How shit is Cadbury chocolate

#1
Got a few boxes of cadbury's choc's at Christmas for people who had helped me through a difficult year. Fairly big Milk tray 660g. kept one for visitors as well over crimbo.
Noticing after Christmas the only sweet things left were the milk tray I had a few (Not much of a chocolate person). They were tasteless goo. Seeing as only five had gone I sent the box back and recieved a voucher back for less than the box cost and an explanation that they had been stored at to high a temperature. Obviously we could only buy Cadburys with it so we got a couple of milk tray boxes to give away again. Being in a nibbly mood I opened one last night. Yulk. Same as the box we sent back. How do they sell this shite! Initially I blamed Brummies for not washing their hands before making the things but then noticed they were made in the EU under licence.
 
#3
Got a few boxes of cadbury's choc's at Christmas for people who had helped me through a difficult year. Fairly big Milk tray 660g. kept one for visitors as well over crimbo.
Noticing after Christmas the only sweet things left were the milk tray I had a few (Not much of a chocolate person). They were tasteless goo. Seeing as only five had gone I sent the box back and recieved a voucher back for less than the box cost and an explanation that they had been stored at to high a temperature. Obviously we could only buy Cadburys with it so we got a couple of milk tray boxes to give away again. Being in a nibbly mood I opened one last night. Yulk. Same as the box we sent back. How do they sell this shite! Initially I blamed Brummies for not washing their hands before making the things but then noticed they were made in the EU under licence.
Poof, you didn't put enough Tabasco on them.
 
#5
Now made elsewhere, Cadbury's is just a name. I did some photography work for a promotions firm a couple of months ago, which involved visiting small retailers to promote Cadbury's. All the displays had Nestle and Mars in pride of place, a couple of retailers pointed out that Cadbury's was now so sweet and claggy that hardly anyone bought it any more. Also they made all the bars smaller.
 
#14
One of my colleagues is a Belgian guy who lives near Bruges, and every time I've gone over to see him he's asked if I can bring a tin of Quality Streets, for some reason he prefers them to the proper stuff his country is famous for!
 
#15
Correct me if I'm wrong but,wasn't Cadburys bought a couple of years ago,by the American firm that make 'Hershey Bars' ?

Bought them out,promised to keep everything the same,and promptly started closing the UK operation down,moving it 'East',and altering the tastes,of most of the sweets!:-\\\\
 
#16
Now made elsewhere, Cadbury's is just a name.
Yep, just a brand name trading on their diminishing reputation, as with so many other former British household names. Cadburys were sold to Kraft in 2010 and the group was split up somehow in 2012.

I have a theory that the UK chocolate manufacturers were allowed to drop their standards in WW2 (or possibly even WW1) and throughout the subsequent rationing, upping the proportion of vegetable oil, and since no-one could prove the product was inferior to pre-1939 stuff, they've never bothered to abandon their line of ersatz war-time sweety substitute.

Lindt 85% cocoa or similar is just a whole different level. Not for kids or women, they're happy with the Milk Tray.
 
#17
You can tell the quality of chocolate by its cocoa solids content. Bournville, revered by many as Britain's finest dark chocolate* is 36% cocoa solids and retails at £1.59 for a 200g bar. Lidl's dark chocolate, at 35p for a 100g bar, has 50%.

I've just bought another half dozen bars of the cheap, nasty, better quality chocolate...

* I preferred Fry's but that's long gone.
 
#18
Milk Tray has to be the worst chocolate ever and Milk Chocolate is ,was and always will be disgusting gunk. Dark Chocolate on the other hand is heaven in a bar ( as long as it's NOT Bournville ).
 

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