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Wispa Bars are a pure chocolate confectionary bar which I have enjoyed since childhood. They have undergone a few changes over the years, with size and texture altering to some degree, but they are still a unique product in the market today and a massively popular sweet in the UK.
Manufactured by Cadbury the Wispa bar is a long rectangular block of lightly bubbled or "aerated" milk chocolate which is coated with a very thin, crisp layer of milk chocolate. The texture is nowhere near as bubbly as an Aero bar, having a higher density of chocolate in the bar itself. The bubbles are fine and small and they make the chocolate seem lighter. The chocolate also seems to melt more quickly as you eat it than a regular bar might. The bar does not crumble when eaten but remains in a compact shape as you bite along the bar.
The Wispa is available to buy in single packs and multipacks. My most recent purchase was a 39 gram single bar. The wrapper is easily distinguished from other sweets from it's purple colour. The text of the bar logo is bright red and very bold. The wrapper is printed with lots of information.
The bar is suitable for vegetarians. Full ingredients are listed on the pack and there is also a detailed nutritional information chart. There is 13.5g of fat per bar and 215 calories per bar. A warning is printed on the wrapper that the product "may contain nuts" so it should be avoided by allergy sufferers.
I personally love these Wispa bars. I don't know if the chocolate has a different formula to regular Cadbury's Dairy Milk but it tastes slightly different - perhaps a bit more earthy and cocoa rich. It has a flavour all of it's own which is distinctly 'Wispa'. One bite and I'm transformed back to my childhood. I distinctly remember the hype around these bars when they first were manufactured. My family rushed to the local shop to buy some and we all tasted them at the same time, amazed at how different the sweet bar was! I love them just as much now and think these are suitable for chocolate lovers of all ages!
These are widely available at supermarkets, newsagents and other stores in the UK. Prices vary according to retailer but I think I paid around 60p for my last purchase.
Ok ok, I admit it. My name is Becky and I am a chocoholic..... I love the stuff. It's just not great for my diet unfortunately!
One of my absolute favourites is the wispa bar!
They are made by Cadbury's, probably my favourite chocolate brand.
Wispa used to be around years and years ago until Cadbury's decided to take it off the market. I remember it coming back a few years ago after a very popular demand.
Wispa bars are made of the usual standard of Cadbury's delicious chocolate, but the real special thing about Wispa bars is all the bubbles inside!
The outside of the bar is kind of like a chocolate case then inside is filled with little chocolate bubbles, really little, I mean so tiny you can barely see them. You might not be able to see them but they really do make a difference, and I think they are what make the Wispa bars so delicious!
They taste really great, they are as creamy as most Cadbury's chocolate is, but light tasting due to the bubbles. They are easy to eat and not at all 'heavy' tasting.
My favourite way to enjoy a Wispa is straight out of the fridge, cold and hard and you can really taste all the bubbles!
You can buy Wispa bars from nearly all newsagents , supermarkets and anywhere that sells confectionery really. On average they sell for about 70p each but are often on special offer like two for £ 1 or I've sometimes seen three for £ 1 . 20. They are also available in multipacks which are also often on special offer in the shops, sometimes for a pound for a pack of four!
As you have probably gathered from this review, I love Wispa bars and definitely recommend to any chocolate lovers out there!
Thank you for reading
xx Mrs K xx
Well I previously did a review of a Wispa Gold so it seems only right to also review the original Wispa too.
This is a Cadbury chocolate bar and it is just chocolate. No fruit or nuts or caramel. Just chocolate
However, the beauty of this bar is the texture. The Wispa is full of tiny little bubbles. Almost too small to see but my goodness do they make a difference.
The resultant texture of the bar due to the tiny bubbles is that the chocolate seeks almost velvety soft and fluffy. You can immediately tell that this is Cadbury chocolate but the difference between this and a bar of Dairy Milk is that you can easily bite into a Wispa even when it is straight from the fridge as the chocolate seeks so much softer. Handy on a cold October day too!
The bar is in a navy blue wrapper and they retail at newsagents and supermarkets at about 70p however, at the moment they are selling them at tesco at 3 for £1.20. In addition, there are a lot of promotional packs where you can win prizes including free bars. Wahey!!!!
Cadbury claims that 1 in 8 is a winner and I have won 2 bars in the past month so why wouldn't you go for a bar that gives you the chance to get one for free??
I do love these chocolate bars and will continue to regularly buy them until I get too fat that is!
I do remember Wispas before Cadbury decided to stop producing them, since they have been back I have enjoyed many, many bars and I can't quite believe Cadbury ever decided to take them off the market as they are absolutely delicious.
The Wispa chocolate is of course made by Cadburys, Cadburys is my favourite chocolate, the chocolate is rich and creamy with a lovely sweet chocolatey taste, in my opinion there is no chocolate as good as Cadburys! What marks the Wispa out from other chocolate bars is that the entire bar contains tiny little holes making the chocolate bubbly and delicious. The best comparison I could draw is that a Wispa is almost identical to an Aero, however in my opinion the Wispa is far superior as it is made with Cadbury's chocolate.
The bubbles within the Wispa means the chocolate melts faster in the mouth, this ensures I savour every bite of a Wispa bar, I like to take my time eating a Wispa bar as I find it so much more satisfying to let each bite slowly melt in my mouth rather than chomping down a whole bar in a few seconds.
A Wispa costs 60p for a 39g bar, whilst this is completely in line with other chocolate bars on the market, however I remember the days of chocolate bars costing around 30p and i can't quite believe the price has doubled in that time! Nevertheless 60p is a small amount and makes a Wispa bar an ideal treat.
I am so pleased Cadburys has decided to bring this bar back for good, it is very tasty and is only beaten in taste by the Wispa gold bar which includes a layer of caramel!
I actually I am one of the few people who don't really remember wispa bars first time around, I must of seen them but never tried one. So when there was a big deal about cadbury bringing them back out and everyone raving about how much they'd missed them I honestly didn't know what all the fuss was about. From the way my husband described them they'd be just like aero bars and I can take or leave them.
I can't say I rushed out to buy one but being a chocoholic and a little bit curious as to what all the hype was about I gave in and eventually tried one.
like most cadbury chocolate bars they are extremely easy to get hold of in newsagents, supermarkets, sweet shops etc and for a an average normal size bar you are looking at paying around 70 - 80p which is about average for a choccy bar now. Aswell as the normal sized bars you can get duo bars which contain more chocolate but split into two smaller bars. Cadbury also make a wispa gold bar with caramel inside.
the chocolate comes in a deep purpley blue wrapper with wispa in red bubble print across the front. Nutritional information along with ingredients are printed on the wrapper as well. Per serving you consume 215 calories. You dont expect a chocolate bar to be low calorie though really.
the most important thing is the taste and boy are the 215 calories worth it. I love the flavour of cadburys milk chocolate anyway but somehow the little bubble make it taste better and it melts really nicely on the tongue....quite frankly its delicious. The chocolate way out does aero its tastes so much better and the is more chocolate between the bubbles.
all in all I totally get the hype and I'm glad cadbury bought it back.
You may notice that I do indeed love chocolate, and over the years (as my poor body will agree) I have tasted many, many items of confectionary. I feel I can offer a unbiased review of many products in the food range : )
These disappeared for a while but thankfully in the words of Dwaine 'The Rock' Johnson...'Finally The Cadburys Wispa has come back...' Ok maybe he never said it about a chocolate bar, but I am sure if he knew about Wispas he would have been as heartbroken as me that some bright spark thought it a good idea to stop making them.
Anyhoo, the old faithful Wispa, that awesome Cadburys purple wrapper, the red bubble writing, the weird spelling of whisper, that could be a bit chavvy, but instead instils a comforting feeling, the kind of feeling only Cadburys can achieve.
The Wispa has always been number one in the 'bubble' chocolate scale for me. I love a good Aero, but the bubbles I feel are too big, not only because I don't want to pay for a bar of air, I breathe it for free, why would I pay extra for a bit more? The larger air bubbles somehow interfere with the flavour and this is not something I like or something Wispa eaters have to live with.
I like to dip my Wispa in a hot cup of tea, just long enough for the outside cover of chocolate to melt, and then when you suck the chocolate off, the bubbles stick to your lip as you pull it out of your mouth. That makes this bar for me; obviously I don't always have a cup of tea handy when eating one, so I will on occasion eat it like a normal person. Although there are many tiny bubbles in it, it still feels jam packed with chocolate. I have no bad comments to make about this chocolate bar, two thumbs up from me.
I am not a great lover of chocolate but I am partial to a Wispa every now and then. Wispa is made by Cadbury and first ventured onto the chocolate market in 1981 but Cadbury stopped manufacturing them in 2003, however, following an online campaign the Wispa bar was brought back into production permanently 2007. I paid 59p for my 39g bar from the local paper shop.
Wispa comes in a blue wrapper and has Wispa written in red across the top of the bar, on the back of the wrapper is the nutritional information as follows:
Ingredients, include Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier, (E442), Flavourings.
Per serving there are 218 calories, 205.g sugar, 13.3g fat, 8.3g of which are saturates, and 0.08g salt.
The bar is a solid bar is chocolate that has tiny little bubbles in it that gives the chocolate a velvety smooth texture when being eaten.
Overall the taste of the bar is quite sweet and could be a bit sickly for some, I however, love the way that it melts in your mouth and lingers even after you have finished. I would recommend this to people who like Cadbury chocolate and like sweet chocolate, lovers of high cocoa chocolate; this is probably not for you.
Cadburys Wispa- Textured Aerated chocolate bar
Usually not a great fan of Cadbury chocolate I surprise myself that Wispa is my absolute favourite bar.
Our relationship began in the early eighties, I couldn't get enough of them (of course I was very young then) They disappeared much to my dismay after about 10 years, only to be relaunched as Dairy Milk Bubbly in a different guise- not as a one piece bar anymore it just wasn't the same!! Anyway after an internet campaign they came back a few years ago.
The foil wrapper hasn't changed much- dark blue with Wispa written in large letters across the front in red, all the information you need is written on the back, in tiny letters but readable. It tells us it's ingredients, that it's vegetarian, what the dietary needs are and how to store etc. It's really easy to open by tearing the jagged top.
By far the most delicious 'bubbly' choc bar on the market, it's velvety smooth and melts in your mouth. When you first open it it has the appearance of a solid choc bar until you bite into it .About 6 inches long, an inch in height and an inch wide it's easy to hold. I find it much easier to eat as it's not tooth breakingly hard like their solid Dairy Milk bar, a bonus with sensitive teeth.
A standard bar is 39g containing 210 calories which is about average for a bar of chocolate. Costing around 40p-60p depending on where you buy for one, they can be found on offer- 4 for a £1 bargain!
(usually in discount stores so it's worth shopping around).
They now do several different products, the Asda website lists ice-cream bars, bitsa and twin pots. I often by duo (two treat size bars with only 140 cals each) when I'm out to share between the kids.
I cannot stop eating this chocolate. It's so light and bubbly and just melts in your mouth. It does not have many calories in compared to simliar sized bars, so you could be let off with eating as many as you like!!
The bubbles are a lighter version of areo bars, however with smaller bubbles and less 'heavy', and does not have as richer flavour, so after you eat this you are not left with a rich taste in your mouth, which can be a bit too chocolatey.
It's also in smaller sections, so you can indulge in it one bite at a time, and even save some for later (if you have enough will power to do this, unlike me!)
Infact the only complaint I have as a serious chocoholic is that this bar of chocolate is not big enough!!
And if I could I would make sure they release a huge me sized version. :D
Wispa has always been a chocolate bar that I enjoy despite the fact that it is quite plain. I hadn't had one of these chocolate bars in a while however they were recently on offer and my husband brought himself some, the temptation of them being in the fridge was too much and I decided to try one, they were as good as I remembered and it still remains one (of many) of my favourites.
Wispa bars come in a dark blue foil type wrapper, the packaging in my opinion is quite plain but at the same time quite eye catching and stands out on the shelf. Across the entire wrapper is the word "Wispa" this is written in large bubble style lettering in bright red outlined with a thin gold coloured line, just about this is the word "Cadbury" again written in gold writing in their trade mark style. That is it for the front of the wrapper but the dark blue and bright red combination really does make it stand out on the shelf. The back of the packet is standard for a chocolate bar including the ingredients, the nutritional information and the symbol to show that this product is suitable for vegetarians. All of the information is written in very small lettering, it is a little hard to read as the wrapper is shiny but not impossible.
The chocolate bar itself like the wrapper has quite a plain appearance, it is basically a thick bar of chocolate which looks as though it is going to be solid chocolate when you bite into it. The Wispa chocolate bar is described as textured, basically the chocolate inside the bar is what I would call bubbly very similar to the inside of an Aero bar, the entire chocolate bar is made from milk chocolate, the majority of the bar is made from bubbly chocolate this then has a thin coat of chocolate covering it to give the whole bar a solid appearance. The chocolate itself in my opinion has quite a soft texture to it even after it has been in the fridge, some chocolate goes quite hard after being in the fridge but the bubbles inside of the Wispa chocolate bars helps to keep its slightly softer texture.
All of the nutritional information is written on the back of the wrapper whether you buy a single bar or a multi pack, this consists of
* Calories - 210
* Sugars - 21g
* Fat - 13g
* Saturates - 8g
* Salt - 0.1g
All of these are per bar, personally I expected Whispas to be a lot lower in calories mainly because the inside is quite airy and they are basically milk chocolate, there are no fillings like caramel which puts up the calorie content. I don't mind having a Wispa as an odd treat but being that high in calories it is not something I would eat on a regular basis.
We bought our Wispa bars from Tesco and a single bar costs 45p, although you can buy them in packs of 4, these are often on offer for £1.00 in our local Tesco which works out much cheaper. I think that even 45p per bar is quite reasonable especially compared to some chocolate bars you can buy which are over 70p just for one bar.
I particularly enjoyed my Wispa bar, I think because I hadn't had one for so long. The chocolate is extremely creamy and the bubbly centre seems to melt in your mouth, its delicious. You can clearly taste that this is a Cadburys chocolate bar by the quality of the chocolate, it in no way tastes cheap at all, it has a really smooth texture. For me the only negative point about Wispas is the calorie content, I like to be careful of what I eat when it comes to calories and especially as I am diabetic, as a treat this is fine or even to treat low sugar levels, however this is not something I would use to raise my sugar levels on a regular basis purely because it is so high in calories etc. I will definitely have Wispa chocolate bars again and would recommend them just not on a daily basis.
I used to eat a boatload of Cadbury's Wispa's back in the 1980's when they first came out and I was a student at University. Then they seemed to disappear for years and come back again. I am loving them just as much now as I did when I was about twenty years old. I believe the comeback of this fantastic chocolate bar was due to the high public demand.
The bar itself is in a fairly distinctive wrapper in dark blue with the words WISPA written in red down the front of the bar. The bar is about 12 cm long (but I wish it was longer). It's smooth on the outer part and when you bite into it it is like a tightly packed Aero bar. What I mean by this is that it is full of bubbles of Cadbury's chocolate, but whereas the bubbles in an Aero bar are bigger, these bubbles are smaller and more tightly packed together. It's a pretty unique texture and very addictive, in my honest opinion.
It has a really lovely taste of Cadbury's chocolate and it is rich and thick and creamy chocolate and it just melts in my mouth. I love to have it with a large cup of coffee and I dip my Wispa into the coffee and just let it begin to melt then remove it and suck it. Yum!
Each bar has 210 calories which I think is great and I like to have one for after my bait most days of the week - and I have the figure to show for it!
Very moreish bar of chocolate and one of the more luxurious ones in my opinion. I just hope that Cadbury don't take them off the market again because at 47p a pop they are great value for money.
After years of not being able to buy a Cadbury's Wispa, my favourite chocolate bar is finally back!
Wispa is made by Cadbury's and is making a comeback!
In 1981, Cadbury's Wispa was first launched as a test in the Tyne area. Wispa proved so popular that Cadbury had to build a new factory costing £12 million to launch it nationally.
In 1983, as just 16p, a whopping 9.5 million bars were sold in Newcastle in the first week of national launch. In the local Woolworths 10,000 bars were sold in just one day!
In 1995, wispa gold was launched (wispa with caramel), followed later by Wispa Bite and Wispa Mint.
Wispa was last seen on our shelves in 2003. (I've waited a long time!!) It was dropped because of declining sales.
In Sept 2007, the first box of Wispa's was sold on ebay for charity.
Now in October 2007, Cadburys will release 23 million wispas (an acid test) at 42p each to see how well the 80's favourite chocolate bar sells.
The comeback of this chocolate bar, was a response to online petitions and campaigns on social networks such as facebook and Bebo. Thousands of fans have campaigned across scores of website's to get the Wispa back on the top shelf. The comeback would be made permanent if sales figures live up to the online hype!
***THE CHOCOLATE BAR***
Wispa comes in a blue foil packet with Big Red, Bubble type writing on the front. The ends are easy to tear to get to the chocolate. Its described on the packet as an Aerated Milk Chocolate bar.
On opening the packet you can smell the gorgeous creamy chocolate smell as you can with most other Cadbury's chocolate bars. This smell makes my mouth water like mad! The chocolate bar itself is 12cm long and is 2cm wide. The chocolate bar is 1 & 1/2cm thick (up from the bottom to the top of the bar).
It just looks like a plain chocolate bar and looks smooth and slightly shiny on the outside. As you bite into it, you can feel the bubbly texture against your teeth and your tongue. It's not at all messy when you bite into it and you can bite into it very easily, without the chocolate bar falling apart. Its velvety and feels quite light in your mouth, with a gorgeous creamy taste. I don't find as sickly as other chocolate bars, but I doubt I could manage more than 2 in one day!!
Each bar contains . . . .
210 Calories (10.5%)
21.2g Sugars (23.4%)
12.9g Fat (18.4%)
8.1g Saturates (40.6%)
0.09g Salt (1.4%)
(The % in brackets is the percentage of your guide-lines daily amounts)
Contains milk, May contain traces of nuts, Wheat & Soya
***WHERE CAN I GET THIS FROM?***
I've seen them on sale in WHSmith's and Woolworths. They are also available in Supermarkets and maybe your local shop. Prices range from 42p - 56p each.
Ever since these chocolate bars disappeared off the shelves in 2003, I have been searching the internet to try and get hold of them. I'm sure most of you have had at least 1 Wispa, in your life-time but if you haven't go and buy one, or two, or even three! You may think its just another chocolate bar, but it's one of my top favourite chocolate bars and it's the top chocolate bar of the 80's! I'm so glad this has now become a permanent place in our shops!
(review also on ciao)
I can remeber when I was a kid staring for ages at my wonderful Wispa easter egg and longing to devour it!. Wispa is one of my favourite chocolates, it is lighter than normal choc but still have that delightlful smooth texture.
I am not much of a Choc head and so am picky about what choc to buy. Dairy milk is just too much choc for me but Caramel is too sweet! Wispa tends to come somewhere inbetween for perfection.
Not as cheap as they were when I was a kid, up to 75p a bar! they are not cheap but hey what is these days!
I was looking at the other reviews on Wispas before wrting this as I was aware they went out of circulation at some point. I didn't realise it was 2008 they came back in, I thought it was just last year, time flies!
As Wispa went away Cadburys brought out "Bubbly" which was a similar kind of choc but never had thefiness of Wispa and was always a bit rougher and not as velvety! Reminded me of an Aero really, maybe just bigger bubbles!
Wispa will always be a bit naughty and more calorie burning exercise is needed after consumption but if you are on the go most of the time like myself then it is no problem. Maybe the tenth in one day would be a problem!!!
I hope these never go away again as they are the best, their pakcagin has not changed a great deal since the 80s, but then it doesnt need to!!
Maybe we could do with some funsized Wispa chocs to by in the funsize packs. The only sizes are normal or the twin packs! We want little bite sized wispa???!!!
Ah yes, the good ol' Wispa. Now this is a bar of chocolate that reminds me of my school days in the eighties. It's made by Cadburys and was on the shelves nationally in 1983 but the product was taken off the shelf in 2003 but in 2008 it was finally brought back on sale for good after a short limited time trial.
On paper the Wispa can or even might sound a tad boring because at the end of the day all the bar is made of is just chocolate. Now I know that is the whole point of a chocolate bar but with so many to choose from on the shelves these days it is easy to wonder why the Wispa bar is still such a favourite with so many folk of all ages. Well the reason is simple - it's because the taste and texture of the chocolate just melts in your mouth. That is the reason it can hold its' own again Mars bars and Snickers etc.
Well as a major fan of Cadury's chocolate, the Wispa is definatley up there as one of my favourites.
Wispa first hit our shelves in 1981 and after being discontinued in 2003, Cadbury's relaunched it as a 'dairy milk bubbly' which was a different shaped bar and packaging. It just was not attractive at all which made the choccy to become less popular which led to the 'Wispa' being brought back by popular demand in 2008. I was thrilled to be reunited with such a gorgeous chocolate treat!
The Wispa is a velvety textured chocolate bar made of tiny bubbles wrapped in scrumptious Cadbury milk chocolate that melts in your mouth with every bite. I suppose it is a bit like an Aero but much more tastier. It is such a divine way to enjoy a combination with each and every bubble melting in your complimented with the gorgeous taste of Cadbury milk chocolate. Although it has 210 calories per bar but who cares!
I enjoy a Wispa on my lunch break in work, it adds a boost to my day. With the heavenly smell and delicious taste it is definately a chocolate bar to go for! They sell for around 60p and you can buy them in nearly all newsagents and supermarkets. What a lovely choclate bar to experience!