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.
It's way shorter inside the packet than it used to be.
I used to like Cherry Ripes. I've had my last. I bought one tonight at IGA in Racecourse Road, Hamilton Brisbane. The packet is the same size as in the past buy HEY!. The Cherry Ripe inside is about 30-40 mm shorter than the ones I have previously bought and is way shorter than the packet. What a lousy trick. Same size packet and a third of the bar missing. You think we are stupid Cadbury, well not as you obviously think. Anyway, no more Cherry Ripe for me, yes it's my fault for buying it but I consider myself ripped off, in my opinion. No more IGA and no more Cherry Ripe.
It's healthier than other chocolate bars
I don't get what people are talking about but cherry ripe is a chocolate bar. It's not supposed to be healthy. If you want healthy, buy some carrots. It's also cheap at $2 a bar. Really? How cheap do you want it to be? Lowering costs also means lowering quality. So you want to eat low quality products for the sake of saving a few cents? I think it's priced appropriately for what it is. the combination of cherries, coconut and dark chocolate is a great combination. I admit, maybe they can reduce the sugar content just a tad and it would be perfe...ct for my tastes, but overall it's my favourite chocolate bar and better than mars bar, snickers, kit Kat, crunchie etc. At least it's got fruit and fibre!! The cherry taste is not strong but it's is it enough. If you want a stronger taste they would have to add more artificial flavouring. Can't have everything. Overall a great Aussie classic.
Cherry ripe , what a rip off
After buying a packet of cherry ripes from Coles Newcastle the size is at least half . This just make you go to Aldi to buy better quality chocolate it might not be the same but you get used to them . Hasn't Cadbury made enough money and it time to give back to the people for support you for so long.
Rich Dark chocolate and Cherries
Cadbury cherry ripe bar is extremely rich in flavour. The balance between the cherry and coconut mixture in the centre is fantastic. It is very moist and has a great texture. It is covered in dark chocolate which compliments the cherries superbly. With full on flavours the bar is very indulgent and rich. They are available in a range of different sizes including a treat sized bar which to me is the perfect size. Anything bigger I find too rich. Placing the bar in the fridge gives the chocolate a better crunch. Available from all good supermarke...ts. Competitively priced. Can usually buy the treat sized share packs on special in the supermarkets. Very rich and indulgent. Great for a treat. Great cherry, coconut and chocolate balance. Very rich, can be overpowering if you eat too much
a reasonable chocolate bar that ensures your expectations of loads of cherries is met every time, i do find it to be a bit sickly though, im not a fan of dark milk chocolate
a dark milk chocolate bar that is filled with cherry peices and coconut. its can be brought in snack size bars ideal for treats or as part of a lunch box snack although not super healthy. never lets you down as the amount of cherry within the bar well meets my expectations
the think outer dark chocolate covering melts rather fast when eating the larger bar size. i find it to be a little sweet and dont realyl enjoy bars larger than the snack sizing
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