If you would ask a toddler to draw a chocolate bar they would draw something that looks like a Dairy Milk bar, it’s just a no-frills bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. It is the classic, has a nice smooth taste and handy ridges to snap them one by one. It is often the best selling bar of chocolate when you add up all the special offers such as the festive giant bars and the personalised ones.
We’re going to be looking at the bog standard 45g bar you can get in most shops and supermarkets. Interestingly, it is made by Hershey and under license by Cadbury. Bet you didn’t know that!
Anyway, if you fancy one and want to know the syn values before hand (or after the fact) then you’re in the right place, we’ll also give you the analysis of syns per gram and the SynScore.
Dairy Milk Bar Syn Values
12 syns per is quite a lot, leaving you only 3 left if you have 15 in a day. But, our analysis will tell you if this 12 is worth it. Read on.
Is a Dairy Milk worth the syns?
In short, no. All chocs are unhealthy but the Dairy Milk is at the bottom in terms of fat, saturates and sugars. It is after all a block of pure milk chocolate. But, you have a syn allowance and if they cover this and this is your favourite then why not.
However, with a syns per gram ratio of 0.27 it is at the bottom of the list with plenty of alternatives offering a better conversion, check our chocolate list to find out which. Other chocs in the same area as the Dairy Milk are a Twirl, Aero and a Yorkie.
Lastly, its syn score is 29%, which is pretty low. This synscore compares all chocolate bars as if they all weighed the same. 29% means it is 29% as efficient as the top chocolate bar. Pretty poor.
Dairy Milk Ingredients
Milk, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fats (Palm, Shea), Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings, Milk Solids 20 % minimum, actual 23 %, Cocoa Solids 20 % minimum, Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter.