Every Christmas the supermarkets are filled with seasonal chocolates and sweet treats and now we have reach January any left on the shelves are being reduced to clear to make way for the Easter goods. So today when I popped into my local Tesco Express store I was able to pick up a 100g bag of the Cadbury Snow Bites for just 50p.
The snow bites are described as ‘solid milk chocolate balls covered in crisp sugar shells dusted with icing sugar.’ They come packaged in a purple plastic bag with a festive design on the front. On the back of the bag you can find al the detailed product information including ingredients listings and nutritional information, it also sates that they are suitable for vegetarians but not suitable for children under 4 due to them being a chocking risk.
These little chocolaty bites do remind me of a festive version of mini eggs with the only difference being that they are coated in icing sugar. I did at first think the icing sugar would make them too sweet but once I began to eat them it was difficult to stop as they are very addictive. The icing sugar dissolves in your mouth almost immediately to reveal the crisp sugar shell which adds a lovely contrast in texture to the creamy Cadbury milk chocolate inside which is silky and smooth. I think the only tiny negative thing about these snow bites is the fact the icing sugar can get a little messy as it sticks to your fingers when you take the bites out of the bag.
Overall these are great little chocolates from Cadbury’s combining the lovely signature milk chocolate with a crispy shell and are just yummy. I would certainly recommend these for any Cadbury lovers out there, but you need to grab them fast as you can only purchase them at Christmas!
As it was the festive period I decided to treat myself to some festive chocolate and this is what I found when visiting the supermarket. I think I was more drawn to these as they were different and I had never tried them before. I have to say they will definitely be going back on my shopping list next Christmas!
The chocolates come in a purple packet which has a very festive picture at the bottom of a snowy street which has a snowman on and some snowballs at the bottom with two of them showing a milk chocolate inside. The product name, Snow Bites, is written in white letters across the middle. The Cadburys logo can be found at the top of the packet. On the back of the packet it is again purple and has all of the product information including the ingredients and nutritional values for the contents.
~~TASTE AND APPEARANCE~~
When I first looked at the chocolate balls I notice that they were a good size, slightly larger than a malteaser, but not too big so I struggled to get them into my mouth. They are white in colour and have a hard outer shell which is covered in a white powder. The taste of the powder did remind me of icing sugar as it was pleasant and sweet to taste. When I bit into the crispy shell in found the inside milk chocolate to be lovely. There is nothing fancy about the chocolate it is just basic Cadbury's milk chocolate. I did find the whole sweet was a joy to eat and I loved the contrast between the hard crispy shell and the soft milk chocolate. I have to confess I did enjoy biting the whole of the shell off and just being left with the chocolate. I can say that eating these was just the same as eating Cadburys Mini eggs except for the powder which is soon gone one the sweet s placed in the mouth.
I have to say that I had no problems eating these whole but my boys did, they found that they really had to bit them before putting them into their mouths as they were just slight too big for them to eat whole. I think these are much more aimed at the older children or adults and I would definitely not give these to my 2 year old as they could be a choking hazard which is a shame as they are so nice.
Cadburys are making these chocolate and supporting the 'Make a Wish' charity. Details of how to donate to the charity and a small paragraph about what the charity is about can be found on the back of the packet.
The ingredients of the chocolates for those wishing to know are:-
Milk chocolate (milk Sugar, Cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, Emulsifier (E442) Flavourings) Sugar, Tapioca Starch
The nutritional values for a 100g bag are:-
Kcal - 485 kcal
Protein - 5.6g
Carbohydrate - 66.6g
Of which sugars - 66.1g
Fat - 22.0g
Of which saturates - 13.7g
Fibre - 0.5g
Sodium - 0.07g
I know these are not at all healthy but they are very tasty and a good once in a while treat!
They are to be stored in a cool dry place and they do contain milk and Soya.
I think you get roughly 20-25 Snow Bites in each bag which is a fair amount, unless of course you have to share them!
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
These are quite high in price as they are around £1 a bag. I have seen these in my local shop for £1.20 which I think is an extortionate price. Fortunately I managed to get a few bags when they were reduced to 50p in the after Christmas sale from Tesco. They are widely available from most sweet shops and supermarkets.
I am definitely going to recommend these chocolates as they taste great and if you can get them on sale price they are even better. I don't advise giving them to small children though as they are quite large.
I have been reading a few reviews of Cadburys Snow Bites recently and wondered if we should try some - I don't like to think that I am missing anything after all! When we were shopping in Tesco today they had some which were reduced to 50p per packet - they are usually 99p - so we treated ourselves to a packet.
The Snow Bites come in a sealed packet with a picture of a snow scene and the words Snow Bites on the front together with the traditional Cadbury logo on the top. The bites are described as 'chocolate balls surrounded in a crispy white dusted shell'.
The packet we bought was 100g and contained over thirty Snow Bites.
The Snow Bites
I opened the packet and inside was lots of little white balls about the size of small marbles. They were all covered in a white powder which looked like icing sugar.
The bites are actually made from solid Cadbury's milk chocolate covered in the crisp white sugar shell and then dusted in icing sugar.
I popped one in my mouth and, as I crunched the crisp shell, my teeth sank into the glorious Cadbury's milk chocolate inside. I then tried another one and this time I let the sugar coating dissolve in my mouth leaving the chocolate to be eaten on its own. I decided that whichever way I ate them they were very nice indeed although I would prefer them without the coating.
I wouldn't choose to buy these particular chocolates in preference to other chocolates in the Cadbury's range such as chocolate buttons or maybe a Crunchie. For me the crunchy coating is just extra sugar that I could do without, especially since I am a diabetic!
The Nutritional Information
The nutritional value per packet - 100g - is as follows:
Of which sugars 66.1g
Of which saturates 13.7g
I did try to weigh one of the Snow Bites on my kitchen scales so that I could work out the nutritional value per bite but the weight was so low that it didn't even register. Hey - I wonder if that means that they contain no calories if eaten individually? OK, I can dream can't I?
Well these are very similar to Cadbury's Mini Eggs and, although I don't think the coating is necessary it is actually nicer on the Snow Bites. I enjoyed eating them but probably wouldn't bother buying them again; as I said earlier I would rather have Cadbury's Buttons if I was going for this type of confectionary.
One extra thing that strikes me about the Snow Bites is that they would make a great decoration for any special cakes that you make at Christmas.
Christmas is here again and chocolate seems to be everywhere I turn at the moment. And that's no bad thing!
Coming home from school tonight, we needed some milk so stopped at the local Co-op. Of course, when the little ones are with me it's never just milk I end up buying so our treat tonight was to pick up two bags of these, Cadbury's Snow Bites. Priced at £1 a bag or £1.50 for two.
The bag is familar Cadbury colours with the purple being the sky becoming bluer towards the ground and a nice wintry snowy scene with Snowman, Christmas tree and snow topped cottages. In the forefront are 5 Snow 'snowball' Bites, two cut in half showing the choc inside.
Cadbury describe these as, 'chocolate balls surrounded in a crispy white dusted shell'. On opening the packet, the yummy smell of Cadbury chocolate hits you. Each ball is indeed dusted, the kids opened the packet in the car to share on the way home and Tom declared it was covered in chalk, as a snowy residue is left on your fingers. But that didn't put him off and they tucked in.
I have opened the second packet just now, in the name of research, and tried one and tastewise they are exactly the same as Mini Eggs that are around at Easter which I'm sure many of you are familar with. Of course, just shaped differently and without the dust.
The chocolate is firm and gives a good bite through the crispy shell.
The bag contains 100g worth of Bites and if you were to get through half of them, you'd have eaten 11g of fat and 240 calories. So not ideal but of course it is chocolate and it is Christmas. I suppose they'd be quite morish but I tend to be okay with chocolate and two or three Snow Bites would be enough for me in a sitting. But great for children and the first bag was gone in seconds.
The price of £1.50 for the two bags was good I thought, personally I would have chosen a bar of chocolate if buying for myself but they are tasty and would be great for decorating the Christmas cake too.
A nice Christmassy chocolaty treat for you.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
I got these from Morrisons for 99p and it was 99p well spent!!
I love chocolate and especially Cadbury's as it is yummy and rich chocolate, yum!
The Snow Bites are sold in a Make a Wish wrapper which had a lovely Christmas picture on the front, the scene is very festive with lots of snow and Christmas colours...
The plastic wrapper says : Cadbury chocolate balls surrounded in a crispy white dusted shell' which is really icing sugar but the round balls look amazingly like mini confectionery snow balls.
In each half a bag there was 240 calories which is 12% of an adult's daily guideline to eat and 11g of fat - so not slimming then, lol!
Cadbury's are supporting the Make a Wish charity which I think is really cool, especially at this time of year too :)
The bites themselves are little circles in a crisp sugar shell which melts in the mouth if you suck on the sweet creaminess, the icing sugar again is really sweet and the contents have 33.1g sugar per half bag too...
For people with allergies they contain milk and may contain soya and are suitable for vegetarians.
The Snow Bites are really cute and reminded me of Cadbury's Mini Eggs except the bites are very messy so watch your clothes!
You can tell straight away when you open the pack that it is lovely Cadbury's by the yummy smell of their chocolate and it is really easy to eat a full pack if you are not careful as they only weigh 100g.
The bag has a best before date of next April so I think we will still be seeing these in the shops after Christmas even though they are very seasonal :)
Five stars from me, I think these are a great idea for this time of year and really a cute idea that I bet kids and adults alike love!
CADBURY'S SNOW BITES......
I had already seen these in my local supermarket when shopping, and they were priced at just over a £1.00 per packet, but much to my suprise they were being sold in Wilkinsons for two packets for the price of £1.50p.
What really drew me to these packets, were the seasonal packaging and on the front of the packets they were coloured purple the distinctive colouring for Cadbury's Chocolate with the word Snow Bites written in what looks like snow, and the little pictures of little houses roofs covered in snow and little trees covered in snow, in the middle of the picture there is a little snowman with his head that is a round white ball looks like its one of their sweets. Also there is a picture of a little Christmas Tree, so i am wondering if these new sweets are just out for the Christmas Period.?
Inside the bags which contains 100grams of these chocolate sweets, there is plenty of these little balls of solid Chocolate and they taste really good, each ball is made to look like a little snowball having a covering of icing sugar thinly dusted over them to give them a snowball look.
They taste really good, the centres are hard solid chocolate and with the added dusting of the icing sugar on these balls they taste good, very morish and very addictive, they are really nice and just that little bit different. Both me and my grandaughter liked them.
They contain a list of G D A s, which are as follows : calories 240 gs. Sugars 33.7gs. Fat 11gs. Saturates 6.9gs. Salt 0.1gs.
They are suitable for Vegeterians. But Warning states may contain Soya and Milk.
The Chocolate tasted just as good as any bar of chocolate that i have ever tasted from Cadbury's but i also liked the fact that they were just a bit different having the coating thinly on top of them, i must say that i would definitely be buying some more of these treats for my Grandchildren for Christmas.
I finally gave into the Snow Bites packets I'd seen everywhere. Noticing they'd been well rated on dooyoo (does anyone know why there are two listings for these?), I love Cadbury anyway so I was keen to try them out.
I've seen them in a few corner shops at £1.60 a bag; however Tesco was selling them at £1 a bag and I thought that was much more reasonable.
I was intrigued as to what they would look like - and to be honest I was surprised when I ripped open the bag to pull out what looked like a lemon bon bon, except with white powdery stuff on the top instead of yellow. The Snow Bite immediately launched a surprise attack by spreading said white powder all over my fingers, even though all I'd done was pick it up. I found this more than slightly annoying, because licking it off my fingers was like eating flour, albeit in very small amounts.
I thought that from a design point of view it was clever to do this and make the bites more snowball-like; however they aren't very practical, and if you're giving them to kids or messy adults then I recommend they don't wear black and you don't do anything to annoy them.
Biting into the Snow Bite after looking at it suspiciously in case it tried another trick, I found regular Cadbury's chocolate (phew!) and a satisfying crunch from the sugar (?) coated shell. The easiest way to describe them is if you imagine a Cadbury's shot (the round balls of chocolate) covered with icing sugar, or possibly flour - that's what these are like.
Basically, they're really weird in my opinion. Yummy though, and I managed to polish off the whole 100g bag pretty easily. I was too scared to look at the ingredients, but I'm guessing that eating them all was a BAD thing to do.
100g is actually a very odd size. It's not really big enough for sharing, but it's too big for one person without guilt. I'm not sure who these are supposed to be aimed at - maybe it's for a family to share by the fire on Christmas Eve. What's more likely to happen is that the kids will snatch the packet, ripping it open and the Bites will fly everywhere. Some will roll away and won't be found until mid January. Dad will quickly grab a handful of the rest and shove them all in his mouth at once, at which point the kids will clamour for some. Once they eat them, they'll use their new white fingers to draw all over each others' clothes, or just leave fingerprints if it turns into a proper fight. Finally, Mum will sneak the last of the packet in the uproar, at which point everyone will realise 100g isn't enough for more than two and Christmas will be ruined.
Or maybe I'm just a pessimist.
Anyway, I find these are pretty disappointing. The packaging, though pretty, is fairly useless if you don't want to eat 100g in one go. They make a surprising amount of mess. And they aren't very satisfying unless you eat tons. So though they taste pretty good, it's highly unlikely I'll be buying these again. For a one-off Christmas treat or possibly for Christmas nibbles they are okay, but nothing more.
These have been calling me from by the tills in Morrisons for ages but now it's nearly Xmas I can eat them without it feeling stupidly early.
Snow Bites are little balls of Cadburys Dairy Milk chocolate with a sugar shell that have been rolled in icing sugar to make them look like snowballs.
They're yummy, I wrote about Cadburys Shots yesterday and these are just like them apart from the sugar shell not being as hard. The icing sugar is proper dusty and got all over my hands, it makes the balls taste nice and sweet as soon as you put them in your mouth but the sweet flavour goes off quick when the chocolate starts melting.
I love how quick the chocolate melts and how smooth and creamy it is, I only ate one at a time and the bag lasted for ages because they're loads nicer when you let them melt just like bars of Dairy Milk.
The chocolate has got a proper smooth flavour and the balls are lovely and sweet, they're not sickly though and I ate the full big bag no problem! lol
I think they look lovely and because they come in big bags they are perfect for sharing, because they're made by Cadburys and taste such wicked quality I'd never be embarrassed to share them out either.
My bag cost about £1.30 I think but I'm not sure because they ran through with the rest of the shopping, I reckon they're worth it though because they're so yummy and are helping me get into the Xmas party mood!
I had some time waiting for my flight at Gatwick so I went to Boots and checked their products. I have bought a pack of Cadbury Snow Bites for 1.20 pounds. I haven't seen this kind of sweets in Sainsbury's before so I had to try it.
It comes in a Cadbury purple wrapper with a winter design: houses and trees covered with snow. The Snow Bites label looks like it was written with a snowball. There are snowballs all over the wrapper. The sweets are actually chocolate balls covered with a crispy white dusted shell. There are 100 g of lovely snowballs in a pack.
Where to buy
As I have seen Sainsbury's doesn't store them, but you can find them in Tesco for 1 pound. I haven't seen on Boot's homepage but I bought mine in Boot at Gatwick Airport for 1.20 pounds.
Milk chocolate (Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, Cocoa mass, Vegetable fat, Emulsifier E442, flavourings), Sugar, Tapioca starch.
Tapioca starch is extracted from the root of Manihot Esculenta which is a plant native to the Amazon.
Nutritional information per 100 g
A whole pack can be eaten easily as it tastes really chocolaty and we all know that Cadbury chocolate is yummy. So a pack of these treat contains 485 kcal. Four packs of these and you reached your daily energy needs. Lol It is not only tasty but contains lots of energy. It is not surprise if we take a look at the sugar and fat content of them: it contains 66.1 g sugars and 22.0 g fat.
Make a wish
Cadbury supports Make-A-Wish Foundation in Ireland and UK this Xmas. This foundation helps young people and children living with life-threatening illnesses. For more information visit www.cadburymakeawish.org
I am very sweet-toothed and I love Cadbury chocolate in all quantities. Snow Bites is simply a tasty chocolaty treat. As it comes in little (1 cm diameter) ball format it is easy to eat them and very hard to stop eating... You should share with others to reduce calorie input.
The inside of the ball is made of chocolate mass, it is sweet and its texture is similar to the fudge. The cover is crispy, its taste and texture is like icing on cakes. This shell is very thin and is white. The dust on it I think is made of sugar. They don't stick at all and the white dust stays on the balls.
I'm sorry that it is not available in our local Sainsbury's as I really love them. I know that it is not a new product of Cadbury, so if you see them give them a go!