New/Old Cadbury Bournville Orange Dark Chocolate

New/Old Cadbury Bournville Orange Dark Chocolate

Following my last Spotted In Shops post I've been itching to try this Cadbury Bournville Orange bar. It's described as New/Old because it was last available in 2009, nearly ten years ago! I vaguely remember it along with the Old Jamaica version, and am glad it's been brought back - you can't beat the combination of orange and dark chocolate when it's done right. These are available for £1 from various stores, including Iceland Foods (where I found it) and Poundland. The bars contain 100g and are described simply as "Chocolate with orange flavoured pieces".

New/Old Cadbury Bournville Orange Dark Chocolate

I was pleased to see a return of more traditional-looking chunks in this bar; yes they're smaller than they used to be, but at least they're not curved like they tried to make Dairy Milk.

New/Old Cadbury Bournville Orange Dark Chocolate

The orange pieces can be found nestled within the chunks and there seemed to be quite a decent amount of them (they make up 12% of the bar).

New/Old Cadbury Bournville Orange Dark Chocolate

Firstly, the chocolate itself tastes as you'd expect; semisweet, not a true "dark" chocolate but still quite rich with more emphasis on the sweetness. I do like Bournville chocolate, it somehow has that classic Cadbury cocoa flavour and the lack of dairy lets it stand out more. The orange pieces are sort of crunchy and chewy, a bit like candied orange but softer. They're very nice and really liven up the bar, and made it all too easy to keep reaching for another piece. My only problem was that I wanted more orange! Despite the fairly decent amount, I think if the percentage was even higher this would be a fantastic bar.

Overall, even despite wanting a bit more orange I would rate this bar highly. It's nice to see Mondelez bringing back an old classic for a change rather than just adding Oreo to something else, and also good to see a bar that is suitable for vegans! (that said, there's a warning on the label that this bar isn't suitable for those with a milk allergy - presumably it's made in a factory with dairy).

Hopefully we'll see more New/Old Cadbury products making a return, perhaps Old Jamaica, Three Wishes or even...Cadbury Dream? Well, we can Dream! (har har).

8.5 out of 10.

Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, orange pulp 4%, palm oil, apple puree, emulsifiers: soya lecithin, E476, pineapple fibres, thickeners (E401, E341), acidity regulator citric acid, natural flavourings, colour: paprika extract.


  1. Do a review of the Frys Orange Cream bars, please - they're incredibly zesty and powerfully orangey - I'm actually surprised HOW nice they are - and that's from someone whose always loved the Frys Cream range. The Cadburys Bournville is really good - but I don't think its the most significant bar to come out of the last year - Frys Orange Cream is the real story here - its Britains most classic, oldest bar and its finally back.

    1. Will do! I haven't had them in a while, do you know when they stopped making them? I was under the impression they'd never gone away - at least, I used to see them quite a lot in shops like B&M.

    2. Yes, you used to see the peppermint and fondant versions, but I wrote to the company at the time to say I could no longer find the Frys Orange Cream and I got a reply saying that the bar had been discontinued in January 2012 and was no longer being produced but that the Frys Chocolate Cream and Frys Peppermint cream were still in production. The Frys Orange Cream did go away, 6 years ago, and, excitingly, has just returned - I thought it was gone forever, and it was always my favourite bar, so I am so happy it is back!

    3. Ah that explains why I thought it was still must have been around 2012 when I last saw them. I'm guessing Mondelez discontinued them along with other classics like Shots etc. Let's hope it stays this time :)


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