12 Apr 2013
Cadbury Black Forest Review (CyberCandy)
This Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest from New Zealand (and made in Australia) was very kindly sent to me by CyberCandy for review. I don't know about you but when I see the words "black forest" I instantly think of the classic cake; the black forest gateau. This chocolate bar certainly shares one thing with the cake of the same name, and that's cherries! The Dairy Milk Black Forest is described as "milk chocolate with dark chocolate biscuit pieces and cherry flavoured jellies".
It looks like a fairly standard Dairy Milk shape, with seven segments and the Cadbury logo on each. The dark biscuit pieces are clearly visible through the chocolate.
When I first cut through the bar I was met with lots of the biscuit pieces, which are very generously distributed. The biscuit doesn't have a "dark chocolate" flavour as such, it mainly adds a lovely crunchiness and extra sweetness.
As I cut through the next segment of the chocolate, I was greeted with the sight above! Great big cherry sweeties within the chocolate! The cherry jellies are so large and bright it's amazing how they can hide amongst the other ingredients. They may not have been visible from the outside of this particular chocolate bar but they're definitely the star of the show! The sweet cherry flavour within them is delicious, and they have a firm chewy texture that's a bit like jelly beans.
If you've ever tried Australian/NZ Dairy Milk chocolate then you'll know that it tastes slightly different to British Dairy Milk. The recipe used for this Black Forest bar has 26% cocoa solids and 28% milk solids. It's still unmistakeably Cadbury's but to me it tastes a bit creamier and has a stronger cocoa flavour. It's the perfect smooth base for the added biscuit and cherry ingredients. I really enjoyed this bar and I loved the fact that it has it all going on - crunchy, chewy, fruity and chocolately!
Cybercandy kindly sent me this product for an honest review but all views expressed are my own.
Grocery Gems Verdict: Cadbury Black Forest
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes.
Purchased: Available from CyberCandy.
Nutrition: 228 calories, 3.2g protein, 27.4g carbs (24.3g sugars), 11.6g fat