Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Waitrose White Chocolate with Matcha Tea & Pistachio

Waitrose white chocolate with matcha tea and pistachio

All the posh supermarkets seem to be upping their game in the chocolate stakes recently, we've had a boatload of fancy new snacks from M&S, but now Waitrose have stepped into the ring with some new bars in their own label range. The one I went for was this White Chocolate with Matcha Tea & Pistachio, but there's also another new variety that contains Wafer and Caramel - sadly I couldn't try it as it contains gluten :(

Waitrose white chocolate with matcha tea and pistachio

The bar is described as "Roasted Pistachio pieces and green matcha tea in vanilla-rich white chocolate" and cost around £1.60 for an 85g bar. Not bad for posh chocolate!

Waitrose white chocolate with matcha tea and pistachio

It's been years since I've had white chocolate flavoured with green tea, so I was a little weary as to how this might turn out. Thankfully, it was very tasty! The pistachios dominate the flavour, bringing a lovely nutty, almost floral edge to the bar, with the green tea bringing a slightly sharper aftertaste. All of this works very well against the creamy white chocolate, which tastes very good quality and is indeed vanilla-rich.

Overall, this is a good quality, tasty and interesting bar from Waitrose, definitely worth a try if you like unusual combinations!

8 out of 10. 

5 comments:

  1. Which waitrose did you pick this up at? I couldn't find it at the one in Newcastle :( definitely want to give this one a go and the wafer and caramel (sorry, poor you :()

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    1. The one in Eldon Square, near the tills :) They only arrived last week.

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    2. Oooh okay thank you - when I looked in that one I couldn't find it. Maybe I just missed it, I shall have to return.

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  2. I'm wondering if the new "Waitrose 1" packaging design will make a lot of products look identical on the shelves - makes it harder to distinguish between varieties etc?

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    1. It probably will..although I had no trouble spotting the difference between this and the other variety ;) I guess it'll force people to read before they buy.

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