One of the reasons we decided to create our international snack blog was my personal love of British snacks. Finding snacks from England here in the United States isn’t always an easy thing. Well, earlier this year we decided to open an international snack store and started offering British Snacks for Sale online here in the US. Now we get to try all the British snacks and offer the very best for sale. One of my favorite British Chocolate Bars is the Cadbury Flake and our snack under review today looks like it’s a distant relative. So needless to say, I am personally ecstatic to be reviewing the Cadbury Twirl!
Oddly enough I was unfamiliar with the Cadbury Twirl prior to this review. What makes it odd is I lived in the UK for a decent amount of time as a child in 90s and this British snack has been offered for sale since the 70s. What’s even stranger, the Cadbury Twirl is the best-selling chocolate bar in the UK. Although I missed it in the UK, I will not miss it in our international snack store! So let’s take a closer look.
Our British Chocolate Bar under review comes in a shinny Cadbury purple wrapper. Their logo halos the “T” in the fun and very yellow “Twirl” text across the length of the bar. Their slogan is place along the width of the bar and reads “The Intense Chocolate Hit”. On the back, a bunch of normal necessary jargon and some text that reads “2 Milk Chocolate Fingers”, a term Cadbury likes to us often. But, unless you are blind you probably know all this, so onto our review of the Cadbury Twirl.
Well there you have it. World of Snacks endorses the Cadbury Flake over the Cadbury Twirl, although to be honest we love them both! Which do you prefer? We’d love to hear from you below. If you haven’t tried them, click the links above; we sell both the Flake and Twirl online here in the US with shipping around the world. If you are looking for something a little more exotic, check out our recent addition of Japanese Kit Kats. Each month this year we are expanding out international snack store by one country. If you’d like updates and coupons be sure to leave your details to the right. Keep on snacking world!
World of Snacks was created so our family and friends could explore the world through it’s sweet and salty treats. Over the last year we have spent time analyzing snacks from 30 different countries. At the first of this year we opened our international snack store to the world. We now offer the best British Snacks for sale in the United States with shipping around the world. Each month following we will add a new country and their snacks to our inventory. The focus of our international snack blog is to find inventory for our store. Today, we are back in Ireland reviewing some gourmet chocolates that we are very excited to be sampling.
These special Irish chocolates that we are examining are produced by Lily O’Brien. The company was initially founded in 1992 in the O’Brien’s kitchen with only a wooden spoon and a passion for chocolate. Today the company is one of Ireland’s most recognized global brands and has export sales that make up 75% of their volume. Although they are famous at home, Lily O’Brien also sells products throughout the UK, USA, Australia, Sweden and more. Although to be honest, here in the USA this is our first experience of this Irish Snack.
Although they offer a variety of chocolaty options we are examining the Lily O’Brien’s Gourmet Irish Chocolate Gifts. They have a range of keepsake, personalized, and wedding gifts. Our sample is a massive Christmas Keepsake gift package. It comes with their whole lineup of chocolates in a variety of individually wrapped gift packages. The idea is to buy the keepsake box, open it up, give out gifts of gourmet Irish chocolate to everyone your have ever met, and keep the massive container for yourself. Well, that is our take on it. Although the box offers a wide size of gift options, we dove into the biggest and divided it up for our review panel.
Our box contained three trays of 30 chocolates, for those who don’t feel like doing math, that’s 90 chocolates! In this massive sub-box of our giant larger keepsake gift box there were 10 different flavors of the Irish chocolate. To prevent the need to create our first international snack novel, we are going to examine each with just a very quick summary. So for your snack research pleasure, here is our nearly tweet friendly review of Lily O’Brien’s Gourmet Irish Chocolate Gifts.
First up was the Double Chocolate Truffle. Filled with a velvet smooth 55% dark chocolate and encased in a hard shell 68% dark chocolate this dark on dark combination created a well blended creamy treat that for some reason has a hint of orange.
Simply Chocolate was just as the name implies. This Irish snack was a blend of both white and dark chocolate and was a firm and a little hard. Very enjoyable, but the most solid version offered by Lily O’Brien.
Le Crunch Chocolat tastes a lot like an American crunch bar that has been re-engineered into a gourmet Irish chocolate. The crunch comes from a French biscuit. Not the USA version of a biscuit though, the cookie kind.
My personal favorite was the Lemon Meringue Pie. WOW! This tastes like a fresh lemon meringue pie coated in outrageously delicious Irish milk chocolate.
Praline Perfection offered a perfectly presented white chocolate cup outer shell with a praline and smooth chocolate center. The nut was a little small, but the treat had big flavor.
Caramel Mocchiato caught us off guard. Generally coffee and chocolate candy can come off a little weak. The coffee in Lily O’Brien’s chocolate was perfect, with a nearly fresh ground taste. In addition to being snack lovers, we are very serious coffee and consumers and to be wowed by a snack version is rare.
We are not new to orange chocolate; in fact this is our third review featuring this combination. However, out of the three this snack, the Zesty Orange Chocolate was our least favorite rendition. The orange was a strange firm jelly and there were rind pieces on top? Not our favorite Irish gourmet chocolate for sure.
Hazelnut O’Brien was our female tasters favorite, minus the nut. I personally enjoyed the nut, so I ate hers too! The mouse like filling is divine and the white chocolate layer on top rounds this snack out well.
Their classic Sticky Toffee gave me an instant sugar rush, in fact we are 30 minutes post review and I am still high on sugar. The toffee is the best I have ever tasted. Our female taster was not a fan but all other truly enjoyed this chocolate snack.
Last but not least, Death by Chocolate. This one left us wanting more. The bold name oversold the item. Or maybe it was because we just consumed 9 other delicious treats. The taste took awhile to come together and it was enjoyable but lacked wow factor.
There you have it. This is our longest snack review to date! Will World of Snacks offer Lily O’Brien’s Gourmet Irish Chocolate Gifts for sale online? Not at the moment. They have a decent export set up and offer the sale of their snacks right on their website. We may be interested in gift items in the future and if we extend our international snack store to include items like this we will revisit with this Irish snack brand. Hungry for snacks? Head over and buy British Chocolates online now or leave your details to the right to be notified as we expand our inventory.
Earlier this year we official launched our international snacks store and we now sell a variety of British Snacks Online. Yesterday we expanded our inventory of snacks from England to include a selection of British Biscuits with half of the selection being produced by Cadbury. Why does World of Snacks only have British Snacks for sale? Well each month this year we are expanding our snacks store to include the best cookies, cakes, chips, chocolate, and sweets from a different country. Next month we will begin selling and shipping American Snacks all around the world. Until then, let’s look at our selection of Cadbury Chocolate Biscuits and compare them.
Unless you are from England or elsewhere in the United Kingdom deciding which Cadbury Biscuit (or cookie) is best for your tea time or snack craving, can be just a tad confusing. All three of our offerings of Cadbury Biscuits from England look very similar. The all come in a 300-gram tube that is mostly Cadbury purple, feature a large Cadbury logo, and pair images of the biscuit. On all the packages you can see a picture of the cookie contained within. One side is clearly silkily Cadbury chocolate, the other a slightly different looking biscuit. So now that we know what these British Biscuits look like, let’s being our review and see how they taste.
We will start with our favorite, which was a surprise to all testers involved. There are very little oat cookies in the US. There are American Oatmeal Cookies, but they taste completely different. Our group of testers all encountered an oat biscuit for the first time on this taste test, and no one was really excited to be eating a biscuit made of oats, chocolate yes, oats not so much. Cadbury Oat and Choc Chip Biscuits are extraordinary! They are lightweight, and you feel like it’s OK to be eating them. You get a powerful crunch, and just enough chocolate chips and chocolate to make them truly a treat. The oats seem to be filled with air, which dunking in milk or tea would be ideal. Every one of our testers rated this their favorite Cadbury Biscuit.
Surprisingly enough our rankings actually match the order they were presented. Maybe the Oat and Chocolate Chip cookie set the bar to high? The Cadbury Shortcake Biscuits are delicious as well. They are teatime shortcake biscuits with one layer covered again in Cadbury chocolate. These British Biscuits were sweeter then both of the others and seemed more dessert like.
Out of the three, the Cadbury Digestive Cookies are the only I personally recall having as a child living in England. These are the workhorse of the three and remind me of what a typical British Cookie should taste like. They are denser than the Oat and Choc Chip as well as the Shortcake. They are sweeter than the oat biscuits but not as sweet as the shortcake. Overall they seem middle of the row, and nearly all our testers agreed, this was their least favorite, but still a tasty and enjoyable snack.
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.