“ Brand: Cadburys „
I'm reviewing Cadbury's Clusters.
The ones I buy come in 150g bags and are available anywhere that stocks a decent selection of Cadbury products
This is the information on nutrition,based on 50g. So multiply by 3 for the nutrition in the 150g bag.
Carbs 31.3g.......of which Sugars 26.5g
Fat 11.1g..of which saturates 6.9g
Sodium* 0.11g.........*equivalent as Salt 0.28g
I'm sure they come in the smaller size pks too ,but considering the size,weight etc I don't imagine a small bag would contain very many . Besides...."more is more" regarding treats like this.....nom nom nom nom nom
These are my guilty pleasure & are delicious.
They consist of "crunchy flakes & juicy raisins...." according to the blurb on the back of the bag. The cereal type flakes & raisins are jumbled together in really random rough little bite-size clusters and covered with Cadbury chocolate. Think Rice Krispie buns but tinier, a tad more crunchy,raisins added,and smothered in chocolate & that is basically what these are.
I'd class them an adult treat, as I doubt they'd appeal to kiddies and some of the clusters tend to be on the chunky side....not suitable for small mouths.
The packaging is good,nice thick foil style bag that has perforations across the top for easy opening. You just tear the perforated top strip off ,then pull the bag apart . If you manage to leave some in the bag 'for later' (I rarely do. Oh the shame !) then there is a small sticker at the back of the bag that you can pull off & use to seal the folded over top to retain their freshness.Great idea.
PRICE--- I used to buy these in Iceland at £1.50,but good old POUNDWORLD do them now,so I tend to grab them from there these days.
Would I recommend them ? Yes. If you like raisins & cereals & Cadburys & have decent teeth,because they ARE chewy and are definitely not 'melt-in-the-mouth' treats.
Thank you for reading & I hope my review was helpful~~~myloh
I had some of these a while back, as I like to try everything that Cadburys create because I love their chocolate so much, and any excuse to eat it is a good one.
These came out at about the same time that Cadbury started doing their own chocolate covered raisins and peanuts.
A bag of these is about 150g and costs £1.89 from Sainsburys, they are on offer at the moment though at 2 bags for £2.50, which is a pretty good deal.
The bag has a strip at the top which is resealable but I don't think you would get the chance to reseal it, as there aren't many in the bag.
The cluster consists of cornflakes and raisins covered in cadbury chocolate.
The taste of these is really lovely, the combination of crunchy cornflakes, and soft juicy sweet raisins together with the chocolate is a really pleasant little mouth full. The cornflakes are always crunchy but not too hard, and the raisins I found are actually rather large. I expected them to be quite small. The chocolate covering is very thick and generous, but not sickly, and it has that lovely creamy cadbury taste.
Each cluster is an easy mouth full, and the bags don't tend to last very long. Although the bag is 150g there aren't many actual clusters in there, and between two people you get a tiny hand full each.
I don't know of the nutritional info of these, as I don't really look where chocolate is concerned, but with raisins in there it should be classed as pretty healthy! ha.
You can get smaller bags of these for about 50p each, but they really aren't worth it as you literally get about 8 clusters in there, they are really disappointing, and not great value for money.
I would recommend these as a snack, but don't expect to get many in the bag.
Cadbury are renowned for their chocolate confections, and rightly so, but it is their latest offering which I was interested in. The Raisin Clusters are rather short in quantity as they are removed from the bright red packaging. A small handful at best and in varying sizes. Sometimes I have felt that the packet contains nothing but remnants from the manufacturing process, which have been rounded up, and packaged. The packaging is quite attractive and gives the impression of quality.
The average cluster is perhaps the size of a ten pence piece with a height of between 3 and 5 millimetres. A decent size some may say, but at these proportions you are lucky to get 7 or 8 pieces per 60p pack. My brief comment concerning the remnants above refers to a couple of packets where the average size was no larger than a five pence piece............peanut sized if lucky. At this size there are obviously more in the pack and it looks more substantial, but it is the larger ones, which I prefer.
Each cluster vaguely resembles a chocolate crispie one might make by adding cornflakes to a bowl of melted chocolate and spooning out small scoops and allowing to set. Now imagine the cornflakes have been replaced by oats and a few raisins have been thrown in and you will have a pretty good representation of a raisin cluster. Not particularly attractive, but not exactly ugly.
As with al products looks can deceive and this one is no different. The darkish coloured chocolate cluster certainly holds little appeal on its own. A rather irregular blob with some shiny bits. It is when this blob is inserted into the mouth that you begin to appreciate the efforts Cadbury have made.
The taste of the smooth milk chocolate was of no surprise as the sweet cocoa flavour melted in on my tongue. I expected sweet and delicious and it delivered. The somewhat strange texture was actually quite pleasing in an odd way. Crispy yet moist and soft too, but the only evidence of oats was in the ingredients list on the packet and in the texture, the chocolate overpowering the taste. The raisins however delivered a soft and succulent sweetness, which blended superbly with the chocolate.
I was just beginning to enjoy the taste and crazy textures when I discovered my packet had already relinquished its meagre contents. In all honesty however good they taste (and they are GOOD) it is let down by the lack of quantity. 7 or 8 pieces for 60p seems a bit steep. Having said this you may already have realised that I do continue to purchase this confection, hence the discovery of the tiny clusters. The reason for this is simple I love em to bits. They're just great.
I couldn't with hand on heart recommend these for value for money. I most certainly could for taste and quality. I guess it is an individual thing as to whether you think them VFM but they are definitely worth trying at least once. There is perhaps another option though. I could adjust the recipe above and try and make my own little raisin clusters, I'd probably gets loads more for a few pence extra. Question is will they taste as good, and sadly they will almost certainly not. So for now at least I'll continue however grudgingly to cough up the 60p for my little raisin treat.
I am a huge fan of the Cadbury's confectionary range. I believe their products are far superior than any other brand on the market and always taste better than the nearest comparison. I love the taste of dairy milk and any product that involves this is usually a winner in my opinion.
I grabbed a bag of Cadbury's raisin clusters whilst topping up with petrol the other day, needless to say, as with all confectionary products at petrol stations I paid over the odds for these. They come in a large 150g bag which was enough to keep quite a few of us going on the journey. We did manage to finish them all, but the downside was that the bag wasn't resealable, which would have been good for saving some for a later date.
The bag is shiney red and purple, traditional cadburys colours. The packaging is quite thick and therefore looks quite classy. I doubt the packaging is recyclable though. The products themselves are small uneven lumps of ceareal and raisins coated in chocolate. They have a generous layer of cadburys chocolate over the top which makes them winners in my opinion.
The product itself tatses good, the combination of the three main ingredients go well together, and the texture works well as it is thick and chewy, whilst being creamy and doesnt get stuck in your teeth.
Overall this is a great product, just dont pay premium rate prices like I did!
Whilst I was buying petrol this morning I saw a large 150 g bag of the new Cadbury's product, Clusters. Dazzled by the large promotional display (and having a sweet tooth) I decided on making an impulse purchase. The chocolate clusters are irregular in appearance and are essentially pieces of cornflakes and raisins moulded together in milk chocolate. The clusters are very moreish, and I have found that they taste very nice if they are stored in the refrigerator first. They are not too crunchy, and are quite small and easy to chew. The clusters do not readily stick to your teeth either. Fans of the Cadbury's Picnic bar will especially like the Clusters as they taste very similar except the Clusters are considerably smaller. The Clusters definitely make an excellent after dinner treat, and would also go down well at parties. As with most items of confectionary, look out for special offers at supermarkets especially as the Clusters are a new product line. Also don't make the same mistake as me and buy the big bag (150 g) from petrol stations - it set me back 1 pound 99 p! Price aside though, this new product was an excellent purchase and between 2 of us, we have virtually finished the bag in 1 day! There is definitely room on the chocolate shelves for this new addition. For all chocolate lovers out there - get ready to be clustered! Enjoy.
Nutritional Information - Each 25 g contains:
(% of your Guideline Daily Amount):-
Calories: 120 (6.0%)
Sugars: 15.5 g (17.2%)
Fat: 5.5 g (7.9%)
Saturates: 3.4 g (17.0%)
Salt: 0.15 g (2.5%)
Milk chocolate: Milk solids (14% minimum)
Contains vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter.
Ingredients: Milk chocolate (70%) (Sugar, cocoa butter, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, dried whey, vegetable fat, emulsifiers (E442, E476), flavouring), Raisins (18%) (raisins, vegetable oil), Cornflakes (12%) (maize, sugar, salt, barley, emulsifier (soya lecithin).
CONTAINS: MILK, CEREALS (BARLEY), SOYA.
MAY CONTAIN: NUTS
We had visitors coming at the weekend and I wanted to get some nice sweets to put out whilst we were sitting chatting during the evening but I didn't want to buy a great big tin or box of chocolates and have some left over that would tempt me to finish them off after everyone had gone.
I just wanted something really nice that we could all pick at without any of us eating too much chocolate.
I was in Tesco's doing some shopping and saw the new Cadbury bags at two for £2.50 so I decided to get a bag of Cadbury's Clusters and a bag of Cadbury's Raisins. There were also bags of Cadbury's Peanuts too but I am not very keen on peanuts covered in chocolate even if it is Cadbury's!
The bag of Clusters is bright red and very eye catching and classy with the purple Cadbury's logo across the top with pictures of the clusters on the front. The wording tells us that these are 'clusters of crunchy flakes and juicy raisins tumbled in scrumptious Cadbury milk chocolate'.
There is also an element of comedy about the packet - there is a tear off strip at the top which can allegedly be used to reseal the packet so that the remaining contents can be kept fresh. What? Who could possibly eat just a few of these and keep the rest? LOL!
If you are one of those people with iron willpower the idea is that you tear off the top of the pack and then, after eating some of the contents, you can fold over the top of the pack and then stick it to form a seal and keep the remaining contents fresh.
When it came time to eat the sweets I emptied the packet containing 150g of clusters into a bowl and straightaway tried one of them. It was delicious! The crunchy flakes of corn with an occasional raisin all clustered together and then covered in Cadbury's chocolate were really tasty and very, very moreish! The sizes of the clusters vary but they are all pretty much bite size so are very easy to eat one after another - I don't think I would have a problem eating a whole bag to myself, but then I do think that Cadbury's milk chocolate is the best in the world.
We put out a bowl of these, a bowl of Cadbury's Raisins, a bowl of assorted nuts and various other little snacks and the chocolate disappeared first - well, fancy that! We all thought that they were lovely.
I actually went into Asda the following day and found that they were just £1 per pack there so I got another pack of each of the Clusters and Raisins and also a pack of Giant Buttons and yes, they all got eaten very quickly too.
Oh, well, it's back on the diet now the guests have gone - I must make sure that my blood sugar gets back under control after my treats over the weekend.
Just so that you know the full horror of these lovely little clusters I am going to tell you the nutritional value per 100g (2/3 of a pack) so brace yourselves:
Of which sugars 62.3g
Of which saturates 13.7g
The note at the top of this information on the pack reads 'to be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle'.
So there you are, eat them as an occasional treat and make sure that they do form part of a generally sensible diet and there won't be any serious repercussions apart from pure enjoyment and that can't be bad can it?
Just imagine that you are employed by Cadbury's and you have to keep on coming up with new and fresh ideas to tempt the customers your way. When you look at all the variations on a theme I really start to wonder how on earth the chocolatiers can still create new and exciting tastes.
In my book Cadbury's have to be the number one choice but saying that there have been disappointments along the way, the last box of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolates that came my way definitely didn't work wonders for me.
Anyway, lets just concentrate on the new range that Cadbury's introduced in April of this year.
The new range that has just been launched by the confectionery giants consists of three different kinds.
First of all there are the Cadbury's peanuts, nothing too new there really. A peanut liberally coated with creamy Cadbury's chocolate.
Secondly the Cadbury's raisins, soft juicy raisins yet again thickly coated in the sweet Cadbury's milk chocolate.
Then moving swiftly onto the final new offer, the Cadbury's cluster, a combination of raisin, cornflake and chocolate.
Apparently the new range offers both a share sized bag and a smaller one portion bag, I have yet to see the share bag anywhere but have sampled the 150g mini sized Clusters bought for 55p at the local service station.
Cadbury's clusters are packed in colourful and fairly eye catching packaging, I would imagine that the bright red foil packet would appeal to the younger market.
A large purple flash covers the packet bearing the manufacturers name, a smaller flash announces that the product is new to the market and a couple of the clusters are on display for all to see.
Because the clusters contain raisins that means that they aren't a lightweight chocolate so the packet isn't brimming over with the new creation. In fact what you see inside of the packet resembles a cornflake cake that would sit on a plate in a dolls house.
Each cluster is a bite sized piece and every individual cluster has been designed to have both raisin and cornflake wrapped inside of a layer of Cadbury's milk chocolate.
At this stage I am beginning to think that maybe the company have come up with something totally new and very different.
Then I pop the first cluster into my mouth and if I shut my eyes I could be forgiven for thinking I am enjoying something that is like a Picnic bar!
The bitesize treats look rugged and as you start to chew them the odd sharp edge of a cornflake appears on the scene. The amount of chocolate that has been allotted to each cluster covers it adequately but not lavishly ( Oh, lol there is no pleasing some folk!! )
Because the raisin is housed inside of the chocolate and married to the cornflake it seems to have had a bit of a tough time, the once plump and juicy raisin is but a shadow of it's former self.
But we are looking at the chocolate as a whole and the three flavours combine well, the tough cornflake, the semi juicy raisin and the sweet milk chocolate make a merry trio.
On one level I am tempted to say that Cadbury have created something different but on another level I have to admit to myself that they are a re-hash of other well known chocolate bars.
Still, that doesn't stop them from being a good sweet treat.
I mentioned earlier on in the review that the brightly coloured packet would be very attractive to the `little people` - But the contents may well be unsuitable for them, maybe that is where Mum knows best.
We are all aware that any kind of chocolate needs to be eaten in moderation but that's another matter!
100g of Cadbury's clusters contains 470 calories, 5.2g protein, 62.6g carbohydrate of which a massive 62.1g is sugar.22.1g fat of which an enormous 13.7g is saturated fat.2.2g of fibre and 0.22g of sodium.
The clusters are free from colouring and they contain no egg. No nuts but there are traces of peanut
. They contain no sesame seed but they do contain gluten and sulphites ( preservatives )
Neither do they contain any wheat.
I would be more than happy to enjoy another bag of Cadbury's clusters. Sweet, crunchy, interesting, and on offer at a passable price.