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Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Snack

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      29.08.2010 23:11
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      Won't be buying them again.

      I tried some of these recently at the theatre when going to watch my younger sister in a dance show... I thought they would keep me entertained for the three hours but to be honest, they were quite disappointing and I only ended up eating about 5!

      Price; ....
      These range in price depending on where you buy them, I saw them on offer for £1 when they were new out in various places such as Tesco and Asda although I know they have recently gone up to 2 for £2.50 a bag.
      Worth it? I don't think so.... they aren't much different to the usual chocolate coated peanuts you can buy in store brand!

      Product; ....
      I love peanuts, and I love chocolate. I guess I expected these to be like the M&M's which I love! But I was wrong.
      It's mostly peanut and barely any chocolate when you're eating them and I don't find them very pleasing.
      There isn't much taste to them, they aren't sweet or 'melt in the mouth' effective. They don't give you the satisfaction which ordinary chocolate gives you.
      When eating these, it tastes like I'm eating a bag of boring plain peanuts.

      What's in them?....
      A good thing about these chocolate peanuts, is that they are healthier than eating a bag of plain or caramel chocolates.
      I don't think the values of this bag are shown very clearly at all! The main contents on the front are shown in each 25g portion, but the bag contains 200g in total! So how are we supposed to work out how much an eighth of the bag is!
      The contents per 100g is also shown in the table on the back which I thought was more realistic, because if were honest, not many of us can eat a tiny portion of a bag of chocolates and just leave them!
      100g of these chocolate peanuts contains...
      570 calories
      19g of protein
      33.5g of carbohydrates
      29.7g (of which sugars)
      40g of fat
      13.8g of saturated fat
      5.7g of fibre

      It's understandable of the high fat content of these chocolates as peanuts contain a high amount of fat, however its 'good fat' as I like to call it and isn't the same as eating a load of sausages!
      The calorie content is rather high which is probably why Cadburys shy away from showing the amount and only show on the front '145 calories' which is for just 25 grams.

      The packaging; ....
      These chocolate peanuts come in a resealable package and an easy tear strip which isn't so easy! My bag tore half way down the easy peel so unfortunately it wasn't very easy to 'reseal' my pack!
      I've not seen these in any smaller packs, only the 200grams share bags which I find odd!
      The packaging is a nice gold yellow colouring with the purple brand Cadburys colour with the Cadburys sign

      Overall, I won't buy these out of choice again! I think I'll stick to galaxy's chocolates and my usual favourites.
      I wouldn't recommend these and I think they are being sold at a daft RRP considering they are just usual chocolate coated peanuts.

      Thank you for reading, I also post on Ciao

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        07.09.2009 00:44
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        I Love These Peanuts Even Though I DOn't Like Nuts Much

        My mum won a box of these Cadburys chocolate covered peanuts ages but hardly any of them got ate because none of us like nuts that much. Today though I wanted some chocolate but none of the other stuff we'd got in the cupboard was interesting to me so I opened a bag of the peanuts just for something to pick at while I was watching a film.

        Before I knew I'd done it I'd eaten the bag because the peanuts are so moorish and nice.

        They are peanuts coated in milk chocolate and the chocolate is quite a bit thicker than other chocolate peanuts. As its Cadburys the chocolate is sweet and quite rich and goes good with the peanuts. I think the peanuts taste fresh because they are soft but have a nice crunchy bite as you chew them.

        These peanuts are so lovely and loads nicer than other brands that all seem dead cheap compared to these. Even though I ate the whole bag I didn't feel sick afterwards and I think thats because there are more nuts than chocolate and that stops them being sickly. After a bit I could notice the oil in the peanuts quite strongly and then I had to put them down for a bit and have a drink, but they were fine after that.

        I think its definatly the Caburys chocolate that makes these so good because its not the usual cheap chocolate that usually is used to put around peanuts. The fact that its so creamy makes the 2 textures proper different and that makes the change from smooth chocolate to crunchy peanut very yummy and moorish.

        A big bag costs about £2.00 or it might be cheaper in the supermarkets and you can buy small bags as well that cost about 50p and are the same size as a bag of Maltesers.

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        07.06.2009 15:31
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        A superior brand of chocolate covered peanuts

        I bought these when I spotted them on a 2 for £2.50 offer in Tesco last week. Their normal price is about £1.75 per 200g pack.

        They come in a resealable packet which has a tear-off section at the top. this is really easy to tear off, then when you want to fasten the bag again there's a sticker on the side of the pack which you just pull off and put on the top of the bag after rolling it down or folding it over. Sometimes the stickers are a bit useless to be honest, and they come off, especially when there's not a lot left in the bag.

        These are a very simple snack, there's not much to explain really. They're just peanuts coated in chocolate. Being as they're peanuts they obviously vary greatly in size and shape, but the chocolate coating seems to be about the same thickness on each one.

        The chocolate is just the same as any other Cadburys chocolate, smooth and milky rather than creamy, and very sugary and candyish. It's not my favourite chocolate at all, especially on it's own, but it works very well with the flavour of the peanuts. The peanuts are all nice and crunchy and I've not found any in my 2 packs that were not quite right.

        A 25g serving of these gives you 145 calories, 7.4g of sugar, and 10g of fat (3.5g of which is saturates), so they are a rather unhealthy treat, but not as bad as some.

        I do think these are superior in flavour to any other chocolate covered peanuts I've tried, as the chocolate is of a higher quality, but I still don't think I'd want to pay full price for them.

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          02.06.2009 13:18
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          Although these are new out, they aren't exactly a new concept in the Chocolate snack world. I remember Chocolate Coated Peanuts as far back as I can remember, but as far as I know there was no brand named version of them. You tended to get them coated in cheaper Chocolate, which was an alright taste, but not exactly sweet and Milky. This bag from Cadbury's has been launched at the same time as Chocolate covered Raisins and Cadbury's Clusters.

          I've only seen these sold in large 200g bags. The normal retail price in my local Asda is £1.79, but they are on offer just now for £1.

          The bag is alright. It is yellow and shiney. It has a large purple band over the middle and says Cadbury's Peanuts in white writing against the purple. There is a picture up the top of some Peanuts, and down the bottom is where you see the Nuts coated in Milk Chocolate. The blurb on the front says "Crunchy golden Peanuts tumbled in scrumptious cadbury's milk chocolate". Sounds alright I guess.

          Nutritional information per 25g
          145 calories
          7.4g sugars
          10g fat
          3.5g saturates
          0.3g salt.

          There isn't much to go into regarding the taste of these. These are whole Peanuts, but they don't seem as large Nuts as KP. In fact they seem quite small. The Nuts have their brown coating on them, and the whole Nut is covered in Milk Chocolate. The Chocolate is nice and sweet, but it isn't overly thick. I feel it could do with being thicker in my view.

          These are nothing that special and I only bought for the special offer price. I would not buy again, as Chocolate Coated Peanuts aren't my favourite CHocolate snack.

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            06.05.2009 21:45
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            These Cadbury's chocolate peanuts were on offer in Waitrose - 2 bags for £2.50. Still quite expensive I think though it is a fair sized bag. I ended up buying 2 bags of the peanuts as they had run out of the other new snacks - Clusters and Chocolate coated raisins!

            I love Cadbury's chocolate normally and I like peanuts so thought it would be a great combination!

            The bag is supposed to be re-sealable but I didn't read that until after I had tried to get into it for about 2 minutes and then only succeeded in ripping the thing practically in half! Sadly this meant that many of the chocolate peanuts had to be eaten in one go as they were spilling out of the bag! (Ok they could have been put in a pot or something but they were crying out to be eaten!). They are very moreish. They are not at all sickly even if you eat loads!

            The combination of chocolate and peanuts I find delicious - though I have to say I think I prefer peanut M & M's still - they are sweeter with the sugar coating and just a little bit tastier!

            The peanuts in this bag were crunchy and all similar size. Sometimes I find in M&M's you get a peanut that tastes a bit funny or is a bit hard or something which isn't very nice to bite into but every single one of these Cadbury's peanuts was nice.

            I would buy them again but if I am looking for something nice and chocolatey I probably wouldn't buy these as I think they taste more of peanut than of chocolate. The chocolate doesn't seem to taste as creamy as Cadbury's normal choclate. I also found them to be rather strangely sticky - they didn't melt at all in my hand but the chocolate just felt kind of tacky which was a bit odd!

            I would buy these again for a treat but I would also like to try the Raisin ones to see how the chocolate taste compares.

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              05.05.2009 12:48
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              A delicious snack which is marginally healthier than scoffing sweets.

              Cadbury's have brought out a delicious new range of chocolate covered fruit and nuts which they sell in large share bags or individual sized smaller packets, while looking for something nice to munch on while watching a film on Friday night I decided to buy one of the big bags of Chocolate Covered Peanuts as they were on special offer at 99p in my local shop.

              Yum, yum! If I could sign off here I would as that short sentence sums up this lovely little treat perfectly, unfortunately I am barely a third into the 150 minimum word count so allow me to elaborate.

              What you get here are varying sized peanuts covered in smooth Dairy Milk chocolate, at least I assume it's Dairy Milk as this is what it tasted like although there was no indication of this on the packet. Actually the chocolate is a little glossier and less inclined to melt than Dairy Milk so perhaps Cadbury's haven't used their signature chocolate after all, although this is still delicious and very, very reminiscent of the most famous variety of chocolate in the UK.

              As I mentioned above, the peanuts are not a standard size which in my opinion makes this much more of an exciting snack than eating perfectly formed chocolate covered nuts as it makes them seem less mass produced - although obviously they are mass produced by machine but the different sized nuts make them feel more home made to me. The sizes range from 'normal' sized peanuts to absolutely tiny ones which are barely bigger than two grains of rice stuck together, which isn't a terribly professional analysis I know but it's the best I can do!

              I am impressed with the texture of the peanuts as without fail they are soft and easy to chew, the peanuts have a delicious sweetness which compliments the chocolate beautifully and this makes them extremely moreish. Too moreish actually as this is one of those treats which will eventually make you feel queasy yet I guarantee you'll carry on munching them to the point where you have to stop otherwise you will make yourself sick.

              They're not too sweet although a few of these will certainly satisfy any cravings you have for sweet foods, and while not exactly a diet food I think you'll find these are better for your overall health than snacking on sweets and biscuits. I shall probably not buy them too often as I found myself polishing off the entire large bag as they are so tasty, my hand was dipping into the packet almost of its own accord it seemed!

              I am not usually a big fan of chocolate covered nuts, unless you count the exquisite chocolate covered brazil nuts from M&S that I treat myself to each Christmas, so was surprised to discover that I actually love these. I had originally only bought them to try and wasn't expecting to be blown away as surely one milk chocolate covered peanut is much the same as any other, and believe me I've tried this particular food stuff in many countries over the years - chocolate peanuts are a universally loved treat with different countries each having their own special way of creating the flavours people want. This version from Cadbury's is the very best I have come across, and this is evident by the fact that I ate the whole bag rather than getting bored after one small handful which is usually what happens when it comes to me and chocolate covered peanuts.

              A resounding five stars!

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