Given Halloween is around the corner, and having been in the UK for 10 long years now, I have to admit that I have never ever tried any of the staple chocolates the peeps over here seem to love.
Fred seemed to think this could be a video, and given how low-skilled we all are with editing a video, we might have to pass it at this point in time. One day, though, who knows, we might even be able to do that.
So back to the chocolate discussion, as I said I have not had a chance – for real, in 10 years?! – to try these chocolates everyone here seems to love, so what a better moment than now to start me on these?
I have to admit, though, I am not a lover of chocolate, unless it’s Kinder. So bear with me, I don’t want in any way to offend anyone, I just don’t like chocolate – which some people seem to be taking on as a personal offence anyway.
The UK chocolates I have never tried
Nestlé Munchies – 1957
These have a crunchy centre, covered in caramel and coated in chocolate – nothing special, but also a bag was gone within minutes so I guess it’s not bad after all. Reminds me of some Swedish chocolate you buy in IKEA, so all good. 10 out of 10.
Cadbury Curly Wurly – 1970
Again, caramel covered in chocolate – so what is not to love?! The actual shape was a surprise, fun and exciting, definitely not something I have seen before with chocolate. Also, this one too reminded me of some Swedish chocolate you get from IKEA. 6 out of 10.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo – 1930
So this was actually quite plain and just a chocolate frog. Not the chunky, Harry Potter’s kind, but was good cheap chocolate nonetheless and I am sure myself as a kid would have probably got addicted to this one. 7 out of 10.
Nestlé Yorkie – 1976
We ended up hating this one, more because of their marketing strategy – anyone recalls the packaging from 2001? Check it out on Google, fellow ladies – than the actual taste. Still, we hated everything around this, so it’s a no from us. 4 out of 10.
Cadbury Fry’s Turkish Delight – 1919
I have a baaaaad thing with jelly, so this was actually quite stressful for me. In reality, it was not as bad as I thought it would be, yet – I wouldn’t be able to eat a full bar and I am not sure whether anyone could do that either. I was missing the icing sugar though, so that made it feel a bit of a betrayal too. 3 out of 10.
Cadbury Crunchie – 1929
Okay, so this was a revelation, considering I did not enjoy honeycomb before – but this was actually great! 8 out of 10.
Cadbury Twirl – 1970
It’s a lot crumblier than I thought, but overall I liked the taste and texture so I would eat this one again. 8 out of 10.
Cadbury Wispa – 1981
In Italy we had a similar one from Milka called Bubbly and my mum absolutely loves it. I used to like the Milka version, but not so fond of Wispa for some reason. Yet, it’s a bar of nice chocolate to have. 8 out of 10.
Cadbury Double Decker – 1976
I think this was just a no, sadly a bland wafer, tasting quite old and stale, then covered in chocolate. It just did not make the cut with me, but I am assuming this could be a nice one if only the wafer tasted slightly better. 2 out of 10.
Cadbury Creme Egg – 1963
This was one of my worst nightmares, and it became reality: I can’t deal with the sugar mess that happens inside the egg, so it was way too hard to even swallow – I ended up spitting it out. Not chic, but neither would have been a floor covered in vomit, so you get the idea. 1 out of 10.
Cadbury Fudge – 1948
It was a very average fudge, not the best quality you get, but it was a fudge at the end of the day, maybe slightly too crumbly, but it did what it said on the tin. Nothing to shout about, you get the gist. 5 out of 10.
Cadbury Eclairs – 1932
Another no from me, it was a sticky mess and did not really taste like much. I did not taste the middle of it, it must have been way too messy, so this one won’t be repurchased. Ever. 3 out of 10.
So this episode of the chocolates I never tried from the UK is over, but not Halloween – find more posts about it here.