Boost (chocolate bar) facts for kids
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Boost is a brand of chocolate bar manufactured by Cadbury. The bar is sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa by Cadbury Ireland and UK. The wrapper says that it consists of milk chocolate with a caramel and biscuit filling. The wrapper also states that Boost is "charged with glucose".
Boost was launched in 1985 as a tough coconut and caramel bar coated in chocolate. It was then relaunched in a further two variants: a peanut and caramel version (a rebranding of the previously available Starbar) and a biscuit version. The coconut version is no longer available and the peanut version has again been rebranded as Starbar. The biscuit version is now the standard Boost bar. A further version was launched in the UK in 2002 with a green wrapper containing guarana. It was marketed alongside the biscuit Boost and advertised with the slogan "Boost Guarana: One Step Ahead".
In the 1990's it was advertised on television by comedy duo Reeves and Mortimer. This led to the unconventional advertising slogan "It's slightly rippled with a flat under-side."
In Ireland, Boost bars were known as Moro bars. A peanut Moro bar is part of the range. In 2007, there was a limited-edition coconut Moro on sale in Ireland. In 2015, the Moro brand was phased out and replaced with the Boost brand.
The Boost bar has been released in New Zealand under the popular Moro brand as Moro Gold.
In 2009, the Boost packaging was redesigned and now includes the Cadbury name on the front. The Boost Duo was also launched; two smaller Boost bars in one wrapper. 2013 saw Cadbury's elliptical device scrapped on the standard Boost bar, this was replaced by a triangular logo device.
In 2013, Boost Max Choc was introduced to Australia. The bar is coated in Cadbury chocolate and made of chewy chocolate caramel surrounding a mixed smooth chocolate and crispy chocolate biscuit centre. The bars are 58g each.
Following increased commodity prices and legislation from the Government, the Boost bar in the United Kingdom was shrunk from 60g down to 48.5g in 2013.
In 2014, the Boost Duo version also shrank by 10g to 68g. The wrapper was notably updated to reflect the new Reference Intakes and use of Palm and Shea fat in the product.
In 2017, the United Kingdom multipack version stood at 40g, though it now stands at 34g, as of 2020.
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