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    • MSE Guy
    • By MSE Guy 27th May 11, 3:13 PM
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    MSE News: Dairy Milk is nation's favourite chocolate bar
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    • 27th May 11, 3:13 PM
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    MSE News: Dairy Milk is nation's favourite chocolate bar 27th May 11 at 3:13 PM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "Cadbury Dairy Milk is the UK's favourite chocolate bar, according to our poll of over 14,000 MoneySavingExpert.com users ..."

    Last edited by Former MSE Rose; 30-05-2011 at 9:05 AM.
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    • cactusdust
    • By cactusdust 30th May 11, 9:32 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:32 AM
    Kraft Foods. That is all.

    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 30th May 11, 9:33 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:33 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:33 AM
    I would not like to live in a world without Cadbury chocolate, it would be very grey.

    Kraft won't hurt Bournville, the Cadbury Magical Fairy will make sure nothing happens to it
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 30th May 11, 9:50 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:50 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:50 AM
    Another example of twisting things to say what you want.

    Here are the ten most popular chocolates that got a mention by users.
    1. Dairy Milk 2,168 votes (15.5% of users)
    2. Galaxy 1,927 votes (13.5%)
    3. Snickers 1,563 votes (11%)
    4. Wispa 1,501 votes (10.65)
    5. Double Decker 1,456 votes (10.3%)
    6. Crunchie 1,443 votes (10.2%)
    7. Fruit & Nut 1,331 votes (9.4%)
    8. Twirl 1,184 votes (8.3%)
    9. Bounty 1,164 votes (8.2%)
    10. Flake 1,136 votes (8%)
    How can you say it is the nations favourite when only 15.5% of people voted for it?

    The way I see it is, 84.5% of voters didn't think it was their favourite.
    • Fruit and Nut Case
    • By Fruit and Nut Case 30th May 11, 9:58 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:58 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 9:58 AM
    Another example of twisting things to say what you want.

    Here are the ten most popular chocolates that got a mention by users.
    1. Dairy Milk 2,168 votes (15.5% of users)
    2. Galaxy 1,927 votes (13.5%)
    3. Snickers 1,563 votes (11%)
    4. Wispa 1,501 votes (10.65)
    5. Double Decker 1,456 votes (10.3%)
    6. Crunchie 1,443 votes (10.2%)
    7. Fruit & Nut 1,331 votes (9.4%)
    8. Twirl 1,184 votes (8.3%)
    9. Bounty 1,164 votes (8.2%)
    10. Flake 1,136 votes (8%)
    How can you say it is the nations favourite when only 15.5% of people voted for it?

    The way I see it is, 84.5% of voters didn't think it was their favourite.
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    Unfortunately the AV Referendum didn't succeed.
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    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 30th May 11, 10:25 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 10:25 AM
    How can you say it is the nations favourite when only 15.5% of people voted for it?
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    So which one would you say was the nation's favourite?
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 30th May 11, 10:39 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 10:39 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 10:39 AM
    So which one would you say was the nation's favourite?
    Originally posted by poppy10
    Clearly there is no one winner.

    For something to be the nations favourite more than half the people would have to think it was. As no one chocolate bar got more than half the votes, there is no clear winner.

    What the vote shows is that more people voted for dairy milk than voted for any other bar, but 84.5% of people did not vote for dairy milk.

    Or, to put it another way, when asked if dairy milk was their favourite chocolate, 84.5% of voters DID NOT SAY YES.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 30th May 11, 11:03 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 11:03 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 11:03 AM
    Unfortunately the AV Referendum didn't succeed.
    Originally posted by Fruit and Nut Case
    I thought AV was using in this poll. Everybody got 3 votes, to vote for their top 3 bars.

    Which actually makes things worse, because it means that when asked what their top 3 chocolate bars were 84.5% of people did not rank dairy milk in their top 3 bars. So how can anyone claim it is the nations favourite?

    And those 15% who did vote for dairy milk, may have been voting for it because it is their second favourite, or even third favourite.
    Last edited by geordie joe; 30-05-2011 at 11:11 AM.
    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 30th May 11, 11:09 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 11:09 AM
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    • 30th May 11, 11:09 AM
    Practically any continental chocolate is better than Cadbury.

    There is not enough cocoa in it to warrant it to be called chocolate.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • Mrs Arcanum
    • By Mrs Arcanum 30th May 11, 12:09 PM
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    Cocoa powder flavour eewwww!

    7 of the 10 choices are made by Cadbury anyway. Why no Aero or Mars Bars as an option?
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    • dtaylor84
    • By dtaylor84 30th May 11, 12:11 PM
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    Slow news day?
    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 30th May 11, 12:12 PM
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    Not Naomi Campbells favourite chocolate by the sound of it..........
    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 30th May 11, 12:47 PM
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    Cocoa powder flavour eewwww
    Originally posted by Mrs Arcanum
    What do you think Chocolate is made from?
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 30th May 11, 12:50 PM
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    What has thisgot to do with MSE?

    Presumably the contenental chocolate in Aldi is better and cheaper.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 30th May 11, 1:43 PM
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    7 of the 10 choices are made by Cadbury anyway. Why no Aero or Mars Bars as an option?
    Originally posted by Mrs Arcanum
    They were an option, but the link in the first post only shows the top 10 results.

    If you want to see them all, look here

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/poll/17-05-2011/-which-chocolate-bars-your-favourite
    • poppy10
    • By poppy10 30th May 11, 2:18 PM
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    As no one chocolate bar got more than half the votes, there is no clear winner.
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    That's not how most voting systems work.
    • geordie joe
    • By geordie joe 30th May 11, 2:34 PM
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    That's not how most voting systems work.
    Originally posted by poppy10
    I'm not arguing about the way the voting works, just the way the results are described.

    Dairy milk was in the top 3 favourites for 15% of the voters, it was not in the top 3 favourites for the other 85% of the voters. So I object to it being called "the nations favourite", based on those results.
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    I'm not arguing about the way the voting works, just the way the results are described.

    Dairy milk was in the top 3 favourites for 15% of the voters, it was not in the top 3 favourites for the other 85% of the voters. So I object to it being called "the nations favourite", based on those results.
    Originally posted by geordie joe
    You should be thankful this is about something as trivial as chocolate bars. The real travesty is that the same broken system is used to elect the "nation's favourite" government. Thanks to an avalanche of idiocy on referendum day it seems it's going to stay that way for quite some time!

    (And no, the chocolate bar poll was not done by AV. Despite the deliberate misunderstanding of the "No" campaign, AV is not about letting people vote more than once - effectively what happened here. A true AV poll would count the votes in such a way that the eventual winner would be the chocolate bar that at least 50% of the voters would be happy to describe as the "nation's favourite", even if it's not their personal first choice).

    I have to agree with ariba10 though - Dairy Milk is probably better described as solidified sugary milk rather than chocolate!

    OK, rant over - resume Bank Holiday chocolate consumption!
    • Zebra
    • By Zebra 30th May 11, 4:49 PM
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    • By recovering spendaholic 30th May 11, 4:59 PM
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    Is it just me but does Cadburys chocolate not taste the same as it used to? I bought some recently and it tasted really really sweet and didn't have the distinctive Cadbury taste I remember. It wasn't nice.
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