While many Christmas chocolates are simply regular offers dressed up in red and green holiday packaging, Ghirardelli is one of the few that actually provides a flavor specific for the season.
This bar is eight squares of milk chocolate with peppermint-flecked white chocolate layered on top. The combination is fairly sweet and creamy, with a smooth taste from the white chocolate. The mint taste works itself into the overall flavor, but is a littler lighter than I’d like. It seems that it should make its presence a bit better known.
Also, if you crunch the peppermint pieces after the chocolate melts, you fine that they have no taste at all themselves. False covers; the mint taste must come from inside the chocolate itself. Its much better to lightly chew the chocolate so that they work as a nice texture instead.
I’m just a hairsbreadth away from disappointment. I was expecting some stronger flavors here, but after all, I did say before that Ghirardelli never does have much out of the ordinary. Still, if you’re looking for “Christmas” chocolate, this is a better choice than many of the things you’ll find in the average store. It does tend to be a little addictive.