Did you know that Cadbury Flakes don’t melt in the microwave?
No, we didn’t either.
But this is something we recently discovered thanks to cheesecake company, Pleesecakes.
In a post on their Instagram account, the company’s founder, Joe Moruzzi explained that he and several members of staff had been having a debate about the chocolate bars and whether or not they melted.
To settle the argument once and for all, Joe decided to put the sweet treat to the test, popping it in the microwave alongside a piece of Cadbury Caramel chocolate.
In the video he said: “Right, so we’re having a debate, I know this for a fact. Dan doesn’t believe it and Laura doesn’t believe it. Flakes don’t melt in the microwave.
“For comparison, we’ve got Cadbury Caramel and we’ve got Flake.”
They put both chocolates on a plate and then put them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
When the time is up, they show that the caramel has melted and is oozing all over the plate, while the Flake is still “perfectly fine”.
They captioned the video, writing: “WATCH TILL THE END. Are you as mindblown by this as we are?”
One person replied: “BUT WHYYYY WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?!”
Another said: “Wow never knew haha.”
A third commented: “Whhaaaaaaaaat!!???”
Someone else wrote: “I still can’t get over it.”
“That is scary,” proclaimed a different user.
So why don’t Flakes melt in the microwave?
According to sciencefocus.com, it’s all to do with the way it’s manufactured.
They explained: “Although Flake is made from milk chocolate, the manufacturing process gives it a different arrangement of fat and cocoa solids, so the melting fat isn’t able to lubricate the cocoa particles to the point where they can flow.
“In a bain-marie, a Flake will never melt. In the microwave, it eventually just burns.”