I am a huge fan of Cadburys products, I think the vast majority of them are great. Although I tend to prefer the originals whenever a new one comes out I just have to try it. I was really excited when I saw this product on the market as I love hot chocolate too, and with my two loves combined it seemed this product could be a match made in heaven.
The hot chocolate drink comes in a gorgeously classy looking purple tub, It is made of cardboard and therefore recyclable which is a good thing. The tub looks very traditional cadburys, with some steam on, an apetising picture and the words luxury and the cadbury's logo on the front.
I peeled the lid off and was greated by thick and brown looking powder, which didnt give much away, it didnt even really smell. I made my hot chocolate with half warm milk and half boiling water and added four heaped tea spoons of the powder.
As soon as the mixture was added ti the water a glorious rich chocolate smell came from the cup. I had to wait for it to cool down with the smell filling the room, it really tickled my taste buds! When it finally cooled down, I took a sip and was in heaven. It tasted so lovely and creamy. It was the right sweetness, I had no need to add sugar. It really did taste like a chocolate drink.
I cannot wait until the winter when on the cold nights I have an excuse to drink lots of theis lovely drink. The cost is quite high compared to the others on sale, but it really does taste great.
This is an 'indulgent' luxury hot chocolate drink made by Cadbury, who also make Dairy Milk chocolate. It's a blend of 75% Dairy Milk and 25% dark chocolate, with nothing else added, so it's supposed to be very rich and chocolatey unlike most chocolate drinks on the market.
- Tastes absolutely delicious, especially compared to other chocolate drinks on the market. It has a really full bodied chocolate flavour and is really rich and creamy, with a satisfying thicker texture to the drink.
- Quick and easy to make, just put 4 or 5 heaped teaspoons into a mug, heat up some milk in a pan or the microwave, add a little hot milk to the chocolate and mix to make a paste, then add the rest and stir.
- It can also be made cold, just put 4 or 5 heaped teaspoons in a mug, add a little boiling water to melt the chocolate and make a paste, then add fresh milk. Cold chocolate drinks are really not my thing but it is very tasty as cold chocolate drinks go.
- It can sometimes be hard to measure how much you need as it's basically flakes of chocolate of varying shapes and sizes, the amount you actually get per teaspoon can vary greatly. It's best to just get used to how much you should have in the bottom of the mug and measure it that way each time.
- It's expensive at £2.39 for a tub which contains 200g, and the tub will only give you about 5 or 6 drinks if you go by the suggested 4 or 5 heaped spoons per drink.
- It's really not very good for you as a 25g serving made up with 200ml of semi-skimmed milk (I don't know why they give 25g as a serving in the nutritional info when this is nowhere near the 4 or 5 heaped teaspoons that they suggest in the directions. I think this is intentionally misleading) has 225 calories, 23.6g sugar, 10.6g of fat, or which 6.5g is saturates (!!!), and 0.31g of salt!
- Sometimes the chocolate doesn't melt fully and you can end up with bits floating around in the drink.
- As it's basically just flakes of chocolate you might find you're tempted to just eat them and end up with none left for when you want to make a drink!
A delicious luxury chocolate drink that can be enjoyed hot or cold, but should definitely be saved for the occasional treat rather than for an every day drink!
Being a big fan of hot chocolate I was given this Cadburys dairy milk Luxury chocolate drink to try.
I have never come across a chocolate drink like this before, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it to find lots of thick chocolate bits inside.
To make the drink hot you have to add in 4 or 5 heaped teaspoons into your mug, heat some milk in the pan or microwave, add a little to the chocolate and stir to melt the chocolate and then add the rest of the heated milk.
It is yummy!! You can also make it cold, this time by just melting he chocolate with boiling water (just add a tiny bit to melt it) and then add cold milk and fill to the top.
both ways are lovely and very enjoyable, you can add extras if you want to make it extra naughty, for example, some cream, or baileys goes down really well.
The pot itself contains 75% of dairy milk chocolate and then 25% dark chocolate,
It is a naughty drink but its fun and enjoyable, I sometimes add in an extra 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons in to make it chocolatier.
The only downside I found with this is that if your milk or water is not hot enough you'll fin it doesn't melt the chocolate as well (it will be lying in the bottom of your cup when your finished) and also very hard to control how much you put it so it ends up not lasting you as long in your cupboard.
I have seen this is supermarkets around £2.70