Crunchie and Caramel spreads to hit NZ shelves

The first jars won't arrive until early December (Amazon)
The first jars won't arrive until early December (Amazon)

The trend of adding chocolate to everything isn't over yet, with Cadbury's Caramel and Crunchie spreads soon to hit shelves.

The New Zealand branch of the company has nothing to do with it, however - it's fallen to a candy shop to import the sugar-laden concoctions.

United Sweets says more than 100 orders, at $16.90 a 400g jar, were placed in the first hour.

The first jars won't arrive until early December, with owner Thomas Burrell saying they wanted to gauge demand for the spreads before committing.

The spreads will be imported from the UK, where they sell for £2 (NZ$3.50) a jar in Tesco supermarkets.

Each spread packs about 2300kJ per 100g, slightly less than Sanitarium original crunchy peanut butter - but about 10 times the sugar.

Crunchie and Caramel spreads to hit NZ shelves

Promotional image for the Cadbury spreads (United Sweets / Facebook)

Reaction on social media has been overwhelmingly positive, though United Sweets' cartoon drawings of the jars left a few candy cravers baffled.

"Caramello looks like it has rabies and why is crunchie spewing a rainbow on to that other crunchie that looks like it's enjoying it??? these don't look nice at all," a person using the name The Kiwi Road Rager wrote on United Sweets' Facebook page.

Cadbury NZ, a separate company to Cadbury UK, says it has no plans to launch the spreads itself.

The spreads follow the immensely popular Whittaker's and Lewis Road chocolate milk craze of 2014, and the Whittaker's chocolate-K Bar crossover earlier this year.

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