After a knock at the door, I took into my arms a signature purple box that could only be one thing - a box of Cadbury chocolate. I could recognise that trademark purple box a mile off.
The purple shipping box was decorated with festive details, with the words 'Merry Christmas' on the top, and 'Ho Ho Ho' on the sides. Red and white graphics of Santa embellished the sides while graphics of Christmas presents on either end.
I ripped open the box to find an assortment of 10 boxes, bags, and bars of Cadbury's Christmas chocolate, in various shapes and sizes.
A piece of card, with a Santa face on the front, contained a personalised message on the rear.
The contents of the Cadbury chocolate hamper were:
- A Cadbury Christmas Selection Box (153g)
- A similar-but-different Cadbury Freddo Selection Box (138g)
- A smaller Christmas Selection Box Pack (95g)
- A large carton of Cadbury Chocolate Eclairs (420g)
- A cute little box of Cadbury Roses (115g)
- A Cadbury Dairy Milk Hollow Santa (45g)
- A slimline box of Cadbury Milk Tray (78g)
- A bag of Cadbury Mini Snow Balls (80g)
- A Dairy Milk Winter Edition Bar (100g)
- A box of Cadbury Festive Friends Biscuits (150g)
Cadbury Christmas Gold Gift Box Chocolate Hamper Review
The contents of this 1.37kg chocolate hamper are weighted towards selection boxes and toffees. It is definitely one to share with family, or at least that's what my son insisted, salivating as I lifted each item out.
A small corrugated purple box sat at the bottom of the outer packaging, as a sort-of hamper-within-a-hamper. It contained a small selection box, a hollow Santa, a small box of Roses, a chocolate bar, and a bag of chocolate balls. I'm pretty sure this is designed to protect the integrity of the bar and the chocolate Santa figurine.
The three selection boxes - two boxed in cardboard and one in plastic - contain the usual assortment of Cadbury products. Between them, I found:
- 3 Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo (18g)
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Caramel (19.5g)
- 2 Cadbury Chomp (23.5g)
- Cadbury Treat Size Fudge (13.5g)
- 2 Cadbury Fudge (25.5g)
- 2 Cadbury Dairy Milk Little Bars (18g)
- 3 bags of Cadbury Treat Size Dairy Milk Buttons (14.4g)
- 2 Cadbury Treat Size Curly Wurly (14g)
- Cadbury Wispa (30.5g)
- Cadbury Double Decker (40g)
- A compact Cadbury Crunchie bar (26.1g)
A whopping big 420g carton of Cadbury Eclairs veers this hamper into the realm of being toffee-heavy, especially as this makes up 30% of the overall hamper product weight. If you, like me, do not enjoy toffee, this aspect will disappoint. My family of toffee lovers seemed very pleased to see it though.
The Cadbury Milk Tray box is the same cut-down version as you'll find in pound shops and supermarkets. Needlessly shrink-wrapped in plastic, this incredibly sweet scented box contains seven chocolates - strawberry, two fudges, caramel, two salted caramel and a truffle. The flavours of these sickly sweet chocolates aren't particularly pronounced.
Chocolate covered biscuits in the form of Cadbury Festive Friends are universally loved, I'm sure. I'm also certain that the sweet treats have shrunk in recent years, altering the taste of these half coated milk chocolate biscuits. While very sweet, they are incredibly easy to devour with a cuppa.
A cute little blue box of Cadbury Roses certainly wins the prize for the most delightful looking box. Beautifully decorated, my box contained an assortment of 11 Cadbury Roses chocolates - Hazelnut in Caramel, two Strawberry Dream's, Tangy Orange Creme, Hazel Whirl, Golden Barrel, Country Fudge, two Caramel bars, a Signature Truffle, and a Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk in Cadbury Heroes packaging. Packaging nerds can delight in the typographical error revealed once the box is empty ("beautifl while they lasted...").
The bag of Mini Snow Balls - dusted crispy shells with a chocolate centre - are the Christmas equivalent to Cadbury Mini Eggs so they always go down well here! The hollow Santa is made using Cadbury Dairy Milk so is another product that vanished swiftly.
The Cadbury chocolate bar included in this hamper is the Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland Edition, which is a bar made up of mini Christmas tree shapes in milk and white chocolate. Personally, I was hoping to see the equally festive 120g bar of Dairy Milk Winter Gingerbread Edition which blends Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate with festive spices of ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. The milk and white tree bar is okay, but not as nice as a a solid bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk thanks to the inclusion of a bland, sweet white chocolate.
Overall, there's a good mix of products in this box and I'm sure that there's something for everyone in here. If you love Cadbury chocolate brands like Roses, Fudge, Chomp, and Freddos, you'll enjoy the selection. It does lean towards the fudge, toffee, and caramel genre in general, which may be a good or bad thing dependent on your preference. It's heavy on the selection box side of things too, making it ideal for giving as a gift to a family.
Cadbury Christmas Gold Gift Box Review
RRP: £25.00 | Cadbury Gifts Direct | Shop now°
A simple hamper filled with a variety of Cadbury products to suit all family tastes. The packaging is minimal but still exciting to open, and the assortment included in the box covers most of the main Cadbury brands.
This was a gift from a dear friend. The Cadbury Christmas Gold Gift Box chocolate hamper is available to purchase on the Cadbury Gifts Direct website for £25.
Buy the Cadbury Christmas Gold Gift Box
Have you received a Cadbury gift hamper or have you sent a Cadbury chocolate hamper to a friend before? Let's compare notes in the comments below!