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Posted: 12:53 Wed 06-Oct-2004. Price: 50p/ 100g bar. Location: Newcastle; Home Bargains, Pontefract. Nutritional unusualness: See below.
"Daz" reports: I found this choccy bar on holiday in Greece last year and got rather addicted to it. I have been looking for it here back in England for a while and found it recently on my local High St! Is it me or is it quite rare in England? Or is it that the Whole Nut and Dairy Milk are more popular hence more widely available?

..."Daz" highlights something of a mystery here regarding a product which has the "pint and a half" Dairy Milk symbol in the top-right - but still failed to meet the stringent quality controls of "Phillerena", who confessed: I finally decided to buy this, as it has been sitting on the shelf tempting me for weeks now. I wish I hadn't bothered. It comes from abroad, indicated by the sticker on the back with the ingredients "in English". Everything else on the back is in gibberish. The most noticeable and disappointing thing about this chocolate bar is that the chocolate isn't Dairy Milk - at least it doesn't taste like it. There is no mention of it being Dairy Milk on the sticker either, although I assumed that all Cadbury chocolate was Dairy Milk. Anyway, that completely spoils this product, and the almonds don't add much to it either. Really it just tastes like a poor quality generic product. Having almonds alone in a bar doesn't work, as personally I think there should be something to chew on, a la Fruit and Nut. Overall, I would advise to pass on this one, unless you really like almonds.


Posted: 14:37 Wed 06-Oct-2004 by "Daveybaby" # permalink comment
Comment: Green & Blacks do a bar with just almonds - it is pretty damn good too. (theyre on a whole different chocolate planet to cadbury's though).

Having said that, i really cant see much point in a fruit and nut bar without the fruit. That and the dodgy chocolate means that i'm glad of the warning.

Hmmm... i guess there's always the chance that it isnt even a genuine cadbury's product (i.e. not just a 'grey import'). Hasnt there been a spate of bootlegged groceries lately (wahsing powder springs to mind)?

Posted: 14:51 Wed 06-Oct-2004 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: crikey, excellent point "Daveybaby", especially in the light of this weekend's "Robbers net £500k chocolate haul" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/3712246.stm

Seven lorries containing chocolate worth about £500,000 have been stolen during a robbery in Lancashire [...] Seven trailers, each containing about £80,000 worth of Cadbury's goods including Easter eggs, were stolen.

- perhaps "Daz" and "Phillerena" are now helping police with their enquiries...

Posted: 19:13 Wed 06-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I would divulge the information to you all here too, but I have been sworn to secrecy...
Posted: 10:24 Thu 07-Oct-2004 by "JazzJazz" # permalink comment
Comment: Bah, we've had Cadbury's roast almond in Australia for years... it's available in both Dairy Milk and Old Gold varieties here.
Posted: 13:08 Thu 07-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: You also had white chocolate Twix before us though...could this be a warning? Are the likes of Triple Decker and white M&M's going to be invading over here too?
Posted: 16:08 Thu 07-Oct-2004 by "Mike Gray" # permalink comment
Comment: Easter Eggs? Already? AAAAAAARGH!
Posted: 13:34 Fri 08-Oct-2004 by "Willow" # permalink comment
Comment: The Cadbury roast almond is made in Polanski. Poland. Eeee, aren't I clever. No comment!!
Posted: 15:12 Fri 08-Oct-2004 by "Zoe" # permalink comment
Comment: I have seen this bar in the poundshop in orpington. Wish I had brought some now!
Posted: 16:54 Tue 04-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: What's.... kinda going on with this, i haven't seen these for sale?
Posted: 17:50 Tue 04-Jul-2006 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Theyre very hard to find, even in cheap shops.
Posted: 18:31 Tue 04-Jul-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Well.......Cadbury Honey and Almond wasn't anything special so i'm happy to not bother with this, plus, after the salmonella alert, 1 million bar recall, i want to avoid cadbury's 74876 7 88
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