Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Cadbury Raspberry Bunny

DSC09053rYou know what surprised me most about this candy? It recognizes that it’s for Easter. There’s only one other product I’ve reviewed (as far as I can tell) in the past two years that actually mentions the Easter holiday on the wrapper. (The bunny is holding a basket that says “Happy Easter”) Strange, isn’t it? Are we all kidding ourselves that all these egg shaped things could easily be for Passover? (Oddly enough, this is Kosher ... though not for Passover since it has corn syrup in it.)

But I guess I digress.

This is the second Cadbury Royal Dark Raspberry Bunny I’ve bought this year. I lost the first one after I took the photo. (So calling out to it does no good ... it’s missing its ears!) It’s probably in the seat cushions in the car or stuck to the bottom of one of my backpacks.


It’s a very pretty bunny. It’s really well made, nice and shiny and with a pleasant chocolate scent. It’s well formed and looks like a bunny, unlike some candies I’ve purchased for Easter. It’s mostly chocolate with only a small reservoir of “Raspberry Creme Center” in it. It’s not very big, so it’s a good chocolate treat that won’t leave you hating yourself.

The only problem is that Raspberry Creme center ... what is it? At first I thought it was a caramel. It’s almost a syrup and certainly not a creme. It’s sticky and drippy and a little tangy. It even tastes a little salty. It doesn’t taste much like raspberry. Smells a little like it, but doesn’t really taste like it.

The chocolate is that Royal Dark chocolate that Cadbury is pushing now (with the Royal Dark Mini Eggs) which is rather palatable. It’s sweet but also has some nice cocoa notes. It lacks a sort of buttery oomph that good dark chocolate can have.

I’m not really that fond of this. It’s fun and of course it’s not terribly big or expensive, so I can’t be that disappointed.

Name: Royal Dark Raspberry Bunny
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Cadbury (mfd by Hershey's)
Place Purchased: Walgreen's & CVS
Price: $.59
Size: 1.1 ounces
Calories per ounce: 136
Categories: Chocolate, United States, Hershey's, Cadbury, Easter, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:25 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Were you able to figure out the scent of that raspberry stuff at all? It was nagging at me so much I had to eat two, and I still didn’t figure it out. Life Savers, maybe??

    Comment by Tricia on 3/20/07 at 7:22 am #
  2. This is evil, its bunny blood.

    Comment by A on 3/20/07 at 12:05 pm #
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotte

    Just thought you might find it interestin.
    Lotte isn’t a Japanese food company.
    It started in Japan, but the chaebol business stays within Koreans. Completely understandable seeing how many Koreans left Korea duing the colonization and the war to see if they could make money to send home to their families.

    Comment by S on 3/20/07 at 8:30 pm #
  4. My kids would freak out over this one the minute they bit into it. lol. It looks good though, I may have to buy myself a few. At least I know they wouldn’t touch it.

    Comment by Eliza on 3/21/07 at 1:10 am #
  5. yummy! yea for EASTER!

    Comment by linda, the village vegetable on 3/21/07 at 5:05 am #
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