If you’ve read any of my previous Moser Roth reviews you’ll know this is Aldi’s flagship chocolate brand. You’ll also know that in general I consider the range to offer good value for money, as well as offering the occasional gem.
This latest discovery is a limited edition run of Moser Roth Blueberry Panna Cotta milk chocolate. It’s moulded and packaged in the same form as the Cherry & Chilli chocolate that I became rather fond of last year. It’s the same box shape with four stick bars, but this time the chocolate is milk, the jam filling is blueberry and the creamy mousse part is panna cotta. One thing I was fairly certain of was that this wasn’t going to be a bittersweet dark cacao experience!
The combination of the three elements was inevitably going to be sweet. I was quite relieved to discover that it actually wasn’t too sweet though. The panna cotta cream is light in the mouth and not overly sweet, sitting well with the milk chocolate which again is sweet but not too sugary. The blueberry jam could easily have pushed the whole thing over into sugary excess, but happily it retains some of the tartness of the fruit (and there isn’t so much that it has a chance to take over). The finish is equal parts sweet chocolate and tangy fruit and lingers for quite a while.
This isn’t fine chocolate by any stretch of he imagination, but it is a better class of supermarket chocolate. The balance of the three elements is good, and the fruity finish is rather pleasant. It’s a cut above a lot of the big four supermarkets’ offerings and there’s a distinct lack of nasties in the ingredients. Throw in the (very) reasonable price & I think this will be a bit of a winner with milk chocolate afficianados.