Cocopia Raspberry Caramel Bombe

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on February 11 2009 | Leave A Comment
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 simple, elegant and very, very pink.

Inside, we have 6 pretty, heart-shaped chocolates, each sitting in a little paper tray. Like the box they come in, they look simple, elegant and quite delicious…

Cocopia Raspberry Caramel Bombe

These are quite big chocs, and as you can see, the milk chocolate is nice and thick. This means that you really have to bite through the chocolate to eat them, and I found that the liquid caramel had a tendency to drip out when I bit into it.

The caramel itself is quite sweet, but doesn’t have much of a caramelly taste. The raspberry is subtle, but it does seem to come through above any flavour the caramel may have had. Thankfully, there’s much more chocolate than there is caramel, and it’s rather nice. It’s 30% cocoa solids, and has a nice flavour that you can actually taste, even with the raspberry and caramel.

The final piece of the puzzle is the freeze dried raspberry pieces each chocolate is decorated. They look great, and again have a subtle flavour, which grows over time as they melt in your mouth.

All in all, I really like these. They’re pretty and well presented and have a subtle, understated combination of flavours. They don’t have the wow factor of some of the other Valentine’s offerings we’ve looked at, but then not everyone would want a 700g chocolate heart.

At £2.33 for 6 chocolates they’re excellent value as Valentine’s gifts go and I’m quite sure they would be appreciated.


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Comments On This Post

  1. They might be lacking the wow factor that I’d be expecting from a Valentine’s day gift, but they sure are nice enough for a bit of pre-Valentine self-indulgence 🙂

  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    They have another advantage too. At £2.33, you can buy 10 of them for the price of one of the bigger HC offerings and give them to 10 different people…

    I’m fairly sure that increases your chances of getting something in return. 🙂

  3. They’re just so damn pretty and cute!

  4. Simon

    I like Cocopia stuff – I have a box here for review.
    The milk slab is outstanding. Benchmark milk chocolate.

  5. Nancy

    These look really cute! A great Valentine’s Day gift for sure, if you don’t mind the dripping caramel. There’s nothing better than milk chocolate with a little something extra. Caramel is a perfect combination. I once had this chocolate and caramel dessert (I believe it was a pudding of some sort) and they added just a touch of sea salt in the center. I couldn’t believe how much the sea salt enhanced the flavor! I couldn’t get enough of it! I wonder how it would taste with these.

  6. Amy


  7. Danielle

    I absolutely adore the raspberry caramel bombe- can somebody please, please, please tell me where I can get them from when it is no longer valentine’s season?

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