to ask if there is a chocolate bar which tastes like the old Cadbury Dairy Milk

(80 Posts)
DoYouRememberJustinBobby Tue 20-Sep-16 20:56:14

I know, I know Dairy Milk was never the bastion of amazing chocolate if you're a fuss pot but I REALLY enjoyed the occasional bar of DM or Fruit & Nut.
They've changed it, filled it full of palm oil and it tastes like a bag of cat shit (sorry MN I know you work with them but they've ruined chocolate). I've searched high and low to find an alternative and nothing is the same.
All other milk chocolate (be it supermarket own, Milka, Lindt, whatever) it all tastes like cheap advent calendar chocolate.

I REALLY, REALLY miss Dairy Milk, it was such a smooth treat and now it is gone. And unless it's some kind of elaborate scam where they hide away the good stuff for a few years, pump out shite and then reissue the old stuff as "traditional" recipe at double the price, then I don't think we will see it again.

Is there anything the same or very, very similar? Please help. chocolate

Chippednailvarnishing Tue 20-Sep-16 20:57:36

Irish cadburys chocolate was meant to remained the same...

JasperDamerel Tue 20-Sep-16 20:58:41

I like the Aldi version, which has cocoa butter rather than palm oil. I was never a fan of Dairy Milk, though. I do find that the Aldiilk chocolate tastes pleasant and has a nice melty texture unlike modern Dairy Milk.

yoowhoo Tue 20-Sep-16 21:00:27

grin don't talk about lindt like that!!!!!! sad

MissClarke86 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:02:00

I really haven't noticed a difference.

Lucked Tue 20-Sep-16 21:09:30

God I used to eat so much cadburys but can't remember when I last bought a bar. I don't mind Lindt but usually go for maltesers instead but it's not the same.

Aldi is to out the way for me.

Whatthefucknameisntalreadytake Tue 20-Sep-16 21:11:37

Co op own brand fair trade milk choc does the trick for me. Also green and blacks milk choc. Also Marks and Sparks milk choc!

ThoraGruntwhistle Tue 20-Sep-16 21:22:59

DH reckons Sainsbury's own brand chocolate is the next best thing now that Cadburys has turned to shite. He likes the whole nut version.
I think all chocolate is rubbish nowadays so I'm no help. I still quite like a Double Decker occasionally because the chewy and crispy bits distract from the waxy bollocks chocolate.

Truckingalong Tue 20-Sep-16 21:23:40

Flake is the original recipe (and Irish).

Fluffsnuts Tue 20-Sep-16 21:27:11

You can still find old produce- look for 20% coco solids and the absence of palm oil. We have a dairy milk outlet/ seconds shop near us and its almost all old recipe still.

paulapantsdown Tue 20-Sep-16 21:27:46

Irish Dairy Milk is still made to the old recipe in Ireland. Get yourself to the ethnic food aisle in sainsburys.

OSETmum Tue 20-Sep-16 21:28:45

It's not a bar but Cadburys Pots of Joy (yoghurt type things) taste like real Cadburys and they're pre melted 😂.

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 20-Sep-16 21:28:59

Chippednailvarnishing nope sad it's still the same square shape but it has palm oil in it now. Even my chocolaholic DS refused to eat it.

AgedRelative Tue 20-Sep-16 21:29:00

I was about to say Irish dairy milk hasn't changed too. Every time I drive down south I spend about a tenner on dairy milk. The people in the filling stations always spot the northerners.

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 20-Sep-16 21:48:22

But it has! I'm a northerner too and was so looking forward to stocking up a few weeks ago. Stopped at a garage somewhere outside Cork and bought a dairy milk, rejoiced at the shape, then read the list of ingredients and saw palm oil...

Babynamechange Tue 20-Sep-16 21:54:32

Freddo frogs are the only ones that haven't been ruined! They're still made in Ireland apparently X

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Tue 20-Sep-16 22:39:53

Thanks for all of your recommendations. I'm in Ireland a lot but hadn't thought to look but seems you guys have the palm oil now too.

The difference is incredible. It tastes sickly, almost like cheap American chocolate like Herseys and the texture is oddly crumbly but with an oily slip to it. All wrong.

I had some maltesers the other day. awful sad the chocolate just sat in my mouth like a lump of flavourless wax.

Planty18 Tue 20-Sep-16 22:47:06

I'm so gutted, I'm obsessed with Cadburys and now I know why I haven't enjoyed it for ages. I thought i had overdone it finally. Right, planning a break in Ireland.

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 20-Sep-16 22:49:46

Just ate a Flake for the first time in ages. Bleurgh. Opened MN and here's this thread grin

GoLightlyHollie Tue 20-Sep-16 22:52:01

I think the Irish version is the same. It's still the old 8 square bar. Soon good. I stock up every time I am there.

tasmaniandevil Tue 20-Sep-16 22:54:53

Tesco's own brand fruit and nut is nice. It's in a purple wrapper.

user1471134011 Tue 20-Sep-16 22:55:17

My god. I practically import the stuff from home (Dublin)

Indiaplain Tue 20-Sep-16 22:58:07

M&S Swiss chocolate with hazelnuts tastes almost as good as wholenut used to. No palm oil either.

Mummyme1987 Tue 20-Sep-16 23:50:36

I wish the old Terry's orange would come back too

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