I’d like to start this post with a big happy birthday to Milk Tray. It has been 100 years since Milk Tray first appeared on the shelves. Although I’m not that old, I do have fond memories of Milk Tray over the years, always having them in the house at Christmas time and of course the iconic “All because the lady loves” adverts.
When Cadbury got in touch and asked if I’d like to try the new relaunched edition, I had to say yes. When the box arrived I I was very impressed by the design. The packaging has had a bit of a reboot and looks more modern, but still keeps the Milk Tray theme.
Once the box was open my very frst comment was, “Where's the Turkish Delight?”. Its gone, it is one of my favourite Milk Tray chocolates so I wasn’t too pleased. Trying to focus on the more positive things I spent a few minutes scanning the chocolates for the new ones. There are three:
I’m going to be honest this didn’t sound like the most exciting new addition to the range. It is just a chocolate truffle in a chocolate shell. It is nice and sweet and creamy, and does exactly what it sets out to do. It is a good chocolate, just not one that stands out for being different.
Salted Caramel Charm
Okay this chocolate was an obvious choice. There has always been a solid caramel in Milk Tray, and this chocolate replaces that. It is still is the firm caramel but now has a touch of salt, which is very much on trend. To be honest hard sticky toffees aren’t my thing, but I have to admit the salty nature of this one did impress me. The salt was stronger than expected but combined with the sweet rich caramel taste, it was a lovely addition.
Of all the new flavours this one caught my attention the most. It is a white chocolate apple flavoured truffle, with a cinnamon crunch encased in milk chocolate. I’m sure regular readers will know my love of cinnamon, so I was keen to tuck in. The apple taste wasn’t too strong, just providing a little fruitiness, and the gentle spice added a lovely warm hint to the flavour. My only issue was the crunchy nature of the chocolate as it was just a bit a bit too crunchy.
Have you tried the new flavours? Which is your favourite?