Monday, August 15, 2005

Cadbury Twirl and Snow Flake

Name: Twirl
Brand: Cadbury (UK)
Place Purchased: India Sweets & Spices
Price: $1.49
Size: 43 grams
Calories per ounce: unknown
Type: Milk Chocolate

I think someone needs to start keeping a list of candy bar names that would also make good names for cats.

I posted earlier this month about the Flake bar, which I only kinda liked. I’ve decided that one wasn’t particularly fresh. The Twirl, as near as I can figure it, is just a paired version of Flakes. Only slightly smaller in diameter (about the size of my finger ... I have no idea how big your fingers are) than the Flake, they’re about an inch shorter. Think Twix bars - but with a different center.

Inside are curled flakes of chocolate, then they’re dipped in more milk chocolate to hold it all together. What you end up with is a lot of air, which means that it all melts much quicker and seems to emanate a chocolately aroma. It’s basically more fudgy than creamy.

Name: Flake Snow
Brand: Cadbury (UK)
Place Purchased: India Sweets & Spices
Price: $1.49
Size: 37 grams
Calories per ounce: unknown
Type: Milk Chocolate/White Chocolate


Revisiting the Flake, this version is filled with white chocolate curls coated in milk chocolate. I’m so glad it wasn’t coated in more white chocolate. Upon opening it I could definitely smell the sweet white chocolate and then a hint of the milk chocolate. It all had a dried milk tinge to it. The bar was much fresher than the one I got from Cost Plus, so that’s a plus. But it was sweet enough to make my throat hurt. It wasn’t really chalky, but it wasn’t really smooth. For some reason the Twirl bar was much more creamy. This one was definitely not old and the store kept them in the fridge ... so I’m guessing that this bar is just like this.

Ratings - Twirl - 7 out of 10
Flake Snow - 5 out of 10

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:26 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewCadburyChocolateWhite Chocolate5-Pleasant7-Worth ItUnited Kingdom

  1. I like the Flake Snows, but you should keep an eye out for Flake Noirs. They’re Flakes in less sweet dark chocolate form.

    Comment by Nic on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. As I have mentioned before commenting in this blog, now I’m irreversebly addicted to those! And I’ve been doing a little research on my own. I have two little hints to share!

    1) At Cost Plus on Santa Monica X Westwood, just a couple days ago, I picked the freshest chocolates known to man. I was also delighted to taste a bar called “Time Out”, which consisted of two wafer sheets with Flake in between them, dipped in chocolate. Simply delicious!

    2) Being a little outraged by the prices practiced at Cost Plus (2.29 average per candy bar), I Froogled “Cadbury’s Chocolate” and came across the website for The Tudor House in Santa Monica. They carry a wider selection of Cadbury’s candy bars, including the “Snow Flake” one (which I loved), for a cheaper price. However, I’ve visited their store and they practiced different prices from those listed on the website (1.25 as opposed to 1.00 on the website). I hadn’t memorized the prices so I wasn’t able to tell (it was just this afternoon). I guess I will have to be back to buy more candy and set things straight! LOL

    For those in the Westiside, I recommend a visit to the Tudor House, though, they have a lot of fun stuff to check out! And let’s keep each other posted about the price discrepancy thing…

    Comment by Flavia on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I am less enamoured of the Flake Snow than I thought I would be. I don’t know why, but I thought it had wafers or some sort of crispy bits in. Oh well.

    Comment by Bruce Anderson on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. hey, i was wondering if there is much difference between twirls, and dipped flakes (if thats what they are called). At first i thought that one was nestle and other cadburys… but the taste very similar…
    any thoughts?

    Comment by matt on 8/19/06 at 2:17 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Matt - I think the only different is the size of the bars. The Twirl are smaller finger sized bars and the Flake are larger, like, um, big cigars.

    I’m pretty sure the chocolate is the same.

    Comment by Cybele on 8/19/06 at 2:23 pm #
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