Last time I reviewed a Kshocolât product, I wasn’t particularly complimentary. The pretentious name and the address on the packaging “Suite 64 Glasgow G51 3TR” were my first warning signals, and the chocolate itself was extremely bland.
This time, I received two bars as a gift from my friend Paola. And while I probably wouldn’t have chosen to buy Kshocolât again, I rarely turn chocolate down when it’s free.
The first thing I noticed about this bar is that the address on the packaging has changed. No longer are Kshocolât stuck in Suite 64 – they’re now at “113 West Regent Street”. I’ve no idea if that’s a step up or down, but it certainly sounds better.
As you can see, the product itself looks quite appealing. 8 large squares of white chocolate, with plenty of flecks of ground pepper. It looks good and has a pleasant, subtle lemon aroma.
And that lemon is the first flavour to come through when you bite into a chunk, too. It tastes natural and fresh, without being overpowering.
Once it starts to melt, the creamy white chocolate flavour comes through. As with most white chocolates, there isn’t much actual chocolateyness here, but again, it’s quite a pleasant taste, and importantly, it’s not too sweet.
Only when the white chocolate has all but disappeared do you get the kick of the pepper. Again, it’s quite subtle, but strong enough to let you know it’s there.
Kshocolât seem to have put a lot more thought into this than the rather haphazard orange slices I reviewed back in October. If I was ever in the mood for white chocolate (which admittedly isn’t that often), I would certainly choose this over something like Cadbury Dream or Milky Bar. It’s simple, subtle and quite refreshing.