Thursday, 8 August 2013

Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations: Cola Pretzel Honeycomb Bar Review


Hot on the heels of their previous Marvellous Creations bars, Jelly Popping Candy and Cookie Nut Crunch, Cadbury have released this weird new "Cola Pretzel Honeycomb" variety. Cadbury were teasing this bar on Twitter just the other day so I was surprised to see it nestled amongst the other Marvellous Creations bars at Asda not long after.

This one is described as "Milk chocolate with chewy cola flavour nuggets (8%), pieces of salted pretzel (4%) and honeycomb (3%)". The bar comes in irregular-shaped blocks like the other Marvellous Creations bars:


Despite being only 4% of the total bar, there looked to be plenty of pretzel pieces embedded in the chocolate:


This has to be one of the craziest chocolate bars Cadbury have ever released, and I was expecting it to be too weird to taste nice, but...I actually kinda liked it!


The chocolate smelled as good as ever with it's comforting, creamy Dairy Milk scent. Snapping a piece off released a faint whiff of cola, which had me worried it would just taste "wrong". However I was pleasantly surprised - the combination is actually quite addictive, although a little odd. I think it's because the pretzel pieces give the bar a savoury, moreish edge. Added to that was the crunchy honeycomb which added a lovely toffee flavour. And the cola pieces? They were a bit odd, but for me they brought back memories of cola bottle sweets from childhood, and combined with the creamy Dairy Milk gave me a warm, nostalgic feeling. I can't really explain why but I actually enjoyed the combination despite part of me thinking "it's just wrong!"


Overall, this bar certainly isn't a sophisticated combination and many will balk at how awful it is purely on principle but...I kinda liked it. It's a bit like the Lady Gaga of chocolate bars - odd, but strangely endearing.


Price: £2.50 for a 200g bar at Asda. Also available at Morrisons.
Ingredients: Suitable for vegetarians.
Allergy Advice: Contains milk, wheat & gluten. May contain nuts.
Nutrition Information (per 25g): 125 Calories, 6.5g Fat (4g Saturates), 15g Carbohydrates (14g Sugars).

17 comments:

  1. Awesome! Just awesome! I can't wait to try this bar! Is it your favourite of the 3?

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    1. I would say so yeah :) Although I quite liked the Cookie Nut Crunch too.

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  2. Thanks so much for this review.

    I was really disappointed when I heard what the new flavour was. I drink cola regularly but the idea of it in a chocolate just sounded awful. I knew I'd end up trying it at some point anyway (especially as the inclusion of pretzels seemed to be a redeeming factor) but I'm glad to hear it's actually pretty nice!

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    1. It does sound like an awful combo doesnt it. I think this might become one of those "marmite" bars to be honest!

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  3. Wow!!

    Thanks so much for the review. I had no idea about this new bar. Nice to see that Cadbury's are going a bit mental after decades of boring old choc bars.

    Think they might have gone a bit TOO far this time but I'll be giving it a go as soon as it's on sale for a reasonable price (should be on sale for about £1.50 at some point).

    Great site, mate. I'm an avid reader!!

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    1. Thanks Scritti! :) Yes they have gone a bit far lol...reminds me of when Nestle brought out tons of crazy Kitkat flavours in the mid-2000's.

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  4. Oh this sounds really interesting, I will Deffinitely have to try this! Great review :)

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    1. Thanks Erin. Let me know what you think of it :)

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  5. Is this bar only available at ASDA's haven't seen it around.

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    1. I've only seen it there so far. No sign of any smaller bars yet unfortunately.

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  6. I like the fact that it combines 3 of the main types of junk food (candy bars, salty snacks, and soda) into one.

    Maybe you could put it in a blender with actual pretzels, chocolate, and cola, and then drink the liquid along with yet more pretzels, chocolate and cola to create a real mise en abyme of snacking.

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  7. Nice one Kev, we can always trust you to be quick off the mark with the new releases!

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  8. I need to get my hands on this! My local Asda doesn't have it yet. It sounds so strange..but good?!

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  9. Great review as ever Kev. It's a mad combo and I don't really like cola that much but had to give this bar a go. Verdict...I love it!
    We sell them on our site...:)

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  10. I much prefer the one with jelly bits and popping candy although I do wish they'd put more of the jelly bits in as they taste yummy! This bar reminds me of when I was a kid, melting dairy milk, throwing what I could find in the cupboards in it and leaving it to harden then eating it. Bits of shredded wheat, coco pops, cake, sour snakes - the lot lol.

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    1. That sounds like fun :) I often do the same but with cheap Sainsburys basics chocolate. I mix it with some butter and golden syrup and then add rice crispies, popping candy, raisins...whatever really, and then set it in the fridge so it's like Tiffin.

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  11. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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