Product Type: Cadbury's Soft Drink
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Cadbury Drinking Chocolate
Member Name: anwar7
Cadbury Drinking Chocolate
Advantages: lovely drink
Disadvantages: high in calories and sugar
Before I go to bed I usually treat myself to a mug of hot chocolate. I am not really brand loyal but when it comes to buying drinking chocolate it has to be Cadburys!
Cadburys have been selling drinking chocolate since the 1800's, although initially it certainly wasn't anything like the drinking chocolate we know today! Early drinking chocolate was made using cocoa that had a much higher content of cocoa butter. In order to absorb the fat and mask the fatty taste, ingredients such as potato flour and sago were used. Over time the Cadbury family found ways to reduce the fat allowing them to offer a purer chocolate to drink. The idea of drinking chocolate and not alcohol was something the Cadbury Quaker family were keen to promote.
Today Cadburys drinking chocolate is widely available all over the world. It comes in a round tub with plastic resealable lid. The rich purple colour that dominates the packaging is one I remember from my childhood. The rich colour fits well with this drinking chocolate as a luxury brand. The drinking chocolate is protected by a gold foil covering that is easily removed when first opened.
Cadburys suggest you use 3 heaped teaspoons of chocolate powder added to a mug full of hot milk to make the perfect drink. However I find that just over a teaspoon full of chocolate is enough for me! I also add half hot milk and half boiling water as this means fewer calories and a less sickly drink! Talking of calories, this drink is not exactly healthy! Made in the way Cadburys suggest and using 200ml of semi skimmed milk, the drink will provide 160 calories and a whopping 22.1 grams of sugar! However as I use half water and use less chocolate, I reckon this is not so bad!
I love the rich, smooth taste of Cadburys drinking chocolate and find it has just the right level of sweetness for my palate. The chocolate flavour comes through really well too. I have tried other brands, some much more expensive than Cadburys, and think Cadburys is by far the best!
At the weekend, afer taking our dog for a long walk, I like to treat my children to a mug of hot chocolate with the addition of a few tiny marshmallows! This has become something of a ritual in our home and is looked forward to each Saturday!
Cadburys drinking chocolate is widely available and is on sale in Tesco at £2 for a large 500 gram tub, or £1.99 for a 250gram tub. Clearly the larger size tub is much better value at just 1p more for twice the amount!
Summary: Cadburys drinking chocolate