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      28.02.2010 11:16
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      Go on ... give yourself a treat and try it!

      HISTORY More than 250 million Dairy Milks are produced every year in 12 different varieties (currently, Cadbury's are forever changing, adding or removing lines). They are sold in 33 countries including Thailand, South Africa and Canada. The first reference to chocolate was from the Aztecs way back in the 14th century. Five hundred years later in 1824 John Cadbury opened his first store in Birmingham and began manufacturing in 1831. Dairy Milk itself was released in 1905 and soon reached the dizzying heights of fame we know it for today. There is even a Facebook page devoted to Cadbury's and a Cadbury World which takes you through the history of chocolate and Cadbury through 14 zones. ENOUGH WITH THE CHOCOLATE WHAT ELSE IS IN IT... There is some goodness to balance out the naughtiness of the chocolate. Granola is made from rolled oats and is a good source of fibre. Cranberry is well known for its anti-oxidant properties. Oh and by the way it is suitable for vegetarians, but unfortunately not for vegans. THE LOOK AND THE SMELL - FIRST IMPRESSIONS The bar is wrapped in a classy and colourful wrapper. It sticks with Dairy Milk's traditional blue and is decorated with pictured of cranberries. Peel back the wrapper and you get rich, smooth chocolate in small squares with Cadbury's written on them. The smell is a tempting mix of sweet chocolate and biscuity granola. THE TASTE I love the taste of this bar. There is a playful mix between the sweet chocolate and the bitterness of the cranberry partnered with the bitter aftertaste of the granola. The best bit about it is the mix of consistencies; the smooth, melting chocolate, the chewy fruit and the crunchy granola all mix together to give you the full range of textures in your mouth and it is lovely. CONCLUSION This bar is available at most stores for around £1.29 to £1.55 for 200G or 45p to 49p for 49g. This is a fairly average price for a chocolate bar that is way above average.

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      07.01.2010 17:07
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      Cadbury Dairy Milk with Cranberry and Granola. I bought this a few months ago and I still haven't eaten it all up but I am quite a hefty way through! I always like to try new products and when this one came out, I knew that I had to try it and I was excited because Cranberried are absolutely gorgeous and I really wanted to know what they would be like in Cadbury chocolate. This is the sort of new fruit and nut! The packaging is actually quite different than normal Cadbury bars. This still follows the purple theme in a block in the centre. But, on both the left and right sides follow a rather lovely red pattern of what one could describe as berries and leaves. The information is situated in the middle of the pack and on the back there is some more useful information. As usual, this chocolate comes in squares and I am actually reviewing the 200g bar but I am not sure if you can get smaller versions. Basically this is Cadbury's milk chocolate with generous helpings of cranberries and granola. This smells absolutely great- rather sweet and very chocolatey! When you take a bite of this you find that there is quite a lot of cranberry and granola in it which takes away the sickly chocolate taste! The cranberries are quite sweet which gives this a little bit of a kick and also, the granola adds a little savoury touch to this which is marvellous. The only thing that I don't like about this is the fact that I have sensitive teeth and this affects them really bad, so I have to eat this in small quanitities! Each chunck contains: 25 calories 2.8g sugar 1.3g fat 0.8g saturates 0.01g salt In my opinion, this chocolate is delicious but I don't like the way that the sugar in it really affects my teeth and makes me not want to eat this again! I think the cranberry and granola idea works great as they do suit as a pair with the chocolate! Holly x

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      25.10.2009 11:40
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      A great chocolate bar with something for everyone.

      This is quite an unusual product, and it's quite hard to understand that it works., but it does. The chocolate compliments the granola and fruit, but I found that the textures can be a bit bad sometimes, with it not melting in your mouth perfectly. The packaging is very good, with clear branding that is easy to recognise. The text is clear and easy to read. The product is always fresh and well protected, never squashed or damaged. It's easy to open but can sometimes need scissors with the thick plastic used. When you open the packaging, a nice sweet smell drifts into your nose. It's not over-powering and will encourage you to take a bite. When you do, the chocolate will start to melt, and this is rich and sweet. It combines perfectly with the taste of the sweet fruit, and the rich granola. However, these take quite a while to eat, and don't melt with the chocolate, so you get an after-taste that some might not like. The product's quality is very high, with the usual standards expected from the company. It's got the rich, classy chocolate like usual, and you get some nice big 'chunks' of fruit and the right amount of granola to strike a great balance. In my opinion, it's nice but it doesn't beat the classics and it isn't for everyone. The price is quite good, with the product usually on sale. However, it's quite hard to find and the bar is a bit smaller than the usual Cadbury ones, but that's because it can become sickly and you don't need much. The bar isn't that unhealthy, with few calories and fat compared to similar bars. It's also got the nice healthy chunks of fruit and granola. The bar is very nice overall, with good tastes but I think the fact that the chocolate melts in the mouth very quickly and leaves the strong after-taste of the fruit and the granola means that the bar isn't the best. It's great to try and the price is also very good.

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      26.09.2009 16:32
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      A yummy chocolate bar which doesn't fail the Dairy Milk brand

      The Dairy milk brand is expanding and I like to try the new flavours as I see them. I initially thought that this new combination of cranberry and granola sounded a bit wierd but nice, so I tried it. I actually was surprised that the flavours went really well together and I was pleased to see it was basically just a plain old Dairy Milk bar, with pieces in, like the Fruit and Nut they do. It was also wrapped in the classic Cadburys purple and had everything in the same style which was nice and it was qutie clever strong branding. I did like the fruity pieces (not too sweet or tart) mixed in with the creamy chocolatey goodness and the hard, crunchy granola pieces. These pieces were like sweet oaty cereal chunks which added a whloe new dimension to the texture of the bar. The fruit also made it have chewy bits, again like the fruit and nut bar. I think this is a great new addition to the range and it should be good for those who like the fruit in with their chocolate (5 a day!) but who don't like nuts!! A downside is that it is still quite bad for you, and it is not any cheaper than a standard bar!!

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        10.08.2009 15:15
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        Cadbury's Cranberry & Granola

        I spotted this in my shop the other day and thought I'd give it a try. Cranberry is something I can take or leave although, to be perfectly honest, I've only ever tried it in a Muller Light Yoghurt. As for Granola, I don't think I'd ever heard of it before let alone tried it. According to Wikipedia:- "Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey, and sometimes rice, that is usually baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal-type consistency. Dried fruits, usually raisins and/or dates, are sometimes also added." Packaging: The bar comes in the standard Cadbury's foil wrapper. The left & right hand sides of the front are coloured reddy-pink & have what is presumably meant to be cranberries growing on the vine. Between these two blocks or reddy-pink is a central block of purple with contains the standard Cadbury Dairy Milk logo and a picture of a block of chocolate with a glass & a half of milk pouring into it surrounded by some cranberries & granola. The back of the wrapper contains the ingredients & the nutritional information, the Recommended Daily Amounts, the weight of the bar (200g) & various snippets of information about Cadbury's. Nutritional Information per chunk {per 100g in brackets} Energy kJ: 105kJ {2090kJ} kcal: 25kcal {500kcal} Protein: 0.3g {6.8} Carbohydrate: 3.0g {60.3g} of which sugars: 2.8g {55.2g} Fat: 1.3g {25.7g} (of which saturates): 0.8g {15.5g} Fibre: 0.2g {4.1g} Sodium: Trace {0.08g} Salt Equivalent: 0.01g {0.20g} Contains: milk, cereal May contain: nuts, soya Ingredients: Milk Chocolate {Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegatable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings}, Sweetened dried cranberries (11%) {Sugar, Cranberries, Rice flour, Sunflower oil}, Granola (7%) {Oats, Sugar, Wheat flakes, Vegatable oil, Crispies {Wholemeal flour, sugar, Malt extract: barley, Salt} Desiccated coconut, Glucose syrup, Salt} Price: At the time of writing, I paid 74p for a bar of this at my local corner shop which was a bit of a bargain! Taste & Opinion: On opening the wrapper you can see that this bar contains 32 chunks of chocolate. Other than the usual smell of Cadbury's chocolate there's nothing else discernible to indicate the presence of either raspberry of granola. If you turn the bar over, or split it into chucks it become obvious that there's something other than a smooth filling inside but again, there's no indication that this is raspberry & granola. It could just as easily be fruit 'n' nut. On biting into the chocolate the first taste you get is the usual rich, velvety creaminess of the Cadbury's chocolate. The cranberries are dried &, to be honest, I didn't pick up much of a taste from them at all. They're very similar in consistency to the raisins in the Fruit 'n' Nut bar & they taste a little sweet but nothing like the cranberry taste I was thinking might be present. The granola adds a pleasant texture to the mix by making the chunks a little chewy. It's hard to know how to discribe it, execpt it tastes almost as if someone had ground up some Rice Krispies, added something a little sticky like honey & mixed it in which the chocolate. I found the taste to be quite sweet & pleasant & perhaps a little moreish. As with most chocolate bars I'd popped this one into the fridge before I ate it. This made for a slightly crunchier eating experience but, unlike the Fruit 'n' Nut Bar i had no problems with getting any of the dried cranberries or the granola lodged in my teeth. As usual on the back Cadbury's are encouraging us to be treatwise, to get to know our GDAs. The ones given for this bar are based on a 2000 daily calorie intake which is usually associated with the level for women. The average recommended calorie intake for men is 2500. The panel tells us that:- Calories: 25 (1.3% GDA) Sugars: 2.8g (3.1% GDA) Fat: 1.3g (1.9% GDA) Saturates: 0.8g (4% GDA) Salt: 0.01g (0.17% GDA) If, of course, you don't know anything about calories at all (& some people don't) you might be very pleased with a cursory glance at this panel. After all those figures look very good, don't they? It's only when you look properly that you see that these figures relate to one single chunk of the bar! As I said at the top of the review, this bar contains 32 chunks of chocolate. So, if for example you ate the whole bar in a single day you'd get:- Calories: 1000 (50% GDA) Sugar: 110.4g (123% GDA) Fat: 51.4g (73.4% GDA) Saturates: 31g (155% GDA) Salt: 0.4g (6.7% GDA) The above figures are obtained by doubled those quoted for 100g as the bar weighs 200g. As you can see, eating the whole bar in one day exceeds the recommended amounts of sugar & saturated fat whilst the figures for calories & fat are also very high. Of course, this is ideal if you're the sort of person who's looking to put some weight on, but for those of you wanting to maintain your current weight or lose some eating bars of this on a regular basis isn't going to do you any favours. So, it'll be four stars from me because, despite the fact that this really is quite tasty it's very bad on the sugar & saturated fat front!

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          13.07.2009 21:22
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          Good tasting but nothing special.

          Cadburys is in my opinion the far superior brand of chocolate on the market at the moment. I have never tasted anything close and I dont think anything else even compares in my opinion. Cadburys dairy milk is delicious chocolate and by using this as a base cadburys seem to wave their magic wand over everything they do and I have never tasted a product that I havent thought was amazing. I was apprehensive when I saw this product but thought I would give it a go anyway, mainly out of curiousity. Dairy Milk cranberry and granola bar was released to celebrate 80 years of cadburys fruit and nut along with a whole other varieties of new bars. This is almost the same as fruit and nut except they have replaced the fruit with the cranberry and the nut with granola. It almost sounds like a healthy chocolate bar which is a bit wierd in my opinion, if you want something healthy eat some fruit and if you dont eat chocolate, right?! The packaging for this is very mcuh traditional cadburys. It is purple with red cranberry style edges. It has the logo cadburys on the front and the dairy milk sign also across it. This is a selling point for me if it uses dairy milk. It also has pictures of the ingredients. The packaging is easy to tear and edge off and remove without mashing up the insides or spilling it out. I am not sure if the packaging is recyclable though. The inside chocolate bar appears very much like a fruit and nut bar. It is set out in even shaped blocks with the cadburys logo embossed on them. The blocks are easy to break off and eat in chunks. Each block consists mainly of cadburys dairy milk with a scattering of granola and cranberry. The cranberrys are soft and squidgy, the consistency suits the chocolate quite well. The granola taste like oats, which are relatively flavourless but add more to the texture experience. To be honest this bar is more about the texture and the experience than the taste as neither of the two additions contribute hugely to the flavour. Overall this is a good chocolate bar. It has the amazing dairy milk taste but with some chewy additions, which makes a chocolate bar a bit more interesting. The downside is that it doesnt have many less calories than a normal chocolate bar, so dieters shouldnt get too excited. Unfortunately there are just better chocolate bars to chose from in the cadburys range in my opinion.

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            20.06.2009 19:03
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            Try it before it disappears

            This bar came out at the same time as the Dairy Milk Apricot Crumble Crunch. These two flavours were quite a new direction for Dairy Milk to take as their mainstay chocolate always does very well but obviously they must have felt in a strong enough financial position to take a bit of a gamble. They offer this variety in the standard 49g bars and the 250g slab. They do not normally do the 400g large slab until they are sure the flavour is a success. The standard 49g bar, which I had, has six pieces. It continues the traditional trait of Dairy Milk of using purple and either end of the bar is red with images of cranberries on it. This sets this apart from their other more usual flavours because the packaging for those is normally plain. Each bar has 245 calories. This is just slightly less than the standard plain milk chocolate version even thought it sounds more healthy by its contents. The bar looks very rough and bumpy. Inside there are lots of small pieces of granola and the dark red cranberries. The chocolate is deliciously smooth and creamy and though not as rich as Galaxy it's certainly rich enough to leave a lovely chocolately taste in the mouth. My favourite part of this bar is the granola which is incredibly crunchy and makes an excellent contrast to the soft chocolate. The cranberries are actually nicer than I thought and the not-overly sweet berry taste complements the other two flavours very well. It really does provide an excellent mix of tastes and textures. In all I was surprised how much I liked this bar because I thought the flavour sounded a tad too out there for me. I thought I would like it less than the Apricot Crumble version but I acutally liked this one more. I found this to be quite similar to the Fruit and Nut Dairy Milk but would pick this over that because I enjoyed the crunchiness of the granola. However, when I bought this, it was reduced to 33p, instead of the usual 50p. I fear this may mean that it has not done well enough for Cadbury to keep as a permananent line and is being discontinued which would be a shame because this bar is surprisingly good.

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              18.06.2009 00:45
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              Not my favourite Chocolate

              This is a strange one for Cadbury's. I tried it because I love Cadbury's Chocolate in all it's various forms. I saw the Dairy Milk with Cranberry and Granola bar on special offer at the local bargain store. I bought it at the recommendation of a friend of mine who had tried it and liked it. I paid 19p per bar, this encouraged me to buy several bars. I thought I would probably like it. I like chocolate, I like cranberrys, I did not know what granola was. I knew it was something healthy. I thought it would be like somthing in a muesli bowl. Most things can be tolerated when covered in chocolate. When I tasted the first bar, I was really glad that I had not paid full price for it. The chocolate was fine, but the pieces of Cranbury and Granola tasted like bits of sawdust! I won't be buying any more of them, I am just hoping that I see my friend soon, so that I can pass the rest over to her. This is an almost unheard of reaction for me when it comes to anything Chocolate!

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                08.06.2009 13:17
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                Can the Cran be berry good?

                As Dairy Milks go, they are a bit of an overlooked chocolate bar for me. I tend to not eat chocolate too much anyway, since I am uber conscious of the calories a bar contains. When I do go for chocolate, I prefer things like the dark chocolate Bounty or Mint Munchies, something with some really nice flavour. I noticed it randomly sat on a shelf in Boots this morning as I got myself a Pepsi Max, I thought I would give it a go. I quite like the Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, and thought, maybe it will be a bit like that. So, for 56p I got myself a small (49g) bar. The packaging is easy to notice, the deep purple of Cadbury Dairy Milks which the sides covered in a bright red, depicting cranberries. Availability You can grab the normal snack sized bars from most places, Boots, Tesco etc, probably even your own local shop. Expect to pay between 40-60p depending on where it is from. You can also get a 200g sharing bar, which you can normally get from shops for around £1 or so. I expect there is also the larger 1kg bars, but don't actually know... Nutrition This is the bit I don't like about chocolate. The mighty packaging of calories that are squeezed into these tiny little bars. The 49g bar contains 245 calories, which is ten less than a normal Dairy Milk, although five more than the Diary Milk Fruit and Nut. If you are looking at the larger, 200g bar, then you get 25 calories per "chunk". Taste Well, I suppose this is the main thing about the chocolate isn't it? The bar is split into 6 strips, which snap nice and easily, creating bite size pieces, each neatly pattered with the Cadbury logo. Taking a bite from a chunk, you first can feel the granola, it crunches in parts as you chew, and then you feel the softer, chewy bits which are obviously the cranberry. Whilst chewing the flavours all mix which is really nice, but since you need to chew the cranberry more, the chocolate disappears and you are left with the sweet taste of cranberry. I think that perhaps there is a little too much sugar to the cranberries, since you don't get the sharp dryness which is what I had expected. Next test, is the suck test. This simply involves not chewing, but sucking the chocolate away. That's how I eat them most of the time, since then I don't get chocolate all stuck in my teeth. Sucking it fills you mouth with the chocolate flavour, and the smooth texture from the milk. You can then feel the sharp harder bits from the granola, which compliment the smoothness perfectly, again leaving you with the nice cranberry flavour filling your mouth. Overall Satisfaction I had expected something similar to the Fruit and Nut, but this is definitely different in texture and flavour. The granola adds a tough crunch which is really nice, although not quite as good as nuts. Cranberry wise, I don't think I would notice much difference between these and the raisins which are present in Fruit and Nut. They just don't have a hugely distinctive taste, and certainly aren't what you would expect from cranberry. This is probably attributed to the fact that when you read that the Craberries aren't just cranberry but are in fact - Sugar, Cranberry, Rice Flour and Sunflower Oil. The sugar making them sweeter than they should be, and the sunflower oil preserving their moistness. I think had then not added so much sugar, you would have a different chocolate bar, something that required a slightly more acquired taste, but, I suppose Cadbury wanted something that would appeal to the masses, so removed the flavour a bit... It certainly isn't a bad bar. Better than normal Dairy Milk, which just leaves me feeling sickly and my mouth sticky, but it doesn't beat the Fruit and Nut bar. I wouldn't complain if I was given one, but it isn't something that I will purposely hunt out again, although, I do fancy trying the Apricot one...

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                  29.05.2009 15:50
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                  A truly awesome choclate from Cadbury, I really liked it and also highly recomended.

                  BACKGROUND INFORMATION I am a huge fan of chocolates, I absolutely love them. They are sweet, delicious and make me feel happy and content, yay... :) I am especially addicted to Cadbury's dairy milk chocolates . The reason is simple and straightforward, because their chocolates and bars are simply delicious and always maintain the top quality. Birmingham-born John Cadbury (1801-1889) founded one of the most famous and well-recognized chocolate company in the world named Cadbury and later was renamed as Cadbury PLC. The main factory for Cadbury is situated in Birmingham. BRAND NAME AND PRODUCTS Cadbury is one of the oldest, experienced chocolate companies in the world and they have been serving their consumers with top quality chocolates for over 100 years. Recently they introduced a few new types of chocolates with different types of ingredients. Different varieties available: * Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit And Nut(Another chocolate bar with chunks of raisins, nuts and almonds and available in various sizes such as 49g,140g,230g,400g and multipack bars.) * Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish (another new product from Cadbury, which is very low-fat and low calorie compared to rest of the bars in list and available in 49g, 140g, 230g and also multipack bars.) * Cadbury Dairy Milk Apricot Crunch (Apricot flavoured new Cadbury bar and available in 49g and 200g) * Cadbury Dairy Milk Cranberry & Granola (Contains granola and cranberry as supplementary ingredients. They are available in 49g and 200g; ) WARM GREETINGS TO DAIRY MILK WITH CRANBERRY AND GRANOLA Cadbury Dairy milk with cranberry and granola is one of the newest additions to the Cadbury's top quality chocolates. It is widely available in all chain super-stores all over the UK and also some mini confectionary stores as well. '''Granola''' is a mixed food usually consumed as breakfast; it consists of dried fruits, nuts and honey. It is very appetizing, lightweight and contains a high quantity of calories and is one of the primary choices for breakfast, backpackers, and campers etc. '''Cranberry''' is a red-coloured small berry. It has gained an overwhelming popularity over the recent years with consumers and food-manufacturers for its exceptional nutritional content and anti-oxidant characteristics. This is a very useful food for human health and often considered as the "Super-fruit". In 2008, Cadbury launched their newest product where they combined two exclusive and tasty food-ingredients (cranberry and Granola) to their chocolate bar. Afterwards, it becomes widely available in most UK super markets and local stores. OUTLOOK AND APPEARANCE This chocolate bar is available in two different sizes as mentioned before. There are a few cranberries pictured on both sides and the famous Cadbury trademark in the middle of the top-side of this bar's wrapper as you can see in the picture. It has a glittering and eye-catching wrapper which is packed full of useful information which makes the writing small and jammed up, but one can easily read the food values and ratio of saturated fat and calories. MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I bought my chocolate from ASDA. The Shimmering and colourful wrapper, easily caught my attention on the chocolate shelf. When I opened the wrapper, the delicious and rich creamy smell of milk chocolate came to nostrils. Wow such a heavenly scent. There are 32 small square-sized chunks, which look deliciously rich and creamy, and the trademark of Cadbury on the top of each square. After a few moments, I could also smell cranberries in the bar. As you may know cranberry juice, has this unique strong lemon essence. I have the similar feelings about this bar and also realized, OK there is a good amount of cranberries also present in this bar. It does not look extra-ordinary compared to other dairy milk chocolate bars; it looks all same to me. ~MY FIRST BITE ~ Ok here we go; I could not resist my temptation anymore. Staring at this lovely and gorgeous chocolate bar she keeps looking at me, as if I am some freak who is leaving her to write a review on CIAO. Ok wait...I need to taste you! I just had a small but gentle bite taking off just one chunk leaving her with 31 squares. ~TASTE~ Just after the first bite, "Yes" that's the first word that came into my mind. I'm glad I did not waste my money on a cheaper distasteful chocolate bar. It is simply yummy; it tastes very rich, thick, creamy, a little bit rubbery and soft. I certainly felt the presence of milk chocolate and a sweet taste of 'cranberry 'as well. I was happy to discover the bits of the dried cranberries in my second bite. The dried cranberry still preserves its originality both in taste and appearance. I discovered the dried cranberry in every second chunk, which made me smile as I love cranberries. I think this time; I chewed this bar a bit more than other Cadbury chocolate bars. But the best part is those cranberries have a very sweet taste to them, as if they are ripe and the best in quality. To be honest with you, I did feel the strong presence of granola in this bar taste-wise. As I am chewing the chunks, I noticed both the cranberry and granola throughout the chocolate, but the cranberries actually dominate the taste. I am a huge cranberry lover and I love cranberry juice as well, so it's like a dream chocolate for me. The smell of the bar is very addictive; it just makes me hungrier. It's really not a good sign for me, as I could actually eat the whole 200g bar in one go and the aftermath is quite predictable. I am going to gain weight at exponential rate. ~FEW MOMENTS LATER~ So I had three squares out of 32, and I'm waiting for the after taste. Ok it does leave a refreshing and sweet taste in my mouth. I noticed a few bits of cranberries and also granola left in my mouth which I had to chew for a further 4-5 minutes. It gave me a very nice feeling leaving me warm and excited, because it provides high calorie and saturated fat. So it instantly makes the blood cholesterol high, making me more awake and vigorous. I think one or two portions is ok in one go, but more than that is not a good sign for my health. ~FOOD VALUE AND HEALTH CONCERN~ I really hate to read the food values and ratio of saturated fat and calories in food products, because all delicious foods have high calories and saturated fat content, so I try to limit these foods. Each chunk contains 25Kcal and 1.3g fat of which saturates 0.8 g per chunk. The ratio is really high, compared to some of the other new Cadbury bars. Other than that, it also contains a considerable amount of salt as in 0.01g per chunk. ~FEW NOTES~ * Best stored in a cool dry place, I always put my chocolate in the refrigerator it's safe and tastes the same. * Contains nuts and soya, so if you are allergic to nuts maybe it is not the best choice for you, sorry. ~PLUS POINTS~ * Exciting and tasty cranberry chunks inside. * Smells very nice and looks heavier than a usual 200g bar. * Very soft and mellow. * Cranberry preserves its original taste, and makes it tastier. ~MINUS POINTS~ * High ratio of calories and saturated fat. * Very addictive. * I did not feel the taste of granola. * Bit rubbery feeling, as I had to chew more for this bar. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND PRICE COMPARISON This chocolate bar is widely available all over the UK in two different sizes. One of them is 49g and another one is 200g. '''ASDA'''--£1.29(200g roll-back special offer) '''TESCO'''---£1.59(200 g) It is also available in Morrison's and Sainsbury as well. Prices may vary from store to store and you may find them on offer. You can also find them in mini local confectionery stores. MY POINT OF VIEW AS A CONSUMER Ok as a customer I did find this specific product unnoticed amongst the other Cadbury bars. It is very delicious and tasty that's for sure, but there is nothing extra-ordinary about it. During my shopping trip in ASDA, I noticed in the chocolate section all of the other varieties that Cadbury have such as apricot and Turkish seemed to have less on the shelf compared to this cranberry and Granola bar. Maybe the store operative has just refilled the shelf, however when I went there the next evening I found the same result. So it seemingly has not become very popular yet. Though there is nothing wrong with this one, but maybe people find it expensive, the normal fruit and nuts bar cost only £1, it costs around £1.25 to £1.59. But there is no significant taste difference between them. I guess if Cadbury considers dropping the price a little bit, or offers some discount (maybe like Sainsbury, where you can buy two fruits and nuts Cadbury bar just for £2.50, but not this cranberry and granola bar) it may attract more customers and initiates them to buy this bar. COMPANY INFORMATION AND MONEY BACK GUARANTEE On the back of the packet it states that if a customer is not entirely satisfied with the product, then he/she can return the product to a free-post address (stating where purchased). To the following address; The address is -- PO box 7008, Birmingham, B30 2PT, UK Free phone---0800818181(during normal office hours and UK only) FINAL THOUGHT AND RECOMMENDATION I love this chocolate bar; it is simply delicious and very rich in taste. I love the cranberry bits in every other chunk. Please give it a go and if you don't enjoy the bar, don't worry, just return the rest of the bar and along with the receipt to Cadbury's office. So it definitely worth trying, come on what you are waiting for give it a go! I am confident you are going to like it. Thank you very much for reading my review and I hope you enjoy your Cadbury bar. ©Gladiator007 '''*** This review also been posted at HELIUM and also in CIAO.CO.UK under same username.***'''

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                    07.05.2009 12:15
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                    A great bar from Cadbury's

                    For some reason, I decided to give up chocolate, chips and pizza from the 1st of January to Easter 2009. I don't really know why I did it, though I think that it was because I wanted to prove to myself that I have the willpower to give up some of my favourite things and not give into temptation even when I really wanted to. Either way, ever since allowing myself to eat these foods again, I've been eating an excessive amount of chocolate, and trying out a lot of brands and varieties which I had never tried before. I'd always been tempted by the fairly new Cadbury's Cranberry and Granola bar, as well as it's sister flavour, the Apricot and Crumble variety. After trying both and being fairly disappointed with the latter, I tried the former again and decided that I may even love it more than some of my previous favourite chocolate bars. Since Cadbury's Fruit and Nut always has been and always will be one of my favourite chocolate bars, I was very eager to try this slightly sexed up version, which sweetened cranberries as the fruit, and granola instead of nuts. I'm not really familiar with the taste of granola, but I knew that if I was going to like it at all, then I would like it in chocolate, and fortunately I was right. The vague sweetness of the granola complements the chocolate very well, and the combination isn't delicious without being overly sweet. While the cranberries are a lot sweeter then the raisins from a traditional Fruit and Nut bar, this sweetness makes a pleasant change for someone like me who is looking for an alternative to their favourite bar. Since it's chocolate, this bar isn't anything that you should eat too often for health reasons, but obviously there's nothing wrong with having it every now and then. At 245 calories for a bar, its energy content is fairly similar to a packet of crisps, or even most other chocolate bars, so there's no reason why you should choose this one over another, other than for taste. With 27g of sugar and 7.6g of saturated fat, it's recommended that you try to be healthier with your other meals and snacks if you eat one of these in a day, though obviously it's up to you and I'm not going to tell you how healthy you should be. In conclusion, this bar is gorgeous, and is something that I would definitely eat again. I would recommend it to people who like Cadbury's chocolate, especially people who enjoy the Fruit and Nut flavour, but really I reckon that the only people who won't enjoy it are people who don't like chocolate, and so I would definitely recommend it to all chocolate lovers like myself. It's available from most places where chocolate is sold, so why not try it the next time you fancy a snack?

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                      14.04.2009 16:38
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                      A tasty blend of milk chocolate, granola and cranberries.

                      The higlights of Cadbury's new range of chocolate include an Apricot blended bar and this, classic milk chocolate blended with chunks of Cranberry pieces and Granola. Now, to be perfectly honest, when I initially bought this I really didn't know what 'granola' was! It's a term I associate with American culture and although I had a vague notion that it was some kind of breakfast cereal I had no idea what it's specific ingredients were. The picture on the wrapper gives some idea - there are what look like thick toasted cornflakes or mangled popcorns in the chocolate. The ingredients list on the back of the packet give a better idea and list the properties of the 'Granola' ingredient as: Oats, sugar, wheat flakes, vegetable oil, crispies( wholemeal flour, sugar malt extract (barley), desiccated coconut, glucose syrup and salt. The wrapper (the metallic red berry design very distinctive and pretty) also lists nutritional information. There are 500 calories per 100g. I bought a 200g bar (for around £1.70) which is a medium sized sharing bar. There is also 25.7g of fat per 100g. The company also helpfully breaks the values down to one chunks worth! One chunk equals 25 calories and 1.3g of fat. The chocolate is verified suitable for vegetarians. When I opened the wrapper I could smell the musky hint of cocoa and a sweeter fruitier smell which was the dried cranberries. It is a mouth watering aroma. The chocolate looks quite nobbley - a bit like a Toblerone with white pieces sticking out from the bottom and sides and visible below the outer surface of the chocolate. When you break the chocolate into seperate chunks the granola pieces jut out. you may also see balloons of cranberries bulging out. These are deep scarlet red and look very tasty, not too dry looking but full and bursting with juicy flesh. Biting into the chocolate takes some doing. The granola pieces are extremely hard and crunchy so I'd advise anyone who doesn't like very chewy food that you have to bite down hard into to avoid this. The granola is actually comprised of different pieces that are identifiable through the chocolate bar. There are what look like large, solid centered rice crispies. These are sweet and dissolve quite quikly whilst chewing. There are also what appear to be oats that have been semi-rolled and set. These oats are quite thick and they have a white powdery centre. They have a slightly savoury, biscuity taste. It is quite difficult to chew these oat pieces and the smaller chips seem to be the most problematic. I would even go as far as to say I am afraid of breaking my teeth on this chocolate bar! Cranberry pieces vary in size but are all as small as half a penny or smaller. They are quite random too. There is not one cranberry piece per chunk - it just depends where they have been mixed in, hence you might get a chunk with three cranberry pieces in it and one chunk with no cranberries at all! The cranberries are surprisingly sweet with no bitter taste that I sometimes detect in cranberry juice drinks. The taste of all the ingredients together is quite nice. It is a good even mix of hearty milk chocolate and cereal mix. Infact, tastewise this is very like cereal bars of the kind Jordans and Kelloggs sell. It satisfies both a sweet and savoury need. As a chocolate lover I do prefer a chocolate bar that is easier to eat than this. It is just too crunchy and hard for me. I might buy this occaisonally to share with family but it certainly isn't a favourite. I would recommend it to those who already love Cadbury's Fruit and Nut bar though. More about the chocolate can be found at: www.aglassandahalffullproductions.com

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                        01.04.2009 21:49
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                        Makes a nice change for your chocolate treat

                        I first bought a bar of this a few weeks ago, and I was all set to write a review about it , but when I turned around, it had gone: some mystery person had eaten the lot!! So, this afternoon , when I opened the cupboard and saw the replacement bar sitting in the cupboard, I had to get my revenge ..... This is the 200g bumper sized bar of Cadbury's Cranberry and Granola Dairy Milk Chocolate. No, I haven't eaten it all, but I could easily have done... One thing I have found funny, which I have never noticed before, is how Cadbury's have introduced a little logo of a magnifying glass on the front and it says 'be treatwise - get to know your GDA's' and then on the back is all your usual nutritional information: 100g of this gives you 500 calories and 25.7g of fat!!! Anyway, ignore that, you are having a treat, lol . It is wrapped in the usual lovely shiny purple CAdbury's foil, with metallic red cranberries pictured at either end: Taking the first bite, I taste the usual lovely Dairy Milk taste which most people will be familiar with. Next, I am very much reminded of the old Fruit and Nut flavour - which is strange, because this does not contain nuts nor raisins. It's really, really nice though, but I cannot for the life of me actually pick out the taste of cranberries. The flavour of the granola is just like any generic granola or cereal bar that you might buy from anywhere, incorporated into your favourite chocolate bar. This chocolate bar is really, really tasty and I would recommend it, just don't expect to taste cranberries!

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                          28.03.2009 14:03
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                          a nice chocolate bar but not much cranberry taste

                          My daughter came home this morning with a lovely surprise treat for me - a Cadbury's Dairy Milk with Cranberry & Granola chocolate bar. She only paid 19p (from Qualitysave) for the bar which weighs 49g. The packaging is unusual - alongside the famous purple colour there's an orange & burgundy design which makes it stand out from all the other hundreds of choc bars available these days. I've read really mixed reviews on Dooyoo about these bars but personally I think they are very nice indeed. Maybe I like them because there isn't a strong taste of cranberry which I'm not overkeen on - in fact, if I hadn't read the packaging I wouldn't have known that they even had cranberries in them! They are very similar to Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bars only with biscuit instead of nuts. There were about 6 rectangular pieces in the packet (sorry I can't be more accurate only I've eaten them all now!) & it was quite filling & definitely sorted out my craving for something sweet. The texture is nice & crunchy & a little chewy because of the fruit & cereal. The chocolate is what you'd expect from Cadbury's - creamy, not overly sweet nor bitter & a lovely colour. All the ingredients & nutritional values are printed on the reverse of the bar. I wish I hadn't read the part which is telling me I've just eaten 245 calories, 27g sugar, 12.6g of fat etc - oh well, it was a treat & I couldn't disappoint my daughter by not eating the whole bar now could I? Summary ~ - Well, I enjoyed this but I can see why some people would be disappointed by the lack of cranberry flavour/ taste. - Exceptional value at 19p - usually they cost around 55p I understand. - Nice chocolatey taste you'd expect from Cadbury's - Chewy due to the fruit & cereal but doesn't stick between the teeth. - Quite filling but not for those, like me, who are watching their weight.

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                            11.02.2009 15:44
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                            Cadbury's Dairy Milk with Cranberry and Granola sounds exotic but don't be fooled. When you rip open the wrapper one is immediately struck by the overwhelming odour of mass produced chocolate and hardly a hint of stale cranberry and Granola. The aroma of fruit will mostly exist in your imagination, manipulated by the carefully placed seductive fruit pieces pictured on the wrapper. The product is similar in many ways to your regular bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk: not that exciting and only mildly inviting. Seductive only for the famished and sweet addicted. The chocolate moulded in cube like chunks exudes creaminess upon the melting point and leaves a subtle after-effect; a residue of negligible but gritty cranberry and Granola debris that sticks to your tongue and teeth. A 200g bar is filling to say the least and perhaps should be shared or half-saved for later binges. No doubt some will make a fuss about this, but what's little more than chocolate substitute could never make my legs tremble with excitement. This chocolate is less about cocoa solids and more about cocoa butter, vegetable oil and vegetable fat. Although my stomach felt quite full after eating one of these I still felt somehow betrayed. The final straw was the severe absence of fruity bigger bits and this made the whole experience a complete anti-climax. Please don't get upset, this is just my own experience. I'm sure there are many of you out there who have achieved a full orgasm whilst eating one of these. But I'm probably taking all this far too seriously... I wish I had something better to do Cost £90p in a corner shop.

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