Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Recently my brother, Liam, and his beautiful wife, Christine, went abroad. I made them promise to bring me back some foreign snacks. One of their stops was in England and Cadbury Heroes was the selection made.
Firstly, a name like this is a bold statement. To an avid comic book collector and true snack connoisseur, putting the word "Heroes" in the name of your product is a risky endeavor. So, you may ask, did Cadbury succeed in living up to the name Heroes? Sure, why not, I guess. Frankly they didn't fail. This product is truly exceptional, but no more so than dozens of other snacks I can think of. Cadbury Heroes is an assortment of some of Cadbury's finest chocolate products. Let me break it down item by item:
Cadbury Creme Egg "Twisted" - This is basically a miniature version of a Cadbury Creme Egg. Having previously discussed this before, the only thing I could add in regards to this incarnation is the fact that the creme to chocolate ratio is a bit more even. This is neither a plus nor a minus. I have learned to love the excess of creme that one must face in the standard egg, but am also pleased to enjoy a more reasonable balance.
Cadbury Dairy Milk - This is two small squares of Cadbury's signature milk chocolate. As a kid, whenever a family member visited a European country this is what was brought back. The idea being that the chocolate from over there was clearly superior to any in the states; I must substantiate, from my experience, that this is true.
Cadbury Dairy Milk with Caramel - Easy comparison : Caramello. However, using Cadbury's milk chocolate clearly places this a few tiers above the dry and less milky chocolate of Caramello. The caramel insides are about the same in flavor and texture.
Cadbury "Twirl" - Not a real big fan of this one. It's like layers of thin, dryish chocolate overlapping each other while leaving smalls pockets of air to form a crispy small chocolate bar. Nothing real special about it. I'm a fan of chocolate straight up or accompanied with some delicacy. No need to find a different way to present/form it for me to enjoy it.
Cadbury "Eclairs" - This reminds me of Sugar Daddys or Bit o Honey. Some weird caramelly-taffy type stuff. Not really big on these either. There is a small bit of chocolate in the center. It's kind of weird but whatever.
Cadbury Bournville - Dark chocolate. It is what it is. Not a real big fan of dark chocolate.
Cadbury "Fudge" - This truly deserves the quotation marks I've been putting on some of these. This is definitely not fudge. My best guess is that it some sort of confectionary/chocolate blend created to taste like fudge. It's still pretty good. It looks like a mini Twix bar, but with a soft, chewy consistency.
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The Snackmaster Thank Yous:
Much thanks to Ashley for hooking me up with some of these:
and to Cody and Anna for these:
The nameless top one can only be imagined as a "Fruity Rainbow Fun Stick."