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Usually I like to stick to the slimming world diet and when I do the best low syn chocolate treat has to be Cadbury's Curly Wurly's. They are about 115 calories or 6 syns if you stick to slimming world and I find that they satisfy my chocolate craving.
A five pack from supermarkets are usually on offer. In Asda at the moment you will pay just £1.00 for 5 which works out at 20 pence each. A bargain chocolate bar that is also kind of good for your waistline. Great for lunch boxes and also suitable for vegetarians. To be honest I haven't met a single person that doesn't like a Curly Wurly.
The bar has ladders of caramel covered in Cadburys milk chocolate. Personally I think they are best kept in the fridge as the caramel then has a delicious crunch.
When you compare the Curly Wurly to how many calories other chocolate bars have, the Curly Wurly will definitely come out on top. At 26g it's filling and satisfying. The snickers bar for example is 48g and 245 calories. You could eat two Curly Wurly's and you wouldn't have consumed as many calories and you would have eaten more chocolate.
If you do follow the Slimming World plan Snickers are a mean 16 syns therefore over your daily amount. However chocolate definitely isn't off limits as you can eat a Curly Wurly a day and still have 9 syns left over.
About 4 months or so ago, I decided drastic action would be needed and so therefore joined Weightwatchers with the other half. I did think this would be the end of chocolate, and tasty snacks, and all things generally unhealthy. Within my first meeting, I found there was one snack I could eat pretty much guilt free - a Cadbury Curly Wurly! So I thought I would review the chocolate bar that lives in my cupboard for emergencies; so, basically Mondays!
Curly Wurlys are long thin snacks that tend to come in packs of five (the pack ranging from £1 when on offer to at least £1.60. I swear they were cheaper when I was younger). Each bar is about 8 inches long, a couple of centimetres wide and half a centimetre thick. They are also very holey! There does seem to be a slight pattern to the holes, almost like a higgledy-piggledy ladder, but the important thing to consider here is that it isn't solid! Curly Wurlys consist of quite a thin layer of Cadbury's milk chocolate covering a fairly generous helping of caramel. The chocolate balances the caramel quite nicely, ensuring the whole thing isn't too sickly sweet.
The chocolate can tend to flake away when you bite into the Curly Wurly (which isn't good when you're wearing anything white!), but whatever does remain compliments the caramel well. I quite enjoy waiting for the chocolate to melt in my mouth before tackling the chewy caramel. This is the part I really love about Curly Wurlys - and a really good way of extending a nice little treat! I tend to keep the bars in my kitchen cupboard, which is quite cool, resulting in the caramel being really tough and chewy. I find if you pop it in the fridge it gets too hard and just snaps, and is impossible to chew, whilst letting it get too warm means it's far too easy to chew through, and is gone far too fast! It can also get stuck in your teeth at times, so I'd eat it before you brush your teeth at night!
Below is a link to the nutritional information from Cadburys website. In terms of Weightwatchers, a Curly Wurly bar is 3 propoints - not bad for such a satisfying treat! It settles a craving, and can last more than two minutes if I keep it at the right temperature. I think the only downside is that there isn't a lot of it; but then again, this is probably a brightside in the long run. Just don't get it stuck in your teeth!
Having just read a review on this treat I have gone, early morning, very unlike me, mad, and dashed into my store cupboard to eat one of my Curly Wurly bars. I feel like a naughty child! Children of the seventies and eighties come back, with me, for a taste of nostalgia and chew on a Cadbury Curly Wurly. Anyone younger why not go retro and get a taste of what you missed out on?
Unwrapping the top and biting away a chewy hunk off the long, lattice-shaped chocolate, in my adulthood, makes me think of the playground rhyme, 'Tick tock, tick tock, curly wurly, coo coo!' Anyone remember that little ditty?
Anyway slipping into adult mode, rather reluctantly, I had better tell you what you are chewing and sucking on.
It's a good job I'm typing to you whilst I chew because it will be hard to decipher my words just now!
This should have five stars just for the cool name - Curly Wurly - sounds fandabbydosey!
I'm currently chewing on a rather tasty toffee-like caramel lattice bar which is dipped all over in milk chocolate. I do prefer dark chocolate but not when I'm in child mode. Every now and again, I like to indulge the child in me with old milk choc classics.
The first tantalising taste comes from the milk chocolate melting in my mouth and this is followed by, toffee-like caramel flavour.
This is suitable for vegetarians. Store this in a cool, dry, place and not the fridge, unless you are possessed with a curly wurly, coo, coo, desire to break your teeth on this already very chewy bar. It only begins to soften when warmed in the mouth. It's quite fun to open the colourful packaging and then tug away the first piece with your teeth.
Hold on a second whilst I pick the toffee out of my teeth...
Chew on this:
Apart from Toblerone it is probably the longest sized bar on the shelf. I can find mine in the newsagents but they also can be found in packs of five, 130g, in supermarkets (I think there used to six in a pack?) It's about 26p, bought individually, and when in child mode this is where my spare pennies can go!
This is not very good for teeth and I don't think my dentist would be very impressed.
I swear curly wurly used to be longer and maybe a bit wider too. I concede that what is big to children may not look the same from an adult perspective but still I have my suspicions that this has been downsized. Maybe that's what happens to a great English tradition when it is sold off to owners overseas?
I also believe that the milk chocolate, the best bit in my opinion, is now a poor relation to the quality that the chocolate used to be but that could be due to the difference between adult and child perceptions. It may be cheap but that's because the ingredients are cheap too.
There are 115 calories per bar, which might be taken as a good point when compared to other chocolate treats, but it's still bad for our health!
Here's the naughty ingredients list:
Caramel (69%) (Glucose Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Emulsifiers (E471, Soya Lecithin), Salt, Flavourings),Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings) ,Milk Chocolate: Milk Solids 14% minimum, Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter
My last chew:
I like to dip into my childhood but I wish the recipe, British owners, and size could have stayed the same. It brings back fond memories but it is not a quality sweet. It's nice to go back in time for as long as you chew but it isn't the best naughty treat available, though it might be in this low price range. I think I'll seek out some Rolos next time. Perhaps I'll share my last Rolo with you! In the mean time, once in a while, I don't see why I can't still have a Curly Wurly, coo coo, moment! Three stars for the fun and retro remembering and I'm sure the current generation of children will enjoy them too!
I am on a diet but am trying to make it one that I can maintain long term so have been looking for chocolate treats that I can still have but which aren't too calorific.
Perusing the supermarket shelves one day looking for those elusive lower calorie chocolate bars I came across Cadbury's Curly Wurly. Now I can recall having them as a child which means they have been around for longer than I care to divulge....!!
Looking at the calorific content I was was delighted to see that they are only 115 kcal per bar and at a price of £1.39 for a pack of 5 x 26g bars they are less expensive than your average chocolate bar.
They are basically toffee coated in chocolate in a fancy lattice design and they taste every bit as good as I recall from childhood. The toffee is lovely and chewy which also means you can't eat them quickly - again good for those of us on a diet! The chocolate being Cadbury's is lovely too.
A winning combination for anyone wanting a lower calorie chocolate treat!
Normally I am all for Cadburys chocolate and fully support what they do (especially as they support fairtrade!!! However I am sorry to say that I believe the Curley Wurly is Cadburys worst product ever since they were launched back in 1970.
History and were they are sold; First invented in 1970 for Britain the Curly Wurly has been with us for 40+ years. It was designed by David John Parfitt as it's current design. It Has now reached many countries including Canada, Germany, USA and Romania- though I fail to see why.
Taste; I am sorry to say the Cadbury Curly Wurly let me down badly here. For starters the chocolate layer wrapping the caramel is lacking greatly- and on every Curly Wurly I have sadly had as a last resort the sugar has risen to the top making the chocolate lumpy. I also find that there is way to much caramel in the bar to. This meaning it tastes very sugary and sickly as well as gooey- especially for such a small bar. The bar in fact has so much caramel that it actually makes you thirst after consumption- Which moves me on to another negative. I find with a chocolate bar I like to get my teeth stuck into the bar (such as Cadbury's own Dairy Milk)- however the bar is very thin and almost weightless.
Smell; The thin bar smells very sugary and sickly. It also looks somewhat white and crystallised because of the sugar, which rises to the top of the bar. For a Cadbury's product it was a very disappointing experience.
Packaging; This is in my opinion the Curly Wurly's strongest point. The packaging is obvious. It has the royal purples that Cadbury products always have. I guess it is aimed at the younger generations market, because of the spiral purple patterns on the white packaging.
Product Quality; I feel this product was made on a budget because the chocolate coating tastes cheap (which is unusual for a Cadbury product) I also feel the quality is made worse considering the price tag which I shall give later.
Value For Money; The Curly Wurly's weakest point here. You can buy a bag off toffee from Waitrose in excess of weighing 200 grams for £0.99. Even Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel is better value, as it is price at £0.99 for 120 grams. The tiny Curly Wurly weighs a measly 26 grams and is priced for £0.40 for the equivalent Waitrose Toffee weight assuming it weighs 225 grams should be priced at £3.00 plus!!!
I know some do not like lists of Ingredients and Nutritional contents but for those who do there is a list below.
Ingredients; Ingredients: caramel (69%) (glucose syrup, sweetened condensed skimmed milk, sugar, vegetable oil, emulsifiers (soya lecithin, E471), salt, flavourings). milk chocolate (sugar, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried whey, vegetable fat, emulsifiers (E442, E476), flavourings).
Total Fat - 4.5g
Saturated Fat- 2.6g
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Yum Yum Yum is what goes through my head when I think of CurlyWurlies. I am absolutely addicted to these chocolate bars! I have loved them since I was little and nothing much has changed since.
A curly wurly is basically a long piece of chewy caramel with lots of holes in it, covered in delicious milk Cadbury's chocolate. The holes in the caramel might sound weird, but it really adds nice texture when you are trying to eat the product. The caramel is also just the right thickness as well; you do not struggle to bite through the caramel or get the caramel stuck in your teeth. It is nice and soft. As an idea, if you have ever eaten a chomp bar, that is similar to the curly wurly. However, a curly wurly is just a bit thinner, longer and somehow, just more delicious!
I love the packaging that a CurlyWurly comes in. It is so fun and shiny, with squiggly writing and colourful letters. For me, this adds to its charm!
The only thing with CurlyWurlies, is that I remember being able to buy them for about 20p. But these days, they cost at least 35p! However, they are still cheap compared to other chocolate treats.
In addition, whilst CurlyWurlies are obviously not healthy, they are not as calorific as your normal chocolate. At around 115 calories, you can feel a bit better about your indulgence. Just try to resist from eating bars upon bars ;)
Curlywurly is another Cadbury chocolate bar made by those great creators of chocolate Cadbury. To enjoy the Curly Wurly you must like 2 things. 1 you must like chocolate correction you must like Cadbury chocolate because lets face it not all chocolate is the same and 2 you must like caramel because these 2 things are what the Curly Wurly consists of.
Curly Wurly is one of Cadburys fun bars in my opinion. The Curly Wurly to look at is like squiggles of thich chocolate but in reality it is squiggles of dried caramel which has then been coated in a thinner layer of Cadbury chocolate. The Curly Wurly was launched in the UK in 1970 though for some reason I thought it was launched when I was a kid but I was not born in the 70s so I don't know where that came from. Maybe my mom just thought I was big enough to have Curly Wurly's once my adult teeth were through she wasn't big on giving us any kind of junk food as kids think that's why I make up for it now. About your teeth though the Curly Wurly I find can sometimes be quite tough to bit through and break depending on what temperature it is at when you eat it.
I find that the Curly wurly is a chocolate bar that can be enjoyed in 2 ways - cool from the fridge or at room temperature. If you have it from the fridge the caramel goes quite hard inside and you can snap pieces off it to eat as you wish. At room temperature the Curly Wurly is softer though I still think it needs a good tug of the teeth to get it to break away. It is also a chocolate bar I like to dunk it a nice cup of tea melting the caramel and chocolate together means its less work on your teeth. The Caramel and chocolate mix is tasty very creamy and delicious. Curly Wurly's can be purchased on their own in multi packs or are a firm favourite in Cadbury selection boxes and I give them 5 stars.
Each 26g Curly Wurly contains 115 calories, 12.4g of sugars, 4.5g of ft, 2.6g saturates and 0.15g of salt.
As I have just eaten a Curly Wurly and very much enjoyed it I thought I would write a review on it!
Curly Wurlys are a Cadbury chocolate bar, they have a caramel centre. They are available nation wide and vary in price but can often be found for around 20p which is a bargain compared to the majority of chocolate bars out there at the moment. These can also be bought in a multipack of 5 bars which sells for around £1.
Curly wurlys are long flat chocolate bars, they are about 8 inches long, one inch wide but only a few mm tall. The wrapper is white in colour with cadbury purple detailing and 'curly wurly' written in bright, colourful letters. The curly wurly is quite a funny looking snack, it has holes in it and it looks a bit knobbly like a twig!
Biting into the curly wurly, the first thing you will taste is the rich, creamy and smooth cadbury dairy milk chocolate. The chocolate really does melt in the mouth and it is lovely and sweet. The caramel is quite thick and sweet. However, it is also creamy and soft and can be eaten easily - its not going to be pulling your teeth out! The chocolate and caramel together provide you with a lovely sweet treat that melts in the mouth.
The size of the bar makes you think you are having a big chocolate bar but because of the holes it actually only weighs 26g. This is great for weight watchers and also those who just want a small sweet treat.
Each bar contains 115 calories, 12.4g sugars, 4.5g fat (2.6g saturates) and 0.15g salt. Now this is much lower than other chocolate bars so therefore I think this is great!
I love curly wurlys, they give you a chocolate hit which much fewer calories than most chocolate bars currently on the market. Recommended.
The Curly Wurly is another legendary chocolate bar produced by Cadbury. I get the impression that it is particularly aimed at children or younger ones but it can be enjoyed by a person of any age as it is so tasty. The main colour of the wrapper is white but with very colourful and bright text spelling out the name Curly Wurly including red, purple and light blue with yellow trim around all of the lettering.
Each bar is 26g and you can buy them for around 30 pence each, that is the current price on the Tesco website for example but if you want to make further savings you can purchase multi packs of about five at a time. The individual price of 30 pence is affordable enough for a child to may be buy one with their pocket money or not too much for a parent to have to spend if asked for one by their children. Even though they weigh less and are thinner than a lot of other confectionery bars these really do last and take a while to eat due to the nature of the chocolate and caramel. A single bar contains 115 calories and 4.5g of fat in total which is very good compared to other sweets on the market making it not too unhealthy for young ones and also a great occasional treat for an adult who is trying to lose weight or just live more healthily.
You probably more than likely know but a Curly Wurly is a thin twisted piece of thick caramel coated in milk chocolate. The shape reminds me of a strand of DNA you would see in a science text book if you know what I mean. As I mentioned before these do last and take a while to eat as the caramel is so thick and you do need to careful with your teeth. You bite it and pull the caramel with your teeth and it can be difficult as the strings of caramel can cling on for dear life, but it combines with the taste of the milk chocolate tremendously, it really is a perfect combination. This is a lovely affordable bar for young and old.
The wrapper is different - it used to be a much simpler purple lettering on white background - but the Curly Wurly is just the same psychedelic chocolate bar that it always was.
The most interesting feature of this bar is its consistency - something between a chocolate bar and a toffee bar. The lattice work shape means that there is a large percentage of chocolate per centimetre and this is no bad thing. No other bar quite feels like a Curly Wurly.
The reason I have come back to Curly Wurly is that it has all the taste and satisfying appeal of Cadbury, with fewer calories. If you are looking for a sweet that lasts but does not pile on the pounds, then this might be the one.
A slight disadvantage of the bar is that it is not very practical for the very young, or for wearing with white clothing. This is because the toffee stretches when you bite and pull, shedding little crumbs of chocolate everywhere. Not a problem when you are gardening and just want a quick energy boost, but perhaps not the best choice for snacking at the computer in your work clothes (this is the voice of experience!).
If you haven't yet tried this classic of 70's playtime cool, then perhaps you should. It's fab!
Having a Curly Wurly of an evening feels like a nice special treat and in general they are not as bad as having a bar which is entirely chocolate.
They sell in packets of 5 for around the 99 pence mark and can be found in most super markets and newsagents. They outer packing is the same design as the individually wrapped bars inside and the packaging looks the same whether you buy in a multi pack or as a single bar. I think the normal selling price for a single Curly Wurly is around the 25 pence region which is cheap compared to a lot of other chocolate type bars.
The Curly Wurly is basically a chewy caramel bar encased In Cadbury's Milk chocolate. The bar is designed so that it is around 25 cm in length and has a multitude of holes in which in my opinion makes it far nicer to eat compared to a similar bar such as a chop which is made up of more or less the same ingredients but is smaller in size due to the fact that there are no holes in the design.
The caramel the bar is made from is sweet and soft and a wonderfully golden colour. The chocolate that covers this caramel is a beautiful smooth and creamy tasting chocolate which is of course what you would expect when getting a Cadbury's product.
Per bar there is 115 calories, 12.4 grams of sugar, 4.5 grams of fat and 2.6 grams of this is saturated. The packaging gives a warning that it may contain traces of nuts and egg and does contain milk and soya so as usual allergy sufferers will have to be extra careful if not steer clear all together.
On the whole these Cadbury's Curly Wurlys are an affordable treat that of course should be eaten in moderation but are indeed extremely tasty. They are not the best thing to eat but are far better than a lot of other chocolate bars one could buy. The quality is brilliant and I would highly recommend them giving them an all round great score of 5 out of 5 stars and an exceptionally high recommendation.
I've just this minute finished eating one of these, so why not write about it.
Before last week I hadn't had a Curly Wurly for years. I don't know what made me buy 1, but the price has certainly changed since I last bought 1. I paid 28p for the bag. Don't know if the size and weight has changed over the years, but the current bar is 26g's.
This is a long thin rectangular shaped Chocolate Bar. It is in a white wrapper with the writing all colourful on the pack.
This is quite a simple Chocolate bar. This is just thin Toffee with a Cadbury's Chocolate covering it. The Bar has a sort of criss cross shape to it, and there is thinner bits in the bar and it seems to branch out a bit. When you bite into the bar the Chocolate falls off quite a lot. I tried to break the bar into a smaller bit which was a bit mistake as I was left with stringy bits of Toffee and all the Chocolate in crumbs in the packet. Not the best way to eat it, and I just bit bits off it since then.
Each bar has 115 calories per pack.
Although not the most exciting Chocolate bar out there, but a bit cheaper than a standard bar, and fair enough not as much to eat, but a nice treat for your sweet tooth.
Cadbury Curly Wurly is a chocolate confectionary, consisting of hard caramel, formed into a grid shape and covered in milk chocolate. Since their introduction by Cadbury (one of the largest chocolate confectioners in the world) in 1971, curly wurly's have remained popular and are now available as single bars, five bar multi packs and squirlies. Expect to pay around 30p for a single bar and £1 for a multi pack.
Curly Wurleys come in an easy open plastic and foil wrapper, with purple ends, white background and curly wurly written in different colours across the front. They should be kept in a cool dark place (or the fridge in the summer - they melt easily) and should keep for several months.
Per 26 gram bar, curly wurly's contain 115 calories, 12.4 grams of sugar and 4.5 grams of fat (of which 2.6 grams are saturated). These are a snack product, and as such were never going to be healthy. However, as an occasional snack they are absolutely fine.
Curly Wurly's are a favourite of mine, not least before they remind me of my childhood - it's still fun to nibble the individual bits of the bar, gradually working my way down to the bottom. The chocolate is cadbury's and as such is very good quality, with a lovely smooth milky taste. Underneath, the caramel is very sweet, but also very hard, so watch out for fillings! The combination of the two works very well in terms of taste, although the chocolate does tend to fall off the caramel and get everywhere so watch out for your clothes.
Love, love, love curly wurlys! I'll begin with the fun, child like packaging it comes in which is appealing and makes us grown ups feel like big kids! The bar itself is a long latticed type bar of caramal covered in yummy cadburys chocolate. Whats great about it? Well, firstly its satisfying..its quite long and so I guess it fools the eye into thinking you are getting a fair treat, even though its latticed so there are holes in between. You can pop it in the fridge to make the caramel harden and so you can break off chunks...or you can eat it as room temperate where the caramel goes chewy..both are great. It has a mere 115 cals..which is great for those of us who like to watch our diets but due to the length of it, feels like we are getting a proper treat fix. I buy curly wurlys in multipacks for 99p for 5 which I think is a bargain. Whats not to like about the lovely curly wurly!
I have always liked curly wurly's for as long as I can remember. We had them as kids for a treat here and there and recently, when doing weight watchers, I found that a lot of chocolate bars are very high saturated fat and calories, as you would expect. I went onto weight watchers online and was looking for a lower fat chocolate bar that I could have when I really needed a treat.
Browsing through I found that a lot of chocolate bars were just too high in points for me to be able to have most days. Most of them are around 200 calories or more and the saturated fat can be as high as 8g per bar, which is a lot of fat. Curly wurly's are a lot lower in fat and calories and because there isn't a lot of chocolate, they are only 3.5 points per bar, which means that if I wanted to I could have one most days.
Curly Wurly's are basically hard caramel that has been twisted into a plait shape and coated in chocolate. They are about 7 inches long and a very light chocolate. The caramel is chewy and does tend to stick to your teeth.
Curly wurly's are quite cheap compared to most chocolate bars. When buying a multi-pack of chocolate bars, you are lucky to pay less than about 40p per bar. Curly wurly's can cost as little 20p per bar, just below £1 for a pack of 5, which is very good value.