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  #1695028 26-Dec-2016 10:02
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Kiwifruta: Since the palm oil incident, we've been a Whittaker's household, no intention of changing back, regardless of the price difference.

 

Due to the difference in the brand's block sizes, there isn't really a price difference at all.

 

Using the sale price that these often go for in supermarkets ($3 for Cadbury, $4 for Whittaker's), you're looking at 15c per gram for Cadbury, and 16c per gram for Whittaker's. 

 

At RRP: 19.96c for Whittaker's vs  19.95c for Cadbury.

 

 

 

Cadbury isn't worth buying no matter which way you look at things.


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  #1695029 26-Dec-2016 10:09
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Geektastic:

 

MadEngineer: The last best chocolate I had was Whitakers All Blacks Special edition. I wasn't expecting much when I tried it but I commented out loud how good it was.

 

 

 

What did it taste of? Sweat? Mud? Homo-eroticism?

 

hah, it was some slightly-darker mix





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  #1695050 26-Dec-2016 11:05
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ojo:

Kiwifruta: Since the palm oil incident, we've been a Whittaker's household, no intention of changing back, regardless of the price difference.


Due to the difference in the brand's block sizes, there isn't really a price difference at all.


Using the sale price that these often go for in supermarkets ($3 for Cadbury, $4 for Whittaker's), you're looking at 15c per gram for Cadbury, and 16c per gram for Whittaker's. 


At RRP: 19.96c for Whittaker's vs  19.95c for Cadbury.


 


Cadbury isn't worth buying no matter which way you look at things.



Hadn't even noticed the difference in size. Thanks for pointing it out.



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  #1695119 26-Dec-2016 13:08
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Technofreak: 

The Moro bar used to be awesome but it's been crap ever since we got the Aussie version.

 

 

 

 

 

AFAIK, we still don't get the Moro in Oz. It might be made here, but it's not for Aussie taste.


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  #1695125 26-Dec-2016 13:16
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blakamin:

 

Technofreak: 

The Moro bar used to be awesome but it's been crap ever since we got the Aussie version.

 

 

 

 

 

AFAIK, we still don't get the Moro in Oz. It might be made here, but it's not for Aussie taste.

 

 

Mars is the winning brand there. But we also don't seem to get creame egg twisteds :( And if we do, its the new crud recipe 


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  #1695147 26-Dec-2016 14:09
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The last Cadbury chocolate I had was a few years ago and was very disappointing. It had an overwhelming sweetness rather than a "chocolatey" taste to it, the texture seemed too soft (almost to the point of vaguely slimey), and the block was undersized to boot. But the small size was the least of the problems - it was so unappetising that I threw most of it out.

 

Now I pretty much stick with Whittakers, with occasional forays into Lindt and Guylian. The Whittakers is a much better product than Cabbury IMO, and their Dark Ghana is a particular favourite of mine.

 

 


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  #1695349 27-Dec-2016 10:42
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TwoSeven:
dafman:
TwoSeven: On the original post.

It sounds like that after reducing the amount of sugar consumed that ones tastebuds have just woken up a bit and the taste of sweet stuff has become more intense.


No. I also had some quality chocolate this Xmas. Light and day


Yes, but it would be likely that had a different sugar content, probably in amount and type. Also, was not the original post referring to a filled sweet? They are as far as I am aware 65% carbohydrate of which 56% is sugar. A dark chocolate will likely be around the 20% or less range for carbs. I also would ask, is your definition of quality chocolate something that is hand made, or something that arrives in a packet?


I had two chocs from the Roses at Xmas. Caramel filled and a Dairy Milk.  The quality chocolate I mentioned was Lindt milk, so pretty much a direct head-to-head with the Dairy Milk. One was smooth and creamy, the other highly-sugared and granular in texture.


We live in Wellington, so tend to support the locally handmade Bohemian when shopping for quality filled chocs. As far as plain chocolate from New World, if buying, I'll pick Lindt 70% dark.




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  #1695350 27-Dec-2016 10:44
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JimmyH:

 

The last Cadbury chocolate I had was a few years ago and was very disappointing. It had an overwhelming sweetness rather than a "chocolatey" taste to it, the texture seemed too soft (almost to the point of vaguely slimey), and the block was undersized to boot. But the small size was the least of the problems - it was so unappetising that I threw most of it out.

 

Now I pretty much stick with Whittakers, with occasional forays into Lindt and Guylian. The Whittakers is a much better product than Cabbury IMO, and their Dark Ghana is a particular favourite of mine.

 

 

 

 

+1. Your first paragraph describes perfectly my Cadbury's taste experience this Xmas.


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  #1695357 27-Dec-2016 11:21
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What's also interesting is how Cadbury tastes different depending on where it's made.

The UK made products taste quite different to those made down here.





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  #1695417 27-Dec-2016 16:01
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Geektastic: What's also interesting is how Cadbury tastes different depending on where it's made.

The UK made products taste quite different to those made down here.

 

 

 

yes . . .  but certainly not better.
Take that Cadbury creme eggg atrocity. Since they have been imported from the UK they taste like a disgusting lump of sugar - it's hard to recognise any chocolate flavour in it at all  . . . and the solid "cream" inside - yuk!!


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  #1695420 27-Dec-2016 16:15
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Geektastic: What's also interesting is how Cadbury tastes different depending on where it's made.

The UK made products taste quite different to those made down here.

 

Many years ago when Cadbury were making chocolate in both NZ and AU you could taste the difference between NZ Dairy Milk and AU Dairy Milk - the Australian product was crap despite being made to the same recipe.

 

 


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  #1695477 27-Dec-2016 17:49
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sbiddle:

 

Geektastic: What's also interesting is how Cadbury tastes different depending on where it's made.

The UK made products taste quite different to those made down here.

 

Many years ago when Cadbury were making chocolate in both NZ and AU you could taste the difference between NZ Dairy Milk and AU Dairy Milk - the Australian product was crap despite being made to the same recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mars are not immune either - UK Mars Bars taste much less synthetic and have much thicker chocolate coatings. We verified this by purchasing UK ones and local ones and inspecting/tasting.

 

Many people I know from the northern hemisphere, especially Europe, find NZ cakes, biscuits etc far too sweet. Even the Watties baked beans and ketchup here taste sugary and sickly compared to the Heinz alternatives.

 

One of our local supermarkets actually stocks UK McVities chocolate digestives as a standard product and recently ran out. I asked the checkout lady (a born and bred local) when they might have some more and she said "Not sure - soon, I hope, as I tried them - they are really nice and I can't eat the NZ ones now because they are too sweet!" which surprised me.

 

Sugar is a popular ingredient - even Weetbix has it added.

 

 

 

It may be caused by various EU and governmental directives intended to reduce salt and sugar in food which don't have equivalents here though. At least, I don't think they do.






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  #1695478 27-Dec-2016 17:51
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farcus:

 

Geektastic: What's also interesting is how Cadbury tastes different depending on where it's made.

The UK made products taste quite different to those made down here.

 

 

 

yes . . .  but certainly not better.
Take that Cadbury creme eggg atrocity. Since they have been imported from the UK they taste like a disgusting lump of sugar - it's hard to recognise any chocolate flavour in it at all  . . . and the solid "cream" inside - yuk!!

 

 

 

 

To be fair, they are in essence nothing more than a "disgusting lump of sugar" wherever they are made...!






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  #1695499 27-Dec-2016 18:36
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The last C product I had was a cream egg. It was just so sweet and sugary compared to how I remembered them.  I think they are also made overseas these days. I try to stick to stuff made locally to our standards.


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  #1695991 28-Dec-2016 21:55
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A year or so ago, my wife was getting the kids to write to various manufacturers with product ideas. The response to their letter to Cadbury was (paraphrased) "we don't take suggestions from the public - we have our own marketing dept." The response from Whittakers was "thank you for your suggestion, we'll pass it on, here are some vouchers."

 

We have been a Whittakers household ever since. 





 

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