Outrage as Cadbury's changes Fruit & Nut bar recipe

Recipe for Cadbury's Fruit and Nut bar changing after 90 years Credit: Cadbury's

Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bar is facing the biggest recipe change in 90 years as sultanas are added for the first time - and fans of the famous chocolate bar are not happy.

Chocolate lovers have taken to Twitter to voice their outrage that the classic recipe is being changed, with one fan even questioning "is nothing sacred?".

The recipe change comes in the wake of previous customer outrage earlier this year when Cadbury's changed the Creme Egg recipe too.

New Fruit and Nut bars containing the fruit along with traditional raisins and almonds, will replace the original bar which is being phased out.

Cadbury's say that in taste tests, consumers did not notice the difference.

In trials, 200 adults were unable to tell the difference between sultanas and raisins in prototype bars.

But experts hinted the change could be down to costs as the rising price of cocoa has led to chocolate makers downsizing bars and tubs of confectionery.

But Cadbury denied it was a cost cutting measure and said it was to add “variety” to the bar, which would stay the same size and weight with the same amount of chocolate.

The new bars, which are made in Bournville, will be in stores by the end of the month.

While raisins have actually traditionally been the ‘fruit’ of Cadbury Fruit and Nut, sultanas have been brought into the fold to add more variation. It’s important we have a flexible supply of the dried fruit we use in our famous Fruit and Nut bars to both retain quality and ensure it’s still an affordable treat.

Cadbury's spokesman