New Marvellous Creations Flavour

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The new Marvellous Creations flavour is “Banana Candy, Peanut Drops and Choc Biscuit” and it is exclusive to Woolworths.  (Thanks Woolworths for sending me these – I entered a giveaway contest and was one of the lucky 4000 winners.  Or rather, *two* of the lucky 4000 winners.)

Let’s get down to business…

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“Do you love me as much as Joyville does?”  Unfortunately no.  No I do not.  It wasn’t a bad chocolate, but compared to the rest of the range, I personally think that it ranks poorly.  The Banana Candy was too sweet and artificial, and the Peanut Drops didn’t do it for me.

It’s worth trying for something new/different but I think the other flavours are better.  Sorry Joyville.

Simply Marvellous

It’s no secret that I love the Cadbury Marvellous Creations range.  After finding out that there are two new flavours, I rushed to my local Woolworths to give them a go.  Unfortunately the flavours weren’t available in bars, so I had to buy the big blocks.

The new flavours are:

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And just because I hadn’t tried it yet, I also bought:

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So what did I think?

Clinkers, Gummi Bears, Choc Biscuit

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This is a great chocolate.  The gummi pieces were generous in size and really tasty.  I’m not very familiar with Clinkers candy but I found that it tasted similar to Crunchie pieces.  (If it hadn’t been for the colour, I would have guessed Crunchie.)  The cookie pieces were scarce but pleasant.  All in all, I would definitely recommend this chocolate, especially if you like gummi candy.

Clinkers, Raspberry Chips, Marshmallows

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Another great chocolate.  The marshmallow pieces were small but tasty, and once again, the Clinkers tasted like Crunchie pieces.  I see that “Raspberry Chips” is in the name but I can’t say that the taste stood out to me.

Peanut, Toffee, Cookie

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Although this flavour has been out since the Marvellous Creations range hit Australia, my dislike of peanuts had made me reluctant to try it.  But today I decided that it’s time to put aside my issues with peanuts and give it a go.  This variety of Marvellous Creations is definitely not my favourite.  The peanut taste is very evident (bad for me but good for some) and I found it surprisingly sweet.  (Sweeter than the previous two types if you can believe that!)  The cookie pieces remind of Malteasers and were really nice.  While “toffee” is in the name, I didn’t taste anything resembling toffee.

So in conclusion, I am very happy with the new Marvellous Creations flavours.  I will have to say that the gummi bears one is my favourite of the two.  I managed to grab the last one in the shop so it looks like it might also be a consumer favourite.  I hope that these new flavours are available in bars because my purse and figure can’t handle too many of the larger blocks.

The best brownies in the world!

Well I don’t know if they’re the best ever but they’re the best that I’ve ever experienced. I tried these at the Bath Christmas Markets.

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I believe that they’re Chatley Brownies and this pictured one is “Vanilla Fudge Chocolate”. It melted in my mouth and was ridiculously sweet in a good way.

The stall seemed like a family owned business and as a result I have not been able to find much information about it online.

This is the only thing that I’ve been able to find: http://www.abitofadocatering.net. They don’t ship internationally though. I wish I could find the recipe for these because they are definitely worth having again.

My rating: Smiley Face

Choc Full of Popcorn

It seems fitting to start this blog with a picture of Cadbury’s “Choc Full of Popcorn” as it changed my life and prompted me to eat (and make) new things. I discovered this mouth-watering treat on a recent trip to London. For me it’s heaven in a bag and I could not get enough of it.

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My friends have varying opinions, some not so positive but for me, it’s a total winner and I’d recommend it to anyone. The only place I’ve found it in Adelaide is Blackebys Sweets in James Place for $5.95. Alternatively you can try eBay but it’s significantly more expensive, especially with shipping.

Items may also be available from http://www.britishsupermarketworldwide.com but I haven’t personally bought from there yet. (After a quick browse through their website, I definitely WILL be buying something later!)

My rating: Smiley Face