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This Might Be The Real Reason Cadbury Flakes Don't Melt

What type of chocolate doesn't melt?

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The thing is Flakes don't melt, and no one knows why.

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A spokesperson told BuzzFeed, “Cadbury does have a secret manufacturing process which is used when making Flake… How we do it is a carefully guarded secret that is known to only a select few at Cadbury.”

We decided to test the meltability for ourselves. First we microwaved a Flake for one minute.

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As expected nothing happened.

The Cadbury spokesperson explained, "[The manufacturing] process prevents the chocolate from melting and allows it to remain in the unique shape seen in Flake."

Then we tried to melt it over boiling water.

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After five minutes nothing had changed.

We then tried to melt the Flake next to some normal Dairy Milk chocolate.

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Within minutes the Dairy Milk had melted into a puddle of delicious liquid, but the Flake hadn't changed.

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With Cadbury keeping tight-lipped, we turned to food scientist Dr. Stuart Farrimond to figure out what was happening. He explained, “Flakes don’t melt because the fats within them are, on a microscopic level, clumped together with the sugar and cocoa, rather than being spread evenly throughout.” Whilst he couldn’t confirm, Farrimond believes “it’s almost certainly a result of how they temper the chocolate.”

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