Chocoholly Organic White Chocolate With Cranberries & Cinnamon

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on October 4 2009 | Leave A Comment
Chocoholly Organic White Chocolate With Cranberries & Cinnamon

After Simon reviewed Holly Caulfied’s organic dark chocolate with chilli & coconut recently, I decided to head down to Oxford Street to meet her and try out some free samples for myself.

Of course, the chocolate was delicious and by the time I got there, the crowds had already made a significant dent in the stock, but I did manage to buy a few bars to take home and try myself.

And knowing that Simon would probably rather bite his own arms off than review a white chocolate, I thought I’d review this one myself!

Chocoholly Organic White Chocolate With Cranberries & Cinnamon

As you can see, it features the same packaging (design by Holly herself, of course) and format as the rest of the range, and it really does look rather good. Those little holes and imperfections just serve to make it look like it was made with love, by hand and add to the appeal for me.

Unlike the snazzy pink foil that Simon’s came in though, mine was sealed in clear plastic. I suspect the foil is more expensive and the plastic increases shelf life, but I do much prefer foil-wrapped chocolate. It looks so much nicer and it’s easier to recycle.

Chocoholly Organic White Chocolate With Cranberries & Cinnamon

As you’d expect, the chocolate itself (29% cocoa solids and 25% milk solids) is very sweet and very creamy. The main flavour here though is the cinnamon, which I hadn’t expected. The cranberries themselves, while quite big, don’t have quite as much flavour as I would have liked. I can’t help thinking a little bit more tangy zing would have helped cut through that sweet creaminess.

But if you’re buying a white chocolate, that sweetness is probably exactly what you’re looking for, so while it’s not really to my personal taste, it’s made with quality ingredients, and white chocolate fans will love it – and it’s a good introduction to the rest of the range.

As Simon mentioned in his review, Holly doesn’t have an online store yet, but if you contact her through her web site, I’m sure she’ll be happy to let you know where you can buy her chocs.

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Comments On This Post

  1. Christine

    Oh no! My favourite thing (cinnamon) together with my least favourite thing (white chocolate).

    Oh the humanity :(

  2. I’ve never had a white chocolate with cinnamon in it. I’m going to have to see if I can get Holly to ship me a few! Thanks for the link to the site!

  3. Shimrit (Chocablog Staff)

    Sounds like the chocolate for me! I love white chocolate :)
    Not sure how the flavour would go with cinnamon, but I’ve had some really nice white chocolate with cardamom in it before.

  4. gjergji

    Just curious ..I noticed the bubbles on the top of the chocolate (the holes on the top). Did anyone else notice? When eating chocolate, does anyone pay as much attention to how it looks as I do …or people focus mostly on flavor when it comes to chocolate?

  5. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    gjergji: If it was a mass produced chocolate, I would certainly have pointed the holes out.. but this is a handmade bar produced entirely by one person and I think it adds to the character.

  6. gjergji

    “And knowing that Simon would probably rather bite his own arms off than review a white chocolate, I thought I’d review this one myself!”

    ..nice :)