Choceur Chocolate Block Assorted Varieties 200g $1.99 (Was $2.69) @ ALDI

1000
  • Available in Dark Chocolate, Milk Hazelnut or Milk Almond
  • No artificial colours
  • No artificial flavours
  • No preservatives

Credit to watchnerd @ TB

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  • +14 votes

    Terrific chocolate for a smashing price!

    • +39 votes

      Yes, I don't know why Choceur is so damn tasty, and cheap too! The dark chocolate is my favourite, followed by dark/almond and hazelnut.

      Cadbury Australia, THIS is how you do chocolate. Great product, great price. None of your sneaky tactics in reducing ingredient quality and shrinking product size (250g? Oops! 225g. No, make that 200g. Did we say 200? Your memory must be failing, its always been 180g!)

      • +6 votes

        What do you expect when being run by an American, profit driven conglomerate (Mondelez/ Kraft), instead of a Quaker, community driven company.
        Example of changes since takeover- https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/cadburys-chocolate-fair...

        Cadbury chocolate confectionery is now overpriced sugar.

      • +5 votes

        Australian tastes have changed as well, and I think now are overall more reflected by the quality Euro brands, who only seem to improve while Cadbury decreases in quality. Not to mention Cadbury's noticeable block size reductions, which are an insult to consumer intelligence in the current economy.

        Cadbury are trading off a name from a bygone era when really their product quality now is driven primarily by cutting costs and ingredient substitution with the desire to be export compliant in new markets (Halal certified etc.), which decreases their product share in existing markets, leading to a cycle of cost cutting until they have the most repugnant product on the shelf.

        • +2 votes

          I'm not so sure that Cadbury has ever been a quality chocolate manufacturing company. Back in the late 1970's I worked for a cocoa merchants in the UK. The EU brought in a minimum cocoa content for products to be marketed as chocolate. Cadbury's product fell just below the line and to avoid having to re-badge their milk chocolate as "chocolate flavoured confectionary" throughout Europe, they upped the cocoa content enough to dodge a bullet.

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            @philart: So after Brexit the good people of the UK can enjoy even lower quality chocolate? Great!

          • +2 votes

            @philart: I think most UK stuff has always been borderline "real" chocolate when compared to European chocolate; too much milk not enough cocoa.

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            @philart: Haha! Cadbury have always been light on the cocoa and heavy on the milk and sugar, but in the past at least Australians consumed it.

            Now there are so many better options available (many of which are actually cheaper) in the market and with low wage growth, it's the worst possible time for Cadbury to reduce the value proposition of their products, but it seems they're sticking with their strategy.

      • +1 vote

        Looks like they've been chipping away at it.

        Yes, chip manufacturers do exactly the same thing.

      • +5 votes

        Could not have said it better myself. Some of the Cadbury range is even less than 180g. One time in Coles it was on special at half price and I started to grab one of each and as soon as I realized the package had shrunk AGAIN I put every block back on the shelf and bought zero. A sales rep for Nestle was in the isle and saw me put it back and asked me why, so I told her it was the reduced size and I was boycotting.

        Full range here - https://www.aldi.com.au/en/groceries/chocolate/ not sure if they are all on special but if they are, I'll have to double my running distance!

        And while I am there, I am getting the fake Magnums too for $2.99. These are on par if not better than the real Magnums and someone should post these as a deal on their own - https://www.aldi.com.au/en/groceries/super-savers/super-save...

        • +3 votes

          Yes! Shoppers are mugs if they don't give Aldi at least a try- you can save quite a lot of your hard-earned cash over the years.
          And please don't kid yourself and become a shop/ label snob, your not special if you shop at Woolies.
          99% of Aldi stuff is very good.

          • +1 vote

            @alidli: Aldi's business model - get the best product of the category and sell 1 of them only. Don't offer 5 brands of tomato sauce, just offer the 1 most test consumers liked. Personally I have never found an Aldi product I did not like.

        • +1 vote

          Why did a sales rep for Nestle just happen to be in the aisle, and why would they ask why you returned a competitor's product back to the shelf?

          • +1 vote

            @mubd1234: No idea. I guess they were checking their own produces displayed on the shelves and noticed me put 10 blocks of chocolate back after I grabbed them and were curious as to why.

          • +1 vote

            @mubd1234: I thought it was perfectly logical for the Nestle rep to ask why.

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        Aldi is German. Are you really that surprised that they can manage to make a cost-efficient bar of chocolate that tastes excellent?

        • +2 votes

          Shame they can't do the same with their Merc's & BM's, I'd buy a German made Aldi branded car.

        • +2 votes

          Aldi is efficient and most of their products are great and well priced, but merely being German doesn't make it better. I had a German designed and built Mercedes. Never again.

          The lesson for Cadbury Australia is a good product at a great price can be made in a developed economy where people earn a decent income. Choceur isn't made in China to undercut labour costs.

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      Nigel Thornberry approves.

  • +6 votes

    If you havent tried the coffee one (I forget its name)……oh my god. That thing is addictively delicious. They need to lock it up with a special key and only let people buy one of it at a time at checkout. Im getting some today.

  • +3 votes

    Milk Hazelnut is the most delicious flavour in the universe.

  • +2 votes

    Aldi-liciuos

  • +9 votes

    Excellent! I use the dark one in desserts all the time - it's only 45%, but it's not bitter and it makes a really nice ganache. Also one row melted in the microwave with a teaspoon of coconut oil makes a nice "ice magic" like topper for ice cream. I'll be stocking up :).

  • +1 vote

    Most of Choceur's dark chocolate is vegan for those interested.
    I think it may be the best vegan-friendly chocolate at any supermarket that I've tried.

    • +1 vote

      Choceur Dark contains cream powder and full cream milk powder, so maybe other Choceurs are vegan friendly?

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        It has been a while since I bought any, but the Belgian Dark and the Mint Waves at least were vegan. It may have changed so worth checking I guess.

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      The Choceur Dark is definitely not vegan, the back of the packet says it has 19% milk solids. It's why it tastes so creamy for a dark chocolate (I compare it somewhat to the taste of the Cadbury Dark Milk).

      The Moser Roth 70% does say suitable for vegetarians, but looking at the ingredients if you are ok with "may contain traces of milk" then it's vegan depending on where you draw your vegan line.

  • +1 vote

    If you like Caramac, try their Caramel bar; it is so moreish, one chunk turns into one strip which becomes half-a-bar OOOPS!

    • +1 vote

      I don't know what Caramac is but I really enjoyed Cadbury Caramilk when it was released in very limited quantities in Australia.

      Does this Caramel bar you speak of taste like that? Or.. or maybe.. even better…?
      expectation intensifies

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    The aldi fruit and nut is to die for

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    Fruit and nut and dark chocolate is my favourite!! Aldi chocolate is great

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    would recommend people try the new / temporary salted pretzel.
    it's amazing

  • +1 vote

    Sounds like I should try Aldi again. They opened one up near me a couple years ago and I've tried going there a few times, but getting through the checkout is a goddamn nightmare, usually only 2 open, sometimes only 1, so the queue takes forever. I understand they're trying to keep costs down, but maybe at least have an express lane or some self-service checkouts (although I hate those, too) or something. Might be worth enduring again if there's some good, cheap chocolate on offer…

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      but maybe at least have an express lane

      100% agree. The amount of times I'm stuck behind people doing trolley loads of shopping lol

      • +2 votes

        While your waiting, just recite in your head "I'm saving 30 dollars, I'm saving 30 dollars, I'm saving 30 dollars"……..the time soon goes.

    • +1 vote

      Checkout waiting times can be a problem. I avoid ALDI on weekends and do most of my shopping on Monday nights. The people doing their entire weekly shopping seem to avoid that time.

      What's worse than ALDI for me? Costco on a weekend. 10 minute waiting times at all checkouts are not uncommon.

    • +5 votes

      You'll find if you only have a few items most Aldinians will ask if you want to go in front - well I always do anyway, think my record is letting 5 people through while I was loading the conveyor with my 365 Choceur chocolate bars.

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        Some rude lady cut to the front of the line without asking anyone once. She thought it was OK because she only had a loaf of bread and eggs, and tried to just hand exact change to the checkout lady and walk out (who obviously said she had to scan both).

        Ooh boy, there were some angry stares from some of us who'd waited a few minutes.

  • +2 votes

    I'm only two weeks new to ALDI chocolate but I'm pretty impressed. Can't believe how many hazelnuts are in the Milk Hazelnut! It's friggin packed!!!!!! Can't wait to try the rest. Cheers OP!

  • +2 votes

    Better than Cadbury and more than half the price.

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    Bought the caramel one on sale the other week with low expectations but was def surprised how nice the chocolate was.

  • +1 vote

    I'm sad there's no aldi near me :(.. I wanna try this chocolate

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    Is this a special or a permanent price drop?

    • +1 vote

      The base Choceur range was $1.99 last year for about 10 days and then returned to its normal price. I would suggest the same will happen this time too. Stock up!

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      I saw "New lower price!" against the $1.99 tonight. So guessing permanent on some lines. Not all are this price. Was surprised at how excited everyone was haha.

    • +4 votes

      Will be on special for all of August.

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        Please, please, please ask the Albrechts to make it permanently on special.

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          At the moment they are cycling through different chocolate on special each month. Last month was the Choceur caramel and Moser Roth dark and the month before that was also 1 of each.

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            @sycboy: The Caramel one does not appear here: https://www.aldi.com.au/en/groceries/chocolate/
            Is it being discontinued? It was the one just on special, and pretty good actually.

            Same with the pretzel one (does not appear on the page) - which the commenter here alluded to possibly being discontinued also.

            Do you know if the page shows all choc that is in Aldi's current product list - i.e. not discontinued? Thanks.

            • +1 vote

              @bluesky: Caramel one is definitely a permament one so it is strange its not in that site. The coconut one is missing too so I think it just hasnt been updated in awhile. Salted Pretzel one is limited time only but not discontinued yet.

  • +3 votes

    they also have a top deck equiv and a coconut one.. really really good.

    Cadbury is dead to me now

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    Love Aldi chocolate, only improvement is if the foil was sealed.

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      Agree, the coconut one's foil is terribly just wrapped up. Caramel one is properly sealed though.

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    What happened to watchnerd here?

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    Hazelnut for life, nom nom nom…

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    Just when my chocolate consumption was getting under control…

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    Stopped buying these chocolates….. started gaining a lot of weight… dark with hazelnuts probably the best chocolate money can buy in Aus…

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    The pretzel one and coffee and cream are great too. Also like dark and hazelnut.

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    I would recommend trying the salted pretzel before it gets the D (discontinued).

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    Best chocolate!

  • +1 vote

    So that’s where watchnerd went…

  • +1 vote

    Checked my local store this evening and found only Milk Hazelnut, Milk Almond, and dark chocolate are on specials. The other varieties are not on sale.

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    It was still full price at my store, so I bought the cheaper $2 blocks, in the "dairyfine" brand. Not sure what the difference is.

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    hazelnut is really good, more whole hazelnuts than rittersport hazelnut 27% vs 25%

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