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I'm reviewing Cadbury's Chocolate Eclairs.
They come in a 180g foil/plastic bag and mine cost £1 in Poundworld.
I've seen them in garages,corner shops etc at anything up to £1.89 !
**WHY I BOUGHT THEM***
I have a sweet tooth and indulge myself frequently. Too frequently really, but these are an old favourite of mine so I buy them now and then when in Poundland.
I would NEVER pay £1.89 for them though. Even I have my limits.
***WHAT THEY ARE***
Quite simply they are toffees with a nice blob of Cadbury chocolate lurking in the middle.
The toffee is just right,not sickeningly sweet and not too plain either. Slightly buttery without being too much like a creamy Devon style toffee, which I feel would be too much for a sweet that is already including chocolate in it's construction.
Each sweet is approximately 1" long and the bag contains roughly 24 of them.
Apparently 5 of these sweets amounts to 165 calories.......so be warned !
The bag is NOT resealable. I think the assumption is that because they are individually wrapped they will stay fresh in an opened bag. Anyway ,folded over and wrapped in an elastic band does the job in our house.
One of the advantages of these is that I'm a sucker rather than a chewer ,so I get good value from this bag and have even been known to NOT finish the whole bag......most unlike me when confronted with a bag of sweets.
I remember these coming in rolls (like polo mints/Rolos etc) which were handy for dropping in a bag or pocket ,but of course they were a different shape for that and I'm not sure they are produced in that format any more.
I wouldn't offer these to children because in my opinion they are too big for little mouths .
Would I recommend them ? Yes. They are from a quality brand that rarely disappoints, so definitely worth trying.
Thank you for reading ~~~myloh
I used to think elcairs were the best, I wonder why! I think 20 years or so ago there wasn't so much variety of temptingly good sweets and chocolates as there is now and maybe Cadbury chocolate eclairs stood out back then. Now however I feel it's a different story in my opinion!
What are they?
Cadbury's chocolate eclairs are a toffee sweet with chocolate in the centre. They are wrapped individually in a purple wrapper and usually come in a box or packet.
A 180g bag is approx £1.35 which is a reasonable price for a bag of sweets but compared to others perhaps reflects its popularity as there are others which are more expensive.
Firstly I feel that the sweet is too large, I don't know if they've always been this size and I've not thought about it or have they actually made them larger?! which is unusual these days as wagon wheels I KNOW are smaller!! The size makes a difference because once I've popped one in I spend about 20 minutes reducing the size and unable to make conversation with anyone, so I guess they're a good conversation stopper if you are bored with another person!! On journey's I guess it would keep the children quite for a while. Back to the sweet, it's a toffee sweet which can be sucked first and then get down to the melty chocolate or if I'm in a rush I start chewing it all as soon as I can but then it all gets stuck in my teeth and fillings which lately I've found annoying
If you keep them in the fridge they are really hard to eat and it takes a lot longer to eat! but then again if they're kept too warm they get to soft and sticky!
In my opinion I feel they've lost their interestingness (if there is such a word!) compared to other sweets which are around now. I still feel they are too large, a little smaller and they'd probably just be perfect for me. I had a box for my birthday recently and to be honest I've only had one or two and they are still on the side - I'm going to offer them round to friends!
I'd say they're great for long journeys or day trips but as a treat sweet in front of the telly it's a no from me.
I've got a sweet tooth that my dentist would 'tut' at, especially if she knew of my secret love for Cadbury Éclairs.
The packaging of these has changed more recently to look a bit more 'classy' by using a thicker bag with a different feel to it, but it's still predominantly purple in colour. The name 'Cadbury Eclairs' is easy to recognise and they're widely available in most supermarkets and often convenience stores etc too. Inside the bag are the Eclairs, each individually wrapped so they're good for keeping track of how many you eat at home or taking out with you to share. It also means they retain their freshness well, so you can take your time over a bag if you have the 'will power'!
These are basically little rectangular-shaped chunks of chewy caramel (think more like toffee in consistency) with a milk chocolate centre. The caramel is quite hard so I wouldn't recommend biting straight into these; rather, melt them with a good cuppa tea or hot chocolate until they soften a bit and the caramel becomes chewy. Once you've worked your way through the caramel you'll hit a creamy chocolate centre, which works well in adding a smoother, softer texture to the caramel casing.
I find these to be sweet, but because the chocolate is only on the inside you get a small chocolate hit without them being sickly. The flavour has a sense of being good quality, as you'd expect from Cadbury's chocolate. Without a drink they can be a bit dry but not overly so because the chocolate inside is very smooth. Admittedly I can get through lots of these, but usually 2 or 3 is enough to satisfy the want to have a sweet treat (without overworking your jaw on the initially hard caramel!).
The bags weigh in at 180g and 5 sweets (recommended as the serving size I believe) provides 170 calories and 6.7g of fat, which isn't bad if you consider that you can make these last a while. I find it too tempting sometimes to start chewing straight away, but if you suck them for a while (no rudeness intended!) or enjoy with a warm drink you can appreciate the texture and taste greater.
It should be noted that these contain milk and soy/soyabeans and may contain nuts, in case anyone has allergies.
These can often be bought on offer (or from a pound shop like Poundland if you have one near you). Otherwise the RRP is around £1.35 (Tesco).
Whether you are travelling in your vehicle on a long distance trip or you are watching a film in the cinema it is always a great idea to have a packet or bag of sweets that you can eat during that time. I currently work in a petrol station part time at weekends and near the counter there is a rack of these types of sweets with all the brands you would expect to see including the classic Cadbury's Eclairs which seem to have been available for years. A 200g bag which is purple in colour with swirling chocolate yellow patterns and pictures of what the sweets look like inside is normally priced at over one pound but sometimes you can purchase them cheaper than that when they are on promotion.
Very simply one of these éclairs once removed from its individual wrapper is a toffee sweet with a milk chocolate centre. The toffee or caramel is very chewy and you need to be careful when eating these in regards to your teeth so they are not a sweet to crunch and rush through but one to suck on and savour. Eventually once the toffee has worn down or broken you reach the milk chocolate which tastes great and goes extremely well with the caramel.
Once you start eating these they can very easily keep going in to your mouth just like I said be careful on the effect they have on your teeth especially if you have the odd filling. They are great to share with friends and they do seem to last longer as they are just that bit extra tough to chew and consume compared to something like a bag of Haribo or other mints. Every five of these sweets contains 170 calories and roughly 6.7g of fat so as long as you don't completely devour a bag by yourself then your waistline shouldn't be too badly affected.
Cadburys were my first employer and I have always had a soft spot for the company and their products. Cadburys Chocolate Eclairs are one of my favourite wrapped sweets and once opened, I need to make sure that they aren't within easy reach or they are gone in no time.
Whilst out and about yesterday, I saw these on offer in Home Bargains at only £1,99 for a 480g box so I succumbed in order to suck 'em. And suck 'em I certainly have been doing because less than 2 hours later I note that the packet is half empty and now I shall have to have one or two more in order to write this review.
You generally buy these in smaller sizes in bags in supermarkets and sweet shops and I have only recently started to see them in this size.
I don't remember these having changed much ever since I chewed on my first packet. The sweets come individually wrapped in a gold and purple foil wrapper. Unwrapping the sweet you find a caramel covered hardish caramel toffee sweet and whether you are a sucker or a chewer, you eventually make your way to the inside of the sweet where you will find a lovely chocolaty centre melting into your mouth. The taste and taste sensation is very distinctive.
For those with lots of fillings and gaps in your teeth, the sweets do tend to get trapped, because of their general gooeyness.
I note from the box that a moderate portion of 5 sweets will cost you 170 calories so it really isn't a good idea to eat a boxful of these. Also, they are 46.5% sugar and this cannot be good for you.
I don't buy them often because they are so moreish but maybe Santa will bring me a box this Christmas if I promise to be a good boy. Of course, I daren't promise that or Christmas will be no fun at all.
Cadbury eclairs, I have been fond of these chocolates since child hood and I always have these in my house. The chocolate is a chewy caramel which is stuffed with delicious milk chocolate in the centre.
Eclairs were first invented by a local confectioner, James Pascall, in London in the 1960s. Later it was acquired by Cadbury in 1964. Eclairs are now one of Cadbury's top brands and are sold across five continents and in more than 23 countries.
The sweet is wrapped in a purple and gold colour foil with eclairs written on it. The outer caramel is solid and initially we find it hard to chew. Within few seconds the caramel becomes soft and we can easily chew the sweet. The caramel and milk chocolate together taste delicious and leave after chocolate Cadbury flavour in the mouth. But you could be annoyed as the caramel sticks to the teeth. I always like to suck the sweet caramel until I reach the delicious milk chocolate but I often cannot resist and end up chewing and getting the caramel stuck in my teeth. If we are outside and want to avoid embarrassment from removing caramel stuck from teeth it would be better to suck the sweet rather than chew!!
The quality of the sweet is good and these don't become soft in dry weather, so there is no need to put them in the refrigerator. I have tried other supermarket brand of eclairs but nothing can stand to the Cadbury eclairs quality and taste.
Though the sweet looks small each sweet contains 35 calories and 1.4 grams of fat. There are 455 calories per 100g with 18.1g of fat which is not good for weight watchers.
Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Milk chocolate (18%) (Sugar, Dried whole milk, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Emulsifiers (Soya lecithin, E476), Flavourings), Dried whole milk, Vegetable oil, Emulsifier (E471), Salt, Flavouring.
The warning message states it Contains sulphites, may contain traces of peanut, nut and wheat.
I recommend this delicious chocolate for their irresistible taste and quality.
This is not something I was planning on writing about but my mum took me by surprise recently when she came back with a small assortment of goodies from the UK and brought back a purple and yellow bag of Chocolate eclairs, my grandmother's taste in treats must have rubbed off on her because we've never been a big fan of Eclairs in this household.
To the newcomer, the Eclair is an odd sweet - it's not at all comforting in the way that you'd expect a Cadbury's product to be, in fact it's a bit of a chore eating them. Each eclair is wrapped in an individual wrapper, they come off slickly but when opened you are greeted by a slab of hard caramel that is not only sticky but also rather hard to break into, if I haven't had one for a while - I forget what it contains and assume I have to suck it all the way through, only to be suddenly surprised when the outside is a soft splattering of Dairy Milk chocolate.
Because of their small size, they are incredibly moreish and you never really know when you've had enough but Chocolate Eclairs are not without their downfalls, they are hideously gooey and form an uncivil ball of stickiness that kind of lodges itself behind your teeth and around your gums, making it hard to find let alone swallow!
Cadbury chocolate eclairs are chewy toffees with a soft milk chocolate centre. I bought a 200g bag in Morrisons for 71p which is half the usual price.
*** Packaging ***
The bag is purple and yellow with pictures of the eclairs on it as well as and the familiar Cadbury logo. It is easily opened by tearing the top.
Each eclair is individually wrapped in foil so you can carry some around in your pocket or bag.
*** Ingredients ***
glucose syrup, sugar, milk chocolate, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifiers (soya lecithin E471), flavourings, vegetable oil, salt, acidity regulators, flavouring.
Allergy warning: The packet carries a warning that they contain milk and soya and may contain nuts.
*** My experience ***
The eclairs are a light golden brown colour and look just like ordinary toffees. They are very chewy and the toffee tastes really creamy though although rather sweet.
The really good bit is when you get through to the lovely soft chocolate centre and that is delicious. I like Cadburys chocolate and the centre is definitely the best part of the eclairs.
Beware, these are very chewy sweets that tend to stick to the teeth and should probably not be eaten by anyone with tooth problems. They are quite capable of pulling your fillings out! They are probably best avoided by the elderly and I certainly wouldn't give them to small children.
Cadburys Chocolate eclairs are rather too hard for my liking and I would prefer the toffee to be softer. They are ok as an occasional treat but watch your teeth!
I'm giving these 3 stars as they do taste good but are too hard.
Thanks for reading.
Cadbury's has a reputation for producing good quality chocolate and sweets. Their chocolate eclairs feature a bag of sweets, each of them rolled up in individual wrapping which houses a little bit of Cadbury's chocolate encased in chewy caramel.
Access to them is easy. One thing I find with a lot of wrapped sweets is that the wrappers can often stick to the sweets themselves. The eclairs come out fo the wrapping very easily, the hard caramel preventing any sticking. In fact, I had some in my pocket yesterday through an hour and a half at the theatre, and they still weren't sticking when I came out.
They're solid to start off with, not so much that if you bite they'll crack. It's hard working trying to bite into them, but as it's caramel, it will give a little bit and you could bite right through them. However, I find it best to soften it up by sucking it for a bit first. The caramel on the outside is quite nice and releases a bit of sweetness into your mouth. After the first few seconds, it softens up, and you'll find it's a lot easier to chew through. When you do this, you get a release of Cadbury's chocolate from the middle, which I find gives you that sizzle effect on your taste buds that chocolate often can. The two flavours then combine and I find sucking it until the end is almost as hard as trying to do so with Rowntrees' Fruit Pastilles.
The eclairs usually come in a 200g bag. There are about 20 or so sweets in each bag, and it costs around the £1 to £1.50 mark depending on where you get them from. I find this is decent value. The sweets can last for quite a while if you suck instead of chew, and even if you do chew, it'll take a while to finish as they're likely to stick to your teeth! It's not like other sweets which are gone in a couple of seconds each. These last a lot longer.
Nutritionally, the sugar and calorific levels are as you would expect. It is after all a bag of sweets. Per 100g (half a bag) there are 455 calories, 68.8g of carbs, and 17.9g of fat. The ingredients reveal a decent proportion of choc (18%) per sweet, which is quite good seeing as there is only a bit of choc within each sweet. They do warn about allergies, with it containing milk and soya, and the potential of nut traces. The najority, though, is the glucose syrup, used to make the caramel.
I recommend these sweets. They taste great, and are a nice change from a bag of sweets that is gone within a couple of minutes. They're priced decently and last a while. They should be available from a wide range of places, and are one of my favourite sweets. Recommended.
These are another one of those things that my nan used to give me all the time whenever I went round her house when I was younger. So now, even though neither my nan nor I buy them very often, I still love them whenever either one of us does.
I really fancied some of these over the weekend so I decided to treat myself and buy a pack. They come in a big plastic bag and each eclair inside is individually wrapped to keep them nice and fresh and so they don't all stick together.
The eclairs are made from an oval layer of hard caramel toffee with a milk chocolate centre so they're kind of an upside-down version of the cake eclairs.
These are really lovely and a great little treat just to keep in your bag and have one every now and then. The toffee is very hard and sticky and far too hard to bite into. I always keep it in my mouth for a while until it eventually melts down to nothing - a great way to eat it as it makes it last much longer too! The chocolate inside is similar to what you get in lozenges as it kind of oozes out in a soft form. The chocolate is delicious although it tastes a little bit dark in my opinion rather than milk but it's still lovely.
These are kind of like Werther's Originals and those types of sweets which you expect the older generation to buy although these chocolate eclairs are very hard so I'm not sure they're actually a wise choice for older people as they could easily pull your teeth out if you bite into them!
These are probably the best and most well-known chocolate eclair sweets because they're from a great quality brand and have been around for ages. A pack of about 30 sweets costs around £1.20 but at the moment they're only 71p in Sainsbury's which is where I just bought mine from.
Cadburys chocolate eclairs now come in a new colour bag, which is cadburys purple with gold swirls and writing. On the front of the bag there are lots of eclairs rather than the above picture, with an unwrapped eclair cut in half to show the gooey chocolate middle. Each eclair is individually wrapped so you don't have to eat them all at once or end up with a sticky mess in the packet.
Everyone knows toffee is not good for your teeth and so the best way to eat an eclair is to suck it! If you can refrain from chewing for long enough, you will get to the point where all the chocolate has melted and just oozes out slowly into your mouth - HEAVEN! My mum challenged me to try this and I didn't believe her just how good it was. It took a good few efforts because I kept wanting to chew, but now I eat my eclairs in a totally different way. Mmmm.
However, if you want to eat the normal way, The toffee is creamy and very chewy once it has warmed up in your mouth. You have to be careful not to chew too hard until it is warmed up otherwise the toffee cracks and breaks, which hurts your teeth. They are also hard enough to start with that they could break your tooth so be very careful when you first start eating your eclair that you let it warm up.
Eclairs are not a low calorie option, containing 455 calories per 100g. They are a nice indulgence though, and are good for keeping children quiet on long car trips.
Cadbury's chocolate éclairs a treat for all the family, that is if you don't mind the fact that buy the end of a couple of the things your jaw will undoubtedly ache, your teeth ache and you will have a larger amount of the sweet stuck to the roof of your mouth or in your teeth than you actually managed to swallow.
These sweets have a caramel outer layer with a chocolate inner layer that I must say taste delicious but trust me these sweets will last you a while with the absolute impossibility of eating more than one in about 5 minutes because of the fact you will be picking the remains of the last one from your teeth and massaging your aching jaw, I defy anyone to be able to eat a whole pack in under half an hour.
These sweets are simply a good thing to have in the cupboard at home as they will last a long time and will be something to pick at over the course of a week.
I am sure you would have come across the Cadbury Chocolate Éclairs, as it is one of Cadburys old classics. If you have not yet had the pleasure, these Éclairs are chewy caramel sweets with a Cadbury milk chocolate centre.
If you into any supermarket or sweet shop you can usually find a pack of their own brand éclairs for a reasonable price, but for me there is just no substitute for a Cadbury milk chocolate centre! I have to say that I am a Cadbury chocolate junkie, so I may be a bit biased. But the éclairs with the cheaper chocolate alternatives just don't cut if for me, the taste and texture is not as good.
There are two down sides with these sweets though, for one they are totally morish so once you have opened the packet don't expect to put it down until it is empty. Secondly, they do have a tendency to stick to your teeth because of the chewy caramel. So you need to bare this in mind when and where you chomp on them, I would suggest you don't offer them to someone on a first date as picking the caramel out of the gaps in tour teeth is not an attractive look!
If the people who are dieting or just need to know, each sweet contains 35 calories and 1.4 grams of fat. There are 455 calories per 100g with 18.1g of fat.
Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Milk chocolate (18%) (Sugar, Dried whole milk, Cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Emulsifiers (Soya lecithin, E476), Flavourings), Dried whole milk, Vegetable oil, Emulsifier (E471), Salt, Flavouring.
The pack also has the following warning:- Contains sulphites. May contain traces of peanut, nut and wheat.
So overall I am a massive fan of the Cadbury Chocolate Éclair, even though they stick to your teeth!
Cadbury's Chocolate Eclairs are chewy caramel with soft chocolate centres...
The éclairs come in a purple packet with large font on the front. It is immediately recognisable with the purple that Cadbury's has now apparently copyrighted...
Within the packet, the elcairs are individually wrapped, making this great for sharing and giving away. It is all plastic wrapped, and again each wrapper is in purple and has the name and brand printed on it... seems a bit excessive, but this isn't the most important thing, the taste is!!!
~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
Unwrapping the sweet, you get a brown circular, rounded caramel... it doesn't look particularly great, and somewhat artificial as well, but just put it in your mouth, savour the taste, and let it gradually melt and soften...
It tastes quite generic, but then once the chocolate centre melts and oozes out, that is the best part of this candy. I love this, it just makes the eating experience much more unique and fun. The sweet itself isn't very special, it tastes like normal caramel, but this combination makes this special and I enjoy this because of it.
This is perhaps the only reason I get these!
They cost around £1, and can be bought from supermarkets, Poundland, 99p store...
I would recommend this as a candy to share with people, and its selling point, which is the melt in the middle milk chocolate.
The tastes for this overall is not that great, nothing special, but this combination and the textures involved makes it stand out and makes you want more! It is one of those chocolates that you forget about and when you see in the shop you think "AH! I want that" and buy it...
In this festive season, this is one to get. I just purchased a pack and it will hopefully last me through till the end of Christmas!
Cadburys chocolate éclairs are one of Cadburys original sweets they made. These are ideal for car journeys to share amongst the families or half time at the football
The wrappers are dominated by the Cadburys and toffee colours, once inside the toffee is a smooth creamy looking toffee, if you were to bite into it you would see a chocolate filling.
£1.39 for a 200 gram bag this equates to 34.5pence per 100 grams
About the Taste?
These are quite hard to bite into at first, not as hard as say a werthers original, especially if left somewhere cold. Once they warm up these become a softer chewing toffee and with the Cadburys chocolate oozing out these make for a really creamy tasting sweet. Each one rammed with Cadburys chocolate
455 kcal per 100 grams which is quite high, Traffic lights have sat fat and sugar at red, salt and fat are at amber. Sat fat is 10.1 grams per 100, so one to watch for
Great tasting chewy sweet, plenty in a bag, you will not be left disappointed