Choc frenzy hits home
OPPORTUNITY was knocking when creative sweet tooth Brooke Brown from Blend cafe noticed the craze surrounding Cadbury’s new caramel chocolate.
When the treat was recalled yesterday, Ms Brown checked and was relieved to see her chocolates were all in the safe date range.
In an attempt to make the white and caramel chocolate combination even more indulgent, she’s used it in a cheesecake on sale at the Tannum Sands cafe.
Blend cafe co-owner Holly Ferris said since Monday they had baked and sold five cheesecakes.
“The chocolate is beautiful and everyone has been enjoying eating it in cheesecake form, it makes it even better,” she said.
Hansen Foodworks Clinton manager Pia Hansen said the shop sold 30 blocks in three hours on Valentine’s Day.
After posting that the store had its first two boxes, customers were calling to have one put aside to avoid missing out.
While Ms Hansen hasn’t tried it, she has purchased a block for her sweet-toothed husband who will return from work at Weipa next week.
Gladstone residents were quick to snap up every block possible since the start of the month.
Cadbury has recalled blocks with best before dates of January 17 and 21, 2019, which could contain food-grade plastic.
CAKE DELIGHT: Blend barrista Brooke Brown's Cadbury caramel chocolate cheesecake has been a sell out this week.