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Well, over the last several months it seems that certain foodies across the ponf are falling in love with some of our favourite culinary delights.

Not too long ago The New York times realised that sausages rolls were probably the closest thing to edible happiness for many individuals. 

There was also the hilarious Buzzfeed article that introduced people around the world to the glory that is a 3-in-1. 

Now, they are adding further claim to what we already know to be true: Irish milk chocolate is the best. 

Shivani Vora took a trip to Ireland and discovered that what had been told was true, not only is our milk chocolate a source of “intense pride”, but also delicious. 

She went on a trip around the country to put some of our finest chocolates to the test. Starting in Butler’s Chocolate Café, which was noted as having "the basics done well" and "refreshingly free of any fancy adulterations like spices or tea blends".

Shivani also made sure to sample the always popular Lily O’Briens and Colm Healy’s Skelligs

To be honest, the trip to Skelligs sounds like great craic and we’re tempted to make a visit ourselves and spend the day doing some taste tests. The very serious act takes place in the most select of locations. The back of Colm's car- naturally. 

Colm summed up the Irish chocolate experience like so: “The Irish touch makes it smoother and more chocolately, just like Irish people, including me.” 

Good man Colm. 

However, despite the joy and deliciousness to be found from many of Ireland’s finest chocolatiers, it ended up being the humble Dairy Milk that was the big winner. 

“I was taken by their incomparably creamy mouth-feel, capturing that heavy shot of lactose, and my intended sampling turned into full-on consumption.” 

Not at all shocking considering it has been noted that Dairy Milk in Ireland is of a far superior quality than any other country. Speaking to the BBC one shop owner put it quite simply: 

"Cadbury's chocolate tastes like chocolate," he says, "whereas Hershey's chocolate tastes like wax."

The difference in taste is supposedly due to the recipe used to produce Irish bars differing from those abroad. Irish Dairy Milk bars have a recipe consisting of "sugar, cocoa butter, and milk sourced from three dairy co-ops, combined with a mass made from cocoa beans."

Golden Crisp and Whole Nut appear to have been firm favourites. Unsurprisingly Tiffin didn’t even get a mention. 


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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