Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
Newest Review: ... white powder which looked like icing sugar. The bites are actually made from solid Cadbury's milk chocolate covered in the crisp white su... more
What do you get if you cross a Cadbury's Shot and some flour?
Cadbury's Snow Bites
Member Name: jennikitten
Cadbury's Snow Bites
Advantages: Taste good once you get to the chocolate
Disadvantages: Go everywhere, sold in odd amount, non-resealable packaging
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.
Summary: Cadbury's has managed to make chocolate irritating
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