Cadbury chocolates were a revelation when i first had them at the portland indy art theater Cinema 21. i still like them better than other chocolates.
I like M and M’s ( especially the peanut butter ones that seem to be damn near unobtainable oever here, Reeses Pieces seem to be more prevalent but they are not as nice as the M and M version ) but Minstrels are undoubtably a better quality product. A really nice bite to them. Smarties are fun but the sugar shell coating is thinner and more brittle and the chocolate is not as good quality.
I don’t think Hersheys taste funny, many of their products are just fine ( I like Hersheys Kisses but its very hard to get them here ), but I think generally American chocolate has higher sugar and lower cocoa solids than a lot of the equivalent made in the UK, hence the difference.
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Greyghost, check out the link posted by 6star – the connection is that Minstrels are a British version of an M&M, basically (as are Smarties, though they differ in size & flavoring).
It’s funny, I love Cadbury’s and I love Hershey’s. Brits often think Hershey’s tastes funny though. I could never figure why – it’s just different, that’s all!
It was "Carry On Tea and Sympathy". The review is at http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=5255
Hmm…suck on what you like, not that there is anything wrong with that, but it does sound creepy to me. As for straight chocolate, Lindt is over rated,especially since they go for the gullible consumer with high cacao percentages as that is popular now…high cacao does not equal fine chocolate…never did, never will.
What do M&Ms or Smarties have to do with anything to regarding this thread?
As for Cadbury’s, they have held a Royal Warrant since Queen Victoria’s time. That’s good enough for me.
This is truly a strange thread. Perhaps I am the one that got the wrong site. I hope not.
Hi cecif,sorry don`t remember the name,I think it was in NYC,but I know that`s not much help.I can`t stand Cadburys,but I love to pour in a few Smarties and suck those `til the chocolate oozes out.[:D]
I never saw the RF home page that day (what "restaurant" was it??)… however, I lived in the UK for 6 years and I love Cadbury’s but don’t like Minstrels. I still prefer M&M’s. Smarties come 2nd.
When I went to RF home page today I thought I`d been misdirected when I saw the Galaxy Minstrels.IMHO there are only 2 kinds of chocolate worth eating,and they are Galaxy and Lindt.Oh yum,suck on a Minstrel `til the crispy coating melts and that gorgeous creamy chocolate hits your tongue,ecstasy!![:p][;)][:p]
Thought I`d got the wrong site.
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