Meybona Organic Coconut Chocolate

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on October 1 2010 | Leave A Comment

Unfortunately there was a bit of an incident involving the outer wrapper of this Meybona mini bar which means I couldn’t photograph it. Luckily the rest of the bar was just fine, as you can see. Meybona isn’t terribly well known in the UK, although HF Chocolates in Milton Keynes do import and distribute these bars, so they must be available somewhere in Britain.

The chocolate seems to be a ‘standard’ for Meybona – there are a number of bars that they make using this blend. It’s a 34% organic chocolate and this bar contains coconut flakes rather than creamed coconut – something a lot of people will either love or hate, depending on how you feel about having bits of coconut floating around in your mouth I suppose.

As far as the taste goes, it’s… very average. Slightly greasy chocolate with (obviously) coconut flavour there from the off, but the cocoa notes just weren’t there. Compared to similar milk chocolates (notably the Cocopia mini slab I loved so much and almost anything made by any other ‘upmarket’ chocolate company) this just doesn’t deliver enough taste. It’s somewhat bland, slightly oily, and a little unpleasant.

My initial tasting was during a bit of a taste ‘session’, so thinking I might have overdone it, I set some aside for a second go, but the results were pretty much the same. Given that this bar is likely to be sold at a premium due to the fact it’s both organic and imported, it’s a bit of a let down.

Done better by many others, so why bother?

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