The Urban Dictionary defines a “Guilty Pleasure” as “a certain substance or activity a person enjoys, and often practises, while said person morally believed or is informed that the substance or activity is abnormal, improper or incorrect.” Whilst this sounds North of sinister, my much simpler understanding of this expression is more likely to embrace the less innocuous, like being a secret Harry Styles fan, being over enthusiastic about Strictly Come Dancing or committing unspeakable acts with peanut butter.
My Guilty Pleasure is “Cadbury’s Chocolate Eclairs”.
Cadbury’s Chocolate Eclairs are a simply delicious combination of toffee (caramel) and what tastes like Cadbury’s “Dairy Milk” Chocolate. For those with good Dentists, they really benefit from an hour in the fridge before enjoying although this may mean you need to buy two packs.
Cadbury’s launched these iconic sweets onto an unsuspecting British market in 1965 and their recipe has remained largely unchanged until in 2013, when new owner Mondelez, added palm oil to the recipe. It took some getting used to but you just had to persevere.
But, as in all thing, moderation is cautioned, as each Eclair contains around 33 calories.
These delicious sweets are on sale in South Africa, United Kingdom, Ireland, Kenya, Hong Kong and India – where they are known by their original 1920’s name “Dairy Milk Eclairs”. Enjoy if you can get some but if they aren’t available in your home market make a friend in one of the above and they can ship supplies to you!
Images courtesy of Mondelez/Cadbury