Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Consumer Watchdog- Bar of Plenty

E bought us a block of Cadbury's new 'Bar Of Plenty' the other day.

Allow me to give you a review. I eat, so you may benefit from my findings. I'm nice that way.

Positives: I like the packaging, and the font they've used. It's got a cool retro Willy Wonka kinda vibe.

Negatives: Strange choice of ingredients. "Roast Hazelnut & Honey Roast Cashew"? Nuh, that doesn't work. The cashew is obviously the far superior nut in this duo, but with its gentle, subtle flavour, it is totally over-powered by the nowhere-near-as-nice, but strong flavoured, hazelnut. It's like Neil Young singing with Pavarotti. I spent each mouthful straining to taste any passing trace of cashew.

Also, the squares are too big. Three squares to a row doesn't work for me.

Conclusion: A new variety for the sake of new variety. Nice to look at, underwhelming to eat.


RodeoClown said...

Cadbury has made the squares bigger on all their chocolates.

It makes you eat more chocolate, and therefore have to buy it more frequently.

It's really annoying.

Jessica said...

I like small squares too. Easier with braces. I choose Cadbury Old Gold cos smaller squares than Nestle Club. Nestle is worse than Cadbury.

Thanks for the review, I was tempted by the packaging but wasn't convinced by the nuts. Now I know.

Joanna said...

Ben, my main response to this is a cross feeling that someone with your artistic talent should also be able to craft a metaphor as totally apt as 'like Neil Young singing with Pavarotti' to describe the flavours in this chocolate bar. If you ever decide to do a graphic novel, I will buy it!

Helen said...

The other 'bars of plenty' are bad too - really bizarre fruits in them.