Trapa Rhubarb & Aloe Vera White Chocolate

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 28 2008 | Leave A Comment

Spain again for this particular oddity (actually the second bar I have seen with Aloe in it, and also the second white chocolate and rhubarb combination I have tried) from the people who made the lemon & pepper bar I reviewed recently.

I’m not alone in being rather less enthusiastic about white chocolate, but when I saw this I was reminded of the rhubarb chocolate in Hotel Chocolat’s superb Seasons box, and felt I ought to give it a try in the interest of research and for the benefit of all Chocablog readers.

The rhubarb content is delivered in much the same way as the Lemon was in the other Trapa bar – as crystals. This does of course mean that there’s an amount of sugar there too, but happily it didn’t really stop the naturally tart rhubarb flavour coming through and cutting the sweetness of the white chocolate. The aloe vera was, I must say, something of a lost cause Okay, it’s there, and according to some people it will probably have done me some good, but in terms of adding to the taste of this product, I am unable to tell you anything. 0.1% is never going to filter through something as intensely flavoured as rhubarb!

It’s a combination that works really well, with the rhubarb doing a sterling job of reducing the sweetness of the chocolate. The chocolate itself is a pretty decent Swiss blend with 24% milk solids and a creamy, soft mouthfeel.

I’m off to Spain again in a month or so, and I’ll be keeping an eye out for more Trapa bars. Based on current experience they seem to be producing some fairly worthwhile mid-priced chocolate bars. I’d recommend white chocolate and rhubarb to anyone who dislikes overly sweet white chocolate products.


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Comments On This Post

  1. I have about as much fondness for rhubarb as my rear-end does for diarrhoea, so – for the first time ever I think – I’ll leave this one all to you!

  2. Maggie

    I quite like rhubarb, but I’m no fan of white chocolate. However I’ll give it a try if I find it anywhere.

  3. Virginia

    My house is never without the Made from Earth Aloe Vera Skin Treatment and I’ve tried many kinds. Most of what has been available has been in gel form – which is full of chemicals! To make it gel-like, carcinogenic preservatives are used, as well as artificial colors, scents, etc. All I want is 100% aloe vera.

    Since finding the Made from Earth Aloe Vera (including the Aloe & Jojoba for the body), I keep one bottle on the frig door at all times for a more immediate cooling, soothing effect. One bottle is in the bathroom medicine cabinet and one in the bedroom. Its not a gel – its a real aloe vera cream that is potent.

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