The Cherry Ripe is a delicious chocolate bar available in Australia. It is a unique blend - pulped cherries mixed with shredded coconut, coated in dark chocolate - quite unusual given the general Australian dislike of dark chocolate. It also has the distinction of being "Australia's OLDEST chocolate bar", a testimony to it's popularity.

"The ripe juicy cherries and moist coconut smothered in rich 'Old Gold' Dark Chocolate ensures a unique taste experience."1

The result is a very soft bar of sweet, fruity goodness that is quite easy to eat - the sweetness of the cherries (and whatever else they put in the filling) is offset by the subtle bitterness of the dark chocolate.

Manufactured by the leading mass-market chocolatier Cadbury, the "standard" 55g bar, physically, is a long, flat bar, about 1 inch wide by 3 inches long, but only about 1/4 inch thick, making it wide and easy to share - the latest ad campaigns center around the love of the bar and the reluctance to share it... Also available, like most chocolate bars in Australia theses days, in "King Size" variety, keeping the same dimensional proportions, but weighing in at a whopping 85g, as well as 216g and 360g "Share Packs" made up of cute little 18g bars

Of note is the fact that Cadbury, after well over 60 years of successful marketing, has only now given in to consumerism and brought out a spin-off variety - the Strawberry Ripe - not quite the same ring to it, hey... Again, the "Old Gold" dark chocolate and coconut, but with a much sweeter fruit, the strawberry (seedless of course).

Ingredients:2 Chocolate (22%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Butter Oil, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, 476), Flavour), Coconut (20%), Glace Cherries (15%) (Cherries, Wheat Glucose Syrup, Flavour, Food Acid (330), Colour (129), Preservative (220), Sugar, Wheat Glucose Syrup, Compounded Chocolate (Sugar, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Powder, Milk Solids, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin, 492), Flavour), Milk Solids, Vegetable Fat, Gelatine, Flavours, Colours (102, 123). May contain traces of nuts

Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 43%

Nutritional Information:

Serving size 55.00g 
                        Per serving   Per 100g 
Energy                  1061.5  kJ     1930.00 kJ 
Protein                    1.87 g         3.40 g 
Fat                       13.48 g        24.50 g 
Includes saturated fat    10.67 g        19.40 g 
Carbohydrate              30.97 g        56.30 g 
Includes Sugars           27.94 g        50.80 g 
Sodium                    33.00 mg       60.00 mg 

1 - Direct quote from a marketroid
2 - Taken from
Also facts supplied by my own experiences with this bar of yumminess.

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