There's nothing quite like a new Dairy Milk bar, and after the cornucopia of delights that have been brought out over the last year or two, it's a wonder they have any ideas left. But lo and behold, we now have Dairy Milk Oat Crunch, a new bar that continues the theme set up with last year's Dairy Milk with Lu and Ritz.
Basically it's a slab of Dairy Milk, with a substantial oaty biscuit on either side. There's more of the biscuit than in the Lu and Ritz varieties, which I certainly see as a good thing. If you're picking this up for the biscuit, you don't want to be short changed. You can still easily snap this bar down the middle, if you fancy sharing with someone or leaving some until later. But why would you want to do that?
Basically, this bar is another winner. The chocolate is Dairy Milk, so by default it's awesome. While is was perhaps a little skeptical about the oats, I should've listened to my instinctual love of all things oaty. It's a thick, flavoursome addition to the bar that certainly adds a nice crunch, and couples with the chocolate really well to create a tasty, original Cadbury experience. It's not perfect though, I feel like the balance between chocolate and biscuit is a little off, there isn't quite enough chocolate to keep the oats from becoming a little dry towards the end. Still, this is worth picking up, especially for all you oat fans out there. Well done Cadbury, you've churned out another winner. I'm looking forward to whatever comes next.
My rating: 4/5