Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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NOT A FAKE FLAKE!
Cadbury Flake (original)
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Cadbury Flake (original)
Advantages: Oh.. how long have you got? :-D
Disadvantages: None. Nada. Zilch...
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!
Summary: Only the crumbliest, flaaakiest chocolaaaaaaate.....