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Chocolate is one of the most celebrated and addictive foods on the face of the earth.

It has the mysterious ability to cure menstrual woes, break-up blues and even Mondays. In summary: It's powerful stuff.

Recently a fight to the death took place to finally decide which chocolate bar Ireland would lay down it's life for, and the results didn't take us by surprise.

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Over 7,000 votes were cast to discover the nation's favourite chocolate bar in a survey undertaken by CraicPack (famed for their Hangover Boxes and hampers).

32 of the country's most popular choices were pitted against one another, and it almost got ugly. Unsurprisingly, Cadbury's Dairy Milk came out victorious, with Galaxy Smooth Milk as the runner-up.

The CraicPack Chocolate Cup asked the public to vote, and Cadbury slayed the competition. Kinder Bueno came in third, and Cadbury Flake rounded out the top four.

Crunchie, Dairy Milk (Golden Crisp), Wispa and Boost were all in the top eight contenders, meaning that six of the top eight were Cadbury's creations.


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“We’ve always known that Ireland loves Dairy Milk and we include one in every Classic Irish Box that we send abroad”, said the team at CraicPack, “we now have the proof to back it up.”

It's known all over the world that Ireland has a special relationship with Cadbury's Dairy Milk, with many associating it's delicious Irish smooth milk chocolate with the shores of the Emerald Isle.

Sort of like how Tayto is the national crisp of Irish emigrants? It's all about connection. 

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Many were shocked and saddened when Cadbury's changed the chocolate in its creme egg.

Yep, the sweet company ditched the original chocolate for cheaper stuff, and fans were not happy. Cadbury's even suffered a €6 million sales slump because of it.

So, if you don't want to lose the deliciousness of what once was, here's a fab recipe you can make with Dairy Milk chocolate, and guess what? It tastes exactly like the chocolate your mammy used to buy you. 

Remember to get some egg-shaped moulds to make the sweets! 


  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups powered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Yellow food colouring
  • 450g Dairy Milk chocolate, melted


1. Prepare the eggshells by pouring the melted chocolate into the moulds. Tilt the mould to reach the whole surface and remember to keep space for the filing. Chill for 5 to 10 minutes, or until set.

2. In a mixer, cream together the corn syrup, butter, powered sugar and vanilla. Add milk and continue to mix. Take a third of the mixture and add the yellow food colouring for the yolk filling.

3. Transfer the white filling and yellow filling into two separate plastic bags, and cut a small hole in one corner of each bag.

4. Pipe the white filling first, then a small amount of the yellow filling into the chocolate egg. Chill for ten minutes to harden.

5. Use a thin layer of melted chocolate to stick the moulds together, and chill for another 5 minutes.



Since New Year's day (so, since only two days ago), Richard Osman has been the head of the World Cup of Chocolate 2016, and he put together all the chocolate bars you can imagine to fiercely battle it out.

He took to Twitter, and much like the football World Cup, had group stages followed by knock-out rounds.

Altogether, 32 bars were entered, ranging from Twirl (last year's winner) to Bounty, to Kit Kat and Mars. 

The odds were 2/1 for Dairy Milk so it was a clear winner, but now we can't wait for the crisps world cup Richard promised us last Easter.