Hey everybody, Cadbury have announced that it is Race Season! They are launching another of the Spots Vs Stripes bars that promote playing, this one is called “The Big Race”. This new bar is indeed all about racing, and inside the wrapper are mini speed challenges. You can also play online at http://www.spotsvstripes.com/raceseason/ and try racing at typing, mouse scrolling or even clicking. They are quite simple but sweet games, which amused me. They also allowed me to support the worthy Stripes. Long live the Stripes!
Okay, back to the chocolate bar! This is a bit different for Cadbury, in that it is basically a wafer bar. Wafer is also something I associate with Europe, you don’t have to go far in Germany to find hazelnut wafer bars, and there seems to be a healthy supply of European chocolate wafers spread round the Italian style coffee shops in this country too. It doesn’t look as neat or a polished as many of the Cadbury’s bars, not just that the bar is knobbly, but that the coating doesn’t seem to be as thick or have regularity.
The bar consists of a milk chocolate coating, layers of wafer filled with cocoa crème and round biscuit pieces set in the top rather sporadically. I liked the bar as it was light and easy to eat, with the moist cocoa crème balancing the dryer wafer. The biscuit pieces didn’t add much to the flavour, but they did leave an enjoyable crunch. The chocolate is sweet and creamy, and the whole bar seems substantial but is very easy to eat. I actually enjoyed this bar a lot, and was really pleased that Cadbury are trying something a bit different. If they went the extra step and launched a hazelnut cocoa crème edition (which is the proper European style) I think I would be in heaven.