Cocoa Tree Ginger Organic

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 15 2008 | Leave A Comment

You can probably tell from the photograph above why this bar caught my eye. You can see the bar through the packaging and it’s absolutely packed with crystallised ginger. It must have made an impact because I bought this without even thinking about it… and I don’t even like ginger!

I’m not usually a fan of plastic packaging, especially on an organic product, but I have to admit that seeing the actual chocolate bar through the clear plastic box is probably what sold it to me.

As you can see, once out of the decidedly non-organic plastic box, the bar looks even more tempting. A deliciously dark looking chocolate, heavily studded with sparkly ginger chunks. But the clever bit is underneath…

Yes, the chunks are on the bottom. Clever.

But of course, the important thing is how it tastes. And as you might have guessed, the overwhelming flavour here is of ginger. Lots of ginger – a little too much for my liking. But those big chunks do add a wonderful texture to that bar, and the taste of the rich, smooth, 62% dark chocolate still comes through – and is utterly delicious.

This is definitely one for people who like a bit lot of ginger. It’s obviously been made with a lot of care and the result is a wonderful, chunky, hand made bar that’s packed with flavour.

I’m looking forward to trying some of The Cocoa Tree’s other offerings.

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  1. tsixestixe

    Definitely keeping an eye out for that – my mother adores ginger and will even scarf down bags of chocolate-covered pieces, unusual for her as she doesn’t like sweets!

  2. Kath (Chocablog Staff)

    That looks absolutely wonderful – if they can develop some way of having a ‘window’ to look at the product that isn’t some enviro-killing plastic, they’ll be on to a real winner.

    I love ginger, and I’d be buying that baby if it came down under….

  3. Wow–I love Chocolove’s crystallized ginger in dark chocolate but this just takes it to a whole new level!

  4. THAT IS JUST AWESOME!!! Saw it on tastespotting and clicked immediately to get to here!!