Product Type: Cadbury's Snacks
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Can you Believe It - Only Three Inches Long !!
Cadbury Double Chocolate Mini Rolls
Member Name: Emmald
Cadbury Double Chocolate Mini Rolls
Advantages: Good but not as good as the conventional mini roll.
Disadvantages: Nothing major
My, My, Cadbury's are going for gold aren't they?
We were doing our weekly tour of Sainsbury's this morning and I know it may come as a bit of a surprise to you but the aisle that we always seem to linger in is the aisle that is stacked high with cakes and biscuits.
Well, every which way that you turned there was a stack of Cadbury's mini rolls, not just the plain chocolate and vanilla flavour that we all know and love. It seems that the special editions are being marketed to the hilt, the caramel mini roll, the jaffa mini roll and the double chocolate mini roll.
Cadbury's had a special offer on them too, either £1.32 for a packet of six or £2 for two packets, hence we ended up with a packet of the traditional version and a packet of the double chocolate variety.
Maybe we will just take a second to consider the way that the product has been offered to the public and how Cadbury's have tried to make these special editions stand apart from the others.
The packet looks more or less the same, the indisputable grape purple that is associated with Cadbury. But then Cadbury have gone for in the kill, they have added a banana yellow flash to the top right corner of the packet and in bold red lettering the two words `Special Edition` stand out like a belisha beacon.
The words `mini rolls` takes on a subtle difference too, it looks like someone has taken a piping bag and squeezed the two words out as stylishly as they could manage but they have still managed to keep the flow of melted chocolate.
Then a devilishly rich looking roll is sat aside what looks like a chocolate `horn of plenty`
Cadbury cannot place enough emphasis on the amount of milk chocolate that is harboured inside of the flimsy packet.
So we move on swiftly and open the outer plastic wrapper to find six newly born double chocolate mini rolls all individually encased in a heat sealed plastic wrapper. It is at this point in time that my thoughts lay with the local council recycling collectors ! Does everything have to be wrapped in duplicate??!
Whether it is my over-active imagination but I am sure that the mini rolls have shrunk, each special edition roll is about three inches long or two good sized bites.
The minute chocolate Swiss rolls are perfectly formed and have been professionally covered in the luxurious Cadbury's milk chocolate. As each baby Swiss roll has passed underneath the liquid chocolate Cadbury have got the consistency of the chocolate off to a tee, on the top of each barrel shaped roll the surface is rippled which adds depth to the chocolate layer in places.
As always the chocolate at each end of the mini roll seems to be substantially thicker and I set out to make the most of it.
Inside the soft sponge is hiding away, the chocolate, the sponge and the chocolate filling are all matching shades of brown. The sponge is as light as any prize winning Women's Institute Victoria sponge recipe and the lighter brown filling has a `whipped` effect and is plentiful.
All in all the mini roll isn't as sweet as I first imagined it to be, I think that is partially down to the filling which you would imagine is super sweet but in actual fact isn't.
If anyone asked me how to explain the filling I would say that it resembles a soft Milky Way, air filled and mousse like.
If I had to make a choice between the traditional mini roll and this special edition then I would stick with the original version. I enjoy that sweet white vanilla cream in the conventional mini roll and find that the filling in this special edition double choc variety a bit uninspiring.
I realise that we are talking about a mere couple of seconds of pure unadulterated bliss here but if you are going to be wicked then it is better to carry it out to the very best of your ability!
In order to review this product I was obliged to eat the whole mini roll ( no great feat!) and it contained 120 calories, 1.3g protein, 15.1g carbohydrate of which 12.3g is sugar, 6.2g fat of which 3.1g is saturates, 0.3g fibre and 0.07g sodium.
Well Mr Cadbury, The double choc mini rolls are fine! But they are not outstanding and the next time around I shall be picking up the chocolate rolls with that firm white sweet vanilla cream filling. - Mind you, I wonder what the Jaffa mini rolls are like?
Summary: A small sweet chocolate treat.