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What with Christmas coming, and in an attempt to spread the cost a little, I bought a box of these Cadbury Heroes chocolates 2 weeks ago. The plan was that these would go under my Christmas tree ( when I get it next weekend) and my boyfriend and I could dip into it from time to time over the festive period for a little sweet treat.
I went for the larger, round, plastic tub of Heroes and not the smaller, square, cardboard box pictured above.
The 760g tub of sweets cost me £5 from Tesco and contains small versions of 7 different sweets. Yummy.
My favourites are the twisted creme egg, which is basically a bite sized Cadburys creme egg - thick white and yellow super sweet fondant wrapped in Cadbury chocolate. Lovely. Coming a close second is Cadbury caramel which is soft smooth caramel wrapped in chocolate.
Also in the tub is mini Twirls, which is like a Cadbury flake but coated in chocolate which means that it is not messy to eat as the chocolate coating holds the whole thing together so it doesn't drop all over your floor!
There are also little fingers of fudge in there which are sweet and tasty.
There are little dairy milks in there which is just plain milk chocolate which you cannot go wrong with. And "Eclairs" - caramel sweets that have a liquid chocolate centre.
Also, because I apparently picked up a limited edition tub, I got mini toblerones too which are chocolates with pieces of nuts and chewy bits in.
Each of the sweets are bite sized and are individually wrapped which I think makes them perfect to have a tub in the room to dip into over the festive period.
I like the variety of sweets that you get in the tub, although of course some of the sweets (creme egg) get eaten quicker than others (Eclairs)
How do I know this already when it isn't Christmas yet and I haven't even got my tree yet? Because my boyfriend found the tub, opened it up, and we ate the lot within the week. Oops. Piggies.
My other half absolutely loves chocolate, and nothing could be better than bringing home a box of 350g of cadburys chocolate heroes.
There is not one flavour that we dont like eating, my partner has a mild nut allergy and can eat each one with no problems. The flavours include a creme egg twisted, fudge, plain, eclair, caramel and twirl. They taste exactly the same as their larger counterparts.
The best thing about cadburys is their distinctive rich creamy taste, then the added fillings on some of them. If you have your granny round for dinner there are also different textures so she wont have issues with her teeth. This is a big thing as boxes like roses often have toffees so hard that you cant even eat it properly!
The chocolates are all individually wrapped which is a bit of a shame for the environment, but it does keep them really fresh and if you can resist it will last in the cupboard a long time.
The bad point is that this chocolate is filled with calories, and lots of sugar. I read somewhere though that a little bit of chocolate boots your libido so go for it!
The box is recyclable but the wrappers are not. It has a good selection of each flavour, and at the moment is £2 in Tescos instead of £4 so its a bargin. However dont expect them to last until Christmas we have got through two boxes already!
Cadbury is a worldwide, confectionary company who offer various chocolates, sweets and desserts. The main focus is on chocolate bars for individual consumption, however, they offer various boxes of chocolates which are ideal as gifts or for sharing.
I don't know if its just me, but they appear to have lost their "Miniature" title? Anyway, Heroes is a box of chocolates..miniature chocolates to be exact. They are mini versions of some of the most popular, Cadbury chocolate bars. The chocolates included seem to change from year to year as often, some are removed and replaced with the latest type of chocolate!
The current line up of Heroes includes :
*Dairy Milk - milk chocolate..probably the most well known of all Cadbury creations
*Eclair - a toffee outer with chocolate centre
*Fudge - a mini version of the 17p kids favourite bar
*Twirl - not even a full finger of this milk chocolate with uneven centre
*Dairy Milk Caramel - an update version of that bunnys favourite chocolate
*Creme Egg Twisted - an Easter treat all year round
*Bournville - something a little dark and mysterious
They are suitable for vegetarians.
Heroes come in either cardboard boxes or tins (at Xmas). The box I have is purple and is decorated with pictures of the chocolates contained within and all the relevant information and can be tecycled! Inside, each chocolate is individually wrapped in a shiny foil wrapper hosting the full size bars normal colour scheme.
Too many to list though the chocolates contain milk/soya and may contain traces of nuts.
Each 100g of Heroes will give you approximately 480calories, 13.4g of saturated fat and a whopping 57.2g of sugar!
~Availability and Price~~
The main size of box is 400g and can be purchased in many supermarkets and corner stores. It retails around £3.00 but can often be found on offer. The tin at Xmas, retail around £7.00-£10.00 depending on retailer.
Ok so I am meant to be on a diet but I've been feeling rather sorry for myself this week and whilst picking up some chocolates for the Dads for Fathers Day, I decided to buy a box of Heroes for us, well me I admit it ok..don't judge me! When looking for a box of chocolates to add in with presents, Heroes is normally my first choice and is certainly the box I would like to receive. Not everyone likes Roses, Quality Street or Milk Tray!
The choice of different chocolates in Heroes has always tempted me despite them changing over the years. Thankfully there are no nutty chocolates in the box now which put me off as there seemed to be lots of them and no one ever ate them! The box is presented well although I do prefer a tin as I can reuse it after the chocolates have been demolished! I paid £2.00 for my 400g box in B&Ms and this is a continuous price and well worth it.
~I Need A Herooooooo~
Appearance wise, these always look lovely in a bowl or dish at Christmas or at a party..perhaps not as fancy as the paper wrappers Roses have but more appealing to everyone. At least I don't need to fight anyone for the strawberry one! Anyway, the box contains roughly 35 indvidually wrapped sweets..no chance of grubby mitts pawing at them! The chocolates are bigger than they used to be in my opinion, except the eclairs as they look tiny compared to the ones you get in a packet.
The choice in my box is acceptable to me and my boys. The only ones not appealing is the Bournville as its dark chocolate but I will keep they ones aside and take them down to my wee Grannies this week. There is a good mixture of all 7chocolates..roughly 5 of each one which is great if you have a few who love the same chocolate. Also, there is a good choice for children aswell as adults so ideal for families. But what do they taste like..the real deal or a mini rip off?
You get 2 little cubes or 1 piece of Dairy Milk in a shiny purple wrapper. I adore Dairy Milk and consider it to be a high quality, creamy chocolate. The chocolate is quite thick and not one for those with dodgy teeth! It lives up to its creamy nature and is very chocolatey and yummy. A perfect mini sized version. 5/5
~Dairy Milk Caramel~
I was never keen on the original Caramel finding it a bit too sickly. When it changed to Dairy Milk Caramel and therefore more chocolate with less caramel, I was taken by it. The mini version is one piece, large piece of thick based chocolate. It is soft to bite into at the top allowing my teeth to sink into a mound of thick and luxurious caramel. A little sickly but not too bad. 4/5
Who doesn't appreciate a Fudge? 17p for the big one and my son adores this one, as do I. It has the same thickness as the big one and a smooth, thin coating of chocolate. Inside, a clump of fudge is present and is very easy to chew whilst providing a delicious little treat. Always a favourite. 5/5
~Creme Egg Twisted~
I love a Creme Egg but wasn't overly impressed with the Twisted release as I found the full size too sickly. The mini one is shaped a bit like a barrel and is surprisingly large. The chocolate is delcious on the outside but biting in, it doesn't have that white and orange middle like a creme egg and looks a little pale. It tastes ok but not a patch on a real Creme Egg, 3/5
I love a Twirl and find it to be a lighter, uneven version of a Dairy Milk. The mini one is quite thick and the outer coating of chocolate is rather thin. It encases a gentle flow of chocolate which is light but oh so yummy. A little crumbly but tasty and appealing all the same. 5/5
I don't eat these often as they are awful for my poor teeth. But if I do want an Eclair, its always a Cadbury one I go for as the chocolate in others always tastes cheap and nasty. This dinky little sweet offers an uneven, caramel outter which softens with the heat of my tongue. Eventually I can't resist and bite in through the creamy sweet casing to reveal a little surprise of soft, creamy and almost nutty chocolate. Ok but not good for the teeth being caramel! 3/5
A little chunky of two pieces of dark, bitter looking chocolate..no thanks!
~Conclusion and Recommendation~
I love Heroes for the selection, taste, price and quality and will continue to buy them. I think having the Twisted chocolate won't be a regular, longterm thing. Personally, with their being limited white chocolates in the Cadbury range, I think one of them should be included. I believe Dream used to be included and despite still being available in the shops, is no longer in the Heroes line up. Other than that, all perfect and suitable for everyone!
Heroes would be my first choice as an addition to a gift for a friend. If I were visiting someone fancy or posh, I would go with something more upmarket. Chocolates are never going to be good for you but lets live a little shall we?
Thanks for reading :)
PS If anyone wants the Bournville ones before I take them to my Gran, grab em quick :)
Cadbury Heroes. When did they stop being miniature heroes? Obviously they felt dropping the miniature elicited a better response from the consumer. But the fact is these are miniature versions of staple Cadbury products that have been in our shops for years.
Heroes have changed over the years. I remember them previously including a dream (white chocolate which I am not even sure is available in the full-sized version anymore) and a crunchie. The full line up is as follows:
Crème Egg Twisted - Not a mini egg shaped crème egg but a crème egg twisted. The twisted is the bar version of the Easter product and like the bar, does taste different to the egg. It is not just the fact it is not round but the fondant is a little runnier and the mini version here is the same. A nice addition though and better than including something I won't eat.
Dairy Milk - The humble but nation's staple is just pure milk chocolate. What I like is that the small piece is indented down the middle meaning you essentially get two bites.
Dairy Milk Caramel - Not much to say about this one, but exactly like the full-size.
Twirl - A light bar with wafers of chocolate encased in a layer of chocolate.
Éclair - Not one I remember them including previously. Soft chocolate encased in a thick chewy toffee. The sweet that is perfect for car journeys.
Bournville - I am please they include this dark chocolate as it provides a bitter sweet refreshing alternative to the milk chocolate.
Fudge - Soft fudge with a layer of chocolate wrapped round. Easy on the teeth and perfect for small children.
This is the only miniature chocolate collection where I will eat all of them and not leave any. There is not even a particular chocolate that gets left to the bottom in our house unlike Celebrations with the mars bar and milky way of left until last. Not only do I get to eat more but they last longer because of this fact. The mix of different chocolates/fudges/toffees is good and provides changing tastes for the palette. The share that each chocolate gets in the box is pretty even though I did find there were not many crème egg twisted though but this did not concern me.
They are packaged in a tall purple box that is narrower at the bottom than at the top.
The lid can be tucked back closed which keeps the products enclosed and looking neat.
Including wrappers you get a neat 400g. Each chocolate is foil wrapped with most of them being easy to get into by just un-twisting the wrapper. There is not an individual calorie count as each would have to be listed separately but overall for every 100g there are 480 calories and 22.5 g (13.4g saturates) fat.
What I haven't noticed before is that each little picture of the chocolates on the box is accompanied with a picture. Studying these, they seem to be representative of the product. The sling-shot is perfect for the crème egg twisted as it is something you would see in a TV advert slinging it across to splat on a wall! Dairy Milk fittingly has a crown and caramel a feather boa. Does this show it is the fancy alternative to the dairy milk? The hoola hoop on the twirl can only be related to the name. The red Bournville with the beefeater hat relates to the colour and the star-shaped lit up sunglasses wrapped around the fudge show it's childlike appeal. The only one which confuses me is the éclair with its French beret and artist's palette. I can only presume éclair is a French word and the little mark that just appeared above the e in the word when I typed proves it.
I paid an amazing £1.99 from Home Bargains and bought them purely for the fact I was after chocolate and these were reasonable. This is price is excellent as full price you can expect to pay approximately £3.96. At that price I would not buy for the purpose I wanted them for but purely for their intended purpose as chocolate to be given as a gift. At Christmas time you can buy a tub of them.
Where do these fit into the miniature world?
One of the newest additions to the market (although still 12 years ago in 1999 they were launched), their nearest competitors are Nestlé's Celebrations, which as you have guessed are little versions of their products such as mars bar and milky way. Quality Street and Roses are also in the market and are the grow-up siblings of the two chocolate manufactures'. Out of the four, Cadburys win hands down. I have always preferred Roses to Quality Street and whilst I do love Celebrations ultimately there are ones that always get left which is not the case here.
If Cadburys is not to your taste then you would not get much out of these, but if you don't mind it or even love it then these are perfect for dipping into and eating without getting bored of eating the same chocolate. Perfect for passing round the family when sat in front of the TV on a Saturday night these deserve to high up there if not top in the miniature world of chocolate.
Cadbury heroes are a box of chocolates that are sold all year round but can be noticed more around Christmas time as they are sold more widely in a purple Tin box.
the box, (as shown in picture provided by Dooyoo) is nice purple colour. in big letters on the front is the 'Cadbury' and HEROES in big capitals.
around this are the (now) 7 chocolates: Creme Egg twisted, Dairy milk, Dairy milk caramel, twirl, fudge, eclaire and Bourneville. They are quite cute as each picture of chocolates have a nice feature. (i.e caramel has a pink feather boa, Dairy milk has a gold crown etc.)
The box design is the same on the back and on the sides of the box has nutritional information.
Dairy milk: well, not much to say. Everyone loves a good old square of Cadbury Dairy milk Chocolate. This is great for the people who arn't too keen on fillings like caramel, or toffees etc.
Creme Egg twisted: i think almost everyone i know likes Creme Eggs and the twisted bars, so its nice that these are now included in the box. The filling is yummy and sweet just like a creme egg should be! Its great for people who like the creme egg, but think that the whole egg or bar is a bit to much and like a smaller version to nibble at.
Dairy milk caramel: This one should always be included in a good cadbury selection. Its a classic after all. I think Cadbury caramel is one of the most popular chocolate bars. This is one of the quickest to leave the box!
Twirl: This is a bit like a flake incased in Cadbury chocolate, so its not to messy! Great for people who just like plain chocolate but with just a little bit more texture.
Eclaire: This is a great little toffee with a yummy cold chocolate centre. The toffee is very chewy so not one for the poepl with fillings!
Bourneville: This is very rich dark chocolate, one of my dads favourites! If you prefer slightly sweeter dark chocolate, (like me) you could try Galaxy dark!
Fudge: This is a all time classic which goes a LONG way back! This is another one that leaves the box at a rapid pace! The fudge is nice and sweet and not to hard, just right!
What do i rate Cadbury Heroes?:
I give theese chocolates a 4 out of 5 rating. This is because they don't have so much selection as they used to and took out all the favourite ones of ours! (Dream, crunchie, picnic, fruit and nut and time out) i hopethey someday put them back in and have the larger selection like they used to!
Apart from this, its a great little selection and one of the favourites in out household!
I bought these this week when I done my shopping online with Tesco. They came up in the special offers section and were a bargain £5 for a 950g box.
I thought it may be a little early to start my Christmas food shopping but a little voice in my head told me 'go on, buy them, you know you want to'. So I did!
I buy a huge different varity of junk Christmas time which includes these anyway, so really it doesn't make any difference.
These have 46% less packaging than usual, and that is because they come in a cardboard box rather than a tin! It is a square shaped box but other than that the packaging is pretty much the same in colour and decoration.
Inside the box you will find a different selection of Cadbury's chocolates, these are ~
Creme Egg Twisted
All in mini versions. You get a nice amount in the box and a good mix, you haven't just got loads of one chocolate and a couple of the rest, they are mixed pretty evenly.
The nutritional info can be found on the back, along with the BB date, and contact details.
My favourite chocolate in here is the rich, creamy Bournville, a dark chocolate treat.... mmmm!
The chocolates are mini versions of the normal sized bars, and I am sure you are all familiar with what they all taste and look like, so I won't go into what each chocolate is. They all come wrapped individually in little foil packs, that look just like the normal ones too.
They also come in smaller sized boxes. From looking across I can see theres a 220g, 213g, 400g, 950g box and 950g tin.
These all vary in price starting from about £2.50 upwards.
Around the Christmas period, chocolate manufacturers go crazy in a bid to put as much chocolate on the shelves as possible (as you are probably aware!) As much as I love chocolate, I often find some of the chocolate selection boxes/tins a bit disappointing - for me it's impossible to love everything in a selection box. However, there are two selection boxes that don't let me down... Terry's Orange Segments and Cadbury's Heroes.
Cadbury's Heroes can be found in supermarkets and some other shops (I've seen them in Superdrug as well). The Heroes come in a variety of sizes, ranging from a 220g to 950g (there is an even smaller box, but don't know its weight - it's like a taster box).
For the 220g box of Heroes, the average price at supermarkets is £3.92 and for the tin it is £8. However, around the Christmas period, there are very good offers on all selection boxes including Heroes (normally 2 for £10).
What's Inside a Heroes box?
Cadbury's Heroes are made up of miniature versions of Cadbury's chocolate bars. You can find Twirls, Eclairs, Fudge, Bournville, Dairy Milk, Caramel Dairy Milk, Dairy Milk Wholenut.
Of course it's chocolate so it's never going to be the most nutritious of food items, I thought I'd list the information anyway...
This is based on per 100g
kcal - 515
Protein - 5.8g
Carbohydrate - 60g
(of which sugar) - 57.1g
Total fat - 28.2g
(of which saturated fat) - 17g
Fibre - 0.5g
Sodium - 0.1g
Equivalent as salt - 0.25g
As I said earlier, Cadbury's Heroes are one of my favourite selection boxes, and I will certainly keep on eating them! They tast exactly the same as the bigger chocolates, and once you start eating them, you can't stop (even when you feel sick!)
Cadbury's Heroes are one of the most popular selection boxes of chocolate sweets and even more so around the Christmas period when they're bought as gifts or just as something to share round at home on Christmas day. They come in different sized large boxes, tins and buckets which makes them perfect for just these occasions.
The assortment of sweets inside are all chocolate based and they're all miniature versions of some of Cadbury's bigger chocolate bars. The original variety in a box of Heroes included Dairy Milk, Dairy Milk Caramel, Fudge, Twirl, Crunchie, Time Out, Dairy Milk Wholenut, Dream and Picnic.
However, for some stupid reason, some of these have now been substituted for different chocolates. Crunchie, Time Out, Picnic, Dream and Dairy Milk Wholenut are no longer found in a box of Heroes but instead Cadbury Eclair, Twisted and Bournville have replaced them alongside the others. I'm very annoyed with this as Crunchie was my favourite in the whole box and the one that I'd always reach for without a doubt. I don't think any of the new additions are anything fantastic to be quite honest but some of the original ones that they still include are still good though. Fudge is my favourite after Crunchie and I also love the Dairy Milk Caramel.
These are quite similar to Celebrations packs which are a Mars product but I've always preferred the quality and taste of Cadbury's chocolate so Heroes is always the one that wins for me. Saying that though, they wouldn't be my first choice of selection box as I prefer Roses and Quality Street as these are a bit different to just normal chocolates that you can buy every day.
There is something for everyone in a box of these and offering them around wherever you are is bound to make people's eyes light up in delight. They're the best selection box for children in my opinion and are good for adults too as they're fun, mini and very tasty.
I love cadburys heroes for several reasons.
> Firstly there is nostalgia- for me they are inextricably linked with Christmases of my childhood where there would normally be a tub of heroes which would be quickly consumed by relations and myself. They are also linked with my birthday as I would always bring a box to school to hand out.
> Secondly there is the fact that I really like them as chocolates despite several changes in the line up. Heroes are effectively miniature versions of cadbury's top chocolate bar ( hence the name = miniature heroes ) and as their chocolate bars are nigh universally pleasant to excellent. Therefore all of the chocolate are similarly pleasant and you do not get the abandoned and unwanted chocolates you get with many other brands and boxes of chocolates. They are now even better with the addition of the cadbury bournville bar.
I love Cadburys...I mean, really LOVE. Thats the only drawback about going abroad on holiday-you don't get a Cadbury fix! Cadbury Heroes are little versions of their popular chocolate range: Dairy milk, Cadburys caramel, Creme egg, Twirl, fudge, Bournville and chocolate eclair. The dropped the crunchie variety lately, which is bit depressing, because in my view, that was one of the best flavours. They come in various sized boxes and tins and are a really good idea for a present because everybody will find something that they like in there and there are no nut varieties, which is great for me as I suffer from nut allergy-and you know they are going to be safe for kids to eat. The only drawback is that the wrappers are not as easy to open as, say, roses or quality street. I have to help my four year old open them. Another drawback is the inclusion of the eclairs. These seem to be the odd ones out. They are not a smaller version of a chocolate bar, and they are hard toffee, which doesn't appeal to eveybody. In my view, ditch the eclairs and bring back crunchie, or make a wispa version. I'm eating these as I review them.
Cadbury heroes, a box of various small versions of wrapped chocolates, are available all year round but the shop seem to have a lot more of them in around Christmas time when its guaranteed that every house will end up with at least one box of heroes. They seem to be the rival for celebrations and I have to say that with the sweets that are currently there I prefer heroes to celebrations, but this might just be because I'm fussy about things like nuts and white chocolate, some people might prefer celebrations because they have a bit more variety.
They come in a box which is purple as all Cadbury's chocolate packaging seems to be. The chocolates that it contains are pictured on the box, there's no need to explain what they are as it tells you on the packet. You can get many different sizes of heroes from just a small box of about 250g to a massive tin of 1kg which ends up lasting so long, they are always a popular gift at Christmas, to go with something or if you don't know the person very well as everyone seems to like Cadbury's chocolate. The chocolates in the box are Cadbury Éclair, Dairy Milk, Dairy Milk with Caramel, Cadbury Twisted (crème egg), Bournville, Fudge and Twirl. Bournville and Cadbury éclair are the two recent additions last year, and they replaced crunchie, time out, picnic and dream. I wasn't too bothered about this as the only one there I liked was time out, but I liked both bournville and Cadbury éclair, however some people complained as there is now no fruit and nut chocolate, no white chocolate and less variety.
they are all just small versions of the normal chocolate bars and so therefore taste pretty much the same apart from being so much smaller which will mean that they are much more addictive!
Dairy milk - this will be good for everyone, even the most fussiest of people should like it as it is just plain and simple two squares of dairy milk, Cadbury is my favourite sort of chocolate and this creamy, delicious treat certainly doesn't disappoint!
Dairy milk with caramel - although I mentioned that I enjoy the dairy milk, this isn't as good as it is in bar form. When its in a bar it is in 6 pieces and the caramel seems totally silky smooth, it just isn't quite the same eating one big chunk and the caramel seems to ooze out of it as there is just way too much of it there and it doesn't taste quite the same either.
Cadbury Éclair - not really the first thing that I would have expected to be put into a heroes tub, but its not that bad a thing as they are quite nice at times but the quality seems to vary as sometimes they can practically break your teeth but sometimes they can be just the right texture. Just the same as normal éclairs they are toffee with chocolate in the middle, this sweet tends to last quite a while compared to the other ones!
Cadbury Twisted (crème egg) - this is a fairly new invention and not just in heroes, it takes the easter favourite of crème egg and turns it into a bar form, they are very nice but its good that its in a smaller form because the big ones are quite sickly, so don't eat too many!
Bournville - it was quite controversial when this was added to the mix, its not my favourite but I wouldn't turn it down either. Its simply two squares of cadbury's classic dark chocolate, I'm the only one in my house who likes these.
Fudge - just a small version of the bar as all the others are even though fudge was quite a small bar in the first place, its very nice vanilla fudge which is coated in Cadbury's chocolate.
Twirl - what may at first look just like chocolate is in fact so much more as when you bite into it the centre is lovely and crumbly, sort of like a flake.
Overall I have to say that I like this selection of chocolates and its always nice to receive some, even if there is so many papers floating around at the end in the box!
I have already reviewed some of the chocolate treats we devoured at Christmas. Cadbury Heroes is the last of the tinned chocolates I will be reviewing.
This Christmas we ate far too many chocolates or at least my family did! I do eat a few chocolates at Christmas time, but as dairy products don't really agree with me, my family do most of the munching. One of the large tins we bought were Cadbury Heroes, which went down very well with my husband and 3 kids. There is definately something for everyone in this tin, which contains well known Cadbury chocolate bars, in miniature.
Cadbury Dairy Milk
Cadbury Dairy Milk Wholenut
Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel
Cream Egg Twisted
Cadbury chocolate always tastes lovely, although I imagine real chocolate connoisseurs, will find them too sweet! There is a nice variety in the tin and it would be difficult for most people, to not find something they like. I know there was absolutely no waste in our box, they all disappeared very quickly.
I bought my 950g tin in Tesco. At the time they had an offer on of 2 tins for £10. I bought 4 tins altogether, so it was a great buy and really handy for Christmas.
As with all chocolate, Cadbury Heroes should me eaten in moderation. As the following nutritional information shows, they are far from healthy.
*Nutritional Information per 100g*
Calories - 515
Protein - 5.8g
Carbohydrates - 60g
(of which sugars) - 57.1g
Fat - 28.2g
(of which saturated fat) - 17g
Fibre - 0.5g
Sodium - 0.1g
I would definately purchase Cadbury's Heroes again, but only as a gift. They are fine as a treat, but you tend to get carried away eating them, so I'd definately not buy them as an everyday sweet.
I love cadburys heroes, and in the last week, have eaten the best part of a tin (excluding the ones I don't like).
Cadburys seem to vary what they include in these year on year, and I must admit I am a little disappointed this year. At the moment, these include Bourneville, Fudge, Eclairs, Dairy Milk, Creme egg twister, Caramel and Twirl.
This is a good variety of chocolate, but I do feel they have taken away some good ones, such as Whole Nut, Crunchie and Picnics. I used to love all of these.
I bought these at Tesco for Christmas, and paid £10 for two tins. Overall this is reasonable value, although the problem with these is you never know how many you are going to get of each chocolate. I'm not a massive fan of eclairs or bourneville, but both of my tins seem to have had more of these than any of the other sweets. I've never got round to counting. We always seem to end up throwing these away though, which seems such a waste. The other ones are delicious mini versions of the normal chocolate bars.
My only other little moan with these is I don't think I realise how much I'm eating, but that is probably my fault. When you eat a chocolate bar, you generally stop at one, and it is easy to see how many calories you are eating on the packet. With these, it is difficult to appreciate. I tell myself that 5 are the equivalent of a chocolate bar, but I've no idea if I'm right.
My review probably sounds like I'm moaning a lot, but these chocolates are delicious, and highly recommended for a winter night when you are curled up on the sofa. I would also love Cadburys to re-instate some of my favourites especially the Crunchie. If not, I think a wispa would be a welcome addition next year. Overall though, I'm really looking forward to seeing what they include next year, and I do appreciate that you can never please everybody with what you include in a box like this.
To end this on a high, as Cadburys deserve, I love the initial smell when you first open a tin. It smells of pure chocolate, and is something I always look forward to.
My husband and I are total chocoholics and christmas time is just an excuse to eat even more chocolate, although I'm regretting eating so much now as I've put on a few extra pounds and am now on my new year diet. Every year, as I'm sure lots of people do we buy a big tin of chocolates as a treat, often two, as the supermarkets seem to sell them so cheaply. We used to buy Roses or Quality Streets but were often end up with loads we didn't like, such as coffees or oranges. However over the last few years it has been Celebrations or Cadbury Heroes, tins full of miniture versions of your favourite, what more could you want?
You can buy Cadbury Heroes in sized or in boxes. When full priced I think the tins cost around the £8 mark but at christmas time you can buy then for just £5, I bought mine at Morrisons for just £3.99 when they had them on special offer one weekend. The boxes cost around £3.50 but I also bought some of these as gifts on offer for just £2. I'd never buy a tin at the full price but they are a bargain at £4.
Cadbury Heroes contain little chocolates which are miniture versions of our favourite Cadbury chocolate bars. You currently get 7 different chocolates, this had changed over the years, for example you no longer get Cadbury's Dream which was white chocolate, I love white chocolate and wish they still did them.
At the moment in a tin of Heroes you get:
Creme Egg Twisted
Dairy Milk Caramel
I like all the varieties apart from Bournville but that is because I don't like dark chocolate. The Eclairs and Fudges are just ok, the toffee on the Eclairs always gets stuck in your teeth and Fudges I just associate with being a childrens chocolate. I absolutely love the other four varieties, Cadbury's chocolate is by far the yummiest chocolate, it beats other kinds of chocolate hands down.
It does give you the nutritional information but only per 100g, this is not good because it's hard to know exactly how many calories you are eating. If you were told per chocolate then at least you'd have some idea how many you should eat. In a 100g you get:
The only problem I have with tins of chocolates is that there never seems to be an even distribution of chocolates. It doesn't matter how hard you try not to eat just your favourites there never seems to be enough of the ones you like and there is always too many of the ones that aren't so nice, Cadbury Heroes is no different.
Out of all the tins of chocolates you can buy Cadbury Heroes has got to be my favourites and I think the reason for this is that Cadbury chocolate is the best. I've really enjoyed eating them over christmas and I'm sure when the festive season comes round again I will be purchasing another tin.
My wife was given a 480g box of these as a present yesterday. Inside you get a bunch of miniature versions of some of the popular Cadbury's chocolate bars. These are: Twirl, Twisted, Bournville, Caramel, their Dairy MIlk, Eclair and Fudge.
I'm not sure how much it costs, as it was a gift to her, but the one thing I do know is that it's really hard to stop eating them. When I have a normal chocolate bar, I find that eating the whole thing is enough, and I happily stop after that. However, with this, it's a case of having the variety there and making the most of it.
I'm not entirely sure why they call them 'Heroes', as all they are is a selection of some of Cadbury's products, given in miniature versions, all wrapped up wth bows at each end of the wrapping. I find them well packaged and presented, with the box an enticing purple colour, and easy to access inside. The problem with things like Roses' chocs, which are equally nice, is that they come in a tin with is sellotaped around the edges. It makes it trickier to access the sweets inside, and to be honest, I have in the past opted for something else because of this. I have to say, Heroes is well packaged, making the contents easily accessible.
I like pretty much all of the sweets inside. There's a decent variety as well, with the traditional Dairy Milk and then something like the eclair, which is more toffee based. There's fudge and caramel, as well as the Bournville dark chocolate, and the Twirl is just a posh bit of chocolate, to me. A decent variety. The chocolate is of high quality as well. I have always found that Cadbury do make sure their choc tastes lovely, and it's a reason I'm happy to eat their chocs. These are no exception, and are lovely.
They put the usual nut and soya disclaimer on the box, and while there are no nuts actually used for these chocs, there is of course the possibility of a trace, and this is mentioned. It gives you the calorific and nutritional content (500 cals or thereabouts per 100g) although if you're searching for choc then calories aren't likely to be something you're counting. If you are calory counting, then steer clear of chocs!
Overall, a quality product. I can't comment on prices personally, although a box seems to cost around the £4 mark according to amazon (of all places!!!). This time of year, expect discounted sweets boxes in various stores, so maybe have a shop around. If you find these look decent in terms of price, I can recommend them in terms of quality.