I’ve never been the biggest fan of Green & Black’s. It’s always seemed like a fairly average chocolate masquerading as something a bit posh. That’s not to say I don’t like it – just that I’d usually rather spend the money on something else.
However, being a professional chocolate eater, it’s my duty to buy and consume every bar I see in the shop. It’s a tough job.
The good news is, I was pleasantly surprised by this bar. It’s really quite tasty.
The cocoa content of the dark chocolate isn’t particularly high (60%), but that’s no bad thing, as this bar is so moreish, you’ll end up eating it all in one go if you don’t restrain yourself.
The hazelnuts and currants pieces are small (unlike the whole nuts you might find in something like Cadbury Fruit & Nut), but they work perfectly. The nuts give a slight crunch to the texture, and the currants give a nice chewiness and have a rich, full flavour and a natural sweetness that complements the chocolate perfectly.
In the end, I did end up eating most of this bar in one go – but I did it without noticing. In fact, this entire review is based on the one final chunk I had left when I realised what I’d done.
Whether the fact that you can eat a whole bar without noticing is a good thing or not is debatable. But I’ll certainly be buying this again – although I suspect I may not notice I’ve bought it until I find the wrapper in the bin.
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