“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Truffle „
I am a huge fan of Cadbury's confectionary. I think everything they make is top class. Anything with Cadburys Dairy Milk tastes amazing, and they seem to transfer that magic flavour to everything they do. I saw these chocolates in a classy looking package in the shop the other day whilst looking for a gift to take round to comeones for dinner, and these seemed to fit thr bill as they looked a bit more special than the usual Roses I would buy.
The chocolates are packaged in a lovely looking cardboard box. It is triangular shaped in a purple (traditional Cadburys coloured) box with swirly writting on it with their name MYE. They have a lovely picture of the chocolate on which looks very apetitising and the Cadburys logo on in silver. I was pleased to see they were in a cardboard box as that makes them recyclable.
Inside the box are small cone shaped individually wrapped chocolates. The come in foil wrapping which is purple and silver, which again is very classy. The chocolate itself is encased in thick dairy milk. When you bit inside the cone is split into two soft halves. The bottom is brown chocolate truffle, and the top is white moussey flavour chocolate. Both are light and fluffy and compliment each other well. Once you have bitten into the chocolate the two flavours compliment each other lots and feel like they will melt in the mouth. My friend really appreciated these chocolates so they were definitely a good buy.
My wife is good to me, in fact she spoils me. She is always buying me little treats like chocolates. This may give you the impression that I'm a big choccy fan, I'm not, just a greedy barstar.
Besides, as I continually tell Mrs P, chocolate should not be a substitute for sex. To which she replies, "True, but with chocolate there's no need to fake it."
The latest non-nuptial offering thrust into my podgy mitts was CADBURYS MYE.
MYE chocolates come in a small purple box containing three chocolates, each in the shape of an elongated rolo. The chocolates are wrapped in purple foil with white swirly writing on it which looks like the C from the Cadburys log. But it's not.
The top half of the sweet is filled with whipped cream flavoured mousse and the bottom is where you'll find the cocoa nib truffle centre. (What's a cocoa NIB?)
* THE FACTS *
The small 56g box costs 89p. There's also a larger box containing a dozen chocolates but I'm not sure how much it costs.
You don't want to know the ingredients or nutritional facts, do you? It's chocolate, it's fattening. There's 110 calories in ONE chocolate. They may contain traces of nuts so if you are allergic, give them a miss.
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* THE DISROBING *
I rip off the purply foily wrapper and give it a good sniff, and the aroma is.....chocolate. What were you expecting, petrol? They are a little weird looking, a sort of corrugated conical shape about the size of a 10p at the bottom and slightly smaller than a 5p at the top. What does that tell me? The expensive filling is in the top half.
* THE TASTE *
I take a delicate little nibble from the top and I immediately notice the thinness of the chocolate coating. It's wafer-thin. Have Cadburys run out of chocolate? The white stuff contained inside must be the whipped cream thingy, but it doesn't taste like any whipped cream I've ever encountered. It's more like a mushy milky bar, OK if you like white chocolate, but if like me you don't, then it feels a little greasy in your mouth.
On to the bottom half and into the cocoa nibs truffle which, not suprisingly, is a chocolate truffle with tiny, crunchy things in it. It says on the box that these are roasted cocoa nibs - it also says there may be traces of nuts. The crunchy bits taste like traces of nuts but never having knowingly eaten roasted cocoa nibs, I wouldn't really know the difference. Who would?
The base is made up of a thicker slab if chocolate...hmm, so that's where it all went.
* THE VERDICT *
They're OK but I could live without them and I certainly wouldn't put them near the top of my Santa list. I found them to be a bit on the greasy side and a little miserly with the chocolate coating. The crunchy bits felt like eating grit, not very pleasant at all.
If you like white chocolate mousse, milk chocolate truffle, and enjoy the texture of sand on your tongue - you'll love these. As for me, I ate two of them but just couldn't eat the third one.
Would I eat them again? - Well, there's still one left so I suppose so.
Would I buy them again? - I don't think so. There are much better alternatives to invest 89p on out there.
· Who and What Me. I got carried away in the chocolate aisle · When and Where: Monday 21st July, 10.03am at Boots, Manchester Airport Terminal 1 · Why: Because Cadbury?s respectfully declined by request that they stop releasing new products onto the market during my time away from the UK. Boots was full of all sorts of goodies. Mars bars and Kit Kats and boxes of Guylian Seashells were all jostling for my attention, but my eye fell on the small packets of Cadbury?s Mye, a product I had never seen before. They come in two box sizes, and I picked up the smaller, containing only 3 chocolates but still costing me a whole 99 pence. The colour scheme is classy ? a rich purple and metallic silver ? but even this cannot disguise the fact that the chocolates come in a tampon box. Honestly. Put these in a blind person?s left hand, and a box of non-applicators in the left, and they will have a hard time telling the difference. I am sure Cadbury?s would tell you it is shaped like a casket of treasure or something else just as appealing, but they?d really be reaching. Inside the chocolates are individually wrapped, continuing the tampon theme, but at least they?re in silver foil rather than plastic coatings. The chocolates are a sort of ribbed semi-cone shape and precisely the wrong size ? too large to stuff in your gob all at once, but too small to get a few bites out of. The milk chocolate coating encases what they claim is a ?whipped cream flavour mousse and roasted cocoa nib truffle center?. My first question, and one that wasn?t answered even after scoffing the lot, is how something can have the flavour of whipped cream. Surely cream is cream, and the whipping changes nothing but the texture of it? Each cone has the white mousse at the top, and the brown truffle at the bottom, but leave them anywhere above 10 degrees and they start to melt a bit and mix together. They?re strange things to eat because
of the confusing mixture of contents. Mousse is normally light and fluffy, while truffles are thicker and chunkier, and both these are true in this case. The solid bits of roasted cocoa just add to the confusion. It?s neither a chewy chocolate, nor a soft centred one. It?s not too bitty, but neither is it completely smooth. The mousse is very sweet, and almost sickly, but the truffle doesn?t really have much of a taste ? it?s like dairy milk melted, and then thickened a bit. They?re a messy one, too. Due to the size you really need to bite them at some point, and this does nothing but aid the inner goo in its attempt to squeeze out messily. Overall I thought they were too sweet for everyday consumption, but not special enough for, well, special treats. The taste was unusual, but not particularly impressive, and I would have expected more from Cadbury?s. Around 99p for 3 or £2.80 for 12 from Supermarkets, newsagents and, evidently, branches of Boots. It?s another one I am glad I?ve tried, and will happily eat if anyone gives them to me, but I wouldn?t buy them for myself, and wouldn?t choose as a gift for someone else. Recommended to try once so you can make up your own mind, but nothing more.
Each precious pouch contains cones of smooth truffle and rich cocoa nibs topped with creamy whipped mousse and coated in Cadbury chocolate.