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Cadbury's Mint Crisp Cake Bars

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Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Mint

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      28.07.2009 12:23
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      Worth a treat.

      I am a huge fan of cadburys products. Anything which has that dairy milk flavour is a winner in my opinion. I love the traditional products, but when I saw these new cake bites out I just had to try them.

      The cake bits I bought were in a christmassy tub, as it was around that time of year, but you can get them in normal packaging at normal times of year too. They come in a plastic tub with a peel off lid that is resealable. I am not sure if the packaging is recyclable or not but the good thing is the plastic tub is reuseable.

      The plastic tub is decorated in traditional Cadburys colours, bright purple with posh swirly writing, with the name of the product, the cadburys logo and a delicious looking picture of the cakes themselves.

      When you peel the lid off you get a really strong smell of minty chocolate, which is delicious and gets the taste buds going already. The cake bites are small, about 1 inch by half an inch (Im terrible at measurements!). They are rectangular with an outside coating of chocolate. The chocolate encases a base of chocolate flavoured sponge with a chocolate creamy topping with crystals of mint choc chip in them.

      When you bite in there is not too much chocolate that the whole thing crumbles and makes a mess in yur hand. The ratio of chocolate to sponge to creamy bit to mint things is just perfect and makes a delicious looking and tasting cake bar. These are slightly procey, but well worth a treat every now and then.

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      03.05.2009 21:24
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      I'm not the biggest cake fan, but I like little cakes like these. I think Cadbury's Cakes are lovely and I like Mint as well, so why not. These normally costs around £1.60 for a pack of 5, but most of the Cadbury's cake range is on offer at Asda for £1, so I bought a few different ones as I like a bargain.

      The cake bars sit in a cardboard case thing and are individually wrapped. The whole thing is wrapped in a bright outer wrapper which is the Cadbury's purple colour and lots of green writing, probably to symbolise the Mint.

      The cakes are rectangular shaped and would be gone in probably 4 average sized bites. They are just cake consistency, covered in Cadbury's Milk Chocolate and they have Mint pieces studded through them. They aren't overly Minty, but the Mint pieces are pretty tangy and taste great. There is enough of all the ingredients to just make a nice taste.

      Nutritional Information per cake
      160 calories
      1.5g protein
      19.5g carbs
      16g sugar
      8.1g fat
      4.6g saturates

      These are just really lovely and you get other kinds such as choclate, orange, fudge and so on. They are quite sickly, but you don't have to eat more than one.

      Lovely bites of cake!

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      19.02.2009 18:31
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      Well, it's that time of year again, you know the time that once past your late twenties you start refusing to acknowledge, yes it was my 31st birthday on the 10th.

      Now one of the rules that are in place in my workplace is the cake rule, this being that when it is your birthday you have to bring cakes in for your work colleagues, and yes I think it's a shit rule too!

      The cakes that I purchased are obviously subject to a review!

      The cakes that I will now review is - "Cadbury cake bars, mint crisp"

      These are a relatively new product to me, I don't tend to buy things like this for the simple reason that they get eaten far too quickly, so try to buy the cheaper ones! Most of my friends at work though are dieting, so tend to take their share of the cakes home for their kids, so a cake that came individually wrapped was the perfect idea, and these are Cadbury, so of course I was hopeful that they would impress thus encouraging a better selection of cakes on my friends birthdays!

      The cake themselves come within a sealed plastic sleeve. This is differentiated from the other very similar cake bars in the range by a lime green stripe running from one end of the pack to the other. There is the briefest of information on the front, this being the brand name, product name and the flavour of this particular cake. This is beautifully topped of with a glorious picture of one of the cake bars, showing a cross section exposing the innards so to speak.

      Once you have removed the outer wrap you will find the 5 bars within held together in a cardboard sleeve, this method of packing is quite wasteful in my opinion, the single outer wrap would be enough.
      Each bar, as I mentioned earlier is wrapped individually, these again have the same information on as the outer wrap, not sure why!

      The cake bar is around 2-3" in length and is covered in thick milk chocolate. There is a slightly bumpy effect on the top of the bar, this is the mint crunch poking through the top.

      Once you take a bite, and trust me this is difficult in itself as these are more than easy to eat in one go, you will see the layout.
      The base is chocolate sponge, moist and thick, the slightly domed top is a thick mint flavoured cream with a fudgy consistency within which the bright green lumps of mint crunch are visible, these are small enough to not hurt your teeth or gums, but large enough to be noticeable, think popping candy, it is very similar to that.

      The taste is tremendous! There is the initial chocolate hit but this is soon intermingled with the mint crunch. The chocolate on the outside is creamy and smooth with the minty cream offsetting the flavour, this stops this from being too chocolaty, if that is possible!

      The nutritional information is as follows -
      Per cake bar,
      160 kcal
      1.5g protein
      19.5g carbohydrate
      16.0g of which sugars
      8.1g fat
      4.6g of which saturates

      It states that these cakes may contain traces of nuts, but do not contain dairy cream, this makes them that little bit more assessable to some.

      These are currently on offer at Asda, this offer being 3 packs for £3.50, there are a great many to choose from in this range, from orange crisp bars through to mini rolls.

      For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk

      Thanks for reading x

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