Friday, August 22, 2014

Cadbury Crispello

Place purchased: Wise Choice British Foods, Gifts & Candies, Dayton, OH

Number of reviewers: 3

Appearance - 6.7

The package contains three Crispello pieces. Each piece looks like a tall, chocolate coated pillow with a chocolate base. The Crispello is comprised of three layers. The majority of the product is the chocolate flavored filling, which is encapsulated by a thin wafer coated in milk chocolate. 

E: Cool! Like a rectangular mushroom. 
E2: Looks like a big chocolate diamond. 

Flavor and Taste - 1.7 

Despite being mostly chocolate, the Crispellos hardly taste like it. The chocolate coating is sweet, but does not taste like chocolate. The cream by itself just tastes fatty. No chocolate flavor or sweetness, just fat. The wafer does not contribute much flavor while eating the Crispello, so the flavor is just sweet and fatty. 

E: Blech! Some of the worst chocolate I have ever tasted.
E2: Sour dairy more than chocolate. 

Texture - 5.0

The outer chocolate seems too soft and ended up melting all over my fingers. The wafer is crispy and light, akin to the texture of a cake cone. The filling is thick and soft, but also coats the mouth. Together, the Crispello is initially crispy but then gives way to the soft fattiness of the filling.  

E: Crunchy wafer and creamy filling. 
E2: I like the crispy wafer - reminds me of a cake cone. Inside is chalky. 

Aftertaste - 2.3

The cake cone-like flavor of the wafer comes out in the aftertaste. The Crispellos are also unexpectedly astringent, which I assume was caused by the filling.  

E: Sour dairy. 
E2: Sour dairy, banana, oat. So strange. 

Overall - 2.7

Overall, Cadbury Crispello is a dismal product. While the front of the package reads, "Double Choc," the chocolate flavor is undetectable. Instead, the Crispellos are sweet and fatty with a strong astringency. I am shocked this was released under the Cadbury brand. 

E: Really bad. The chocolate tastes almost rancid. 

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