I’ve mentioned before (at least twice) that I love freeze dried strawberries, so these were a must have buy for me. There’s something about that weird cardboardy texture that I just can’t get enough of.
And these certainly look tempting. Large, whole straweberries, covered in a creamy looking white chocolate.
Strangely, they have a slightly sticky / tacky feel to them. That could just be my bag, but I suspect it’s down to the shellac listed as a glazing agent on the ingredients. Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather my chocs weren’t coated in insect secretions, and I’m not convinced it was necessary to use it here. The cynic in me thinks it’s probably just there to help extend the shelf life of the product .
The white chocolate itself is also just a little too sweet for my liking. It’s not the worst I’ve tasted, but it doesn’t need to be this sweet. The (deliciously cardboardy) freeze dried strawberries are already very sweet, and the coating takes them to a level approaching sickliness.
I’d love to see a version of these with a high quality milk or dark chocolate, and without the glazing agent. Unfortunately, as tempting as they look, I don’t think I’ll be buying them again.