Product Type: Cadbury Sweets
Newest Review: ... 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... more
A luxurious, less messy flake
Cadburys Flake Dipped
Member Name: Nik-Nac
Cadburys Flake Dipped
Date: 31/05/12, updated on 01/06/12 (93 review reads)
Advantages: Delicious. Tastes more expensive than it is. A Flake that doesn't cause a mess.
Disadvantages: Calorific. Was gone too soon! Not widely available.
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.
Summary: A great take on an old classic.