If you’ve read this blog, or if you search through candycritic.org, you’ll find that I have a love affair with certain candy brands. This love affair doesn’t come from them sending me free candy, or even out of nostalgia. The thing that makes me love a candy company is when they produce good candy. It’s even more astounding if I fall in love with a candy company that’s fairly big, or even more rare, gigantic. Cadbury is one of those few brands, they’re a huge company that sells chocolate all over the world. They also produce some of the best mass produced chocolate bars that I know of.
The thing is, sometimes the ones you love, disappoint you. You still love them, and you hold out hope that it’s not a decline, but just a misstep. This Zip “Double” bar is what I hope to be a small misstep from the people at Cadbury. It’s not a horrible bar, but it’s way too average for a brand that’s made me happy so often.
It’s funny, for years I’ve always wanted an ice cream maker, but for some reason I still don’t own one. I have an appliance that just makes rice, one that keeps water at a boil constantly, but I don’t own an appliance that makes ice cream.
When we left for Australia, I didn’t think that I would be picking up too many treats. My plan was to pick up maybe 4 or 5 treats and review them on the go. It started out pretty well, but at about the halfway point of the trip, I realized that I was going to be getting a lot more Australian treats than I expected. I was hoping to be able to write all of my reviews while I was in Australia, but that didn’t happen, I ended up coming home with a pretty good collection of treats to review.
This week we’ll post a bunch of the treats, but I get the feeling that a few are going to be sitting in our reserve to post on a rainy day.
We’re back, and I’m spending most of my time going through everything that we’ve done. I wasn’t really expecting to have so many new treats to review, but I think I’ll be posting many Australian candies on the site for the next few weeks. I think I might even squeeze in a review-a-thon. The trip was great, but I’m glad to be back home and back at it.