Thursday, 5 March 2015

NEW! Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch Review

cadbury dairy milk oat crunch

Cadbury's PR recently offered to send me some of their new Oat Crunch bars to sample, and how could I say no to that?! The bars arrived promptly, but bizarrely when I opened the box they were all dusty and coated in oats. At first I thought one of the bars must have got damaged in transit, but no, those jokers at Cadbury had put actual oats in the box. I suppose it beats bubble wrap!

"Give elevenses a light makeover with new Cadbury Dairy Milk Oat Crunch and unwrap joy in your mid morning break. A perfect accompaniment to any cuppa, this mini oat filled bar is set to give you a fresh, wholesome boost taking you right through to lunchtime" - Cadbury Press Release. 

The bars weigh 30g, containing 150 Calories and are described as "Milk chocolate with 2 biscuits sprinkled with oat flakes". They're similar in design to the Dairy Milk with Ritz and LU Cookies, as well as Bahlsen Pick Up. Opening the wrapper, I was met with a very strong oaty biscuit aroma - I couldn't wait to tuck in! 

cadbury dairy milk oat crunch

The bar can be split down the middle, making it ideal for sharing (according to the press release) but let's be honest, who is really going to share this?! 

cadbury dairy milk oat crunch

I split the bar in half anyway, so you can see the interior. Then promptly ate both pieces! 

cadbury dairy milk oat crunch

It tasted very delicious; the biscuit had a lovely malty flavour which was complimented nicely with the oats, making it feel a tad more wholesome. The biscuit wasn't overly sweet but had a nice balance of sweet and savoury flavours. The Dairy Milk filling added most of the sweetness, making it very comforting and indulgent.

Overall, this is a nice addition to the Dairy Milk range and very moreish. I can't see anyone sharing one of these though...more like scoffing several in one go! 

RATING: 8 out of 10. 

Price: 58p RRP (30g bars), £1.49 for 3-bar multipacks. 
Suitable for vegetarians?: Yes. 
Allergy Information: Contains wheat, gluten, milk, soya. May contain egg. 
Nutrition (per 30g bar): 150 Calories, 7.4g Fat, 18.5g Carbs, 12.5g Sugars. 

*Product provided for honest review

5 comments:

  1. I think I am definitely going to hunt these down! x

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  2. Maybe they were going for a rustic "straight from the farm" look with the dusting!? Had one this week and thought it was very tasty. Better and more substantial than the Lu/Ritz bars. Anyone who likes chocolate hobnobs or similar will approve of Oat Crunch. Good to see Cadbury introducing a product that's new but traditional at the same time, and ISN'T a combo of other brands! [Thankfully "Oat" is not a corporate trademark ;-) ]

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  3. I was so excited when I found these in Tesco just now - I hadn't heard about them before today and I can't wait to try them!

    They were a shocking 90p each or £1.00 for a three-pack...no prizes for guessing which I went for.

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  4. It's nice to see something a little different from Mondelez because all they keep doing is merging brands together and it's getting quite boring and predictable now. Although I have to admit, Mondelez made a very good move merging Ritz & LU with Cadbury Dairy Milk, they are so delicious! Can't wait to try these though :)

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  5. Out of the Ritz/Lu and Oat variants the Oat ones are my favourite followed by the Lu bars.

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