I suppose after the lovely selection of biscuits we have had from Cadbury’s recently, that Bournville was the natural next choice in the range. I also have to confess that recently I have grown a soft spot for Bournville chocolate. I know it is a mass produced bar, and I realise that some chocolate connoisseurs scoff at its lower cocoa percentage, but I think it fills a gap in the market. High 70%+ chocolate has its place – but what do we all seem to have against the mid range sweet but dark chocolate? There seems to be a stigma against it, despite people happily buying milk chocolate or indeed even white. It’s a sweet rich chocolaty fix, and deserves its place.
Okay, rant over – back to the biscuits. Each biscuit consists of a thick biscuit base, a layer of a Bournville truffle and a decent coating of Bournville chocolate. The filling is soft, but still has quite a thick consistency and adds a nice change in texture compared to the crunchy biscuit. The flavour from these is gorgeous though, really rich and chocolaty and works perfectly with the biscuit. I wasn’t expecting it to be, but these are actually my favourite in the range of Cadbury biscuits. Perfect for that mid afternoon lull, with a nice cup of coffee.