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I do like reviewing chocolate bars as I see it as an excuse to treat myself to one!
Today I bought myself a Cadburys Twirl from Tesco. It cost me 63p which sadly is about average these days although I am aware that Teaco often have 4 pack multis on offer so well worth keeping an eye out.
The Cadburys Twirl is made purely of delicious Cadbury chocolate and that is all. No caramel no fruit no nuts, just chocolate. Yummy!
Ok, so you may wonder why didn't I just pick up a bar of say, Dairy Milk?
Well the beautiful thing about this chocolate is the texture. The Twirl is basically a Cadbury flake (and who doesn't love those?) but then coated in more chocolate. Genius. This means that you get the wonderful crumbliness of a Flake but it isn't as messy to eat because it is coated in chocolate and so all holds together better. Perfect.
The Twirl comes on two fingers per packet so if you want to put one away for later you can or you can share. That isn't my style though and I happily munch both down.
One word of warning though. When you pick these up off the shelf it is worth a quick check to make sure it hasn't been broken in half inside because when they do break, due to their crumbly nature, they kind of shatter and go everywhere and the only way to eat is to pour the chocolate bits straight from the pack into your mouth. Not very ladylike!!
Each week I visit the supermarket and pick my chocolate bar for the week. There is always deals on them, which is 4 bars for £1. They vary each week, but I do have my favourites.
This week I went to Morrisons where they had 8x Cadbury Twirls for £2. So basically 4x £1.
Now, I appreciate that as I have got older, my hands have got bigger. But why does the bar seem small than what I am used to? Over the years I think they have got alot smaller. The usual thing nowadays, reduce the size of the product and keep the cost the same.
So what is a Twirl? Well its two milk chocolate fingers which are similar to a flake but do not crumble. Looking at them, its layers of chocolate that are folded ontop of each other. Its pretty much the same size as a twix. The chocolate is that lovely smooth typical Cadbury chocolate.
180kcal per bar
Ingredients include milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, veg. fat.
14% cocoa solids
I am a big fan of this chocolate, despite it coming down in size over the years. However I must point out, that especially in the summer, this is an awful bar to get out of the wrapper when warm. On the plus side, when you put it back in the fridge, you get a lovely lump of twirl chocolate. I prefer it to come from the fridge.
I do not have a trick to eating it. It simply just pops in my mouth (not whole :)). But would imagine that if you liked dunking your chocolate, then this would be a great product to do so.
I really loved the Cadbury's Twirl when it came out. Over the years, I have carried on enjoying them. So to today, when I saw a 4 pack on offer for £1 at Tesco, I decided to dive into them once more.
My first thought was that the bars had shrunk enormously. Then I realised that the multipack bars were actually somewhat smaller than the normal retail ones, so I was a little reassured. This meant that each bar was a mere 180 calories, as opposed to the over 200 of the normal bar.
For those people not aware of it, the Twirl has 2 fingers. Each finger is basically a rippled Flake type chocolate, just covered in a layer of chocolate to prevent the crumbling often associated with the Flake. It is quite similar to Galaxy's Ripple bar (which is possibly why they went for twin fingers.)
In terms of taste, this is undeniably Cadbury's milk chocolate and you get the rich creaminess of this. However, I much prefer this to the actual solid bars of chocolate (where I much prefer Galaxy milk chocolate). I think it is perhaps the air gaps which lead to this melting more smoothly on my tongue, which means that it tastes creamier than just a normal bar seems to. Well, that's what my addled brain leads me to think...
This is one of my favourite chocolate bars for many reasons. One of my favourite tricks with a Twirl finger is to take one of these properly chilled bad boys from the fridge and cut off the ends. (Stick with me, I've not gone completely mad!) Then take some delicious hot chocolate (not too hot!) and use the finger of Twirl as a straw. What you get is a delicious hit of chocolate, with the warmth of the hot chocolate melting the ripples out before it gets to the outer chocolate. Warning though, this can get very messy if you don't detect the right moment to stop using it as a straw! However, unlike a rich tea biscuit forming a sludge in your drink, the worst that can happen in your hot chocolate is that you get more chocolate in! I have also used these instead of Flakes in ice-cream and been pleased every time.
In short, this is a chocolate bar that I would heartily recommend. The twin fingers allow you to enjoy chocolate in a slightly lighter way than a solid bar. You could put one finger away to enjoy one at a time (yeah, right...) but I find that this is a tasty way to get my chocolate fix. Their slogan of "the intense chocolate hit" really sums this bar up, as the chocolate seems to taste better than many other bars using the same chocolate as a base. They have, like all chocolate bars it seems, got slightly smaller and more expensive, so it tends to be only something I buy on sale or as a treat. However, it is a go-to treat when I need that sugary goodness and long may it continue!
I am actually eating one of these right now and I thought I would write a review.
I have always adored Cadburys chocolate and no other brand will do for me. However as I have been on and off dieting I decided to really look into something that would feel like a real treat, but at the same time will not be horrendous to the good old calorie count. This chocolate bar is the one. It is basically a flake, or layers of wafer thing milk chocolate in the centre, covered in more milk chocolate. So when you bite into it the flake inside is revealed. It comes in a fun coloured bright purple wrapper, with the yellow font 'Twirl' written boldly across it. This fun looking chocolate bar appeals to all ages.
With the slogan 'The intense chocolate hit' it really does deliver on this front. It is really gives you an intense chocolate flavour but at only 115kcal per finger, you really don't have to feel guilty about eating it.
In comparison to other chocolate bars which can be over 250kcal this is can be enjoyed more often than most. The only bad thing about it is that they are packaged in two finger packs so the temptation to eat both and consumer 230kcal is very tempting. I find taking one out of the wrapper and putting the other one far out of reach so I can save it for a treat another day.
The layers of chocolate are what gives it its lower calorie value but at the same time you don't feel like you are missing out. You get more chocolate (and therefore slightly more calories) than you would with just a flake. However this is much easier to eat as you don't bits of chocolate falling out of the wrapper as you eat it. You do get a little bit as you bite into it sometimes (if you are messy like me), but the chocolate coating around the flake is just enough to keep the crumbs (or evidence on the table) at bay.
Overall this is definitely the chocolate bar of choice for me. As one of my favourites in flavour and also the fact that it is not a complete sin to eat makes me enjoy it a lot more.
Thanks for reading and enjoy!
===The Brand and Product===
Twirl is made by Cadbury and produced in Ireland. It began as a single bar in the 1970s but was re-branded as a twin bar in 1980s
===The Product Itself===
Two chocolate finger bars covered in Cadbury milk chocolate.
Comes in Cadbury purple/blue shiny wrapper and with the name 'Twirl' in bright yellow.
Made by Cadbury Trebor Bassett in Ireland - by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
I bought a pack of four bars together which are 90 calories per finger.
I bought a pack of four bars for £1 in our local Spar garage shop. The pack contained 136 grams for the four packs - ie for 8 fingers.
Twirl has not changed much since it was first introduced - either in design or packaging.
These days they come in various versions, bite size, single fingers, normal bars and multi packs.
The pack I bought is slightly smaller than the standard bars but as the normal bars are 60p each and I had four smaller bars for £1 I thought it was quite good value.
Each finger of chocolate is 90 calories. The packs have two bars each and I bought mine when I was out as a little snack.
Twirls are very much like Flakes but are covered in Cadbury chocolate, meaning they are much cleaner and less messy to eat. They are also similar to Galaxy Ripple.
The chocolate is laid down in folds to form the bar and is them coated in a covering of chocolate.
The packs contain two bars. They smell very chocolaty and have the lovely creamy Cadbury taste. Being folds of chocolate rather than solid chunks I find it less sweet as a whole than ordinary Dairy Milk bars.
These are a nice change to a conventional chocolate bar.
I can remember having these bars when they first came out and I was surprised to read on the Cadbury website that Twirls are the best selling bar they make.
I have not had these are bars for a while but they are very tasty as a little snack and are not too unhealthy - as chocolate bars go.
===Would I Recommend?===
Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifier (E442), Flavourings, Milk Chocolate: Milk Solids 14% minimum, Cocoa Solids 25% minimum, Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter.
I bought two multi-packs of twirls on halloween thinking that we would have lots of trick-or-treaters knocking at the door. Sadly, only two turned up on the night, meaning that for the past week I have been munching my way through the multi-packs! Not good for my figure!!
However, at least now I can give my Verdict on Cadbury's Twirls:
What is it?
Twirl is a chocolate bar made by Cadburys. The bars are layered so that they are flake styled, however the thicker layer of milk chocolate over the top means that it is stronger and not as 'flakey' as Cadbury's flake. It was initially introduced as a single bar in the 1970s, and it was then re-created as a twin bar in 1993. It is currently one of Cadbury's best selling products.
Nutrition and taste
Per standard twin pack, the nutritional statistics are as follows:
Energy (KJ) 955
Energy (KCal) 230
(of which Sugar) 23.9g
Total Fat 13.3g
Twirl bars are suitable for vegitarians but not vegans.
So as you can see the standard bar is quite calorific! However, Twirl bars are in my opinion, absolutely delicious! A cross between cadbury's flake and Cadbury's dairy milk, they make a tasty treat for any chocolate lover. I like to take a small bite and suck it until it melts in the mouth, which does not take long due to the flakey texture.
You can now buy smaller versions of Twirl, such as mini packs, and even Twirl bites.
You can usually buy a standard twin twirl bar from about £50p, from any good newsagent or supermarket.
Cadbury's twirl is a delicious, simple bar of chocolate that hits the spot. I would certainly recommend it as it is one of my favourite chocolate bars!
I love cadburys and always have and twirl has to be my favourite chocolate bar. I was very excited to see that cadburys have brought out twirl bites which are little bites of twirl- one word- AMAZING. As these were on special offer in sainsburys for 99p we've got through 4 packets in just over a week! oops!
The twirl comes in a purple wrapper and twirl written in yellow on the front. In the twirl packet there are 2 fingers! You can buy them for 59p, they are also available in snack size and in multipacks.
The twirl is very much like a flake but covered in chocoalte, it is smooth,creamy,crumbly and sweet, just delicious! It melts on the tongue and is great to dip in a coffee and it melts away!
This is one of my favourites and always will be, god bless cadburys for bringing out twirl bites- well worth a try.
Sssh, don't tell anyone but I'm skiving! I'm supposed to be doing a pile of work but I've got chocolate in my desk drawer and a 5 minute break calling. Plus someone is hogging the photocopier so I have to wait, may as well make good use of that time.
I have to say that Cadburys do not hold back with the packaging of this product. It's so glossy and purple it just glows. Though I don't really care as long as it tastes good. But its boasting at me that's its 'The Intense Chocolate Bar', we'll see, oh we'll see.
It has twin bars of chocolate which have definitely become smaller over the years, but for a pack of 4 for a quid I couldn't really complain.
They look fairly incongruous; theres isn't a lot you can say about a single small bar of chocolate.
Many believe that Twirls are Flakes covered in chocolate, I disagree. Twirls are lots of little ribbons of chocolate swirled on top of one another then coated with chocolate. Even with the chocolate covering it's not as bitty or as crumbly as a Flake. Looking at my desk I can barely see a crumb of chocolate unlike the mess of a Flake, or a Galaxy Ripple which is a Flake in disguise.
Testwise, its definitely intense, its not like the chunks which delicately melt whilst the flavours come slowly through. With the Twirl and the first bite the chocolate monsters escape, dance along your tongue and jump onto your tastebuds and swing themselves around!
It's a smack in the mouth of chocolate and its lovely. The middle melts very quickly, the outer a little longer. But theres no mistaking that Cadburys taste.
Its very milky, very moist and chocolate enough to keep anyone satisfied.
Actually I think one packet may be a little bit too much. Burping chocolate is not the most pleasant thing ever. And its so intense I can actually still feel it on my tongue, let along taste it.
I think Twirls are actually quite a grown up chocolate and would probably make a small child sick.
Nor is more than one packet recommended.
Definitely worth buying for that extreme chocolaty taste, and if you can get the multi-packs it's an even better bargain!
Coating: Milk solids (14% minimum), cocoa solids (25% minimum), milk and vegetable fat.
Flake: Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442) and flavourings
Nutrition (per 100g)
I am a big fan of Cadbury's and cannot think of a single one of there products that I do not like. I am aware that there is much better quality chocolate out there which I also like, but there is just something special about that distinctive, creamy Cadburys chocolate and the Twirl demonstrates it perfectly.
Twirl bars come in the Cadbury signature purple colour foil wrapper with 'Twirl' written in large letters across the front of the foil packet. On the side there is the slogan 'the intense chocolate hit' and on the back detailed ingredients listing and nutritional information charts.
The foil wrapper is easy to open by tearing the crinkled edging at one end of the wrapper to reveal the two chocolate sticks.
My latest purchase of Twirl bars were in a multi-pack from my local Tesco store and were priced at £1.00 for four which I think is quite a bargain as you pay around £0.60 for a single bar usually. For this you get two sticks of rippled chocolate, a bit like a flake but they are then covered in chocolate too.
No chocolate is particularly good for you but sometimes you just need a sweet treat and as the twirl bar is not as heavy as some chocolate bars then they are not as calories laden either. Each pack of two chocolate fingers contains:
Calories (Kcal) - 180
Protein - 2.6g
Carbohydrate - 19.3g
Fat - 10.6g
Fibre - 0.3g
Sodium - Trace
The twirl bar is excellent for any Cadbury fan, the chunky chocolate fingers crumble beautifully in your mouth giving you that sweet melt in the mouth creamy taste. As Cadbury use a lot of milk in there chocolate then you are not going to find this bar as rich in coco solids as some brands but this is what makes this chocolate unique.
Also unlike the flake which can be quite messy to eat the twirl has a chocolate coating keeping all of the crumbly inner chocolate much neater and contained.
Although I am a huge chocolate fan and have a very sweet tooth I do try and limit my intake to only around one bar a day. I have tried only eating one of the chocolate fingers at a time but always find myself going back for the other, this is just a chocolate bar that is far too moorish.
I wouldn't say I am a huge fan of chocolate, but there are one or two bars that I really do like and one of them is Cadbury Twirl. I rarely buy them however as they are just so moreish I always want another!!
Cadbury Twirl is a two finger chocolate bar, with what I describe as flake wrapped in smooth milk chocolate. The texture of the two styles of chocolate together is really nice as you get the smooth feeling as you bite into the finger and then the crumbliness of the inside. I think this is one of the main reasons I enjoy it so much. I also love how this chocolate just melts in your mouth, just like a flake but not messy!
The packaging of the chocolate bar is a purple foil wrapper with TWIRL written in bright yellow lettering, this makes it instantly noticeable on the shelf. Twirl was originally launched in Ireland as a single finger product and became a two-finger product when it arrived in the UK.
Coating: Milk solids (14% minimum), cocoa solids (25% minimum), milk and vegetable fat.
Flake: Milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442) and flavourings
As with most chocolate, a twirl bar isn't the most healthy thing you could eat - there is 13.3g of fat in just one bar which is 19% of the RDA of a tyical adult, and 230 calories! I would definately say this is something you should have as a treat! In my local shop, a twirl bar will set you back around 53p which is quite expensive for a bar of chocolate and you would probable save quite a bit of money buying a multi pack - but can you resist eating more than one?
The twirl has also now made its appearance in the miniature heroes range which I love as you get loads of mini bars in a tin and I always try and get a stash before everyone dives in!
Thank you for reading my review :)
I eat all sorts of different chocolates and sweets but I have two or three favourites that I often seem to purchase when I go to a shop, one of these being a Twirl produced by Cadbury.
A Twirl is presented in a purple foil type packaging with the name of the product written in large yellow lettering across the front. Inside you will find two sticks which always remind me of a Flake manufactured by the same company which are coated in smooth milk chocolate. When bitten in to you can see the difference in the textures of what I have described with the smooth outer coating and the crumbly flake like centre making a lovely contrasting combination.
I always really enjoy eating one of these bars but be warned they are very sweet and rich in taste as it is purely made up of milk chocolate with nothing added that you sometimes find in these kinds of bars that would temper the taste. As you can imagine these are best enjoyed in moderation as they contain 13.3g of fat which is 19% of the recommended daily amount for a typical adult and 230 calories which is just over 11% of the guideline daily intake.
Chocolate bars and sweets always seem a little expensive to me whatever you choose but I do think a Twirl when compared with products that could be considered similar is pricey. You can currently purchase an individual bar for around 50 pence at Tesco but I have seen them available for at least 10 pence more in newsagents and petrol stations. You can find them in multi packs and make a good saving if you investigate what is on offer but only if you can be disciplined enough to buy one of these packs and not eat them all in one go. There is also a miniature version present in a box of Cadbury Heroes.
A lovely bar made with one of the best tasting chocolates around which it is why it is one of my favourites.
Cadbury Twirl, as it states on the wrapper "The intense chocolate hit" It comprises of two milk chocolate fingers, each finger looks like a cadbury flake dipped and coated with a layer of milk chocolate.
To start with, a cadbury twirl bar looks inviting, it's foil wrapper is mainly purple in colour with the word twirl boldly printed in a bright refreshing yellow colour.
As I look around the wrapper I find the best before date.
I'm advised to store my Cadbury twirl in a cool dry place, I put mine in the fridge.
There is a list of ingredients, I'm also told it contains vegetables fats in addition to cocoa butter.
The nutrition Information shows this chocolate snack contains:
Energy 180 kcals
(of which sugars 19.2g)
(of which saturates 6.5g)
The above information shows a Cadbury Twirl isn't a healthy snack, but I say anything in moderation, sometimes we just need to have a chocolate fix.
As I open the wrapper I am hit with that lovely rich milk chocolate smell and I immediately have to take a bite, the chocolate slowly crumbles and then melts on my tongue, it's rich, smooth and creamy, I'm so glad there are two fingers in each pack to extend the pleasure.
Cadbury twirl bars are avaliable from most newsagents and supermarket, individually they cost around 50p, I got mine in a multipack from sainsburys currently on special offer 7 bars for £1, I thought that was a real bargain.
For more information you can visit www.cadbury.co.uk
Cadbury twirl is a chocolate bar consisting of two chocolate fingers with an interior made up of very thin layers of chocolate giving a 'flake like' effect. The twirl was first introduced in the UK by Cadbury's in the 1990s and has proven very popular. As well as the original bars, snacksize and multi packs are now available as well as a seasonal twirl Easter egg. Expect to pay around 50p for a single bar and £2.50 for an 8 bar multi pack.
Twirls come in a distinctive easy open purple wrapper, with 'twirl' written in bright yellow across the front. The slogan 'the intense chocolate hit' can also be seen. The bars should be kept in a cool dark place or in the fridge if it is hot and should have a best before date several months beyond purchase.
Per bar, a twirl contains 230 calories (which is fairly standard for a chocolate bar), 24 grams of sugar and over 13 grams of fat, of which over 8 are saturated. The sugar and fat levels are high and this is not the healthiest of snacks. It is, however, great as an occasional treat. They are also suitable for those with an egg or nut allergy, are suitable for coeliacs and are also fine for vegetarians.
I'm particularly fond of Twirls. They are pure chocolate so very sugary and slightly sickly. However, the texture of crumbly flakiness is a delight to bite into, and the outer chocolate layer stops the chocolate going everywhere. Better yet, there are two bars so twice the fun! I do recommend serving them chilled in order to get the full flaky effect.
Those who read regularly my reviews know already that I am very sweet toothed and I write loads of reviews on my chocolate treats. I really love chocolate and my very favourite is Cadbury in all quantities.
After surviving a lighter food poisoning and I recovered completely I wanted a Cadbury. It took me several days until I really wanted to eat chocolate so I really deserved one. I have chosen Cadbury Twirl. This is a bar of milk chocolate flakes coated in milk chocolate. Sounds good, don't you think? Yumm
The bar comes in a Cadbury purple package and the Twirl logo is written with yellow on it. I wouldn't waste more words on the package as it took me about a second to peel it off and I had a nice milk chocolate bar in my hands. The chocolate bar has lovely chocolate and vanilla scent. I have to admit that I didn't spend too much time hesitating over it and I tasted it. It has sweet milk chocolate taste. It was creamy and melted quickly in my mouth. It was very morish but I have to admit that the 43 g pack was enough. I bought it in our local Sainsbury's for 50 pence. It is available in variation packs and multipacks as well. I think you can find it in most of the shops that sell chocolate bars.
The middle of the bar is a bit harder because of its structure. The bar looks exactly like Cadbury's Flakes bar just coated in milk chocolate. Also Galaxy has a similar bar called Ripple. That is delicious too. The milk chocolate that covers the flakes is very creamy and very delicious. It may sound strange form me but I found a bit too sweet. I still rate it five stars because it is delicious and a pack was enough. This is good as its energy content is high. No wonder, it is made of pure chocolate.
For those interested the ingredients of the flakes are: milk, sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442) and flavourings.
The ingredients of the milk chocolate are: milk solids 14% minimum, cocoa solids 25% minimum. Contains milk and vegetable fat in addition to cocoa butter.
To sum up, Cadbury Twirl is a very chocolatey bar. It is made of chocolate flakes coated in milk chocolate. It is a bit too sweet for me but I assume this as an advantage as it makes me eat less of it. It fits well your coffee. I haven't tried with tea yet. You can dunk it in your drink if you want to. It has slightly different taste if you eat it chilled or a bit melted. The milk chocolate is creamy anyway and will melt in your mouth quickly. I love Cadbury's constant high quality. They make such delicious chocolates. Hmmm.
Cadbury's twirl always kind of reminds of a flake as both have similar consistencies and crumbly flakiness. Having said that the Cadbury Twirl is a light snack of two flake like style chocolate fingers. The twirl on the whole is made of milk chocolate with a nice smooth coating made by the ever so popular Cadburys.
The twirl bars used to be sold as a single finger, but was then eventually repackaged as a twin bar back in 1984. I guess this may have been due to their being to many resemblances to a flake bar that is sold in countless shops today.
The twirls are of a good thickness and the sizes are just of just the right consistency. When you bite into the chocolate you get a nice soft crunch to it and the whole chocolate is just so smooth and very tasty. It's not as crumbly of messy as a flake so it's easier to eat without it making so many crumbs.
Allergen information the twirl contains Lactose milk.
Each chocolate finger will give you 115kcals and 6.6g of fat which I guess you could say contains fewer calories and fat then some chocolates sold in shops. I would recommend you try one. 4/5
Milk chocolate covered flake. Milk chocolate fingers flaked and rolled with a smooth chocolate covering Imported from England - 1.6oz.