This is an extra post just for Courtenay Bluebird (bluebirdblvd.wordpress.com) and all you overseas Cadbury chocolate lovers out there. I was saddened to hear from Courtenay that the deliciousness that is the Cadbury Flake is not readily available worldwide! It is a crime against humanity and I should try to do something to help you. Unfortunately, that would mean the supplies available for my immediate consumption would be seriously diminished. You could consider moving to Australia if you like.
I took these photos this afternoon at the supermarket, I am not sure how many of these you have in America, so I may be telling you stuff you already know. The yellow packs are 12 individually wrapped mini Flakes. It is pretty clear that this is a sneaky way of making us eat even more of them, they are so tiny, how can something so small be bad for you?
The yellow ones at the bottom are Caramello Koalas and the frog ones above are Freddos. All made from the same type of chocolate but filled with flavoured fondant. The Twirls are like a skinnier Flake but wrapped in a coating of chocolate to stop them crumbling so much. All yum.
I loaded my basket with a few of the family blocks that I consider the best and all made out of the same type of chocolate as the Flake, Peppermint, Rocky Road, Crunchie and Peppermint Bubbly. No, I didn’t take them all home. Only one, ok…. The Bubbly is just a blatant rip-off. Fill the block with air bubbles and then sell it for the same as a solid block. I know I am being ripped off but, dammit, it is still delicious!!!
I found this later (below) and have added it to this post. It seems to be an early example of unintentional honesty in advertising! Yes, consumption of Cadburys has flesh-forming qualities, just not in a good way as suggested in this tiny advert from 1902. Apparently strength and staying power is code for sugar rush…