Back in December I brought the chaps home from cricket, and picked up a screw through a back tyre of the car. Of course we didn’t find this until Saturday afternoon when leaving out for a Christmas function: “What’s that strange click-click-click noise?”
After changing to the spare wheel, on Sunday we gave the wheel that I’d removed a jolly good cleaning, because it was filthy with road grime and this is supposed to be bad for alloy wheels. Cleaning up a wheel covered in grime has only one outcome: you get covered in it as well.
ANYHOW all this led us to a trip to the local super-hyper-mega-mart discount department store to try and buy a brush made for cleaning wheels. They do exist. We didn’t find one though. But as happy circumstance would have it a detour via the chocolate aisle turned up something new: Kinnerton Luxury Dark Chocolate. It claims to be “Delicious for cakes and desserts” which seems sacrilegious to me. What’s wrong with just plain eating it?
Also, the label proudly proclaims it to be free of nuts, dairy, gluten and eggs. This then, is one for those who have various food allergies and who can’t eat almost all other products, because most plain chocolate is processed on equipment that also processes chocolate with nuts, eggs, and so on.
Interesting, this is an import from England – which means it should be available in the UK. I think I vaguely recall seeing it in supermarkets there.
A check on the back (yes, I really am an ingredients freak) shows that it’s about 50% cocoa solids. And no milk? How do they do it? Unlike many of the under 70% chocolates, this is a nice satisfying dark colour, and breaks with that nice satisfying “crack” when you snap a piece off.
So, wozzit like then? Satisfying! Actually, very nice. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Melts slowly. This compares very favourably with other good dark chocolates. I still don’t get the “cakes and desserts” thing. Perhaps they mean it to be used as a cooking chocolate, but really, that would be a waste. I’ve gone through half a block since opening the pack and keep coming back for more, and more, and more. It’s gooooooood.
Highly recommended, and for those with food allergies who might otherwise not eat chocolate, this one seems well worth considering. Check your allergy first and if the things NOT in it are your trouble, then give this a go.
Now, where did I leave that block?