Fudges is a Dorset based bakery that makes a wide range of sweet and savoury products. I particularly like the sound of their Marmite biscuits, but of course we can only talk chocolate here on Chocablog. So they sent us these florentines and flapjacks to try instead.
The flapjacks are simply made from oats, sugar syrup and butter and are half dipped (actually more like three quarters dipped) in dark chocolate of unspecified cocoa percentage or origin.
Leaving aside the fact that I don’t generally like eating chocolate when I have no idea where it’s come from, I do quite like the design. The one corner free from chocolate means you can easily hold it without getting melted chocolate all over your finger.
The texture is a little hard, and they are very sweet, but I happily made my way through the whole box over the course of a few days.
The florentines are equally sweet. Made from discs of dark chocolate covered with almonds, sugar syrup, ginger, sultanas and mixed peel, they do have a very nice flavour. First a hint of orange, then the warmth of the ginger. They’re chewy and quite moreish.
That said, I’m just not a big fan of this kind of thing – I usually prefer my chocolate to be in bars, truffles or even cakes, rather than biscuit form. The packaging just doesn’t quite do it for me either. While I’d be quite happy with savoury biscuits packaged in thin cardboard boxes with plastic inserts, it doesn’t scream high end chocolate.
But at just £2.29 and £3.25 a box, they’re not expensive, so probably worth trying if you’re looking for a change from your regular chocolate biscuit.