This product from brand ‘Cadbury’ under its ‘Old Gold’ range is a bar composed of dark chocolate, embedded with golden raisins and sultanas, and with supposedly ‘Old Jamaican’ ‘Rum’ (1%) as stated in the list of ingredients. The bar is pre-divided into a total of 32 thick squares, each bearing the ‘Cadbury’ logo, thereby being substantial in terms of quantity provided, and aesthetically appealing.
The chocolate component comes across as semi-sweet, with a deeper cocoa flavour than that of ‘Cadbury’ ‘Bournville’, albeit without any offensive bitterness and harshness.
The golden raisins and sultanas have been adequately provided for, ensuring a ‘natural’ sweetness to the bar without going overboard. They are slightly chewy in terms of texture, without sticking to one’s teeth. They complement the chocolate component very well.
‘Rum’ is an alcoholic beverage prepared by fermenting and distilling sugarcane juice or sugarcane molasses. The ‘rum’ is only slightly and pleasantly felt, not akin to one’s generally ‘sharp’ and ‘intense’ experience with specialized ‘liqueur chocolates’. It is not likely to make one feel ‘boozy’, but caution must be exercised, and the bar ideally should not be served to children.
The bar can be responsibly shared with family and friends. It is calorific, hence one is advised to exercise portion control. It must be stored inside of a refrigerator prior to consumption (though not had straight out of the freezer). It is quite different from the ‘Cadbury’ ‘Temptations’ ‘Rum and Raisin’ milk chocolate bar manufactured and sold in India. It lives up to the hype and nostalgia associated with the ‘Old Gold’ ‘Cadbury’ product range.
Overall, this product is well worth the purchase.