I have loved flakes for years, but didn''t buy them all that often until recently when I saw a multipack of 9 bars for 2 pounds in Tesco which I thought seemed good value. The bars I have from the multipack are around 25g each, but flakes are also available in a slightly bigger individual bar (32g) for around 55p to 60p each.
Flakes are exactly as described - very thin layers of cadbury''s milk chocolate crimped togther into a square bar of around 12cm (the bars have shrunken considerably since my first flakes 20 years ago!). The layers of the bar are visible from either end and as the bar is bitten into, the chocolate tends to flake away, hence the name. I have never been able to eat a flake without the need of putting the yellow wrapping underneath it to catch flaky crumbs, so they are quite messy and probably not the best choice to give to children. The wrapper is designed in such a way that it can be opened down a seam and opened out though making the perfect crumb catcher!
Each bar in the multipack contains 137 calories which I feel is quite good compared to other multipack Cadbury bars such as Wispas and Dairy Milk - those tend to reach over 200 calories per bar. Even though the flake bars are smaller, I still find that they are filling enough and perfect as an after dinner snack to feed my chocolate cravings. The chocolate is very velvety and tasty - for some reason I feel that the taste is slightly better in these thinner layers than it is in proper chunks of the same chocolate, like with a Dairy Milk.
I would recommend Flakes to adults and older children, but perhaps not for younger ones due to it''s crumbly texture as they can get quite messy. But, they are extremely tasty and make a great treat without being too high in calories.
Nutritional Information: 137 calories, 7.9g fat (of which 4.9g are saturates), 14g sugars and 0.07g of salt are found in a 25.6g flake bar.
Cadbury Flakes have been around for as long as I can remember, the advertising of the brand has become iconic and the bar is famously made up of pure, rippled cadbury's chocolate.
The packaging is yellow with the word 'Flake' written in purple on the front and a picture of the chocolate bar. The packaging is slightly different from regular chocolate bars as each end is twisted, making the flake appears wrapped up like a giant sweet.
The taste of the chocolate is delicious, it is pure cadbury chocolate and is rippled meaning it melts quicker in the mouth compared to eating a regular lump of chocolate, the one irritating thing I find with this chocolate bar is that it is a bit messy to eat as bits of flake break off everywhere and then the spots of chocolate always seem to melt all over my clothes, which is not a great look!
A flake bar costs 60p and they can be bought from all major supermarkets, they are also available in 4 packs if you want to keep some at home in the fridge. Flake bars are a lovely treat and the bar is slightly different to other chocolate bars on the market making the flake one of my favourites.
CADBURY,S FLAKE >>>>>
Having just brought my treat for the week, and this being a cadbury,s flake, and having had a quiet moment to eat it in peace and quiet, its still as yummy as ever.
The Package **********
It comes in a yellow cellophane wrapping, and it is twisted at each end, bit like a giant sweet, or a bon bon... It comes in a yellow wrapping and has the words Flake on the side in a mauve lettering. You just twist and unwrap and bite into that delicious strands of flakey chocolate.
The taste (which ive learnt today has been around since the 1920s and still going strong, is as good as it has always been. I can remember when i was a little girl, and know that this is still the case today, they are used in the smaller versions to pop into an ice cream cone, a 99 i think it is called and you can have one of these smaller flakes dipped into your creamy ice ream cornet. Nowdays starting off at about £1.00 for a small one i found to my horror when recently buying my grand girls one at the local town show.
Anyway thats what nans do, isnt it, spoil their grandchildren with all those bad things that their parents hate them having.
Cadbury,s flakes are a long thin bar of chocolate made up from flakes of chocolate, and i guess we can all remember the adverts (only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate, tastes like chocolate never tasted before), and the truth is, you just cant eat it without getting covered in loads of little bits of cadbury,s chocolate, no matter how long you leave them in the fridge, and i guess we have all got the last bits of the crumbs of these flakes in the wrapping and tipped it into our mouths.
I do love cadbury,s chocolate and nowdays althopugh it can be quite expensive, it is really worth a little treat now and again.
I do know that they do nowadays sell a dipped flake, but im a bit of a traditionist, when it comes to Flakes, and i prefer the original and it has been around for so long that its got to be a good thing.
It doesnt contain, colourings, gluten, or wheat, egss or peanuts so is good for those with the above allergies, and it does contain 17.7g of sugar and a 9.9g of fat, but what the hell a little bit of what you fancy now and again never hurt anyone.
It costs just under 60p, and price can vary depending on where you buy it, i paid 56p, but you can also buy these treats in a bulk bag.
I LOVE CADBURY,S FLAKE.... and it was my treat and now its gone....
until the next one.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. xx
I have just eaten a Flake and now I've washed the crumbles of chocolate off my hands I thought I would do a review about the best chocolate ever.
A flake is a cylinder shaped chocolate that is made of flakes of Dairy Milk so it is creamy and yummy. The flakes drop off as your eating and I always get my fingers and clothes covered in bits of chocolate and thats a pain but part of the fun of eating a Flake.
Its milk chocolate and so creamy that it feels like a posh bar of chocolate even though it only costs the same as other Cadbury bars.
I bite bits off and then let it melt in my mouth and this makes the chocolate bar last loads longer.
They do a Flake that is covered in chocolate and a praline one and both of these are nice but not as good as the original one. My mum said they used to make a white chocolate one that they called a Snowflake but I've never seen this one and I don't think I would like it much.
Flakes are really the best chocolate bar ever and I think I will go and have another one now!