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To think cadburys chocolate has changed

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And those egg & spoon things taste nothing like cadburysconfused

CadburyExFan1 Sat 21-Jun-14 21:12:48

I used to buy Cadbury Fingers milk chocolate every where I lived, since I left UK 16 years ago. It's quite expensive in US but it has always been the same flavor and texture, delicious. Few months ago however I noticed they changed the chocolate layer for a thinner, almost oily like sheer of cheap chocolate, that does not melt and tastes like rubbish... The biscuit become so sugary that it becomes now impossible to eat - they probably did that to compensate the cheap flavorless chocolate they are using. The price got a lot cheaper, about 25% in the supermarkets; but I stopped buying altogether. A petty indeed.

Don't like the new chocolate, shape, taste or textureconfused
Those creations bars are minging and at £2.89 a pop i don't know why my dh likes them. The candies are too hard, it isn't sharable without mess and the priceshock
On that not wtaf have they done to cadbury's caramel, the caramel is ffin gross.

How long before Cadbury's tastes like glorified cheese

SHarri13 Sun 23-Jun-13 13:38:33

This makes me feel a bit better about being dairy free until DS weans. I want to taste all of the new special editions!

Cuboardy Sun 23-Jun-13 12:02:56

The recipe has definitely changed. I have friends in oz who always ask me to bring Cadburys chocolate when I visit. This time, I brought several bars and some for my own consumption of which a bar of cadburys milk came back with me. First point is that it melted in the heat when I was on holiday! So I fully expected it to have that white dusty look when I opened it once it had gone hard again, but NO. It was perfect looking. Secondly it tasted vile. Sugary and oily. Not smooth and special as cadburys always used to be. When they sell cadburys in hot climates, they add some extra ingredient,might be palm oil, to stop the heat affecting it. I think this is what has happened to our favourite brand. For me I'm now a Lindt and hotel chocolate fan, so I won't be buying Cadburys ever again. I agree Hershey's taste like vomit, what are Kraft thinking!!!

OwlinaTree Tue 11-Jun-13 22:34:45

I don't know if anyone's said this cos i havn't read the whole thread, but someone mentioned terry's choc orange eggs. Terry's have stopped doing easter eggs as they have been bought out by someone who doesn't agree with easter eggs at easter. My DH found this out after i'd been asking for a choc orange egg for easter for a few years.

So no more delicious dippy eggs either!

Sammy3 Tue 11-Jun-13 22:27:56

Hmmm... my post lost the ampersand in my Fruit & Nuts.

Sammy3 Tue 11-Jun-13 22:26:06

I agree. It's just not the same. I don't know which ones are made in UK factories but I was thinking that it was maybe the milk thing that's causing it so I'm betting the person who mentioned that is right. Cadbury's is my favourite chocolate & I've noticed some of their chocolate tastes nothing like Cadbury's & more like Galaxy (which I really dislike since it's really bland & smooth to me). Dairy Milk has lost it's lovely slightly crumbliness & roof-of-your-mouthiness. I especially noticed it in a Marvellous Creations bar (which was awful) & the Easter Eggs which I normally look forward to each year. I could cry but I suppose it'll help my figure since I could pretty much give up chocolate if not for Flakes, Picnics and Fruit Nuts. I spent a long time in America (including a chunk of my childhood) & I hated American chocolate. Hershey's is vile; way too sweet & not chocolatey. I suppose at least they've not gone down that road (yet) but it's so sad that they've made Cadbury's taste like those cheap supermarket saver bars that you can get for 40p.

CuttedUpPear Fri 07-Jun-13 06:28:15

I agree about the oiliness now. It's disgusting.

I went to school within smelling distance of the Bournville factory. Coming out of school on a Friday was sweet torture - the air was full of the smell of melted chocolate! (I don't know why particularly Fridays). And me without a penny in my pocket sad

Can someone tweet this thread onto Cadbury's twitter? They must have one. The power of Mumsnet and all that.

Sokmonsta Fri 07-Jun-13 06:12:37

The taste I get from Cadbury now is that of off milk sad

squoosh Thu 06-Jun-13 17:16:15

I hate the new rounded shape, I'm sure it's just a diversionary tactic so we won't notice we're gettting less bar for the same price.

squoosh Thu 06-Jun-13 17:14:57

Some of the bigger Tescos have an Irish part to their world food section which sells the far superior Irish Cadbury's chocolate. I saw Mint Crisp, Dairy Milk and Tiffins the other day. I nearly whooped with joy.

EldritchCleavage Thu 06-Jun-13 17:10:07

DH is grieving for Daily Milk as it used to be. Any suggestions for substitutes from me makes him howl in protest. I will have to send him to Aldi.

hortensemancini Thu 06-Jun-13 16:50:05

I have just scoffed a small bar of Irish Dairy Milk. I can confirm that it is still delicious if ridiculously expensive when bought off eBay by a desperate woman. Even the packaging is nicer: a neat little eight-square bar with old-fashioned gold foil, and proper wrapping.

What have those feckers done to our English chooooooocolate?!?! [shakes fist at sky] It is surely some bigger American revenge for Piers Morgan.

LongTimeLurking Thu 06-Jun-13 14:50:34

"ThinkAboutItOnBoxingDay Thu 14-Feb-13 02:46:32
My guess is that it's all about the manufacture not the recipe.

The cadburys we used to know and love was, by chocolate standards (and for technical purists) very coarse, being only milled to about 24 microns. I reckon experts from kraft have come in and in the genuine belief they are improving the quality, started milling cadbury more finely. To our expectations, having been reared on cadburys being quite coarse it tastes WRONG, ALL WRONG
"
That explains it.... I used to love the coarser texture/taste of dairy milk vs something smooth like galaxy.

LongTimeLurking Thu 06-Jun-13 14:48:51

Yes it has a kind of shiny/greasy texture to it now and just doesn't taste "right". I don't believe the recipe can NOT have changed and they have certainly made all the portion sizes smaller.

I find some of the nicest chocolate and chocolatey snacks come from the budget supermarkets - Aldi, lidl, etc.

msrisotto Thu 06-Jun-13 12:58:40

They are now owned by the plastic people and i have gone off the chocolate now. It's probably a combinationof things, the change in the perception of the brand, the change of the look of the chocolate (rounded, bubbly bars, packaging) and the taste which is indeed more like cheap Easter egg. Too much change alienates loyal customers.

C999875 Thu 06-Jun-13 10:25:46

I thought that as well. It's certainly not as nice. How true this is I don't know but I'm sure I heard that cadbury's had been taken over by kraft. xx

C999875 Thu 06-Jun-13 10:25:15

I thought that as well. It's certainly not as nice. How true this is I don't know but I'm sure I heard that cadbury's had been taken over by kraft. xx

ICanTotallyDance Thu 06-Jun-13 08:40:20

^ yes, there was a big uproar in Australia/New Zealand over Cadbury when they had the palm oil thing. In NZ, where I am, most people converted to Whittakers and haven't looked back. They changed the recipe back (supposedly) but it hasn't got any better so it it not consumed in my household any more.

Mimishimi Thu 06-Jun-13 00:14:01

It's changed here in Australia. Instead of making the fats pure cocoa butter like they used to, they started substituting it with vegetable oil, like American chocolate. It's awful now. Once they could rely on us buying a block of their chocolate once a week, now it's only every couple of months. Good for our figures I suppose. Happily, Cadbury's in India still make it the old way and we just enjoy ourselves then.

Kasterborous Thu 06-Jun-13 00:09:12

I was just thinking of starting a thread about this! I had a twirl bar for the first time in ages and the fingers of it were much thiner, and it didn't taste right. Also had one of their boost bars a couple of weeks ago and the caramel in it was really soft, it used to be lovely and chewy. It's crap now.

Slavetothechild Wed 05-Jun-13 23:59:40

wink thought it was just me !!!!! It has definatly changed and not for the better. Boo bring back our choccy buttons how we like them

Sorry to bump, but I'm pleased I found this thread.

I had a bar of Dairy Milk tonight for the first time in months (diet), and it tasted exactly like cheap Easter egg. There's an oily rancid aftertaste that hasn't gone away even after a cup of tea!

I feel really weird that Cadbury's as I knew it has gone sad

milktraylady Fri 05-Apr-13 19:53:04

I am a chocolate nerd!
I can taste the difference between a 200g bar & a 52g bar of choc!

Prefer wine tasting tho! wine

outtolunchagain Fri 05-Apr-13 19:51:24

Very interesting stuff milltraylady.

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