Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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I have Snapped
Cadbury Snaps Mint
Member Name: ryanando
Cadbury Snaps Mint
Advantages: Chocolatey goodness
Disadvantages: Very bad for you
Work sucks. It's true. Today I have had one person ask if they can claim benefits for their cat and another when questioned as to whether the income they were reporting was estimated or actual they replied "roughly accurate". If ever there was a day to bang heads on desk, it was today. "Doi" has been my word of choice and throwing a "don't you people realise how stupid you are" fit has been on my mind the whole day.
Thankfully my mood had calmed by the time I got home. Not so thankfully, the dumb rubbed off. After pondering with my flatmate if Bonjela can be used on spots, arguing that you should be able to barter with banks over interest rates and deciding that when I am reincarnated as a lesbian I am going to be married on the island of Lesbos (who apparently have started a law suit to give Lesbians of the girl kind a different name) my brain shouted "CHOCOLATE! NOW!" at me. I gave in.
Ten minutes later I was on my jolly way to Tesco, barging directly to the sweets isle, wishing I had money for booze (and that it wasn't past the Evil 10 o'clock shut off of doom). Being skint is a pain, but I managed to squeeze a fiver out of my bank card and decided "what the hell!"
£4.58 later I was prancing back up the road (yes, my car prances too) with a Tesco bag full of chocolate, twitching and trying my best both to not start eating before I got home and to keep my eye on the flatmate who was holding the bag. My prancing was stopped in its tracks by God, who decided to plonk red traffic lights in places I never even knew we had, but it did give me the opportunity to speed off and leave a group of Chav's looking rather upset that my dinky car beat the ass off of theirs. Twice. Happy days.
So, now I'm home and I actually need to decide which item of love and joy I am actually going to review. Hmmm. This is even harder than deciding what I wanted to eat first.
Ok! Decision made. I think...yes. For sure. OH GOD THE PRESSURE!!! Ahem...Cadbury snaps it is then!
---What the hell are they??---
If you haven't had these...I'm not sure I want to be your friend. These are possibly the best thing since after eights. And they rock. Cadbury being wise to the world of chocolate have made these suckers in 4 flavours. Caramel, Mint, Orange and (shock, horror) Plain chocolate. If, like me, you are sensible...hmm...you will choose the Mint Snaps.
Before I had these I got quite worried. I'd heard people describe these as "chocolate crisps" which, frankly gives a horrible image to those who, like me, can't really be arsed thinking past the most obvious comparison. They are only similar to crisps in shape, a nice little circular curve. They do NOT have potato in them at all. Unless mixed with vodka...ooo...be back in a second...
The box I stuffed into my Tesco bag set me back a tiny 78 pence and contained a whole 117g of chocolate. Unless that includes the packaging, who knows. Either way it comes in a nice little slide out tray, wrapped in a foil bag. They kind people at Cadburys were even sensible enough to print "this way up" signs on the wrapping so that your little shavings of chocolate orgasms don't fall all over the place.
---What's in em?---
There are three little towers of chocolate in this box, each tower has 12 snaps in it (grand total - 36 snaps) Each snap is scattered with little bits of stuff that is similar to the words smallest rice crispies. I'm pretty sure there are some sugar crystals and rainbows in there too but that might just be my imagination.
In the last ten minutes, two people have called me a pig. One of them my flat mate, the other a hot Italian guy. Remind me to kick the both of them. Why did they call me a pig? Well... I've got one snap left after 15 minutes. WHAT?? STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT!! That's the problem with these buggers. They can be eaten at a rate of knots. Bloody big knots. Being quite small you could easily fit all 12 in your mouth at the same time if you really wanted to. And you really will want to. Not that I have...ahem.
The flavour of these is much like any cadbury chocolate, but its thin and snappy. it melts in your mouth instantly if you are drinking a cuppa and just tastes heavenly.
---Chocolate has nutrition?? Yay!!---
And it does that! Cadburys have been up to their tricks in hiding the real damage with maths. They give you the usual information but for 1 snap. I'm going to be kind and multiply everything by 36 for you, since I expect you're going to eat the whole packet at some point because you'd be crazy not to.
Calories- 540- if my maths is right, that's near on 30% of your daily allowance. I hate maths.
Sugars- 61.2g- 68% of your GDA. Wow. I'm feeling fatter by the minute.
Fat- 32.4g- 46.8% of your GDA. Slightly thinner again...not much though.
Saturates- 18g- 97.2% of your GDA. I have actually just died inside a little.
Salt- 0.36g- 3.6% of your GDA. Oh well, at least the salt won't kill us. Yay for Cadbury.
---I tend to swell up a lot and die. Discuss---
You do? Well that's a bit crap isn't it! You will be happy to know that if your swelling is caused by Colours, Eggs, Peanuts, Sulphites or Sesame (I'm assuming the seed and not the street) then these won't be making you balloon out or die any time soon.
If, however, you stop breathing when you go near nuts (oh the jokes I will be avoiding) milk, salt, soya, gluten or wheat then you may want to avoid them. Just a suggestion mind you.
These are also suitable for vegetarians...but not vegans. I point, I laugh. Yes, I'm mean.
---The Moral of the story?---
I have a feeling it should be something like "share your chocolate" or "look both ways" but alas, I'm going to stick with my inner fatty who is telling me that the moral of the story is "snatch them and run off to a dark room where no one can look upon you feasting your face off...oh, and buy some Clearasil".
Well? Why are you still here?!? Get eating!! Unless, of course...you are a vegan. I point. I laugh.
(also on ciao)
Summary: Gorge yourself on these!