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Cadbury Fruit & Nut 
Posted: 18 January 2011    7.0 
Cadbury Fruit & Nut Fruit & Nut is another solid hitter in the Cadbury Australia range. This bar wasn't packed with so many bits of fruit and nuts that I had to shout, "Stop, I cant eat any more!" But it wasn't as if I only got a bite of fruit or nut in every tenth mouthful either.     
Avg price/gram: USD 0.016   Cocoa %: 26  Size: 200g  Australian chocolate 
       


Fruit & Nut, from any brand, is not my favorite bar.  I had instructed my buddy, Johnny Oz, to bring me a few bars of Cadbury (Australia) Rum N Raisin.  I've only sampled two Rum N Raisin bars in my lifetime, and Cadbury in Australia makes their bar to perfection.  Johnny Oz must've only caught the key word 'Cadbury' in the dozens of e-mails I sent him over the last few months, despite me writing the type of bar in ALL CAPS!   When he showed up bearing two Cadbury bars of 350 gram size apiece, I couldn't really berate him now, could I?

Why is it that everyone seems to bring me a Fruit & Nut?  I used to hate these bars, but because they kept landing in my lap, I was forced to develop a taste for them.  I've now gotten used to having raisins in my chocolate.  I would never go out of my way to buy a Fruit & Nut bar of any brand, but I can at least eat them in one sitting if they're tasty enough and sitting in front of my face.

Fruit & Nut is another solid hitter in the Cadbury Australia range.  The Australian operation's version of Cadbury milk chocolate is sweeter than other country's.  I could immediately taste the sweetness having sampled a Canadian Cadbury beforehand.  Sugar is one of those addictive substances our taste buds make allowances for over time.  We actually get used to sweeter and sweeter things.   Thais adore their super, super, super, (add 100 more supers) sweet iced teas that I find intolerable.   Indians love their super sweet desserts.  Acculturation is what got them used to these levels of sweetness tasting acceptable.  The same must apply to Australians.  My guess is that other ingredients must be added to Cadbury Australia's mix to preserve the chocolates in Australia's more extreme climates and extra sugar serves to cover up these plentiful preservatives and artificial flavors. 

Cadbury won't go down in history as being the most generous manufacturer.   This bar wasn't packed with so many bits of fruit and nuts that I had to shout, "Stop, I cant eat any more!"  But it wasn't as if I only got a bite of fruit or nut in every tenth mouthful either.  As of this writing, Cadbury has 53% of the chocolate market share in Australia.  For being the Top Dog, Cadbury delivers a very satisfying experience at a very affordable price.  As long as new owner Kraft keeps the macaroni & cheese and Vegemite ingredients far from the Cadbury conveyor belts, you can't go too wrong snacking on one of these.        

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  Cadbury makes milk chocolate in Australia under the name Fruit & Nut. Try their Fruit and Nut. Fruit and Nut is true Australian chocolate by Chocolate Republic standards. Talk to Doug at Doug's Republic.