Oh I’ve been having so much fun with this!
I’ve had a chance to combine two of my favourite things: grow-your-own and all things chocolate. Sometimes my job is just so hard 😉
Have you seen the latest Cadbury Dairy Milk campaign yet? It’s a fab competition which invites the nation to ‘go madbury for Cadbury’ and create their very own Cadbury Dairy Milk bar to sit alongside the iconic range of faves such as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Whole Nut, Fruit & Nut and Caramel.
To enter, you just head over to cadburyinventor.com and choose your favourite ingredients from a huge range, then give your bar a name and explain the inspiration behind it.
Three finalists will be selected based on taste and creativity, and those lucky finalists will visit Cadbury’s Chocolate Centre of Excellence, where they will work with chocolate experts to turn their bar into a reality. All three bars will be available to buy in 2019, and the UK and Republic of Ireland public will be able to vote and purchase their favourite to decide the ultimate winner. The winning Cadbury Inventor will also receive a year’s supply of their bar; that’s a lot of chocolate!
The team at Cadbury asked me to invent my very own Cadbury Dairy Milk bar, so obviously I had to use grow-your-own as my inspiration.
The list of ingredients on the Cadbury Inventor website is massive, but it’s really easy to navigate because everything is grouped into categories like nutty, fruity, chewy and creamy. In total there are over 90,000 different available combinations, so you’re not going to be short on inspiration! Here’s my selection.
We have a very productive raspberry patch down at the allotment, and at this time of year we’re usually facing a bit of a glut and adding them to yoghurt, smoothies and all manner of desserts. And of course, raspberry and chocolate is an absolutely classic flavour combo. So in they went.
I’m a big fan of adding fresh herbs to my cooking, so I thought it would be great to have a herb ingredient in my bar. Mint pairs really well with chocolate; it’s also lovely to have fresh mint in the garden for things like new potatoes, herbal tea and a cocktail or two! It’s such an easy plant to grow – in fact it’s almost too easy at times, I have to keep mine in a container to stop it taking over the herb garden.
How could I not have a floral element?! Rose is mainly seen as an ingredient in middle eastern cuisine, but it’s delicate, sweet flavour is the perfect complement to those fruity raspberries.
And there you have it: my English Garden Cadbury Dairy Milk!
Creating my garden-inspired dairy milk bar was really fun, and there’s such an amazing experience on offer with this competition. I can only imagine the delights of being surrounded by all that chocolate, not to mention the chance to actually create the next limited edition Cadbury Dairy Milk bar. It’s the first time that Cadbury have given fans the chance to get involved with the product development, and they want you to get really creative with the flavours – so go for it!
To enter your Cadbury Inventor creation, head over to cadburyinventor.com before 31st July. You can also visit facebook.com/CadburyDairyMilk for more details. I’d love to hear what flavour combination you go for!
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