Cadbury Cherry Ripe
I previously reviewed the Cherry Ripe Chocettes and was quite impressed by them. Cherry-chocolate hybrids are hard to come about here in Britain and as a cherry fan, I felt it satisfied my taste buds quite well. The Cherry Ripe bar would surely be a bar version of the Chocettes then…
That’s certainly how it looks. ‘The big cherry taste’ is what they call it, and a big cherry taste is what it is. But let’s be more specific here…
The cherry ripe is a long chocolate bar (22% cocoa solids, though it seems a little darker than milk chocolate), with red coloured coconut (19%) and glace cherries (14%) stuffed in the coconut. The cherry pieces are quite small but still noticeably different from the coconut. They don’t change the consistency though, unlike the majority of fruit in British chocolate.
The coconut can hardly be tasted in my opinion, the cherries definitely overpower it, and it seems to be there merely for the consistency of the bar. The chocolate adds a sweet taste to the bar but not much flavour either, so all you’re tasting here is cherry. It’s a mild cherry, quite sweet again (it did start to hurt my teeth towards the end) but not too rich.
Overall I was impressed with it. I haven’t tried the Green & Black’s Cherry bar, which I’m sure will be nicer, but considering that I currently have nothing to directly compare with this, then I was impressed. If you’re a cherry fan then look no further than this.
The bar has 1070kJ, 1.9g Protein, 30.4g Carbohydrates (27.5g of which sugars) and 13.9g Fat (10.9g of which saturates).