“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Milk „
What could be better than a bar of chocolate? I hear you ask.
I will answer that question with this, a chocolate bar with bubbles in.
The chocolate bar in question is the Cadburys Dairy Milk Bubbly, 100 grams of purple plastic wrapped chocolaty heaven. Many moons ago Cadbury did away with foil and paper wrapped bars and left the consumer with the easily accessible and resealable plastic wrapped bars. In my opinion not as attractive as the foil and paper wrapped bars but probably a tad more hygienic and cheaper to make.
Once the Bubbly bar is unwrapped I am presented with block of chocolate shaped like bubbles, obviously the under side is flat but the top side is bubble shaped and the edges are now rounded and on the whole a lot more attractive to look at. The chocolate easily snaps into chunks (bubbles) to make it easier to eat or share.
The new rounded shape of the chocolate is a lot more comfortable in the mouth, not that I suffered with pointy chocolate before. Within seconds the bubble of chocolate begins to melt and I am transported into chocolate heaven, the chocolate is rich and creamy and incredibly moreish. The addition of bubbles in the chocolate causes the chocolate to melt faster and in my opinion have a more intense chocolaty taste.
The bubbles in the Bubbly bar are nicer than the bubbles in a Wispa as they are larger and more spaced out compared to the tiny compact bubbles of a Wispa and in all honesty I prefer Cadburys Bubbly bar over Nestle Aero as the bubbles in a Aero seem a little to structured and crunchy and do not have the softness of the bubbles in a Bubbly bar.
I take my hat off to you Mr Cadbury and your research and design team for making such a delightful chocolate bar.
Happily the Bubbly bars seem to be on a permanent offer of a £1.00 in virtually every shop.
Thank you for reading.
I am a massive fan of chocolate and living in the UK, a big chocolate product we have is Cadburys. Cadbury have been around for many years and over time, they have added more lines to their family. Each just as delicious as the next.
The Dairy Milk Bubbly bar is very similar to the original Dairy Milk bar, except the bar is made to look like bubbles and if you bite into it, it looks a little bit like an aero bar as there's are lots of little air bubbles. Taking a nite of the bar, I find that the texture is still smooth and creamy, just like Cadburys Dairy Milk bar, however the difference between this bubbly bar is that you can feel the mini air bubbles melt on your tongue. I find this chocolate not as fulfilling as the original Dairy Milk bar as the air bubbles feel like it takes some of the pleasure away.
Supposed to be dieting but my husband bought some "new" mini bar bubbly chocolate so I had to eat it. In my defence it is a "mini" bar....
Made by Cadburys, my Bubbly chocolate is described a "a burst of joy in every bubble" and is "milk chocolate with aerated chocolate filling".
It was bought from our local shop which tends to sell a lot of near code items very cheaply and cost 20p, I can not find the weight on my packet but it describes it as my bar containing 210 kcals as opposed to 100g containing 530 kcals. A 100g bar from Asda will set you back £1 but comes in chocolate with milk chocolate bubbles, with white chocolate bubbles or mint chocolate bubbles. There is a definite similarity to an Aero but the bubbles feel smother (IMO)
The packet is purple, with a picture of my choc on the front. It has a fair trade sticker on the front. It opens by peeling open the back of the packet. Inside its a white plastic appearance. My chocolate isn't a traditional shape, it has irregular looking bubbles that I need to break. I must say I dislike this, as it was harder to break than normal, and I didn't manage to break it into all the bits, so ended up biting bits off, rather than picking up each piece which took away from my chocolate experience.... It also caused chocolatey crumbs that needed to be rounded up at the end (waste not want not)
The chocolate is typically cadburys and tastes very velvety and melts in my mouth and meets my chocolate expectations.
I'm scoring my naughty chocolate moment a 3, as I really didn't like the bubbly shape of my bar, it also felt like it was trying to be an aero.
My packet states that it may contain nuts and wheat.
I saw this bar advertised quite a bit recently and then noticed a voucher for it if you win at a game on the Cadbury's Facebook page. Being a sucker for a freebie, I gave it a go and managed to bag myself a free Bubbly bar. Whilst I wouldn't say it's anything groundbreaking, it was still a tasty treat that satisfied my chocolate craving.
Cadbury is one of the most popular confectionary brands with a long heritage and an ever longer list of products. With so many variations on similar themes, I'm surprised there are still new chocs coming out, but, alas, the Bubbly bar has been a more recent addition to the shelves. It seemed to receive a fair amount of advertising and promotional offers at £1 in shops and supermarkets.
The packaging is distinctively Cadbury's with a shiny, relatively thick shinyish purple wrapper. I actually found it quite difficult to open, not being able to tear or pull the ends apart easily. That's when I realised on the back it says this is 'easy open easy close' packaging, where you peel it open. How was I supposed to know that? I was too eager to get it open to bother looking at the back! There's an image on the front of what to expect from the bar, along with a bubble design and the product name 'Bubbly' in large white letters, just to get across the fact that yes, this is a bubbly choccy bar!
This comes in regular milk chocolate, and milk choc and white choc. I opted for the latter, being a fan of the occasional bit of white chocolate to liven things up a bit, so that's what the rest of the review refers to. It is described as being 'Brimming with white chocolately bubbles', which definitely tempted me!
So, what makes this different? It is comprised of various sizes of bubbles, which can be roughly broken in to rows. The outer layer is milk chocolate, which is smooth and covers the contours of the bubbles. Breaking a bit of the bar off, you can see inside the white chocolate which is bubbly; think Aero bubbles and you're close. The divergence really is with the white chocolate and the design of the bar.
The outer layer of chocolate is smooth and has the distinctive Cadbury's chocolate smell and taste. Biting in to the bar, it feels very light and quite soft because you reach the bubbly goodness. The shape of the bar, with the bubbled surface, gives this a slightly different feel to a usual bar of chocolate, making it a bit different. I'd say each bite feels fairly substantial because of the shaping, though the chocolate melts in your mouth so it's still quite a 'light' treat. The white chocolate tastes yummy and mixes well with the milk chocolate to liven it up a bit. I find that simply milk chocolate can be either a bit bland or dry, so this just gives it a slightly lighter appeal to the taste buds.
Considering the special offer price was £1, and I'm not sure how much it will go up to normally cost, I wouldn't necessarily say this is good value for money because the bar really didn't seem to last very long even though it's 100g. When trying to break it width ways in to rough rows, you can see just how quickly it's going to disappear, especially as it melts in your mouth so it inevitably also seems to get eaten more quickly too!
½ a bar contains 265 calories and 14.9g of fat, which is similar to something like a Snickers or Mars bar. It's not the healthiest treat, but it's expected for pure chocolate. I like the mix of white and milk choc, and the bubbled design and inside texture, but I wouldn't really go out of my way to buy this in a hurry. It's tasty, but I find Cadbury's chocolate can often be a tad on the dry side, compared to, for instance, Galaxy. I would buy it again on offer, but it's not something I'd make a regular purchase; it looks appealing but it's not quite 'special' enough to stand for me as a favourite.
100g, special offer price £1 at present.
Contains milk and soya, may contain nuts and wheat.
Dairy Milk Bubbly is a relatively new kid on the block having been introduced to the market in 2003/2004 to replace the Wispa bar (times change, nowadays both Wispa and Bubbly are available). Now I was never a great fan of Wispa. Despite the bubbles in the chocolate, I found the bar too big (which is surprising as everyone claims I have a big mouth) and the chocolate too dense to bite through easily.
The Bubbly bar however is a different matter, working to roughly the same dimensions as a standard 'family size' bar, the aerated chocolate works better at this thickness. The bubbles seem smaller than in an Aero and this, coupled with the fact that Cadbury's chocolate is used, give the Bubbly much more resistance as you bite into it than in an Aero which tends to give way.
The taste itself isn't smooth, it's rougher, more granular in approach - the first time I tasted it I thought it was because the chocolate had been stored wrong but (unless I'm really, really unlucky) this seems to be the approach intended. There's nothing wrong with it, it just seems different to the taste I get from a standard bar of Dairy Milk.
Now the danger in 'family bars' is in the fact that quite often they're not shared with the family (in this house they're definitely not hence the use of quotation marks) and that can give cause for concern when the nutritional information is reviewed on the packet. Each 181gr bar consists of eight rows of five blocks and each row contains - 120 calories (6% of GDA), 12.8gr sugars (14.2%), 6.7gr fat (9.6%), 4.2gr saturates (21%) and 0.05gr salt (0.8%). This means that if I had eaten a whole bar whilst watching the rugby on Saturday that would have amounted to 48% GDA of calories, 113.6% of sugars, 76.8% of fat and a whopping 168% of saturates. Now I said 'if' because I didn't have a bar (I'd forgotten to buy any whilst shopping) but it is a concern because in all honesty who can say that they have never eaten a 'family bar' of chocolate?? (Please, please don't let it be just me)
Price wise these are expensive but that's due to the size. I bought a bar from Tesco about 30 minutes ago, to replace my wife's one that I found and ate for research (there were only two rows left, honestly and I hadn't got as far as reading the nutritional information before I finished it), and it cost £1.99. However if you keep an eye on the prices these are often on special offer along with the other Cadbury 'family bars'.
Following the usual trend of writing about all the goodies I like to eat, I would say this is my favourite Dairy Milk Chocolate ever. This bar hasn't been out that long, but has been out certainly for the last few years. I heard that this came out to follow on from when the Wispa bar was discontinued and although the Bubbly bits inside are sort of like Wispa, the bar isn't that chunky and it is that bit different.
You can get this in individual bars which cost around 45p and have about 260 calories, or you can get this in the larger bars, which i'm not sure the weight of them. They cost around £1.60, but sometimes can be on offer for £1 or that.
The wrapper is the shiny purple colour that is associated with cadbury's Dairy Milk and it looks nice enough and you know by the colour that this will be nice Milky Chocolate, well that's what I think anyway.
This is just cubes of Chocolate. The individual bars are more a rectangular shape, and the larger bars are more square. They break off easily enough and the Chocolate is slightly greasy to the touch, but not greasy tasting.
This tastes nice and Milky and the Bubbles that are mixed through the Chocolate make this sort of lighter tasting Chocolate.
Such a nice Chocolate bar and that bit different.
Now I like all chocolate, milk, dark, high cocoa content, low cocoa content. I know some people feel that milk chocolate, in particular Cadburys isn't proper chocolate. I enjoy it so I'm happy to eat it, for me Cadburys is the chocolate of my childhood. As I'm a fan of both Wispas and Dairy Milk the Cadburys Dairy Milk Bubbly caught my eye and intrigued me, so I felt it was only fair to buy a bar to try. Sainsburys are selling two 181g bars for £3.00 at the moment, not too bad considering one bar usually sells at around £1.83. Though I do believe they come in smaller size 35g bars.
In terms of Cadbury years this bar hasn't been around for a very long time. Some say it's an imposter, especially loyal fans of the Wispa or original Dairy Milk bar. I'm of the opinion that there is room for all bars. The Bubbly comes in the familiar Cadbury purple packaging, it doesn't look all that different to the standard Dairy Milk bar as it has the big Dairy Milk logo on its front. It would actually be quite easy to mistake the Bubbly for a normal Dairy Milk bar as the only difference is - it has the word 'Bubbly' on it and a small picture of a chunk of the Bubbly chocolate.
Inside the wrapper sits a chocolate again not too dissimilar to the usual Dairy Milk bar. It has that light brown creamy appearance and is separated into 40 individual segments which are each engraved with the Cadbury name. If you break a chunk of the Bubbly in half you can see all the tiny air bubbles in it, similar to those that appear inside a Wispa. I can smell the chocolate as soon as I open the wrapper, it is very sweet and creamy smelling and definitely makes me want to eat it. I snap a chunk off and place it in my mouth, as expected I get the familiar Cadbury taste. In fact it's exactly the same taste as Dairy Milk - comforting sweet chocolate that tastes equally of milk, cocoa and sugar, whilst it's sweet it's not too sweet. But it's the texture and sensation of the bar that is different, unlike standard Dairy Milk this bar has lightness to it, meaning it's much easier to bite through. There isn't the solidness of the standard Dairy Milk that usually feels hard on the teeth, instead the Bubbly doesn't offer much resistance against my teeth. The bubbles melt in my mouth and almost give a fizzing sensation whilst doing so, the melted chocolate quickly coats my mouth and tastes delicious.
The Bubbly isn't as substantially chunky as a Wispa and that's why I think a lot of Wispa fans have shunned it. The bubbly is more refined, more sumptuous even, I would say. Some may argue that the bubbles in the Bubbly take up valuable chocolate space. I have to say I somewhat disagree with this. The bubbles provide a different taste experience, you still get the familiar Dairy Milk taste but with a lighter feeling like the Wispa gives, it's a winning combination.
The Bubbly is suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs but unfortunately not suitable for those suffering with wheat allergies. It also not suitable for those with allergies to nuts or soya as there may be traces within the bar. For those not wanting to concern themselves with fat and calories look away now. A 100g contains a whopping but not unexpected 525 calories and 29.8 g of fat of which 18.5g is saturated fat. If you limit yourself to just six squares a day as I do this serving provides 145 calories and 8.1g of fat. I bought my Bubbly in Sainsburys but I've seen them sell in Tescos, the Co-op and Morrsions also.
Cadbury dairly milk bubbly is kind of Cadburys answer to the nestle aero which is such a popular product because of its bubbly ness of chocolate and it was such a unique product, that was until this bar came along.
Now I do really love Cadbury dairy milk chocolate, I think it's a really milky and sweet tasting chocolate and is by far my favourite on the market, however if im picking a chocolate bar I tend to choose something with extra ingredients rather than just a plain bar so this wouldn't be my first choice however I had had a few of these in the past and I have always enjoyed them as well.
The bar consists of six different segments like most Cadbury chocolate bars and these are also the same size as the Cadbury dairy milk bar as well, the segments aren't just made up of the dairy milk chocolate though as they also contain aero like bubbles.
These bubbles seem to be a lot small than the aero ones and so when you bite into these they seem more substantial like your getting more for your money, still with a similar fizzing and fast melting sensation that aero had developed before.
I really do like these bars as they are a similar price to aero bars but the chocolate tastes much better and the bubbles are better as well, however still these arnt a first choice for me as I do prefer other chocolate bars.
This is the best Chocolate Bar on the market in my view.
These have been out for a couple of years now. I got told these were a kind of simlar replacement for Wispa's, but I don't know if that is true, as I don't think they taste quite the same. Available in standard sized Bars, which cost around 50p, or 181g Bars, which are around £1.60, but all larger Cadbury Bars are on offer for £1 each at Asda just now.
Packaging for these is alright. The colouring on the pack is a metallic Purple up the top and shiny silver down the bottom. The Dairy Milk branding is across the middle on a white strip and there is the Glass and a Half symbol as well, which indicates that a glass and a half of milk went into the Bar. There is a nice picture of a Chunk of Chocolate and you see loads of bubbles at the bottom of the Chunk as well.
On the standard sized bar you get 6 rectangular pieces, which can be easily broke off. On the larger bar there is 5 square shaped Chuncks going across and I think 9 rows in total - haven't counted and my latest Bar is nearly all gone!
So to the CHocolate. It is very Chocolatey. It is just Milk Chocolate in this Bar and no Caramel, Biscuit etc in here. I find it quite sickly, but I can eat a lot in 1 go! The Milk Chocolate is Smooth and creamy all the way around it, but when you bite into it, then you see all the Bubbly aereated Chocolate though the Bar. Although I find Dairy Milk quite greasy on the outside, this melts in the mouth and you get a great Chocolate and sweet tooth fix with this Bar.
Per chunk there is
It's good it has the breakdown per chuk because if you were on a healthy eating plan and just wanted a couple of chunks, then i'm sure you could work this in alright, but i'm not saying you could stop after only a couple of pieces.
Chocolate how Chocolate should be!
Cadburys is by far the most superior chocolate in my opinion. No other brand tastes like it, and nothing else comes close in my opinion. I have tried many a product from the cadburys range and it is safe to say I have never been disappointed or had reason to complain. This new chocolate bar is no different.
Cadburys has been around for over a hundred years now and products such as roses date back to 1938. The chocolate bar is a new product and has been made to expand the dairy milk range and as such was bought out with a far other varieties of the bar. If you ignore the packaging you would be excused for thinking that this was not new at all. Wispa I hear you say? Well yes actually this chocolate bar does appear to be a little like wispa, but this is not a bad thing.
The packaging is traditional cadburys puple, with a large logo on it, the dairty milk sign (with is like a stamp of authenticity) and a picture of some bubble chocolate with the writing bubbly on it. The packaging is easy to tear open and remove and you can do so without damaging the chocolate bar or melting it! I am not sure if the packaging is recyclable.
The bar inside appears to be solid chocolate from the outside, in little squares with the cadburys logo on, just like dairy milk is. When you bite into a square inside is chocolate that is aerated with bubbles in. The taste is like ordinary chocolate, just a bit lighter, and the texture and sensation on the tongue are amazing. The wonderful texture combined with the winning dairy milk taste is an unbeatable combination. The only slight downside as with all cadburys products are the calories, but we all know by now that nothing that tastes this good can be healthy, right?!
I never believed there would be anything in life that tasted quite as good as a bar of cadburys dairy milk and then the good people at cadburys came up with this, the dairy milk bubbly. It has the same flavour as the original dairy milk chocolate but a nicer texture that melts and bubbles in your mouth. Plus being a bubbly chocolate that is full of tiny holes you can convince yourself it is not as bad for you as a big bar of dairy milk. The truth is both this and the original have 525 cal per 100g but you get more for your money with the large original that is 49g bigger than the large bubbly but retails at the same price. In comparison to other bubbly chocolate the bubbly is far superior, compared to the areo the flavour is much nicer and not as bitter and compared to the cadburys wispa the bubbly has a better texture with larger bubbles. I would definitely recommend this to any chocolate lovers.
It's got bubbles like an Aero bar but it`s Cadbury chocolate, the bubbles are not as big as the ones in Aeros so you will be thinking it`s a Wispa bar then?? Well it`s not it is in fact the Cadbury dairy milk bubbly that I speak of.
This bar was introduced as a sort of replacement to the Wispa bar but it is nowhere near as good as the mighty Wispa but it does have its own qualities. It differs from the Wispa in that it is in the traditional shape of a chocolate bar and this gives it a very firm solid chocolate base.
The bubbly texture is very nice and makes all the difference between this and a typical dairy milk bar. The chocolate tastes the same but the texture is so different and the melt in the mouth feeling is superb.
Available in all the same sizes a typical; bar of dairy milk can be found in and at the same prices too, this is a must try for fans of Cadbury chocolate or those who like the bubbly texture of Aero or Wispa bars or anyone that just loves chocolate.
I highly recommend this chocolate bar and it is fast becoming one of the first bars I reach for when the chocolate urge comes calling!
I love Dairy Milk anyway, Cadbury's is my favourite brand for chocolate, so I may be biased but the Dairy Milk Bubbly is gorgeous!
Pure, unadulterated Cadbury chocolate but with the advantage of melt in the mouth bubbles. It tastes different enough to the Wispa to deserve its place in the range and it also comes in much bigger bars than a Wispa for when a standard bar just doesn't fill the gap.
The only disadvantage is that it is so melty and easy to eat that you quickly find that you have eaten far more of it than you may have intended to!
It also seems to melt more easily over your fingers so I find that keeping it in the fridge is essential. This helps make it last longer in your hand and a little less messy. I think this is one of the best in the Dairy Milk range - you can't go wrong with Bubbly!
I love chocolate. I was feed Cadburys before I was even born, so no wonder I am a chocoholic. I have even been to Cadburys World as a kid. I remember all the old Cadburys bars including the Wispa and of course the Spiral.
Cadburys are huge favourite with the family, so when I heard that Cadburys had brought a new Dairy Milk entitled Bubbly to say I was intrigued is an understatement. I was excited. I had expected it to be like the Wispa which until recently was discontinued.
Well it not at all like the Wispa. I remember the bubbles being smaller and a lot heavier. Bubbly was light as a feather. I like the squares are a lot chunkier and the chocolate is creamy, you get a lot more out of this bar than any other Cadbury product. It is best to let it melt in your mouth and let it slide down your throat. Mmmm...
The best Cadburys bar to date and very good value, it a sweetie more the adults rather than children lol!
Yesterday I munched a bar of Dairy Milk with Cream Egg, today I've cracked open a Cadbury's Dairy Milk Bubbly to see how it compares. I'm thinking Aero. But Aero with the gorgeous addition of Cadbury's Dairy Milk instead of Nestles (rather naff) chocolate.
*Rubs hands together and says let's see...*
The only thing Ill mention about the wrapper is the fact that the reverse gives the awful truth that I'm about to scoff 185 cals and 10.4g fat, and that's on top of the McChicken Sandwich I've just eaten. Scary.
Opening the wrapper I ignore the shower of chocolate bits that launch themselves at my clean white top and inhale the wonderful taste of pure Cadbury Dairy Milk. It looks like a Dairy Milk too apart from (upon closer scrutinisation) a slight bubbling on the bottom of the bar. I break off the first of six segments and have a quick look at the inside. I'm not thinking Aero anymore, I'm thinking Wispa. I'd forgotten about Wispa and remembering that it's also made by Cadbury's - looking at this bar I'm reckoning it's Wispa in a new packet. And a different shape. But as far as I remember of Wispa it wasn't Dairy Milk chocolate. The bubbles in this bar are the tiny small bubbles that come in a Wispa rather than the larger airier bubbles of an Aero so I'm guessing the texture is going to be a bit heavier than an Aero.
~*~*~ The Taste Test ~*~*~
Biting a segment in half, the texture is exactly the same as a Wispa. I knew it! Don't know what a Wispa feels like? The bubbles are small and packed together and as you bite into it the bar feels almost hollow as the bubbles all compress together. The bar is unmistakably Dairy Milk, very smooth and creamy with a rich taste.
The lovely thing about this bar is when you suck a segment the chocolate melts in no time at all because of the bubbles and this makes it all the more appealing because one minute you're sucking a delicious piece of rich and smooth Dairy Milk and the next it's gone. Just melted away. And the best thing - it doesn't taste of Wispa. I'm not overly keen on Wispa because the chocolate is like a cheaper and much sweeter version of Dairy Milk. Although Dairy Milk is very rich, it has just the right amount of sweetness and this comes through really well in this Dairy Milk Bubbly. It has the lovely melt in your mouth bubbly texture of Wispa but the smooth taste of Dairy Milk. It's a great twist and I think this bar will become a permanent fixture in the Cadbury range.
If I had to liken the Dairy Milk Bubbly to something, I'd tell you to imagine a Wispa/Aero hybrid. It's a little like each of these bars, but the addition of the world class creamy Dairy Milk chocolate just brings this bar into a league of it's own as far as bubbly chocolate goes. I love sticking a bar of this in the freezer for an hour before eating it as when frozen I can literally hear the bubbles popping as I suck through the thick chocolate outer layer. Yummy.
The bars cost 40p for a small bar and around £1.15 for the larger bar. Unfortunately for some of you it may contain nuts, wheat and Soya but the rest of you go and grab a bar NOW.
Thanks for reading.