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      10.06.2012 22:17

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      My favorite chocolate bar ever. Where can i get a one from?

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      10.10.2004 19:15
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      Let me tell you a story about an unlucky man who was given a gift, a strange, terrible gift that made him feel rather unwell. That person was me and the gift I was given was a Cadbury Boost Guarana Bar. Let me explain how this all happened... I was in my local petrol station the other day and I put £10 worth of petrol in my car. On paying for my petrol I was handed a Cadbury Boost Guarana Bar by the spotty lad behind the counter. "It comes free with the petrol" was the (mumbled) explanation I was given. Of course I know now that this was a big lie. In actual fact he just didn't like the look of me and so decided to make me feel sick. Of course at the time I was unaware of this and I was quite chuffed with this "gift". I happily trotted off home, (if can you trot in a car?) and tucked into my free bar of chocolate. The wrapper of the bar looked kinda funky, and it made me think that the contents within could be rather tasty. I mean it's a Boost bar isn't it? I like these things. Well how wrong I was, how wrong... The first bite was ok. There was plenty of chocolate there and some caramel too, so I didn't really notice the contents of the middle of the bar. I thought to myself, well I have no idea what this Guarana stuff is, but it tastes ok! I then took a second bite and things started to go rapidly downhill. I started to get a rather strange after taste that I didn't care too much for. At this stage though my taste buds were still a bit confused by the chocolate and caramel so foolishly I pushed on regardless... The third bite now and I'm starting to think that all is not well with the world. I'm into the inner sanctum of the bar, the middle part where there is alot of this Guarana filling and not too much chocolate or caramel. The taste is becoming rather foul. It's a sour taste and at odds with its sweet chocolate and caramel companions surrounding it. A bit like seeing Bernard Manning standing in the middle of those lovely girls from the Corrs... At this stage some might say "if you didn't like it, why not stop eating the thing". Well I'm a stubborn kind of guy and this thing was a free gift, so boy howdy I was gonna finish it! OK so onto my forth bite now. It's now starting to become a war of attrition between myself and this work-of-the-devil chocolate bar. The taste of this Guarana stuff is so bad that I'm now starting to think that it is actually that bird poo Guano stuff in this bar and they just spelt it wrong on the wrapper. Still my Herculian effort is nearly at an end, only two more bites to go before this ordeal is behind me. Bite Five, still awful but at least the end is nigh. The last bit has more chocolate and caramel so surely I can't be quite as awful. I'm not feeling too good at this stage. The final bite! Yes there's more choc and caramel here which hides the bird poo taste! Then at last, oh happy day! The bar is finally finished! I'm afraid that I found this chocolate bar to be awful. Even when it's free it's poor value for money. The only way I would consider eating another is if Cadbury scoop out that awful Guano filling in the middle and just give me the chocolate and the caramel. Anyway, sorry that this review is negative but I really didn't enjoy my one and only experience of Cadbury Boost Guarana, so I feel I should warn others... I have decided to give this product 2 stars rather than just one, because the chocolate and caramel in the bar are quite tasty. Sadly the bit in the middle is a tremendous let down!! Thanks for reading!

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        24.08.2004 14:32
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        ***** Parental Warning******** He's back. Oh no I hear all you people out there thinking you had all got rid of me. I have come bouncing back and gagging for me. This is one swindonian who doesn’t know the word lie down and die! It has been a hectic few months for moi just zipping around and plugging away at what ever is round the corner and come back stronger with the help of food and my gorgeous gal Aimee. I hear you all throwing up because mr lovey duvey is off again. Oh well never mind!. Anyway the usual banter and nonsense returns bigger and badder and what better than to write about a food related product on my long awaited return. For anyone who knows me I am a chocolate and food craved human being who can be very nasty when im running low in the belly department. It’s just not on is it! Chocolate seems to give me an extra kick and fills my cravings and needs straight away on the spot. It's like an instant rush of ecstasy pulsing through my veins. Well I imagine so anyway! I have always been a big admirer of Cadbury’s chocolate and has been a firm favourite since I sported a barnet in the early eighties.Damn I feel old!. I have always enjoyed having a Cadbury’s boost every now and again just to add a bit of flair to ramming down grub down my chops. Face it looking at me shovel grub down me isn't the most intriguing and nicest thing to ever see in this lifetime. So when Cadbury’s boost hit the shops I was like a little kid once again. Swapping the barnet hair style and innocent looking face to my dyed red long hair and a cheeky smile the size of my backside urgh!. So I decided to try the boost garuana through curiosity to see if it measured up to the high standards set by the original Boost.Did it do the business for me ? well it's to early in the op for me to say so keep reading to find out how it ranks in my non classy standards of the chocolate frenzy. For people who are fimiliar with Cadbury's boost are in for a rude awakening when tasting this. It comes to us in nice green wrapper with the word's boost in a mixture of yellow ,orange and red.Exciting stuff hey! The taste of this revolting chochy bar is not to different from the original but is a lot more sweeter and it fails to deliver any real charisma or it's own uniqueness about itself. ** clown poo - useless information ** bar information: each bar weigh's 60.5g contains a minimum of 14% milk solids/milk chocolate. cost's around 39p per bar. nutrition information: has 320 kcal per bar , protein 3.5g per bar, carbohydrate 36.5g per bar, fat 17.9g per bar. Overal verdict I have been in this game a long time my son and I can tell you a thing or two but to say that this was a great discovery by Cadbury's would be telling this years biggest lie! The gaurana acts like caffiene which you find in coffee and I must admit it did give me a slight kick of energy but it didn't exactly move planets for me! When biting into this you can feast your eyes on the thick layer of choclate with a caramel center with small lumps of crunchy shortcake biscuit , yum yum. and looks rather appealing. The taste is too sweet and you can feel the sugar rotting your teeth after you have picked out all the chocolate that remains there. To cut a long story short I would rather listen to charlote church scream in my earhole whilst having my anus waxed and force fed worms than eat this again.Some people may think its harsh and a bit over the top but surely there is people who will agree with me out there . < br>Dont let me put you off if you haven't tried this because it's each to their own but in my honest opinion I suggest to keep this one well out of harms way and to be never seen again. Thanks for reading and please drive safely! Stevo :-) Keep smiling !!

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          20.06.2003 06:21
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          Well today i was feeling quite fed up and low and i was craving for a nice bar of chocolate.Well as i poped into my nice little newsagent's i spotted a buy one get one free offer on Cadburys Boost with Guarana bars.Bargin i thought ,as each bar normaly cost's 39p and to get one for nowt YIPPEEE. They come in a nice green wrapper with the word's Boost in a mixture of yellow ,orange and red.Now Guarana is some sort of natural caffeine and i pressumed this chocolate bar would do the same thing a large cup of strong coffee will do for me ,get me buzzing with energy.And boy did it, i felt alot happier all day. Now the product it self is realy nice, its made with cadburys chocolate so you know the chocolate going to be good stuff.The bar contains shortcake biscuit and guarana filling which is covered in chewy caramel and then finished off with a cadbury chocolate covering.Its sort of crunchy and chewy and i did find it stuck to my teeth, (so if youve got false teeth remember the poly grip)Thay are not to sickly as i managed to eat 2 bar's to myself, (diet time i think). There are 2 main point's i must make about this product (1)IT MAY CONTAIN NUT TRACES. (2)IT'S NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG KIDS OR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SENITIVE TO CAFFEINE PRODUCT'S. But the nice thing cadbury's have done is put these warnings on the wrapper,they could of been a bit bigger but they are there. BAR INFORMATION: Each bar weigh's 60.5g contains a minimum of 14% milk solids/milk chocolate. cost's arround 39p per bar. NUTRITION INFORMATION: Has 320 kcal per bar , protein 3.5g per bar, carbohydrate 36.5g per bar, fat 17.9g per bar. INGREDIENTS USED: Dried glucose solids, glucose syrup,and dried glucose syrup,hydrgenated veg oil, dried skimmed milk,wheat flour, sugar,salt, raising agent:sodium carbonate,glycerol,dried whey, guarana, emuls ifiers, soya lecithin,E471,E442,and milk chocolate etc CONTACT INFO: If you have any problem's with this product you can send it back to the address be low ,stateing when and where the product was bought and they will do their best to sort you out as they are proud of the quality of their products, well thats what they say on the wrapper. Address:: CADBURY LIMITED PO BOX 7011 BOURNVILLE, BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND B30 2PY. OTHER INFO: Try out the wed site at, www.cadbury.co.uk. Well i think ive made a good first proper op,please be gentel on me im still buzzing ,love steamytsunami

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            10.02.2003 18:53
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            • "Didn't give me a "Buzz""

            ...I can see those Tabloid headlines now! Let me tell you how this story came to be in the newspapers.... I was in my local Spar shop a while ago and, as usual, was tempted by the chocolate and sweets that they cunningly place by the till. I fall for it every time...while I am waiting to pay I look at the sweets and chocolates and think "that looks nice", or "I haven't tried that sort before". So this time I thought I would try the newest in the Boost Chocolate range ~ the Boost Guarana and Glucose bar! Purely for the benefit of you lot here, of course, I don't normally eat anything like this; it's normally carrot sticks and celery (yeah...right!). ~~~HOW MUCH AND WHERE FROM? They seem readily available from shops, supermarkets and anywhere else you would generally buy your choccie from. Mine cost 39p, which seems to be a pretty standard price for them ~ you may get them cheaper, but not by much! They are made by Cadbury ~~~PACKAGING. I need to tell you about this so you will recognise it in the shop. The bar is in an eye-catching metallic green wrapper, with the "Boost" logo in red lettering on the front. The equally eye-catching "NEW" flash tells you this is a recent addition to the market. Next come the words "guarana" in white lettering and "glucose" in red italics, telling us what we are buying ~ just in case you were under the impression that this was a tin of peaches or something! Do you think you might recognise it now? It's actually quite a nice looking, visually appealing packet; it's not a surprise that I noticed it above the bars and decided to give it a try. I was also intrigued by a nice brand and eager to find out what Guarana was. ~~~WHAT IS GUARANA? That leads me on smoothly to explaining what guarana is ~ one of the main advantages of working in a library is the vast number of books at my disposal. I went to the study library and took a look in a scientific dictionary to find out what this guarana stuff was all about. Guarana is a plant extract from South America ~ a fast growing shrub that is native to Brazil, Venezuela and some other Amazon areas. In fact, the name Guarana comes from one of the native tribes of this area ~ the Guarani. The seeds (or berries) of the plant are ground up, made into sticks and dried, after being dry roasted. It is supposed to contain loads more caffeine than coffee and is promoted as a "health food", an aid to weight loss and as a way to help stop smoking. Its main use, scientists claim, is as a stimulant ~ guarana increases your motor responses and stimulates your mind. Boost Guarana and glucose bars are marketed as the first ever chocolate stimulant ~ and are supposed to be better than energy drinks and keeping you going on hectic and busy days. ~~~WHAT DID I THINK? As I found out more about what this chocolate had in store for me I was more intrigued than ever. I decided to save the bar for the morning and have it during my tea-break. If you have ever seen me at work before lunchtime you will know that it takes a rocket (applied to a certain part of my anatomy) to get me going. This would be a real test of the manufacturer's claims! I took the bar out of my locker and started to eat. First impressions were not too favourable ~ the bar was chewy and a little bit too sweet; to the point of being sickly. I know chocolate bars are supposed to be for a sweet tooth, but this was too much! The chocolate was fine, average, but fine nonetheless, but the (extremely) chewy white innards were too sweet (almost like a saccharine taste) and a really strange consistency. Regular Boost bars are quite chewy, but this had hard almost chalky lumps in the middle ~ don't quite know what they were supposed to be, but they weren't too pleasant. It smelled ok ~ chocolatey, but again a little more sicky than I would have liked. It was the taste and texture that I really took exception too! As far the boost in my energy and concentration levels go, I noticed no discernable differences. I may have been slightly more alert and awake, but this didn't seem any more than I would be after a cup of coffee or a regular bar of chocolate. The added guarana didn't really seem to benefit me and the added glucose made me feel a little sick, due to the increased sweetness. I do prefer dark chocolate, which is more on the bitter side, but generally I enjoy the majority of chocolate, so I don't think it was my taste buds that were at fault here! All in all, then, not a chocolate I enjoyed, and not one that benefited me in the way that was claimed! I will stick to a nice Snickers bar or a Dairy milk and have a cup of coffee in future! It's apparently addictive too, but I don't think that I am in danger of needing the contact details for CBGA ~ that's Cadbury Boost Guarana Anonymous! In my opinion, NOT the chocolate to provide a "fast, delicious, long lasting, mental and physical energy hit!" ~ as Cadbury advertised in its original marketing campaign!

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