“ Brand: Cadbury's „
We've had these every year for years and have already scoffed a full pack between us even though the tree isn't even up yet! lol They have them in the pound shop in town every year and my mum ALWAYS buys a tenners worth to last us until Xmas!
They're yummy and look great, last year we brought a fibre optic tree and the chocolates looked wicked with the twinkling lights. They are wrapped in purple foil that's decorated with cute Xmas pictures like snowmen and Santa. They've always looked like the picture Dooyoo have got up and are identical this year too! lol
They are squares of chocolate and the best thing about them is that they are proper Dairy Milk and not the cheap tasting chocolate that most Xmas tree chocolates are made out of. They taste smooth and proper creamy, the chocolate is yummy. I love how sweet Dairy Milk chocolate is and the size of these tree decorations is perfect because it's a solid square of creamy chocolate that leaves you feeling more satisfied than biting into a hollow 5p chocolate snowman!
I remembered from last year that the ties were a bit awkward on these and it's the same this year because I checked. They are gold and a bit slippy and you have to tie the 2 ends in a knot round the branch of the Xmas tree. It's mega frustrating when you can't get the ends through and I reckon it would be just as easy for Cadburys to sell them already with a loop so you can just hang them on the tree. It's like they're making you work for the chocolate treat like a puppy! lol
They usually come into the pound shops quite early but if you run out they never have them in stock when Xmas actually comes round. My pound shop had them in last week but when I went back today they hadn't got any left and she didn't know if they'd have them in again. So grab them while you can!
I love putting chocolate christmas decorations on the tree and taking them off every now and again over the festive season for a treat. We took our tree down today and it was lovely using up the few that were left - made a sad task so much happier! Over the years we have tried all sorts of decorations. I do like these Magic of Christmas tree decorations from Cadburys, mainly because it is Cadburys chocolate. Although in my opinion Cadbury's chocolate is not as delicious as some people make out and I do not particularly like to have a bar of dairy milk, when it comes to Christmas tree decorations, there are some seriously disgusting chocolates out there so something tried and tested and reassuringly familiar like Cadbury's is a good bet.
They are square in shape and quite thick - not nearly as thick as a piece of dairy milk but not really thin like you would expect from tree decorations. I would say they are the perfect thickness.
Each decoration has a Christmas picture on it, such as holly, a christmas tree, a snowman, a stocking or a father christmas face.
The only downside and for me it is a pretty big downside is the shape of these decorations and their colour. Although I like purple, in this context, they just look like advertising for Cadbury's. Purple is not a particularly christmas colour. I would prefer them to be red so that they blended better with the decorations and would then be more of a surprise treat. They look a bit like chocolates on the tree. Basically they don't go with my colour scheme!
Also, they are square, which again is not very christmasy. I prefer tree decorations that are in shapes of snowmen or even better, round like baubles, so that they blend in on the tree and you get a surprise every now and again when you remember they are chocolates and you get to eat one.
I don't usually put chocolates on my Christmas tree because the temptation for my three greedy cats is too great, but this afternoon my sisters were coming round with their numerous grandchildren and my own three granddaughters' would be there too so I decided to buy some chocolates for them to take off the tree after their dinner.
In Wilkinsons the only tree chocolates they had were these Cadbury ones, which were reasonably priced at £1.99 for ten chunky chocolates and looked lovely so I bought two packets for the children to share.
When I got them home and took them out of the sturdy packaging I realised I was going to have problems because the strings not already tied. I have arthritis in my hands and no way could pull off tying those fiddly gold threads into tight double knots, I had to wait for my sisters to arrive so they could tie them up for me and the kids could put them on the tree for later.
Once they were on the tree they looked lovely and colourful; the chocolates are wrapped in a beautifully designed foil printed with a Santa motif, or snowman, or holly leaves. Each chocolate is cheerfully designed to add a bit of fun to the Christmas tree.
When we had eaten the children dived at the chocolates, but luckily left one for us three Nans - or the Witches of Macbeth, as my son in law cheekily commented when he popped in!
These chocolate treats are wonderful, I haven't bought Christmas tree chocolates for about 15 years and the quality has certainly improved from the fragile hollow snowman available then! I knew these would be good as I generally have confidence in anything from Cadbury's, but these really are lovely.
It's Dairy Milk chocolate moulded into the same design as it's wrapping foil, which is nice because as I recall most tree chocolates are a smooth and plain square. The chocolates are solid, as you would expect from the weight of them, and are the smooth and creamy consistency you would expect from milk chocolate by Cadburys.
The children all thoroughly enjoyed them, as did us adults, with even my 18 month old granddaughter munching her way through one. The chocolates are so chunky that that must be the equivalent of half a Mars bar considering how small she is! She got herself into a right mess but........ well, who cares really!
I thought they hung nicely from the tree too, they are just the right weight that they hang straight but didn't drag the branches of my fibre optic tree. This is great as since I bought this tree I've noticed that it doesn't hold particularly heavy decorations, in fact it doesn't hold decorations very well at all. I have even had to hang the salt dough decorations my granddaughter made on my money plant because they are too heavy for the fibre optic strands!
In all I'm impressed with these Christmas tree decorations, for the price they were substantial chocolates and a definite treat for the children. There are 60 calories and 3.5g of fat in each chocolate square, which isn't too bad considering you get a real mouthful of smooth creamy Dairy Milk and they look great too.
When I was younger this was an essential part of the tree decorating. It was all my mum could do to stop us sneaking in and eating them off the tree.
Now Im older and realised that my mum could have counted them, Im not so bothered. Our fake tree (had same one since I can remember) is covered with homemade crafty things from when we were younger, and these chocolate things sometimes dont make it on there.
There are 10 chocolate flat pieces. They taste much like a dairy milk bar, and are made of cadburys dairy milk chocolate.
They barely last 2 seconds to eat, as they are not very big, but they are big enough for a quick chocolate kick.
With so much chocolate being consumed at xmas anyway, we used to save these until we took the tree down. It made a nice treat after xmas.
If you put them near the xmas lights on your tree and have the lights on a lot then they tend to melt, so try and hang them away from here.
They have a little bit of thin cord attached to the silver foil, so they are easy to hang up on branches. The foil is very small when screwed up to keep it away from young children.
Its a nice touch on the tree at xmas but try and save them until you take your tree down for that extra waiting satisfaction!
Reading mummy2harry's review on Cadbury's chocolate tree decorations I started thinking about decorating the Christmas tree as a child, and the memories can flooding back.
Unlike lots of people, as a family we didn't put our decorations up until near to Christmas, either the weekend before, but sometimes as late as Christmas Eve. Although there were a number of reasons for this (perhaps instilling in me as a child that good things come to those who wait) the main reason was that we always had a proper tree and didn't want it to die before the day!
Anyway, back to the mid 1980s and the tree is up - all 9 feet of it (the other half foot has been chopped off as the ceiling is only 9 foot high). We've had a right hassle getting it to stay up, but now that it is the lights are out and on the floor. My dad is not happy as they won't turn on, and he has to go through each individual bulb till he finds out which one is breaking the circuit (those were the days!). Me being me always seems to walk around the house barefooted when the lights are on the floor, and I don't help matters by standing on them - oh the pain!
The lights are finally on the tree, and the tinsel put on. Then comes the bit that I can do - decorating the tree. As a small child I was happy to put anything and everything on the tree, but as I got older I got a bit snobby and wouldn't let the tackier decorations onto the tree. Really I'd have liked a colour co-ordinated tree, but that wasn't ever going to happen in our house.
---Putting up the chcolate decorations---
Anyway, the tack is now on the tree and now it's time for the chocolate decorations. I'm pretty sure that these chocolate decorations have been around for at least most of my 27 years, but I could be wrong - I can't find anywhere on the Internet when chocolate Christmas tree decorations were commercially produced, and these Cadbury ones in particular.
My mum usually bought two packets of chocolate tree decorations, - one like the pack I am reviewing, and one with caramel bells in them (also Cadbury's). There was one year that the shops had all sold out and my mum couldn't get any, so that was a bit of a disappointment.
---Back to 2008---
This year I bought a pack of chocolate decorations for our little artificial tree (we'll have a real one when we have kids) - the pack consists of 10 square chocolates made from Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate (which is in my opinion the nicest chocolate). I'm not going to give any nutritional information as I threw the packet away, and I would imagine that most people buying Cadbury chocolate decorations will already have tried the chocolate so will know whether or not they can tolerate them. In my opinion (again!) the packaging is a bit excessive with all the plastic stuff but I suppose it stops them from breaking inside - if you have children it'll probably be easiest and safest if you open the packet .
---What they look like---
The chocolate wrappers are bright, shiny and mainly purple and have pictures of Christmassy things on (Father Christmas etc) - there are also pictures moulded into the chocolates. Each chocolate as a gold string which you need to tie up to put on the tree. I can see this being a bit annoying for parents with impatient children, but with only 10 to put up it isn't much of a hassle. In my pack of 10 there were none which were damaged - in the past I have found ones where the string fell off and I had to force myself to eat them. The hardship!
---The eating experience---
Not surprisingly the chcolates taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk chcolate!
Aside from them being chocolate and therefore not the most healthy of snacks (who wants healthy at Christmas? And who wants to know the calorie content at Christmas?) the only disadvantage I can find of these is that chocolate tastes better out of the fridge, so unless you keep your tree in the fridge then they will be room temperature!
I paid £1.99 for these in Tesco which is reaonable I think for 10 decent sized novelty chocolates. Some shops seem to charge up to £3 which is a bit much. You might struggle to find some for this year if you haven't already bought them now (19th December). As a child the best thing about taking down the tree at the end was finding uneaten chocolates hidden....but with our small tree that's not going to happen - I've had one already.
Merry moosemas everyone!
Christmas comes but once a year, but in my daughters case Cadbury tree decorations have come twice!
She loves Christmas, the children are excited and its a magical time.
The tree is always the focal point, she loves to decorate it to the hilt, usually searching the local hardware and discount stores for new and inexpensive `baubles`.
Whereas my tree goes up in five minutes flat my daughters is a labour of love. But now her son is 17 months old the tree is more labour than love!
Ten delicate Cadbury chocolate tree decorations wrapped in festive silver paper will cost you about £1.99. Not bad, that is about 20 pence a decoration. They are very nicely presented. Holly, Father Christmas and Christmas trees are among some of the decoration on the paper coverings.
Each decoration has a little gold string attached to it to tie it to the branch of the tree.
Now I have spotted many inferior imitations in the shops, Lidl have recently had lots of chocolate decorations in, but im afraid they are just wolves in sheep's clothing to me!
The silver paper covering looks fantastic, then you bite into the chocolate and instead of that lovely creamy unique Cadbury flavour you have an impostor in your mouth...its not pleasant let me tell you.
The Cadbury tree decorations are lovingly packed into a cardboard and plastic `bubble` type packaging, so usually they remain intact.
Intact...Did I say Intact?
My 17 month old grandson soon cottoned on, like his Granny he is rather partial to his grub. The lure of the silver paper was just too much to bear. He reached out his delicate (not) little hand and took a swipe at the tree, the laughing Santa laughed no more, he was practically swallowed whole with paper!
Of course that was only the beginning of the story...my daughter is now on her second packet of Cadbury tree decorations, there is an element of doubt as to whether the Christmas tree will be able to attend the day this year due to unforeseen and repeated attacks by a minor (very minor at that)!
Of course no one can blame him, maybe at some point when her son is a good few years older my daughter should consider approaching Cadburys to give him a promotional job, if nothing else he is good for business!
Her £2 investment has now doubled and im sure I saw her eyes wandering in desperation to the cheap imitations on Lidls shelves!
But you have to give Cadburys a pat on the back, millions of chocolate bars in hundreds of different forms fill our sweetie shelves. Life wouldn't be the same without them.
A Cadburys advent calendar and a selection box is an essential part of any childhood.
I absolutely adore Christmas, possibly even more so now I am a mum and I can get excited for Harry as well! I put my Christmas up as soon as it turns December the first and I love putting loads of baubles on, as many as I can squeeze on in fact! When I was younger, I remember my mum always used to buy us some Cadburys Chocolate decorations, which we were allowed as a treat occasionally. I was shopping in Sainsburys the other day and saw a packet of the very same decorations, so I couldn't resist getting some for Harry's tree!
Cadburys are well known for their delicious chocolate, in particular their signature bar which is Dairy Milk. These Cadbury Tree Decorations are also made of their milk chocolate, and are a fantastic treat for you or your children at Christmas! The chocolates come in a packet of 10 which are wrapped in foil and are strung so you can hang them from the branches of your Christmas tree. There are cheaper imitations out there if you're looking to save a few pennies, but in my opinion, nothing beats Cadburys own, probably one because of a bit of nostalgia on my part!
Cadburys are well known for their distinctive purple packaging and this can also be found on the tree decorations. The packaging has a lovely purple background with a picture of Father Christmas on, and it is clear plastic with each of the chocolates visible. Each of them is individually wrapped in purple foil, but each one has a christmassy image on in nice, vivid colours. It's nice to have pictures as children will like to point out the different pictures such as a snowman, a Christmas tree or Father Christmas while they are choosing one from the tree, or even when they're trying to hang them on there! The foil also serves to keep the chocolate fresh while they're hanging in your home, but I shouldn't imagine they'll be hanging too long!
One thing that annoys me with these decorations is that the strings aren't tied, so when you cut open the packet, you have to sit there and tie the strings of 10 chocolates! The strings are a good quality gold string and are a good length so there will be plenty of room to let the chocolate dangle from the tree. They are a bit of a pain to knot because they are small and fiddly, but once they're done you don't have to worry about them again. Provided you knot them tightly enough, they'll stay there until you want to remove them from your tree and eat them.
The chocolate inside is exactly what you'd expect from Cadburys - lovely and smooth and creamy. The chocolates are around an inch square and just over half a centimetre thick. The chocolate is solid so you get a good portion of chocolate when you eat these, and is a good size for a treat for a young child as well. Each chocolate contains 60 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, but as I said they are okay for an occasional treat! They have a best before date of April 2009, so plenty of time for them to be eaten. A nice touch is that the image on the wrapper is also indented onto the chocolate as well, which I think is quite a good little addition to this product, and sets it apart from cheaper versions which have just been plain under the foil...boring!
Hanging them on the tree is a fun thing that you can do with your children like I do with Harry, although I do move them all up to the top layer of the tree once Harry's in bed otherwise he helps himself! I came into the room the other day to find 2 foil wrappers hanging from the tree with no chocolate inside... I wonder who ate those hey?! For the money they cost, I think they are very good value and are a fun little addition to any Christmas tree. The lovely rich purple foil wrappers with Christmas pictures look lovely and festive, and should suit any tree colour scheme.
The chocolates cost around £1.99 for 10 chocolate squares, or can often be found on offer for 2 packets for £3, which is better value. They can be found in big supermarkets and other Christmas goods retailers.
Thank you for reading!
Decorate the tree with something special!