/ Doug's Chocolate Republic /
Review: Cadbury Macadamia
Posted: 8 March 2011
There's not much to be said about this tasty bar that I haven't said elsewhere. The Macadamia uses the same sweetish Dairy Milk blend as all other Cadbury Australia bars. The bar breaks no new ground whatsoever.
price/gram: USD 0.016
Cocoa %: 26
Another Cadbury bar
resurfaces on the Republic. Hey, it was bound to
happen. With so many Cadbury-producing nations out
there, I could taste a half dozen Cadbury Macadamia bars and
not have tried them all.
This Cadbury tasting was
unusual in that I did not have a friend from Australia bring
it over or mail it to me. Quite recently, the local
import market in town has been bringing in five Cadbury
Australia bars. They aren't cheap and sell for double
the price per gram I list here. (I try to list the
price/gram on the Republic that the bar would sell for in
its key markets). The Cadbury Australia bars, in 100
gram and 200 gram sizes, have taken over the shelf space of
some more boutique niche brands which I guess weren't
selling very well. My girlfriend, knowing my affinity
for Cadbury Australia and herself having a deep love for macadamia nuts,
picked this one up.
There's not much to be said
about this tasty bar that I haven't said elsewhere.
The Macadamia uses the same sweetish Dairy Milk blend as all
other Cadbury Australia bars. Cocoa solids clock in at
26%, acceptable for a big brand bar, milk solids at 28%.
The macadamia nut is only 12%. I may have called that
skimpy, but one of Cadbury's key competitors in both the
Australian and New Zealand markets is Whittaker's, and they
only use 13%.
The bar breaks
no new ground whatsoever. The macadamias aren't
roasted with some special proprietary process which brings
out greater flavors. The chocolate isn't organic.
It's a rather simple call. If you think Cadbury
Australia produces decent enough milk chocolate and you like
macadamia nuts, the bar's a no-brainer, a solid hitter,
a home rung king. You won't munch away unsatisfied
or be taken to new dimensions of taste excitement.
Cadbury in Australia again proves its ability to produce
cost-effective but not innovative chocolate.