I came across this in a branch of Morrison’s (UK Supermarket chain). There was also a dark version, but I quite fancied a cocoa-rich milk chocolate so I plumped for this one.
Caley’s have been making chocolate for over a century, and marching chocolate was originally created as a ration for troops in the Great War.
Apart from being high in cocoa, this is also a Fairtrade product, with over three quarters of ingredients certified to International Fairtrade standards, so it’s bound to appeal to anyone who wishes to support the Fairtrade movement.
I’m happy to report that it’s also damned fine chocolate. Smooth, creamy, and rich with a soft mouthfeel and a clean finish, it’s everything you’d want milk chocolate to taste like.
The Caleys website shows that they produce a wide range of chocolate products, most of them Fairtrade (the site states the company’s ambition to be fully Fairtrade by summer 2008) and if the rest of the range is as good as this, I could find myself becoming a regular Caleys customer.