Of course I should know better. It’s Cadbury. I know how I feel about Cadbury chocolate. And yet, every time a new flavour appears on the store shelf, my inner Pollyanna comes out.
“Maybe this time,” something within me whispers. “Maybe this time the yearnings of your heart will be answered and Cadbury’s gimmicky ideas will translate into nuanced, classy, repeat-purchase-worthy chocolate goodness.”
Anyone up for a trip to The Cheesecake Factory instead?
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chips Ahoy! Cookie Dough
That said, the cookie dough pieces in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is usually pretty good, so it’s not like this chocolate had no chance of being good. LIFE IS CONFUSING SOMETIMES.
If you like Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate to begin with, then you’ll probably enjoy this; it tastes almost exactly like the plain milk chocolate block. The aroma is enticingly reminiscent of cookie dough, but the cookie dough bits aren’t strong enough in flavour to stand above the standard super-sweet very-milky vanilla-strong Dairy Milk chocolate base. All they contribute, really, is a gritty-soft textural contrast.
For me? Thumbs down.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Popcorn
I had higher hopes for this Cadbury Caramel Popcorn block, particularly when I opened the package and saw how absolutely jam-packed with caramel-covered crackly popcorn it was.
Lookachoo lil wee popcorn nubbins of joy! (I do so love salty-sweet popcorn.) The aroma of this chocolate was, yes, very sweet, but it also had a rather glorious scent of fairgrounds and spun toffee.
I took a bite, and sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet so sweeeeeet sweeeeeeeeet.
DAMN YOU INNER POLLYANNA.
In its favour, this Cadbury chocolate did have a good, strong crunchiness from the popcorn, and the popcorn gave occasional salty pops that helped mitigate some of the chocolate’s overbearing sweetness.
Still, I’d rather have a bag of straight caramel corn any day.
(P.S. The Cadbury Oreo Cookie Crunch Milk Chocolate? Turns out it was this already-reviewed cookie crunch bar, rebranded. I was tricked.)