Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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please bring wispa back
Member Name: nicnncha
Date: 02/09/08, updated on 18/09/08 (50 review reads)
Advantages: great taste
Disadvantages: not available
Cadburys wispa is a firm favourite with many, its got a very retro look, and great packaging, with its purple and red style writing. Wispa has the texture of tiny bubbles trapped inside a solid coating of chocolate. It has a veletely and had a melt in the mouth like texture.
I always wondered how the little bubbles were formed inside the wispa bar, but apparantely is formed by aerating molten chocolate with carbon dioxide at very high pressure. This would cause little bubbles to form in the liquid chocolate. Then as the chocolate cools, the little gas pockets that were created are trapped inside the chocolate.
Wispa was introduced 1981 in the north east of england, it was a hailing success and was introduced nationwide in 1983. Wispa was a huge success especially in the 80s, but for some reason its sales started to dwindle in the 90s and 20s and all 3 wispa bars were discontinued in 2003.
Of the people who did still love wispa bars, this led to a massive campaign online, to bring back wispa. It was signed by millions of wispa fans, and last year 2007 they were back by popular demand. People bought them by the box load, me included!
Despite this I havent seen wispa in the shops for the last few months, so i fear that this was just for a limited period only.
The only alternative as i mentioned is cadburys bubbly, although this is more pricey than a wispa. This was cadburys reinvention of the wispa bar, but is completely different and doesnt have the same appeal or texture as a wispa bar.
Wispa also brought out wispa gold in 1995, wispa mint in 2000 and wispa bite in 2000. Wispa gold, was filled with caramel, wipsa mint, with mint and wispa bite was filled with biscuit. They were all delicious, and cadburys have no alternatives for these at present.
The logo for wispa was 'bite it and believe it' If only i could! Some great stars featured in the wispa adverts, to name a few, julie walters, mel smith, victoria wood.
For me Wispa is one of my favourite chocolate bars, if youve ever had an aero bar, then this is similar except that the bubbles inside are very small, much smaller than an aero bar. The bubbles are what give it such a smooth texture and the best bit is crunching through the hard shell of chocolate to reveal this inner chocolate heaven. Wispa bars are about 13 cm in length and have 210 calories and 13 grams of fat per bar. This is consistent to most other bars of cadburys.
The bar is long and rectanglar in shape it has smooth chocolate on the outside and is just the right size to put in your mouth. I can normally eat a wispa in about 5 minutes and normally it doesnt leave me feeling sick but gives me a good sugar fix.
Summary: great retro chocolate bar