Cadbury Raisin BrunchBar

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 19 2010 | Leave A Comment

I’m going to be honest with you. I won these in the tombola at East Finchley Festival. I didn’t buy them, and Cadbury certainly didn’t send us them. Because they never send us anything.

I’m not really a breakfast bar kind of guy, but if something containing chocolate finds itself in my possession, I feel I have a duty to write about it. So here we are. A chewy cereal bar with raisins, and half dipped in milk chocolate.

Being Cadbury, the milk chocolate also contains nasty vegetable fat, and although it doesn’t give a cocoa solids percentage, it looks and tastes like Dairy Milk, which would put it at 21%.

The cereals in question are oats, bran flakes and something called “crispy cereal”. I have no idea what that is, but frankly, that alone makes me wary.

The whole bar has a sticky, shiny finish to it, but I’m not entirely sure what it is – the ingredients list is slightly too long for a mind as small as mine to decipher.

So before I’ve even tasted this bar, I dislike it. It’s full of junk and packaged to look like a healthy snack but is packed full of unnecessary junk.

But… it is kind of tasty. It’s crispy, chewy and tasty. The chocolate is thin, but there’s enough of it to know that it tastes Ok and does actually add something to the bar. And I ended up enjoying it.

But it wasn’t very satisfying, and I actually stuffed my face with three of them during the course of this review and still felt hungry. In the end, it simply served as a reminder as to why I don’t eat cereal bars. I’d much rather eat proper, fresh foods and have great quality chocolate separately, rather than trying to convince myself that a chocolate coated cereal bar is somehow going to do me good.

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  1. Jennie

    Hiya, I love your blog and read it everyday! However, I was a little put off when I got to the end of the review and saw a google ad for “Dating Thai women”. Do you have any control over what shows up or is it just a random addition by google? Just wondering….

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Hi Jennie

    Sorry to hear that – no, we don’t have any control. Google *usually* targets ads based on the content of the page, but they’ve recently started targeting users based on what other sites they’ve been to.

    If the ad appears again, give me the domain name that it links to and I can block them from appearing in the future, but that’s all I can do.

  3. I’m with you — the little breakfast bars never seem to satisfy and I think one is better off eating breakfast and saving the chocolate for dessert after another meal.