I'll never purchase again
Doesn't contain cherries any more, only "cherry jelly pieces" whatever that means. Perhaps they've saved a couple of cents in product cost by not using actual cherry anymore, but for sure I'll never buy another cherry ripe product
Only thing missing WAS DEATH certificate
Cherry Ripe has been my favourite chocolate bar since I was old enough to steal.( Cherry ripe, of course. I am now 72yrs of age and, as with most of the things that I admired in life, my old friend, Cherry Ripe, has reached the end of the trail. Gone is that wonderful cherry taste that came with each and every bite. RIP Cherry Ripe
This is not Cherry Ripe
I had heaps of Cherry ripe back in the 1960's when I was a kid. With all the advertising on TV, I thought that I would try it after 50 years ( I am now 72 years old). My verdict ........ it is NOTHING like I remember, next to no cherries, lots of coconut with lots of bits floating around in the mouth. No way will I buy it again.
Should change the name to coconut rough.
Rest In Peace Cherry Ripe
Devastated that they changed the recipe!! I had one bite and was disgusted - it’s 9000% sugar and no cherry, so what’s the point? Today was a sad day as I ate my last bar ever, I remembered all the times it was delicious in my past. REST IN PEACE original CHERRY RIPE!!
Far too much coconut
I grew up with Cherry Ripes being one of my favourite 'treats when they were MacRobertsons Cherry Ripe.
Remember the beautiful cherries in chocolate with a little coconut. The combination was moist and delicious. The present product has way too much coconut and has destroyed my beautiful bar. Please revert to the original recipe and make my day.
Why change a good thing
Why have they changed cherry ripe. I bought one today and was sadly disappointed, the coconut seems to be very course, not as many cherries and not as moist. You have ruined a great chocolate bar, won’t be buying another.
Had a cherry ripe last week and noticed straight away that the taste was different. Bad different. Too much coconut and less of the wonderful cherry taste so might have to call it Coconut Ripe instead. A good product ruined in my humble opinion.
Purchased in June 2019 for $1.00.
I LOVE CHERRY RIPES!!!
Cherry Ripes are fine the way they are, I'm not fussed if they changed the original recipe because the new one is great. Cherry Ripes are the lion of the chocolate world. Not to sweet, not to savory. The perfect balance. Cherry Ripes should be fed to starving children in Cambodia to brighten their day. They have a certain rustic quality to them that makes them better than other chocolates. They can be used in so many recipes. You don't see any Crunchie slices on the internet DO YOU?!? A Cherry Ripe would be my last meal. I would die for a Cherry Ripe. I am Cherry Ripes. Cherry Ripes are me. We are one.
ABSOLUTE FAIL @ $52.40kg
As with all Cadbury chocolates, they're absolute failures in taste and price. However, with Woolworths discounting Cherry Ripe DD to $0.85 (normally $2.20), that's ok, because that's all they are worth.
1990 = 100g, 2000 = 80g, 2010 = 52g, 2014 = 50g, 2017 = 47g and October 2018 = 42g. At this rate, Coles miniature thingo's will be the actual size of everything Cadbury makes.
Another rock hard bit! Piece of cherry pit?
First bit of a mini one, I crunched down on a super hard bit, right on my crown (seeing dentist next week). Spat it out and found a rock hard bits, on about 2 x 3 mm, that feel like pieces of gravel.
I had this happen 30 years ago, and Cadbury said it was a piece of cherry pit then. That time was really gross, with lots of flaky bits throughout the whole bar.
Tastes great, but never eating Cherry Ripe again.......
Double dipped, double ripped off! No one likes a shrinking bar - disappointing!
What has happened to the rest of the chocolate bar? Looks like Cherry Ripe has joined the rankings of shrinking food, yet still pay the same amount for less, yeah that makes sense...not! That was my last “BITE” sized double dipped Cherry Ripe. Not feeling ripened at all, more ripped off.
Pale imitation of a legend
OK, sure, the size is reduced. But I don't really mind that - sugar is the new fat and all that. I really only bought a Cherry Ripe for a taste of my 1970s childhood, not to consume an entire day's calorific requirement. The good news is that the chocolate seems to be the same dark chocolate of old. The bad news, the truly awful news, is that the vital internals of the Cherry Ripe have changed. I expected to see the intense crimson of glace cherry pieces interspersed with dried coconut. Instead, the insides are now a washed out red in colour be...cause they consist entirely of dried coconut with a little 'cherry syrup'. There are no cherry pieces. Much like a Bounty bar, as another reviewer alluded to. Abject disappointment ensued. Perhaps the new recipe was formulated by the accountants in Cadbury's 'Accounts Payable' section. Well, they really nailed it. The coffin, that is. Rest in peace Cherry Ripe.
Questions & Answers
my question is has the cherry ripe bar always had cornstarch and tapioca starch as ingredients the customer care person said they would get back to me this week with an answer so far nothing . has the recipe changed at all or is it the same i have food sensitivities cherry ripe is the only one I can have thank you carol
Is it me, or is the current Cherry Ripe just a cherry flavoured Bounty with dark chocolate? There used to be real glace cherry pieces in it.
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