Despite having had Divine chocolate in cocktails and brownies recently, it’s been a while since we’ve reviewed any of their actual bars, and being a bit of a ginger fan, I thought I’d give this one a try.
This is a 70% dark chocolate, and as with all Divine products, it’s made with Ghanaian cocoa beans from farmers who are shareholders in the company.
Of course, Africa doesn’t grow the finest cocoa beans in the world, so Divine are somewhat limited by the quality of the beans available to them. Given those limitations, Divine do a great job in getting quality products into the shops that give the farmers a fair price for their work. And it £1.25 for a 100g bar, you get a fair price too.
So how does it taste? Pretty good actually. The chocolate doesn’t have an especially complex flavour, but that’s one of the reasons I chose a flavoured bar. The ginger and orange lift an otherwise ordinary dark chocolate into something that I quite enjoyed.
Both the ginger and orange are done in a subtle way, so don’t expect huge chunks of pepper ginger or an overpowering citrus hit. Instead, the flavours simply complement and lift the chocolate. Given my love of ginger, this was a bit of a disappointment at first, but that didn’t stop the bar disappearing quite quickly!
This was never going to be a fine chocolate, but as a quality bar to nibble on with a cup of tea, it’s really quite pleasant. I would have preferred a
little lot more ginger myself, but for the price, it’s certainly worth picking up a bar to satisfy those every day chocolate cravings.