This attractive bright yellow box on the shelf of my local Budgens caught my attention, so I thought I’d give it a go.
Inside the box are two layers of eleven bite-sized pieces of Cadbury Flake in six different varieties.
Nice enough to look at, but certainly not spectacular. In fact, the first thing I noticed was how dull the chocolate looked. I’m guessing that’s partly down to the fact that this box was fast approaching its Best Before date, and partly because that’s just the nature of Flake.
Each of the different varieties is given an evocative name… “Escape”, “Dream”, “Delight”, “Charm”, “Indulge” and “Classic”. Unfortunately, the chocolates don’t quite live up to their names. In fact, they all taste exactly the same – like Cadbury Flake.
There is some dark and white chocolate in here, but they have a major impact on the texture or flavour with the result that it quickly becomes a very boring box of chocolates. I ploughed my way through one of each variety, but simply couldn’t face any more than that. It’s just too sugary, dry and dull.
There may be hardcore Flake fans (and people with an affinity for yellow boxes) out there that will love this, but I can’t recommend it for anyone else.