Monday, January 3, 2011

Cadbury Dairy Milk Rum & Raisin

Cadbury Rum & RaisinI think the best thing to ever happen to raisins is rum. There’s simply no better flavor combination to boost the natural fruity flavors and give the whole dried fruit thing a creamy finish. Add a little milk chocolate in there, it becomes a unique experience. 

This Cadbury Dairy Milk Rum & Raisin is from South Africa (though they also make them for Europe in England).

The 100 gram (3.5 ounce) bar is a slightly different format from the versions we’re used to in the United States from Hershey’s, who makes Cadbury’s Dairy Milk under license from Cadbury. Those bars are wider and a little thinner. This bar is compact and beefy. It’s 2.25 inches wide and 6 inches long and at most 1/3 of an inch high.

Cadbury Rum & Raisin

The ingredients list no actual rum, which is too bad, because that’s what makes the Ritter Sport Rum Trauben Nuss so good. Instead we’ve got some percentages 23% milk solids, 22% cocoa solids and 20% raisins. That leaves another 35% to sugar, extra vegetable fat (which means by American rules, this isn’t even chocolate), emulsifiers and artificial flavors.

Cadbury Rum & Raisin

It looks smooth and creamy. The scent is definitely rummy - a boozy and fruity fragrance that reminds me of holiday baking. The bar is fresh and glossy and had a good snap to it, revealing a paucity of raisins (I know, 20% must mean two per section). The chocolate flavors are overpowered at first from the rum flavors, which are sweet, buttery and have a strong vanilla & banana finish. The raisins are soft and chewy with a sparkling tartness that cuts through the otherwise overly-sweet bar. The chocolate itself is stiff. It melts well enough, but not in a silky way. I can’t quite say it’s chalky or grainy, but it’s not smooth either. The dairy flavors are not quite what I expect from Cadbury either, which often has a dried milk flavor to it, this seemed much cleaner and fresher - which I admit I enjoy more.

It’s quite munchable, but doesn’t enter into “satisfying chocolate” for me. I prefer a smoother, higher cacao content milk chocolate and maybe even a few more raisins.

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Name: Dairy Milk Rum & Raisin
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Cadbury
Place Purchased: Mel & Rose Wine & Liquors
Price: $2.99
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 138
Categories: Candy, Cadbury, Chocolate, 6-Tempting, South Africa

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:35 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewCadburyChocolateSouth Africa

Comments
  1. Where did you find this?  My local World Market carries some imported Cadbury products, but I haven’t seen this among them.

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 1/03/11 at 5:03 pm #
  2. I’ve heard that the Dairy Milk made in other countries such as India, Africa etc are not very nice, due to them being made to withstand the heat and so on.  Of course the rum and raisin flavour would help this aspect flavour wise (and Ive never tried Dairy Milk from these countries before)but UK Dairy Milk is far superior, since its the original lol. American Dairy Milk is horrible aswell, even if it is classed as ‘chocolate’.

    Comment by Alan on 2/28/11 at 4:15 pm #
  3. i love rum and raisings pliz make more and distribute more,cnt find it in e shops near mi!we want more!

    Comment by lily on 11/16/12 at 8:51 am #
  4. WOW what a chocolate its lovely sweet and all that everything I wanted to have in chocolate I am a big fan of rum @raisins

    Comment by daphney Atjiwara on 11/19/13 at 5:59 am #

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