Tuesday 10 September 2013

Cadbury Fingers: Fabulous

Product name: Cadbury Fingers: Fabulous
Purchase details:
£1.99 per box or two for £2.50 (Tesco)
35 per finger
Country of origin:

I’ve wanted to try Cadbury Fingers: Fabulous since they were first released in 2011 but, for some reason, I’ve never got around to it. I’m usually quite a regular consumer of the original Cadbury Fingers, along with Cadbury Fingers: Dream, but it took me until a few months ago to finally purchase this box of Fingers: Fabulous that combined the two by coating each chocolate biscuit with a layer of white chocolate topped with a layer of milk chocolate. How these have remained unopened for so long, I don’t know.

This product was made by Burton’s Biscuit Co and each box contains, on average, 16 finger biscuits. Whilst a recommended serving is two Fingers, what I love about the Fingers range is that each one is a point on my diet plan which means I can have odd ones here and here to use up remaining calories. That said, it’s been a while since I last had a Cadbury Finger and so I was looking forward to a reunion.

Like the rest of the brand, these biscuits came in a purple box that stood out on the shop’s shelf, and I really liked the imagery used (in line with the advertising campaign) which suggested that the biscuits were glamorous by showing them on a red (well, pink!) carpet. What I didn’t expect was the usual inner black tray and clear cellophane to have been jazzed up. I think it’s fair to say that I was a bit too excited that the plastic was gold and that the wrapper contained depictions of a Finger in human-form. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference...

From the outside, the actual biscuits didn’t look any different to the original Fingers, and they had the usual lovely, creamy smell. According to the ingredients list, the milk chocolate made up 41% of each Finger whilst the white chocolate contributed to 31%. However, the white chocolate layer still looked thicker than I expected, albeit slightly grey. Of course, the great thing about Cadbury Fingers is the long, thin shape which allows for plenty of chocolate coverage, and these certainly didn’t disappoint. I genuinely expected the thickness of the chocolate to be as normal, just with half quantities of each type, so I was delighted when I realised the coating was twice as thick as standard Fingers. This meant there was a lovely bit of resistance before reaching the crumbly biscuit. The box had described the biscuits as ‘crisp’ but I would disagree with this. If anything, the biscuit seemed softer than the original version since there was more chocolate which changed the ratio and, I guess, added more padding to the texture.

Slightly disappointingly, I couldn’t really detect a specific white chocolate flavour, but the overall experience was a satisfying chocolatey one. Whilst the product description said the chocolate was ‘velvety smooth’, I’d again, have to disagree since, when I let the chocolate melt, I found that the second layer felt grainy in comparison to the first. It was definitely nicer to chew the Fingers from the start.

I did enjoy these Fingers: Fabulous but I’m not convinced that mixing the two chocolate types together actually achieved anything. Only the milk chocolate was really noticeable and so I’d prefer to continue buying the original and Dream versions of Cadbury Fingers, depending on what type of chocolate I fancy at the time. However, what I did learn from this product was how much nicer it was to have a doubly thick layer of chocolate. Please could we have more of this, Cadbury?! 

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