Monday, September 11, 2006

Cadbury Dairy Milk Whispers

imageI’m not sure why they call these Whispers. They’re crunchy. Maybe it’s their delicate taste.

They’re just chocolate covered malted milk balls, but for some reason they don’t call them that in the UK (then again, we call them Whoppers here as a rather generic term). The other UK malt balls I’ve had are Malteasers.

I picked them up at Mel & Rose’s and hoped they were the best malted milk balls ever made. (A lot of the time I buy stuff hoping it’ll be okay. Sometimes I really go to town and wind myself up that I’ve found the perfect candy to be stranded on an island with.)

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Being a Cadbury product I expected some good chocolate. It was okay, the usual sweet and powdered milk tasting stuff but then again malted milk always tastes a bit like powdered milk anyway. The crispy centers were light and had a good hit of malt with a little bit of a dark salt note to it. The proportions were good, there was a nice amount of chocolate, but it wasn’t all about the chocolate, the shell was just there to protect the crispy center.

The chocolate wasn’t creamy enough for me, it had that shellac shell on it that just made it a little too waxy. If anyone’s keeping track, I think the best prepackaged malted milk balls I’ve tried so far are the Limited Edition Pop’ables ... other than that I like to pick up the bulk ones at the grocery store (Harmony brand).

These were manufactured in South Africa.

Name: Dairy Milk Whispers
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Cadbury
Place Purchased: Mel & Rose's
Price: $1.25
Size: 45 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Malt, South Africa, Cadbury

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Comments
  1. my dad always called these candies “malty balls”.  i think it flows off the tongue effortlessly.  a local grocery store (you’ll remember karn’s, right, cybele?) has dark chocolate malty balls.  good for smuggling into the movies!  don’t they all have a slight waxy coating?

    Comment by anne on 9/11/06 at 8:10 am #
  2. Seriously, you need to try the malted milk balls from the South Bend Chocolate Company.  I am not a fan in general, but was amazed by how good they are.  If you are interested, I would be glad to send you some.  I’m always glad to share our local chocolate goodies.

    Comment by elleninha on 9/11/06 at 8:22 am #
  3. I have always loved Whoppers.

    Comment by claudia on 9/11/06 at 1:58 pm #
  4. The best I had were some bulk candies, too, from a (the?) candy store at Tom’s Farm, down near Corona.

    I’m sure you can get the same ones, tho cheaper, just about anywhere.

    Comment by Russ on 9/11/06 at 4:01 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    anne - some have a shellac coating that dissolves away pretty quickly, these were definitely more like a “shell” and not in a good way.

    elleninha - I’ll have to keep an eye out for them - I’m guessing they’re easier to find when I’m in the midwest (which is pretty often).

    claudia - I love the centers of Whoppers, but I’ve never much cared for the mockolate on them. I love the Easter versions they do in the egg shape and colors.

    Russ - I think Marich makes the ones at Tom’s, but I’ll check with my other candy sources. (I saw some Marich stuff at Von’s, but they had them packaged up like they were fancy).

    Comment by Cybele on 9/13/06 at 9:54 am #
  6. where can i buy dairy milk popping chocolate blocks

    Comment by jesy fay on 11/04/07 at 8:41 pm #
  7. hmm, lived in england my whole life and never seen these before… they might be cadbury, but definitely not british…

    Comment by katherine on 6/03/09 at 1:14 am #
  8. No Katherine, they are a South African choclate, as stated in the article… You only get whispers here and imported Maltesers from the UK… Maltesers are slightly nicer although there isn’t a huge difference… the problem with chocolate in SA is that additives are added to help prevent it melting(due to the hot weather)  so not quite as nice as european choccies, but not all that bad smile

    Comment by clvie on 8/05/09 at 7:14 am #
  9. ummmmm. i have to disagree fully with this article.
    i LOVE whispers. LOVE LOVE LOVE. (i’m from the UK, but have had them in SA)  I have tried writing to Cadburys here to request they make them here, but to no avail :(
    I love the thickness of the chocolate shell, I like the waxyness as it means i can suck on it a long time before it starts to melt and the middle is much softer than on a Malteaser.

    If anyone can tell me where i can order these online for UK deivery i would be massively gratefull -i’ve spent hours searching!!

    S

    Comment by Suzanna on 11/14/09 at 5:13 am #
  10. WHY DONT YOU THINK OF MAKING WHITE WHISPERS?
    THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT LIKE WHITE CHOCOOLATE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW

    Comment by chantel on 7/23/12 at 10:12 am #

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