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Review: Cadbury Fruit & Nut
Cadbury Fruit & Nut
Posted: 18 January 2011
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.
price/gram: USD 0.016
Cocoa %: 26
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.
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.