“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Cereal Bars „
This is a review of Cadbury Chocolate Chip Brunch Bars. I picked up a pack recently from b&m bargains for £1.00 - although I have also seen them in Tesco's whilst doing my weekly shop for the sumly price of £1.99. I feel like I got a bargain so am a little bit excited already!
*What do you get for your money?*
You get 6 brunch bars in a box. The box in cardboard and has the famous Cadbury logo on the front. The box I have bought differs ever so slightly in design as it is all brown with a purple circle on the front. Each of the brunch bars is individually sealed in a plastic wrapper and they all fit in nicely in the box i.e. there is no stuffing in the box so what you see is what you get!
*What's in them?*
There are 140 calories in each bar and this is proudly displayed on the front of the box. This calorie count competes well with most cereals I have eaten previously ( for eg weetaboix, museli, rice krispies) which can range from 150-300 calories per serving. In terms of fat there is 5.4g in each bar - and given the average adult's recommended fat intake is 70g per day this seems reasonable for snack. For what I thought was a fairly healthy snack however there was quite a high lever of sugar (13% of the bar) - however this could be the honey?!
The bars are made out of 'oat flakes, bran flakes, choc chips, crispies, a drizzle of honey and dipped in Cadbury milk chocolate'. Whilst I get most of the ingredients there I don't quite get what the manufacturer means by 'crispies' and neither am I enlightened any further when I read the ingredients section on the box.
The bars are wrapped up very tightly and I was surprised when I opened one on how much of a generous size it actually was. I was also quite pleased as the chocolate chips stayed on the bar without spraying out all over the place. In fact the bar (which had travelled in my car all the way to work that morning) was totally in tact. I think this may be down to the fact that the bar is encased in chocolate and drizzled with honey which must keep everything together. Whilst the weather is not too warm at the moment (well what can you expect for October) I would be a little worried that in warmer months the chocolate could melt and cause a bit of a mess. Lucky it's not warm then!....
The bar was pleasant enough and definitely satisfied my chocolate craving without me feeling too guilty. It was a little bit sweet for my liking, although I am generally a savoury person so for most people I imagine it would be fine.
*Just for brunch?*
I originally bought these as something quick and convenient I could either grab for breakfast instead of cereal if I was in a hurry or for a quick mid-morning snack. Whilst they are very useful for this and satisfy that mid morning tummy grumble, I have also found them quite tasty as a treat post dinner. Whilst they are satisfying they are also not over-filling and I have been eating them as an alternative to post dinner dessert.
They seem to have a good shelf life (these I bought recently have a best before of 26.05.2014.
Yes definitely, although not at the usual rrp. Also I am removing a star for the over-sweetness which for me I suppose is a personal taste but still a little less sugar wouldn't go a miss.
Cadbury's Brunch bars have been a regular feature of my morning break-time for a while because I can pick up a 6-pack of these bars up for £1 from B&M in town, making them great value. The bars are available in a range of flavours, and B&M seem to sell whichever flavour they can stock up on, so we do tend to get through the whole range over a period of time. At the moment, it's the turn of choc-chip.
The "base" recipe of the Brunch Bar range is a combination of oats, bran flakes, crispies and honey moulded into a bar shape, 9 x 2 x 2cm approximately, its base and sides dipped generously in Cadbury's milk chocolate, and then the ingredient of your choice (hazelnut, peanut, raisin or choc chip) added into the mix.
I do have a sweet tooth, and all of these bars represent quite a sugar-hit, it certainly feels more like I've eaten a chocolate bar than a flap-jack, whatever the flavour.
The feature of the choc-chip variety is that the chocolate chips are scattered along the top of the bar, not within the oats and flakes. So to me, the dominant flavour of the bar is honey and oats, with the choc chips more like a bonus topping.
The choc chips themselves are square cut, and a few millimetres square, and the biggest problem is that when opening a bar, there is usually a bit of a choc-chip shower as they are not all stuck to the honey within the bar. Over time, I have got wise to this and always open over a clean worktop so that I can mop up any straying chips!
All these bars are quite dense in their make-up, so they are very filling and make the perfect mid-morning snack to get me through until lunch. I wouldn't choose choc chip as my favourite, but that's more because of the nuisance of the potential lost chips rather than the flavour, which is perfectly lovely.
Each of these choc chip bars are 155 calories and contain 5.8g fat, so they represent quite a treat or possibly even an indulgence, but surely we all deserve that once in a while... or every morning?!
Cadbury brunch bar - chocolate chip
Price: £1.00 you can buy them from any grocery store. The price may vary
Packaging: The chocolate chip brunch bars come in a box of 6 individually wrapped bars.
Each bar Contains: milk, wheat, gluten, soya
May contain: peanuts, nuts, egg
Each bar is a blend of oat flakes, bran flakes, chocolate chips, with honey drizzled over them. One side a layer of cadburys chocolate. Not the healthiest of snacks but delicious, just writing this review is making me want to go have another bar.
I've always enjoyed having cereal bars, I find them filling and extremely yummy. I don't always have time for breakfast in the morning before work, because the snooze button seems more appealing(Not a morning person) so I tend to grab a cereal bar to eat on the train which fills me up till lunch. I'm a huge fan of cadburys I find their chocolate nicer than a lot of other brands such as galaxy.
These bars are small and perfect for lunch boxes.
There is also a cadburys raisin bar. I haven't tried these due to not being a fan of raisins. They are made the same except replaced the chocolate chips with raisins.
I will be buying these again as they last a working week and are great value for money.
I have recently been trying different cereal bars, that I am able to take to work with me to allow me to eat breakfast without having to do it first thing in the morning before I leave for work as I do not really feel like eating at the crack of dawn. One bar that I have tried recently is the Cadbury's brunch bars, these come in three different varieties but I opted to try the choc chip ones.
I purchased a box containing 6 of the brunch bars from Asda where they are currently on special offer for just £1.00 a box.
The bars come in a box which is brown and the signature Cadbury's purple, on the front of the box is the Cadbury's logo, a picture of one of the bars as well as a description of the bars. On the back of the box is a description of the bars and on the side you can find full ingredients listings, and nutritional information. The bars inside are individually wrapped in foil wrappers to keep them nice and fresh and enable you to put them in a lunch box or bag to eat on the go.
These brunch bars come in three varieties, including raisin, hazelnut and choc chip. Me having a sweet tooth and loving chocolate I opted for the choc chip variety. The bars are described as brunch bars consisting of 'a delicious combination of oat flakes, bran flakes, crispies and choc chips, with a drizzle of honey and dipped in just the right amount of delicious Cadbury's milk chocolate'.
These bars are not as light as some in calories but they are quite a substantial bar so I do not find that too bad. Each 35g bar contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 155
Fat - 6.2g
Protein - 2.1g
Carbohydrate - 22.4g
The bars are rectangular in shape and the bottom half of the bar in completely coated in Cadburys milk chocolate with a generous scattering of chocolate chips on the top. When you bite into the bar the oats, cereal and honey are combined together which give a crisp but chewy texture which works well and complements the smooth milk chocolate coating and chips. Personally I think that these bars make a great snack at any time of the day and are a cross between a cereal and chocolate bar. I really like these brunch bars and will certainly recommend them and continue to purchase them especially when they are on such great special offers.
I like to have a nice snack available to take to university with me that is full of flavour and also fills that hungry gap in my tummy during the day. Brunch bars definitely do that. They come in three flavours which are raisin, hazelnut and choc chip. I am not a fan of raisins so haven't tried this one but my boyfriend loves this flavour and always buys them to take to work. I have tried both the hazelnut and the choc chip ones though, and they are both delicious.
The hazelnut ones are made up mostly of oat flakes, bran flakes, hazelnuts, crispies, a drizzle of honey and are dipped in cadbury chocolate. They are my personal favourites and as they don't have an overwhelming nut taste, people who aren't normally huge fans of nuts, would probably still like them. They contain 165 calories, 12.7g of sugar, 7.6g of fat, 3.2g of saturates and 0.20g of salt per bar.
The choc chip ones are made up mostly of oat flakes, bran flakes, choc chips, crispies, a drizzle of honey and are dipped in cadbury chocolate so the ingredients are very similar to the hazelnut bars. I also really like this flavour. They contain 155 calories, 13.9g sugar, 6.2g of fat, 3.3g of saturates and 0.15g of salt per bar.
Both flavours also contain milk, cereals, soya, and may contain nuts, peanuts and egg so for anyone with allergies, they need to check the packets first.
The brunch bars normally cost around £1.60, but are regularly on offer in large supermarkets, and are always sold for £1 in home bargains and similar places.
Overall, they are a very yummy cereal bar and are good for filling a peckish tummy but at between 155 and 165 calories they aren't the lowest around.
I never have time for breakfast in the morning, so cereal bars are my saviour, and I like one that gives me enough energy to face the day but also tastes great! I saw these brunch bars for sale at £1.78 at my local supermarket, and was enticed by the picture of the product on the front of the packet.
The bar is on average the length from your palm to your finger but disappointingly, doesn't fill the whole of its purple packet. It is crammed full of oats and cereal, kept together by a thin, chewy coating which must be something sweet like honey and finally coated on all but the top with Cadbury's milk chocolate, which is the highlight of the bar. I absolutely love these breakfast bars and consider them more of a treat than a breakfast substitute! The oats taste very healthy and earthy and the cereal makes it taste like you are having a proper brekky. The thing that really picks up the flavours and gives you a real wake up kick is the sugary, chewy coating and the Cadbury's chocolate
The purple cardboard box is sturdy, and is small and thin enough to keep in a jam packed cupboard; it contains 6 brunch bars, each individually wrapped for freshness - I tend to carry one around with me in my bag as a snack! They have since reinvented the logo and adopted a purple theme, the likes of which is very attractive and stands out on the shelf.
Overall, these delicious bars aren't just for breakfast, they are individually wrapped and small enough to be taken and eaten as a snack anytime, anywhere. They taste simply divine and aren't too pricey at only around 26p per bar.
I do like to have a variety of snack available to me at work so that when I get a bit peckish I can have a rummage in my draw and pull something yummy out.
The Cadbury Brunch Bar is a staple in my draw, because not only is it really tasty but it is more filling than the normal snack bar.
The Bruch Bar is a collection of oats, bran flakes, chocolate chips, crispies and honey in a bed of Cadburys Milk Chocolate. Therefore it is a cereal bar with a twist, and as a massive Cadburys milk chocolate fan this is a positive twist for me.
Cadburys say 'When we asked you about cereal bars, you told us that you liked their "better for you" promise, but were often disappointed by the taste. So we at Cadburys have made a bar with a real difference. At last a "wholesome" bar that tastes great.
OK this is a great version of a cereal bar, but the great taste does come with a downfall that is that they are not really "better for you" due to the fact that they contain 6.5 grams of fat per bar, and 162 calories. Therefore really are not a healthy alternative to a regular cereal bar.
But for me I am not looking to count my calories, but just enjoy the bar for its taste, as I find the mix of cereal and chocolate really inviting, and although is not super healthy is offers a nice change to the usual chocolate bar snacks that I buy.
The bars come in packs of 6 and cost around £1.60 but you can regularly get them on offer for £1 from leading supermarkets (and sometimes can be found the the Pound Shop).
I think the box's draw you into the product as well, showing you the bar itself and close ups of the cereal and the Cadbury chocolate.
This bar is suitable for vegetarians.
You do need to note that these bars may contain sesame seeds and traces of peanut, nuts and egg.
As well as chocolate chip, there are also raisin and nut flavour bars (personally the raisin is my favourite).
So overall, they are not the best cereal bar for watching your weight, but for me the fact that they taste so good and are quite filling makes them a better snack for me than most.
I am a snack person, I can't not snack, I need to, whether I am at work or home, I will come 11 o clock, become hungry and in need of a snack.
I recently tried the Cadbury Brunch Bar (Chocolate) - they come in boxes of 6 and cost £1.68 per box in Asda, this works out at 28 pence per bar.
These are your typical healthier option snack, there are many different brands and recipes.
The bars contain Oats, Bran flakes, Crispies, Honey in a bed of Cadbury's milk chocolate, it was unfortunately not nice enough for me to finish, but then I am terribly fussy.
I knew this wasn't going to be a typical Cadbury chocolate bar but I did think I would enjoy it, the honey was too overpowering for me, I don't mind eating honey in things, as long as I can't taste them. I am not a fan, and this just tasted of honey.
I thought the other flavours would be tasted but I couldn't really taste anything else. There were different textures and you could feel these, just not taste them.
I like the idea of chocolate in one of these bars, I really don't find the appeal with the fruit bars as this really isn't my thing. If Cadbury got rid of the honey this would be a roaring success with me, but I'm sure I'm not their sole target market. I will keep looking elsewhere for something similar but without honey.
I thought this would be a nice alternative to a normal fat chocolate bar and become a healthier snack but I have had to revert to my usual 'bad' chocolate bars.
These Brunch Bars have recently been on offer at Tesco (1 box of 6 bars for £1.00) and being a student, I opted for the deal! At the moment, I am making an effort to improve my diet and snack on low calorie and nutritious food.
Given that these Brunch Bars were with other cereal bars, I thought that they too would be healthy and low in calories. However, these bars contain 6.5g of fat per 35g bar.
Despite my disappointment at the not-so-healthy bars, I have to say that they are delicious. The Cadbury's chocolate coating is delicious (as could be expected!) but does leave the typical sour like after taste that chocolate tends to do.
I do think that these bars are perfect for any chocolate cravings as although they are quite high calorie compared to other cereal bars, they are a healthier alternative to chocolate.
These bars are quite sickly and although after eating one you may be tempted to rip open another, the craving soon wears off and I have to say that hunger is satisfied for quite a while.
Overall, I am very pleased with this product. The bars are tasty and perfect for mid morning snacks, yet not as healthy as other cereal bar alternatives!