I decided to do a little experiment when I bought myself a Cadbury Double Decker. I bought three of them and having a little wager with myself that I knew what the response would be, I gave a bar to each of two friends of mine. Both duly responding by announcing; “Ohh! I haven’t had one of these in ages.”
I won the bet.
Double Deckers are one of those bars. We kind of ignore them when we choose our chocolate. But, when it actually occurs to us to buy one, we can’t understand why we left it so long. We binge on them for a couple of weeks and then leave them once again, to be ignored on the Sweet Shop shelf.
I guess the name is so apt in more ways than one. Just like the proverbial (double decker) bus; you wait for ages and none appear, then numerous ones arrive all at once.
The lower deck of this bar is crispy crunchy cereal and the upper deck is a chewy nougatine; all wrapped in milk chocolate.
It’s a mighty filling bar and not one you could eat if you are trying to have a conversation at the same time. If the phone rings while you have a mouthful of Double Decker there is little chance that the caller will still be there by the time you have finished chewing. A return call usually prompts a friend informing you that they just called a wrong number and heard nothing but muffled yumming noises.
The two things that make this bar so scrummy are 1. the cereal is indeed very crispy and 2. the nougatine has the perfect level of chewyness. Added with the smoothness of the chocolate, this bar has it all.
I wouldn’t recommend chilling a Double Decker, it would just become TOO chewy.