“ Type: Biscuits „
I have a very sweet tooth and really love Cadbury's chocolate and one bar that I really enjoy is the Time Out. It was introduced by Cadbury's in 1992 (thank you Wikipedia) which is surprisingly longer than I expected. The Time Out bar comprises a stick of two wafer layers sandwiched together with a rippled chocolate centre all covered in milk chocolate.
You can purchase Time Out bars individually getting two fingers in each pack or in multi-packs which comprise of individually wrapped fingers. My last purchase of time out bars was from Tesco where I paid just £1.00 for 9 individual wrapped fingers in a multi-pack.
The time out bars come wrapped in a blue foil wrapper that can easily be tore open by the jaggered edges at the end. The wrapper has 'Time Out' written across the front with the 'O' made to look like a clock face, the Cadbury logo and the slogan 'Everyone needs some time out'. One the back of the wrapper you can find detailed ingredients listings and nutritional information.
As I purchased the multi-pack which contains individually wrapped fingers rather than a larger two finger bar I was surprised to see that they are not overly high in calories. Therefore it is possible to enjoy one of the one finger bars without feeling to guilty. Each single finger of time out contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 85
Sugars - 7.3g
Fat - 4.8g
Saturates - 3.1g
Salt - 0.03g
Obviously if you purchase a two finger bar you just need to double these figures.
I really like the time out bars they are quite a light chocolate bar as they contain wafer but with the rippled milk chocolate centre and covering of milk chocolate it seems to feel like you have actually eaten more chocolate than you have. I also love the contrast between textures of the crisp, crunchy wafer against the smooth, creamy Cadbury's chocolate. When eating the bar it seems to crumble and the rippled chocolate centre reminds me of a flake, how it is so light and melts in your mouth. Also if you can have the self-control to just eat a single finger than it is possible to have a nice sweet treat and chocolate fix without consuming a huge amount of calories.
Overall to me this is another excellent chocolate bar from Cadbury's they are very tasty, good value if purchased in the single finger multi-packs and are a light option compared to other chocolate bars.
I hadn't eaten a Cadbury's Time Out for a very long time but having passed them on the shelves several times without purchasing one I decided to buy one the other day. They used to be wrapped in dark blue packaging with the name printed in red but the one I bought recently had a pale blue metallic coloured wrapper with "Time Out" printed again in red with a white outline.
With a Time Out you receive two fingers the way you do with a Twirl or a Twix, it must be something about chocolate bars beginning with the letter "t". They are described as milk chocolate covered sticks of wafer with milk chocolate centres, you can see a good picture representation of what one of the fingers consists of on the front of the wrapper also. The chocolate centres are made up of swirls like you find in a Cadbury's Twirl or Flake and along with the wafer and milk chocolate make a great contrast and great taste. They are brilliant to eat along with a cup of tea or coffee.
They can be found on sale for roughly around fifty pence although you can probably find them cheaper when bought in multipacks. Nutrition wise these don't seem too bad and eaten in moderation would be alright as for both fingers the calorie content is 170 and the fat is 4.8g. There are so many confectionery items to choose from but I heartily recommend a Time Out with its good combination of textures and flavours and of course the splendid Cadbury's milk chocolate.
Timeout was first introduced in 1992 by cadbury's, another one of many of their finest chocolate's manufactured.
Timeout has a a dark blue packaging with the words Timeout written across in a bold red font.
I brought them for £1 as a multipack which consists of 8 single bars. You can also get a long one packet version of this consisting of two wafer bar's in the region of 45p
Timeout has an outer layor of milk chocolate which has a ripple of chococlate on the front which is very smooth and on the bottom a little pattern. When biting through you'll notice the wafer which is simple and basic, it doesn't have much of a taste to it simply because the chocolate creamy wafer chocolate inside is over-powering it. I love the crunchiness when biting the chocolate it really gives off a melting sensation in the mouth as the middle creamy chocolate touches your tongue instandly it will start melting which is really tasty.
Nutritional information Per finger in multipack
Energy KJ 240/ Kcal 85
Timout does has a bit of fat in it but quite a lot of sugar due to the sweetness of the chocolate. I recommend only having this from time to time a bit like a snack bar.
I love having timeout as a snack bar. Alot of people compare it to kit kat but I prefer Timeout more because there's more chocolate in the middle of the wafer due to the flake inside it and it melts on my tongue, it really is chocolate heaven.
Why do you not seem to get these in individual bar packs much anymore? They are so nice. Oddly enough i've found them up the Biscuit aisle in smaller bar packs, which is ok, but sometimes when you stop into a shop just to pick up something nice and Chocolatey then it would be good to get 1 of these.
These came out quite a while back, but from what I remember they didn't seem to have been promoted that well, therefore that could account for why they aren't in lots of shops.
Per individual pack these cost around 45p, but the 9 finger individual ones cost around £1.40 or you can get 2 packs of the £1.40 range for £2 sometimes.
The pack looks alright. As it is shown on Dooyoo there is the 2 colours blue and red.
The fingers are alright sized. The are long enough, not too wide and not really that thick. All these consist of is quite a few layers of Wafer with some Cadury's Chocolate covering the bar. The Wafer is nice and crispy and the Chocolate is sweet and just tastes nice and Milky like Dairy Milk,
Per finger from the multipack which is a bit smaller than a normal sized on there is 120 calories. They are individually wrapped so if you are on a diet like the wife is then you can just have 1 of these in your bag to have a quick Chocolate fix.
Really nice Chocolate bar, perhaps quite simple and not that exciting but I like them and wished they were available a bit more in places.
I come home, tired, driven round the bend, and in need of a pick me up, and joy of joys, looks who's been nice enough to buy some time outs this week?
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Depending on which kind you buy, time outs have one or two fingers in them (I think if you buy a multi pack they're always the one fingered variety.) They are wafers layered in Cadburys chocolate with a chocolate centre, they're easy to dip in to a tea, and mostly, they're addictive, many times I've wished to eat the entire packet, the chocolate is smooth and creamy like Cadbury's, but with a crunch of the wafers, making for a sweet, tasty chocolate.
However, I find if you've left them in the fridge for a while, they're not as great to eat, the chocolate is hard instead of melting, so I'd recommend not leaving in a fridge, or leaving it till it gets softer, (something I've never been able to do.)
Even the foil covering the precious chocolate make me want to eat it so much, it's shiny blue, with red writing saying "time out" on a violet scribble, warning: Very tempting for children!
On the packet, it also gives the ingredients, nutritional information, etc.
Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (72%) Milk, Sugar, Cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier flavourings, wheat flour, vegetable oil, dextrose, Maize starch, Dried Whey, Maltodextrin, Chocolate salt, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate) flavourings.
Price: It's been a while since I bought a single time out, but I'd say they'd be about 45p - 65p, depending on where you get it from,
The multi packs, (from Tesco's) are £1.29 for a pack of 9.
Conclusion: Great anytime, anywhere
This is possibly one of my favourite chocolate bars although I do not get to eat them very much.
In the standard size bar, there are two sticks of wafer with a milk chocolate centre, all covered in milk chocolate. You can also buy snack size Timeouts which have only one stick in each packet.
I enjoy these so much as they have the unmistakable Cadbury chocolate in the centre but also have the added bonus of the wafer which balances the chocolate. The milk chocolate is creamy and milky but this is normal of the Cadbury brand.
One thing I am disappointed about is that there used to be mini versions of the timeout in the Cadbury Hero tins and packets, but these have now been removed. I used to look forward to opening the packet or tin of Heros and eating a Timeout but this has now been denied to me.
I would recommend that anyone who loves chocolate, try one of these bars if they haven't done already as the balance of chocolate and wafer has been gotten just right by the Cadbury factory.
Time Out's don't seem to be the most popular of Cadbury's products, and I don't see why because they are not only very nice and also reliable but as well they are also available quite cheaply.
You can get snack size bars which is one finger of time out (very good for on the go, or a quick chocolate fix), or the normal size which is two fingers. You also used to get a mini version in heroes but they have since stopped this and replaced it with éclairs. They are available in most supermarkets, and the bigger versions are available easily in corner shops, newsagents, etc. You can get the snack size bar very cheaply, they are usually on offer in Netto for £1 for a bag of 14 which works out at 7p a bar, very good when you think that will do for nearly 3 weeks of pack lunches. Then the normal size is round 50p.
It comes in the classic blue foil wrapper with the red logo writing on the front. Its not the best thing to have on a hot day because its totally covered in chocolate which means that it can melt all over the wrapper. The appearance is just like a totally normal biscuit, and its longer than a penguin or club but a lot thinner. The chocolate is Cadbury's which means that its good quality, but sometimes it will leave a weird aftertaste, there is then 2 layers of wafer with a layer of chocolate wafer in between them. It does taste very nice, but it might get a bit boring after a while. There is also only around 100 calories per bar which is good because it is the perfect size for your quick chocolate fix but it wont spoil your diet too much!
If you see them on offer then I would recommend getting some as they are so cheap, and the sort of thing that most people do like. They're a really good thing to have in the cupboard for packed lunches or snacks.
Cadburys time out are a bar of wafer chocolate which I would say is preferred by those who like a hint of Cadburys but not too much as this offers a layer not a chunk. These are one of the newer ranges Cadburys offer although not that new. Great dipped in your hot drink, even better still dunked in a nice mug of hot chocolate
These are thin wafer biscuits with a ripply Cadburys chocolate filling in the middle then surrounded in more Cadburys milk chocolate. These look like the size of a twix maybe and there are two in each foil wrapper. The wrapper is royal blue with a picture of a clock on the front to simulate time out.
Nine of the 16 gram bars will cost you around £1.25, these are that little bit lighter in price and bar than the leading names offer. These come in at 87 pence per 100 grams of time out.
About the Taste?
These have a light crispy outside so once you bite in the crispy wafer outside is evident straight away. Once you start chewing you can then taste the chocolate in force. Then the wafer flavour disappears and you are left with just chocolate, a really great lighter way to enjoy Cadburys I think.
These are 530 kcals per 100 grams. Each 16 gram bar is 110 kcals which is quite good, if you compare it to say a small kit kat which has around the same. Fat content is red on the traffic lights and is 31 grams per 100 grams of time out. All the other levels are red apart from salt which is green. So pretty average in terms of health value
Great light bite, Cadburys chocolate, light wafer outside, another great offering.
Description: Milk Chocolate Covered Wafer Bar with a Milk Chocolate Centre (Two sticks).
It has been quite a long time since I had a Cadbury's Timeout (probably around 3 years) and to be honest, they are not something that I would usually buy, simply because there are, in my opinion, better chocolate bars available on the market.
Having said that, I saw them in the vending machine at work the other day and decided to give them a go, I paid an outrageous £0.65 but that is because our vending machine is shockingly priced, you would normally pay around £0.50 for this chocolate bar. You can also purchase multi packs with single finger versions of the bar.
These do not seem to be as readily available as they used to, which makes me wonder if others, like me, also tend to pass them up for a more popular chocolate bar.
You can buy Timeout's in most shops, supermarkets and petrol stations. They come in a blue wrapper with red writing on the front. Each wrapper holds 2 fingers of chocolate.
Each chocolate bar has a milk chocolate coating and inside, is a combination of swirly milk chocolate (similar to a Flake or a Twirl but not as crumbly) and wafer biscuit.
When you bite into these, you get the combination of the soft chocolate along with the crunchiness of the wafer.
Now don't get me wrong, these are nice enough, it is just that they are nothing special. They are sweet and chocolaty, but I have never really been a big fan of wafer and I feel that this lets them down a little.
They just seem a little bland, there is nothing exciting about them and they don't seem very satisfying. They are okay, but nothing more. The chocolate is tasty enough but I feel that the wafer prevents it from being as creamy or rich as it could be.
Each bar contains 110 calories. and 6.3g of fat so these are definitely not very good for you. I think that I would rather reach for something more satisfying and enjoy it a bit more!
So, only 2 stars from me, and next time, I will probably just pass these by and reach for a Flake or something a little more enticing. These chocolate bars just don't have the wow factor in my opinion, and there are much more appealing options available.
Time Out is made by Cadbury and was launched in 1995. It has the indulgent taste of flake chocolate with the crispiness of wafers and then the whole finger is covered in milk chocolate which offers a great light treat for people who want a quick break during their day. Time Out is available to buy from local shops and supermarkets and is available in twin packs, treat pieces and share packs as well.
I am actually writing my review based on the single finger treat sized bars, which are great for lunch-boxes or a great snack for on the go if you are feeling peckish and fancy something sweet and light.
Time Out comes in a metallic blue foil wrapper and has 'Time Out' written in bold, red writing. This bar stands out quite a bit due to the metallic blue colour of the wrapper. When opening the foil wrapper you can smell a lovely sweet, chocolatey smell which makes my mouth water. The actual chocolate finger itself is covered in smooth, creamy chocolate and you can see a slight rippled effect on top of the finger.
When biting into the finger your teeth sink into the wafer layers and you can feel the crunch beneath your teeth as it goes through the wafer and sinks into the chocolatey flake centre between the 2 wafers. You can taste the creamy milk chocolate and the flake centre tastes creamy and chocolatey as well. The wafer add a bit of texture to the chocolate finger and also gives it a slightly different taste to which I can really describe, but it's not unpleasant.
After eating this it left a slight after-taste in my mouth mainly of creamy Cadbury's chocolate but I could also still taste the wafer slightly too. I felt very satisfied after eating this and I don't think I could eat another one as I think I would find it far too sickly.
This bar isn't as chocolatey and sickly as most bars by Cadbury and is a great light treat if you are feeling hungry and fancy a quick snack. The treat sized bars are perfect for on the go or if you feel like a bit more than a treat sized bar then the twin pack is great as this gives you 2 fingers of this yummy, chocolatey treat. The twin pack bars are available to buy from many shops and cost about 50-60p.
I really enjoyed this bar from Cadbury and will continue to buy it every now and again as a nice, sweet treat. I also prefer this to some other chocolate bars as it doesn't feel as filling or sickly and doesn't have lots of chocolate in either, which can leave you feeling quite sick and guilty.
(Review also on ciao)
Most days I work a shift where I can have one hours unpaid lunch so I use this time to come home and have some lunch as it saves me spending a fortune at the works canteen. I usually have lots of snacks in as I never know what kind of food I am going to fancy once I get home so when I saw a packet of 9 x 16g single finger time out bars in my local Poundland for, you've guessed it, £1 I just had to snap up a packet to give me something sweet for after my lunch.
A Time Out is made by cadburys and come packaged in a blue & red wrapper which has been unchanged for years now. There are perforations on the ends to make it easier to open and once the wrapper is open there is a delicious chocolate smell that escapes.
The chocolate bar itself is two wafers which cover a delicious flake/twirl style crumbly, flaky chocolate middle and then the whole thing is covered in Cadburys milk chocolate to create a delicious chocolate wafer crumbly sandwich that is deliciously moreish and satisfies my sweet tooth in an unbelievable way. The chocolate coating the whole thing is very thin and will melt quickly if you dawdle while eating this. The wafers are thin, crisp & crunchy while the flake/twirl layer within the wafers is lovely and crumbly and really does give an added kick to the whole chocolate bar.
The main downside with the timeout now is that the size is quite small with a single finger being just 16g so one, sometimes two, is never enough to satisfy me and then I end up feeling like a bit glutonous pig because I have eaten three.
One mini Timeout finger contains around 110 calories & 6.3g of fat so these should definitely be enjoyed in moderation but this is easier said than done as they are deliciously moreish and I just found myself wanting more and more. Normally I am quite good at resisting willpower when it comes to chocolate but with this I couldn't so I don't think I will be buying these again for a while as there are already enough delicious Christmas treats around without me having a binge on these as well.
I am going to rate the Timeout 4/5 as it is very tasty and moreish but extremely high in fat considering how tiny a finger is and how quickly it can be devoured.
Cadburys timeout bars are a fantastic chocolate or biscuit bar that is just the perfect thing for, well a time out really.
The bar itself is similar to some others on the market, its made up a middle layer of milk chocolate and thin wafers twisted and mixed together. This middle section of wafers tastes fantastic, it feels fairly soft when you bite into it and I think that's because the wafer and the chocolate layers are so thin they just melt in the mouth as well.
The whole thing is then coated in Cadburys dairy milk chocolate which just tastes fantastic any way and give the whole bar a great tasting chocolate feel as well a good quality taste as well.
These can be bought in packs of so many for a fairly cheap price usually. You usually get two fingers in one pack which is good however iv also seen them as one longer finger, the shorter ones aren't that long however they are good as a little bit of a snack and go so well with a nice cup of tea.
I recently reviewed the Galaxy Amicelli bars and was disappointed, and as I compared it to other wafer bars, I was reminded of the Cadbury Timeout bar. I have always liked these bars, but they are easily overlooked and unexplainable unmemorable. At £1.26 for 9 individual bars, the multipacks aren't very expensive (14p per single bar).
Timeouts outs are made with delicious Cadbury chocolate that is always of a good quality. Each bar consists of two layers of light wafers sandwiching a layer of flake like milk chocolate, and coated in milk chocolate. The bar is light and quite crispy, but still 72% chocolate - not bad for a wafer bar. This may be just one of my strange habits, but I particularly enjoy biting the whole top layer of wafer off, to reveal the impression of small wafer squares on the middle chocolate layer. If there is any criticism, I think that timeouts could be a bit more solid, with a thicker chocolate coating so you could really bite into it.
The Timeout bar comes in a typical plastic chocolate bar wrapper in bright blue and red designs makes it look a little cheap and is more attractive to children, which doesn't really reflect the bar inside. Inside you get two bars about 11cm (4.5") long and 1.5cm (1/2"). This is a similar format to the kitkat, but doesn't required the snapping (which can sometimes lead to flakes of chocolate on your clothes is your are in a hurry. I find it a good amount of chocolate for a snack. Most recently, I have bought a Timeout multipack 'containing 9 bars', which I found to contain 9 individually wrapped bars as opposed to the double wrapped bars I was used to. I ended up unwrapped and eating 2 bars anyway.
Each single 16g bar (half of a 2 bar packet) contains 85 calories and 4.8g of fat. This is not too unhealthy for a chocolaty snack, but it is very difficult not eat more than one. However, it is difficult to find great tasting chocolate bar that is particularly health.
I remember having Cadbury's Timeout bars years ago, and although I liked them, I can't say I was ever a huge fan. I picked one up the other day after not having had one for quite a while, and forgot for a second that these are actually wafer. Although Timeout is a popular choice, and somewhat of a classic, I wouldn't say they're up there with Mars or Kit Kat. Over the years, they do seem to have changed somewhat as they're not quite as I remember them to be. That said, they're still tasty and I'll happily buy a multipack next I'm out shopping.
Timeout is a product of Cadbury's dating back to 1824, and coming from such a well-known popular company with years of experience, you expect them to be of good quality, which they are.
These are quite simple in their design: the individually sold bars are twin fingers, each consisting of 2 layers of wafer covered in a layer of chocolate.
Individual bars (with two fingers) cost around 50p and are readily available in most supermarkets, convenience stores & newsagents as it's a popular confectionary brand. The multipacks are relatively easy to come across too in most supermarkets, with a pack of 9 individually wrapped fingers costing around £1.26. Price-wise, they're about average to similar products, though the mutipacks can usually be picked up a bit cheaper at £1 in some discount stores.
They come in the classic shiny blue wrapper with 'Timeout' in large red lettering on the front, with a foil underside to keep the freshness locked in.
When you open the wrapper, the fingers look neat as they're fairly compact to form a medium thickness finger. They don't have the bulk of a some larger chocolate bars, but individual Timeouts have two fingers, so there's enough to satisfy a rumbling tummy or a chocolate fix for a little while.
Once you take a bite you'll notice the formation of the layers, with the two wafer pieces on the top and bottom, rippled chocolate in the middle, and all covered nicely in a thin layer of milk chocolate.
At 110 calories for an individual finger, just the one would make a good snack if you want something chocolately that's not too filling, hence I would recommend the individually wrapped bars sold in multipacks.
How do they taste? Well, not quite as I remember them to if I'm honest, but they still have a lovely taste. They didn't hold the same appeal to me, despite having kept their classic packaging design.
The outer layer of chocolate was smooth and tasty, though a little too thin in my opinion. If compared to a Kit Kat, for example, the layer of chocolate lacks any solidness at the ends and is rather thin over the wafer. Inside, the wafer didn't seem overly crunchy, giving the bar a more chewy texture. Perhaps this is the effect the credit crunch is having on our favourite chocolate bars! None the less, you do get a good amount of crumbly, rippled chocolate in the middle, which is creamy, rich and delicious, as you'd expect from Cadbury's chocolate.
Overall, whilst they're tasty, there didn't seem to be anything too special about Timeout on my most recent purchase. Having said this, there is something quite delicious about the crumbly chocolate sandwhiched between the waver, giving it more of a chocolate bar appeal than a wafer bar texture.
I really do love chocolate! Today when I nipped to the shop to grab a few essentials I couldn't resist looking at the choccy bars and as usual from me of late I decided once again to miss my favourite Twix and try something new! This bar seems to of been staring me in the face for a few years now but never have I tried one so today was my day for popping that particular cherry!
Bright blue foil wrapper which is oblong. On the front of that in large red lettering I'm told it is 'Time Out' and just above that in small white lettering I'm told it is Cadbury and there is a pattern of purple lines on that swished about. On the back of the wrapper the best before date is clearly stamped on, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there, ingredients and allergy advice is given (contains milk, wheat, soya and may contain nuts), size is stated (32g), then there is a full nutritional chart listed, contact details for Cadbury's is given and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough packaging but it doesn't scream buy me for some reason!
Well you you get two oblong 'fingers' side by side in the pack. Both of them appear the same and that is covered in milk chocolate, slightly rippled on the tops and flat on the underside and ery oblong in shape. No real smell, just a slight hint of sweetness these have. Taste wise I really liked these. Nice amount of sweet but creamy chocolate covers like a sandwich over crispy light wafers and in between that there is a small amount of flakes of milk chocolate inside like a 'Flake' bar.
It is sweet enough though not overly so and what I personally liked was all the textures a bite gives you. You have the initial creaminess of the chocolate, crispy wafer which is easy to chew and digest and the chocolate in the middle which has bite to it.
I was really impressed with this chocolate! Great quality and to me this is a bar of chocolate to eat wih a magazine and a cuppa! It doesn't melt in the hands, it isn't messy to consume and you get a generous portion with the two 'fingers'. Very nice and me, I'll be treating myself to this again and again I'm sure in the future!
Nutritional Information Per Finger:
I paid 42p for mine in my local Nisa store.
Milk Chocolate Covered Wafer Bar with a Milk Chocolate Centre (Two sticks)