Over on the Twitter there was an image shared of an old Wilkinson’s Christmas Catalogue.
What caught my eye was the carton of Heroes.
We have seen the return of the Crunchie, but alas no Picnie, Time Out or Fuse (remember them).
Of course if you go to Wikipedia you can find out what is currently included and what has disappeared over the years.
Dairy Milk Caramel
Wispa (Added in 2015)
Creme Egg Twisted (Added in 2009)
Eclair (Added in 2008)
Double Decker (Known as “Dinky Decker”, added in 2019)
Crunchie (Originally as Crunchie Bite. removed in 2008 but re-added in 2019 as Crunchie Bits)
Missing or removed includes
Bournville (Added in 2008, removed in 2013)
Dairy Milk Whole Nut (Dairy Milk with added hazelnut in the centre. Added in 2002, removed in 2008)
Dream (Removed in 2008)
Fuse (Removed in mid-2000’s)
Picnic (Removed in 2007)
Time Out (Removed in 2007)
Toblerone (Added for Christmas 2013, 2014 and 2015)
Nuts About Caramel (Cadbury’s Caramel with added hazelnut in the centre. Removed in Mid-2000’s)
I did quite enjoy when they included Toblerone.
Chocolates come and go, many people reading this will remember Texan bars and the like. The
Wispa disappeared for a while and then came back.
The Cadbury advert has a product I’ve not seen before, it’s merely a specific chocolate from a box Milk Tray and available in a pack of them that “snap open”.
Ten Chocolate Mini Rolls cost £2.00, whilst six cost 97p. So if I buy two packs of six I get twelve for £1.94 which means for 6p less I get two more chocolate rolls.
Notice it is not a special offer, this is the “normal” price.
Another amazing bargain from the supermarkets, this time Tesco.
Really nice and interesting video from BBC News on how Cadbury make their 40m Easter Eggs (50% of the UK market).
Easter is one of the most popular times of year for chocolate-makers and it has been revealed that despite the current economic downturn, confectionery sales in 2009 have continued to rise, with predictions of record sales this Easter.
Interesting is how in other markets, the US and Europe, they prefer chocolate bunnies and chicks, whilst in the UK market we prefer chocolate eggs.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Apricot Crumble Crunch is one of two variations that Cadbury have released, the other being Cranberry and Granola.
I had high expectations as it did sound rather tasty, alas I was disappointed. There was chewy and crunchy texture in there, but very little flavour, could I taste apricot, no I could not.
There didn’t seem to be too much to it, I think I would prefer Fruit and Nut myself.
Monday sees the re-return of the Cadbury Wispa.
After selling twenty million last year in a seven week trial, Cadbury have decided to bring the Wispa back again, this time for good.
After my Wispa fascination I seem to be searching out the chocolate bars I had when I was a child.
My most recent rediscovery is the Curly Wurly.
Something very satisfying about the sticky chewy caramel covered in chocolate most of which goes either on the floor or over your trousers as you bit into the bar.
Hey look what I found in WHSmith at Paddington Station!
Yes it is a Cadbury Wispa!
I thought these had been discarded to the litter bin in the sky where all old chocolate bars go when they are replaced by new funky chocolate bars.
Probably a limited edition.
Buy hey it’s a Wispa bar!