We tried the Cadbury Plant Bar – this is what we thought

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  2nd November 2021

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Since its launch, we have been itching to taste Cadbury's first vegan-certified chocolate bar - luckily the wait is over. Here's our review of the Cadbury Plant Bar.


Last month, the UK’s biggest chocolatier, Cadbury, announced it was launching its first vegan chocolate bar.

The Cadbury Plant Bar is set to launch this month at Sainsbury’s and will be rolled out to other supermarkets from January 2022.

Cadbury’s Plant Bar is priced at £2.50 and will be available in two delicious flavours, Smooth Chocolate and Salted Caramel.

Read our review of the hottest new vegan chocolate bar in town.


Cadbury Plant Bar review

Following the announcement of Cadbury’s first vegan-certified chocolate, Plant Bar, we have been itching to get our hands on it! ⁠

After receiving this lovely purple parcel in the post I couldn’t stop myself from tucking in before even taking a picture – please forgive me.

Both Plant Bars were equally delicious with subtle hints of almond and an incredibly creamy and smooth texture. ⁠

The Smooth Chocolate was my favourite for its simplicity, although, the Salted Caramel flavour will definitely be a winner for those wanting that extra crunch!⁠

Admittedly, we were hoping that the bars would resemble the classic Dairy Milk bar more. The new vegan chocolate bars do have a hint of that slightly waxy texture you find in cheaper dairy-free chocolates.

Plus, while the inclusion of almonds in the ingredients is delicious, it’s a shame Cadbury’s didn’t release a plain bar without nuts.

I also wish the chocolate bar was thicker because traditionally Cadbury’s chocolate is a lot thicker making them perfect to share.

“It took us time to get it just right”

While a number of people were sceptical of the new launch from Cadbury, many were excited to taste try the Plant Bar.

Some questioned why it took so long for the brand to release its first vegan-certified chocolate, while others wondered if the addition of milk powder to the brand’s iconic accidentally vegan Bournville chocolate was in preparation for the official vegan release.

Cadbury issued an apology during the launch of the Plant Bar, explaining: “It took us time to get it just right, but we hope you agree, it was worth the wait!”

We hope that the Plant Bar will encourage people to ditch dairy and try something new.

New to vegan chocolate? Dive into our ultimate guide to vegan chocolate!

Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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