Plain and simple.That's my Cadbury Dairy Milk soulmate, according to their new #WhatsYourFlavourSA campaign. It's a fun concept to get you finding what variety of Cadbury Dairy Milk matches you the best (you can find yours here).
You could be paired with Cadbury Dairy Milk, Whole Nut, Top Deck, Top Deck Mint, Fruit and Nut, Oreo, Caramello, Cashew and Coconut, and Mint Crisp, with each one having personality characteristics.
Best of all is that Cadbury will be hosting Joy Generator activation dates, which are worth diarising and attending because you'll find your chocolate soulmate, and get some chocolate too (I've been to several Cadbury activations in the past, and they are fun and very very tasty!)
PS: Next week, I'll also be giving away a shopping voucher worth R1000 from Cadbury, so watch out for it.
Rosebank Mall: 18 – 22 May
Maponya Mall: 25 – 29 May
Menlyn Mall: 1-5 June
Gateway Mall: 8 – 12 June
Canal Walk: 15 – 19 June
Sweet dreams are made of these
Since the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk is my match, I've compiled some quick, easy and fun recipes for you – and the kids – using chocolate. These can be made for parties, sleepovers, cosy nights on the couch, braais or whenever the temptation arises to make something delicious and fun.
"Real" hot chocolate
Drop a few blocks of Cadbury Dairy Milk in your favourite mug, and pour warm milk over it, to create a dreamy drink.
Grilled bananas and chocolate
Remember braai'ing grilled bananas in foil when we were kids? You can do the same in the oven, but with an amazing twist of a few pieces of Cadbury Dairy Milk slotted in for an extra delicious dessert. Simply peel the banana, slice it in half, pop in a few pieces of chocolate, wrap it with foil, and grill or braai until done.
Chocolate-drizzled waffles and pancakes
There's nothing wrong with sugar and cinnamon or syrup, but there's also nothing wrong with real melted chocolated drizzled over your pancakes or waffles to elevate this breakfast or dessert treat.
Easy chocolate fondue
You don't need a fancy fondue set to enjoy marshmallows or fruit enrobed in chocolate. Simply melt some Cadbury Dairy Milk over the stove or in a microwave, and dip in your marshmallow, biscuit or piece of fruit using a bamboo skewer.
Cupcakes with a "surprise" centre
Baking cupcakes? Why not pop a piece or two of Cadbury Dairy Milk into the centre for a surprise treat when the cupcakes are ready. Simply put half the cupcake batter into each container, place a piece or two of chocolate in, and top with the remaining batter.
Melt 100g Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Holding a washed and dried strawberry by the stem, dip the bottom half in the melted chocolate. Twist the strawberry so that the chocolate forms around the strawberry. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.
Chocolate Rice Krispie squares
This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson, and it's a crowd pleaser for adults and kids. Take 150g Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, 50g butter, 60ml syrup and 135g Rice Krispies.
Break or chop the chocolate into little pieces and melt in a double boiler or in the microwave. Add the butter and syrup and melt that in. Pour in the Rice Krispies and then fold briskly until everything is combined and pour into a foil tray or a baking tray lined with foil. Smooth the mixture, put in the frige to set (about an hour or two), and cut into large or small squares when ready.
Ice cream with real melted hot chocolate sauce
Forget the squeeze tubes of chocolate sauce… make the real deal by melting some Cadbury Dairy Milk and a little milk or cream if you want, on the stove or in the microwave, and pouring it over the ice cream. The result? A most delicious saucy sauce.
For more info on Cadbury and their activations, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, and watch for the hashtag #WhatsYourFlavourSA (their social media accounts are among my favourites – delicious, fun and engaging).
Images via Cadbury, and own