Thursday, 18 July 2013
ChocoMe Dark Chocolate with Fruit & Nuts
I was sent this chocolate from ChocoMe a few months ago and have been meaning to review it for ages; my apologies to ChocoMe for taking so long. They were very generous and sent me this massive slab which was beautifully presented - it put a massive smile on my face when I received it!
The bar was was so crammed full of fruit and nuts that some were dropping off. The chocolate was a dark 65% cocoa solids, containing honey-roasted peanuts, pistachios from Bronte, freeze-dried strawberries and freeze-dried blackcurrants.
Taste-wise the chocolate was very rich and good quality, whilst the dried strawberries were tart, zingy and crunchy. The peanuts were sweet and brought a lovely nutty crunch to the bar. Whilst I enjoyed the textures of the fruit and nuts, I felt the chocolate was a little too bitter for my tastes. Maybe I'm just not much of a chocolate connoisseur but it tasted a little harsh with the ingredients, and I would have preferred white or milk chocolate. Still, I'm not complaining because this was still a great quality bar of chocolate and a much more interesting experience than most bars I've reviewed; I don't think I've ever eaten chocolate so crammed with fresh-tasting ingredients before!
With ChocoMe you can choose your own ingredients to come up with your own customized bar, which I think is a really great idea - it would make a lovely gift for a loved one. If I were to choose one myself I would go for something milder like their milk or white chocolate. Judging by The Review Addict's review of one of their white chocolate bars it's an absolute winner!
Overall I think ChocoMe is a fantastic concept, great quality and I would definitely buy their stuff for a special occasion. Their dark chocolate isn't quite for me, but I would love to give their milk or white chocolate a try.
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*ChocoMe kindly sent me this bar for an honest review and all opinions expressed are my own.