You might think hot chocolate is only a staple for the winter months but in Britain the cold weather likes to keep us on our toes. Fans of the hot beverage are divided over Cadbury's "new" flavour...


We love a good hot chocolate…

A lot of us have a Cadbury hot chocolate tucked away in the depths of their cupboards for a rainy day emergency, so a new flavour launch is always pretty exciting.

But Cadbury fans aren’t too impressed with Cadbury’s new range of hot chocolate, and it’s sparking some major debate over how new it actually is.

Cadbury have launched a Freddo Drinking Chocolate. Cadbury’s Freddo Frog chocolate bar is controversial enough on its own. The bar’s continual shrink in size and rise in price regularly sparks outrage (did you know a Freddo will now set you back 26p… Outrageous!)

And now the frog is under attack again…

freddo drinking chocolate

Is this not just a tub of Cadbury hot chocolate but with Freddo’s friendly green face on it?

It’s passed the taste test, at least with Mumsnet, anyway. 8 out of 10 Mumsnet testers said they would recommend the product to a friend. However many Mumsnet users were also confused about how new the Freddo Drinking Chocolate was.

Many mums called Cadbury out for its blatant appeal to children who could easily be fooled.One user said: “Seems like they’re marketing the same product to children and hoiking up the price.” While another added: “I think it’s an attempt to screw more money out of people, and hope they don’t notice.”


Metro reached out to Cadbury to question the products’ difference.
This was the response: “We have a wide variety of Cadbury hot chocolate products and launched Cadbury Freddo Drinking Chocolate in 2016 as Cadbury Freddo is a much loved brand.
“Cadbury Freddo Drinking Chocolate is designed to be a treat for families and we recommend a serving suggestion which ultimately delivers a completely different taste and chocolate experience than Cadbury Drinking Chocolate, which is designed for adults. So, once prepared, the two products taste substantially different and present a different nutritional profile.”

The Freddo drinking chocolate costs £1.50 from Tesco for a 175 gram tub (86 pence per 100g) while the Cadbury drinking chocolate costs £1.99 for a 250 gram tub (80g per 100g).

We’ll leave you to make your own mind up!