Watch: Cadbury Flake remains unmeltable as brothers use blow torch on chocolate bar

Two brothers took a blow torch to a Cadbury Flake to test a chocolate bar theory
Brothers use blow torch to try to melt a Cadbury FlakeBrothers use blow torch to try to melt a Cadbury Flake
Brothers use blow torch to try to melt a Cadbury Flake

It’s a surprising Cadbury Flake fact that you may not know.

The world famous chocolate brand based in Birmingham has been creating the delicious, crumbling chocolate since 1920.

But did you know that it’s, apparently, impossible to melt? Two brothers, who run a furniture design business in Kent, were intrigued by the improbable theory and decided to put it to the test with a blow torch.

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The pair videoed their attempt to melt a Cadbury Flake chocolate bar and posted it to their instagram account where it has been viewed thousands of times. The pair both take a bite of the chocolate bar to prove that it is genuine before placing it on their welding table. Grasping the blow torch,

Josh directs the flame to the bar and despite being under the heat of a red flame the Flake holds up. Crucially, it didn’t melt but instead just burned. Take a look here:

Many people who commented were blown away by what had been proved. Gemma Mitchell wrote, "🤯 What?!? I’m sure it melts when you dip it in tea though?! I’m going to have to buy one and test it - for research purposes only."

Others were a little more sceptical... Shanna Galloon said, "How do you explain the one that melted in my pocket then 🤣🙈"

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While Julie Caust added, "They melt 🙄. My jeans will testify to that." To back up their evidence that Flakes don’t melt, the James brothers tested another chocolate bar.

Josh said in a second Instagram video, "Not everyone believes that for some reason it was a real Flake. I don’t know why. We don’t really care. It’s not really our scientific experiment, but we’re going to try another chocolate bar, just a standard Dairy Milk just to shut naysayers up."

This time the results were in contrast to the Flake with the chocolate bar beginning to ooze in seconds of experiencing the blow torch’s heat. Paige Burnett said, "Please don’t ask my why at some point in my life I also to set fire (or attempted to) to a Flake, but I can confirm, they don’t melt? I find it so strange since they can barely keep it together when you take a bite 🤣… There’s a lesson here, don’t judge a book by its cover (or a chocolate bar by its ability to stay together) 🤯"

Why don’t Cadbury Flake chocolate bars melt?

According to Science Focus, the Flake’s manufacturing process means the way the fat and cocoa solids are arranged is different to other chocolate bars. This means the fat isn’t able to adequately lubricate the cocoa particles to the point where they flow, and so it can’t melt

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