Cadbury Fruit & Nut fan? Prepare yourself for one VERY big change

Golden Crisp, Caramello or even (please God no) Turkish Delight… Every chocolate lover has their own favourite Cadbury Dairy Milk variety.

But now one of the chocolate giant's most well-known recipes is getting something of a makeover. New Cadbury Fruit & Nut bars will now contain sultanas, as well as the traditional almonds and raisins.

The older varieties will be phased out over the next few months as shops receive new stock.

While some chocolate purists have complained that the new addition will mean the bars contain less actual chocolate and more fruit, Cadbury insists this won't be the case.

The company says the change is simply to add "variety" to the bars and to ensure there is an ongoing supply of dried fruit available.

"While raisins have actually traditionally been the ‘fruit’ of Cadbury Fruit & Nut, sultanas have been brought into the fold to add more variation," a spokesperson for the company said.

"It’s important we have a flexible supply of the dried fruit we use… to both retain quality and ensure it’s still an affordable treat."

And as for a change in taste, a trial of 200 chocolate-lovers revealed both the old and new bars tasted almost identical. 

In fact, a Cadbury poll of 2,000 adults in the UK found while half said they knew the difference between a raisin and sultana, just one in 10 were able to state what it actually was.

Earlier this year, Cadbury sparked controversy when it revealed it was altering the recipe for Creme Eggs, using a cheaper version of chocolate for the shell.

We don't mind a sultana or two in our bars, but if the chocolate itself gets an overhaul, we really can't be held responsible for our actions…

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