Another one in the occasional ‘Can posh be cheap?’ series, this bar was not only bought from an Aldi (cut price supermarket chain) but was indeed manufactured especially for them. Not Fairtade, organic, raw or unusual – this is chocolate for everybody to enjoy. But is it worth buying?
The blurb on the back of the package informs me that this bar has a mild, balanced and refined taste, and at 65% cocoa solids I was expecting something on the lighter side of dark, if that makes sense. One thing I couldn’t help noticing was that this 100g bar also contains over 32g of sugar, which I found a little surprising.
This bar smelled more like a milk chocolate, with a light, citrussy top note sitting above some pretty good woody/grapey undertones. As for flavours, well I found it actually had quite a lot to offer. A light, grapey start with hardly a hint of bitterness that developed into a very lightly spicey, cedary combination. Very soft on the palate and never bitter, this proved to be a bit of a find, albeit quite a sweet one. I could probably get used to this as an ‘everyday’ sort of chocolate, although I think I might prefer something a little darker, but for those of you who are slowly making their way into darker more complex territory I would recommend giving this one a try.
An unexpected pleasure, and at a bargain price. I’ll certainly pop into Aldi again for more of this!