Product Type: Cadbury Spread
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The bane of my dieting life...
Cadbury's Milk Chocolate Spread
Member Name: Tycks
Cadbury's Milk Chocolate Spread
Advantages: So delicious and deeply indulgent.
Disadvantages: Full of fat, highly addictive, not nutritionally valuable at all...
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!
Summary: A tasty treat, but one that should be rare!
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