Here we have another beautiful looking chocolate bar from Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé. The Hungarian bean-to-bar chocolate maker has some of the best packaging around, and this bar is no exception.
Unwrapping the simple paper band (featuring a boy riding a cow!) reveals the wonderful black-and-white print box, featuring cocoa pods and foliage. The bar inside is simply wrapped in wax paper, and features a perfectly moulded, intricate pattern. The experience of opening a Rózsavölgyi bar alone makes it worth the asking price. And we haven’t even tasted it yet.
Something else that I noticed was that there don’t seem to be any salt crystals on the bar itself. Most salt flavoured bars have the crystals simply sprinkled over the surface as the chocolate is setting in the mould, but here they appear to be in the chocolate itself.
The salt is certainly there. Bite into a piece of the rich, smooth 40% milk chocolate and the tiny salt crystals make themselves known. There’s the perfect amount of salt to lift the flavour without overpowering the chocolate itself. It has complex, nutty, liquorice notes, but it’s mainly just a delicious milk chocolate.
It would be very easy to eat a whole bar of this in just a couple of minutes, but it’s worth taking your time with it and savouring every small piece.
This bar has quickly earned a place as one of my favourite milk chocolates. I think Duffy’s 55% Ocumare still takes the crown, but this is another one you simply must try.
It’s available from Selfridges in London or to buy direct from Hungary via the Rózsavölgyi website.