Cadbury's Eclairs bring back memories of long rode trips to visit family, they would always be the sweets that my Mam would purchase for snacks in the car - much to my disappointment, they're not something I would ever particularly choose with the chewy toffee always providing enough worry that when chewing it would pull one of my teeth out!
A few months ago Cadbury's launched these Eclairs Velvets, a softer caramel filled with liquid chocolate centre and coated in milk chocolate; when I heard that they had been released I can hardly say that I rushed to purchase them but a couple of weeks ago but after being contacted about being trying some I thought I would open my mind and give them a go.
They come in pouch format and each individual Eclair is wrapped; unwrapping one they are a decent size and unlike other sharing pouches where you might continue to eat and eat until all of the contents have disappeared with these you are likely to have a couple and then maybe put them away - more like eating a box of chocolates. The caramel is certainly softer; maybe not as soft as I was expecting - more a toffee than a soft runny caramel that's for sure, but they definitely didn't instill any fears that my teeth may be pulled out, which is always a good thing!
The liquid chocolate centre is much runnier, definitely not anything like melted chocolate but more the consistency of a chocolate sauce whilst the chocolate coating gives it another upgrade from the regular Eclairs. Without a shadow of a doubt I definitely preferred these to regular Eclairs, they were sweet, chewy with a lovely mix of caramel/chocolate - whether I would go out and buy them regularly though I'm not so sure. However I shared some with my family and my Mam, the Eclairs hardcore fan exclaimed that she "absolutely loved them and would purchase them whenever she fancied a chewy caramel"; I guess whatever floats your boat.
Taste - 6.7/10 - Lovely caramel flavour with nice addition of chocolate in both the sauce and the coating.
Texture -6.6/10 - I think I would have liked the caramel to have been slightly softer but having said that it's still pretty good.
Appearance - 6.6/10 - Good size, great that they are individually wrapped for portion control!
Price - 6.5/10 - Priced in line with other Cadbury's sharing bags.
Overall - 6.6/10 - Better than regular Eclairs but wouldn't make it to the top of my list if I fancied something chocolatey and sweet!
WHO FOR?If you like regular Eclairs then you are probably going to love these; I'd also say they are for an occasion where you fancy toffee more than you do chocolate - these aren't going to massively satisfy a chocolate craving.
WHERE TO BUY?
Most major supermarkets and newsagents should stock these.