Cherry Ripe is a dark chocolate cherry chocolate bar manufactured by Cadbury, and sometimes often referred to as Cadbury Schweppes. An Australian based confectioner MacRobertsons founded the Cherry Ripe in 1924.
The traditional Cherry Ripe bar. All alive and well.
The manufacturer states that this product contains a unique blend of cherries and coconuts in old gold dark chocolate. Currently, the Cherry Ripe is dubbed as Australia's oldest, best selling chocolate bar.
This chocolate bar is known to bring consumers The Big Cherry Taste. This product now also comes in a limited edition burst flavour, where some cherry coulis is expected. Otherwise the traditional cherry ripe bar comes in 52grams, 80grams, 18grams special treat pieces; as well as a whopping 216grams. A newer addition to this product line of chocolate bars includes the Cherry Ripe Bites as pictured.
At the supermarket
There are over 18,000 Facebook likes, as at the time of writing this - for this particular chocolate bar in Australia. The Cherry Ripe show bag proves to be ever so popular at the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show with limited edition Cherry Ripe merchandise such as pens included.
A limited edition version
Many ice cream and gelato shops in Sydney sell Cherry Ripe flavoured ice cream that seems to be quite popular. People have experimented with many different Cherry Ripe recipes. Such popular recipe ideas that come up on a Google search include Cherry Ripe Balls, and even a Cherry Ripe Cheesecake. If they're appearing on page one in search terms, then these recipes must be popular and accepted by such chocolate lovers. There was once a Cherry Ripe chocolate ice cream bar launched, yet that didn't seem to get any traction.
Cherry Ripe bites
Look out for some special cherry ripe packaging that says clever things such as "I Love You," and I'm Yours" in the same design font and colour that the Cherry Ripe name stands out so boldly.
Some treat size ones
Yes, it is official. According to the Australian based Food Magazine, Cherry Ripe is voted as Australia's favourite chocolate bar according to Roy Morgan opinion/market research. This research also goes on to mention that this particular chocolate bar is favoured by those chocolate lovers in their mid-thirties onwards.