This is something I picked up ages ago whilst on my travels. It’s a 60% bittersweet chocolate with lemon and ginger (as you can see) and it’s a companion bar to the range I reviewed earlier this year- most of which I was quite complimentary about, as I recall.
Unlike many of the Dolfin bars I’ve tasted, this one contains ‘bits’. Seven percent lemon ‘bits’ to be precise. As the dark, tangy chocolate begins to melt, these tiny fragments of lemon are released onto your palate and begin adding their flavour to the mix. Lemon in chocolate isn’t something I’ve encountered too often, and based on the taste of this, I’ll be happy to try any other lemon/chocolate combination.
The addition of a subtle ginger warmth is a pleasant touch too, putting me in mind of a wintertime tea drink . The zingy, citrussy flavour compliments the dark chocolate very well indeed.
My only gripe with this bar is that the lemon pieces are plentiful and quite hard and ‘bitty’, leaving you with a mouthful of little hard lumps to tackle. They do eventually soften and break down, but after enjoying the flavours of the chocolate I personally found the mouthful of bits a little offputting. I’m used to Dolfin blending their ingredients to give a totally smooth mouthfeel, and a mouthful of fragments was mildly annoying.
Not the best Dolfin bar I’ve tasted.