Cadbury Bournville Deeply Dark With Coffee

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on October 2 2007 | Leave A Comment

Cadbury Bournville Deeply Dark With Coffee

The first thing that hits you when you see the Bournville Deeply Dark range on the supermarket shelf is the influence of Green & Black’s. The thick paper wrapper and clean design look so much more appealing than the standard plastic/foil wrapping.

And when you get it home, you find that inside that expensive looking wrapping is a an equally appealing foil wrapper… and a rather attractive looking bar of chocolate.

Cadbury Bournville Deeply Dark With Coffee

Even the shape of the chunks look nicer than the standard Cadbury fare. But if you cast your mind back to April, you’ll remember I didn’t have anything particularly nice to say about Cadbury’s “standard” Bournville chocolate. So is “Deeply Dark” any better?

The answer is emphatically yes. This is real chocolate – 60% with caramelised cocoa nibs and coffee, which add both flavour and a slight crunch to the bar. The coffee taste is strong, without being overpowering, and there’s a slight sweetness from the caramelised cocoa nibs. It is in fact, rather delicious.

But yet I’m torn. You see, this clearly isn’t Bournville. For one thing, it’s made in France rather than… well, Bournville. And it’s not Green & Black’s either. There’s no mention of the country of origin on the wrapper, and it’s clearly not organic, never mind Fair Trade.

It seems this is an attempt by Cadbury to push the Bournville brand up market, without having to use the expensive ingredients of the Green & Black’s range, and I’m not altogether comfortable with that.

But none of that changes the fact that this really is a pretty tasty bar of chocolate, and at exactly £1 for this 100g bar, the price isn’t bad either.

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  1. Susan

    Tea, coffee, cola, energy drinks and chocolate share the same nerve toxin (stimulant), caffeine. Caffeine, which is readily released into the blood, triggers a powerful immune response that helps the body to counteract and eliminate this irritant. The toxic irritant stimulates the adrenal glands, and to some extent, the body’s many cells, to release the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol into the blood stream.

    If consumption of stimulants continues on a regular basis, however, this natural defense response of the body becomes overused and ineffective. The almost constant secretion of stress hormones, which are highly toxic compounds in and of themselves, eventually alters the blood chemistry and causes damage to the immune system, endocrine, and nervous systems. Future defense responses are weakened, and the body becomes more prone to infections and other ailments.

    The boost in energy experienced after drinking a cup of coffee is not a direct result of the caffeine it contains, but of the immune system’s attempt to get rid of it (caffeine) An overexcited and suppressed immune system fails to provide the “energizing” adrenaline and cortisol boost needed to free the body from the acidic nerve toxin, caffeine. At this stage, people say that they are “used” to a stimulant, such as coffee. So they tend to increase intake to feels the “benefits.”

    Since the body cells have to sacrifice some of their own water for the removal of the nerve toxin caffeine, regular consumption of coffee, tea, or colas causes them to become dehydrated. For every cup of tea or coffee you drink, the body has to mobilize 2-3 cups of water just to remove the stimulants, a luxury it cannot afford. This applies to soft drinks, medicinal drugs, and any other stimulants, As a rule, all stimulants have a strong dehydrating effect on the bile, blood, and digestive juices.

    Get the real scoop on caffeine at
    And if you drink decaf you wont want to miss this special free report on the Dangers of Decaf available at

  2. Yummy

    Dom, can you please remove the above fear-mongering comment.

    Moderation is the key…. Susan’s stress inducing rant may cause more physiological issues than caffeine.

    Thanks. Good article.

  3. shells

    “For every cup of tea or coffee you drink, the body has to mobilize 2-3 cups of water just to remove the stimulants, a luxury it cannot afford…”

    … so, um…

    drink more water?


  4. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Exactly. All things in moderation. Particularly, all chocolatey things.

    I don’t think I’ll remove the initial comment now – because the rest wouldn’t make sense if I did. 🙂

  5. m watson

    can i still buy bournville drink anymore

  6. Phil

    Does anyone know where you can buy it, it is my favourite chocolate bar but tesco have stopped doing it (at least locally in Scarborough).

    have looked on line even

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