Cadbury Dairy Milk is a relatively new tub to hit the ice cream shelves in Australian supermarkets. As a keen fan of their chocolate, I was excited to test it out.
This review looks at whether their latest offering in the frozen aisle is worth your money.
What is this product?
Cadbury Dairy Milk is part of a range made by Peters. It’s usually found in supermarket ice cream freezers beside other licensed tubs like Oreo, Reese’s, Milo, and Magnum.
It is roughly double the price of brands like Connoisseur and Murray Street.
According to the pack, Cadbury Dairy Milk is a 460ml tub of Vanilla Ice Confection with milk chocolate pieces throughout and a Dairy Milk core.
What does it taste like?
As you scoop into a container of Dairy Milk, you’ll discover a vanilla frozen confection with tiny chocolate pieces scattered throughout the dessert. The white frozen confection reminded me of a Streets Viennetta.
A soft, chocolatey core runs through the tub. Its consistency is a cross between mousse and chocolate pudding.
Is a tub of Cadbury Dairy Milk any good?
Cadbury Dairy Milk was disappointing. Some will enjoy this product, but it’s less creamy and indulgent than most tubs in the supermarket freezer.
The core is the biggest letdown. What looks like mouth-wateringly, oozy chocolate on the pack is more like mousse. I’d buy this by the truckload if they upgraded the core to something more like a softened Cadbury chocolate bar.
Water and sugar are the main two ingredients in this tub. That’s not great. Based on similar-priced tubs, I’d expect milk or cream as a main ingredient.
As you can see from a quick comparison below, even the cheapest Woolworths brand contains cream.
|Brand||Cost per 100ml||Comments|
|Woolworths Vanilla Ice Cream 2L||23c||Contains cream.|
|Murray St Ice Creamery Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 1L||$1.20||Contains fresh milk, fresh cream, and free range eggs.|
|Cadbury Dairy Milk 460ml||$2.61||Contains no fresh dairy. Uses milk solids to get an “ice cream-like dessert”.|
Dairy Milk 460ml has got delicious potential. But I think it needs a similar ice cream to that used in Magnum tubs, along with an improved core.
If you like Cadbury products, you can also check out the review of Cadbury Dairy Milk.
What are some good alternatives?
The Magnum Classic 440ml is a similar style of product sold at a comparable price. You’ll get real ice cream made with 36% dairy ingredients with shards of delicious chocolate. The Magnum classic is simple but delicious.
Reese’s Nutrageous 1L is a cheaper alternative with fresh milk as its main ingredient. It comprises reduced fat chocolate and peanut flavoured ice cream with caramel sauce, peanut butter, and diced peanuts.
The main ingredients that go into making Cadbury Dairy Milk are water and sugar.
- 19% of the tub is Dairy Milk Chocolate Syrup
- 15% is Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate
Ingredients list: Water, Sugar, Milk Solids, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Solids, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Dextrose Monohydrate, Vegetable Origin Emulsifiers (471, 472b, 322 (Soy), 476), Vegetable Gums (412, 410), Flavours (contains milk), Colour (160a).
Milk fat plays a vital role in ice cream’s texture and mouthfeel. More of it results in a creamier, smoother textured ice cream associated with superior ice cream.
Cadbury Dairy Milk doesn’t disclose the milk fat percentage on its nutritional packaging. In Australia, to call a product ice cream, it needs 10% milk fat. As this tub is called Vanilla Ice Confection, that means it’s less than 10%.
No tub from the ice cream freezer is good for your health, so eat in moderation. Cadbury Dairy Milk has 12.9g of saturated fat per 100g and 27.9g of sugar.
Servings per package: 4.6
Serving size: 72g
|Quantity per Serving||Quantity per 100g|
- An excellent concept.
- Easy to find throughout Australia.
- Made in Australia.
- The main two ingredients are water and sugar.
What other flavours are available in the Cadbury range?
- Cadbury Caramilk 460ml
- Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramello 460ml
About the manufacturer
Since Fred Peters started the business in 1907, Peter Ice Cream has been churning out a popular range of products. This includes options from health-conscious, low-sugar varieties to everyday treats suitable for families.
Well-known brands include Connoisseur, Maxibon, Proud & Punch, Drumstick, Frosty Fruits, and the beloved Australian classic, Peters Original.
Peters manufactures most of its ice cream brands in Mulgrave, Australia.