Thursday, 22 August 2013
New! Cadbury Wishes Little Wishes Review
Another day, another new product from Cadbury. This time it's the turn of these mini versions of the Cadbury Wishes Chocolate Star that is usually sold over the Christmas period. They're called Little Wishes and include the truffle part from regular Cadbury Wishes in mini star-shaped form, plus pure milk chocolate stars. Like regular Cadbury Wishes, 10% of the profits from these will go to the Make A Wish Foundation. The profits will be at least £50,000 in the UK and go towards making the wishes of children fighting life-threatening conditions come true. I'm sure everyone will agree that this is very appropriate and heart-warming for a Christmas-themed product!
The chocolates are straight-up Cadbury Milk Chocolate, so of course they were going to be tasty. They're described as "Solid milk chocolates and milk chocolates with truffle centres" but there's little difference between them - the truffles are slightly softer to the bite, but that's about it.
Whilst I was never much of a fan of regular Cadbury Wishes, in miniature form they're somehow incredibly moreish. They had a similar effect on me as Cadbury Buttons - I couldn't stop myself from eating one after the other until most of the bag had gone! And with the promise of 10p of the £1 I paid for these going to charity, I felt a little bit less guilty. Yes - Cadbury have discovered a way to make us feel less naughty about eating chocolate!
As mentioned on the pack, the Wishes had suffered some scuffing during transit, but I still thought they looked pretty cool in their mini star shapes. They'd probably be good mixed with other Christmas-themed chocolates over the festive period.
Overall, these aren't anything particularly innovative or new, but they're very moreish and in aid of a good cause, so hats off to Cadbury!
Price: £1 per bag at Morrisons (current special offer).
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergy Advice: Contains milk and soya. May contain nuts.
Nutritional Information (per quarter bag): 175 Calories, 10.5g Fat (6g Saturates), 17.5g Carbohydrates (17.5g of which Sugars).