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      31.05.2012 23:37
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      A great take on an old classic.

      So I was in my local shop this morning and was perusing their chocolate section. I'm a Mars Bar kinda girl, but fancied a change from my usual. Cadbury's Dipped Flake practically flew into my hands, begging me to take it. The wrapper is bold in it's colour choice - bright yellow and vibrant purple - and is shiny. I guess I'm a bit like a magpie.

      Anyway, I managed to resist eating it on the way up the stairs to my second floor flat, and then justified eating it by reasoning that I'd just walked up a lot of (ok...40) stairs. I made myself a cup of tea, settled down on DooYoo and unwrapped this little piece of heaven.

      Immediately the smell hit me, it's very sweet, and the tightly sealed foil wrap seems to lock it in - none of your bound plastic wrappers that cause half the Flake to spill out when you open it. I brought a small saucer from the kitchen just in case (you know how flakes are! Most of it ends up melted on your t-shirt) but I didn't need it. The fact that the flake was wrapped in a lovely layer of milk chocolate held it together beautifully. The dipped flake can be compared with a twirl, but I find it more..chocolatey?! I guess what I'm trying to say is I find the Dipped Flake higher on cocoa and less creamy than a Twirl. Also there's only one Flake 'finger' per packet, unlike Twirl where you get two.

      It really is an indulgent treat at 210 calories per bar. Yikes! It is a relatively small bar to be racking up so many calories. Obviously it's best eaten in moderation, and this is exactly the reason that I didn't go out immediately and buy another one.

      After the initial crunch through the outer layer, the chocolate inside melts in your mouth. It tasted like I was eating more expensive chocolate than Cadbury's (though at 60p a bar, it's quite an expensive treat) I scoffed it down in under a minute and was so disappointed that it didn't last longer. That'll teach me to savour every mouthful! But I was in heaven that whole minute.

      I will definitely buy this product again and would recommend it to anyone with a sweet tooth, or anyone who loves a Flake but not the mess that comes with it. It isn't widely available in all shops, but is worth hunting for.

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        12.12.2009 22:16
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        better than the flake

        Flake dipped is a great chocolate bar from Cadburys, especially if you like the flake, like I do but don't like the mess it makes when your trying to eat it.

        I do really like the original flake bars, they are basically Cadburys milk chocolate swirled up into really thin layers and held together making a really flakey long thin chocolate bar. This makes them look really good, and the taste is also really nice but they are really hard to eat without making a bit of a mess as the chocolate flakes off and can go every where especially as they melt so easily as the chocolate is so thin.

        Well not any more as these flake dipped means that all of the flakey chocolate is held in place as the flake is literally dipped in milk chocolate which means the whole thing has a smooth outside layer. This gives the flake a pretty similar taste but makes is so much easier to eat so its only a good thing.

        They are a similar price to the normal flakes as well, and whilst they are a simple product and not one that I get all that often, I would always choose one of these over the original flakes.

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        11.07.2009 14:53
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        Better than a flake!

        I am a huge fan of cadburys chocolate. I just dont feel that you can beat it and nothing else I have tried even comes close. The taste of dairy milk is lovely and creamy and cadburys seem to manage to transfer this magic to many other chocolate bars.

        I really like Cadburys flake. The combination of delicious tatsing chocolate with that fantastic thin layer folded chocolate texture is amazing. I am also a great fan of the twirl, it has the same texture as a flake, just thicker, and it is coated on the outside, so you get more chocolate. When I saw this new chocolate bar, flake dipped, I was most excited as I thought this would be a winning combination of the two.

        Flake dipped, is as the name suggests a flake chocolate bar (those gorgeous thin layers of soft chocolate) coated with a thicker layer of slightly harder chocolate. It is a bit like a bigger twirl, where the chocolate inside is softer.

        Overall this chocolate bar is incredibly tasty. The soft crumbly chocolate inside tastes as good as ever and the cadbusyr thick coating really sets it off. It also conatins more chocolate than the flake, so technically better value for money. The great thing about this bar though is that it is missing the two major downsides that I alway shave with normal flakes. Flakes are crumbly and difficult to eat without creating a mess. Due to the coating on this bar, you really minimise that problem. The other good side is the wrapping, it is much easier to tear off as it doesnt have the silly twisty edges, so you avoid ruining the chocolate bar like you do with flake!

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          01.07.2009 16:00
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          A more solid version of that crumbly favourite

          I've always loved Flake bars, they've always appealed to me as being a completely indulgent chocolate bar and completely perfect for curling up on the sofa and scoffing while reading a trashy magazines. I think the advertising campaigns in the 80's created a really luxourious image for this bar, but it was completely backed up by the whole experience of eating one.

          For me the only downside of a flake bar is also the thing that also really appeals and is the characteristic that makes it different from all other chocolate bars - it really is the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate.....and those little bits go everywhere. Perfect to indulge at home in solidarity but try and eat it out and about and you'll find yourself covered in chocolate flakes and at this time of year - pesky chocolate stains as it melts all over you.

          So this is where the dipped flake fits right into my life..... it is exactly as it says on the label - a scrummy milk chocolate flake bar dipped in a layer of cadbury milk chocolate.....mmmmmmmm! I picked one of these up in a garage during a car journey when I was in need of an immediate sugar hit. Friends had told me that they tasted great and I was more than happy to give them a go. Normally I wouldn't attempt to eat a flake bar in a warm car (especially my husbands) but the dipped flake didn't let me down and on the first bite it stayed together without any flakage!!!

          Tastewise is was great, the smooth layer of cadbury milk chocolate is creamy and delicious and underneath you discover the flake chocolate. It doesn't taste quite the same though, the whole texture of the flake chocolate is somewhat denser and just not quite as enjoyable as a traditional flake bar. Although I did really enjoy it I did find myself missing the flakiness I had always been familiar with although I welcomed the fact that I wasn't covered in bits.

          From now on I think I may buy both bars but in an ideal world I would rather be curled up on the sofa catching those flakes...mmmm

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            27.05.2009 18:36
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            A good bar but isn't as good as the original.

            The Cadbury Flake is a mighty chocolate bar, but with the original idea adapted, does it keep up to it's expectations.

            The packaging is very nice, and always keeps the product fresh. However, it is very thin, so the bar is sometimes broken, ruining part of the experience.

            The bar costs around 50p, which is very expensive compared to other bars as you get less chocolate for your money as the bar is smaller than others for the same price. Also, the bar isn't very filling so you find yourself having to spend more money to fill you up after a break.

            When you open the pack, you are awaited by a rich smell of chocolate which is very overpowering. The bar is covered in Cadbury chocolate so it is very smooth and will melt in your mouth. The texture is very soft. The inside is more of the same, but with the outside dipped in chocolate, it makes less mess so is a more convenient option. The bar has the same taste as the original flake, but is more compact and isn't as soft in the mouth. It is also less flaky, one of the best parts of the Flake experience, as it is less fluffy and heavier.

            However, the outside layer is a bit thin and you can't really taste it. It is not as nice as the original or the Twirl as it isn't as creamier and feels heavier in the mouth.

            Overall, a great tasting bar that is healthier than normal chocolate bars but isn't as nice as a normal Flake. It has the same taste, but isn't as Flakey. It isn't that good value as you get less chocolate for your money when you compare it to the other bars available on the market such as the Dairy Milk.

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              16.08.2008 19:29
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              Fabulous and recommended!

              Cadbury, Britain's favourite chocolate maker, they've bought us so many delightful chocolate bars over the years! Most people will have tried at least one bar of Cadbury's chocolate at some point. I for one, love most of the bars they make and one of my favourites is the Cadbury Flake Dipped.

              It's a bar of Cadbury's flake which basically is a bar of Cadbury's chocolate that has been grated and then stuck back together so that it looks all flaky hence the name. It's then dipped in milk chocolate so that it is even more chocolatey, yay! I think that the normal Cadbury's Flake were good enough but this just makes them even better.

              The Flake has actually been around since 1920. I don't think the recipe has been changed since then but the wrappers change every few years. At the moment they come in a pieces of yellow foil with Cadbury Flake written across the front in large purple letters and the word dipped on it so that you can tell the difference between it and the normal version. This makes it stand out from all of the other chocolate bars on the shelf so it isn't hard to find.

              When you open the packet it immediately smells like chocolate. It is a very crumbly chocolate bar so you're likely to get it everywhere. The chocolate then has a wonderful melt in the mouth texture to it as most Cadbury's chocolate does. The taste is nice, it's a milk chocolate but is not too milky and neither does it have too much cocoa. It tastes just like normal Cadbury's Flake's do.

              The flake has a smooth outer coating which is like normal Cadbury's chocolate to bite into but the inside is still flaky, crumbly and soft like the originals.

              These are a great chocolate bar which I recommend to anybody who really like Cadbury's chocolate, it's a real treat and as an added bonus only costs about 60p a bar. 10 out of 10 because it's just as good, if not better than the orginal.

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                23.07.2008 20:03
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                **Introduction**

                Cadbury's Flake Dipped is a variation of the normal Flake bar, The difference between the standard Flake and this bar is that the Flake Dipped is dipped into milk chocolate so it basically is Flake bar with more chocolate which gives it a Twirl feel. Today was the first time I had eaten a bar of Flake Dipped and here is my review of what I thought of the bar including the negative and positive things.

                **Taste**

                You will be familiar with Cadburys chocolate, This bar has a different taste than the normal Cadburys bars and can leave a strong aftertaste which the other Cadbury's chocolate bars do not suffer from. Don't get me wrong the taste is quite nice but it just doesnt stand up to the normal high standards of Cadbury's chocolate bars we have come to know and love for years.

                **Availability**

                You can buy the Flake Dipped anywhere that you will find the normal Flake and any other Cadbury's chocolate like Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons and most newsagents. The price will typically range from around 45p to 53p or so. This price is about what you would normally pay for a chocolate bar and is pretty reasonable if you think about it.

                **Nutritional Bit**

                There are 220 calories in one of these Flake Dipped bars which is around what you would find in most chocolate bars. Not bad for the odd snack but don't have two or more everyday as it wouldnt be great for your health. 3.1g protein and 12.8g Fat which is quite high.

                **Overall**

                A nice enough chocolate bar that suffers due to it's poor aftertaste and the competition being so strong compared to this bar. If you havent tried it yet then give it a go but there are some much nicer bars out there that would be a better choice and would not leave you with the poor aftertaste that drops the overall star rating to three from four.

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                  12.03.2008 11:19
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                  an ok chocolate bar but alternatives are better.

                  Cadbury Flake Dipped.




                  I have tried to stay away from Chocolate for a while as I am still in possession of a slight bit of excess baby weight. However after a particularly bad day I ordered my other half to pick up some chocolate treats on his way home from work.


                  This Cadbury Flake Dipped was one of the three chocolate bars he bought home and one I was rather pleased about as it had been some time since I had last had one of these. Now I am a big fan of Cadbury Flake but this Flake Dipped I am a little less keen on.


                  A chocolate bar nowadays is looking at costing you just under 50 pence and some even come in over the 50 pence mark! Inflation is crazy! Anyway this was a chocolate bar that was under the 50p margin. And since I wasn't the one who bought it I didn't really care what it cost!


                  The Flake Dipped is basically just the Flake bar dipped in more chocolate so the outside it coated in the same smooth and creamy chocolate as the flake bar is made from. Now on eating the bar I found that less crumbs are made than compared to eating a standard Flake bar. This is good because a lot of the time I would be covered in chocolate pieces and inevitably said chocolate pieces would fall between my legs and melt. I would often not notice and be walking around with a rather dodgy looking brown clump stuck to my jeans! Lovely!


                  Now the taste of the Flake Dipped seems a little different from that of the standard flake. The chocolate seems a lot denser and even the inside flake is a lot less...well... flaky!! Seems a strange thing to say but that is how I see it.


                  With eating a standard Flake you have a light and crumbly texture that you just don't get as much with eating the Flake Dipped. To be honest the Flake Dipped just reminds me of eating a Twirl Chocolate bar and I think I would opt for a Twirl any day because of course you get two separate fingers, i.e. more chocolate.


                  I have no problems with taste with the Flake Dipped, as it is really creamy and delicious. The chocolate does seem to melt in the mouth even though it might seem a bit gloopy, that is just how I like my chocolate to be. But overall I think I would either prefer a standard Flake bar or indeed a Twirl if I were feeling in a chocolate mood.


                  Yes it tastes good, yes there is less mess but really I think it is over rated at therefore am awarding a total of 5/10 its good but the alternatives are better!.


                  I hope this has been of some interest/help to you. Thanks for taking the time to read.xxxx

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                    23.02.2008 21:30
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                    great idea

                    I have always eaten cadburys flakes but there has always been one major problem with them, they make such a mess.

                    A cadburys flake is a bar of chcolate which is not solid, it is lots of tiny slithers of chocolate all lightly stuck together which crumbles in your mouth as you bit into it but it also crumbles all over you, untill now.

                    Cadburys must have known the mess i managed to get in eating one of these so came up with the brilliant idea of dipping the flakey chocolate bar into a layer of chocolate to coat the out side to stop me getting in a mess.

                    This works realy well and now i can enjoy my cadburys flake in peace without getting into a lot of mess.

                    This chocolate bar is made out of the usual cadburys milk chocolate that we are all so used to but this bar now reminds me of a galaxy ripple which with galaxy being my all time favorite chocolate has to win every time.

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