Many Britons are familiar with the heartbreak of having their favourite chocolate disappear from the supermarket shelves, with brands regularly trimming down their offerings to make way for new ones.
And it’s now been revealed which treats of past Christmases Britons would love to return in their ‘dream’ selection box tub.
A survey by Jackpotjoy of 2,000 British adults found 8 per cent would love to see the Cadbury Dream, a white chocolate bar that is only available to buy in B&M, return in miniature form.
Meanwhile others were craving the Echo bar, as well as the Mars Delight.
Many Britons are familiar with the disappointment of seeing their favourite chocolate bar discontinued. A recent survey has found the most missed chocolate bars that we would love to see again
A survey, conducted by Jackpotjoy of 2,000 British adults, found 8 per cent would love to see the Cadbury Dream, a plain white chocolate bar that is currently only available to buy in B&M, return in miniature form
The nation also dearly misses the Cadbury Aztec, which was last seen way back in 1978 (left) and the Mars Delight, which was discontinued in 2008 (right)
Top 10 retro chocolate treats Brits want in their ‘dream’ selection tub
Cadbury Dream – 8 per cent
Cadbury Marble – 7.9 per cent
Cadbury Aztec – 7.8 per cent
Cadbury Time Out – 6.9 per cent
Milky Way Crispy Rolls – 6.2 per cent
Kit Kat Caramac – 5.9 per cent
Mars Delight – 5.7 per cent
Cadbury Fuse – 5.6 per cent
Cadbury Astro – 5.3 per cent
Fox’s Echo – 3.6 per cent
Cadbury Dream was launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2001 and was introduced in the UK a year later.
It was discontinued not long after and made a brief return in 2019 as ‘Cadbury White’.
According to the survey, the nation also dearly misses Cadbury Marble, with 7.9 per cent voting for the bar to return.
The treat, which featured a milk chocolate and white chocolate blend with a hazelnut praline centre is only available in Australia, having been discontinued in 2012.
According to the survey, the nation also dearly misses Cadbury Marble, with 7.9 per cent voting for the bar to return
Other products which were featured on the list included Cadbury Time Out, with 6.9 per cent voting for its return, and Milky Way Crispy Rolls, with 6.2 per cent selecting it
In third place came the Cadbury Aztec, which was last seen way back in 1978.
It was a nougat and caramel creation covered in milk chocolate, with 7.8 per cent of those surveyed voting for it’s return.
Other products featured on the list included Cadbury Time Out, with 6.9 per cent voting for its return, and Milky Way Crispy Rolls, with 6.2 per cent selecting it.
The revelations came as fans of Cadbury’s Twirl were baffled after noticing the mini bars have been swapped for two full-sized alternatives in this year’s Heroes tubs.
Retro chocolates Cadbury Astros and Cadbury Fuse also made it on to the most missed list
In September, Cadbury announced a major shake-up to their festive offerings ahead of Christmas due to ongoing supply-chain issues.
Instead of having several miniature bitesize Twirl bars, the brand has instead opted for two full-size versions instead in a percentage of tubs.
Although Cadbury has not revealed what is causing the supply chain issues, the brand had trouble keeping up with demand for Flakes this summer after deciding to have most of the chocolate produced in a factory near Cairo, Egypt.
A spokesman for Mondelez – the company that owns Cadbury – said: ‘To ensure we can continue to bring our loyal consumers the products they know and love, we have temporarily substituted bitesize Cadbury Twirl in Heroes Tubs, to the slightly larger Cadbury Twirl 21g. This is across a small percentage of tubs produced.
Kit Kat Caramac bars were first bought out as a limited edition chocolate in 2005 and were bought back in 2007 due popular demand
Fox’s Echo Bar was extremely popular in the early 2000s. Many people have asked for its return to the supermarket shelves
‘Rest assured consumers can enjoy the same amount of chocolate as before with the overall weight of the product remaining the same.’
However, that hasn’t stopped fans from expressing their confusion over the swap on Twitter – with many saying they prefer their bite-sized versions.
One user, who bought a tub of Heroes in September, said: ‘What is the score with Cadbury Hero’s?
‘Opened up a tub and have two full size Twirl bars, not a single small one in sight. Is there a national shortage of them?’
Another fumed: ‘Excuse me, why is there a normal size twirl in my box of Heroes!?’