Gü Chocs Liquid Caramel

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on January 14 2009 | Leave A Comment
Gü Chocs

I picked these up in Waitrose just before Christmas as I was looking for something new to try. The simple black box managed to stand out amongst all the festive goodies on the chocolate shelf, so I thought I’d give them a try.

I’d never heard of Gü, but it’s obviously a play on the word “goo” and rather than anything exotic and foreign. In fact, when I visited the web site, they seemed to be having a lot of trouble even getting the accent characters right on their own site. I imagine this is partly down to their slightly bizarre habit of åddîng âççéñts to as many English words as they can.

Worse than that, after just a few clicks, I found myself staring at the administration screen for their online shop. Not a particularly auspicious start.

Gü Chocs

Despite the slightly naff branding and broken web site, the chocs themselves look quite nice. They’re clearly not hand made – each is a perfect sphere with a small flattened area to stop it rolling around. They’re all perfectly dusted with a precise amount of cocoa powder and each choc looks identical to its sibling.

Gü Chocs

Inside the dark chocolate (70%) shell is a liquid caramel centre. And it’s sweet. VERY sweet. The blurb says it’s salted caramel, but it’s nothing like the sea salt in Green & Black’s caramel offering. There is a slight buttery taste and texture to it, but the sweetness manages to hide any other flavours.

The chocolate itself is quite different. It has a strong dark flavour with very little sweetness, and that complete contrast of flavours is what makes these interesting. Let one melt in your mouth and you first get the lovely rich, chocolateyness followed by an intense sweetness when the chocolate breaks.

Personally, while I loved the dark chocolate, the caramel is just too sweet for me. I enjoyed the first few, but they quickly became a bit sickly. If you like your caramel extra sweet and gooey then give them a go. I don’t think I’ll be getting them again, but I’m looking forward to seeing what else Gü come up with.

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  1. Gu (with so called umlaut, courtesy of the Germans) makes lovely desserts which are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten in my entire life, but I’ve never tried their chocs. I’ll pop into Waitrose on my way home, I gues :)

  2. Andrea

    Have you not tried their puddings? – mmmmmmmmmm, the melting middle puds are drool-worthy, I have to stop now, I’m dribbling.

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    I know they mainly do puddings, but I’m not much of a pud person myself.

    I guess if you like sticky, sweet, gooey puddings you’ll like these. :)

  4. BMNS

    What about brownies? Their brownies are gorgeous!! Never tried the chocs myself but I’d love to ^^

  5. Simon

    I’ve consumed a few Gü chocolate puds of one sort or another in my time (witness the large number of clear glass ramekins in my possession. I seem to recall one or two of the puds being very easy on the sugar, but incredibly rich too.

    The brownies are pretty good too – throw a handful of raspberries and some whipped cram at them and they’re even better!

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