Nordic Bakery is a Scandinavian style bakery with two locations in London. Until these popped through my letterbox, I had no idea they sold pre-packaged chocolate snacks, but it’s often the case that I have no idea something exists until I’m stuffing it into my mouth.
The packaging doesn’t give too much information about these other than the fact that they’re dried blueberries covered in milk chocolate, but luckily the press release that came with them gives a bit more information. The chocolate is in fact 37% cocoa solids made from West African beans, and the blueberries are wild and Nordic (although it doesn’t actually say which country they come from.
We’ve reviewed plenty of chocolate with blueberries before, but this is the first time we’ve had any chocolate coated blueberries.
The press release also talks about how blueberries are a ‘superfood’, and that wild blueberries have been found to have five times more antioxidants than farmed ones, but none of that is important if they don’t taste good. And they really do.
If you like chocolate coated raisins, then the chances are you’ll like these. The milk chocolate is nice enough, but nothing to write home about. It’s sweet and creamy and the blueberry flavour comes through the moment you put them in your mouth. Quite impressive, given blueberry isn’t a particularly strong flavour.
The blueberries may be dried, but they’re still quite plump and juicy, and they taste really rather tasty. This may not be fine chocolate, but the flavours work very well together – it’s one of those snacks that’s very difficult to stop eating once you start, so it’s probably a good thing that they only come in a 40g bag.
Unfortunately, these don’t seem to be available to buy online at the moment, so if you want to try them for yourself, you’ll have to pop into Nordic Bakery in London’s Soho or Marylebone – and that’s something I’d recommend doing anyway.