Monday, 10 February 2014

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Ritz Crackers & LU Biscuits Review

cadbury dairy milk with ritz crackers and lu sweet biscuits

Last year I reviewed the Milka with TUC Crackers and LU Cookies bars, and rather enjoyed them. Since Mondelez are now bringing most of their Milka variations to the UK under the Dairy Milk brand (Oreo, D'aim, etc) it didn't surprise me much when they announced the launch of these.

Unlike the Milka versions these only come in small 35g bars, each containing 4 squares of Dairy Milk embedded with either LU biscuits or Ritz crackers. Presumably Mondelez went for Ritz rather than TUC crackers as they're more popular in the UK.

Dairy Milk with Ritz Crackers:
cadbury dairy milk with ritz crackers
Dairy Milk Ritz
Described as "Milk chocolate with 8 salted crackers", this 4-square bar contains a mini Ritz cracker on both sides of each square. The chocolate is pure Dairy Milk so of course it tastes delicious and creamy - I'm sure I needn't describe it! Combined with the Ritz crackers it creates a moreish synergy - savoury, salty, creamy and sweet all rolled into one. It works perhaps even better than Milka with TUC Crackers as the Dairy Milk is creamier and somehow balances out the overall flavour. This is a very moreish bar indeed, it's just a shame it's so small!

cadbury dairy milk with ritz crackers
Dairy Milk Ritz
RATING: 8 out of 10.

Dairy Milk with LU Sweet Biscuits:
cadbury dairy milk with lu sweet biscuits
Dairy Milk LU
Described as "Milk chocolate with 8 biscuits", this is perhaps the safer option of the two as it contains mini sweet LU biscuits - no salt here! They work better with the chocolate than the Ritz crackers and give a malty, vanilla-hinted flavour which is very delicious. This bar reminded me a little of Dairy Milk with Shortcake Biscuit that was available many years ago, and if you were a fan of that bar you'll surely enjoy this!

cadbury dairy milk with lu sweet biscuits
Dairy Milk LU
RATING: 8 out of 10. 

Overall, these are two delicious bars that no doubt many people will enjoy. They're as good, if not better than the Milka versions, but will they catch on with the Great British Public? That's the real question, and I'll be very interested to see how long they stick around.

If you've tried these please let me know your thoughts in the comments! Also I'd love to hear from anyone who's tried the Milka versions - how do you think these compare?

Price: 50p per 35g bar at Morrisons.
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes.
Allergy Information: Contains milk, wheat, gluten, soya, barley, sulphites. May contain nuts, egg and sesame seeds.
Nutrition (per bar): Dairy Milk with Ritz - 183 Calories, 10g Fat, 17g Sugar.
Dairy Milk with LU Biscuits: 180 Calories, 9.3g Fat, 16.5g Sugar.

29 comments:

  1. I'll def try these when I see them. How do the LU biscuit ones compare with Bahlsen's mighty Choco Leibniz, I imagine they are similiar?

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    1. I'm not sure if I've tried those Choco Liebniz so I can't really say...I'll have to look out for them!

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    2. Choco Liebniz is the KING of biscuits.

      http://www.bahlsen.co.uk/our-biscuits/choco-leibniz/

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    3. Suggest the Milk Chocolate as the definitive variety, usually about £1.65 for box of 9. Quite expensive but Sainsbury's currently have them at £1 a box. http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/groceries/index.jsp?bmUID=1392179266848

      A must-try for a biscuit lover in my opinion.

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    4. Better than Liebniz

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    5. Kev you must try Bahlsen - their Choco Liebnitz are the crème de la crème but extremely expensive - the Cadbury Lu combo is sweeter, but very tasty and not so damaging to the figure as you don't end up eating 9 of them in one go... A much cheaper, and must-try substitute for Bahlsen is Lidl's equivalent milk and dark versions.

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    6. The Ritz ones are amazing! I am a massive fan of ritz crackers and of dairy milk so the two together are like the perfect snack.

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    7. the dairy milk with lu are lovely and sweet...the cadbury shop in gunwharf quays sells them for 40 pence each ..a good value snack

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  2. Just had a packet on the ones with Ritz, I quite enjoyed them. Thanks for the tip off.

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  3. I bought these from Tesco Express in the Strand last night. While the Ritz crackers are too salty for my tastes, I agree the Lu biscuits were pleasantly sweet with a malty hint. I'll definitely buy the Lu one again but not the Ritz.

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  4. The lu dairy milk biscuit variety go perfectly with a cuppa. Might try the Ritz although might be a bit salty if the standalone cracker product is anything to go by. Will definitely get the lu ones again if I see them.

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  5. I found the Ritz disappointing as the chocolate to biscuit ratio is far too much in favour of the chocolate to make the biscuit pointless. The chocolate is great obviously and I would like to try one with more biscuit but don't think it would work..

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    1. I agree, definitely needs more Ritz cracker to work properly.

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  6. Just had the lu one, it was nice, i cud taste a coconut taste from the biscuit, don't think it will be my 1st choice of choc bar in the future though

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  7. Just got these and very disappointed not enough biscuits in them won't be buying them again

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  8. I loved the old dairymilk biscuit. And the lu one defo taste like it. There really nice. At asda £1 for 3 bars atm. In a multi pack. These r yumy just need to be bigger hehe

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  9. Just received a few Dairy Milk LU at work as sample and they were delicious !

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  11. My first response on seeing the advert was "What the hell is a LU biscuit?" seems an odd marketing choice for the UK. Having tried them I would like to try the biscuit on it's own, but where to get them from?

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    1. They're a French brand. I did a quick google and it seems you can buy their biscuits from this website:

      https://www.frenchclick.co.uk/m-115-lu.aspx

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    2. Thanks for that just odd they picked something you can't buy alongside their own product

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  13. Thoroughly enjoyed the lu version, find them very moreish Indeed. Not quite tempted to go for the ritz biscuit even though I am a huge fan of ritz biscuits on their own. Just can't imagine the saltiness of them complimenting the chocolate at the right ratio for my palette.

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  14. The product is nice but the packaging is ridiculously hard to open

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    1. agree the foil is very thick and had to bite with my teeth to open
      not ideal for kids

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    2. You're doing it wrong! There's a yellow arrow that says "Peel here", and the wrapper peels open nice and cleanly.

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  15. I tried the Ritz ones a couple of weeks ago but wasn't sure about them at the time. I've just tried the LU ones and although I finished all 3 bars the Ritz are definitely my favourite. They are pretty expensive at £1.50 for 3x35g bars when you could get a large bar of Dairy Milk for £1.50, but these are much more interesting.

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  16. Farmfoods are selling 4 multi-packs of 3 for £1. So that's 12 for only a quid. Bargain!

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  17. Farmfoods are selling 4 multi-packs of 3 for £1. So that's 12 for only a quid. Bargain!

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