I think that it's fair to say that every kid in Britain has eaten Cadbury's Buttons at some point in their childhood. It's a creamy chocolate taste treat that most of us remember fondly and some still secretly partake in as an occasional indulgence. But as we grow into adulthood we are supposed to leave 'children's' sweeties behind, aren't we? Well Cadbury's research and development team have come up with the perfect answer to this problem in their Giant Dairy Milk Buttons.
The pack is the usual Cadbury's purple (the colour of royalty, another way of signifying that this is a luxurious treat) and as soon as you open the packet you know that this is going to be a fabulous product. A huge waft of cocoa smell bursts on your nostrils bringing back memories of every delicious chocolate mouthful you've ever had. Even before I popped the first one into my mouth I was salivating in anticipation. As soon as it hit my tongue I knew that I wasn't to be disappointed.
They still have the same great taste as all Dairy Milk products but are about the size of a two pence piece compared to the regular buttons' approximate one penny piece size. And to further appeal to the adult market there's a friendly 'Fair Trade' logo on the familiar purple bag. If you shop around you can get them for £1 for a big 175g bag.
Being that bit bigger than the conventional Buttons made for tinier hands, these chocolates are a little thicker and give a satisfying bit of resistance when you bite into them. This is even better if you keep them in the fridge - that makes them snap when you bite down. Then of course they melt in your mouth to become the silky, thick, creamy Cadbury's taste that we as a nation love so much.
Honestly, these are just a more acceptable way for big kids to eat sweeties and if you can get past that and the well-known health issues associated with eating too much chocolate then they're delicious.
But there's just one problem: with these Giant Buttons being so large there's only room for a handful of them in the bag.
I have always loved Cadbury Chocolate buttons; I am sure that most children small and big would love these and I expect there are quite a few Adults who love them too!!
I have occasionally bought my children other types of Chocolate buttons like Supermarkets own brands. However, I always come back to Cadbury. In saying that, when I first saw these Giant Buttons I was outraged by their cost and I still am, as they seem to be getting more and more expensive! I cannot believe that the cost of these is usually about £1.85 for a 175g bag.
There seem to be quite a few chocolates that come in bags like this nowadays and they are all pricey.
I was therefore very pleased to notice them on a special offer at Sainsbury's the other day. Priced at £1.00 per bag. Now this is what I would call a reasonable and a more affordable price.
Whilst they are exactly the same as the Cadbury regular chocolate buttons for some reason I just really like these big ones. I would usually probably eat about one third of the packet in a day. So they don't last too long but I just love them. I really like the packaging. It ensures that the Chocolate is kept fresh. Its also great as it's a resealable packet. It is very thick and full instructions are given about resealing the packet. This is good as there is nothing worse than putting food or similar products back into the fridge and finding out that half the contents have fallen out all over the place. This is also very hygienic.
I think its important to keep the buttons in the fridge. In my view they taste best from chilled and especially in the summer, they might easily melt if not stored in a fridge. They are also a lot less messy this way, especially if you are giving them to small children!
The taste of these Big buttons is, as I believe all Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate is......delicious. I usually eat them in about two bites. They may not be as suitable for very young children. Perhaps the small buttons are better as I also don't think you get these Big Buttons in small bags. If you did, there wouldn't be many!
Milk Solids (20% Minimum; actual 23%)
Cocoa Solids 20% Minimum
Contains vegetable fats in addition to Cocoa Butter
Cadbury state on the packet that they have 'purchased cocoa and sugar in compliance with International Fair Trade Standards'
Contains milk and may contain Soya
A quarter of the bag contains 230kcals
This Chocolate is simply delicious. However, as the usual price is very expensive I am only awarding it 4 Dooyoo stars rather than the 5. They are well worth buying now, whilst on special offer.
Once again, the dump bins in the supermarket have tricked me into an impulse buy. I went out for Napisan and returned with £15 worth of goodies, including two large bags of Cadbury's Giant Buttons. Whilst binging on Chocolate one morning this week (Lorraine Kelly made me do it), I discovered that The Boyfriend had stashed a bag of buttons on top of the fireplace - effectively these were to replace them.
According to The Psychology of Colour, the shiny purple packet screams luxury, but until recently I thought of buttons as a consolation prize. Having only had the small ones before, these larger ones are something of a treat. Original buttons got lost in my mouth somehow, didn't satisfy the need for chocolate, were always the smallest and dullest treat in the Christmas selection box and left until last. Giant buttons in a massive bag are chocolate on a scale I prefer. Each one is an inch in diameter, the Cadbury logo that used to appear on the back has vanished, it's just pure blank nuggets of chocolate.
The buttons are buttery, silky, melt perfectly at body temperature with a dusty dark aftertaste that leaves me wanting more. These are just thick enough to bend as they're consumed. Caramel and honeycomb can take a back seat, Cadbury's chocolate as a coating just can't compare to these, where the glorious milky delight is the main event. Now on my third bag (he really should make more effort to hide them) I am converted.
Currently these are £1 for an 175g bag, you can reseal them with the sticker on the bag if you don't finish them in one hit. The nutrition information on the back is for only a quarter of the contents, perhaps they hope that you're rendered so insensible by chocolate binging that you can't multiply by four.
Ahh, chocolate buttons. I usually avoid these as I feel that they are expensive for what they really are-plain old milk chocolate! I do feel that they taste a little better than a block of milk chocolate though so when I recently saw these on a "buy 2 for £3" offer I bought them without any hesitation.
My pouch looks different from the one in the picture. It is the standard deep purple Cadbury colour. There are two huge buttons with a white spherical background in the middle of the pouch which are meant to look like eyes. The fairtrade symbol is at the bottom of the pouch. The pouch is reclosable so you can't really justify having the whole pouch in one go by saying that you didn't know what else to do with the pouch! Be careful with the pouch once you've sealed it, and I recommend you don't put it in your handbag as my pouch opened in my handbag covering everything in chocolatey gooeyness.
How to eat
I know what you're thinking: don't I just pop the button into my mouth? I'm afraid it's not that simple. There are 3 ways you can eat this chocolate: warm, room temperature or cold. If the chocolate gets warm it melts and the buttons stick together and become bigger masses of milk chocolate. When you put them into your mouth they are soft and taste ok. If you eat them at room temperature, they are soft but firm and taste a little better than ok. However, if you pop them in the fridge for a bit, they will be nice and firm and taste delicious! Not sure why this is.
As you pull open the pouch you are greeted by the sweet smell of milk chocolate. The pouch contains lots of spherical pieces of smooth milk chocolate. The buttons are big and a nice change from a boring old block of chocolate. I like to pop one into my mouth, bite it, and then push it against the roof of my mouth so it melts into divine gooeyness. The chocolate is sweet, creamy, rich and absolutely delicious. So why pay extra for this when you can just buy a block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate for less money? Well, for some reason this doesn't taste exactly like Cadbury's milk chocolate-it tastes better! It has some x-factor which Dairy Milk just doesn't have. I'm not sure what it is, but it's there! I usually eat half the bag in one go and try to exercise some self-control and save the rest of the bag for another day. You could easily eat the whole bag in one go though-it is scrumptious!
Ingredients and nutritional information
*Milk, Fairtrade Sugar, Fairtrade Cocoa Butter, Fairtrade Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (E442), Flavourings.
Milk Solids 20% minimum, actual 23%, Cocoa Solids 20% minimum.
Contains vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter.
*The equivalent of 426ml of Fresh Liquid Milk in every 227g of Milk Chocolate. Apparently this is supposed to make me feel better about eating my way to obesity.
Each 1/4 bag contains
This chocolate is suitable for vegetarians. It contains milk and may contain soya/Soybeans.
Price and availability
I usually buy mine from supermarkets such as Sainsbury's and Tescos but I imagine you can buy this at most places that sell confectionary. Sainsbury's sells this 175g pouch for £1.84 but you can often find it on offer.
Do I recommend these?
Yes, I do, as an occasional treat. They are far too unhealthy to be eaten regularly but really do taste delicious.
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I do like chocolate buttons but for some reason I prefer the giant ones, probably because I think I am getting more!
Tonight my husband bought the girls a treat for after their tea, 2 packets of Cadbury Giant buttons but they shared them with me as they know how much I like them. It did surprise me how willing my youngest shared her bag though.
The bags were 40g each and each bag contains 210 calories, which I don't think is too bad as a treat, especially as a lot of chocolate bars contain nearly 300. But each bag contains 22.6g of sugars which looks bad to me as this is more than half the weight of the bag. The fat content is 12g which is just over a quarter so it's not all good but they contain milk so you will get some calcium.
The packet is a rectangular shape with 2 eyes on the front (2 white circles with brown circles in the middle(the chocolate)). It has the fairtrade mark (which is good) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Giant buttons written on the front.
When you open the packet you can smell cadbury chocolate, I say that because cheap chocolate doesn't seem to smell as nice. The buttons are bigger than the normal ones but look the same in that they are circular flattish discs.
The taste is nice and creamy, to me cheaper chocolates just don't have that nice creamy taste. If you put them in the fridge for a while they might even last longer as they will be slightly harder. I do like to suck the button so I get the full creamy taste but I rarely do this as they are just so nice.
With Cadbury's you know what you're going to get. At the moment Cadbury's Dairy Milk Giant buttons are available at Tesco at two bags for £2.50, which is 50p cheaper than Asda and Sainsburys. The offer at Tescos ends on 5th Oct. So you can get two 175g bags for £2.50, so if you like Dairy Milk and love chocolate buttons you may as well take advantage of the offer. Prices for one bag of giant buttons vary, but at Tescos it would cost you £1.68. Other prices would be getting on for £2. Cadbury's Dairy Milk Giant Buttons 175g comes in a smooth purple bag with resealable label, and has the fairtrade symbol on the front of the packet.
1/4 of the bag contains
230 calories which is just over 10% of the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) for adults.
24.8g of sugar which is nearly a third of the recommend daily intake (for adults).
13.1g of fat nearly 20% of adults GDA
8.1g of saturated fats at just over 40% of adults GDA
0.10g of salt at 1.7% adults GDA
Men have a higher fat and sugar GDA than women. For men the fat GDA is 95g and sugar 120g. For Women the fat GDA is 70g and sugar 90g. Obviously the amounts would be different for diabetics.
The GDA for 90g is quite high, and Cadbury's giant buttons are very sweet, so you couldn't eat many in one go. The fact that they are bigger than the standard button means that they last longer on your tongue.
Cadburys Dairy Milk Giant Buttons is suitable for vegetarians and may also contain soya. They do also contain an E number. You would not want to give a child too many at once as they are very sweet. The chocolate buttons has a good shelf life, and the bag must be stored in a cool dry place.
I love these, I may be a little bit too old for chocolate buttons, I am sure that is why we now have GIANT buttons.
First of all let's cover the boring stuff, at 210 calories a bag (10.5% of the adults daily allowance) these are not for slimmer's! But then again chocolate is supposed to be a naughty treat so who really cares! These buttons however are also high in sugar (25.1%) and fat (17%) so perhaps these may not be so great for an everyday indulgence for your kids, but if you have a generally healthy diet, I don't think the odd packet will do lasting damage!!
So hoping I haven't put you off let us get round to the taste......Yummy!! As good as the little buttons we all knew and loved as children. They are creamy and chocolaty and have that Cadbury's taste that you don't get from other chocolate.
These are suitable for vegetarians and are now Fairtrade, which is nice to know. It is an incentive to buy Cadbury's over other products as you know that the product has been sourced ethically and that in purchasing this product, support is being provided within developing countries.
The only disadvantage is the packet, it is a thin little packet in which all the buttons will melt.....meaning you have to eat them quicker or have them all stuck together in a big lump. This isn't really a problem because it all tastes the same!! You may need some wet wipes though in case this happens it can get pretty messy!!
After that Enjoy!
I don't know what it is about giant buttons, but to me the're far superior to their regular sized counterpart!
They are, of course, fairly calorific therefore they should be indulged upon as a treat, and the guideline amount on the packaging should not be considered to be a "recommended daily amount!".
Each 1/4 of a bag contains 230 calories (not so good for the waistline...), 24.8 g of sugar, 13.1 grams of fat and a whopping 8.1. grams of saturated fat (40.5% of your recommended daily allowance!) and finally a modest 0.1. grams of salt.
So when you consider that the resealable pouch of giant buttons is 175g in weight, a quarter of this is 43.75 grams of chocolate goodness. That's hardly anything!
I now feel bad for eating about half the pack last night now. Oh well.
Despite the calories, they are a fun snack, great for sharing but the only downside is that one will inevitable lead to another...
The packaging is aesthetically pleasing. A metallic purple with a picture of two eyes on the front with the pupils replaced by a giant button. Cute.
I like how Cadbury is now fair trade, and this is displayed prominently on the packaging next to the fact that Cadbury is (apparently) the "official treat provider for the 2012 olympics".
One feature of the packaging which i feel is a benefit is the resealble sticker included so that you can close the packet again after you've had enough. Unfortunately, i've found that after a few uses it begins to lose its stick and i had an unfortunate experience where the packet undid itself in my bag which resulted in a crumbly chocolatey mess at the bottom of my bag. Just a warning that this isn't a failsafe method of resealing your chocolate.
Despite all of its shortcomings, i am still a massive fan of the humble chocolate button and the giant ones just make the treat that little bit more satisfying.
Yesterday (19th May 2010) in the Leeds towncentre Sainsbury's they are selling the 175g bags of buttons for £1 reduced from £1.79, i'd suggest you go have a look for yourself if this offer is on at your local supermarket.
The chocolate is velvety, milky, soft and leaves a pleasant aftertaste in your mouth. I may just have to have another...
I have always loved Cadburys chocolate buttons. Last time I filled my car with diesel, there was a long queue at the tills, I decided to pass the time by browsing through the sweet selection they offered. I picked up a bag of giant buttons for £1.95 for a 175g bag.
The packaging is instantly recognisable as Cadburys, they come in a dark purple bag, with the golden Cadbury logo, the front of the bag appears to have a picture of set of eyes on it, with pictures of the giant buttons being the pupils. The back of the bag has the ingredients and nutritional information. The new style bags are now resealable which makes it ideal for car journeys etc...
When you open the bag, you are greeted by plenty of giant sized buttons. Each one is the size of a 10pence piece, they are raised in the centre to about two 10p's. I instantly preferred the appearance of these over standard buttons, obviously when it comes to chocolate, bigger is better!
The taste of these is instantly recognisable as Cadburys, lovely smooth creamy chocolate that melts in the mouth, and as good tasting as the smaller buttons.
I actually bought the buttons to take home and share with my girlfreind, but I had managed to eat the whole bag before I got home. The resealable bag is a good idea, but for people like me it isn't needed, I can soon polish off a bag of these whilst driving home.
25grams of buttons contain 130 calories and 7.5grams of fat, so if like me, you eat the full 175grams, they are definitely not good for you. Eaten in moderation I am sure they won't do you any harm.
I would really recommend these, I have since seen them in Asda, two bags for £3.00. They are well worth the money for such a tastey treat.
I love having these with ice cream, my girlfriend puts them in chocolate brownies and cakes too. They're a very good all rounder!
Give them a try!
CADBURY GIANT BUTTONS!
I bought these on special offer as I fancied a treat. They are in a purple coloured pouch style packet which you can reseal to keep the chocolate buttons fresh. I bought 3 for 2 which was a good deal as they were £1.75 if you bought them singularly.The packet is very easy to spot as on the packet
They are just a larger version of the regular size chocolate buttons so there is nothing different apart from the size but they were still a nice treat all the same.
The chocolate just melted away in ones mouth and I like the dairy milk chocolate flavour taste which was very smooth and easy to consume and morish.
The packet size is 175g which is a nice size to share around
It claims on the packet that it contains 426ml of milk in every 227g of milk chocolate so you can even say that they are good for you.because of all that milk that is put into making these irristable chocolate buttons.
When the packet is empty you can then do your bit and put it in the recycle bin.
I'm sure you used to get these in smaller packs, you know the individual bags you get that cost about 45p, but I only see these in the large bags now. Not that big a deal, but obviously a lot more expensive.
Although i'm a fan of just Milk Chocolate products, I was never much interested in these. They were more the wife's cup of tea and she has to keep Buttons in the fridge to keep them freezing cold. Not sure why, but that's just what she does.
These come in a large hanging bag. Guess that name comes from them hanging from the top part. They are usually found next to all the other large bags of Chocolate and sweets. I think these cost about £1.70 for the 170g bag, but a few weeks Asda was selling 3 bags from a large range for £3, so that's the last time we had a bag of these in the house.
The bag looks ok. It is a purple colour and has the branding on the front. There is a large Button on the front and it all looks ok.
These are just larger Buttons. They are a bit larger than a £2 coin. Flat on 1 side and slightly curved on the other. They taste nice. Nothing to do with the size of them, just a simple bit of Dairy Milk Chocolate.
Nothing fancy or special, just Milky Chocolate and a nice simple Chocolate fix.
My mother recently bought a bag of Cadbury's Giant Buttons for my nephew, and, given that I can resist everything but temptation, I couldn't stop myself from stealing a few. And by a few, I obviously mean the bag. I know, I know... stealing candy from a baby will never get me into heaven. On the other hand, I AM saving him from a future of childhood obesity, so perhaps his mother should stop shouting at me and start thanking me... hint, hint, dear sister. Anyway, enough with the confession... on with the review!
I remember Cadbury's Buttons as being flat, skinny little disks of creamy Dairy Milk ...things have obviously changed since the early '90's, however, and the buttons seemed to have gained some considerable weight with age. Which is no bad thing:- with a taste as delicious as this, a few extra pounds (enough to change a cute little button into a hefty two penny piece) can only be a good thing.
Because fortunately, the size is the only thing that HAS changed (I'm sorry, I don't mean to shout - I just can't work the italics). The sweet, smooth creaminess is the same as ever, as is the melt-in-the-mouth texture. I'm sure the increased size of both buttons and bag was intended to facilitate sharing (in contrast to the Skinny- Minnie originals, which were barely sufficient for one hungry mouth, let alone two). But the buttons are so irresistibly moreish, so meltingly magnificent, I really can't imagine many people being willing (or able) to share more than... well, one? Maybe two, if you're exceptionally strong- willed.
Despite a few minor changes, the packaging is sufficiently similar to the original to allow for easy identification. However, while the trademark purple and white colour scheme remains as constant and distinctive as ever, the bag is now resealable; a modern twist that seems to be gaining increasing popularity in the food world. For those who, like me, tend to inhale their food rather than savour it, this update serves little purpose. For those of a more temperate disposition, or for those blighted (or should that be blessed) with a small appetite, it's probably a very handy little addition, guaranteeing as it does constant freshness over a number of days.
Nutrition and Allergy Advice:-
Total Fat: 29.9g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 56.7g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
The Buttons definitely contain milk, so are best avoided by anyone with a dairy allergy (and vegans, obviously). Whether or not they contain eggs or nuts seems to be a matter of some contention (Cadbury will only goes so far as admitting that they MAY do so), but if you've any kind of severe allergy, you should probably veer on the side of safety and avoid indulging. The buttons may be good, but they're probably not worth dying over.
Price and Availability:-
Each 175g bag costs somewhere in the region of £1.80, and can be found in most retailers. If you're looking to save a few pennies, it's worth noting that they're often on "two for one" offers (or oneish - a recent discount had them at two for £2.50) in the major supermarkets.
These buttons are delicious, I used to buy my grandson the ones in the smaller bags but I used to help him eat them as we all do.
When I came across these ones I thought I would give them a try and I was not disappointed, and neither was my grandson, he did look at them twice when he saw them because he is only a year old and was used to the smaller ones, made me laugh though.
The bag is just as strong as the smaller ones and the packaging is the same, the price I paid was 1.65 for a 175g bag so was not that pricey, there are not so many buttons in the bag obviously because they are bigger, they are about twice the size of a normal one, but they are better for a younger child to eat as they can bite them, where as the smaller ones they just put in whole and sometimes they do not even chew or let them melt in the mouth. Must say my grandson loves both, and me also.
I bought these from Tesco but I have also seen them in Asda for the same price but at Sainsburys they were 1.89 but Sainsburys do alot of special offers on confectionary and so is worth checking them out if you are in there.
Good taste as all Cadburys is in my opinion, they are nice and creamy and soft on the tounge.
Give them a try you will not be disappointed.
These buttons are also very good for childrens parties, and adult christmas parties, they are also good people who have more than one child to give sweets to as instead of paying for individual packets and costing more they can be given to share around especially when the cost is involved and they can still have some sweets and they learn to share food also at the same time.
Well I am feeling naughty now as already eaten some Angel cake that reviewed. But I have been really good eating tons of green veggies as I am actually expecting so my excuse is I'm eating for two even though I really don't need too lol...
I love these giant buttons and picked up a price marked 120g pack today at the offer price of £1.00 in the last shop I would have expected to find them and that's in Boots.
They come in the trademark Cadbury colour purple bag. There are two white circles on the pack which both contain a picture of a button on making them look like a pair of eyes on the pack.
I believe these can be enjoyed by the kids or adults alike even though a lot of the time chocolate buttons are associated with children.
Each giant button is about the size of a 2 pence piece and about that thickness too. Each one has Cadburys embedded on the back, Not by hand though else would take them all day to do one pack.
They taste exactly the same as normal sized buttons but I think I prefer these as you get more of a chocolate hit with each one, Or mouthful however you eat yours. Now I've tried a small pack of giant buttons before now and I'm sure they aren't as giant as the proper big packs are.The taste is exactly the same as a bar of cadburys milk chocolate bars too but these are a more novel way to it the chocolate. The way they melt in your mouth giving you that all famous cadburys flavour taste.
Each 25g worth gives 130 calories.
Interesting fact on the pack that 426ml of fresh liquid milk goes into every 227g of milk chocolate.
Even though Cadburys are owned now by Kraft as yet I haven't noticed any difference in the taste so I hope it stays that way.
Cadbury's Buttons were a favourite from my childhood, I was always more into chocolate than sweets and I have always loved the creamy and smooth taste of Cadbury chocolate. I used to love it when I would go to a birthday party and the party bag would contain that distinctive purple bag full of cadbury buttons.
Now I am a fully grown adult I can honestly say I would feel a little daft buying a bag of chocolate buttons for myself. My girls love chocolate but to be honest I am quite mean and restrict them for having it on a regular basis, instead saving it for special occasions and treats.
I on the other hand am currently pregnant again and am really not blooming as many other women seem to. Instead I fell dog rough and completely exhausted and the only thing that perks me up is a quick snooze on the sofa followed by a chocolate hit.
For this reason I have been buying far more chocolate recently than I should or usually do. I have been trying whatever takes my fancy and that varies from day to day depending on my mood and hormones.
Yesterday, I popped into the local garage to get some fuel for my car and predictably my eyes found themselves glued to the chocolate stand. I spotted the bags of the regular buttons and next to them were these bags of Cadbury's Giant Buttons. At that particular moment in time the really did seem like the absolute perfect choice for my mood and I decided to give them a whirl.
A 40g bag of these Giant Buttons cost about 55p, which I gues is pretty much on a par with most other standar bags or bars of chocolate. Later that day, I was struggling with my sleepy eyes and both my girls were happy playing. I heaved my hefty bump onto the sofa clutching my purple bag of buttons and settled down for a sneaky 10 minutes of pure indulgence.
Ok so there's not all that much I can say about these - they just are cadburys buttons.... but bigger....buttons for grown ups. Each chocolate disc is of a satisfying size and thickness and the flavour of the cadbury chocolate just melts in the mouth. Each button gives you a real chocolate hit however nevertheless I still managed to chomp through the whole bag.
I really enjoyed these and would definately buy them again when I want a simple chocolatey treat.