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Posted: 13:14 Thu 17-06-2004. Price: 75p (!). Location: Somerfield, Selby. Nutritional unusualness: Doesn't contain any hydrogenated fats or oils.
"Phil C" reports: This has to be the rip-off of the century. With Cadbury expanding its brand into practically everything these days, they have made an attempt to produce a "Rich moist brownie with chunks of Cadbury milk chocolate". It may as well have Tesco Value chocolate in it, because without them informing us that the chocolate is Cadbury's, you would never guess. The brownie was terrible. And for the price, you at least expect it to do what it says on the tin. It was dry, bland, and very boring. There was virtually no moisture, and the "chunks" of chocolate were tiny. I only bought it by mistake, as it had no price in the fridge where it was being sold, and I thought it couldn't cost more than 50p. I nearly had a heart-attack when I was told that it was 75p. Avoid it - you can get brownies cheaper - and nicer - from the bakery section.

...Cadbury fail to impress here with the vanguard of a would-be McVitie's rivalling range that also includes Fruit and Nut and Mr Kipling fruit and butter flapjacks (75p) and muffins (89p). Still, sounds like "Phil C" might have been better off with the Fox's Officially Low Fat Very Berry Big Softies Cookie Bars which "Diarmuid Mallon" spotted in Walmart (Asda) Bristol, noting: The "very berry" bar is Strawberries and Blueberries, but of course checking the wrapper, there is a lot of apple hiding in there too. The bars are pinkish, and do taste of strawberries, but smelled more of apple to me. They tasted okay, but not so great I'd be a great rush to try them again. And as usual, the low fat comes at the expense of high sugar, which comes in at 27%.


Posted: 16:43 Thu 17-06-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: Are those the same Cadbury brownies you can get from MacDonald's? They sound just as foul in an entirely similar way. If people must buy them though, McD's are cheaper.
Posted: 20:23 Thu 17-06-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: I dunno about that as I only ever touch MacFlurrys or milkshakes in MacDonalds. Still it sounds like you could afford something to wash away the blandness of it in McD's.

This is unrelated, but I just saw that they had caramel M&M's on CyberCandy, are these new or have they been out for a while in the US?

Posted: 12:57 Fri 18-06-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I think "elmsyrup" is referring to the (non "foil-wrapped for freshness")Cadbury Brownie that came as part of the box of "McMinis" - do McDonald's still do these? http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0302172109sbc
Posted: 13:41 Fri 18-06-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: if they are the dulce de leche m&ms they've been out in the u.s. (and south americas?) for a while. they're really not very good considering dulce de leche and m&ms are both yum in my opinion.
Posted: 17:51 Sun 20-06-2004 by "ellie" # permalink comment
Comment: yep, McMinis are still about, although I favour the dribbly scorching hot mess that is the great apple pie so I've never tried them.
Posted: 23:58 Mon 28-Jun-2004 by "kaytie" # permalink comment
Comment: 27% sugar? Jesus Christ on a crippled crutch. That's obscene. Why can't they make these bars out of old newspaper (like Homer's favorite PowerSauce bars)? At least that'll be low calorie, without losing any taste or texture..
Posted: 16:18 Mon 12-Jul-2004 by "Marion"
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Comment: I would very much like to get the recipe for Mcdonld's raisin-oatmeal cookies. Yes, I have tried many sites on the internet, but found nothing.
Posted: 12:16 Sun 11-Dec-2005 by "Anna" # permalink comment
Comment: The Cadbury Brownies are lovely. I am planning to have them served with cream for dessert at my wedding!
Posted: 11:45 Tue 13-Dec-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: That's tragic, it's not that nice.
Posted: 22:45 Tue 20-Dec-2005 by "YourMessageHere" # permalink comment
Comment: The cadbury brownies are extremely nice. The ones I've eaten have been exactly what you expect of brownies; slightly crunchy outside, moist centre, thick, satisfying texture, very chocolatey taste. It doesn't really matter whether the chunks of chocolate are that big, or if they taste of Cadbury's chocolate, as it's already very chocolatey, Cadbury's chocolate is nothing special, and the whole point is to eat a brownie; if I want chunks of chocolate, I buy, er, chocolate. I don't care who makes it, it's lovely. Only hand-made brownies can rival these. One day I tried to get one only to discover the shop was sold out; I got one of the M&M ones instead. Now THAT is a rubbish "brownie". "Cheap cake with naff icing and some mini M&Ms" is a better description.
Posted: 21:34 Sun 22-Jan-2006 by "Luke" # permalink comment
Comment: i agree me and my girlfriend had one and were adicted dont know what u on at the top were on about they were great lol so :P
Posted: 22:04 Sun 22-Jan-2006 by "Chunk" # permalink comment
Comment: I expect brownies to be moist not crunchy on the outside. Thats more of a UK cake than a USA brownie.
Posted: 15:26 Tue 14-Feb-2006 by ""Flash"" # permalink comment
Comment: I have just bought a Brownie from my local petrol station. Although it was 79p I realy enjoyed it. Very tasty like the guy behind the counter!! 37320 8 55
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