For the sweet tooths out there - Dream white chocolate is so so good! Launched in Australia and New Zealand in 2001, Dream quickly became one of the most popular Cadbury brands downunder. Success then launched Dream into the UK, where it's been up for sale since 2002.
Slide open the peel and seal packaging (the package can be resealed, kind of...) to find a creamy block of white chocolate. Dream is similar to a Milkybar but with Cadbury's classic chocolate texture. Dream is creamy and sweet - a more sugary option for those less fond of the more bitter dark chocolate or milk chocolate.
Here's some nutritional information.
Dream, like other white chocolates, are not chocolates in the strictest sense. They are a chocolate derivative, but don't contain cocoa solids (made from cocoa beans). Instead, white chocolate is made from cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar, and salt.
To make white chocolate, the dark coloured cocoa solids from the cocoa bean are separated from the cocoa bean's fatty content during manufacturing. However, instead of adding the cocoa solids back in (to make milk, and dark chocolates), they're not recombined and leave only the cocoa butter behind! The cocoa butter is then mixed with a range of other ingredients to make a creamy, sweet, chocolate that is smooth and delicious to eat.
The flip side is that, because the cocoa solids are not recombined, white chocolate loses a lot of its antioxidant properties, as these are characteristic of the cocoa solids rather than the cocoa butter. But white chocolate also therefore has only small traces of stimulants, such as caffeine, which are contained within cocoa solids.
White chocolate first made it to commercial shelves in the 1930s and 1940s, when Nestle launched a white chocolate bar in Europe and Merckens Chocolate Company launched similar white chocolate bars in North America.
Cadbury's Dream white chocolate is addictive! Or at least highly munchable. In part, this is probably because of the sugary sweetness - you can just eat and eat and eat, it's so delicious.