Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Poor Ireland gets stuck with Time Out


This Time Out bar is evidence of the poor state of chocolate today. There’s nothing new or creative here: it’s simply a rather nonsensical combination of a Cadbury Flake bar with a chocolate stick. And what happens when you take a Flake bar but you sort of de-Flakeify it a bit?

A: You get an ugly Flake bar with none of those pretty ripply chocolate layers of a normal Flake that almost make you forget you’re eating crappy Cadbury chocolate.

In any case, it seems this is only sold in Ireland. What does that mean about the Irish market? About the Irish as chocolate consumers? Do they have lower chocolate standards than in the rest of the English empire? Or are they simply too nice to complain?

P.S. I'm sorry I'm unable to post anything more interesting today but it really upsets me that Cadbury has decided that a particular country isn't worth its attention and that the Irish won't mind simply because they've never had better. I think it's my duty as a good citizen to call attention to such mistreatment.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You've had it in for cadbury's for a long time. What gives? Cadbury's is the english national chocolate. Do you have a problem with the English?

Moko said...

I just can't accept mediocrity from England's national treasure. There's so much that England ranks first in the world in--gray skies, the world's oldest (and most often broken) subway, fish and chips--that it seems sad that their chocolate must be so unforgettable....

and so unsweet! it's nothing but fat mixedin with a bit of cocoa!

Anonymous said...

time outs been around for a long time, and its good!

Anonymous said...

You dork - this candybar is sold all over Europe. Its a nice candybar. Not one of Cadbury's most finest, but it's good nonetheless. If you want to talk about crappy candy - talk about Hershey's.

Anonymous said...

I loooooooove this candy bar... it was sold in the middle east in the 90's and it was in the "expensive chocolate rack"... but last summer (2006) i couldnt find it anymore...

Anonymous said...

Israel has a copy of it--called pesekzeman--which translates as Time Out

Anonymous said...

Israel's Pesek Zman is one chocolate bar, not two. It is also rather flat. The only thing Time Out and Pesek Zman have in common is their name and the fact that they both contain wafers. One is hazelnut cream, the other is flakey chocolate. Totally different flavours and textures!

Anonymous said...

You moron, this isn't only sold Ireland, we also have this in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and all throughout the middle east...

Anonymous said...

From one anonymous to another, it seems to me the real moron is the person who actually thinks anything written on this blog is serious.

stuartfanning said...

Yes although Time Out, like Flake, Twirl and other Cadbury's products, is made in Ireland it is sold in the UK, and has been for many years!