Cadbury Picnic

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on June 4 2007 | Leave A Comment

Cadbury Picnic is another of those bars that’s been around forever, but I rarely buy. I can’t put my finger on exactly why – it just doesn’t appeal to me much.

According to the Cadbury web site, it’s positioned as an “on the go” snack, which may have something to do with why I’ve avoided it in the past – I’m far too lazy to be ‘on the go’.

Picnic is from the “chuck everything in a bucket and cover it in chocolate” school of chocolate making. It’s very rough and ready, and as you can see, quite nobbly looking.

Cadbury PicnicTaste-wise, the peanuts and caramel are most noticeable. I couldn’t actually see the raisins at all, although there was a very slight fruitiness to it. I don’t know if I just got a dud bar, but it does make you wonder why they bothered with the raisins at all.

Overall, it’s quite edible and reasonably tasty, it’s just a little dull. Actually, scratch that – it’s very dull and feels like it’s been thrown together with little or no thought. There are so many similar bars on the market these days that I just don’t think this holds up.

If you want a tastier, more substantial crispy caramel bar, I’d recommend giving something like Lion Bar or Terry’s Caramel Bite a go instead.

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  1. Rachel

    ooh I think these are so much tastier than Lion bars, which I think are a bit boring.
    Each to their own :)

  2. Peter

    I don’t think I’ve ever grown out of Picnic bars. I agree it’s not the most sophisticated bar on the market but I guess I like the random composition of it and you feel like it’s quite a substantial snack due to the different, fairly chunky, ingredients.

  3. Jay

    these are much tastier than a lion bar, one of my faves

  4. An

    I do not think this is the same Picnic bar that we get in Western Australia, where it comes in red and yellow plastic and does not contain raisins. It does contain wafer, caramel, peanuts, all smothered in milk chocolate. If only they made them with dark chocolate. Swoon.

  5. Adamos

    The Picnic is vastly superior to the Lion bar, which is far too sweet.

  6. Örn Leifsson

    Very Dull !!!!! – wow could not disagree more, Picnic is one of my favorites, I would rate it sligthly higer than Snickers which I also love.

  7. John O M

    Yes I totally agree, that the Picnic is very tasty and not at all boring.
    It’s the mixture of fruit, nuts and caramel that make it exciting.
    Much more exciting than a lion bar which is basically a picnic without the nuts and raisins

  8. Samuel

    This is a brilliant bar and I still like them even now.

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