Milk Chocolate

This page shows Chocablog reviews of milk chocolate products.

You can buy all kinds of milk chocolate online at Amazon.com.

Hotel Chocolat Eggs & Soldiers

It’s probably been 32 years since I last had eggs with soldiers, but this cute little Easter box from Hotel Chocolat still managed to catch my attention.

Lucky’s Humpty Dumpty Chestnut Milk Chocolate Egg

I'm a big fan of Lucky's. Their Valrhona enrobed cakes are as innovative as they are delicious, so I was excited to hear they were branching out for Easter.

Thorntons Chocolate Jubilee Easter Egg

Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this year is Thorntons’ 100th birthday. They’ve been working on a raft of new products to celebrate, and this spectacular egg is one of them.

Philadelphia Candies Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

When I looked at the first couple of items from Philadelphia Candies, I established this as a confectionary company. With that thought in mind, I approach now a one pound box of Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles.

Gorvett & Stone Cinder Toffee Easter Egg

Make no mistake, this is an egg for those with a sweet tooth. But it’s made with care from quality ingredients, and I quickly managed to scoff my way through far more than I should have done.

Australian Homemade Selection

It’s been a while since I’ve had my hands on some Australian Homemade chocolate, probably because it’s been a while since I was in the Netherlands.

Côte d’Or Fig & Almond Milk Chocolate

Whenever I travel I'm naturally on the lookout for interesting, good quality chocolate to bring back and review. Well, I also like to pop into a supermarket to see what the bigger names brands are doing in other parts of the world, and this 35g mini bar is the result of just such a foray.

Zotter Pink Grapefruit

If there was going to be a successful blending of grapefruit and chocolate in a commercially produced chocolate bar, it was going to be someone like Josef Zotter who was going to do it...

Philadelphia Candies Chocolate Potato Chips and Pretzels

The people over at Philadelphia Candies have sent me a good-sized selection for review, so I will slowly be getting through these in the coming weeks. I start off with a pair that includes something I specifically requested...

Lindt Variations Cacao

I haven’t picked up a Lindt box in a long time, but this one looked more interesting than most because it appeared to have a theme.

Chocolatier Assortment

Chocolatier are an Australian company based in Melbourne who have been in business for over 25 years, strange that their products rarely show up in the mass market.

Choc Affair Aniseed

Here’s some more Fairtrade chocolate sent to us by the Fairtrade Foundation for Fairtrade Fortnight. This time, it’s a 34% milk chocolate flavoured with aniseed oil.

Nero & Bianco Fairtrade Chocolate

Nero & Bianco are a High Wycombe based company, selling Fairtrade chocolate from Peru and The Dominican Republic.

President’s Choice Swiss Praline Collection

I’m not a fan of the increased use of palm oil in chocolate, but sometimes it is more noticeable. In the case of this box, the chocolates feel greasy when you pick them up. Not a positive sign.

Astor Black and Tan

A bar that made with both milk and dark chocolate. Rather than being mixed together (which would spoil the individual light and dark colors), the dark was poured into the mold first, followed by a layer of milk.

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Banana

Say hello to yet another in the (seemingly endless) line of Thornton’s slabs.

Jme Collection Fairtrade Chocolate

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and the nice people at the Fairtrade Foundation were good enough to send some samples of Fairtrade chocolate that we hadn’t seen before.

Cadbury India Temptations Raisin & Apricot

I spotted this bar as I left India last year, and to be honest my main reason for purchasing it was to see if Cadbury India were using palm oil and other nasties in their confectionery.

New Zealand Chocolate Round-Up

The family and I are travelling around the South Island of New Zealand. Naturally, when in another country there are many things to do: places to see, countryside to look at, and food to taste.

Niederegger Marzipan Desserts Selection

Another little souvenir of a trip to Europe, where marzipan seems to be much more popular than it is here in the UK.

Artisan du Chocolat Laverstoke Park Farm Buffalo Milk Chocolate

You can probably guess this chocolate’s unique selling point. This milk chocolate is made with buffalo milk, rather than cows’ milk. The buffalo in question comes from Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.

Godiva Milk Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Whilst wandering through World Market’s Valentine’s Day displays, my eye alighted upon this offering from Godiva.

Neuhaus Valentine’s Selection

These two Valentine’s Day pieces came to me from Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus. First is a heart box filled with nineteen pralines. Its red siding gives a modern look to the box’s top pattern of a lace pattern of grey-on-white.

French Broad Aphrodisiac Collection

On first look, I thought this box of truffles I received from French Broad Chocolates was just another simple, handmade affair...

Asda ‘The Collection’

I’m always a little wary when supermarkets send their own brand chocolate samples, so when Asda asked if we could review their latest “The Collection” (imaginative name) chocolates in time for Valentines Day, I can’t say I was looking forward to them...

Paul A. Young Valentine’s Selection

Time for more Valentine’s chocolates, this time from the always awesome Paul A. Young. As you’d expect from Paul, everything looks amazing, so I just thought I’d show you lots of pretty pictures.

James Strawberry & Champagne Truffles

James Chocolates’ second offering for lovers who love chocolate comes in the form of these Strawberry & Marc de Champagne liqueur truffles, although in fairness they aren’t in any way Valentine themed other than by virtue of the fact they’re …

Chococo Valentine’s Gift Set

Here’s a bit of Valentine’s fun from Chococo. A 125g dark chocolate heart with white chocolate cherubs and little sugar hearts and a selection of 16 fresh chocolates. Let’s start with the heart. You can pick from other varieties of chocolate …

President’s Choice Chocolate Fruit Fancies

They say that going shopping while hungry isn’t a good idea because you end up buying things you’d never usually pick up. So naturally, I do it all the time. And being the visual person I am, I inevitably buy …

Seed & Bean Clementine Milk Chocolate

As Dom mentioned, we’ve been given the whole Organic Seed & Bean bar range to review. This 37% cocoa milk chocolate bar is made with 77% Fairtrade ingredients, all of which are also organically produced. At 37% cocoa it’s richer than …

Charbonnel et Walker Delicious Art

Mr Ramsey Finchley London Mrs Minnie Walker 173 New Bond Street London 1st February 1878 My Dearest Mrs Walker I do hope this note finds you in good health. It has been some time since we last corresponded, but Mme. Charbonnel informed me of your recent dalliance with …

Cocoa Loco Champagne Truffles

My last encounter with Cocoa Loco was back in 2009 and took the form of a rather hot chilli chocolate bar. This time round, I have something a little more sedate; this rather cute little box of six handmade, organic …

Pralus Barre Infernale Lait

An amazing ingot of milk chocolate with a thick praline filling.

Choccreate

Choccreate is another of the make-your-own chocolate bar companies, all of whom seem to be named with the oh-so-original prefix “choc.” But after all, it is your own creativity that is supposed to reign in these cases. When Choccreate invited …

Vosges Mo’s Bacon Bar

It seems like a long time since Dom posted Chocablog’s first Bacon/Chocolate hybrid review, and I was terribly excited when those lovely people from HF Chocolates gave this to me last year. Vosges is the brainchild of Katrina Markoff and …

Thorntons ‘Born To Share’ Milk Chocolate With Mango

This little 80g block of chocolate from Thorntons is something a bit special. Not only is it the first time we’ve featured chocolate made with cocoa beans from Haiti on Chocablog, but a sizeable chunk (91p to be precise) of …

Cacao Sampaka Gin & Tonic

Cacao Sampaka are a Spanish chocolate company, with shops in Spain, Portugal, the Middle East & Japan. They currently have an online store in the UK and I think you can expect to see more of them over here soon. …

Patchi Selection

Up until a few months ago, I’d never heard of Patchi. Then, within the space of a few days, Simon found their store in Doha, Qatar, and I found them at the Chocolate Unwrapped show in London. So here are …

John & Kira’s Urban Garden Bars

Most of us know by now about the ethical choices chocolate-makers can stand by; we also know that no matter how many stamps, seals, and labels a chocolate has, taste still matters. I am happy, therefore, to introduce you to …

40point5 Artisan Chocolates

This intriguing box of chocolates was a gift from my favourite chocolate guide, and comes from a new shop called 40point5 in Kensington. The name refers to the melting point of chocolate. Clever – but perhaps something that will go …

Matcha Chocolat Winter Selection

After a break from the norm with Matcha’s Chocolate Shards, tea-chocolatier-extrordinaire Katie Christoffers is back with another selection box – this time with a winter theme. The packaging remains unchanged from Matcha’s other selection boxes, which is fine by me, although …

Chocolate Craft Port & Cranberry Truffles

It’s always nice to meet new people in the chocolate industry, and the other week I met Debbie from Chocolate Craft at the Taste of Christmas show. I’d never heard of Chocolate Craft before, but Debbie had heard of Chocablog …

James Chocolate Bars

James Chocolates were at the Speciality & Fine Food fair at Olympia earlier this year, and owner James Hutchins himself gave me four little slabs to try out. Firecracker Dark chocolate laced with pepper and spices. Strong, peppery taste to begin …

Berry Scrumptious Mulled Berry Chocolate

Time for something a little Christmassy from Scotland’s Berry Scrumptious, makers of stunningly fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries, and interesting, but less-stunning berry chocolate bars. This “mulled berry” version follows the same format Berry Scrumptious’ other bars – broken shards of chocolate in …

Seaton Fire Slightly Wild & Mild Chai

I recently received some samples from Seaton Fire Chocolates – who proclaim themselves Australia’s Favourite Chilli Chocolate (as voted by their customers). I have to admit that the marketing tag line does put me off a bit; but it also intrigues …

Amano Truffles

Amazing hand made truffles from bean-to-bar chocolate maker Amano.

President’s Choice Belgian Chocolate Mousse Cups

Twice a year, the Loblaw chain of grocery stores (which I suppose would be the Canadian equivalent of Tesco’s) unleashes their newest creations onto the market under their own President’s Choice label. There’s normally all kinds of goodies, but the …

Cocoapod Christmas Tree Kit

This rather cute chocolate Christmas tree kit apparently came about by accident. Having designed the product, Cocoapod found it was impossible to post reliably without arriving in pieces, so opted to sell it as a “DIY kit”. Needless to say, I …

Matcha Chocolat Shards

These beautifully packaged shards of chocolate are something of a departure for Katie Christoffers’ Matcha Chocolat. Until recently she has concentrated on her (equally beautiful) tea-infused filled chocolates, so I was intrigued to see how she would approach these. There are …

Gorvett & Stone Rum & Raisin Truffles

Time for another little box of chocolates from Henley’s Gorvett & Stone. This time we have a box of twelve 40% milk chocolates with a rum and raisin ganache made from 70% dark chocolate. As with Gorvett & Stone’s other creations, …

Devnaa Signature Chocolates

Devnaa is a brother and sister partnership producing “Indian Inspired” chocolates and confectionery in the UK. As you can see first impressions are great, with beautiful brightly coloured packaging that immediately makes you want to open the box. The one …

Golden Road Crispeez

While browsing through the sale shelves at World Market, I spotted this box at the bottom with a $1.99 price tag and took it up, barely even looking at it. I don’t recall ever seeing these on the regular shelves, …

Hotel Chocolat Gingerbread Liquid Chocolate

This is part of Hotel Chocolat’s new winter range, and was one of many items in our goody bag at their Christmas launch event waaaaaay back in July. The idea of gingerbread hot chocolate sounds amazing to me. I’m a …

My Chocri

Chocri is a German company that lets you create custom chocolate bars. Choose from a white, milk or dark chocolate base, then add up to five toppings from a selection of over 100. Chocri’s web site claims that makes over …

Ben Tre Action Against Hunger Bars

A certain person who shall remain nameless has been teasing me with these Ben Tre bars for some time. With a series of emails and texts along the lines of “I bought you a Ben Tre bar to try” followed …

Thorntons Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies are a bit of a departure for Thorntons, but a very welcome one. I had a taste of these at their Christmas launch back in July and I’ve been looking forward to reviewing them. I finally got my hands …

Theo Creamy Milk Chocolate

They are still rare enough that American bean-to-bar chocolatiers already gain some automatic esteem from me. When I looked at one of these, Theo, in the past, I had further good things to say. This bar looks quite far from the …

Kshocolât Mini Strawberrettes

Since we last talked about Kshocolât, two things have happened; In February this year, the company went into administration (which doesn’t surprise me), then last month, a Welsh company bought their assets and brand (which surprises me a great deal). It …

Coco Bean Handmade Truffles

This box of handmade truffles was sent to us by Ruth at Coco Bean, a small Welsh chocolatier. They come in boxes of six or twelve, and you can choose which individual truffles you want when placing your order. As you …

Mitzi Blue Sternenmilch

Time for another of Josef Zotter’s offshoot ‘Mitzi Blue‘ products (I was going to say ‘bars’ but that would be wrong – this is a disc). This time we have the slightly scary sounding ‘Sternenmilch’ (UK consumers have the …

Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate

Marmite and chocolate. The perfect combination. At least it was when top chocolatier Paul A. Young created his Marmite Truffles a couple of years ago. And it was even better when he created an amazing Marmite XO bar last year. But now …

Meybona Organic Coconut Chocolate

Unfortunately there was a bit of an incident involving the outer wrapper of this Meybona mini bar which means I couldn’t photograph it. Luckily the rest of the bar was just fine, as you can see. Meybona isn’t terribly well …

Jeff de Bruges Gianduja Cornets

You might not guess it from the name, but Jeff de Bruges was started by a Frenchman called Phillipe. Personally, I think I would have gone for “Phillipe de Paris” as a name for my shops because “Jeff de …

Ritter Sport Selection Part 2

Taking a look at the first half of Ritter Sport bars I received, my views were favorable. The second half, however, I am not finding so enjoyable. Three of these bars contain nuts; two are dark chocolate. Working on the milk …

Plush Petals

We’ve talked about Plush’s beautiful fair trade chocolates before, and bumped into them at the recent Speciality & Fine Food Fair recently. They promised to send us some “handbags” as soon as they were ready, and here they are. There’s two …

Cowboy Chocolates

New Mexico being just next door, Santa Fe has become a biennial retreat for my family. In such an artistic community as it is, it follows that there are also a couple of good-quality chocolate shops in the area. Chocolate, …

Matcha Chocolat Lotus Selection

Another season is upon us, which means another collection of tea-based chocolates from Katie Christoffers’ Matcha Chocolat. The presentation is exactly the same as previous collections – the box hasn’t changed at all – only the contents have changed. Well… most …

Mr Simms Maldon Salt Caramel

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppes seem to be popping up everywhere at the moment. Simon recently found one in … and one has recently opened up near me in Brent Cross. While it’s difficult to find out many solid details behind …

Wander Ovomaltine

One thing I’ll say about being a Chocablogger – you get to find out some very interesting historical facts from time to time. Take Ovaltine, for instance. Did you know that it’s only called ‘Ovaltine’ in the English speaking world? …

Cocoa Mountain Selection

Based in north west Scotland, Cocoa Mountain describe themselves as the most remote chocolate company in the UK. Their amazing looking chocolate bar is apparently known for its hot chocolates, but despite our attempts to get them to post …

Ritter Sport Selection

The wonderful thing about getting sent samples to review is that you end up with things you might not otherwise have tried. Despite positive reviews on Chocablog, I never had much interest in Ritter Sport. The name doesn’t appeal to …

Lindt Carrés

I can’t recall ever having reviewed a box of Lindt chocolates before, which is remarkable considering the amount of their products we’ve collectively muched our way through here at Chocablog. Recently, I was in an airport somewhere in Europe (it may …

Tesco Finest Belgian Chocolate Tiffin Squares

Every once in a while, I like to pick up something random from the shelves of Tesco for lunch review purposes. Today I thought I’d sample some of their Finest range, so picked up these strangely packaged tiffin squares, which are …

Australian Homemade Dreamers selection

Some years ago, long before I started writing for Chocablog, I discovered Australian Homemade chocolates in a store in Amsterdam, of all places. I remembered them as being very pretty to look at (they were the first chocolates I’d …

Hotel Chocolat Summer Goody Bag

Time for another Hotel Chocolat goody bag! I do love these things, despite the fact that they come in a little handbag and are probably not aimed at me. I think there’s something exciting about ripping open a bag full …

Zotter Golden Cherries of Uzbekistan

This is the second of the handful of Zotter bars I picked up in Vienna, and possibly the most unusual in terms of title/flavour. A little research reveals that Uzbekistan is something of a fruit producing country, and the Golden …

Go*Do Organic Chocolate

This little lot was sent to us by Italian company Go*Do who will be launching in the UK in September. According to the company web site, they take their ethical responsibilities seriously, with the cocoa and cane sugar coming from “selected …

Hotel Chocolat 50% Island Growers Gianduja

Gianduja, for the uninitiated, is a mixture of chocolate and hazelnut paste. It’s sometimes sold in blocks (great for creating delicious desserts), used as a filling for individual chocolates, or as in this case, simply cut into small squares and …

Cadbury Raisin BrunchBar

I’m going to be honest with you. I won these in the tombola at East Finchley Festival. I didn’t buy them, and Cadbury certainly didn’t send us them. Because they never send us anything. I’m not really a breakfast bar kind …

Hotel Chocolat Super Boosters

Any chocolate that comes in a test tube must be good. If it’s made from cocoa nibs and has a Hotel Chocolat logo on it, then it should be awesome. The name and presentation are clearly designed to get you thinking …

Chocolate Cafe Milk Chocolate With Honeycomb

The second in a trio of bars from The Chocolate Cafe is this milk chocolate with honeycomb. It’s a 33.6% cocoa solids chocolate that describes itself as “premium” for some reason. I’m not convinced that’s a great way to describe chocolate, …

Butlers Honeycomb Crisp Milk Chocolate

Irish milk chocolate with honeycomb pieces.

The Chocolate Tree “Seeds” Milk Chocolate

Having recently written about this Edinburgh company and their excellent chilli chocolate, I was obviously keen to try another one of The Chocolate Tree’s bars. This time it was their milk chocolate bar with seeds. The bar …

Bellina Chocolate House, Cambridge

Whilst out and about on my travels a while ago, I tracked down the Bellina Chocolate House in Cambridge. Located in newer premises on Bridge Street (having moved from a small side street which is also home to a fantastic …

Sugah! Retro Bars

Now that all things old are new again, and there’s money to be made from nostalgia, it isn’t really a surprise that some smart people are trying to capitalize on that. The Sugah! Retro range of bars are an attempt …

Hotel Chocolat The Purist 50% Milk Island Growers

I happened to pass by one of Hotel Chocolat’s stores recently and decided to pop in for a look, since we’ve not been sent anything from them for a while. While Hotel Chocolat continue to bring out ever more outrageous, …

Nicky Grant Selection

There’s nothing I enjoy more than discovering a fresh chocolate maker that I haven’t come across before, so I was delighted when the postman tried (and failed) to squeeze this little box through my letterbox. Luckily the chocolates and the postman …

The Chocolate Tree Chilli Milk Chocolate

This week, I am in Edinburgh where a friend has tipped me off to the existence of The Chocolate Tree, a local place selling handcrafted certified organic chocolates. I grabbed a few of their interesting-looking bars to try. £5 …

Wonka Exceptionals Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Bar

“I’d like a bar of chocolate, please… whichever one’s the biggest.” Wise words, spoken by Mr. Charlie Bucket just moments before unearthing his Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory. The iconic Wonka bar itself can be difficult to track down (I …

Sugah! Nova Scotia Concoction

After I e-mailed the nice people at Sugah! my review of their Anise Almond Clusters, they sent an e-mail back threatening to, and I quote, “inundate me with chocolate”. And then a few weeks later, they did just that. A …

Matcha Chocolat Jade Selection

Tea chocolate is very much the in thing right now. I think the fact that Katie Christoffers, the brains behind Matcha Chocolat sent us this new collection in the same week as the Paul A. Young & Henrietta Lovell tea …

Damian Allsop Clouds

Damien Allsop is another Michelin standard Head Pastry Chef turned chocolatier, and he has taken an unusualk approach to many of his products, including the CH20colates Dom reviewed (and didn’t much care for). It isn’t very often that someone comes up …

Johan Bülow Lakrids ‘A’

Educated Chocablog readers will no doubt be aware that ‘Lakrids‘ is the Danish word for liquorice. I, however, am an uneducated twonk and had to look it up. So as you might have guessed, this little jar contains Danish liquorice. But …

Galler Blended Venezuela Papouasie 43%

Here we have the first of two bars I recently received from Galler. I’ve been accused of favouring Galler’s more exotic creations in the past (and I think I have) but this bar seems to have a promising lineage, being …

Duffy’s Star Of Peru 43%

Time for another bar from Duffy Sheardown – one of only two bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the UK. This time it’s a milk chocolate made with Peruvian beans. As with all the bars in the range, the packaging is simple – …

Cadbury Crunchie, Caramel & Turkish Biscuits

These new biscuits come in three varieties – Crunchie, Caramel and Turkish – and are made for Cadbury by Burton’s Foods who sent us these samples. Now I’m not the biggest fan of biscuits in the world, so I took …

Butlers Irish Cream Truffle

I picked this up in Ireland last week, mainly for the novelty value but also because it seemed like the most Irish chocolate I could find. Obviously ‘Irish Cream’ is a version of that very popular alcoholic beverage Bailey’s, and …

Godiva Spring Fruits

I have a bit of a history with Godiva. With their message of luxury inside golden boxes, they were a helping hand when I began to think of chocolate as beyond indulgence. But when I’ve had some of their chocolate …

Milka & Daim

Two of the world's favourite chocolate bars in one.

Suite 88 Les Truffes Artisanales

My recent trip to Montreal for a conference was also a good excuse for a guided tour of the city’s best chocolate shops, and one of the first stops of the day was to Suite 88 Chocolatier. The shop is …

Hotel Chocolat The Purist Madagascar Milk 52%

This milk chocolate bar packs a hefty 52% cocoa solids and is the sibling to the Purist 72% Dark Madagascar bar I reviewed recently. It features beans from the same Menavava plantation, extra vanilla and cocoa nibs. The format and packaging …

Lindt Essence Assorted Selection

I’ve been itching to try these since seeing them appear on our Supermarket shelves some time ago – a new (?) Lindt offering! Or at least – one I’d not come across before. The small bag contains filled chocolates; to quote …

Hotel Chocolat Just Desserts H-Box

This is just the kind of thing I love. A light, fruity summer selection box from Hotel Chocolat. This particular “H-Box” (I don’t know why they named a box of chocolates after a prison block) consists of 14 milk, dark …

Arnott’s Tim Tam Crush Double Choc Crunch

Both Kath and I have written before about the venerable Tim Tam, and the assortment of fiddles, fixes, and changes that Arnott’s have made over the years to their winning formula. Amongst the stable of Tim and his cousins, the Honeycomb …

Niko B Organic Chocolates Selection

Anthony Ferguson is an American chocolate maker who up until 2001 was working for Silicon Graphics in San Francisco. These days, he’s living in Hackney with his British wife and running a chocolate company named after his son Nikolas. I met …

Canadian Mars Bars

Being of a certain age, I remember when Mars Bars were gigantic. I mean seriously big. So big that getting to the end of one could have potentially bring upon a diabetic coma. And they only 10p too… To be honest, …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake

These Cadbury ‘Bars of Plenty’ have been around for a while now, so I thought it was about time I tried one. The basic concept is a Dairy Milk bar stuffed with as much other stuff as humanly possible. Presumably …

Lindt Grandeur 34% Hazelnuts

I don’t believe this is an entirely new Lindt product, but as I don’t remember seeing it before and as it features one of my favorite chocolate combinations, hazelnut, it had to come along home with me. Being milk chocolate, …

Madelaine Duets

The Madelaine Chocolate Company are most known for their seasonal chocolates. You may have seen their chocolate bunnies around for Easter. This April, they introduced a new line called Duets. These round chocolates chocolates are filled on one half with …

Galaxy Bubbles

It seems the folks at Mars UK have a bit of a thing for Galaxy at the moment. Not only have we just seen the relaunch of that 70s classic Galaxy Counters, but now it seems they want to steal …

Galler Bouchées Pralinées

More from the Galler stable, this time in the shape of a more orthodox selection of milk chocolate pralines. Inside the long, thin tin you’ll find these. Perhaps it has something to do with the order in which I came to …

James Caramel & Vanilla Discs

Time for another offering from James Chocolates, and this time we have some rather interesting looking caramel chocolate discs with vanilla and sea salt. The thing that intrigued me most though, was that ‘Great Taste Gold’ award logo on the package. …

Läderach Grapefruit & Lemongrass

Here we have another offering from Läderach, a company whose products I found in abundance at Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport. This particular bar offered me another take on grapefruit (my previous experience being grapefruit and chilli) paired with lemongrass – something …

William Curley Cinnamon Milk Chocolate

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 …

Rabot Estate Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs

These cacao nibs were nabbed from the opening of the Rabot Estate shop in Borough Market, and as you can see, come in two varieties – milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Nibs, if you don’t already know, are simply the unprocessed …

Beschle Grand Cru Montélimar

Time for another bar from Swiss chocolate maker Beschle. Previously, Simon enjoyed their dark chocolate with Fleur de Sel and pisatachio, but this time I have something that sounds more traditionally Swiss – a milk chocolate with small pieces of …

Artisan du Chocolat Ginger & Lemongrass Milk Chocolate

Back in October, Simon reviewed Artisan du Chocolat’s Mole Poblano, a sibling to this bar. Like the Mole bar, this Ginger & Lemongrass one has some notes from Artisan’s Gerard Coleman on the back of the box: “According to traditional Chinese …

Trader Joe’s Classic Milk and Dark Chocolates

These two bars from Trader Joe’s don’t make any claims to gourmet or out-of-the-ordinary. Named “Classic,” priced at sixty-seven cents each, and molded into thin bars, they’re obviously not intended to be spectacular feats. The funny thing about them, which I …

Ooh La La Chocolaterie Spring Collection

It’s been a while since I looked at anything from Ooh La La, so I decided to pick up a box with ‘one of everything’ from their Spring Collection when I saw them at the recent London Chocolate Festival. There are …

Damian Allsop CH20colates

I picked this box up at the London Chocolate Festival, and although I quickly lost track of how much I was spending, Damian Allsop’s web site tells me they’re £13.50 for this box of 12 chocolates. Or roughly £1.13 per …

Ashleys Turkish Delight Thins

As I was passing through my local Foodland the other day, these caught my eye. Partly because I saw my own name (admittedly, with the alternate spelling, but nevertheless) – and partly because of the magic words: “Turkish Delight”. I haven’t …

Lindt Fioretto

I hope I haven’t taken long enough getting to this bag that the “New” sticker is wholly meaningless; I promise they were new (to the U.S., that is) when I bought them. And the best before date is still for …

The Big Yum Chocolate Swerves

I first tried The Big Yum’s chocolatey offerings back in 2008, and frankly didn’t think enough of them to write anything. At the time, they sent me some samples and lots of brightly coloured, highly polished marketing material, but the …

Gut Springenheide Real Eggshell

In the aisles of holiday goods, this Easter egg caught my eye — hazelnut truffle in a real eggshell? That’s a new one for me. It was three or four dollars, but looked very pretty, so I had to try …

Galaxy Counters

Galaxy Counters – a blast from the past, reincarnated in sexy new packaging. Well, I say ‘sexy’. It’s really just a plastic pouch, but it’s a step up from what we used to have in the seventies. Clearly they were aimed …

Hotlix Chocolate Covered Insects

“Cricket anyone?” would normally result in my explaining that standing in front of three sticks of wood while someone hurls a lump of leather-wrapped cork at me isn’t really my thing but, as you may have guessed, the cricket in …

Galler Mini Eggs

I was a little surprised when this arrived – no trademark Galler orange packaging for these eggs, just a simple sellophane bag tied with a neat little ribbon. At a shade under £5 for nine eggs (that’s a little over 50p …

Artisan du Chocolat Creme de la Creme Egg

I picked this little egg up from Artisan du Chocolat’s stall at the London Chocolate Festival on Friday – a freebie for remembering their ‘magic word of the day’. They come in milk and dark chocolate varieties. This is the milk …

Rococo Chocolates Quail Eggs

Two days ago I bought a house. As you can see, it’s not a very big house, but with London property prices the way they are, it’s all I could afford. The house in question was purchased at the London …

Gourmet Provisions Hazelnut and Chocolate Soft Nougat

I was in my local Foodland a few days back, and saw Nougat. Being something of a sucker for a nice Nougat, I just had to pick one up to see what it was like. I have to confess mixed feelings …

The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company

I can’t say the words “gourmet”, “chocolate” and “pizza” are words I would consider using to describe a product, but as you can see, that’s apparently what lurks inside this nine inch pizza box. I have to say, I wasn’t …

Asda Extra Special Easter Egg

Ah, Asda. Part of the world’s largest public company and purveyor of fine chocolates… perhaps. We’ve never actually reviewed anything from Asda – partly perhaps because they’re not known for their chocolate, but primarily because nobody at Chocablog lives anywhere …

Berry Scrumptious Chocolate Covered Strawberries

It’s not every day that you get sent fresh, chocolate covered strawberries from Scotland. But so far this week, it’s happened to me twice. When Royal Mail Special Delivery failed to deliver next day, Claire at Berry Scrumptious insisted on sending …

Matcha Chocolat Emperor’s Selection

It’s funny how you hear about new chocolatiers sometimes. Matcha were recommended to me twice in the space of the week, and just a few days later they got in touch via Twitter offering to send samples. Matcha is based in …

Letterbox Chocolates

Reviewing chocolate all day is of course, a fantastic job. But it does have its down sides. One of the biggest is that I can never leave the house because I’m always expecting a chocolate delivery and someone has to …

Q.bel Selection

Despite having been around since just last year, Q.bel already has a healthy range of seven products, in the form of wafer bars and wafer rolls. The backstory? After having natural foods at home, their son came home from school …

Lindt Mini Eggs

Easter is nearly upon us, and the first item to catch my eye on the shelves of my local Tesco was this little packet of mini eggs from Lindt. Once again, I fear I may have been led by pretty …

Porta Waldfrucht

Every so often when chocolate shopping, I go nuts. I just get caught up in the moment and pick up all kinds of bars that I wouldn’t normally try but for some reason I convince myself that it would be …

Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

For Chocablog’s 4th birthday, I decided to buy an off-the-shelf chocolate cake, simply because it’s not the kind of thing we normally look at. Us Chocabloggers tend to work alone most of the time, so it’s difficult to justify shelling …

Cadbury Mighty Perky Nana

A bizarrely named banana flavoured milk chocolate confection.

Sweet Signatures Toffee Pecan Clusters

I may be getting spoiled by all the toffee I’ve been trying lately — I don’t consider getting spoiled by the chocolate because, after all, a necessity can’t spoil you. This box of Toffee Pecan Clusters came to me from …

Nestlé KitKat Cookies + Chocolate Biscuit

The main reason I picked this particular variety of KitKat up from CyberCandy while ignoring such varieties as “Sweet Potato Flavor” was that it had a picture of the bar on the box, and it was quite definitely milk chocolate …

Nestlé KitKat Ohagi

It had to happen (mainly because I’ve been sitting on my own stash of KitKats for over a week). This is my first proper Japanese Kit Kat review (having shared duties with Dom on the Ito En Vegatable KitKat) and …

Morinaga Koeda

Koeda is Japanese for twigs, and as you can see from the box, these are little knobbly twigs of milk chocolate. Inside each box are twelve individual packets, each containing four ‘twigs’ in a variety of flavours. In typical Japanese style, …

Meiji Takenoko No Sato

A companion product to ‘Kinoko No Yama‘ (Mountain of mushrooms) (can there be more?) here we have a Village of Bamboo Shoots, which in itself is enough for it to win my affections. Can you imagine a British or American …

Nestlé KitKat Little With Chilli

It’s Japan week on Chocablog! Why? Because we said so! Also, because the lovely people at J-List sent us a big box of chocolatey fun from Japan.. and because Simon has been acquiring more goodies from his growing circle of Japanese …

Kellogg’s Fibre Plus

The other day, this pretty little gold box arrived in the mail. No explanation, no branding, no covering letter. Just a gold box with a label saying “Try Me”. Now, being the kind of person that will always eat unidentified …

Vivani Praliné

I’m having one of those days. Trying to write software that runs on different versions of Windows – and I’ve hit a stumbling block in Vista. As it seems, one does. The Chinese curse applies doubly so to Windows Vista: …

Galler La Boite Ronde

This box, perhaps a more traditional offering for Valentines Day than a giant heart, comes from Galler. La Boite Ronde (The Round Box) is home to a wide variety of shapes and flavours, with a menu covering over forty items, …

Ferrara Milk Chocolate Strawberry Ball

I must not be a Valentine’s Day person; I very nearly didn’t get to any chocolates for the holiday this year. Then when I finally pick something up, it is nothing comparable to the all-out Hotel Chocolat offerings that have …

Chococo Milk Chocolate Honeycombe Heart

Our second Valentines offering from Chococo this year falls squarely into the “almost too pretty to eat” category. With the emphasis on “almost”, of course. A 225g solid milk chocolate heart, studded with chunks of honeycombe and dusted with edible …

Laura Secord Sex And The City Collection

I thought I should get into Valentine’s Day mode to see what the local stores had to offer for amorous Canadians. The majority of it was the usual stuff, just repackaged into heart-shaped boxes, but something did catch my eye …

Chococo Love Box

I love Chococo. They manage to strike the perfect balance between ‘hand made’ and ‘luxury gift’, and this attractive little box is the perfect illustration of that. This is their medium sized ‘Love Box’ (stop giggling at the back!) which …

Butlers Butterscotch Milk Chocolate

32% milk chocolate with butterscotch pieces.

Galler ‘Les Minis’

Another in the seemingly endless parade of Galler chocolates, these minis are a step up from the previously reviewed Bouchée bars in terms of taste. Here we have that perfect little treat to go with your morning coffee, or possibly …

Hotel Chocolat Gorgeous Heart – Fruity Affair

“Gorgeous Heart – Fruity Affair” is a silly name for a silly chocolate. Brilliantly silly, that is. A successor to last year’s ‘Heart Strings‘, this giant 650 gram heart comes in very similar packaging, laced up down the middle and …

Ballantyne Exotics Luscious Berries

We found this rather generous 300 gram box of goodies some time ago, and it has been sitting in The Stash ever since, waiting for an opportunity. Trouble is, The Stash is growing, and causing household friction: “Use up some …

Baker’s Select Romany Creams Balls

Guest Chocablogger Nastash Faria returns with some more South African treats… Baker’s is a company that was established in 1881 in South Africa. When South Africans think biscuits, we think Bakers. A favourite of mine are the Baker’s Romany Creams, so …

Discover Singapore Nut & Rice Crisps

Another pressie from the travelling friends, this box purports to contain a flavour of Singapore by way of these curious little ‘cakes’ of milk chocolate which also contain roasted macadamias and crisped rice. There are eighteen pieces in total, each one …

Soma Chocolatemaker Exploration Box

Back in 2008, I was given a bar of chocolate from Toronto’s Soma Chocolatemaker as a birthday gift. I didn’t really know too much about them, but the bar – their Dark Fire 66% – sounded interesting with its promised …

Chocolate Heart Face-Off: Hotel Chocolat vs Thorntons

This year, Hotel Chocolat and Thorntons sent us similarly sized boxes of chocolate hearts, so rather than do two reviews, I thought it would be fun to put them head to head and see who comes out on top – …

Goldkenn Grand Marnier

I found this bar in my local Budgens supermarket (yes, I’m that posh), nestled in with the usual Nestlé and Cadbury suspects. We’ve never reviewed anything from Goldkenn, so obviously this had to go straight into my basket. Goldkenn are a …

Thorntons Lovebirds

Well Christmas is over and done with, and the next vaguely-chocolatey-holiday is just around the corner. Yes, handily squeezed in just before Easter comes St Valentine’s day. This 170g offering from Thorntons is, frankly, part of their old school ‘cheap and …

West Cornwall Pasty Company Chocolate Pasty

UK readers will no doubt have seen the West Cornwall Pasty Company concessions stands on numerous stations and high streets throughout the land. I was in Fulham just before Christmas, and happened to fancy a (proper, hot) pasty, so I …

Valrhona Equinoxe

Coming in for the third and final part to my Valrhona goodies is Equinoxe, a range of chocolate-covered nuts and such. Being Valrhona, the packaging isn’t cheap or dull. There are three short cylinders, holding milk chocolate figs, dark chocolate …

Galler Bouchée Bars

As far as I can work out, these are being marketed as one of those little self indulgent treats for grownups, or as a lunchbox filler for kids, and before anyone asks, ‘Croc’ does not mean that I’ve been eating …

Thorntons Praline Melts

According to the press release that came with these, today – January 18th – is the most depressing day of the year. And that, apparently, is why Thorntons are giving away a million of them to people like you. Yes, …

Bernard Callebaut Selection

Bernard Callebaut is one of the best known chocolatiers in Canada. Based in Calgary, he’s been working out in Alberta since the early ‘80s and has built up an impressive reputation for himself over the years. The name might look …

Cadbury Caramel Nibbles

Another new offering from Cadbury here – part of their “Bags Of Stuff That Are Way Too Big For One Person But Like That’s Going To Stop Me Trying” range, I think. This 175g bag contains a large number of Dairy …

Café König Spanish Pine Nut Bar

One thing I will say about Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport is that the shops have a pretty good selection of chocolate to choose from, and my eye was drawn to a couple of bars made by König. Why Spanish Pine …

Milk Chocolate Monster Puffs

Last year I reviewed a very similar cereal bar to this – Kellog’s Totally Chocolatey Rice Krispie Squares. I gave them a pretty good review – and not just because Kellog’s sent me a free chocolate fountain. Sugar Puffs, if you …

Valrhona Les Grands Crus

Here is the second out of three installments of Valrhona offererings from my generous package. The entire Grands Crus range, minus the already-reviewed Jivara, is here. Sometimes it’s just so difficult being a Chocablogger… I like that Valrhona doesn’t stick to …

Guinness Milk Chocolate Truffle

So, we’re back with another 45g bar of chocolate flavoured with Guinness. This time it’s a milk chocolate with a “truffle” filling. The format of the bar is exactly the same as the dark chocolate caramel version, and it contains …

Nestlé Milo Bar (South Africa)

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria is back with a look at the South African version of Nestlé’s Milo Bar. I understand that Milo is sold pretty much everywhere except Europe, but as far as I know, South Africa’s Milo bar is different …

Elite Biscuit Chocolate Bar

This review is coming at you from Tel Aviv, where I am currently wintering. As my family have been showering me with gifts of chocolate, some old favourites, as well as well as others that are new to me, there …

Thorntons Lightly Salted Pistachio

I first tried a ‘pre-production’ version this bar back at the Chocolate Unwrapped show in October, and I’m really glad to see it’s now available in the shops. It’s another square block of solid chocolate, and as you can see …

Ghirardelli Pecan Pie Squares

Last year, I looked at Ghirardelli’s seasonal Peppermint Bark; this year, I went for the bag of Chocolate Pecan Pie squares. While I wasn’t too impressed by the mostly white chocolate Bark, the Pecan Pie is wonderful. Pecan Pie isn’t so …

Chocoholly Orange & Almond Milk Chocolate

Just look at that. Have you ever seen so much ‘stuff’ crowded onto a single chocolate bar? I think the closest I’ve seen was Cocoa Tree’s Organic Ginger bar I reviewed last year. No ginger here though. This is big …

Splendid Milk Chocolate With Eggnog

Eggnog chocolate. I’ve never personally come across it, so I was rather intrigued by the idea. It’s a weird drink that I’ve grown fond of. I let my curiosity win out over an unsatisfying look at the ingredients list. The …

Menz Turkish Delight

I have written and raved before about Menz Fruchocs– an institution as well as an addiction. News! The have an on-line shop, so desperate South Oz expats can get their fix – for a no-doubt suitable shipping fee. But even …

Darrell Lea Rocklea Road

I was very pleased to have a visit from some friends who had recently been to Australia and Singapore, and they were kind enough to source me a few items for us to try together after dinner. From Australia, this …

Waitrose Chocolate Caramels

Another Christmassy offering from Waitrose here – a sibling to the rather yummy truffle boules I reviewed recently. This 100g box is the same size and shape as its sibling, but somehow not quite as pretty. The same goes for the …

Terry’s Volcanic Popping Candy Chocolate Orange

We’ve had a few incidences of exploding chocolate recently. What with Gorvett & Stone’s Exploding Frogs and Galler’s Volcaniques, we seem to have been experiencing a fair bit of fizz and pop. No surprises then that Terry’s have come up …

Cadbury Clusters

From the same stable as Cadbury Raisins comes another totally-un-resealable bag of vaguely disturbing looking stuff. This time we have chocolated coated raisins (original, huh?) with the addition of corn flakes and smushed into ‘clusters’. Like their raisin-only counterparts, these …

Sainsbury’s So Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate

This 100g bar of 35% cocoa milk chocolate is obviously aimed squarely at the would-be buyer of slightly more expensive Swiss milk chocolate, but obviously the main difference here is that all of the ingredients that can be organic and …

Hotel Chocolat Best Dressed Reindeer

I’m not sure why clothes are important to a reindeer. Neither am I sure how wearing nothing but a pink scarf qualifies someone as ‘best dressed’. But in the world of Hotel Chocolat, pretty much anything is possible. According to the …

Geldhof Handmade Chocolate Selection

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria is back with a selection from South Africa… Geldhof Chocolatiers are pretty much a mainstay of South African luxury chocolates. They stock a large variety – truffles, ganaches, chocolate bars, chocolate novelties (such as shot glasses and …

ChocolaTas Assortment

The cleverly-named ChocolaTas is the company belonging to Wim Tas. He learned his craft in Belgium before emigrating to Canada back in 2002, setting up his workshop in Abbotsford, BC although these days they also have a store in Vancouver. …

Cadbury Raisins

I’ve always had a soft spot for chocolate coated raisins, but I don’t think I’ve seen a bag as big as this before. 200g in a supposedly resealable bag that doesn’t actually work and forces you to eat them all …

Meiji Choco Bananas

More brightly coloured chocolate fun from Japan – this time in the shape of miniature chocolate bananas from Meiji. Inside the box are a multitude of tiny chocolates with a banana flavoured sugar shell. Now I have always had a problem …

Chocolate Cellar Tiffin Biscuits

This little bag of goodies turned up on my doorstep the other day with no details and no explanation. Needless to say, I felt it my duty to give them a good home, and with a little bit of research, …

Rogers Canadian Art Collection

Please welcome Chocablog’s new Canadian correspondent Michael Edwards with his first official post from Canadaland…. Considering that Rogers Chocolates have been making chocolates for more than 100 years, they have a considerable roster to choose from. Most of their standard collections …

Hotel Chocolat Sparkling Stars Pralines

This praline selection from Hotel Chocolat apparently has a Christmas theme to it. I’m not convinced the three snowflakes and two sprigs of holly on the box add up to the most festive theme in the world, but someone in …

Heritage Chocolate Medals

According to their web site, Heritage Chocolate is the sister company of Tower Mint – London’s only working mint, which produces all kinds of commemorative coins and medals – including the currency used on Gibraltar. Hertiage Chocolate coins however, are foil …

Nestlé Butterfinger vs Reese’s Crispy Crunchy

And I’m back with yet another Reese’s offering, this time it’s “milk chocolate, peanut butter, crispy peanut butter candy and peanuts.” It sounded something like a Butterfinger, so I decided to do a side-by-side comparison. Butterfingers usually aren’t my favorite choice …

Gü Naughties Rocky Road

I’ve been eating Gü products of one sort or another for a while, but for some reason it hasn’t occurred to me to write anything about them until now. Dom wasn’t too pleased with his Gü chocolate experience, but I’ve …

ION Milk Chocolate With Almonds

It’s been a while since I reviewed any Greek chocolate, so I thought I’d delve into my chocolate stash and find one of the bars sent to us by reader George Loumakis. According to George, this bar is “an absolute classic …

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates

Derry Church Artisan Chocolates has an interesting history. Pastry chef and chocolatier Eric Cayton grew up around Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he grew to admire none other than Milton S. Hershey’s work. He eventually started the Derry Church company to fulfill …

Cocoapod Selection

Cocoapod is a sweet company best known for their “Build A Bar” personalised chocolates. They sell more than just chocolate though, and the review package they sent me contained an advent calendar with (mainly non-chocolate) sweets and a big bag …

Chocoholly Organic Milk Chocolate With Cardamom

Another one of Holly Caulfield’s handmade, organic chocolate bars, this time infused with cardamom – one of my favourite spices. This is a 37% cocoa milk chocolate bar, made using organic ingredients and is of a similar high standard to Holly’s …

Cadbury Snow Bites

The Halloween costumes are gone and the supermarket shelves have been filled with brightly coloured tat, which can only mean one thing. Christmas is right around the corner! This little bag was seen hiding in the “Edible Brightly Coloured Tat” aisle …

Tesco Turkish Delight Thins

Here we have the offspring of a sticky liaison between the Tesco Turkish Delight Bar I reviewed back in June and a box of After Eight mints. This isn’t going to be pretty. As far as I can tell, this is …

Original Beans Selection

To make sure that I have a fair look at the Original Beans Cru Virunga, I’ve been sent a second bar, along with the two other bars in the Original Beans range. Tearing open the new Cru Virunga, I was …

Green & Black’s Creamy Milk

Green & Black’s have been pushing this bar quite hard lately. Oddly, there seems to be a lot of large ads for it in London Underground stations at the moment, proclaiming that it’s a creamier and lighter than their standard …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Crème Caramel

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria from South Africa is back with a local Dairy Milk variation… According to this wrapper, this is “Local ‘n Lekker” (collective cringe from English majors worldwide). “Lekker” is an Afrikaans word that means nice, good, great, cool …

Ghirardelli Halloween Milk Chocolate with Caramel

I really wish someone would make a seasonal pumpkin chocolate. That one would be sure to catch my attention. But as eating these caramel squares is my sole Halloween act this year, I’d say Ghirardelli’s redress of a daily product …

Thorntons Metropolitan

Chocablog continues to have it’s finger on the pulse with a review of Thorntons’ new Metropolitan Box, launched today. After Dom’s lukewarm review of the Milan and Paris boxes, I approached these chocolates with a little trepidation. Opening the box and …

Meiji Kinoko No Yama

Which translates as ‘mountain of mushrooms’, so no prizes for guessing that inside the box were numerous chocolate and something (biscuit? Cake?) mushrooms. Upon opening the box I discover that there’s an inner foil bag to keep the contents fresh. From …

Chocoholly Organic Milk Chocolate Fish With Geranium

Another offering from artist-turned-chocolate maker Holly Caulfield, these chocolate fish actually taste like flowers – geraniums to be precise. Having had both good and merely reasonable geranium flavoured chocolate before, I was interested to see what these fish shaped chocolates …

James Handmade Chocolate Piglets

I’ve only encountered James Chocolates once before – when their Hot & Spicy Ginger & Chilli Chocs went down rather well with my friends. Like those, I found these cute little (tiny) piglets in John Lewis. As you’d expect from – …

Naturally Good D’Lush Double Choc Biscuits

Strangely enough, chocolate biscuits are a bit of a weakness of mine. Finding something new was a bit a treat. I found these chocky bikkies in my local supermarket a week or so ago and they have been calling, tempting …

Hotel Chocolat Undiscovered St Lucia 42% Milk Chocolate

Hotel Chocolat have created a range of chocolates using cocoa from their own Rabot Estate on St. Lucia, and I have been fortunate enough to have received a box of assorted bars and pralines to sample. As mentioned in my interview …

Galler Les Terriennes

This is the final ‘chapter’ in Galler’s ‘Elements’ range, and this selection reflects Earth flavours. Having experienced the flavours of the sea with Les Marines, floral flavours to reflect Air, and fiery, peppery chocolates for Fire, I was very much …

Galler Les Volcaniques

The third in Galler’s Elements series, Les Volcaniques promises fire, smoke and passion enrobed in fine Belgian chocolate. With names like Magma and Eruption and ingredients as firey as Espelette and Sichuan Peppers I had fairly good idea of what …

The Chocolate Cellar Chilli Selection

We have actually reviewed one of these bars before. I gave the dark chocolate with rose and chilli a very favourable review back at the start of 2008. The Chocolate Cellar are participants in Chocolate Week this year and sent us …

Hotel Chocolat Yummy Bones

It may be Chocolate Week, but let’s not forget that other important festival of chocolate – Halloween – is also approaching fast. With that in mind, Hotel Chocolat sent me this rather gruesome skull. (At least I think it’s just …

Divine Butterscotch Milk Chocolate

Long term Chocablog readers may remember a bit of a kerfuffle involving Divine last year. In the spirit of Chocolate Week, we have decided to put the past behind us and feature some of their exciting new Fair Trade bars. …

Thorntons Hazelnut & Raisin

Another Thornton’s block has arrived on my doorstep. Sometimes I think these things are breeding and attempting to take over the world, the range is so big. This one is a 32% Madagascan milk chocolate with hazelnut & raisin in a …

Chococo Selection

We first encountered Chococo’s husband and wife team Andy and Claire Burnett at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, and were lucky enough to be able to snag a mall selection of their chocolates at Chocolate Unwrapped on Sunday. Chococo are based …

Hotel Chocolat Milk Chocolate Mini Slab

This slender little slab was part of the goodies Dom & I were given at the Chocolate Week / Mexican Tourist Board Event. The rear appears to be sealed with wax (which it isn’t, but it’s an interesting touch). Now, whether …

Thorntons Continental Paris Collection

Last year when we wrote about the future of Thorntons and spoke to their head chocolatier Keith Hurdman, we talked about how careful the company has to be when introducing new ranges that they don’t alienate their traditional customer. Since …

Galler Les Florales

Having been thoroughly impressed with Galler’s ‘Les Marines‘ box of salted and seaweedy chocolates, I find myself deemed worthy of a chance to sample the entire range (including one which is only just available this month). Les Florales was Jean Galler’s …

Gorvett & Stone Handmade Exploding Frog

This sweet little creature from Henley-on-Thames based chocolatier Gorvett & Stone has a secret. Those green spots on his back should be a warning… bite into him, and he explodes. Literally. You see, mixed in with the smooth and creamy 38% …

Signature Harvest Truffle Collection

While I was at World Market this week, I spotted a pile of these boxes in the fall display. Plain, red-ribboned boxes by “Signature Chocolates by Rena – A Division of Chocolates a la Carte.” Sounded kind of iffy, but …

Montezuma’s Chilli & Lime Milk Chocolate

In keeping with my current philosophy of buying any and all chocolate in brightly coloured packaging, I picked this bar up in Waitrose, attracted by the bright green logo on the front. Long time Chocablog readers may remember we’ve looked at …

Reese’s Whipps

As long as I was trying so many peanut butter chocolates, I thought it was high time I got to a Reese’s Whipps. Especially since they’re not even marked as new anymore. Has it really been that long since they …

Elite “Cow” Milk Chocolate With Popping Candy

First, an apology; although this chocolate bar is available in Jewish shops in the UK, my one came from Israel, which accounts for its somewhat sorry state in the picture. Still, while the packaging suffered somewhat, the chocolate itself survived …

Chocolateque Assortment

This selection of chocolates was sent over from Belgium for tasting courtesy of a young web entrepeneur called Thomas who has secured an exclusive web sales deal with a Belgian chocolatier by the name of Frederic Blondeel. As Thomas said in …

Maramor Premium Milk & Dark Chocolate With Probiotics

As Dom recently pointed out, chocolates that promote health benefits more than anything else are often just digging for selling points. Too often, their stand-alone quality is lacking. So though I love getting chocolate in the mail, I started going …

Beacon Caramel Biscotti

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria from South Africa looks at a local offering… Beacon has never really been top of my list when trawling the chocolate aisle, but my lover brought this home for me because of this very blog. How can …

Bahlsen Oblong Jaffa Cakes

Sacrilege! * end of review * Oh. You want more? Ok then. These imitation Jaffa Cakes come to us from Germany’s Bahlsen via a slightly annoying viral marketing campaign. They are just like real Jaffa Cakes, but with a higher level of …

Albert Heijn Excellent Swiss Milk Chocolate With Honey Waffle

(Or Albert Heijn Excellent Zwitserse Melkchocolade met Stroopwafelsmaak in original Dutch!) My mom got this chocolate as a present and passed it onto me. A bit of research told me that Albert Heijn is a dutch supermarket and I do believe …

KitKat Chunky Caramel

Way back in the mists of time (July 2006 to be precise), I reviewed KitKat Chunky Peanut Butter and found it to be one of the most awful chocolate bars I’d ever tasted. Judging by the comments on that particular …

Sainsbury’s Velvety Truffle

Like all supermarket chains, Sainsburys has a variety of own branded bars and boxes to tempt the average chocolate consumer away from their ‘usual’ choc of choice (presumably Cadbury or Nestlé) and at 75p a bar (if you buy two) …

Cadbury Wispa Gold

Wispa milk chocolate with caramel

Charbonnel et Walker Milk Chocolate & Banoffee Truffles

One of the perks of this job is that occasionally the postman will show up with “breakfast” – a delivery of chocolate samples. Today was one of those days and the breakfast in question consisted of two boxes of eight …

Klaus ‘Poire William’

Here’s something of an oddity – French Chocolate with a German name containing Williams Pear Liqueur. Pear and chocolate is less of an oddity than it used to be, and that’s mainly due to European offerings like this one. I’m …

ION Derby

As you may have guessed, this is another Greek curiosity from Chocablog reader George Loumakis. This one’s definitely more of a “candy bar” than the ION with Chios Mastiha I reviewed previously. George notes that it has some historical value as …

Menz Choccy Crows

When it comes to football and sponsorship, I suppose anything goes. Even chocolate is not immune. When it comes to football and me, I couldn’t care less. A bunch of big burly blokes running around assaulting each other for a couple …

M&Ms Orange

M&Ms always keep me on my toes. No, not because I’m overly sugared up and high as a kite on cocoa, but because they like to release new flavours with very little fanfare: normally they’re only spotted when one …

Thorntons Mini Brownies

Since the rest of the Chocablog team seem to be in a cakey/biscuity mood, I thought I’d join in and review these tempting little morsels from our old friends Thorntons. When I picked them up there was an introductory offer …

Vault

Safeway supermarkets (aka Woolworths in Australian states other than Victoria) have introduced a brand of ‘fun sized’ chocolates in several varieties that are shameless copies of big sellers and are considerably cheaper than the similar-sized bags produced by Cadbury and …

Hotel Chocolat Fruit & Nuts Milk Slab

Slab time again! This 500g beauty from Hotel Chocolat is made with 40% cocoa solids milk chocolate, hazelnuts (8%), sultanas (5%) and cranberries (2%). That may not seem like a lot of fruit and nuts, but hazelnuts and cranberries don’t actually …

Arnott’s Honeycomb Tim Tam Crush

I was unchained today and allowed into the supermarket. So I came home with chocolatey goodies, as one does. Amongst my haul was the Tim Tam Crush, something I saw in passing. I bought it on a whim; after all the …

Whittaker’s Creamy Milk Caramel

It seems as though someone in New Zealand has been listening to our pleas because Whittaker’s seem to be slowly-but-surely releasing a few more flavours in their blocks here in Australia that had previously just been enjoyed by fortunate Kiwis …

El Rey Caoba

This bright golden-clad milk chocolate is made by the Venezuelan company El Rey, or “The King.” Though I’m sure everyone would love their chocolate to be king, the name also refers to the origin of the cacao, unsurprisingly in Venezuela. …

Hotel Chocolat Sleekster Milk Oblivion

It’s been a while since we reviewed any Hotel Chocolat offerings, and I can’t even remember the last time I reviewed a proper box of chocolates from them. But this large (390g) box turned up on my doorstep last week …

Vivani Crisper and Espresso Biscotti Bars

Vivani is an Italian-sounding brand name for a German chocolate manufacturer and I found two bars lurking in my local corner store and was keen to try them. Their very informative website has as an English-language film clip that states that …

Ooh La La Chocolaterie Selection

According to the 574 pages of PR bumf that came with these six chocolates, “Ooh La La Chocolaterie was founded in 2007 by professional chocolatier, Antonia Corp.” Which is nice. But unfortunately, after having spent several hours reading through reams of …

Tago Bartek

Have I reached the end of my quest? The hunt for a good chocolate wafer biscuit… Thus far the search has been far and wide, and pretty much disappointing. So the other day when I found Tago Bartek, I though it …

Green & Black’s Sultana & Cinnamon Crunch Biscuits

Over the past year or so, Cadbury seem to have spent most of their time sticking Green & Black’s logos on just about everything they can find. A quick glance at their online store will give you some idea of …

Cadbury Bubbly

No, it’s not champagne, but Cadbury’s very cheeky and blatant copy of Nestlé’s classic Aero bar. Why Nestlé didn’t register names such as the obvious ‘Bubbly’ to protect their product is beyond me, but it’s taken Cadbury many years to either …

Lindt Classic Raisin & Nuts

A box with chocolate inside is a wonderful thing to find at your door when you get up in the morning, even if it’s already expected. In my excitement, I had to get the photo shoot done and try some …

Galaxy Cookie Crumble

It’s been a while since I’ve had any Galaxy, so I thought I’d give this one a go. If you don’t know Galaxy, it’s a smooth, sweet, creamy milk chocolate sold by Mars in Europe and roughly equivalent to Dove …

Ressana Raspberry

Another visit to my local butcher means it’s time for more strange foreign imported chocolatey goodness. Or so I thought. Today’s pick of the crop is “Original Biscuit Ressana Raspberry”, which the box proudly proclaims to be a biscuit with Fruit …

Marks & Spencer Chocolate Caramel & Biscuit Bar

You guessed it – it’s Fake Twix Time! Just like Marks & Spencer’s Fake Mars Bar and Fake Bounty, this bar looks exactly like the Mars original. Inside the rather dreary plastic wrapper are two biscuit fingers, topped with caramel and …

Thorntons Venezuela

Here we have yet another prize winning block from Thorntons. This Venezuelan cocoa slab earned a Bronze award from the AOC this year. It’s made from Criollo beans, which are used in less than 5% of the world’s chocolate (according …

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz

Another little treasure from Premier Food and Beverages is this packet of German biscuits that Rainer tells me “Are like Germany’s version of Tim Tams – they’ve very popular.” Now I’ve already tried and enjoyed the Waffeletten from Bahlsen before, but …

Marks & Spencer Milk Chocolate Coconut Bar

It’s time for more M&S fakery, and this time it’s the humble Bounty that’s the target. Just like the Fake Mars Bar, this looks just like the bar its pretending to be. There’s no attempt to make it look even slightly …

Kshocolât Mini Cube Gift Set

After this set made its way home with me, I realized it had a familiar name, being none other than the trice-reviewed, twice-accused brand. That was enough to make me a little edgy as I started opening the black boxes. The …

Newman’s Nutty Caramel Treat

This looks like it’s fairly new – a companion bar to the delicious Newman’s Ginger Treat and Peppermint Treats reviewed earlier and enjoyed many times since. And yes, I bought two so that the taste test is thorough, no …

Marks & Spencer Caramel Chocolate Bar

This, as you may have guessed, is an M&S Mars Bar. A 100% Made-In-Germany fake. I know it’s not just a coincidence that it looks a bit like a Mars Bar because they also do a Fake Twix, Fake Bounty …

Momami Creation

Another treasure from Rainer and Oliver of Premier Food and Beverages is the pan-poured Momami Creation ‘Frisch geschopfte confiserie chocolade.’ My understanding is that it is milk chocolate with cranberries. Rainer reckons that hand-poured chocolate might take a while before …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate with Tonka Bean

Another of the ever-expanding range of Thorntons slabs, this one is 38% cocoa milk chocolate infused with Tonka Bean. In case you didn’t know, Tonka Bean isn’t something that was used to make tough toys for tough kids back …

EZA Mascao Cappuccino

Here we are again, the great Coffee/Chocolate debate rears its ugly head once again. An often used but seldom-perfected combination, coffee and chocolate seems to be one of the really tough flavour pairings. Bought in Vienna, this bar has excellent …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Strawberry

As I mentioned last week, Thorntons recently sent us some of their latest blocks to review, and this little pink box contains one of those very blocks – a Madagascan 32% milk chocolate with freeze dried straberries. It’s marked as …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Berry Pannacotta

The Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts range has been around for about three years now and has either been a definite Yay or a Nay. It’s been no surprise to notice that their tragic versions of desserts such as lemon …

Chocovic Jaina and Nayarit

Chocovic is a Spanish company that not only makes blocks for Joe Public to buy and enjoy but also delivers huge bags of melts and slabs for serious chefs such as Barcelona chef and chocolatier, Ramon Morato. His book, …

Hershey’s Kisses Filled With Truffle

I didn’t buy this bag. I’ve had enough Hershey’s lately. But seeing as it was in the house, well, I couldn’t let it go without making a few comments. Let me just ignore the “truffle” part of the name, which …

Rausch Plantagenwelt Selection

Rausch (www.rausch-schokolade.com) is a German chocolatier that Rainer and Oliver from Premier Food and Beverages are bringing out to Australia. Rausch is a family-owned, third-generation company that has been making chocolate since 1918. In more recent years they’ve …

Tesco Turkish Delight Milk Chocolate

Recently, I’ve become a bit of a fan of a good quality Turkish Delight chocolate, so I thought I’d give this Tesco own-brand version a go. Obviously I wasn’t expecting a lot, but at just 67p for this sizable 150g …

Cocoa Republic Single Origin Colombian

Although Amber Lyn, based out of Utah, makes sugar free chocolates, they also sent me these regular (with sugar) Cocoa Republic bars, which I’ve decided to start with. Both are single-origin, from Columbian beans, and are divided into six pieces. The …

Bahlsen Waffeletten

Rainer from Premier Food and Beverages urged me to try a packet of the German biscuits Waffeletten. Based in Hanover, Bahlsen have been making biscuits since 1891 and export them to over 80 countries around the world. Bahlsen make …

Nestlé Golden Rough / Mint Pattie

Like the Wagon Wheel, Chomp, Polly Waffle and Violet Crumble; Golden Roughs and Mint Patties have been around for as long as I can remember (at least 35 out of my 40 years). However, I couldn’t remember when I’d …

Trader Joe’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Yes, I chose these because they’re so small and I have a weakness for tiny things. Peanut butter also seems to be ending up in my hands a lot lately. I wasn’t really expecting the most here, though, especially considering …

Camille Bloch Torino / Torino Noir

Note: For another opinion, you can find Ashleigh’s review of the milk chocolate Torino here. Apparently in the 1940s there was a new development in the world of confectionery machinery that allowed creamier, softer fillings to be inserted inside chocolate blocks. …

Camille Bloch Williams and Grappa

Courtesy of Rainer and Oliver at Premier Food and Beverages comes two liqueur blocks from third-generation Swiss-based chocolate company Camille Bloch. Established by Camille in 1929, the company is now being helmed by third-generation family members Daniel and Stephane …

Hotel Chocolat Tutti Fruitti Slab

It’s always a nice surprise when the postman knocks on the door with a big box from Hotel Chocolat. This particular delivery contained two 500g chocolate slabs with a summer theme, and this Tutti Fruitti one really grabbed my attention. Made …

Amano Jembrana Milk & Ocumare Milk

Amano has, to my great delight, sent me their two new single-origin milk chocolate bars and dark chocolate bar (which I’ll get to in another review). That Amano would choose to make milk chocolate isn’t surprising, giving their approachable sophistication, but …

KitKat Chunky Cookies & Cream

I love the new KitKat Dark and am quite partial to the milk chocolate KitKat Chunky or Chunky caramel when I’m starving but was put off any new flavours in the chunky range by the very ordinary Cookie Dough I …

Green & Black’s Butterscotch

“Oh my… Has anyone reviewed this yet? its making me cheat on my diet, calling me seductively from the drawer i’m keeping it in. Help!” When Chocablog reader Kathy sent us that email, I sent both Kath and Ashleigh out to find it. …

Hershey’s Mr Goodbar

This is the last of the current crop of American bars sent to us by online sweet shop Handy Candy. I’m often wary of Hershey’s chocolate and I have to say, the name of this particular bar didn’t fill me with …

Arnott’s Tim Tam Sweet Surrender

As most of you know, Arnott’s Tim Tam chocolate biscuits are huge in Australia, but every now and then they try and release some new flavours that taste chemical-laden and ordinary; and die a marketing death never to appear on …

Ghirardelli Luxe Milk Crisp

Milk chocolate with lightly toasted crisped rice.

Theobroma Chocolate Buddha

One of the nicer things about being an unashamed chocoholic is that friends always know what presents to give you, and dear mates Jill and Kent decided to bring over a chocolate Buddha from Melbourne’s Theobroma Chocolate Lounge during their …

Dagoba Lavender Blueberry & Milk Chocolate

The two bars I’ve previously reviewed saw me liking the Dagoba Chai and disliking the Dagoba Seeds bar. However, today, I had two guest reviewers, one of whom, Juliet, urged me to try Dagoba’s Lavender Blueberry and then their milk chocolate. …and …

Nestlé Milo Nuggets

Milo, it seems, is sold pretty much everywhere except Europe. In fact, it’s so common in some parts of the world that my Ghanaian friend insisted it was an African thing… until I showed him this bag (from Malaysia) and …

Rausch Puerto Cabello and El Cuador

These two very thin 40 gram bars are German (despite the Spanish plantation names), with each being divided into six pieces. I found them in a handy sale, but seem to have made a mistake in not buying more. I’ll …

Golden Tree Kingsbite

Over the years, we’ve reviewed many bars made from beans of Ghanaian origin, but we’ve never actually reviewed a bar from Ghana. So when a Ghanaian friend recently went home for a holiday, I made sure he bought back …

Nestlé Baby Ruth

This American import was sent to us by HandyCandy. It describes itself as “Bursting with peanuts, rich caramel and chewy nougat” – which sounds a little familiar – and also informs me that it’s the “Official Candy Bar of …

Marich Chocolate Toffee Almonds

I’m not sure how widespread Marich is. Their products did make it to a shop in the microscopic ghost town of Jerome, Arizona, but seeing as they’re based out of California (like nearly every other U.S. chocolate company, it would …

Cadbury Chomp (Australia)

This is a blast from the past. Chomp bars were everywhere here in the late seventies and eighties and were one of the cheapest chocolate bars you could buy. Still are in fact and a mother at my …

Newman’s Peppermint Treat

I have never liked mixing the flavours of peppermint (or mint) with milk chocolate and particularly loathe Cadbury’s Peppermint block. You know the one; Dairy milk with snot-green fluid inside. However after absolutely loving Newman’s Ginger Treat, when …

Hotel Chocolat Your Eggsellency Egg

It’s easter egg time again! The second egg that Hotel Chocolat sent us this year was this attractive looking creation dressed in black and gold. As you’d expect from Hotel Chocolat, the packaging is top-notch. Inside the tastefully designed box, each …

Lindt Milk Chocolate Egg With Gold Bunny and Carrots

I saw this pack in the supermarket the other day, and though it terribly kitsch. In the twue spiwit of kitsch, this weview now has to be pwesented with a speech impediment, a combination of Bugs Bunny and I’m feeling it …

Kägi-Fret Coco

Every now and then, that dusty little shop around the corner – you know the one, it sells everything from flowers to light globes and salami – has some unusual bars of chocolate hidden near the out-of-date packets of Tim …

Harry’s Rocky Road Turkish Delight

I’m a relatively new fan of Rocky Road because the stuff I had in childhood usually consisted of crappy compounded chocolate, stale biscuits and rubber-hard raspberry jellies that made eating it about as much fun as feasting on bitumen. …

Caley’s Marching Chocolate

I came across this in a branch of Morrison’s (UK Supermarket chain). There was also a dark version, but I quite fancied a cocoa-rich milk chocolate so I plumped for this one. Caley’s have been making chocolate for over a century, …

Bloomsberry Emergency Chocolate

Deanna and I may be on different continents, but we both came across these ‘Emergency Chocolates’ from Bloomsberry at the same time. Deanna picked up the dark version and I found the milk chocolate version. So here’s both our reviews …

Aero Mini Egg

Earlier this week, Nestlé’s PR people got in touch to ask if they could send us some samples of their new Aero Mini Egg… and within a couple of hours of giving them the details, a courier turned up with …

Prestat Choxi Milk & Dark

I’ve been aware of these bars for quite a while but working through a pile of wild ‘n’ wacky chocolate meant I didn’t pick them up until recently. Prestat is one of London’s oldest chocolate houses, and has quite a history. …

Hotel Chocolat Creamed Caramel Easter Egg Sandwich

Easter is approaching rapidly, and that can only mean one thing – more Easter Eggs from Hotel Chocolat. They’ve been kind enough to send us a couple, and I’m starting with the smaller of the two. This 100g egg is made …

Camaya Milk Chocolate Slabs

After my recent review of the Camaya Dark Slab I had an email from Anita (Queen Camaya) offering me the chance to try a few more of her products. As I was sent a brace of milk chocolate slabs I …

Marabou ‘Aladdin’ Hjartan

Until recently I hadn’t been into an Ikea for quite some time, although apparently a trip to Ikea on a weekend is fast becoming a National Pastime. Well, whilst on a recent visit to source lighting, I had a nose …

Cadbury Caramello

This is one of a small box of samples sent to us by Handy Candy – a ‘retro’ online sweet shop who’ve revently started selling US imports. As with most (all?) Cadbury products in America, it’s actually made by Hershey. According …

Lotte Crunky

This was a present from a Korean friend who brought it back after a trip home. Lotte is a company with bases in both South Korea and Japan, and seems to be the Nestlé of that region. It’s a combination of …

Woolworths Select Almond Chocolate

One of the most disappointing reactions anyone can have after looking forward to their daily (for me) or weekly chocolate treat is to snap off a few squares, let it swirl around the mouth for a few moments before dismissively …

Dagoba Chai

This bar was approached with a fair amount of trepidation after the severe disappointment of Dagoba’s 68% cocoa-content dark chocolate with hemp seeds. Was this one destined to go the same way? After all, it was starting a …

Lindt ‘Chocolat Provence’ Wild Berries and Rosemary

The sister bar to the orange and thyme bar I reviewed last year, this 30% cocoa milk chocolate bar packs a huge punch of rosemary flavour as soon as it starts to melt. The herb flavour dominates for the majority …

Thorntons Eden

I found these brightly coloured little chocolates in Thorntons’ little Brent Cross shop. My friend was looking for a birthday present and I…. well, I was attracted by the brightly coloured box. Yes, I know that’s bad. Handily, Thorntons do these ‘Eden’ …

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Squares Totally Chocolatey

The first thing I need to tell you about these Rice Krispie Squares is what came in the box along with the free sample pack. Kellogg’s were kind enough to send me a press release written on edible paper, a …

Hershey’s Bliss

I was planning on getting some Hershey’s Kisses to talk about the impact of their shape on the taste, but then I realized I’d never tried the fairly new Bliss range, so here it is instead. I really like the coloring …

Gold Pralines of Prague

Gold Pralines have two shops in Prague. One is very close to the old town square, and sells a surprising variety of confectionery. Of more interest to Chocabloggers (well, this one in particular) is their range of handmade chocolates, some …

Endangered Species Cherries & Raspberries

“Based in Indianapolis, Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) was established in 1993 to increase awareness of endangered species and the need to do more help support the efforts made in their conservation. ESC ethically source their cacao from family-owned, sustainable …

Galaxy Amicelli

Hazelnut praline filled wafer sticks covered in Galaxy milk chocolate.

Galler ‘Oh! Les Coeurs’

When it comes to presentation, there are a couple of ways to say ‘posh’. Galler have chosen the simplicity of a strong, simple orange box with a simple branded paper wrap for this collection. So what are “Les Coeurs”? I wanted …

Cocopia Raspberry Caramel Bombe

Here we have a Valentine’s offering from Tesco’s “artisan” brand Cocopia. Milk chocolate hearts with a raspberry flavoured caramel centre, decorated with freeze dried raspberries. Of course, the first thing you’ll notice is the rather smart box they come in. It’s …

Rocky Mountain Milk and Dark Chocolate

I’m very familiar with Rocky Mountain’s Milk Chocolate bar, but this is, strangely, my first time trying the Dark Chocolate. Interesting to note that only the Milk says “gourmet.” Maybe they think Dark Chocolate already sounds more fine than Milk …

Hotel Chocolat Heart Strings

The final Valentine’s offering from Hotel Chocolat this year, and I’ve saved the best… well, the biggest at least… for last. I had no idea what was in this giant, pink, 700g box, and I deliberately avoided looking at the description …

Venchi ‘Cuba’ Praline Cigar

Here’s something a little unusual, and certainly one up on the sweet cigarettes we used to have as kids. One hundred grams of dark and milk chocolate with a praline filling, made by Venchi (purveyors of inedible Absinthe chocolate). Certainly …

Rococo Artisan Bar With Cinnamon

Here’s an interesting little bar from Waitrose. I bought it because it’s plain white wrapper stood out amongst all the brightly coloured bars on the shelf. The packaging itself is a bit weird – a rather strangely decorated sheet of white …

The Chocolate Traveler International Collection

Here’s one of those curious things that you just have to try when you find it sitting on a shelf somewhere. Each of these three tins is supposed to imitate a dessert from a different country, in white, milk, and …

Cadbury Allora

This may sound a little odd for someone in my position, but I can’t remember the last time I ate a Cadbury’s chocolate bar. Our Dom seems to be Mr. Dairy Milk and I sit contentedly at the other end …

Hotel Chocolat Caramel Sweethearts

Well Valentine’s Day is coming up again and that can only mean more weird and wonderful creations from Hotel Chocolat! I’m starting with the simplest of the three sample products they’ve sent us this year. Caramel Sweethearts are “two-bite” pieces of …

Nuggs Mango & Cardamom Milk Chocolate Slab

I came across this bar while browsing in a branch of Oil & Vinegar, wherein I was very pleased to discover a number of unusual chocolatey products. There were a number of Nuggs bars available, but I chose this one because …

Emily’s Chocolate Pecans and Graham Crackers

When I received a package from Emily’s Chocolates with four (I’ll get to the other two next time) of their offerings, I naturally started to open one of them to see if I could get away with some tasting before …

Delaviuda Chocolate Leche Truffles

You don’t come across much Spanish chocolate in the U.S., or maybe in any country, even if they are the ones credited with “discovering” chocolate. This company is named Delaviuda “Of the Widow” because after Manuel Lopez died in 1927, …

Tesco Wild & Whippy

Sometimes I start off with the best of intentions, but when it comes to the crunch (or the chew), my actions don’t quite live up to my own ideals. For instance, this lonely looking little bar of chocolate was once part …

Stabucks Gingerbread Latte Truffles

Gingerbread cookies always seem to be a bit Christmassy to me than mint flavored candy canes. They are equally “holiday”, but mint itself is around all year. For me, gingerbread only comes in once a year. Quite naturally then, I found …

Lindt Lindor Ball Selection

Lindt is a regular feature here on Chocablog, but I’d never clapped eyes on such a large box of them before – 400g and just in time for Christmas. Surely this was the ideal time to shout myself a …

Whittakers Toasted Coconut Slab

Take pity on my poor little sister. She’s living in Germany and pining, dreaming, of Cadbury Coconut Rough. Without thinking, I said “No problem, that’s available in EVERY supermarket in Australia, I’ll post some to you”. Foolish words. Searching high and …

Cadbury Eight Moments

It is always too easy to mock and dismiss Cadbury chocolate as it’s been around forever, is always affordable, predictable, safe and reliable and has about as much personality and flavour thrills as a bathroom tile. Therefore, I wasn’t too excited …

Camille Bloch Torino

This is another from the stable of Camille Bloch and the European vacation. Just like the Camille Bloch Kirsch, this was bought at a small Swiss railway station, when we had a bit of time to kill. Unlike the Kirsch, this …

Hotel Chocolat Kissing Mistletoe

Hmm. So what can I say about this. Chocolate “kissing mistletoe”… Well, the chocolate’s nice. It’s that standard, smooth, glossy, 40% Hotel Chocolat milk chocolate. I think we’ve exhausted most of the adjectives that could be used to describe this chocolate …

Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark

Milk and white chocolate with pink peppermint flecks.

Hotel Chocolat Fruit & Nut Christmas Wreath

I love Hotel Chocolat. Everything they do is of exceptional quality and beautifully presented. But I like them most when they come out with something completely outlandish, indulgent and just plain weird. So as you might have guessed, I particularly like …

Haigh’s Milk Chocolate Sultanas & Scorched Almonds

It is with some measure of sadness that I am leaving my home state – and the proud home of Haigh’s Chocolates – South Australia – for a new(ish) life in Melbourne. However it is with great comfort to …

Wedel Mleczna

One of the perks of this “job” is that we often get sent samples to review. Usually it’s the chocolate companies or chocolatiers that send us the chocolate. Occasionally a shop will send us some of the chocs they stock. …

Divine Orange Milk Chocolate

A little while ago the people at Divine got in touch and offered to send over a few bars for review. Unfortunately my ‘proper’ job kept me away for a couple of weeks but finally I’ve been able to sit …

Duchy Originals Bezants

I’ll confess, I actually had to look up the word ‘bezant‘ to discover its true meaning. For those who are as uneducated as me, it’s a form of medieval gold coin. But I’m glad I took the time to look …

Milka Alpine Milk

Creamy milk chocolate

Chocolat Factory Chocolate Sunflower Seed Bar

I recently found myself in Spain again, and was delighted to discover that there’s a Chocolat Factory outlet in the airport. Naturally, I re-supplied with Chocolate & Pear Jam, but I also took time to select a handful of new …

Theo Chai Tea

Can I love these Theo Chocolate people even more? This is a fantastic range of flavors. It doesn’t seem to get too in depth about the mystic flavors of the cacao bean; it just tastes amazing. I was able to notice …

Lindt Williams

No, that’s not the name of my Fantasy Boyfriend. Being barely able to master my mother tongue – English – I’ll come out and confess to you that I have no idea what Aus Fruchtigen Williams-Christ-Birnen actually means (“From …

Theo Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch

I’ve now officially decided that I love the 3400 Phinney Chocolate Factory range. It’s wonderful. I was curious, though, how they would handle my friend hazlenut, again worried that I wouldn’t like it so much with “crunch.” Sure enough, this bar …

Hotel Chocolat “Boo!” Halloween Chocolates

Last week I reviewed Hotel Chocolat’s Halloween Minislabs and found them to be just a little too good to give away to trick-or-treaters. This week I have something a little more managable – individually wrapped Halloween-themed milk chocolates. In case you …

Hotel Chocolat Halloween Minislabs

Halloween is nearly here, and while I’m not a major fan of it myself, any excuse for more chocolate can’t be all bad. So here we have a seasonal addition to Hotel Chocolat’s “minislabs” range. Having only ever reviewed their giant …

Thorntons Mint Bar

Here’s another of Thorntons‘ (so far quite yummy!) range of bars. This time it’s “Milk chocolate finished with dark chocolate, with a crunchy peppermint truffle centre”. So let’s see what it’s like… Well first impressions are good. Nothing too extraordinary, but …

Twix Peanut Butter

After reading Simon’s Twix White review, I spotted this variety. Apparently, it’s been around here in the US for a while, but I’d never tried it. The format is the same as a standard Twix, but with peanut butter instead of …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Apricot Crumble Crunch

This is one of two new-ish “fruity and crunchy” bars in the Dairy Milk range, the other being a cranberry and granola bar which I’ll be reviewing later this week. I don’t tend to keep up with everything that goes on …

Whittaker’s Kiwi Fruit

Whittaker’s chocolate has been proudly New Zealand-owned and made since 1896 and has just started to make an impact in Australia in the last couple of years. However even keen Chocabloggers such as myself need a holiday occasionally and this …

Thorntons Turkish Delight Bar

As you’ve probably noticed, this is another of the same range of Thorntons bars as the Lemon Mousse bar I reviewed a while ago. I’ve not checked, but I would guess there is also a Marks & Spencer equivalent of …

Starbucks Chai Truffles

Being curious to sample more from Starbucks, I fed a recent obsession with Chai tea by picking these out. There were ten total truffles. The box-container they’re in is unique, and while it wouldn’t be great for a present, it …

Dick Smith Temptin’

The rather unfortunately named Dick Smith is a living Aussie icon (which is rare, because we tend to celebrate hanged bushrangers, dead horses and failed explorers), well known for making his millions from cheap electronics before selling off his business …

Hotel Chocolat Canapés Caramel

It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed any Hotel Chocolat products, so it’s probably about time we looked at some of their latest offerings. They were kind enough to send some samples, and this one in particular caught my eye. Now …

EZA Compañera Cashew & Raisin Fairtrade

EZA Fairer Handel GmbH (to give them their full title) “is a fair trade organization dealing with marginalized producer groups from developing countries. It was founded in 1975 and since then it has been by far the most important fair …

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

I thought a chocolate blog would have a certain obligation to have a Hershey’s bar. As I bought this one, I realized that it’s been years since I’ve had one. I remember when they used to actually look like chocolate …

Venchi Vanilla

From Italy, and from the makers of the (frankly inedible but definitely unusual) Absinthe chocolate comes this milk chocolate flavoured with vanilla. As you can see, being Italian it comes in a very stylish wrapper – perhaps not as ornate …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Orange & Cardamom

As you can probably tell, this is part of the same range as the Special Toffee bar I reviewed earlier this week. Like the toffee bar, this one also features slightly annoying packaging, however this time I have opted to …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Special Toffee

This is one of a range of simple, square bars of chocolate that Thorntons are doing at the moment. I’m not entirely sure what makes it “Special”, but it does seem a bit of an odd way to describe toffee. …

Droste Pastilles

These unassuming little 100g tubes of well, ‘pastilles’ have been available in Australia for years now and, like their Dutch makers, have tended to be a quiet achiever not garnering lots of international fuss or attention, despite the fact that …

Duc d’O Truffles

Chocablog readers of a sensitive disposition may wish to stop reading here, because these are some of the strangest (and frankly, disgusting) looking chocolates I’ve seen in a long time. The box describes these as “5 fine Belgian flaked truffles”. I …

Valrhona Jivara Lait

I’ve been doing Chocablog for nearly two and a half years now, and one of the things that still surprises me is that there are still many, fairly large chocolate companies that we haven’t even talked about. Valrhona is one …

Stainer Fjordo

This is another one of Stainer’s chocolate bars blended with herbs and spices (part of the same family as the White Chocolate with Madras Spice), and the ‘subtitle’ says it’s a speciality of Northern Europe. As you can see, it …

Lindt Wafer

There I was, feet firmly planted in the Dark Side, feeling happy with my choice, secure with my tastes, minding my own business. Then all of a sudden my beady eyes fixated on the most sign most sought after …

Starbucks Milk Chocolate

When I first saw this line of chocolate, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Was it just some average chocolate, parading under the Starbucks banner, for people to supplement their breakfast coffee with? I’m not a coffee drinker, so I …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Melts – Heavenly Praline

Back in May, I reviewed the “Deliciously Dark” variety of Dairy Milk Melts, so I thought it was time I to look at the rest of the range. As you can see, the format is exactly the same. Eight small bars …

Yorkie Raisin & Biscuit

I love specialty shops. You know the kind of place. Small, independent places that you find tucked away down some back street. Usually run by a slightly mad middle-aged woman who has turned her life-long passion for crocheted bunny rabbits …

DMC Chocolate Frogs

DMC Confectionery is based in the McLaren Vale, South Australia, an area rapidly gaining as much fame for their wines as the Barossa Valley and more besides. This picturesque part of my home state is also renowned for gourmet …

Peanut Butter Face-Off: Reese’s Pieces Vs M&Ms

I’ve always heard about Reese’s pieces and knew that they were powerful enough to lure ET out of the garden shed, but seeing as they’re only available in tiny and expensive little boutique choccy shops and cost a fortune, I’ve …

Pralus Mélissa Criollo 45%

A rich 45% milk chocolate from Pralus.

Cocopia 34% Milk Chocolate Mini-Slab

Another offering from Tesco’s pet Swiss chocolatier, and this time it’s a milk chocolate. This one is made using Ghanaian Forastero Beans, and they give it a full-bodied, very smooth cocoa flavour. The bitterness level of the beans is relatively low, …

Nestlé Double Header

Coeur de Caramel au Beurre Demi-Sel & Coeur de Nougat How interesting to find Kath singing the praises of a Nestlé bar the day I decide to review these two offerings from France (bought in Spain, as it happens). Nestlé’s “Coeur De” …

Skelligs Baby Fig & Rum Chocolates

The Skellligs Chocolate Company were the original “most Westerly chocolate company in Europe” before they joined forces with Cocoa Bean Chocolate, and I seem to recall a baby fig chocolate with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey being one of their prizewinning products. As …

M&S Milk Chocolate Fudge

I found this in M&S Simply Food in Marylebone station while grabbing a sandwich to eat on the train. Luckily I managed to refrain from eating it until I got home. That’s how restrained I am. Marks & Spencer do quite …

Nestlé Peppermint Crisp

This is the last of my current batch of South African chocolate, and probably my favourite. Peppermint Crisp is a bar of Nestlé milk chocolate with a crispty Kryptonite “peppermint crackle” centre. While the filling resembles something that would make Superman …

Cadbury Flake Luxury

Bloody &%$#@!& Cadburys! They are infuriatingly inconsistent with what they offer the average suburban chocaholic these days. They either do things extremely well (always dependable, good old Dairy Milk and their superb 70% Old Gold chocolate range), or …

Fling

A relative newcomer to the Aussie ‘lite’ chocolate bar scene, Fling is made by Masterfoods (Mars). The blurb on the packet purrs, ‘Why have a full on chocolate affair when you can have a fling?’ and describes itself as ‘A delicate …

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted

A twisted bar of milk chocolate with Creme Egg fondant filling.

Manner Idelfonso Nougat Chocolate

It’s funny how these days part of any trip away always involves a quick hunt around for new and unusual chocolate to bring to the attention of Chocablog readers. Well, the other day I was in Vienna and I happened to …

Thorntons Moments

I noticed this little box of chocs on display prominently in my local Thorntons so decided to give them a try. They had rather a lot of them on the shelf right at the front of the store, so they …

Gorenjka Crunchy Caramel

I had hoped to visit a chocolate shop while I was in Slovenia but the May Day bank holidays put paid to that idea as most of Ljubljana was closed on the day we were there. I had to settle …

Nestlé Tex

Here we have another South African offering. According to the wrapper, it’s “Rich creamy Nestlé milk chocolate with Aero® centre and filled biscuit wafers.” That’s a fairly lengthy description for a simple bar of chocolate, but once you bite into it, …

Lucky Chocolates

My daughter and I were perusing the plethora of Mothers’ Day chocolates on sale at our local K-Mart the other day when this rather attractive Chinese-style box caught our eye. It had been marked down from $20 to $5 …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Melts – Deliciously Dark

Recently I reviewed a product from Cadbury South Africa that combined Dairy Milk with white chocolate. Well this (British) chocolate could be considered the exact opposite. Dairy Milk chocolate with a soft dark chocolate centre. Inside this rather attractive cardboard box …

Nestlé Chocolate Log

This is the second of my South African purchases, and this one comes from Nestlé. The packaging describes it as “creamy marshmallow on a crisp wafer”, and being a fan of all things light and fluffy, I had high hopes for …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Top Deck

Half white chocolate, half milk chocolate.

Heavens Above Milk Chocolate With Orange Oil

This is the last of the Heavens Above bars I bought from John Lewis a few weeks ago. I would have reviewed it sooner, but quite frankly, I’ve been putting it off. The other two bars were so disappointing and …

Lacta Lov’it Waffle ‘n’ Praline

I recently spent a couple of days in Athens, and of course any trip abroad instantly turns into a chance to hunt for new and unusual bars to bring to your attention. After all, most of us holiday at some …

M&S Swiss Chocolate Extra Fine Mountain Bar

I was quite excited to find this bar in M&S Simply Food in Marylebone Station earlier this week. Not only is it an obvious Toblerone rip-off, but it also looks uncannily like the Mahony bar that Kath reviewed a couple …

Dolfin ‘Summer Memories’ Apple Crumble

Chocablog stalwarts will no doubt remember the heroic efforts I made in reviewing no fewer than eight Dolfin ‘taster’ bars last year. I was already well aware of Dolfin’s fine products, and finding that so many of the bars I …

Cocopia Mini Mallow Cookie Crunch

I must confess that I was a little mystified by this bar. When I looked at the ingredients, I saw that this milk chocolate was 35% cocoa – top of the range stuff indeed. The problem is the extra ingredients. …

Arnott’s Wagon Wheels

Mostly, the ‘tone’ of chocolates sampled here at Chocablog reside proudly at the upper end of the quality/quirky ingredients/boutique brand spectrum, but even we critics like to downscale when we’re off duty. As such, I thought it was high time the …

M&S Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate With Rose

This was another gift from my friend Paola. The last gift she gave me was the Chocolate Cellar’s Rose ‘N’ Chilli Chocolate, so I think she may have a thing about roses (or she’s trying to tell me something!?!). But …

Heavens Above Milk Chocolate With Coffee

I spotted this bar (along with its siblings) in John Lewis and I have to admit, it was the packaging that caught my eye. A cardboard box with a 50s style colourised photo and a funny caption. On closer inspection, …

KitKat Senses

Other countries may get new KitKat varieties on a daily basis, but here in the UK it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new flavours. So I was pleasantly surprised when my routine scan of the local sweet shop …

Seeds of Change Organic Milk Chocolate with Apricot and Cashew

When I reviewed Seeds of Change’s Dark Chocolate Fig & Orange bar in January, I said to expect to see more from them on Chocablog – and here it is. This time I’ve chosen a milk chocolate bar to review – …

Hotel Chocolat Rocky Road To Caramellow Egg

I’ve lost count of the number of times the postman has knocked on my door with packages from Hotel Chocolat. But this time my reaction was more “Oh.” than “Oooooh!” The box was much smaller than I had been expecting… After …

Sucré Chocolates

First impressions, as they say, count. This little box of delights from New Orleans certainly made a good impression on me. The thick, mint green box made from high quality card and decorated with a ribbon is stylish and fun. …

Lindt Calvados

Further proof of two things: Lindt are constantly adding to their range of flavours European consumers have access to a much wider (and consequently more interesting) range of flavours than we are here in the UK. One cannot help but wonder if Lindt …

Lindt Swiss Classic Double Milk

Lately, I’ve been amazed at the rate it which Lindt have been able to churn out new and interesting products. Their range seems to be growing on a daily basis. Even my little local corner shop has a whole shelf …

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

When I first left California for foreign climes, I knew I’d miss the food I’d grown up with: tortilla chips and refried beans, hamburgers with avocado and monterey jack. What I didn’t expect was the desperate desire for candy. Reese’s …

Filthy Food Captivating Caramel Bites

The last of the Filthy Food Company’s kind offerings, and this time they contain a blend of caramel and fresh cream – or as they would have it “shamelessly rich caramel whipped into double cream”. When I posted my original review …

Filthy Food Seductive Strawberry & Cream Bites

Time to cast my eye (and mouth) over another offering from the Filthy Food Company. As you may already be aware, Filthy Food have done a deal with Sainsbury’s in the UK and you can find their fresh cream filled …

Lindt Pistache

Purchased at the same time as the Raspberry Bar (and refrigerated for safekeeping), this was one I was definitely looking forward to sampling, as I do rather enjoy the old pistachio nuts. Lindt’s Pistachio Bar is made with milk chocolate like …

Filthy Cheeky Chocolate Bites

It wasn’t so long ago that I reviewed a box of Filthy’s Kinky Crème Brûlée Bites, and I was less than complimentary about them, to say the least. Well, such is the power of Chocablog that the lovely PR Madames …

Montezuma’s Sweet Paprika & Strawberry Milk Chocolate

This bar arrived in the post earlier this week – not a sample from the manufacturer, but a gift from my sister with a note saying “I saw this and thought of you”. I do love this job sometimes. At first …

M&S Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate With Cinnamon, Coriander & Nutmeg

We’ve all seen the adverts on TV “This isn’t just any (insert name of food), this is Marks & Spencer (whatever)”. Well, this is Marks & Spencer 36% organic Fairtrade cocoa milk chocolate made from beans grown in Peru …

Barbados Chocolate Report

Special guest Chocablogger and XFM DJ, Eddy Temple-Morris reports from Barbados. If anyone out there in Chocablog land can shed some light on exactly what this ‘Catch’ chocolate is, leave a comment – we’d love to know! I’ve just got back …

Lindt Cherry

Milk chocolate with liquid cherry filled chunks.

Lindt Raspberry

Raspberry and chocolate is still something of a rare combination here in the UK, so I was rather pleased to have found this bar on sale in a branch of Whittards in London. As regular Chocablog readers will know, I …

Cadbury Chomp

Ooooh, something from Cadbury that I haven’t tried before! I’ve only ever seen Chomp in those Christmas variety packs that Cadbury like to push on children all over the country. And that’s exactly where this came from – part of …

Wedel Cherry Milk Chocolate

Like most British towns, we now have a Polish Shop (Polski Sklep for those who want to learn a little Polish) and of course it occurred to me that where there’s a specialist shop, there’s usually specialist chocolate. I wasn’t …

Filthy Chocolate – Kinky Crème Brûlée Bites

I spotted these in Sainsbury’s the other day and having enjoyed Lindt’s Creme Brulee chocolate so much I decided to have a try. Filthy Chocolate are obviously selling themselves as a slightly naughty, decadent brand and their website is definitely aimed …

Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne Truffles

I found these in John Lewis and I have to confess that I was attracted by the packaging (and the name). According to the box, Charbonnel et Walker are “Established as Britain’s Master Chocolatiers since 1875″. But that’s just the …

Dolfin Milk Chocolate Taster Bars

Although we enjoy our work here at Chocablog, it’s always heartwarming to receive positive feedback from a review. It’s even more heartwarming when a manufacturer or supplier gets in touch and offers more free samples for review, and those lovely …

Dolfin Milk Chocolate with Hot Masala

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter here in the UK and in the run up to Christmas we are being assailed with spiced foods, comfort foods, and of course more and more ‘gourmet’ chocolate. Well, this is part of a …

Milky Way Crispy Rolls

These have been around for quite a while, but I’ve never really had the urge to buy them, primarily because they look so… insignificant. This small pack containing two “rolls” weighs just 25g. Of course, the weight (or lack of it) …

Lindt Swiss Classic Double Milk

Once more unto the Lindt dear friends – only this time I’m straying from my usual path and trying out a milk chocolate bar. When I first spotted this one, I was reminded of the Petits Desserts series – a …

Nestlé Violet Crumble

‘It’s the way that it shatters that matters’ is the traditional catch-phrase for this famous Australian bar which has been around since 1913. ‘Violet’ was the inventor’s wife’s favourite flower, and the ‘crumble’ was the honeycomb. Apparently Mr Hoadley found …

Duchy Originals Orange Thins

It’s a little known fact that Prince Charles spends most of his free time making chocolate. And the reason it’s little known is primarily because it’s completely untrue. But these chocs are from the Prince’s Duchy Orignals line, and that’s something …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate Coffee Creams

I think I need to stop thinking of Thorntons as a speciality chocolate maker. Or even as a “chocolatier” at all. They’re just another large sweet manufacturer. They’re a public company and their products are mass produced. Their products aren’t …

Galaxy

Somehow, we haven’t managed to review Galaxy here on Chocablog yet. We’ve done several of its variations (Galaxy Ripple, Galaxy Caramel, Galaxy Vanilla Heaven, Galaxy Minstrels), but not plain old Galaxy. Well, Mars have recently changed the recipe and design for …

Cadbury Wispa

Having apparently been partly responsible for helping to bring Wispa back, it’s only fitting we should be… er… pretty much the last people to review it now it’s actually available again. Wispa is very, very simple: Cadbury milk chocolate tiny bubbles …

Klik Cookie

This is the last of the ‘Klik’ range of Israeli chocs sent to us by OhNuts.com, they others being Gourmet Truffles, Malt Balls and Kariot-Pillows. These ‘Cookies’ are pretty much what you’d expect looking at the bag. Random chunks of cookie, …

Klik Malt Balls

Here’s another of the Klik range of Israeli chocolates sent to us by OhNuts.com Malt Balls are pretty much the same as Maltesers, except they’re smaller (about a quarter the size of a Malteser) and not quite as ‘malty’. Personally I like …

Klik Kariot-Pillows

Ok, well this is a little unusual. These Israeli chocolates were sent to us by our newest Sponsor, OhNuts.com. OhNuts are US based, so these choccies have pretty much traveled around the world to end up in my stomach. Sometimes I’m …

Nestlé Aero

We might be anticipating the return of Cadbury Wispa at the moment, but it’s only fair we take a look at it’s older, slightly less fashionable cousin, Aero. Like Wispa, Aero is simply chocolate with bubbles in it. But the bubbles …

Galaxy Ripple

Recently, LindtLover asked us to review Galaxy Ripple, so we decided to scour the shops looking for one. Actually, it wasn’t that difficult – my local newsagent had them, but I’d somehow managed to overlook them until now. Galaxy Ripple is …

Australian Homemade Snapper Honey

I’m fortunate enough to have a job that involves a fair amount of travel, and this allows me to spend time browsing shops for new and unusual chocolate to tell the world (or at least that part of the world …

Guinness Luxury Chocolate Truffles

In a follow up to the Guinness Chocolate bar review I posted recently, I thought I’d offer my opinion on one of my birthday presents. As you can see, Guinness have produced Milk chocolate truffles ‘enhanced’ with the flavour of Guinness. …

M&M’s M*Azing Peanut Butter Bar

Guest Chocablogger Terry Scannell is back with something a bit nutty… I’m actually not quite sure what the official title of this bar is. The wrapper is a mish-mash of words, the words ‘now even better chocolate!’ always make me …

Cadbury Freddo

Guest Chocablogger Terry Scannell takes a look at a little brown frog… Freddo is a small, solid milk chocolate frog. Inexpensive and obviously aimed at children, these things also seem to be very popular with University students, or at least the …

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Turkish

This is a bit of an odd one. You see, Cadbury also make Fry’s Turkish Delight, and this bar contains all the same ingredients. Just not necessarily in the same order. If you’ve not had Turkish Delight before then… well… you …

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Tangy

Guest Chocablogger Terry Scannell of The Chocolate Review takes a look at a new twist on a British institution… ‘It’s totally tangy!’ is the proclamation on the front of the box. This a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, with ‘crunchy zingy citrus-y bits’ …

Choco-Lina Sheep’s Milk Chocolate with Hemp Seed

This is another first for yours truly – a chocolate made with sheep’s milk and containing 10% hemp seed. ChocoLina is an Austrian company offering chocolates made from sheep and goat milk, the goat’s milk products seemingly branded ChocoLisa. The bar contains …

Daim Bar

Daim is a little bar (28g) with a long history. It was developed in the 1950s by Marabou who were acquired by Kraft in 1993. The bar is now Kraft branded, although it is still made in Sweden. Until a couple …

Swedish Milk Chocolate Face-Off

Here we go with another choccy challenge. This time the contenders are both Swedish and both milk chocolate. The only difference is their pedigree and price. In the blue corner, the established contender – Marabou Milk Chocolate. Weighing in at 250g and …

Hershey’s Natural Flavanol Antioxidant Milk Chocolate

This is the final product in the new Hershey’s Goodness range, and frankly, it’s a good job the other two had some redeeming features, because this one is pretty much inedible. Just like the others, the packagaing talks about how wonderfully …

Hershey’s Whole Bean

Hershey’s Whole Bean is part of the Hershey’s Goodness range and positioned to promote the health benefits of chocolate. The packaging claims 7g of fibre per serving and “40% less sugar than the leading milk chocolate”. That’s a fact I find …

Nestlé Milo Bar

Milo – the powdery malty-chocolate stuff you mix in with milk – is very popular here in Australia. It’s a different mixture from what I remember getting in the UK – less powdery and a lot more crumbly and …

Cadbury Starbar

I interrupt our chocablog jet-setting and whisk you all the way to the local newsagents/corner shop. I guide you to the back of the confectionary display; that’s it, all the way to the back, tucked away in the corner… You …

Crispy Mint M&Ms

Photo by redphayze It breaks my heart to include a word like ‘mediocre’ when writing about chocolate, but M&Ms deserve a rap on their Australian-subsidiary knuckles. Last year sometime, M&Ms Australia went to considerable trouble and expense to fly over Pamela Anderson …

Kinder Surprise

Despite the fact there’s hardly any chocolate in a Kinder Surprise, it’s still one of my all-time favourites. But this little egg is more about what’s inside than the chocolate itself. If you’ve never had one, Kinder Surprise is a thin …

NewTree ‘Tranquility’

There have been many claims that chocolate is good for you (and who are we to argue?) but this bar puts a new (age?) twist on it. NewTree is a Belgian chocolate manufacturer, producing high quality (and quite expensive) products. This …

House of Dorchester ‘Heavens Above’

I don’t like to sound ungrateful. It was a gift and I appreciated the thought. But the reality is that the chocolate was horrid. I didn’t expect much from the small squares of chocolate. The point, the gimmick as it were, …

Reese’s Nutrageous

Oh how I love my little local convenience shop. It may be small, but it sells absolutely everything I could ever need – and often has little unexpected surprises on the shelves. Take this for instance. We don’t often get Hershey’s …

Fruchocs

In Australia, oldies like to reminisce about the old days when they watched ‘moving pictures’ at the local hall and rolled jaffas down the aisles. Jaffas are not your jaffa cake biscuits, or the actual oranges, but rather ordinary lollies that …

Mars Bar

A year of Chocablogging, and we’ve somehow managed to avoid reviewing the granddaddy of all chocolate bars – Mars. Well, today I’m going to rectify that. First off, I do need to explain to our American readers that what you know …

Tim Tams

Yeah, yeah I know the old joke about Aussies: What’s the difference between an Australia and a tub of yoghurt? After three days the yoghurt develops culture. Hah hardy hah.In the case of Tim Tam biscuits however, …

Twix

Here, clutched in my overworked hands is one finger of Twix. One individual chocolate covered caramel and biscuit finger. A single bar of pleasure… A solitary slab of delight. Restricted in its own individual wrapper it is separated from the …

Fry’s Turkish Delight

When I was a wee nipper, Fry’s Turkish Delight was about as exotic and sophisticated as you could get on the confectionary aisle. The television advertisements were full of exotic beauties (probably hailing from Ipswich, but hey, they had …

Snickers Duo

Late last year, Mars announced somewhat triumphantly that they would be discontinuing their king sized ‘Big One’ Mars and Snickers bars due to public concerns about obesity. But what they did next was a master stroke – they simply chopped …

Cadbury Chocolate Buttons

Tiny pieces of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate.

Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury's famous fondant-filled eggs.

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Milk chocolate eggs in a crispy shell.