Green & Black’s Dark 70%

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 9 2006 | Leave A Comment

Green & Black's Dark 70%

I’ve always loved dark chocolate, and this is Green & Black’s 70% exception. I can’t understand how some people claim not to like it. I can only think they’re eating it wrong.

Good quality dark chocolate should be eaten slowly and allowed to melt in the mouth one chunk at a time. It’s about flavour and texture, not quantity.

Which is why I bought the biggest bar of this I could. Green & Black’s Dark is 70% cocoa solids & cocoa butter. Apparently the cocoa butter is there to coat each individual cocoa and sugar particle, allowing the chocolate to melt beautifully and cleanly in the mouth, revealing intense, bittersweet chocolate aromas. Well it certainly works for me.

The chocolate is smooth without the ‘grainy’ texture that dark chocolate sometimes has, and the flavour is divine. Not too bitter, not too sweet.

Green & Black’s (now owned by Cadbury) make all their chocolate from organically grown beans. I have no idea if this is what makes the chocolate so delicious, or if it’s just that they keep their products simple and take a genuine pride in producing high quality chocolate.

Whatever their secret, it works for me. Highly recommended.

Green & Black's Dark 70%

PS. If anyone from Green & Black’s is reading this, do feel free to send us some samples to review. Please. ;-)

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Comments On This Post

  1. Sylvia (Chocablog Staff)

    Mmm, okay, I’d like to try this one please. Any chance of a care package?

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Bah… Oh.. alright.. seeing as it’s you. :)

  3. Pewari (Chocablog Staff)

    “It’s about flavour and texture, not quantity.

    Which is why I bought the biggest bar of this I could.”

    PMSL. Dom, you think like me.

    Hmm, that’s probably why I write here too…

  4. Erin

    I love dark chocolate as well. Unfortunately I happen not to like this. There’s a peculiar scent in this bar which has sort of put me off….

  5. John

    Have you tried the Dark 70% lately? Every night for the past year+ I’ve savored at least 4 pieces. I’ve been buying it by the case and its been one of my favorite gift items. The product was dense, crisp, slow dissolving and completely robust, multi-dimensional in flavor. But the bars I bought this week are bendable, somewhat grainy, narrow in flavor, totally commercial in every way. I noticed the country of manufacture has changed from England to Italy. I think Cadbury’s has annhilated this once-superior product.

  6. Chrissie Diggins

    This is definitely a favourite with me though I cannot eat a whole bar and the size of the squares make it easy to eat just four of them – mostly every night! Not too thick and not too thin just right for that slow melting moment on the tongue – mmmm, yummy!

  7. Maggie

    This is one of my all-time favourites, and my second favourite by G&B’s (Maya Gold beats it, but only slightly). I know it’s such a waste, but I also use this one for baking, as it makes muffins, cakes and brownies irresistibly chocolatey and smooth.

  8. Alys

    Hmm… a few years late but I’d just tried this chocolate and I hated it. It tasted.. terrible. It was too sour and the chocolate was grainy. The melt was also uneven. All around sad…

  9. anna hackett

    Green and Blacks was taken over by Cadbury who was then taken over by US Kraft. I believe the quality of this once fabulous chocolate has suffered. It’s all made in Poland now.