Would you believe it’s mid-February and I’m still ploughing my way through chocolates from Christmas? That says a lot about the volume of chocolate we’ve reviewed in the last few months, what with Christmas and Valentine’s day. And we’ve not even begun to talk about Easter yet!
Suffice to say this is worth waiting for. It’s a simple idea, but one which works very well. 12 small (15g) “taster” bars of Green & Black’s chocolate, with two bars of each six varieties (3 dark, 3 milk).
The varieties are:
Organic Dark 70% Chocolate
Dark chocolate is what Green & Black’s are famous for, and we’ve reviewed the full sized version of this already so I won’t repeat myself. Smooth, rich and delicious.
Organic Dark Ginger Chocolate
Small pieces of crystalised ginger in 60% dark chocolate. I love ginger in chocolate, and this is a deliciously warming, spicy little bar. Yum.
Organic Dark Cherry Chocolate
Simon reviewed the full sized version of this 60% bar back in July and I’m in total agreement. The cherries are quite tart but work well with the sweetness of the chocolate. Tasty, fruity, chewy and moreish. One of my favourites in this collection.
Organic Milk Chocolate
My first ever Green & Black’s milk chocolate! 34% cocoa solids, 27% milk solids. Given Cadbury’s ownership of G&B, this is probably the closes thing to an organic version of Dairy Milk we’ll ever see. Much creamier than I expected though. Very tasty. One of the nicest ‘plain’ milk chocolate bars I’ve had.
Organic Butterscotch Milk Chocolate
A very sweet, buttery milk chocolate with hard caramel pieces, giving it a bit of crunch. Taste a little like a Crème Brûlée. I think I’d find a large bar of this a little too sweet for my liking, but these tiny taster bars are just perfect.
Organic Milk Almond Chocolate
This is packed full of nuts. In fact, I’m not quite sure how they managed to fit so many in such a small bar. I’m not a huge fan of almonds, and I think they’ve overdone it a little with the nuts here. The chocolate is the same as the standard milk chocolate bar, but the nuts make it a little too dry for my liking. Probably my least favourite of the bunch, but still not bad… if you’re a nut freak.
Overall, a really nice little collection of chocolate that allows you to sample a large part of the Green & Black’s range without investing in a big bar that you might not like. I particularly like the fact that you get two of each flavour so you can sample them with a friend… or have two of the ones you like and just give the others away.
Definitely worth seeking out.