprinkle a small amount of chocolate over a fresh fruit salad, and the Flake bar is ideal for this. I would wholeheartedly recommend giving the Flake bar a try, particularly if you are a fan of Cadbury's chocolate in general, or in fact if you like any brand of milk chocolate. I am almost certain that you would not be disappointed! The nutritional information on the packaging informs me that each flake bar contains 170 calories and 9.9g of fat which is on a par with most other chocolate bars. I can also see that the Flake is suitable for a vegetarian diet. I would give it five Dooyoo stars, and I will definitely be asking Santa for one of these bars in my stocking at Christmas!

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                07.09.2009 11:39
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                One of the original Cadbury's bars, and still going strong.

                I can't be the only one to remember the various seductive adverts for Cadbury flakes throughout the years? Seeing the chocolate literally flake away as the lovely ladies ate them was enough to make any child who adored chocolate (and loved even more to make a mess!) want one! Being female, the lovely ladies certainly had no real impact for me to buy one - it was all about the chocolate. There is something about having Cadbury's chocolate re-created into the flake texture that seems to increase the smoothness and creaminess (I find the same with Cadbury's Bubbly and Wispa). As much as I love Cadbury's chocolate, Flakes always enhance the enjoyment. However, even now, when I risk eating a bar, I have to undo the packet to it's fullest, use the wrapper like a plate, and position my mouth careful over the packaging to make sure that any lost chocolate (and yes, there's always lost chocolate!) gathers carefully together. Lovely to tip the lost flakes into your mouth for your final treat once the bar is finished! For those who complain that Flake is too crumbily...well, it's always been advertised as the "crumbliest, flakiest..." chocolate! That's the fun of it! What other chocolate bar out there is also used a regular addition for an ice-cream? Surely this in itself adds an additional star to it's rating? You don't see an ice-cream from your local ice-cream van coming with the option to stick a Kit-Kat in it do you? The Flake bar takes on a different texture when pushed into ice-cream - still as delicious, but surprisingly not as messy (unless your ice-cream starts to melt...). For a pure Cadbury chocolate hit, go with a Flake... as long as you're not wearing your best top, or moving anywhere!

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                  13.03.2009 16:21
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                  It does taste good though

                  Before buying one of these, consider the following options. Are you walking around, totally not paying attention to the chocolate bar, or are you sitting comfortably. Hopefully the second, as these really do flake everywhere. Cadburys have been making this chocolate bar for years and years, it was from this model that the twirl was introduced. It tastes of pure dairy milk chocolate, but a bit lighter than the dairy milk bars, as it is isnt as thick and solid. The texture is very crumbly, and just one bite can make the bar break into bits, hence the need to sit down with a plate to catch all the debris. They taste great, however you only get one stick, with a twirl, you get 2. Therefore a twirl is better value for money as they are roughly the same price. The flake is also a good addition to a Mr whippy icecream on a summer day. If offered the option I always get a flake with a mr whippy as they are just the perfect partners. Also the coldness of the icecreams tops the flake from crumbling everywhere. Expect to pay about 46-70p for a flake, depending on whether you buy it in a train station or in a newsagents. Personally I would go for a twirl.

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                    13.03.2009 16:14
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                    A chocolate bar for those who like a challenge, for the rest of us there is the Flake dipped!!!

                    The Cadbury Flake, dairy milk with a twist. It is my least favourite Cadbury's chocolate bar, and I don't say this lightly. Although the Flake is made from my favourite substance, chocolate, I must say that eating or attempting to eat this chocolate bar is indeed a challenge. This chocolate tastes great but the flake should be renamed the Crumble because that is all is does! I hate the way it ends up all down my front and because the chocolate is quite thin it actually melts before you get a chance to wipe it off so end up walking around with chocolate stains on you. The chocolate bar is a great size but it just doesn't cut it when opened because like i sadi it crumbles and half of it ends up in the wrapper and your fighting to get it out or spill it all. The Flake seems less fatty due to the air trapped between the chocolate but in fact you will be no better off. I was so pleased with the smart people at Cadburys when they introduced the dipped Flake, now I can enjoy the crumbly chocolatey goodness without it all ending up down my front! A normal standard Flake does have its uses, i like hot chocolate and a flake is very nice flaked or crumbled on top with marshmellows. Chocolate is chocolate at the end of the day but when choosing which chocolate bar to buy (and lets be honest there is a vast variety) i would not rate this as being anywhere near the top of my list due to complexity of eating it.

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                      30.12.2008 17:20
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                      Sexy chocolate

                      This has to be one of my favourite chocolate bars it is just a real shame that it is so messy to eat as bits of chocolate get everywhere as it is so crumbly. They do warn you of this in the famous adverts for the chocolate bar as it is inthe strap line, it is also advertised as being like chocolate never tasted before well to be honest given that it is cadbury dairy milk chocolate that is a bit of a lie because we have all had that before. Cadbury Flake is a long stick of chocolate, sort of cigar shaped, that comes in a bright tellow wrapper which is twisted at either end to form a seal. It has a ridged texture and is sort of folded layers of chocolate somewhat like a twist bar but without the layer of chocolate on the outside of it. It has that lovely smooth cadbury taste that is just lovely especially if it has been chilled a little in the fridge first before eating. Being chilled also seems to make it less crumbly and to be honest I tend to eat it broken up in a bowl otherwise I make too much mess.

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                        01.11.2008 10:34
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                        Eat it before the children see!

                        Cadbury flakes have been around for a long time, my parents certainly remember having one as a treat when they were younger. When I was a child I always thought of flakes as an adult choice of chocolate, they seemed more grown up and sophisticated that other choices and now I know why my mum encouarged these thoughts in my head. Have you ever given a flake to a 5/6 year old? Talk about crumbly flakey mess! So I shall certainly be passing on my childhoos thoughts to my own children, plus this of course has added benefits - I get to eat all of the flakes in the multipack! So as you can guess already I quite like to eat a flake. They are made from cadbury chocolate. The original flavour is the unique tasting dairy milk that the British tend to love and some tell us is not proper chocolate, but we don't care, we love it! The texture is flaky (as suggested by its name) and crumbly. It is silky smooth to eat and melts in the mouth. As the advert used to say 'tastes like chocolate never tasted before.' The bar itself is a stick of the flaky dairy milk chocolate. It's protection from ravenous parents and other adults is the yellow wrapper that although has always had a sophistciated look to it, it has also had a variety of designs. The yellowness of the wrapper only serves to make it stand out in a crowd of other less sophisticated chocolates. How do you eat yours? Well we havethat saying for another famous cadbury invention but we could apply this concept to the flake. Do you: 1) Take bites of it until you have finished. 2) Break it up into medium to large pieces before you open the packet and then pick up each flakey morsal until you have finished. 3) Break it right up into tiny flake and then open one end of the packet and tip the contents into your mouth. 4) Another way - let me know. I do a combination of 1 and 2. The calorie content of the flake is not great but it it is better than some others, so for the 32g of chocolate sensation you will be eating 76kcal. Flakes do not contain gluten, wheat or egg them suitable for a Celiac. You can buy flakes as single items for upwards of approximately 40p. You can also buy them in multipacks. The flake advertisements are unique and the jingle 'only the flakiest crumbliest chocolate, tastes like chocolate never tasted before' is iconic. It has been voted as third most popular jingle fo all time! Everybody knows it! Flake have now expanded their range in flavours. Personally I think that the original flavour can't be beaten but they have come up with some novel ideas - flake dipped being one of them. Overall I think this chocolate bar is worth its weight in gold. Take a moment and sit with your flake, close your eyes and imagine you are on that beach (or wherever is your ideal location), eat your flake and live in that dream world.

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                        The original version. How did it elude us for so long?