On Christmas Day (such a long time ago now), Rick Murray posted a video on his blog in which he opened up and tried some Cadbury chocolates – specifically, Double Deckers, Picnics, and Twirls. The first two of those are, in my book, adequate bars of chocolate, and not something I buy or eat very often.
Twirls, on the other hand, I buy regularly. Probably a bit too regularly to be honest – along with a few others. I like Twirls.
Now, why am I mentioning this and even going to the point of writing a blog post about it? Writing about someone opening and trying particular types of chocolate seems a little… mundane, doesn’t it? Well, yes – but sometimes it’s worth writing about something and nothing just for the sake of it, and in this case especially when you see what Rick was presented with.
He explains it best in the video: “What you get in the picture looks quite jolly. What you get in reality… rather less so.”
To understand that, either watch it, or read on – or both.
Back to the shelf in my fridge – yes, I am aware that there is only one packet of Cadbury Twirls in there. I need to do some shopping! Let’s pull out that solitary packet of five:
Compare that with a screen grab of the packet itself that Rick opened:
They are presented differently on the packet – mine clearly shows a bar of chocolate, with the end removed so you can see what’s inside. Rick’s shows what looks like three pieces of chocolate – clearly the same chocolate, but you can guess that what’s probably inside are pieces of chocolate rather than bars.
I’ve just checked on the Cadbury website, what Rick has are sold here in the UK as Cadbury Twirl Bites.
Opening my packet, as you might therefore expect, the five bars are individually wrapped.
And opening that, reveals this:
This is what was Rick presented with when he opened his packet:
Quite frankly, if the Twirls I bought looked like that, I’d probably stop bothering. Thankfully, those I buy look far more appealing.