Last week, sat smugly with a bowl of grapes in the Kitchen whilst my sister searched in vain for a chocolate fix, I couldn't help but pat myself on the back for retaining the high ground on the snack battlefield. A recent realisation that if I carried on eating rubbish just because I was bored I would be going to University quite obese, and this resulted in a lessening of chocolate hunting. A triumphant popping of another grape into my mouth preceded a long drawn out sigh of satisfaction, but not from me! I turned around in horror to find my sister sitting, practically drooling at the mouth, with a plate of chocolate spread on toast.
Yeah, I'm going to be obese for University.
As the sweet, indulgent smell of the spread filled my nose, certain memoires, repressed, suppressed, chocolaty memories came to the front of my mind. I remembered evenings full of chocolate spread and warm, chunky bread, of my young spritely metabolism allowing me to indulge in it. But, as I became more aware of people's ever increasing size, I must have forced myself to forget the pleasure of such an act and pretend the stuff never existed. After declaring a general ban on the stuff in order to protect my waist, our house was a no chocolate spread zone. But now it's back.
This is, certainly in my mind, the most indulgent spread that has ever been produced. As soon as you rip the paper over the lid you get a wonderful smell of the chocolate goodness that so sumptuously sits waiting inside. And when the first knife stroke goes into the pot you know it's going to be a delicious intake.
There are many ways to enjoy chocolate spread, other than the obvious and slightly coronary-inducing way of sitting with a pot, taking a spoon and just going to town on it. A particular favourite in my house is to spread it on toast. Just as it comes out of the toaster so the spread is warm and melted, it's literally like having a chocolate bar spread over you toast.
And that's why it's so luxurious. The Dairy Milk bar, the iconic, luxurious indulgent Dairy Milk bar of Cadbury's is drawn on here to make this spread, and everybody links that taste to deluxe chocolate making.
A quick dip into a chocolate recipe book will likely result in a shopping trip for Chocolate spread, as many recipes such as chocolate indulgence cake, call on the need for such spread. Whilst there are cheaper alternatives (the supermarket versions are always cheaper), none of them, in my opinion, come close to the superior taste of the Cadbury's label.
Other ways to enjoy them are numerous. Spread over hot bagels, or on warm, crusty bread is completely delicious. If you heat up a small bowl of it it can act as a fondue and you can dip strawberries, melon, or, as my friend does, just dip more chocolate into it. Whilst I feel this may be a little bit of overkill, I have to give it to Cadburys for creating a spread of so many uses. Breadsticks are often just dunked right into the pot, (much at my protest), and yesterday I found my mum, late at night, sneakily spreading it on sliced apple!
Of course, as expected, the price of such indulgence is high. The astonishingly large fat content of almost 40g per 100g (37.8 to be exact) means that the 400g pots that are sold on supermarket shelves contain almost a massive 160 grams of fat! This means that whilst a nice, thickly spread piece of chocolate spread toast is a welcome snack, it really does have to be a strictly occasional thing. Adults should be weary of how much they let their children eat of it, because it really is addictive and not nutritional at all. I feel I'm cheating on Jamie Oliver every time my little sister eats it.
The spread is suitable for vegetarians and here is some nutritional info for you
Value per 100g:
Fat: 37.8 g
The lucky few among us may feel that it is too sickly to eat very much of, but for the chocoholics, we're really either very lucky or in trouble, it really depends on how much you let yourself eat. As for me, please wish me luck for staying in shape for University in September!
Cadbury Milk Chocolate Spread is not an item I would ever have thought to have purchased, if it were not for my daughter. After a sleep-over at a friend's house, where she had it on toast for breakfast, she practically begged me to buy it.
This spread comes in a glass jar, with a purple/blue, plastic screw-top lid. The label has changed somewhat, from the one above. It is now mainly purple/blue, with 'Cadbury' written in large curly, white letters and 'milk chocolate spread' in small white letters. There is also a picture of soft chocolate, dripping off the end of a knife, repeated all around the label.
When you first open the jar, you smell the lovely milk chocolate and straight away your mouth starts to water. It is very soft and is scraped out easily with a knife. The chocolate spread is also very smooth and is easily spread on to bread, toast and my personal favourite, a digestive biscuit.
I really do like to put it on quite thick, so that my teeth can sink into it. This spread does taste just like a bar of Cadbury chocolate, which has been melted down and it tastes of quality. I have tried a couple of cheaper brands, but they do taste exactly that: cheap!
Biting into my chocolate topped digestive, I can taste the creamy, smooth cadbury chocolate. The flavour is surprisingly rich and it does feel as if you are eating cool, melted chocolate. I love the combination of the crunchy digestive and the soft chocolate and they work well together.
My daughter prefers to have her spread on warm toast, so that the chocolate gets warm and runny. I did have a taste of this once, but it's just too sickly for me. She also likes it on plain bread, but I just can't get my head around a chocolate sandwich and it doesn't appeal to me at all.
This is definitely not something I would have, or allow my daughter to have on a regular basis, because it is just not healthy enough. A 400g jar, will therefore last a good 6 weeks in our house, which is good, as it's quite expensive.
*Nutritional Value Per 100g*
Energy - 570 kcal
Protein - 3.9g
Carbohydrate - 53.9g
Fat - 37.8g
This product contains milk, soya/soyabeans and may contain nuts.
It is suitable for vegetarians.
Cadbury Milk Chocolate Spread is available from Tesco in a 400g jar for £2.69
This is expensive when compared to Tesco's own 400g jar of chocolate spread, which costs £1 only, but the flavour and texture are far superior.
Cadbury Milk Chocolate Spread - definitely a 5 star product!
This is my all time favourite chocolate spread, I love it and although it can be expensive(around £2.29 for 400g), if your as mad about chocolate as I am then it's worth every penny.
I was always keen on chocolate spread but never really liked the hazelnut taste that comes with all of them, then I discovered this one with a real milk chocolate taste and no nuts.
I say this is my favourite as it is the only one I have tried that hasn't got the nutty taste, I would be willing to try others and I have looked around in the supermarkets for cheaper alternatives but this seems to be the only one.
It is widely available and comes in appealing packaging and is made by Cadbury's so you know your getting quality chocolate.
The only downside to this product is its nutritional values thers nothing really that it contains that is any good for you, but in small quantities i'm sure it's fine.
I was only introduced to chocolate spread a few months ago by my friends, and now I love it. At first they gave me nutella, then I found this cadbury one, and it's amazing.
The cost is a bit more expensive than nutella. Cadburys is about £1.70 for 100g where as nutella is about £1.20 for 100g.
The one I purchased looks slightly different to the above picture, but it it still the same product and I got it from sainsburys in the aisle with all the other chocolate spreads.
I have to admit I was dubious as I didn't think they could make a chocolate spread with that distinct cadbury taste but I was so wrong. If you like Cadbury chocolate, especially dairy milk, this spread tastes just like it. I would never buy nutella again, this is so much better and it is definitely worth the price, it doesn't have the nutty undertone like nutella, it just tastes like chocolate.
It is very easy to spread, and comes with a screw top, which I find much better than the nutella lid on a glass jar, just don't make the mistake of putting it in the fridge, it needs to be kept in a cupboard or it is a nightmare to spread.
I have also melted a couple of spoonfuls into some warm milk to make the nicest hot chocolate ever.
I love cadburys, and would buy this over nutella anyday, despite the cost.
We always have Nutella, ALWAYS and I don't think I've ever seen a different brand of chocolate spread in the cupboard at home so I was mega shocked to see that this time my mum had brought Cadburys Milk Chocolate Spread!
This one is just a plain chocolate spread with no nutty flavour at all and actually I think it's a proper nice change because Nutella is a bit too rich for me a lot of the time and that's more to do with the nuttiness than the chocolate in it I reckon.
When you open the jar you get a big whiff of milk chocolate that smells madly sweet and makes you want to grab a spoon and dig in! It's a very smooth and creamy chocolate spread that really does taste of Cadburys milk chocolate, it doesn't taste all sticky in my mouth like Nutella does and I think it's got a lot smoother texture and taste. It's very sweet but because it hasn't got the nut flavour it tastes of pure chocolate and that makes it not quite as sickly.
Since I found this jar on the cupboard I've had it on toast, on a plain white butty and dolloped onto hot pancakes last night for pudding. It's delish on everything and especially nice straight from the jar on a spoon, which is deffo the best way to eat chocolate spread of any sort. It's easy to spread and doesn't put holes in the bread like Nutella does sometimes, I think it's because this one isn't so glossy or sticky that it spreads so smooth and I like that it doesn't go too wet when I put it on hot toast because with Nutella I always wait for the toast to cool down a bit because it melts too quick and goes too liquid when it's hot.
It comes in a 400g jar and a quarter of the jar has got 570 calories and 38g of fat, that's scary because I reckon I could eat 100g of this chocolate spread without even thinking about it if I was watching a film with the jar and a spoon in front of me! lol
I am a huge fan of Cadbury's confectionary products. I feel that they are the market leaders and no other brand comes close. Cadburys dairy milk is a fantastic chocolate taste and they seem to wave that magic wand over everything they do. I was a little dubious when I saw this chocolate spread as I hadnt seen it advertised, and it was a little pricey but I thought I would cross my fingers and give it a go.
The glass jar comes with purple packaging, and I have to admit it was this traditional Cadburys packaging which attracted me in the first place. It is a bonus that the glass is recyclable too. The purple lid is easy to screw on and off and underneath has a cardboard lid which you can peal off.
The product itself is a deep brown and looks thick creamy and chocolatey, just a look before eating is very appetising. It almost looked too thick though, as if sticking the knife in and scooping some out would be incredible amounts of effort and spreading it would mash up your toast. Luckily, it had just the right consistency, it was easy to get out the jar and as easy to spread as chocolate spread is ever going to be. I was able to spread it fairly evenly on my toast, without going too thick and pilling far too many calories up.
The spread itself tasted delicious and complimented the toast well. It was creamy and had that signature Cadburys taste, so definitely no complaints there then. The only downside to this spread is the high amount of calories. You really have to spread it thinly to make it healthy, but then you miss out on a lot of the taste!
Enjoy, as a treat!
We like to chop and change a lot round our way, but Cadbury's Chocolate Spread does seem to remain pretty constant a lot of the time. It costs £2.36 for a 600g jar from Tesco, which I think is reasonable for the quality of this item. Sure you can get a jar of decent chocolate spread for a quarter of that price, but then this stuff isn't decent - it's top of the range as far as I'm concerned!
This stuff tastes exactly like Cadbury Dairy Milk fans would want a chocolate spread version to taste like. It really is like spreading melted down Dairy Milk onto your toast! The only noticeable difference is the consistency of course, which is naturally different to what melted down Dairy Milk alone would be. Partly so that it's spreadable I would expect.
I love that this spread comes straight out of the jar and onto the toast (or sandwich) first time, every time. Other chocolate spreads, especially Nutella, require being stabbed at with a spoon on chilly winter mornings. But Cadbury Chocolate Spread has always remained spreadable in the cupboard regardless of the temperature.
This is first class spread that's worth paying a few extra pence for. Obviously you've got to eat it in moderation because it very high in fat and calories. I won't tell you how high because it'll put you off for life, but if you're really desperate to find out then you can check the nutritional information by looking this up on Tesco.com.
Cadbury's milk chocolate spread is one of those things that gets sneaked into the shopping trolley when I force my children to go supermarket shopping with me. It is not a product that I am keen on but it is enjoyed by my eight year old daughter and my husband.
The chocolate spread comes in a glass jar containing 400g, the jar is instantly recognisable as a Cadbury's product as it has the distinctive Cadbury's colours and lettering, and the lid of the jar matches the purple of the label. When you open the jar you are instantly hit by the intense aroma of chocolate, even more intense than opening a Cadbury's chocolate bar. The spread is delightfully smooth, absolutely no lumps and my daughter loves to be the person who opens the jar and makes the first indentation into the spread. The spread itself is just like melted chocolate, a bit like when you let a chocolate bar sit in the sun and it goes all gooey. I am a lover of chocolate but just can't get into chocolate spread, I just don't like the sweet and savoury thing a bit like I don't like jam and bread.
My daughter usually has the spread on plain white pan bread, she doesn't like it on toast and only eats it on bread, although sometimes I do find finger prints in the jar. The spread is very easy to work with, a good dollup on the knife and spread onto the bread, my daughter very often asks for "extras" which for her is where is put it on a little thicker on an individual spot. The jar usually lasts quite a while in our house as it is a treat rather than something my daughter eats regularly. I keep the jar in the larder as opposed to the fridge. The jar seals very well because it has a screw cap, even when you get to the bottom of the jar it still manages to keep the chocolate aroma. When the jar is finished my daughter loves to put her fingers in to scrape any spare bits off the side.
My husband also enjoys the occasional round of bread with chocolate spread, sometimes when I come down in the morning I find a knife with some chocolate residue where my husband has had a little snack before going to bed. I have tasted the spread and must admit it is very chocolatey, I would enjoy eating it straight out of the jar rather than on bread. My daughter has tried other spreads but this is her favourite and usually any other brands are left for my husband to finish off.
This chocolate spread is not for those watching their weight, it is after all chocolate and has lots of sugar. It contains 570kcal per 100g so four times that for the full jar, therefore not something I would recommend for regular consumption but fine for the occasional treat or fill up. The spread is easily available in shops and supermarkets, I'm not sure how much it is currently selling for as we only buy it perhaps every 4-6 weeks.
Cadbury chocolate spread. My daughter loves this and would eat it all the time if she had her way.
It is packaged in a very nice glass jar. It is see through so you can see the lovely chocolate spread through the jar. The jar has the usual purple Cadbury label. The jar I bought has a knife with the chocolate spread dripping off of it. The size of the jar I bought was 400g.
When you first open the pot you get a lovely waft of chocolate. The top of the chocolate is lovely and smooth. The chocolate spread is a lovely consistency. It is very thick. It tastes just like dairy milk chocolate. It is smooth and creamy. We like to spread it on toast and bread. Our favourite way of eating chocolate spread is to get some Rich tea biscuits and spread them with a thick layer of the chocolate spread. This makes a delicious treat. I also buy plain mini bread sticks which we dip into the spread. This is a bit like the choc dips but you get a lot more chocolate. If you love Cadbury chocolate than this is the spread to go for.
You must store the spread at room temperature to keep the spread at the best consistency. I once made the mistake of putting it in the fridge and it went very hard!
This chocolate spread has 570 calories per 100ml. It is available from supermarkets and costs £1.45
I am a big chocolate lover and I have been in heaven since someone invented chocolate spread. It's like a chocolate bar that has been melted and stays melted when it goes cold. Oh wow!
I do not rate Cadbury's chocolate generally, as I think it is too full of sugar and not creamy enough. However, I do not think you can beat Cadbury's hot chocolate. So, I decided to give this Cadbury's Milk Chocolate spread a try. It was 50 50 as to whether it would be any good. It is nowhere near as good as their hot chocolate. I would rate it as I would rate their chocolate bars. It's ok when there is nothing else around. Nutella wins the chocolate spread competition for me but this Cadbury's one is great if you do not like nuts.
It has a very smooth texture and is much creamier than their regular chocolate bars, but not creamy enough for me. It tastes best spread on hot toast so that it goes really runny. YUM!
Nutritional Info Per 100g:
A 400g jar of Cadbury's Chocolate Spread costs over two pound - that is more expensive than most of the other chocolate spreads, including Nutella, the King of Chocolate Spread!
Overall this is a nice chocolate spread but in my opinion, not worth the money.