It’s been a while since I wrote a review for Chocablog. However, when Sainsburys gave me a free 125g bar of the new Galaxy Smooth Dark chocolate (and I’d already eaten through about half of it), I thought it would be a good idea to come on and inflict my opinion of it on you.
The packaging design falls into the simplicity category – the familiar Galaxy logo is on the paper wrapper, albeit in darker silkier tones than normal. The foil underneath also echoes the rich coppery hues.
At this point, though, I do have to make a complaint. Galaxy, WHY do you have the nutritional information for a 46g bar on the wrapper when it’s actually a 125g bar? Not only is it the height of laziness, it’s also highly misleading – you can’t even really claim 46g is a portion size, because there’s no earthly way you can divide the bar into 46g portions without weighing scales, a lot of patience and a bit left over. Sort it.
Unwrapping reveals a slab of dark chocolate in a five by five grid of little wavy squares (I think… remember, I ate half of it before it occurred to me to do a review… I’m extrapolating from the bits left). They look as though they wouldn’t snap cleanly, but actually mostly they do. It looks fairly unassuming, it’s the taste where this bar really comes into its own.
Now, I’m not normally a fan of dark chocolate. There is no way I would have actively chosen to buy this bar. However, it’s actually really nice. It’s not overly sweet, like the milk version of Galaxy chocolate, but there’s no bitter aftertaste either. It has a rich and smooth texture and is actually very pleasant. I’d buy it again.
For hard-core dark chocolate fans, this is probably going to be too mild for you. But if you like non-sweet chocolate without the bitterness hangover, Galaxy’s new offering might be just the job.