This rather ordinary looking box conceals 50g of cinnamon flavoured milk chocolate from Britain’s best chocolatier (at least according to The Academy of Chocolate). Picked up from his stand at the London Chocolate Festival for the princely sum of £3.50.
There’s no details about country of origin given, but it has a relatively low cocoa solids content at just 32%. The result is a chocolate that is sweet and milky with some subtle caramel flavours, but is much less rich than you might expect.
From previous experience, it can be quite tempting for chocolatiers to over do things a little when using cinnamon, but in this bar it’s very low key, adding little more than a gentle warmth to the chocolate.
Although it’s a simple bar, the flavours are perfectly judged and work together beautifully. What you end up with is something that is so subtle and warming that it becomes the perfect comfort food. This isn’t the kind of chocolate you’ll want to share.
At this point, you may be wondering why there’s no photo of the chocolate itself. Unfortunately, this is entirely down to the fact that I was unable to resist eating most of it before I remembered, and by the time I did, I was beyond the point of caring.
Sorry about that.