When I first crossed paths with Sugah’s clusters, I was impressed by both the no nonsense approach to packaging (which I still love) and their ludicrous size – I could barely fit one in my mouth comfortably and believe me, I tried several times. And none of that has changed now I’m crossing paths with them again. The only thing that has changed is the combination of nuts and other stuff mixed into the chocolate.
First up the Rocky Road Clusters, with their promise of homemade marshmallows. And on that front, they really do deliver – big gooey chunks of sweetness that are the real stars of the show. The pecans pieces help to stop it from turning into just a sugar-fest because the milk chocolate is a little on the sweet side too, meaning that the overall effect is good enough to keep you gnawing through a couple of them. More than two might be pushing it for a single sitting though.
The Chipotle Pistachio Clusters are a bit more complicated, and all the better for it. It helps that they don’t go for subtlety when it comes to the chipotle – there’s a real fire to the chocolate that builds as it melts and then sticks around post-cluster. There was no subtlety when it came to the number of pistachios either and so there’s a lot of nuttiness packed into each cluster although they are, sadly, not salted. A little touch of salt would have helped to pass the time until the heat kicks in but even without it, these are worth checking out. Just be prepared to bite them in half for comfort’s sake.