Time for some more Valentine’s chocolates! Chococo sent us this 200g milk chocolate heart with freeze dried raspberry, meringue pieces. It measures a healthy 18cm across and comes wrapped in cellophane, tied with a simple red ribbon. It looks great, but it’s not easy to photograph, hence my heart being completely naked here.
The heart is decorated with white chocolate sploges and dark chocolate piping, and as you can see, the decoration is deliberately haphazard, with large areas of freeze dried raspberry showing through the chocolate in places.
Like most of Chococo’s products, the chocolate is sourced from the über-ethical Grenada Chocolate Company. If your sweetheart is into ethical and sustainable food production or simply supporting a small British chocolatier, then it’s definitely worth considering this as a Valentine’s gift.
It’s a healthy 44% cocoa solids, and it’s pretty tasty, so while I can’t guarantee that eating a 200g milk chocolate heart will be good for you, it will certainly make you feel good.
The raspberry and meringue give a lovely biscuity crunchy texture to the chocolate, and the random distribution of flavours means that every mouthful is slightly different. It’s very difficult to put down once you start eating it.
So while this doesn’t have the impact of zChocolat’s £100 box of Valentine’s chocolates or the amazing flavour combinations of Matcha’s Valentine’s Selection, it does have the quality and visual impact that would make a great gift for a real milk chocolate lover.