With the temperature here in London hitting 32°C, it’s possibly not the best time to be reviewing chocolate. But I had this sat on my desk, and I wanted to try it, so I had no other choice but to review it too.
I’m a bit of a fan of a good quality coffee flavoured chocolate, but I know from experience that it’s something that’s very easy to get wrong.
This 100g bar is an organic 70% dark chocolate, and as you can see, it’s divided into 30 small chunks…
When you pop a chunk into your mouth, you immediately realise why. The coffee flavour is intense. Really intense. If the chunks were any bigger, it would be too much, but as it is, each little chunk is enough to give you a short, sharp coffee hit.
The flavour is so strong that it’s difficult to taste the actual chocolate. But the texture is smooth (no grainy bits here!), and on a hot day like today, it melts away quickly on the tongue. There is a slight fruitiness at the end, but there’s really not much sweetness. I found it just a little too strong for my tastes, but even so I did find myself eating chunk after chunk without even realising I was doing it. It’s certainly a nice little pick-me-up for an afternoon in a warm office.
If you’re not a coffee fan, then you’re definitely not going to like this – it’s a basically a strong cup of black coffee in solid form. If that’s how you take you’re coffee, then I’d definitely recommend giving it a go. It was a little too strong for my tastes, but it’s clearly made with some quality ingredients.