Delicious and dark
I love this chocolate. It’s dark and rich and just sweet enough so I don’t want to eat more than 4 pieces a day. ( I’m watching my calories and don’t want to eat a bar thanks) it’s delicious and I love the thick squares which are much nicer than Lindt or Green and Blacks which isn’t chunky enough for me. Perfect yummy choc for this chick. Go Cadbury xxx
Purchased in January 2021 for $5.00.
Old Gold and Rum and Raisins (Old Jamaica)
I loved Rum and Raisins for years but not any more. Cadbury has evidently changed the recipe as quality is definitely down. Alternative brands of dark chocolate are not hard to find but I thought there was just one brand of Rum and Raisin chocolate. I recently found a different brand Choceur (in Aldi) which is Rum, Raisins and Nuts. It's actually better than the original version. :-) :-)
Purchased in October 2020.
Rum & Raisin. NO raisins!
I'd agree with most others - the rum flavour has all but disappeared. More worryingly, my 300gm block has ZERO Raisins. I'm wondering if it's a block of plain Old Gold in a Rum & Raisin wrapper, but I think there's enough rum flavouring to discount that idea. Purchased at Coles Subiaco in July 2020.
HAS CHANGED IN TASTE
Hardly any raisins and the dark chocolate doesn't remind me of how it used to taste.
However for $5 in the double block its 'thrifty' just OK.
Quality wise it has lost its edge.
I used to rate it 5........now 1
I used to taste Cocoa now more like baking powder
Hardly "BOLD IN EVERY BITE " as
they specify. 'Not happy Jan'
Rum and Raisin Formula has changed Terrible
CADBURYS RUM AND RAISIN DARK my favourite chocolate for decades has been reformulated repackaged and reduced in weight. Outcome terrible for dark chocolate lovers. This is the chocolate I once took overseas as a gift of a beautiful Aussie chocolate. Cadburys has changed the formula It tastes more sweetened less smooth, less rummy and with a kind of crusty honeycomb texture.Horrible. I think this is the same thing they did to their Cadburys Roses a year or so ago. Cadburys should advise clearly on packaging that the weight and formula has changed. Let me know when you have gone back to the the old mix.
Doesn't seem as good and now smaller packaging
I bought a Whittakers imported 250 gram block recently and it reminded me what a chocolate block used to look like. Now they have reduced the size of Cadburys from 200 gram to 190 grams and as others have noted it is possible the taste has been change in recent times too. Not good.
Purchased in April 2019.
I thought my sense of taste had changed but reading the reviews here, it is not me, it is Mondolez (aka Cadbury). This chocolate has a soapy taste with an odd texture that I have only ever encountered once before - an East German Big W import disguised by the use of a British sounding name, so bad I binned it.
I agree with the comments about the chalky texture, that describes it well.
I did read somewhere that Cadbury substituted Palm Oil (Hydrogenated - and cheaper) instead of Coco butter. But under Australian law a manufacturer does not have to reveal an ingredient if it is under 5% unless it is an allergen.
Purchased in April 2019.
What's happened to Old Gold?
Cadbury's Old Gold chocolate has changed since I purchased my last block only 3 weeks ago! It's always been my favourite as it's not sweet at all. Finished the last of my old block last night and just had 2 squares of the new one I bought! Yuk! Immediately it tasted way too sweet and gritty- completely different flavour and texture. After eating it for years I know the difference. I can bet the sugar content is double and wished I'd kept the wrapper which I threw away only last night. This has 12.9 gms sugar in 4 squares and I'm certain it was somewhere around 6 gms in the one I've been having.
Anyway, won't be buying it ever again.
I used to LOVE the Old Gold Rum n Raisin. Bought a block on special recently and it is horrible! The texture and taste is all WRONG. A weird chalky like texture, not creamy, rich or decadent at all. They must be using some sort of preservative or reduced the cocoa content or something. Not a good chocolate anymore.
Purchased in February 2019 for $2.50.
What has happened to Australian Cadbury?
I used to eat Old Gold by the block full, now I can barely stomach a couple of pieces. I don't know if it's a preservative or something else, but it starts too sweet (considering its dark chocolate) and ends with a horrid lingering chalkyness and frankly weird indescribable aftertaste.
After having a piece here and there over a few weeks, I've just chucked half a block out.
Rum and raisin Old Gold, was one of our favourites. Had not bought any chocolate for a while, and decided to buy one 2 weeks ago,. We thought at first it was a mistake, and the wrong chocolate, had been put into the packet, so giving the benefit of the doubt I bought 2 more,. It appears it was no mistake, the recipe has been changed much to it's detriment. Sorry to say will not be buying this again. Does not taste like Dark Chocolate, and raisins,,,,, well, still searching . I have just eaten 4 squares, with not one raisin,.
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