Cadbury has upset some fans of its Fruit and Nut bar by removing all fruit and nuts and adding ‘essence’ of fruit and nut. This essence is a very small amount of water that once had a hazelnut and a sultana resting in it.
After 90 years in production, the firm said, ‘the fruit and nut thing had become a bit old hat and people are demanding a more modern, holistic chocolate bar. A bar that is both complementary and alternative to their ‘conventional, outdated’ fruit and nut bars.’
They went on to point out that they would have to ‘ensure it’s still an affordable treat’ by announcing that the bar would now be 50% more expensive but just as efficacious, if not more, as the previous bar recipe.