Best-Rated Chocolate Blocks

Canstar Blue’s latest chocolate blocks review has seen Cadbury, Choceur (ALDI), Darrell Lea, Lindt Excellence, Nestlé and Coles compared on taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | Cadbury

Aussie shoppers have rated Cadbury as their favourite go-to chocolate block. The brand achieved five-star reviews for taste, texture and consistency, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction.

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Aussies melt over Cadbury in chocolate block ratings

An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but munching a few squares from a chocolate block can also cure a 3pm slump and help you take a ‘Time Out’ from a ‘Rocky Road’ of a day. But which slab of cocoa goodness would be best at ‘Boost-ing’ our spirits?

To find out, we asked nearly 1,200 Aussie consumers to weigh in on the debate by answering a few questions on the chocolate block(s) they have bought and eaten within the last three months. Respondents rated brands on taste, texture and consistency, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that received at least 30 responses are featured in our ratings.

Cadbury’s range hit the sweet spot after rating five stars for overall satisfaction and in most research categories!

Best Chocolate Blocks

Best Chocolate Blocks

Here are the best brands of chocolate blocks in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s annual review:

  1. Cadbury
  2. Choceur (ALDI)
  3. Darrell Lea
  4. Lindt Excellence
  5. Nestlé
  6. Coles

Classic chocolate brand Cadbury was rated best in five out of six categories, including taste, texture and consistency, variety, packaging appeal and overall satisfaction. ALDI’s Choceur was the only brand to score five stars for value for money and was joined by Darrell Lea and Lindt Excellence in receiving five stars for taste. Darrell Lea and Lindt Excellence also got full marks for texture and consistency and packaging.

Top Chocolate Blocks

Cadbury

Cadbury chocolate review

If there’s a brand that’s synonymous with treating yourself, it’s Cadbury. You can find a large mixed bag of old-school favourites as well as new goodies like Caramilk, Dairy Milk Neapolitan, Dairy Milk Caramello, Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut, Marvellous Creations, Dream White and Old Gold Roast Almond. Prices for Cadbury chocolate blocks typically hover around $5 at most supermarkets.

  • Cadbury kept Aussies pretty happy all around, with five-star reviews for taste, texture and consistency, variety and range, packaging appeal and overall satisfaction. It received four stars for value for money.

Choceur (ALDI)

ALDI Choceur chocolate review

Discount supermarket ALDI has a chunky range of chocolate treats to choose from, with flavours such as milk & white chocolate, salted pretzel, coffee & cream, fruit & nut, dark almond and caramel-filled milk chocolate. The Choceur line also offers a mini chocolate block range in hazelnut, white chocolate and marzipan and white crisp. Prices for ALDI Choceur chocolate start from a wallet-friendly $3.29.

  • ALDI’s Choceur range picked up five stars for taste and value for money. It brought home four stars for texture and consistency, variety, packaging appeal and overall satisfaction.

Darrell Lea

Darrell Lea chocolate review

Darrell Lea offers an explosion of flavours with its chocolate block range, inspired by flavours like rocky road, ice cream sundae, fairy bread and PB&J (peanut butter & jelly). Its famous raspberry liquorice and dark liquorice chocolate even got turned into slabs of cocoa goodness. Some options available include ‘caramel craving’, ‘fruitier and nuttier’, ‘peppermint party time’ and raspberry liquorice. Darrell Lea chocolate blocks will usually cost $3 at checkout.

  • Darrell Lea proved to be one of the tastiest options in the confectionary aisle, receiving a five-star review for taste, texture and consistency and packaging. It got four stars for variety and overall satisfaction, plus three stars for value for money.

Lindt Excellence

Lindt Excellence chocolate review

Aside from chocolate boxes, Lindt Excellence also dips into the chocolate blocks space with a variety of flavours such as sea salt caramel, cranberry almond & hazelnut, dark hazelnut and chocolate raspberry intense. The range additionally covers milk chocolate and dark chocolate blocks with 60%, 70%, 85%, 90% or 95% cocoa. A block of Lindt Excellence can cost you $5 at checkout.

  • Lindt Excellence earned a sweet five-star review for taste, texture and consistency and packaging appeal. It landed on four stars for variety and overall satisfaction and finished up on three stars for value for money.

Nestlé

Nestle chocolate review

Nestlé’s chocolate block range is a collection of the brand’s own ‘greatest hits’, featuring fan favourites like Smarties, Milky Bar, Kit Kat, Aero, Rolo, Crunch and Chokito. These can set you back $5 in most supermarkets.

  • Nestlé rolled in with four-star reviews in most categories including overall satisfaction. It got three stars for value for money.

Coles

Coles chocolate review

Major supermarket chain Coles offers several types of Belgian chocolate, including dark, milk and white chocolate. If you prefer a more intense taste, you can also find blocks with 70% or 85% cocoa. These usually cost just $2.30, or $2.50 for Coles’ premium dark chocolate with either 70% or 85% cocoa.

  • Coles rounded up the scores with four stars for value for money and three stars everywhere else, including taste, variety, packaging design, texture and consistency and overall satisfaction.

Aussies’ favourite chocolate type revealed

Our survey found that the majority of consumers (61%) prefer to keep it simple with a humble block of milk chocolate, while a third (29%) said dark chocolate was their jam. Meanwhile, just 8% of people ranked white chocolate as their favourite.

Our research also revealed that chocolate is a go-to snack for a third of Aussies (30%), while 23% buy chocolate as a gift for friends and family, with about a third (34%) picking up a block during their regular grocery shop. While majority of consumers have stuffed their trolleys with a variety of different brands (53%), there are a committed few who stick to the same brand (29%) or opt for whichever is the cheapest or on special (6%).

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Luciana Lawe Davies - Canstar Blue This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and consumed chocolate blocks within the last three months – in this case, 1,197 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfactory rating of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best chocolate block for overall satisfaction: Cadbury rated best for overall satisfaction.
  • Best chocolate block for value for money: Choceur (ALDI) was ranked best for value for money.
  • Best chocolate block for taste: Cadbury has the tastiest chocolate blocks, according to consumers.
  • Best chocolate block for texture & consistency: Darrell Lea scored first place for texture and consistency.
  • Best chocolate block for packaging design: Darrell Lea was also deemed to have the most attractive packaging design.
  • Best chocolate block for variety: Consumers rated Cadbury to have the best range of options to choose from.

Check out the past winner of Canstar Blue’s chocolate blocks review:

  • 2021: Choceur (ALDI)

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