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Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest

Black forest cake was nev­er my pick of cakes dur­ing my child­hood. I’d developed such an aver­sion to all things cherry fla­voured as a res­ult of tak­ing cherry fla­voured cough syr­up as a child that I did not enjoy cher­ries — oth­er than fresh by itself — as a fla­vour or an ingredi­ent to cake or candy until well into my 20s when I became par­tic­u­larly fond of Cherry Ripe chocol­ate bars for a while. That’s just as well for this Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest, a com­bin­a­tion of cherry fla­voured jel­lies and bis­cuit pieces blen­ded in with milk chocol­ate.

This is a very enjoy­able block of chocol­ate, with the chocol­ate bis­cuit pieces adding an aud­ible crunch to the chocol­ate as it melts to a smooth con­sist­ency and the cherry jel­lies bring­ing a chew­iness and a pop of non-boozy fruity fla­vour — fruit fla­voured chocol­ate some­times has a lightly fer­men­ted boozy char­ac­ter — that’s sweet and bright and con­trasts strongly with the rich­er chocol­ate fla­vours. The jel­lies linger on the pal­ate after the chocol­ate has melted away, allow­ing you to enjoy chew­ing on them and do not stick to your teeth. The jel­lies are bet­ter dis­trib­uted than in the photo, with a piece is almost every square.

Overall, it tastes sim­il­ar to the Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations Jelly Crunchie Bits Block also by Cadbury but in a more uni­form square format.

This block of Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest con­tained 200 g. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.