Some what unintentionally I seem to have been writing lately about various recent food finds that have given me a little taste of home. Firstly when we discovered that we could actually get pork pies in Singapore and now UK Cadbury's chocolate too! All thanks to Singapore Actually's blog for sharing this particular good news with her readers and making my day in the process.
Soon after I arrived here I quickly discovered that the Cadbury's you can buy in most shops in Singapore is not produced in the UK (I think it is Australia but apologies if I'm wrong) and has a distinctly different taste as a result. I know it is a case of what you are used to from childhood etc. and I'm sure if I'd be raised on what is generally available here I'd be fine with it, but as I wasn't my first taste was a bit of a disappointment! As a result I never even bothered to pick up Cadbury's chocolate anymore, just tending to go for the occasional treat of chocolate imported from other parts of Europe. Yes it usually isn't that cheap an option but at least it tasted exactly as I expected it to. As for my Cadbury's fix I just made do with getting that when I was in the UK and usually made sure I brought a few bars back with me to treat myself with occasionally.
|Promising start with the Olympics competition which I'd seen on bars in the UK too|
However as soon as I learnt that Mustafa's did in fact stock UK Cadbury's chocolate I had to go see and, of course, buy some for myself. Sure enough I found a whole display cabinet full of the chocolate there, I felt like a child in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory for a brief moment I was so excited. Despite all the outward appearances of them being from the UK and therefore genuine I admit to still being a little hesitant and left wondering if I'd be disappointed with my purchase, but having since conducted a full taste test I can confirm they are indeed the real thing!
|With the UK postal address and the UK website address it certainly looked the real deal|
I honestly don't know if Mustafa's stock the UK version all the time or if it is just now and again but if you are craving some (at least for now) this is the place you can get it. Some of the best before dates are a bit tight so you might want to have a rummage for the ones with a longer life, but frankly are you really going to be hanging on to it for that long and I'm not bothered when it tastes this good!