Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Crème Brulee

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on May 15 2008 | Leave A Comment

I have not enjoyed the past three Cadbury Desserts flavours I’ve tried – Lemon Cheesecake, Fudge Brownie or Boysenberry Shortcake but somehow the idea of Crème Brulee inside a thick coating of Dairy Milk was shouting out my name from the chocolate shelves as a possible source of comfort during a particularly powerful PMS-y week.

The first thing I noticed that whilst it was the same price as Cadbury’s standard 250g blocks it was only 235g – the classic ‘savings by stealth’ method used by a lot of food companies these days to hide cost increases. Turning over the wrapped showed me that if I was my usual piggy self and ate 100g of the stuff, then I’d be having at least 12% of my daily protein intake and 28% of my energy requirements. That might be handy to know….

The view of the filling did not look alluring – we couldn’t see any of the caramelised pieces depicted on the wrapper illustration and the cream filling looked kind of flat and depressed. Still, I’ve never been one to be put off by appearance and waded in bravely.

Maybe this is fourth time lucky for Cadbury Desserts range because they’ve got the crème brulee flavour spot on. This is a lovely, creamy mixture with tiny crunchy chips of caramel that crack as you chew through the soft stuff and are the last things to dissolve on your tongue. Being a crème brulee filling it is very sweet but thankfully doesn’t resemble a cheap condensed milky muck mix. Even Dark-devotees Sapphire (aged 8) and Love Chunks (40) loved it and we did actually eat it after our main meal, as a pseudo dessert with a cup of tea (me), wine (LC) and cold milk (S) in front of a DVD. The block disappeared within minutes, to the great disappointment of all three of us.

Chillingly, the ingredients list does a sterling job of putting me off trying to buy and inhale another block straight away. It consists of 52.6% sugar and 34.9% fat, so there’s only a measly 12.5% left for other hopefully more healthy ingredients. The filling mix wasn’t a turn on – vegetable oil, milk solids, wheat glucose syrup, emulsifiers, flavours and colours and yet grudgingly, I must admit that it tasted pretty damn good.

The fact is we all wanted more and will certainly be seeking out this block again. Perhaps to be eaten whilst simultaneously running on a treadmill.


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Comments On This Post

  1. Márcia Martins

    Greetings from Porto, Portugal, the city of Port Wine! Just wanted to congratulate you on an excellent blog, I only just discovered it yestarday and have already been through all your archives. You have reviewed some excellent products, many available here in Portugal, some, unfortunetly not!

    It was great to see you review some South African goodies, I knoe you haven’t thoroughly enjoyed them, but they certainly bring back great childhood memories. The Nestlé Chocolate Log and the Tex are in fact great chocolates. Admittedly sweet, but they have to be eaten ‘fresh’ off the shelves. Here in Portugal, I have access to some and must admit that by the time they get here, even if they are within their validity, they have been disappointing.

    I’m a fan of Cadbury’s and have to say, South African Cadbury’s is, in my opinion, the best I’ve tasted…. 🙂

    I’ll definetly be back!

  2. Welcome, Marcia. Dom and Simon are the lucky blokes who have been eating the South African stuff. As the sole Australian contributor, I’m sad to say that I’ve never had the good fortune of finding any South African chocolate for sale down here. Can you recommend some good brands to keep an eye out for?

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Actually, it’s just me with the South African stuff at the moment – courtesy of a local shop – but I also have a secret agent planning a trip to SA to bring back some more unusual stuff. 🙂

    Simon gets to travel the world for his job, but I don’t think he’s made it that far yet!

    Márcia – if you find any interesting local chocs we haven’t reviewed yet, maybe you’d like to do a review for us?

  4. Márcia Martins

    Wow! I’d love to do some reviews, in fact, it would be an honour!

    I will definetly go out chocolate hunting this weekend and review them for you… with pleasure. I must just reinforce that I’m not a chocolate expert, in fact, I’m pretty much a Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut girl! 🙂

    In relation to S.A. chocs, well, it’s been six years since I’ve been to South Africa. However, when referring to the more common brands, like Nestlé and Cadbury’s, I think most chocolates are pretty much the same as what you get in the UK. As I referred earlier, in my opinion, S.A. Cadbury’s is very creamy, the best I’ve had. I used to LOVE Cadbury’s Whispers. They look the same as Maltesers, but taste 100 times better. Also, a popular sweet in S.A., is ‘Sally Williams Fine Honey Nougat’, check out This nougat is simply heavenly, wrapped in edible rice paper, it’s Kosher, Halaal and gelatine free.

    Great! Let me go do some tasting!

  5. I saw this just the other day in Tesco’s and didn’t pick it up because I thought it would be incredibly sickly.

    Looks like I’m going to Tesco today 🙂

  6. Oliver

    Yeah, I miss 250 bars of dairy milk.

    230 gram bars are easy for them to jack the price up!

  7. Hi Kath, I am totally addicted to Cadbury Creme Brulee! I haven’t enjoyed any of the previous Cadbury Dessert flavours either…Lemon Cheesecake, Fudge Brownie….but this Creme Brulee and the Tiramisu are YUM!

    This is how I eat the Creme Brulee, my favourite …I use my teeth to carefully lift the thin top chocolate layer off, eat that, then scrape the creme brulee off and eat that, then finally the thicker chocolate base. So much fun to be had!

    My old favourite was Old Jamaica Rum n Raisin, but this is a whole different taste sensation. I hope Cadburys keep the flavour going, I’m sure they could add it to their regular range. What do you think?

    The fun New Zealand Gift Store!

  8. G’day Lesley

    I’d LOVE for Cadbury’s to keep their Creme Brulee and Tiramisu flavours and would be even more thrilled if they’d add it to their Old Gold range as well, ‘cos I love flavoured fillings with dark.

    Old Gold Rum-n-Raisin is still available as it is one of the classic best-sellers. Cadbury have sexed up their Old Gold range, and it’s a great move. In addition to the normal Old Gold and Rum-n-raisin, they have 70%, raspberry and liqueur – all brilliant.


    PS – I don’t know that I’d want to be sitting next to you whilst you’re enjoying eating your Cadbury Desserts Creme Brulee!
    PPS – Is there any other Kiwi chocolates other than Whittakers I should be keeping my beady Aussies out for?

  9. Aida

    It’s the best compared to # Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Banoffee Pie
    # Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Boysenberry Shortcake
    # Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Fudge Brownie
    # Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Lemon Cheesecake. I dont really like boysenberry shortcake.

  10. Can you get ths in the UK?

  11. I really enjoyed the Lemon cheesecake, and the creme brulee, and now the Tiramisu. Next up to try is berry pannacotta, though I really miss the lemon cheesecake 🙁 that was my favourite.

    I wish they would bring out something like pavlova or black forrest cake or something. That would be cool 🙂

  12. Fee

    Does anyone know where you can the Cadbury Desserts Banoffee Pie from?

  13. Yeah, tell me too – we don’t have the Banoffee Pie one in Australia

  14. Bridget

    Please tell me they haven’t stopped making this?!!?!??!
    Woolworths never stocked it and now my local Coles doesn’t have a place on their shelves for the dessert range 🙁
    Can someone please tell me if they are still able to buy this, particularly if you are in Brisbane like me?

  15. Lana

    Ik vind het ook echt onwijsssssss lekkkeerrrrrrrr.
    Je kan mij er wakker voor maken zelfs als ik niet aan het slapen ben.
    OOOHHH eeeuuhhhghhhhh mmmm wat is het lekker

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