It's here! The delayed (if you believe the people freaking out on Facebook) Cadbury Marvellous Creations Clinkers, Gummi Bears Choc Biscuit flavour has arrived, only a week or so behind its sibling the Clinkers Raspberry Chips Marshmallow. (Thumbs up to Cadbury for using the word 'biscuit' over 'cookie'!)
Clad in the carnival-style striped packaging that accompanies the Marvellous Creations range, the new flavour is a curious creature. Clinkers aren't a new addition - some years ago, Cadbury produced a vending machine-sized 100g block range, and one of the flavours was Dairy Milk with Clinkers - but we haven't seen them around for quite a while. The Choc Biscuit filling is more than likely the same biscuit as used in the Dairy Milk Black Forest block (and a couple of years ago was also used in a Coles-exclusive Dairy Milk Cookie block). There are many fans of the Black Forest block, so I;m sure they will be happy to see it used in this block! Finally, Trolli has had a chocolate block with gummi bears for a couple of years now, although it's not something Cadbury has played with before. Having said that, the Marvellous Creations range is all about fun, so I'm sure this one will fain fans quickly!
At 290g, this is a very large block. The Dairy Milk chocolate is glossy and unblemished, and if you look closely, you can even spot the chocolate biscuit pieces poking through. Underneath, the bottom is wonderfully textured with lots and lots of little Clinker pieces, and there are some biscuit pieces visible too. But curiously, I can't seem to spot any gummi bears!
Only when we snap open the bar do we find the gummi bears, hidden in the
thick chocolate. They are smaller than your average gummi bear,
measuring just a hair under 1.5cm long. Despite being not that visible
in the block, they are still detailed liked gummi bears, which I was
pleased to see, and have a strong flavour of their own - in fact, I
would say they are stronger in flavour than gummi bears you can buy on
their own. Unlike the Clinkers which are limited to just three colours,
the gummi bears come in many colours - I've found yellow, red, orange
and green so far.
The texture of the bite is very similar to Jelly Crunchie Bits flavour
that was released in the initial launch last year. Although the gummi
bears are more, well, gummi, the texture is similar. I found that
despite the appearance of the rear of the block, the chocolate
overwhelmed a lot of the flavour. If you manage to single out a gummi
bear on its own, it adds a little flavour to the mouthful, but not
enough to overcome the chocolate. Unfortunately the Clinkers contribute
nothing but texture and sweetness - and this block is VERY sweet. I
didn't even notice the Choc Biscuit pieces either - if I didn't read
that these were included, I would never have guessed.
This will be popular with the kids, but be sure to keep a glass of water on hand as the chocolate is quite cloying as well.
Marvellous Creations Clinkers, Gummi Bears Choc Biscuit contains 26%
cocoa solids and 28% milk solids. It contains milk, wheat and soy, and
may contain traces of egg, peanuts and tree nuts.