Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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NOT AS GOOD AS LAST YEAR
Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Nest Cakes
Member Name: angelboouk
Cadbury Mini Egg Chocolate Nest Cakes
Advantages: NICE BUTTERCREAM AND SPONGE
Disadvantages: TOO MESSY, EXPENSIVE, TASTELESS
*About the Product*
The product I am going to review has been a regular Easter treat in my family for many years. The product is Cadbury Mini Eggs Chocolate Nest Cakes and Cadbury describe them as being "chocolate flavoured sponge layered with buttercream, covered in milk chocolate, decorated with milk chocolate curls and a milk chocolate egg in a crisp sugar shell".
The nests come in a cardboard box which is mainly purple and yellow as in the picture above. The front has the name of the product, the Cadbury logo, a description of the nests, a picture of the nests and some pretty flower motifs. The rear of the packaging has company contact details, another nest picture, ingredients, another description of the nests, allergy information and nutritional details. It also states the box is recyclable. To open, your tear down the side of the box and slide out a plastic covered plastic tray with 5 individual compartments each housing a chocolate nest.
The chocolate covered nests are nothing spectacular to look at when you open the packaging. Once you bite into them though they look very tasty as the butter cream is visible making the nests more attractive as they have a colour to them. The chocolate curls easily fall off the side and top of the nest so best to use over a plate. There is a mini egg on the top of each nest.
Buttercream (27%) - unnsalted butter, sugar, glucose syrup, maize starch, salt, dried egg white, emulsifiers (E475 E471), colour (E161b)
Milk chocolate (24%) - sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, dried skimmed milk, milk fat, vegetable fat, dried whey, emulsifier (soya lecithin)
Milk chocolate curls (13%) - sugar, cocoa butter, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, dried whey, lactose, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavouring
Mini Eggs (10%) - milk chocolate - sugar, milk cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried whole milk, vegetable fat, dried whey, emulsifiers (E442 E476), flavouring. Shell - sugar, modified maize and tapioca starches, colours (anthocyanins, beta-carotene, E150c, E1222, E129), flavouring.
Wheat flour, glucose syrup, sugar, pasteurised whole egg, pasteurised egg white, humectant (glycerol), fat reduced cocoa, soya flour, vegetable oil, whey concentrate, emulsifiers (E471, soya lecthin, E475, E470a) raising agents (E450, sodium bicarbonate) dried whey.
Each nest cake contains
May contain traces of nuts.
Cadburys Cakes, Manor Bakeries, Fish Dam Lane, Carlton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 3HQ
*Availability & Price*
Currently available for a limited time for Easter in major supermarkets. There are other types of cakes available in this range and the current offer in Asda is 2 packs for £3 on a mix and match basis. Each pack has 5 nest cakes.
I have been keeping an eye out for the Cadburys Easter cakes hitting the shelves and spotted them whilst in Asda this evening with my sister. I did not plan on buying anything chocolate related as I am supposed to be on a diet! I simply couldn't resist and picked up a box of these and a box of the flake cakes which are my favourite ones in the range! I bought 2 boxes for £3 and my sister popped 2 in the trolley for herself aswell..at least I share, she has ate a full box to herself and complains she feels ill..serves her right lol!
So the packaging is very attractive and I could easily distinguise that this was a Cadburys product as it is bright and colourful. Once I got home, hubby unpacked the bags and spotted these. He hovered about until I gave in and we opened the box up. The nests look ok but they make so much mess with the curls and I ended up with half of the curls down my bra! I bit in and to be honest I was certainly disappointed. Having bought these every year for the past few years and really enjoyed them, I just could not understand why! The chocolate was bland and did not taste of Cadburys chocolate, it tastes like cheap supermarket chocolate or the chocolate your get in the cheap kids advert calenders. The buttercream was sweet and tasty and the sponge moist but the chocolate just ruined it.
I managed to eat one and the rest were put in the box and put back in the cupboard. Nothing seems to taste the same nowadays, maybe its just me or maybe not as my sister was not keen on them either. They are ok but not worth the money you spend on them so buy at your own taste :)
Summary: THUMBS DOWN FOR ME