Cadbury Buckles To Consumer Pressure

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12 years 10 months ago #19508 by Organix
www.stuff.co.nz/national/2758975/Cadbury...alm-oil-in-chocolate

A shining example of what consumer pressure can achieve. I'm picking it will be a long time, if ever, before the move to Whittakers by many ex-customers will be reversed :cool:

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12 years 10 months ago #289230 by Telly
Hurray! Still not happy it's now being made in Australia though. Not sure if I will go back to buying cadburys or not.

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12 years 10 months ago #289237 by wino
I was just contemplating in the weekend after visiting two supermarkets and a petrol station and seeing Cadburys on mega special that they must be really starting to hurt saleswise.

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12 years 10 months ago #289268 by charlotte1
I have been buying Whittakers. Yet to try the newer Cadburys.

I have some dark caramel in the fridge right now. :)

Oh well I did have some in the fridge, hmm not anymore. :D

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12 years 10 months ago #289273 by Llew
SOmeone told me that if Cadbury chocolate had 1% less cocoa solid, they would not be able to call it chocolate. Can anyone confirm that? I've stopped buying the stuff. Mind you, I always preferred Nestle, I doubt they're much better though. Whittakers lately. The dark orange is lovely with a wee dram :)

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12 years 10 months ago #289286 by Organix

Llew;271477 wrote: SOmeone told me that if Cadbury chocolate had 1% less cocoa solid, they would not be able to call it chocolate. Can anyone confirm that? I've stopped buying the stuff. Mind you, I always preferred Nestle, I doubt they're much better though. Whittakers lately. The dark orange is lovely with a wee dram :)

Google is your friend :D

Wikipedia wrote:

  • Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cacao. It is chocolate without milk as an additive. It is sometimes called "plain chocolate". The U.S. Government has no definition for dark chocolate, only "sweet chocolate", which requires a 15% concentration of chocolate liquor. Sweet chocolate is not necessarily dark chocolate as there is no restriction of milk in it. European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids. [2]
  • Milk chocolate is chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk added. The U.S. Government requires a 10% concentration of chocolate liquor. EU regulations specify a minimum of 25% cocoa solids. [2] In the 1870s, Swiss confectioner Daniel Peter invented the process of solidifying milk chocolate using condensed milk , which was invented by Henri Nestlé in the 1800s.

Hell of difference between what they can call chocolate in the US compared to Europe [:0]

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12 years 10 months ago #289299 by Llew
Hell of a difference indeed! I don't have a bar handy, but I also read that NZ cadbury dairy milk has 21% cocoa solid. Which sounds chocolate-ish rather than chocolatey to me.

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12 years 10 months ago #289321 by Kiwi303
the 50gm Toblerone bars have "milk chocolate contains cocoa solids 28% minimum, Milk 14% minimum" made is switzerland

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12 years 10 months ago #289325 by Xartep
I've heard that anything over 45% is actually good for you, and I just HAVE TO believe that. :D

That means that the Whitakers dark snack block is just the perfect health bar YEAH!!!!!!!

Also peanuts and milk chocolate are one of the worst food combos that you could eat, which is a buga cause I think that Whitakers got the percentages exactly right there, they are most yummy.

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12 years 10 months ago #289338 by Organix

Xartep;271532 wrote: I've heard that anything over 45% is actually good for you, and I just HAVE TO believe that. :D

That means that the Whitakers dark snack block is just the perfect health bar YEAH!!!!!!!

Also peanuts and milk chocolate are one of the worst food combos that you could eat, which is a buga cause I think that Whitakers got the percentages exactly right there, they are most yummy.

Just remember that consuming milk together with the dark chocolate, or if it is a milk chocolate, negates the antioxidant effects of the chocolate :(

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12 years 10 months ago #289349 by betenoir
Who cares as long as it tastes good :p

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12 years 10 months ago #289356 by sod
charlotte1 it was my wifes birthday on Saturday and she got some of "that" also I got dark plain on Friday sat down at TV and both ate the lot:D just tooooooooooooo hard to stop but as said its good for you and I believe them wot said it

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12 years 10 months ago #289393 by powerguy
Yes, a win for consumers but I won't switch back as it is still made in Aus as Telly said. Moved over to Whittakers as it is NZ made and will stay there.

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12 years 10 months ago #289420 by Llew
Yum Toblerone. I've started to develo a taste for the dark chocolate lately - although that's interesting about the milk. I often have it with milk.

How about the whisky though? Does that negate the health benefits? :)

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12 years 10 months ago #289422 by arnie.m
We consumers should do more of this :D .

Just think boycotting Power companies, F & P for moving overseas, and don't get me started on Council rate increases where 3.95% on their books becomes 12 -15% on my cheque book.

We could have a lot of fun by picking one group or company at a time :p :p

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