“ Brand: Cadburys / Type: Cake „
I would never have thought of buying these Cadbury Fudge Cake Bars but on a recent trip to the supermarket they were on offer at a price so cheap I could not refuse. I had never tried these before but I had tried other cakes in the Cadbury range and enjoyed them. These cakes are based on the children's sweet the Fudge bar and combine elements of this confectionary item with chocolate cake and Cadbury's chocolate.
These cakes come in a packet of five. They are packaged in an eye-catching orange and purple external wrapper which is designed to look like the classic Fudge bar combined with the dark purple of the Cadbury's dairy milk chocolate wrappers. The wrapper is printed with plenty of helpful information including full ingredients written in a large font. There is also an easy read nutritional chart, allergy warnings and contact information for the brand. It's also easy to notice the 'suitable for vegetarians' stamp on the back of the pack. There is also a serving suggestion for the cakes which is interesting.
Some basic ingredient facts about the product are that they contain 37% fudge topping and 33% milk chocolate. They do contain some ingredients which some people may be allergic to such as wheat, egg, milk and soya. They also contain a preservative.
Inside the wrapper the bars are held in a cardboard tray. I suppose this is to stop them from being damaged but I'm not sure the extra packaging is entirely necessary. Each cake bar is individually wrapped. They are really lightweight. The wrapper is easy to peel open as the ends of each wrapper are indented.
The cakes are rectangular, a few inches long and are quite thick. They are completely covered with dairy milk chocolate. When you bite into a cake there is a thick layer of rich creamy fudge on the top and on the bottom is a chocolate cake slab. The chocolate is of a high quality and is reasonably thick around the cake. I was surprised at how much fudge layer there is. It is as thick, if not a little thicker (because the top of the cake is slightly rounded) than the chocolate cake layer. The fudge is a sweet, dense layer that is initially dry but which becomes soft and gooey as you chew it. The cake layer is a little dry but in texture is light and airy. Combined the fudge topping moistens the cake and the melting chocolate blends in like a creamy sauce. The taste combination is gorgeous. I have a sweet tooth but fudge is not something I really eat very regularly and I certainly haven't eaten a Fudge bar since I was in middle school but these Fudge Cake bars are really beautiful. The fudge is not a cheaper substitute for the real sweet bar and has an authentic flavour.
I think these cakes would be an excellent choice for kids' lunchboxes but I also think they are just great for adults too! They are so lightweight that they are perfect for popping into a handbag for a lunch break or for travelling. The fact that the fudge layer combines with the more delicate flavoured chocolate cake layer means the overall flavour is not too sickly and childish. There is a great serving suggestion on the wrapper which suggests adding custard, whipped cream and desiccated coconut. It's a dessert recipe I'd certainly consider as I think the flavours would make for a beautiful, high quality pudding. They are a very versatile cake bar and there are even more recipes at the website:
I am really pleased with my purchase and very surprised at how much I like these cakes. I frequently overlooked these as being something aimed at kids but they are something that I will definitely buy in the future.
You can also buy Caramel and Dairy Milk Chocolate varieties.
It was Hollie's birthday last week and we threw a small party for her, she's four and hasn't really got many friends outside of nursery so there were actually more adults than kids there - so with that in mind I purposely bought as many 'individually wrapped' items for the buffet table as I could get away with. After all, childless Adam would rather go hungry than eat a sausage roll that may have been touched by a three year old - and the same goes for Mark really. And believe me, whichever way you take that it's true! *think about it*
Anyway, these Cadbury's Fudge Cake Bars. Deliciousness in a garish orange packet. You get five small bars in a packet and I know from experience that it's possible to eat the lot without even thinking about the calories. Speaking of which, each cake contains a reasonable 130 calories - which isn't too scary until you start contemplating eating the whole packet.
They're blatantly aimed at children, but to me seems to be one of those products that has attained a degree of cult status among adults. A Fudge Cake Bar is a real chocolate hit; it's made up of rich chocolate sponge topped with a layer of fudge, with the whole thing then being wrapped in delicious Cadbury's milk chocolate. The different components of the cakes work so well individually that it's no surprise really that together they make for a totally addictive sweet treat.
It always amazes me how moist the sponge is when I bite into a Fudge Bar Cake, it's like grown-up chocolate sponge with a rich taste but lighter texture than kids will usually go for. The flavour of the sponge itself is fairly intense, it's not as sweet as you'd expect but hits the spot chocolate-wise and combined with the very sugary fudge it's perfect. When I eat one of these cakes I never think they're much like munching on a finger of Fudge (it's just enough, y'know?), but if you work it so you can nibble a decent amount of fudge away from the sponge you'll realise straight away that it's the same stuff as is inside the (ever decreasing in size) Fudge chocolate bars.
The chocolate coating is fab too, it makes a small cracking sound as you bite into it then starts sweetly and quickly melting away to let the flavours of the sponge and fudge work their magic. It's a sweet chocolate, another reason I'm glad Cadbury's held back on the sugar in the sponge - I like rich flavours more than sugary sweet cakes and I do think the balance of these is spot on.
You can expect to pay £1.50 for a pack of these delicious little cakes, or they can regularly be found price flashed at £1 in smaller shops. The fact that they're individually wrapped makes them perfect for packed lunches or school trips; it's also great for me as I'm dieting and although one of these cakes isn't too bad calorie-wise and will hit the chocolate spot, I can control my willpower a bit better knowing the rest are wrapped up. It's one thing ruining my diet through picking, but physically having to unwrap an extra cake bar would be hard to justify as 'forgetfulness' even to myself!
I love snacky foods and confectionery - well I am a growing teenager, lol!
I grew up on Cadbury's so it is my favourite chocolate so when these cake bars came out we got some to try as they were on special offer at Morrisons for 99p which isn't a bad price for a product like this...
The packaging is really eye-catching with funky purple and bright orange swirls on it and a picture of an open Fudge bar which my flavour are, although the makers do limited edition double choc and jaffa cake flavours too.
Inside the plastic wrapper there is a clear tray with 5 individually wrapped bars of fudge cakes in them to protect them as they are really very soft...
The Special Edition bars are chocolate sponge on the bottom and a smooth creamy fudge on the top and then smothered in lovely Cadbury's milk chocolate, yum!
The fudge is quite soft not solid like a fudge finger and melts in the mouth. The sponge is medium brown and very soft and moist and there is quite a thick coating of sweet chocolate too.
I think these are a great treat and a nice snack and perfect for my college lunch box as well as nice with a cuppa at break-time :)
The fudge topping is 37% of the bar and the milk chocolate is 33% but these may contain trace of nuts for allergists...
The bars are made by manor Bakeries in the UK and contain 135 calories each which isn't too bad considering what they are.
Each one is about one inch wide by three inch long.
The fat content is 5.5g and salt is 0.23g but you can't taste it at all. The sugars are high at 16.1g too.
I really liked these and we would buy tem again if they were on special offer, they reminded me of Cadbury's Mini Rolls but with the extra creamy flavour of fudge!
Five stars for a tasty tea-time treat! :)