Originally posted by linus
English candy is awesome too, Cadbury is some of the best chocolate in the world.
Linus--I hope that you have read my earlier comments in which I have tried to dispel the archaic myths that people love to repeat about English food. If you read those comments of mine, then you will know that I agree heartily with everything that you said. Well, almost everything. I can't
agree with your comment on English candy.
When chocolate connoisseurs talk about outstanding brands, Cadbury is not
one of the brands that they normally mention. As I recall, the sugar content of Cadbury's chocolates is much higher than what is found in the superior chocolates from The Continent. Also, Cadbury chocolate seems to be of the "milky variety", which invariably has a lower cocoa solids content than dark chocolate. Lower cocoa solids=less chocolate taste.
There may be high-quality dark chocolate made by Cadbury, but all that I have ever seen is stuff like Milk Tray
and the other milky varieties with nuts and fruits, and these are not prized by chocolate afficianadoes, I have to tell you. Also, English ice cream is not usually considered to be of good quality in comparison with that of other countries.
Please be aware that, as a dedicated Anglophile, it pains me to make these observations, but I feel that they are accurate all the same.